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...]

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...]