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    Far from Hollywood din, New York Film Festival puts focus on quality

    By Patricia Reaney - NEW YORK (Reuters) Cannes has its coveted prizes and Sundance its lucrative deals, but the New York Film Festival, unencumbered by awards or marketing, says its mission is simple: to present the year's best in world cinema. The 52nd annual event, which opens Friday, is for "film lovers of all stripes and levels of knowledge," said its director, Kent Jones. Its 17-day itinerary includes a main slate of 30 feature films and … Read More>>

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    The AJA CION Comes Closer To Joining 4K Game

    Footage Released Gets Rave Reviews By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Back at NAB, AJA introduced their CION 4K professional digital video camera, which looks to be largely aimed at the studio/ENG community. The camera was built around a 4 APS-C Sensor, flanked by a global shutter and an optical low pass filter. But many in the industry were keeping their powder dry until they got a glimpse at some real footage. Well, that's happened a few times … Read More>>

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    RED Shows Off New Touchscreen Monitor At IBC

    By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last weekend at IBC, RED rolled out a pair of new products including a 7-inch touch screen display. Also showcased are two new DSMC Interchangeable Optical Low Pass Filters, including one for Skin Tone-Highlight and one for Low Light Optimized conditions. As RED's first HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1136, the REDTOUCH enjoys improved color accuracy and brightness when shooting on location. … Read More>>

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    Canon Finally Announces The 7D Mk. II

    Dual Digic 6 Processors Drive APS-C Sensor By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The rumors have been flying fast and furious for years, and now, it's time for the Canon 7D Mk. II to come out of the shadows and into the light. And while we were hoping that the 7D Mk. II would go full frame, apparently, Canon has decided to stick with what works. That's not a surprise, but the early word is that in the case of the Mk. II, using a Super 35mm APS-C … Read More>>

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Far from Hollywood din, New York Film Festival puts focus on quality

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By Patricia Reaney - NEW YORK (Reuters) Cannes has its coveted prizes and Sundance its lucrative deals, but the New York Film Festival, unencumbered by awards or marketing, says its mission is simple: to present the year's best in world cinema. The 52nd annual event, which opens Friday, is for … [Read More...]

The AJA CION Comes Closer To Joining 4K Game

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Footage Released Gets Rave Reviews By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Back at NAB, AJA introduced their CION 4K professional digital video camera, which looks to be largely aimed at the studio/ENG community. The camera was built around a 4 APS-C Sensor, flanked by a global shutter and an optical low … [Read More...]

RED Shows Off New Touchscreen Monitor At IBC

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last weekend at IBC, RED rolled out a pair of new products including a 7-inch touch screen display. Also showcased are two new DSMC Interchangeable Optical Low Pass Filters, including one for Skin Tone-Highlight and one for Low Light Optimized … [Read More...]

Canon Finally Announces The 7D Mk. II

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Dual Digic 6 Processors Drive APS-C Sensor By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The rumors have been flying fast and furious for years, and now, it's time for the Canon 7D Mk. II to come out of the shadows and into the light. And while we were hoping that the 7D Mk. II would go full frame, apparently, … [Read More...]

SanDisk Announces Half Terabyte SD Cards For 4K Video

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And it's not cheap By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Geez. It wasn't all that long ago that we were using 128MB SD cards, and they've been getting larger and larger, almost by the minute. And while a 64GB Class 10 SD card has been doing it for must runners and gunners in the DSLR world, with the … [Read More...]

Freefly Responds to Competition, Lowers Pricing on MōVI

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There's no doubt that since Freefly Systems launched their innovative MōVI line of three axis gimbal based stabilizers, competiting companies have been picking away at their marketshare in order to get a piece of the motion cinema pie. And each with varying degrees of … [Read More...]

Atomos Presents Shogun In Time For IBC

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4K External Recorder to ship during Convention By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Atomos has announced that the ultra high definition Shogun 4K External recorder will ship starting at IBC. The new recorder has begun its first production run and pre-orders will be filled through resellers … [Read More...]

Nikon Shows Off D750 At IBC

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Offers tilt screen and WiFi in slimmer body By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Nikon turned heads this week at IBC by introducing the D750, a full frame DSLR which offers an improved 51 point autofocus, tilt LCD screen, and integrated WiFi.  What's attractive, is that it's lighter than its younger … [Read More...]

Blackmagic Announces New Products At IBC, Including PL Mount 4K Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It wouldn't be a technology gathering without Blackmagic setting fire to the showroom floor, with a host of updates and new products that will have everyone talking. And IBC is no different, as Grant Petty and the Blackmagic team announced several new products including … [Read More...]

Sony Set To Announce New 4K XDCAM

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But it's not an FS700 Upgrade By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) This week, SONY gave a sneak peak of a video on YouTube that featured a bunch of indie filmmakers, mostly web video types, but there was some feature shooters as well, who were invited to Sony headquarters to get a peak at what many … [Read More...]

TIFF 2014 Review: Learning To Drive

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Not every movie needs to challenge the filmgoer. Some films are plain fun and other films stir up memories of the past -- Learning To Drive fits firmly in the latter category. The film follows Wendy, a fifty-something New Yorker played by Patricia Clarkson and … [Read More...]

Apple Watch Steals The Show

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iPhone 5 and Above required for use By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As Tim Cook revived Steve Jobs' iconic "one more thing" announcement at today's Apple Event, you can literally feel the electric vibe pulse through the crowd at the Flint Center as everyone knew what was coming. They just didn't … [Read More...]

Pink Floyd co-founder says new ‘Wall’ an anti-war protest film

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By Jeffrey Hodgson - TORONTO (Reuters) Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters says a new movie about his monumental, three-year remounting of the band's famous "The Wall" album should be seen as a protest against the growing spread of armed conflict, rather than just a concert documentary. "Roger … [Read More...]

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