NBC to Stream Super Bowl XLIX

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The catch is, only for Verizon customers, but there are other options By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're going to be stuck at work on Sunday, missing the big game on NBC, don't fret. If you're a Verizon customer and have an iPhone or iPad, you can watch the live stream using Verizon's NFL … [Read more...]

Panasonic Finally Releases Huge Firmware Update For GH4

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If it's Tuesday, than there must be a firmware update available, and this week it comes from Panasonic, which has finally rolled out the firmware release from last year that was pulled for further testing. But the wait has been worth it as the hefty update for both … [Read more...]

Oculus Rift Announces Story Studio Production Team

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Imagine if ARRI decided to open up their own studio and started releasing features. That's what Oculus Rift just did by announcing Oculus Story Studio, a production team dedicated to pushing the envelope on virtual reality and creating original VR movies. And they … [Read more...]

ShotPro App Makes Previs Easy

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The power of mobile apps never ceases to amaze me. There's an app for everything, especially in filmmaking. So when a new previz app came out called ShotPro, I just had to check it out, and it looks pretty darn cool. … [Read more...]

Sundance 2015: Over 35 Movies Filmed With Blackmagic

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Cameras and color correction software show dominance By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Much like the dominance that ARRI enjoyed for the Oscars, Blackmagic Design is enjoying a huge presence at this year's Sundance Film Festival, with 35 films competition that were either shot on Blackmagic Cinema … [Read more...]

Sundance 2015: Vimeo Announces Partnership with Indiegogo

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Exclusive Distribution Arrangement Will Offer Select Film Funding By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There's an old saying that when you're number 2, you try harder. I submit that you try smarter, and this week, the number 2 video streamer and the number 2 crowdfunder have teamed up to do just that. … [Read more...]

Vimeo Opens Custom Video On Demand Portals For Premium Content Creators

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Vimeo has created custom video on demand portals for long form content which could point to a move to get into more streaming television partnerships. And what's interesting about it is, that Vimeo seems to be trying to paint the image that ad supported content is a … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 2.0 Firmware Update

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URSA To Get ProRes 444 in 4K By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic has released Camera 2.0 as a firmware update for their line of HD and 4K cameras. The update adds a host of new 4K features for the Blackmagic URSA camera, including ProRes recording in both 4K and HD, 80 fps options in HD, … [Read more...]

AVID To Give Pro Tools Away For Free

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Lite version will come in time for Ver. 12 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) To celebrate the upcoming release of Pro Tools 12, AVID announced this week that they will be offering a lite version of the popular audio editing software as a free download. Mirroring the strategy that Blackmagic has … [Read more...]

DJI Announces Phantom Trainer Quadcopter

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Different control modes to learn how to fly and do stunts By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Responding to frustrations of Phantom pilots who have crashed their pricey quadcopters while mastering the steep learning curve of learning to fly unmanned aerial vehicles, DJI has announced the new Phantom … [Read more...]

RØDE Introduces New Mics, RØDELink Wireless Audio Transmission System

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In what was dubbed "RØDEShow 2015," RØDE announced three new microphones and a new wireless mic system that promises secure, lossless transmission of audio up to 100 feet away. They also introduced us to three new microphones, including two shotguns for filmmakers, … [Read more...]

Odyssey 7Q Monitor Recorders Get 4K Firmware Update

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ProRes Now records 4K Raw By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Convergent Design has been a bit quiet of late, after releasing their award winning Odyssey 7Q and 7D+ 4K monitor recorders in 2013, it's been spending its time tweaking the firmware and expanding the Odyssey 7's capability in the 4K … [Read more...]

Canon’s Nifty Fifty Has A New Competitor

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YongNuo EF Offers sharp options for even less than Canon By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're a Canon DSLR shooter, you should have a Nifty Fifty lens (50mm prime lens) in that camera bag of yours. That's because even though it's relatively unused by most, the nifty fifty is often the first … [Read more...]

Massive Firmware Update For Samsung NX1 Announced

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Samsung has noticed that filmmakers are beginning to jump on the 4K-capable NX1 bandwagon, and to that end, they've released a huge new firmware update that brings several new ultra high definition cinematic features to the camera. These include free-run timecode, two … [Read more...]

Motion Dogs Announce Low Cost Lenzhound Wireless Follow Focus

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Price is under $400 for unit and controller By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The beauty about the technology 'arms race' that is being waged in our industry is that it drives down the cost of gear, and makes it easier for independents to try cutting edge accessories that can make an on-set … [Read more...]

CES 2015: DJI Announces New Inspire Accessories

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DJI includes handheld camera mounts and support for the Sony α7s By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) This week at CES, DJI showed off a new handheld camera mount that expands the functionality of the Inspire 1's 4K camera. The handheld mount allows users to take off their Inspire 1 camera and gimbal … [Read more...]

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