Datavideo Introduces NightHawk, A Micro Four-Thirds Cinema Camera


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With high profile camera companies making huge announcements, it's easy to suck up all the air in the proverbial room. So when smaller companies come to IBC to make a splash, it becomes somewhat of a ripple on the pond. Euphemisms aside, Datavideo has announced a … [Read more...]

Canon Refreshes DSLR and Mirrorless Offerings with New Cameras


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Canon just announced a trio of new cameras and a lens as a Valentine's day gift to photographers. Two new DSLRs (the 77D and Rebel T7i) and a single new mirrorless camera (the M6) are now up for grabs which includes the EOS 77D, the EOS Rebel T7i, and the EOS … [Read more...]

Nikon Shows Off D750 At IBC


Offers tilt screen and WiFi in slimmer body By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Nikon turned heads this week at IBC by introducing the D750, a full frame DSLR which offers an improved 51 point autofocus, tilt LCD screen, and integrated WiFi.  What's attractive, is that it's lighter than its younger … [Read more...]

Sony’s Affordable XDCAM Is Available Now


PMW-400 Supports 422 and Wireless transmission By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Small market and public access channels now have a more affordable HD option with Sony's new PMW-400 XDCAM. Driven by three-full HD Exmor CMOS Sensors, the XDCAM offers 50 mbps MPEG in 422 and other formats and bit … [Read more...]

Did Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Announcement Scuttle Apple’s March Announcement?

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When Samsung used a bizarre, and some say sexist, Broadway style presentation to announce the Galaxy S4, many believe it scuttled Apple's annual iPad Spring upgrade.   Did Samsung suck up all the tech air in the room, or was Apple's unexpected iPad announcement last … [Read more...]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Becomes Truly Hands Free All the Time

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Navigation of Android OS done by facial recognition and gesture control By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Samsung has really upped the bar with their latest Android smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy S4, which Samsung announced at Radio City Music Hall in New York, has some amazing new software … [Read more...]

New Processor Promises to Rid Cameras of the “Jaggies”


Coach 16 Chip would work with both DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) CSR announced the Coach16 Advanced Digital Camera Processor today with the promise that it would get rid of video jaggies, noise and excessive aliasing. The chip is designed to work in concert with the … [Read more...]

Sony NEX Rumored to be Going Full Frame


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well, it seems the interwebs considers the Sony NEX the flavor of the month.  First we had the story of a shooter who built a RED like rig around an NEX-5, then we had the story of a new hack that will give NEX higher bit rates and even 4:2:2 pull down, and now … [Read more...]

SONY NEX-5 Hacked, Gets Higher Bit Rates


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I don't care about what anything was DESIGNED to do, I care about what it CAN do. - Gene Kranz, Flight Director Apollo 13 That is one of my favorite lines from the movie Apollo 13... it's also a truism uttered by flight director Gene Kranz during the drama of getting … [Read more...]

Shooter Turns SONY NEX-5N Into a “Mini-RED”


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flatter, but I'm pretty certain Jim Jannard won't appreciate the compliment, especially considering the plan to sell them. But that's what a SONY NEX user is doing by calling his converted SONY NEX 5N - a "Mini-RED" rig … [Read more...]

Sony Introduces Palm-Sized HXR-NX30U HD Camcorder With Advanced Image Stabilization

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) On the heels of the announcement of the 4K-ready NEX-FS700, Sony introduces the small, palm-sized HXR-NX30U, featuring advanced image stabilization, full HD resolution at 1920 x 1080, a 1/2.88-inch Exmor CMOS sensor, a Carl Zeiss Vario- Sonnar T* lens and much … [Read more...]