Western Digital Unveils New Hard Disk Drives, Up To 12TB

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Computers have hit a wall when it comes to performance power, prompting PC manufacturers to add multiple processor cores to breach it. Well, a similar barrier has held true with hard drives. With the exception of ultra expensive SSDs, storage capacities on … [Read more...]

FilmConvert Releases RED DRAGON and IPP2 Camera Profile

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) RED is one of the dominant camera manufacturers in Hollywood today. A few months ago, the company released their new IPP2 image pipeline workflow, which covered changes to the firmware, wiring options, and the software. Effectively, they were future proofing the … [Read more...]

Kodak Continues Push to Bring Back Film

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Film has been declared dead so many times that most people think that it's already gone. Don't let that refrain fool you, because it isn't. There are still a few major proponents for the format which include Christopher Nolan, JJ Abrams, and Quentin Tarantino. … [Read more...]

Samsung Shows Off Super Ultra-Wide 32:9 Monitor

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We talk a lot about field monitors and monitor-recorders here, but seldom do we get the chance to look at the latest in desktop monitors. And when you consider how many hours we spend cutting video, color correcting, and even doing visual effects, perhaps we need to … [Read more...]

With New Labs In Major Cities, Kodak Continues Film Comeback

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It seems only yesterday that filmmakers had declared film dead, ruthlessly rendered obsolete by the digital revolution. Kodak was planning a fire sale, and Fuji pulled out of motion picture film altogether. Now it's 2017, and thanks to a dedication from filmmakers … [Read more...]

NAB 2017: FilmConvert Shows Off Upcoming Cinematch App

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There are typically three types of announcements at NAB every year: Brand new products, updates to existing products, and unveiling prototypes. FilmConvert's Cinematch falls under that third category. We've covered FilmConvert quite a bit, as they continually … [Read more...]

NAB 2017: Avid Will Offer Free Version of Media Composer In June

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) With so many non-linear editing suites offering their programs for free, it was just a matter of time before Avid followed suite (no pun intended). At this year's NAB Show 2017, the company announced the new Media Composer | First will be released for free this … [Read more...]

FilmConvert Releases Camera Profile For Panasonic GH5

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The new mirrorless Panasonic GH5 is probably the most anticipated camera of 2017, at least so far. It is capable of shooting 4K in 10-bit 4:2:2 color imaged at 150 MBps, with a frame rate of up to 60 fps on a 20.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor, edge-to-edge. Demand for … [Read more...]

Disney Research Takes Next Step In Streamlined Mo-Cap System

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Motion Capture. It's all the rage these days for big budget films. Without it, Lucasfilm couldn't have virtually brought back Peter Cushing to reprise his role as Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Nor could Benedict Cumberbatch have been the dragon … [Read more...]

Avid Expands Cloud Collaboration and Search for Pro Tools Workflow

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Avid continues to expand the capability of Pro Tools and this time around, they are giving users cloud based collaboration and some times great sound libraries to use. … [Read more...]

Palette: Modular Editing Controller Can Customize Workflow

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Dedicated editing controllers, like a shuttle wheel or button array, can can be very helpful with scrolling through your timeline. But editors and colorists have to settle for how the controller design is laid out, which may not be how they would prefer it. Many are … [Read more...]

NVIDIA To Reveal Lower Cost Titan 4K Video Card At CES

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As we move further towards the standards of ultra high definition, more native 4K hardware will come out to support it. Admittedly, right now a lot of the graphics cards are being driven by the gaming industry, but that's not a bad thing, as post-production can … [Read more...]

FilmConvert Releases Camera Profile For iPhone

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Another FilmConvert profile released, this time for the iPhone and mobile filmmaking By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) If there is one thing I would say is going to bring a new revolution to independent filmmaking, I would say it is using mobile devices as cameras. This has been something that … [Read more...]

mocha Pro 5.2 Streamlines With New Release

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Sometimes when you put out a new version of your software, you do it not because you're innovating, but because you're doing housekeeping in order to pave the way for new features. mocha Pro 5.2 does just that, with overall workflow improvements and some additional … [Read more...]

FilmConvert Releases Camera Profile For GoPro HERO5

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I remember when GoPro popped on the scene and began introducing the world to the action camera. Seeing shots of wingsuit flyers, snowboarders, surfers, and BMX riders doing all kinds of stunts, from previously unknown angles, was a thrill. Since then, the camera … [Read more...]

FilmConvert Releases Camera Profile For Sony FDR-X3000

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) FilmConvert has added yet another camera profile to their color grading and grain application. Sony's newest 4K action camera, the Sony FDR-X3000, is the company's latest entry into the action camera field, and FilmConvert has just released a camera profile for … [Read more...]