Is The GH5 Having Autofocus Issues? Panasonic Responds [Updated]

Panasonic GH5

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) UPDATE: Panasonic has responded to reports of the GH5 having autofocus issues by enlisting the aid of one of their professional photographers (known as "Luminaries") to deliver a statement: "We recommend to select the 1-area AF in 30p or 60p frame rate for more … [Read more...]

Filmmaking 101: Get A Cinematic Look With Your Smartphone


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Even though it has some street cred with Oscar, Sundance, and even South by Southwest, the iPhone (or mobile smartphones in general) need help to actually get a cinematic image. From professional grade apps that allow for manual settings, to lens additions and other … [Read more...]

PremiumBeat Is Giving Away A Panasonic GH5


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Everyone loves a good contest and currently everyone is in love with the new Panasonic Lumix GH5 camera. So you get a lot of love when you put both of those together. PremiumBeat, a royalty-free music provider, has put together an Indie Filmmaker Prize Pack … [Read more...]

RED Releases New IPP2 Image Processing Pipeline


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) A couple of months ago, RED announced a new image pipeline which they dubbed IPP2. It covered changes to the firmware, wiring options, as well as the software effectively future proofing the platform while the industry moves towards high dynamic range. The new … [Read more...]

Magic Lantern Achieves Super 35mm 4K On The Canon 5D MK. III


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Now I know what you're thinking, this has to be an April Fool's joke. But a1ex assures us they're serious as a heart attack. Magic Lantern has managed to create a 4K spec for the Canon 5D MK. III. And if that's really the case, I wouldn't be selling your rig on eBay … [Read more...]

Report: Apertus AXIOM To Ship By Summer


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We haven't heard from Apertus and Team AXIOM for awhile, as they are deep in the process of bringing their open source 4K camera to the masses. After a successful crowdfunding campaign, a grant fellowship from the European Union, and Magic Lantern joining the team, … [Read more...]

FiLMiC Pro Ver. 6 Includes 4K LOG Mode, Arc Sliders, Focus Peaking And More


Update: FiLMiC Pro ver. 6 is now available. You can grab it on the iTunes Store. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Mobile Filmmakers are about to get a host of new professional features in FiLMiC Pro that will make shooting on a mobile device even more valuable. FiLMiC Pro has been giving us a … [Read more...]

Phantom Flex 4K High Speed Camera Gets Global Shutter

Phantom Flex 4K

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Vision Research, the company behind the Phantom Flex 4K camera, has added a global shutter to its high speed camera rig. Though the Phantom Flex 2.5K version can deliver a jaw dropping 2500 frames per second, the new Flex 4K-GS will be capable of imaging in 4K at … [Read more...]

Demand For The Panasonic GH5 Is So High, It’s On Back Order


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When Panasonic unveiled the GH5 at CES earlier this year, you can bet many DSLR shooters decided to finally make the switch to mirrorless. How do we know that? Well, Panasonic is overwhelmed with orders to the point that the camera is on backorder until manufacturing … [Read more...]

Footage Arrives From Panasonic GH5


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We've seen a few clips of the Panasonic GH5 thanks to documentary filmmaker Griffin Hammond, who was given a pre-release model in order to test it out. But now there's more footage to feast your eyes on, and you can download it to take it for a test run. … [Read more...]

RED Enhances Image Processing In Post Workflow; Helium Sensor Rated Best


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) RED has developed a new image processing workflow for their cameras, future proofing the platform as the film industry moves towards high dynamic range. Dubbed IPP2, the workflow will spread across all cameras, their new HDR displays, software, and firmware. In … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: HDR Is More Important Than Ultra HD Resolution

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Now that we're gradually turning the corner on 4K, there's a new arms race brewing. RED fired the first shot with DRAGON's 6K sensor, and then moved further over the horizon with the 8K Weapon and Helium cameras, and for a source material, that amount of digital real … [Read more...]

AJA Updates Firmware for CION 4K Camera, Adds RovoCam Controller


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) AJA's latest firmware update seeks to shortcomings in the CION's dynamic range by improving the image coming from its 4K APS-C sensor and boosting highlight and shadow detail. But they've also got a nifty new controller app for their RovoCam coming, and they want to … [Read more...]

Filmmaker Releases 8K Footage From RED WEAPON

Image Credit - Phil Holland

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Preparing for what should be leading the trailblazing effort towards 8K cinema, RED got an assist this week as veteran filmmaker Phil Holland released test footage showcasing the detail and dynamic range of the RED WEAPON platform. And it's quite impressive. … [Read more...]

Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K Now Shipping


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well it took a few months longer than we thought, but Blackmagic Design announced today that the 4.6K sensor equipped URSA Mini Cinema Camera, and the Micro Cinema Camera have begin shipping. … [Read more...]

Panasonic Develops New Sensor With 100x Dynamic Range


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Panasonic has developed what they call a "wide dynamic range" sensor that provides over 100 times the dynamic range of today's modern CMOS sensor. How will that affect the way we shoot and see movies? Well, the answer is literally quite colorful. … [Read more...]