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...]

HDR: The Difference Is Visceral, Part 1

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HDR – What’s it all about? (The non-technical version) By Andrew Devis (doddleNEWS) It seems that we’re confronted with the next ‘must have’ technological revolution in TV every couple of years, but as you probably know, many of these ‘wonders’ have ended up as being little more … [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...]

CES 2017: Panasonic Reveals Details on the Long Awaited GH5

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We've been waiting for Panasonic to pull the curtain back on more details for the GH5, and after over three years in development, they've finally given us a look here at CES. And while the GH5 still only shoots in 4K, it has some major league improvements. These … [Read more...]

4K Blu-ray: Has Time Passed It By?

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) CES is right around the corner and with it comes all the gadgets and hardware that electronics companies hope will grab consumers' attention. One of those vying for your dollars will be 4K Blu-ray. But with streaming reaching the 4K summit, has time passed physical … [Read more...]

BBC Previews 4K Support For iPlayer Streaming Video

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As time goes on, we're going to see more streaming in 4K. Netflix blazed the trail two years ago, followed by Amazon Prime, YouTube (in a way, and more recently added HDR) and many others. But now, across the pond, the BBC is offering a free preview of the ultra high … [Read more...]

New Footage of Sony FS II Out of New York

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) On its face, there's not really much difference between the Sony FS7 and its newer cousin, the FS7 II. Both use the same 4K Super 35mm sensor, along with the Sony F5 and F55. It's been Sony's stalwart sensor since 2012. But it has legs, there's no denying that, and … [Read more...]

Atomos: Price Drop On Flame Monitor-Recorders, Plus New Firmware Released

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Atomos has announced a new firmware update which expands Log Support, but that's not the big news. The big news is that they are lowering the price of their Flame line of HDR monitor/recorders just in time for Black Friday. … [Read more...]

YouTube Adds HDR Support

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) First there was 3D. Then 4K. Then came live streaming video, virtual reality and 360° video support wasn't far behind. Now YouTube is going into High Dynamic Range with the launch of a new playlist to show what YouTube plans to do with HDR. And not only RED, but … [Read more...]

Sony Announces FS7 II With HDR Support

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Sony has introduced a new camera, the FS7 II, which includes support for Rec 2020 HDR color. But is it really a new camera? Well, not really, but it's got some new improvements you may want to consider. … [Read more...]

Adobe Reveals More New Video Tools For Creative Cloud

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Adobe Creative Cloud continues to grow, and in this year's Adobe MAX keynote, there comes a new TEAM Cloud collaboration plan. Post-production teams can now work on projects without dedicated hardware, plus giving them version control and conflict resolution. But with … [Read more...]

SmallHD Updates Firmware Expanding into Log And HDR Preview

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It wouldn't be a week here at doddleNEWS without a firmware update, and this time around it's yet another offering from SmallHD, which will bring HDR Preview and an expansion of LOG to their line of production monitors. … [Read more...]