Panasonic’s GH4 YAGH Pro Audio & Video Interface Gets A Price Cut


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When it was first announced, I have to admit, I was stunned by the price of the Panasonic GH4's optional YAGH pro audio and video interface. At $2100, it was nearly $500 more than the GH4 itself. Even though it could record at-bit 4:2:2 with built-in time code, and … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Releases DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta


Changes name of suite to DaVinci Resolve Studio By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Making good on their promise to release the 12th generation of DaVinci Resolve with a full blown non linear editor, Blackmagic released their color correction utility in Beta today and officially crowned it a heavier … [Read more...]

WonderPana GO SuperV Lets You Attach A 77mm Filter To Your GoPro


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) GoPro cameras are the go-to cameras for extreme-action video photography. They're small, light, durable and pretty much automatic with very little fiddling around. Automatic modes on any camera, however, always tend to introduce problems. When shooting in bright … [Read more...]

HDMI 2.0 Will Drive 4K and HDR in the Future


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) 3D. 4K. HFR. 8K in 60p. Increased dynamic range. The cinematic arms race is in full swing and shows no sign of abating. But while developing newer technologies at warp speed is a lot of fun (especially for us technology types to write about it), it also puts greater … [Read more...]

Panasonic Adds More 4K Cameras To With The GX8 & FZ300


By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) With technology getting cheaper and cheaper, more people are looking to make the jump to larger than HD cameras, as their computers and editing applications can easily handle the bigger frame sizes, and the larger file sizes that go along with them. Panasonic will … [Read more...]

RED Cameras Finally Support Still Photo Mode


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) This was a long time coming, but it's finally here as the RED SCARLET and EPIC now support a still photo mode. Their latest firmware update release (v6.0.23) brings a few new features that will allow you to take over 19 megapixel photos with 16.5 stops of dynamic … [Read more...]

Slide-N-Joy Turns Your Laptop Into An Editing Powerhouse

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As laptops like the MacBook Pro continue to get faster and more powerful, it's not uncommon for independents to cut their features on them, especially when they're on location. But a single screen doesn't buy you a lost of real estate. Sure you can get apps that turn … [Read more...]

Cineo Introduces 2nd Generation HS2 Phosphor Technology Light


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Cineo Lighting has released its next generation of their Remote Phosphor Technology lamp. They are one of the few companies that utilize a layer of phosphor substrate overtop in an LED array, in which to produce different kelvin temperatures without flicker. The … [Read more...]

T-Minus: Kickstarter Film Project Looks At Golden Age Of Space Travel


International production harnesses the Internet to produce 35mm film By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There's no denying that the Internet has become a tremendously powerful tool in the world, and no more than in the world of independent filmmaking. Indies can use the Net to raise money, … [Read more...]

E1 Camera Is Essentially A Micro Four Thirds Action Cam


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The GoPro HERO is a must have for any cinematographer's kit right now, since its chief benefit is that you can not only put it anywhere, but because its small footprint, which recently got even smaller. There's also the benefit that it can take a licking... heck, … [Read more...]

NUKE Announces Non-Commercial Visual Effects Competition


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Now that the non-commercial version of the visual effects software NUKE is now free, The Foundry wants to see what the next generation of visual effects artists can do with their software, so they are having a summertime competition with nearly $35,000 in prizes up … [Read more...]

Major League Baseball To Test 8K Cameras This Week

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In the afterglow of the All-Star Game (congrats to the American League BTW), came news that Major League Baseball, in association with Japanese broadcaster NHK, was going to test out 8K cameras for sports broadcasting this week at Yankee stadium with six Ikegami 8K … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: JOBY Action Jib Kit and Pole Pack

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you'd really like to introduce some movement into your shots, but you can afford a swanky Freefly MōVI M5, there's one device you can get for under $100, that can really add some dynamic production value to your images ... it's the JOBY Action Jib Kit and Pole … [Read more...]

RØDE Microphones Honors Top Reel Winners


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) RØDE Microphones yesterday announced the top honors in this year's My RØDE Reel competition. Last week, the Genre Winners were announced, and we showed some examples of their impressive work. So this week, we get to see the cream of the crop, and it's easy to see … [Read more...]

Convergent Design Drops Price Of Odyssey7Q+ SSDs


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Convergent Design has made it a lot cheaper to get into an external monitor/recorder by slashing prices on their Odyssey7Q+ SSD drives by up to 44%. Not only that, but they've also opened up the Odyssey to allow for third party SSD support and has pre-qualified a … [Read more...]

RED’s Jarred Land Leaks Shipping Date For WEAPON Forged With Vista Vision


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) RED's fire chief Jared Land let loose a great tidbit on Facebook today with the hashtags WeaponForged and Shipsin2Weeks. That's right, REDHeads, hinting that development of the 8K Vista Vision WEAPON upgrade is finally finished, you'll be getting your RED … [Read more...]

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