Footage Arrives From Panasonic GH5

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]

RED Weapon Footage Shows Great Dynamic Range

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) RED users are starting to show off some fantastic 8K footage from their Weaponized Epic MG cameras, along with a look at how classic full frame Vista Vision really looks. And I gotta say, it's beautiful.But if you think it's just the next step in ultra high def, … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Shows More URSA Mini Test Footage With 4.6K Sensor

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic is closing out 2015 by not only offering us updates for the Public Beta of Fusion 8 Studio and the 12.2 version of DaVinci Resolve, but they've also given us another peak of the incredible color that the 4.6K sensor can yield inside of the URSA Mini. And … [Read more...]

Apertus AXIOM Releases New 4K Footage

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's a daunting enough task to create a top-of-the-line cinema camera, it's even more challenging to do it in 4K. Add to that doing it open source with crowdfunding, and you've got an Odyssey of cinematic and technological proportions. Such is the case of the Apertus … [Read more...]

RED Posts Test Footage from RAVEN

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It hasn't been that long since RED announced the new budget 4.5k RED Raven camera, and now we have some pretty stunning test footage to show just what kind of images we can expect. And it's a serious visual feast. … [Read more...]

Apertus’ Update On AXIOM 4K Camera Development

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) For those who invested through crowdfunding in the Beta version of the Apertus AXIOM 4K Open source camera, the next step has been reached. With all parts tested and assembly beginning, Apertus has moved tot he next stage, which is encoding and software development … [Read more...]

RED Weapon Pushes Nearly 21 Stops Of Dynamic Range

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The full-frame RED Weapon is definitely the new state-of-the-art. And while it's ultra realistic image could double as a window, what RED fans are also discovering is that the dynamic range is massive, sporting nearly 21 stops! That's not even at 8K! … [Read more...]

iPhone 6S vs. Panasonic GH4, Canon T5i, & Nokia Lumia 1020

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Now that the iPhone 6S has been out for a few weeks, we're starting to see some footage and testing being done by mobile and DSLR filmmakers comparing it to their current rigs to see how it fares. Often, these kinds of tests aren't to see which is the clear winner, … [Read more...]

Flaw Fixes Panasonic GH4 V-Log Workaround

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Things have been relatively quiet for the Panasonic GH4 of late, which you would figure is normal for a camera platform that is this mature in its development cycle. But it all perked up last week, when Panasonic announced a new firmware upgrade that brought V-Log L … [Read more...]

More Footage From The Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Since it was unveiled last Spring at NAB, we've been waiting to get our hands on some footage of the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K. Now it's happened, thanks to a pair of wedding cinematographers who got a hold of a pair of them to shoot a wedding in the Netherlands. And it … [Read more...]