Sony Unveils VENICE, Their New 6K Cinema Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Sony has a new flagship full-frame cinema camera which can provide just a bit more real estate than its Super 35 F65. Officially dubbed VENICE, the camera sports a 36 x 24mm sensor and will no doubt serve as the workhorse of the CineAlta line. Capable of recording … [Read more...]

iPhone Sept 12th Event Official, Apple On Net Neutrality and More

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) This morning Apple sent out media invitations to their Fall event, which is expected to have details on the new 10th Anniversary iPhone 8, as well as a new 4K Apple TV, and other updates. But that isn't the only news coming out of Cupertino... … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: The Fleeting Nature of New Cinema Technology

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Editor's Note: With IMAX cutting 3D showings, it seems right to re-run this article from January 2016. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Ah, technology, so fleeting, with digital pushing advancements at a rapid pace. In the previous century, film lasted us for over 100 years, and although there … [Read more...]

Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy Getting A 4K Remaster

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy will go down as not only one of the best superhero trilogies, but also a cinematic achievement. Grossing billions of dollars worldwide, and earning Heath Ledger a posthumous Oscar for his turn as The Joker, there have been … [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...]

Cine Gear: Panavision Announces New Tools for DXL 8K Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Panavision's Light Iron division is stepping up support for their large format 8K Millennium DXL camera with new tools aimed to give shooters more creative options while filming. From wirelessly controlled lenses, to an HDR-centric OLED Viewfinder and iPhone support, … [Read more...]

NAB 2017: Atomos Unveils 4K60 19-Inch Sumo

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Atomos got ahead of the NAB News Cycle yesterday with the announcement of a huge, 19-inch new 4K external monitor recorder that can wrestle 4K/60 Raw with 10-bit HDR. And they've dubbed it SUMO. … [Read more...]

Panasonic Updates GH5 Firmware, No Autofocus Fix Yet

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As the first part of multiple firmware updates coming this summer, Panasonic has added a few new features to the GH5, plus a couple of bug fixes. But while they have acknowledged a problem with its autofocus, a fix for it is going to have to wait. … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

PremiumBeat Is Giving Away A Panasonic GH5

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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

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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...]

HDR, Part 3: High Dynamic Range Options

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What are the options? By Andrew Devis (doddleNEWS) One of the keys for many players in the broadcast industry is ‘backwards compatibility.’ There are millions of SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) TVs out there so we need to make sure that when we start broadcasting HDR that those with the older … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

HDR, Part 2: We’re Already Capturing It, Plus Nits

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We’re already capturing it! By Andrew Devis (doddleNEWS) The fact is, we’ve been filming HDR (High Dynamic Range) and WCG (Wide Color Gamut) footage for years! The cameras we’ve been using, let alone the new ones that seem to appear every week, have by-and-large been capturing far more … [Read more...]

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...]