RED Donates $700,000 In Camera Gear To USC Film School


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) George Lucas. Rian Johnson. John Milius. Robert Zemeckis. These are just a few of the noteworthy directors who have had an impact on the industry. They also went to USC School of Cinematic Arts. And considering birds of a feather flock together, it's no surprise RED … [Read more...]

Camera Companies Honored at Oscars Science and Technical Awards


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With the Oscar noms out, and the Science and Technical awards having taken place, Oscar season has officially begun, and camera companies like ARRI, RED and Sony were some of the headlining honorees with this year's ceremony. … [Read more...]

RED Enhances Image Processing In Post Workflow; Helium Sensor Rated Best


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...]

Only Days Left to Submit to NYC Drone Film Festival

NYC Drone Film Festival

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Have you produced a short film using a drone for at least half of it? Well, you may want to consider submitting it into the 3rd annual New York City Drone Film Festival. But hurry up, the deadline is fast approaching! … [Read more...]

doddleNEWS’ Holiday Gift Guide 2016 [Updated]


Updated: Final week! There are still deals to be found, and it's not too late! By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There are plenty of deals to be had this Holiday Season, and we've decided to put out just one gift guide for this holiday season, consisting of our favorite products that we've covered … [Read more...]

Filmmaker Compares iPhone 7 To RED Weapon

Image: Parker Walbeck

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Camera to iPhone comparisons. Some love 'em, others hate 'em. But I never dreamed that someone would think to compare an iPhone 7 Plus to RED's Weaponized 6K DRAGON. Can a tiny 4K sensor stand up against the beast? Is it even a fair contest? You may be shocked. … [Read more...]

YouTube Adds HDR Support

YouTube HDR

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...]

Filmmakers Use Drones and MoVI Pro To Light Up Night Skies

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Using drones to get that birds eye view of your scene is now common place in film and TV production, but there's now an emerging technique which seeks to mount LED lights to get the perfect shot of a wider area. And recently, one filmmaking team used a Freefly ALTA … [Read more...]

Panavision to Show Off New DXL Camera and T-Series Lenses At Event


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Boy what a difference a few years make. It was in 2013 that Panavision was on the ropes and courting bankruptcy due to their slow embrace of the digital revolution. After getting a much needed shot in the arm by J.J. Abrams shooting Star Wars on film, the camera … [Read more...]

RED TECH: Learn More About Their Cameras


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) RED Cameras are great, but from what I've heard, many complain about how complicated they can be to operate. So it makes sense that RED would seek to demystify that perception by offering series of videos called RED TECH, released on their YouTube channel, which gives … [Read more...]

RED Adds Two New 8K HELIUM Cameras


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Blazing the cinematic trail has always been the hallmark of RED, and fire chief Jarred Land just relishes the first strike capability he has when it comes to cameras. Now he's turned the industry upside down again, announcing that HELIUM is shipping … [Read more...]

RED’S 8K Helium Gets Pushed To Its Limits

Comparisons of Helium and DRAGON

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When RED sold out of their first round of Helium 8K Cinema Cameras in less than a half hour, we knew it would be only a matter of time before we'd start getting some footage. We got a short film when Jarred Land gave his personal Helium to a 19-year-old filmmaker, … [Read more...]

IBC 2016: Leica Previews New Super Fast Primes


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Earlier this week at IBC, we saw new lenses from Sigma and Angénieux that are sure to grab filmmakers' attention. But if you're looking to up your game to the next level, it's kinda hard not to want to grab one of these new Leica super fast primes. … [Read more...]

Bayhem: Michael Bay’s RED Helium 8K Camera Makes Us Green With Envy


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As Michael Bay continues to shoot the fifth installment of the Transformer's saga, The Last Knight, the awesome director has taken some time off to shoot a Victoria Secret ad, and to show everyone his new RED Helium 8K camera, affectionately known as "Bayhem." And … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: HDR Is More Important Than Ultra HD Resolution

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Now that we're gradually turning the corner on 4K, there's a new arms race brewing. RED fired the first shot with DRAGON's 6K sensor, and then moved further over the horizon with the 8K Weapon and Helium cameras, and for a source material, that amount of digital real … [Read more...]

Sony Launches X-OCN Raw Codec To Compete With RED RAW


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We all know how the faithful at RED love to use the RED RAW R3D codec to capture the most detail and image information as possible, without having to break the bank with an uncompressed data file. Now Sony wants in on that action, so they've created their own … [Read more...]