Doddle’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide – Drones


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The Holidays are coming, and doddleNEWS is here to help you get a leg up on shopping with our annual Holiday Gift Guides! The Guides this year will feature special gifts for virtual reality (click here), mobile filmmaking (click here), and other great gifts for your … [Read more...]

Holiday Bundle From MacVideo: Boris Graffiti, Others 80% Off!


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Just after Thanksgiving we see some pretty insane sales on gifts, thanks to two words ... Black Friday. And for the holidays, MacVideo Promo is getting insane with a deal on a trio of software apps and service that users can add to their quivers, including Boris … [Read more...]

Doddle’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide – Mobile Filmmaking Apps


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's that time of year. Time for doddleNEWS' Holiday Gift Guide series for 2015. Just like last year, we're going to start off with mobile filmmaking apps. With the release of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, filmmakers now have 4K right out of the box, and the 6S Plus … [Read more...]

Tascam DR-701D: 6-Track Field Recorder For DSLR

Tascam DR-701D

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) With the advent of DSLRs for video, and now phone cameras that can shoot up to 4K video, filmmakers have been given a revolutionary tool for low budget movie making. Field recorders, however, haven't really kept up all that well. One of the major players in the … [Read more...]

Amazon Announces Cloud-Based Screenwriting App

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you want to build a cache of original content for your Prime members to enjoy, you can go the traditional Hollywood method, or you can go see what else is out there and help them grow into the role. That's what Amazon Studios has been doing, working to make it … [Read more...]

Pond5’s Photobomb Contest: Win A DJI Drone!

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Want a DJI Drone of your very own? Sure you could just go out and buy one but wouldn't it be way more fun to goof around in Photoshop and win one? That's exactly what Pond5 is offering with their new Photobomb Contest! The rules are pretty simple, per … [Read more...]

New Case Takes GoPro Beyond Its Battery & Storage Limitations


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It seems like almost everyone, from filmmakers to the average consumer, has a GoPro in their toolkit. That also means that they have a bunch of extra batteries and microSD cards, and while the HERO is amazing in its small form highly mobile performance, it doesn't … [Read more...]

Convergent Announces Apollo: Mobile MultiCam Switcher Recorder


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you're broadcasting a local high school football game or a wedding you're definitely going to want to have multiple cameras for differing viewpoints. But how to switch them without investing a hundred thousand in a camera van? Well, Convergent Design has come … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Polar Pro Filter Three Pack For GoPro

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Shooting with a GoPro can give you some really great shots, no doubt. But if you really want to amp up your visuals, you may want to consider getting some filters to cut down on the glare and bring out the colors you see. So when Polar Pro put out their GoPro Edition … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Design Releases DaVinci Resolve 12.1

DaVinci Resolve 12.1

By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic Design has released DaVinci Resolve 12.1 and DaVinci Resolve Studio 12.1. What’s new? Let’s take a look. It is no secret that I like Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve. So when a point-one update comes out that includes new features, I like to go … [Read more...]

Adobe’s Creative Apps For Apple’s iPad Pro, iPhone


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Apple and Adobe are sort of rivals when it comes to post-production... at least they were. But in the post-PC era, Apple is looking to team up with Adobe and create a new mobile workflow centered around Apple's new iPad Pro tablet for creatives. And it's starting to … [Read more...]

NY Times Partners With Google For Virtual Reality News Coverage

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Beginning with last Sunday's hard paper edition of the New York Times, readers were given a peak at what may be the future of news ... virtual reality.  Announcing a partnership with Google, who is providing a million Cardboard VR viewers, the Gray Old Lady released … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Lowers Price of Mini Converter


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you need to convert old archival footage, convert PAL footage to NTSC or vice-versa, Blackmagic has the right tool for you. The Blackmagic Mini Converter UpDownCross, allows for converting resolutions up and down, and even across to other video formats. And it … [Read more...]

Project Greenlight Digital Studios Begins First Web Series Contest


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Project Greenlight, that reality TV series and filmmaking competition by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, is moving to the web with a competition that will give independent filmmakers a chance at $25,000 to make their web series. But you have to act quick to pitch your … [Read more...]

New, Easy-To-Fly Drone: Yuneec Typhoon Q500


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We all saw the gorgeous live streamed 4K image that the DJI Phantom 3 showed as it flew away from a Singapore high rise at 2 am, during DJI's live announcement stream. It was stunning. To be able to live broadcast 4K images to the Internet from your drone was surely a … [Read more...]

Lytro Immerge: Interactive VR Video Capture Camera Is Insane!

The Lytro Immerge

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The next step in Virtual Reality recording technology is here with the Lytro Immerge, and it's an extraordinary leap forward. Lytro made a splash with its small rectangular camera, sporting an image sensor that could capture the color, intensity, and direction of … [Read more...]