Resellers Offering Instant Rebate On Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

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by Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Interested in Blackmagic Design's 4K Production camera? From now until Sept. 5, 2014, there is a $500 instant rebate. This effectively drops the price from $2995 down to $2495. However, there is a caveat. Like the sale on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera over the … [Read more...]

Is San Diego On The Verge Of Losing Comic-Con?

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Deal through 2016 with Improvements to Convention Center Has Fallen Short By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Two years ago, in a feverish effort to keep it's most popular citywide event in town, San Diego made a deal with Comic-Con International to keep the annual geek confab until 2016. There was, … [Read more...]

Red Giant Releases Primatte Keyer Version 5.1

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Red Giant has released Primatte Keyer 5.1, their chromakeying software. The biggest change for this release? It is available for more applications. Earlier versions worked with Adobe After Effects, Avid, and Apple's Final Cut Pro. Primatte Keyer 5.1 adds Apple's … [Read more...]

Aero Mock-Ups Inc. Announces Its First Standing Airline Interior Set In New York

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Aero Mock-Ups Inc. Announces its first standing airline interior set in New York North Hollywood, CA. Aero Mock-Ups has supplied realistic and camera-ready cockpits and aircraft cabin interiors to the entertainment industry since 1988. Aero Mock-Ups’ newest airline interior set is now … [Read more...]

FilmConvert Releases Updates and Camera Profiles

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Including profiles for the Panasonic GH4 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Looks like this is update Tuesday, for sure. FilmConvert has announced new updates for their plug-ins that provide, among other things, support for the Panasonic GH4, and updated plugins for the Avid Media Composer, Final … [Read more...]

NAB 2014: Blackmagic Announces DaVinci Resolve 11, Now Full-Featured Editor

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Major update dramatically improves online editing features, adds new photographer friendly color correction tools, on set media management and much more! By doddleNEWS NAB 2014, Las Vegas, USA - April 7, 2014 - Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 11, a major upgrade with over … [Read more...]

NAB 2014: DJI Announces Its First Handheld Camera Stabilizer, The DJI Ronin

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DJI, a global leader in aerial photography and cinematographers platforms, today announced the release of its first handheld camera stabilizer – the DJI Ronin. The DJI Ronin is designed to create smooth video while retaining control over camera movements for any camera and lens combination – … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Announces 4K Camera is Shipping, For $1000 Less!

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There is nothing better than getting an email from Blackmagic that their long awaited Production Camera 4K is ready to ship... And for an incredible $1000 less than expected! WHAT?! … [Read more...]

Doritos’ 2014 Crash the Super Bowl Contest is Going to be Marvelous

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$1 Million price plus a gig with Marvel By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The 2014 Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest is in full swing and this year has a most decidedly "marvelous" grand prize ... $1 Million cash, a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII and a gig working on the crew of Marvel's The … [Read more...]

Canon Updates C100 with Dual Pixel AF

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Sensor upgrade brings continuous autofocus comes to digital cinema platform By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Canon has announced that beginning in February of 2014, all Canon C100 digital cinema cameras will become eligible for a sensor upgrade that will bring dual pixel autofocus to the platform. … [Read more...]

Schneider Optics Filter Clears Up Problems For Time-Lapse Artist

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) San Francisco is the ultimate movie set, from Steve McQueen's car chase classic Bullet (1968) to Woody Allen's latest Blue Jasmine (2013). However, one aesthetic drawback which comes with the fantastic scenery is the blanket of fog which often engulfs the Californian … [Read more...]

Litepanels Get Up Close and Personal on Chicago Fire

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Hand held LED lights go wherever you need them. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Although much of the action is supplemented by special effects, shooting the intense fire scenes of NBCs hit series Chicago Fire require some tricky lighting, especially when the stars of the show are hidden behind … [Read more...]

FX Show Wilfred First To Use New Litepanels Sola 12

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The Litepanels Sola 12 makes its way onto the set of Wilfred By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The world of U.S. television drama is highly competitive. Unsurprisingly, shows are always looking at new technologies which could give them an extra edge. FX comedy series Wilfred, starring Elijah Wood … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Unveils a Ton of New Products at IBC

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All designed to futureproof 4k Production By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic Design unveiled nine new products today at IBC in Amsterdam, most of which are designed to support the Blackmagic 4 Cinema Camera once it comes out and include software updates and new hardware announcements of … [Read more...]

Focus on Social Media Can Be Key for Filmmakers

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Tips on how a social media campaign can boost marketing your film By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I know we've talked about it before, but it bears repeating... Social Media is vital to your film project and your career. We've all been taught that marketing your film can take as much effort (and … [Read more...]

Get Revved Up For ‘Fone It In’ Smartphone Film Festival

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The impact that smartphones have had upon independent filmmaking is fairly astounding. Now, the cell phone genre is getting its very own festival, cleverly titled, Fone It In, thanks to Entertainment training company, Rev Up Transmedia. Not only are Rev Up … [Read more...]

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