IBC Day One: Gear and Software Take Center Stage

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) IBC 2017 is in full swing and with it, we’re starting to get a host of announcements for cool new tools and updates that will make our filming and post production lives much easier. Adobe was first out of the gate announcing their 2018 Creative Cloud Update. … [Read more...]

Canon C200 To Get Firmware Update, But No 10-Bit Recording

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Canon is already planning improvements for the next firmware update to its new C200 cinema camera. But shooters who were excited for this mid-level rig will find it to be a bit lacking, and not only that, they'll likely scratch their heads and wonder what's the … [Read more...]

Did Nikon Accidentally Leak Its Own D850 Spec Sheet?

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Rumors are rumors. And technically, the supposed leaked spec sheet for the Nikon D850 is a rumor. But when the leak comes from what looks like an official Nikon slide presentation for the camera, can you really take it with a grain of salt? Because the specs look … [Read more...]

Nikon Teases The D850 With 8K Time-Lapse Feature

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One way for Nikon to celebrate their 100th anniversary is to leapfrog over the very conservative design offerings from Canon. But how does a struggling company do that? Well, you could offer features that Lake Success wouldn't even dream of putting in a consumer-grade … [Read more...]

Canon Unveils The Full-Frame 6D MK. II, Entry-Level SL2

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We've been waiting for weeks to know what was under the hood in the second generation of Canon's 6D camera, and now the full-frame 6D MK. II is finally here, along with the entry-level Canon SL2. But after five years since the 6D line was introduced, is this next gen, … [Read more...]

What The Latest Magic Lantern Hack Can Do For Your Canon Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) These days, we only hear from @1ex and his team at Magic Lantern when there's an unexpected breakthrough. This is due to their partnership with Apertus to develop the color science for the AXIOM 4K camera. But mostly, the firmware hack has matured to the point … [Read more...]

VidCon 2017: Google VR180, Cameras, Drones, and More

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Walking through the halls of the Anaheim Convention Center in California to cover my first VidCon, the official fan fest for online content creators and their fans, I was immediately struck by its dichotomy. It's essentially NAB meets Comic-Con, with a fan floor, and … [Read more...]

Camera Assistant Tool Arsenal Will Automatically Compose Perfect Shot

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Every year, there seems to be a new tool helping photographers take better images. A device is now making the rounds that will help shutterbugs take even better photographs, and it's called Arsenal. Arsenal was developed by computer science engineer Ryan … [Read more...]

Canon Poised To Announce 6D MK. II Sooner: End Of June

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Coming just before the end of June, Canon is set to announce the EOS 6D MK. II sooner than expected, with promises a new sensor, but sadly, not an upgrade to 4K video. … [Read more...]

Sigma and Samyang Announce New Lenses

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Who doesn't love new glass? Sigma and Samyang have both launched two brand new lenses. Even better, both of them come with very attractive price points for the budget conscious independent filmmaker. Samyang has just added a 35mm F2.8 lens to its autofocus … [Read more...]

Microsoft Develops Curved Camera Sensor

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of the epic stories about the Hubble Space Telescope was that when it got up to earth orbit, it couldn't take a single picture in focus. NASA had to develop a fix that could be done in space by creating a smaller mirror that would reflect the flaw's mirror image, … [Read more...]

Cine Gear 2017: Canon Kicks Off With C200 Announcement

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) On the eve of Cine Gear, when everyone is talking about RED's central presence, Canon decided to turn heads with the expected announcement of the Cinema EOS C200. We knew it was coming, but one, we were guessing it could debut at Cine Gear, and two, we didn't know … [Read more...]

Cine Gear 2017 Preview: RED, Panasonic, and More

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Next week is the summer kick-off, and with it comes Cine Gear, and with RED putting their eggs in the local basket and headlining the four day event at Paramount Studios, it could become the new must attend professional gear conference. … [Read more...]

Rumor: Canon Set To Launch C200 4K Cinema Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If a rumor turns out to be true, then Canon is planning on a very busy summer. First we reported yesterday that a Canon EOS 6D MK. II could be making its way into the market by August, and now a long running rumor of a new Canon C200 to replace the C100 MK. II has … [Read more...]

Canon 6D MK. II Rumored For July Announcement

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Canon is believed to be getting ready to announce the second generation full-frame 6D camera in July, but what can we expect? Will it be just another marginal 'fins update,' or will it be brought into the realm of 4K to the delight of filmmakers? … [Read more...]

NAB Roundup Day 0: GoPro, Canon, and Lenses From Sigma and Cooke

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Day Zero? Yes. That's right. There's so much NAB news breaking in the run up to the annual pro confab in Sin City, that we have to start a few days early to give you all the breaking news. What is so important that it can't wait until Monday to get started? Well, … [Read more...]