Canon 5D MK IV Specifications Leak Out Onto The Net [Updated]

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UPDATE (08/18/2016): Another spec leak which includes images of the camera have surfaced. GPS and WiFi have been confirmed along with a 30.4mp sensor.  The FPS rate we reported is correct but now we know it will also be 4:2:2 with 8bit 500mbps MJPEG. Finally, the camera will have an ISO of 100 to … [Read more...]

On Eve of NAB, Rumors Of Canon 5D MK IV With 4K Still Linger

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While Canon gave a sneak peak of a consumer grade 4K mega zoom last week, rumors are still flying fast and  loose that the camera company will launch a 4K 5D MK IV later this year. I'm not so sure about that since Canon has dropped the price of the EOS C500 recently, … [Read more...]

Shane Hurlbut Looks Back On Filming Act Of Valor

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Movie shot on DSLRs with real bullets is a valuable case study By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Speaking at an Adobe event on tips and tricks, Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut took a look back recently on the film Act of Valor, which he shot using the Canon 5D Mk. II almost exclusively. The film was … [Read more...]

Filmmaker Vincent Laforet Goes On Directing Tour

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Directing with Motion Tour receives rave reviews By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Back in January, DSLR trailblazer Vincent Laforet was enjoying a dune buggy vacation, when tragedy struck and he ended up with an arm broken in six places. Ouch. And it would force just about any runner and gunner to … [Read more...]

Win a GoPro Hero 3+ from Hurlbut Visuals

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Announces Illuminati Membership Giving Users Inside Set Access By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When Shane Hurlbut launched his website four years ago, he had just wrapped shooting the first feature film ever to use a DSLR for filming... Act of Valor. To celebrate, Shane had a contest to give away … [Read more...]

Picture Settings on DSLRs Can Affect Color Grading in Post

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There's a nifty video online that outlines the different color settings on the Canon DSLR, and it points out how some of the color styles could make your image flatter and make your color grading a bit problematic. … [Read more...]

iStopMotion Now Supports Canon Live View

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're a stop motion artist or looking to delve into that artform, Boinx iStopMotion is a brilliant app that you can use to make everything from full on features to basic animatics for even making your live action film.  But up until now, it has only had limited … [Read more...]

Filmmaker Sells His RED, “Downgrades” to Canon C100

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By James DeRuvo  (doddleNEWS) If you've read about cameras on here for very long, you know we're all about the latest and greatest. What's going to push the edge of the envelope. But we've also tried to ask the question... is that new advancement really needed, and is it worth the extra costs? … [Read more...]

National Geographic to Bring Act of Valor to TV

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Scripted Drama Series to be Documentary Channel's First By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The National Geographic Channel is making it's first foray into scripted TV drama with a TV series based on the ground-breaking military film Act of Valor. The series, based on special operators of the Navy … [Read more...]

Magic Lantern Brings Dual ISO to 5D Mk. II and 6D

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Hack brings 14 stops of dynamic range to pair of DSLRs by James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) A few weeks ago, Magic Lantern announced a cool hack on the Canon 5D Mk. III through a technique called "dual-ISO sampling," which has half the sensor sample at 100 and the other half sample at 1600. The … [Read more...]

Nikon Quietly Getting Some Love in Hollywood

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Nikon D800 Being used on Dexter and other TV series By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With Canon DSLRs getting all the press for their cinematic chops, Nikon often gets overlooked.  For instance, it wasn't the Canon 5D Mk. II that brought HD video to DSLRs, it was the Nikon D90. But when Vince … [Read more...]

Lens Authority Launches As Used Equipment Portal

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Online site seeks to sell off rental inventory By JamesDeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It started with one man and about $5,000.  Seven years later, LensRentals.com has expanded to a staff of over 40 and annual rental sales over $13 million. Now, the filmmaking and photography website wants to expand … [Read more...]

Raw Shooter Advises Patience with Magic Lantern Workflow

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There's an emerging workflow for Magic Lantern Raw that kinda reminds me of dipping easter eggs in various colors to get the look you want. And according to one shooter, when it comes to using the venerable Canon 5D Mk. II with Raw, the workflow is an exercise in … [Read more...]

Magic Lantern Raw – How Canon Cameras Perform

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Chart shows what can and cannot be done with hack By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're like me, you've been looking every day for the latest information coming out of Magic Lantern, and hoping that you'll be able to drop the firmware hack onto your media card and experience some Raw love. … [Read more...]

As Magic Lantern Raw Gets More Refined, Will Users Wait to Upgrade?

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Some users canceling new camera orders By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS I have to say, there's some downright gorgeous video coming from early adopters who are acting as Alpha testers for the new Magic Lantern Raw build. In a few short weeks, we've gone from dropped frames with no audio and a few … [Read more...]

Magic Lantern Unlocks RAW Video for Canon DSLRs

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14 bit DNG stream provides 2K potential By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Canon is going to hate this. It was bad enough that Magic Lantern announced it on the same day that Canon announced the release of a new firmware update for the 5D Mk. III. But the rocket scientists at Magic Lantern may have … [Read more...]