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...]

DJI Upgrades Osmo Gimbal With More Features


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) After they introduced the new Zenmuse Z3 drone camera, you had to know an upgrade to the DJI Osmo was coming, and DJI has beefed up the handheld camera gimbal with a range of new features including better control and zoom capabilities. But it isn't exactly with the … [Read more...]

Updated: Apple Sends Out Invites For iPhone 7 Event On September 7th

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) UPDATE: Apple has sent out invitations to their September 7th announcement event, not September 9th. As is always the case, we'll try and read the tea leaves to see if there's any hints in it. What do you see there? Well, I see what could be BOKEH. And that leads … [Read more...]

Tilt-Shift Coming to Video With Lensbaby Movie Maker Kit II


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) A few years ago Lensbaby released a series of lenses that were curated for filmmakers called the Movie Maker Kit, which offered soft-focus, fish-eye, and other effects lenses for video. Now they've finally put together a sequel with the Movie Maker Kit II, which … [Read more...]

Rumored Panasonic GH5 Specs Leaked, Still 4K

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well that didn't take long. Almost as if Panasonic wanted to steal Canon's thunder. But the rumored specs for the Panasonic GH5 have allegedly leaked onto the Internet and although it isn't going beyond 4K as previously thought, it is bringing 10-bit 4:2:2 … [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...]

Rotolight Anova PRO Introduces Revolutionary Visual Lighting Effects

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) British LED lighting manufacturer Rotolight has just announced the revolutionary new LED light called the Anova PRO. The feature set on this light is pretty breathtaking, and should save filmmakers, videographers, photographers, and cinematographers time and … [Read more...]

New SmallHD Firmware For Entire Production Monitor Line


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) SmallHD's line of production monitors is getting an update that will expand their capabilities with HDR, as well as streamlining overall architecture other housekeeping functions. Those filming in LOG won't be left out in the cold now, either. … [Read more...]

Sony Debuts The New HXR-NX5R Camcorder


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sony has announced a new camcorder in its NXCAM product line with the HXR-NX5R. The full HD (1080p) camera is primarily positioned for journalists, documentarians, webcasters, and professionals. It features enhancements and upgrades over its predecessors, which … [Read more...]

Canon Announces EOS 5D Mark IV 4K DSLR


Update: We've added videos towards the end of the article. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Finally. It was generally considered vaporware for the last two years, and in doubt once the 5D S/R series came out, and now, the long awaited 5D Mark IV has been announced. And it finally has 4K and a … [Read more...]

FilmConvert Adds Zenmuse X5 Drone Camera Profile


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) FilmConvert is adding new camera profiles practically faster than the cameras themselves can be made. This time around it's DJI's latest micro four thirds drone camera, the Zenmuse X5. … [Read more...]

Character Animator Goes Live With New Adobe Creative Cloud Update


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) For their summer update, Adobe has quietly rolled out a bevy of new features to Creative Cloud that they promise will "take your creativity to the next level." Most of these updates were previewed last Spring at NAB and applications like Adobe Character Animator are … [Read more...]

‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ Shot In 4K & HFR, Will Debut At New York Film Fest

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Ang Lee's new drama Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, filmed at 120 frames per second in ultra high definition, will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on October 14. An adaptation of a Ben Fountain novel, the story centers on an Iraq war veteran … [Read more...]

CineChopper University’s Free Webinar On New FAA Drone Regulations


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The new FAA Rules have us all thinking about how we can best fly our drones and still get the best aerial shots possible, while at the same time not land in hot water with local authorities. But many may be operating according to their own rules or a misunderstanding … [Read more...]

NewBlueFX Announces Fastest Color Correction Plugin ColorFast 2


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Color correction has become one of the most important processes in modern filmmaking. Grading the image in post-production gives filmmakers the flexibility to create atmosphere, or give subtle subconscious cues to the audience. It can also be a slow, tedious … [Read more...]

PlayOn Creates Streaming Media Offline Recorder


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In that brief, ungainly time between DVRs and Streaming media boxes, like the Apple TV and the Roku, the only way that people could stream movies and TV was directly from a website, or via download. PlayOn was created to create a kind of media hub with software that … [Read more...]