Video: Final Cut Pro 10.2, Motion 5.2, and Compressor 4.2

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By Heath McKnight Our friends Steve Martin and Mark Spencer have a great new video that goes over all the terrific new features in Final Cut Pro 10.2, Motion 5.2, and Compressor 4.2, all updated last week as NAB 2015 kicked off. Take a look at what's new in Apple's NLE: Special thanks to … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: CoreMelt TrackX and SliceX Updates

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) While I am not a user of Final Cut Pro X, but I am a huge fan of Roger Bolton and CoreMelt. They have been making plug-ins for Final Cut Pro for years now (back to the pre-7 days), and Roger is back at NAB 2015 showing off the newest update to his CoreMelt … [Read more...]

Streambox Announces Low Latency Live Streaming For Drones

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HD Video can be sent online via 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Drones are a major new tool in the arsenal of filmmakers. Between the major announcements at NAB, along with 3DR and others. And don't forget the major introduction to the DJI Phantom 3 -- many were stunned by the … [Read more...]

Aspect Ratio Templates Made Available For Ultra High Definition Projects

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Aspect ratio templates for cameras going all the way to 6K By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Digital cinema has been progressing so fast, it's almost feels like 1080p is the 8-track tape of cinema formats. It just seems like yesterday that we were making the jump to HD, and 720p was the thing for … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: Killer Tracks

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe At NAB 2015, there are always a huge amount of stock music companies, and Killer Tracks is always leading the way, right in the center of the lower south hall. I guess the big question is, what does a "simple" stock music company have to offer every year, that would make … [Read more...]

Low-Cost Carbon Fiber Jibs Pop Up On eBay

A carbon fiber jib arm for under $200?

Another budget rig from China could change the game By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) China seems to be going after the Independent filmmaker in a huge way. All you need to do is swing by eBay or Amazon and you'll find a whole host of products that cost a mere fraction of the real deal. From 3-axis … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: Frame.io & Wipster, Cloud-Based Production Management Services For Collaboration

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) You are probably familiar with Adobe Anywhere and Avid Everywhere, which use the power of the Cloud to manage production and collaborate all over the world. But those two 800 pound gorillas aren't the only services in the online collaboration game. Last week at NAB, … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: Editors Keys’ New Backlit Editing Keyboard

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) If you were at Avid Connect, part of NAB 2015, then you probably got a chance to check out a great new product specifically for editors, and I'm talking about Editors Keys' new Backlit editing keyboard. Now, Editors Keys is no stranger to making keyboards for … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: Telestream Announces Episode 6.5

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) Telestream always has a big presence at NAB, and 2015 was no different. Most people only see the big-ticket items that they are promoting, like Vantage, but they were also promoting Vantage's smaller sibling, Episode, with a new update that adds new … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: Atomos Introduces Bare Bones Versions Of Their Product Line

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) You always hear me talk about Blackmagic Design being the "darling" of NAB, but this year, Atomos is giving them a run for their money. Their booth this year was packed. Why? Because Atomos makes really cool products, including the Shogun display/recorder. One … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: A Look At Zoom’s 8-Track Field Recorder

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Zoom is a company that primarily services the music industry but was co-opted by the film industry right at the beginning of the DSLR revolution. The Zoom H4n became a work-around the fact that DSLRs did not come with XRL inputs (balanced or otherwise), or the … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: Tiffen Releases New DFX Digital Filter Suite

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Tiffen Company introduced a new fourth version of their Tiffen DFX digital filter suite this week at NAB 2015. The suite has won multiple awards, and this brand new version introduces brand new filters, processes, and tools, while also introducing improvements … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: Blackmagic Announces DaVinci Resolve 12, Fusion 8 For Mac

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) The one booth that's always slammed every year is the Blackmagic Design booth. This year, along with releasing new cameras, Blackmagic is also showing off a new version of DaVinci Resolve as well as the Mac version of Fusion. As soon as I saw Resolve, I … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: ABC & Disney To Revolutionize TV, Goes Completely Cloud-Based

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It was only a matter of time before television started moving from a hardware/SDI based infrastructure to a software based IP and cloud one. This year at NAB Show 2015, Disney / ABC Television Group revealed a collaboration with Imagine Communications to move its … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: AJA Offers To Lend Filmmakers CION Camera For Free

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) AJA made the leap to cinema cameras last year at NAB 2014 with its CION camera, a solid 4K camera, whose firmware was updated for this year's conference. One of my favorite features of this camera is the ability to wirelessly connect several cameras to a Macbook, … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: Avid Releases New Hardware, Software Solutions

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Avid has been fighting to retake ground lost to more affordable media software solutions. Media Composer is still the standard when it comes to major Hollywood films, but lagged behind in certain innovations. Let's be honest here, and reflect on the fact that the … [Read more...]

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