Where Can You Fly Drones Legally In Los Angeles?

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With the legal landscape for flying drones becoming more clear with proposed FAA rules, you'd think it'd be easier to know where you can and can't fly and film from the skies? Well sometimes that isn't the case, especially in Los Angeles. But CameraLends, a community … [Read more...]

Virtual Reality: GoPro & Google Want You To Test Their Jump VR 360 Camera Rig

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Joint Project with Google Looking for Filmmakers to Loan to By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Are you looking to get into Virtual Reality? Want to be on the bleeding edge of shooting 360° films? Well, GoPro and Google are looking for "select creatives" to test out their Google Jump VR, their 16 … [Read more...]

FOX Sports Embraces Virtual Reality & Drones For U.S. Open Coverage

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last Winter, ESPN deployed drones for the first time as part of their coverage of the Winter X-Games Aspen, and this weekend, Fox Sports is embracing new technologies as well, but not only getting awesome drone footage, but also using Virtual Reality and 4K cameras in … [Read more...]

Cinedeck Releases 4.5 Update

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Cinedeck has released version 4.5 of its software and announced beta testing for the next version, 4.5.1. In 4.5, users will get File-based insert and assemble edits, 32-channel audio support, and a few other features, while the Beta program of 4.5.1 will be testing … [Read more...]

Atomos Announces 4K Shogun Studio Rack Recorder

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In addition to offering a new bare bones model of their monitor recorders, like the Atomos Shogun, the company has announced a new 4K Rack recorder called Shogun Studio. The rack mounted 3Ru recorders will have 2 channel, dual 7-inch recorder/monitors and playback, a … [Read more...]

SmallHD Adds New Features To 500 Series Monitors

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With their affordable 500 Series field monitors, SmallHD is making inroads into a very competitive category. Going up against notables like Atomos and Convergent Design is a daunting task, but with a new update  to their 501 and 502 field monitors that brings image … [Read more...]

Sony FS700 Price Plummets To $5000!

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) A year after the MSRP on the Sony FS700 dropped to under $6,000, Sony has announced another price drop, bringing the Raw camera down to $4,999 (or $5K in disguise). But users can also add an 18-200mm kit lens for only a few hundred more. And if you add an external … [Read more...]

Atomos Announces Supports For Sony α7R II

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The ink wasn't dry on Sony's announcement of the new α7R II, and Atomos took to the internet to declare that the Atomos Shogun is the ideal companion monitor/recorder for providing what they call an "affordable cinema look" in ProRes for Alpha 7 users. … [Read more...]

Sony Announces 4K Full-Frame, Ultra Slow-Motion RX Cameras With Fixed Lens

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Thursday, we talked about Sony's new α7R II, which brings full frame 4K and SLog-2 to its high-end mirrorless camera line. But while it's still the "alpha" of their camera line (see what I did there), that wasn't all that Sony announced at their camera press … [Read more...]

First 8K Broadcast In U.S. Will Feature FIFA Women’s World Cup

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Super Hi-Vision 8K with 22.2 Surround Sound to Premiere Friday on Fox Studio Lot By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're a soccer fan, you are no doubt following the FIFA scandal pretty closely, especially since it's unfolding around the backdrop of the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada. But … [Read more...]

Sony Announces α7R II With Internal 4K Recording

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Sony has announced the α7R II, a full-frame 4K mirrorless camera that comes with a 42.4 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and up to 40% faster auto focus, plus a five axis image stabilization scheme. But the biggest feature may be its ability to record full-frame 4K internally. … [Read more...]

MUSE Helps You Tell A Better Story

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MUSE offers step by step process, promising stronger arcs By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While we're relatively obsessed with the moving image here at doddleNEWS, the story still is king. If you don't have a compelling story, then all you end up with is a 2-hour Michael Bay-centric journey into … [Read more...]

New Depth Of Field Simulator Teaches The Basics

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Being able to do a dramatic rack focus requires an intimate relationship with your lens' depth of field capability. It's more than just getting sweet bokeh, it's about situation awareness, and understanding where you are visually along the lens' focal length. A new … [Read more...]

Mojo Media Announces TrueBlue Filter For RED Cameras

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Developed in association with Achtel Pty Ltd., Mojo Media announced today the TrueBlue optical filter for the RED EPIC and RED DRAGON platforms. The new filter promises sophisticated optical separation of blue colors, protecting them from color contamination. … [Read more...]

Cine Gear 2015: Wooden Camera Announces ARRI ALEXA Mini Accessories

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of the most interesting companies I saw at NAB last Spring was Wooden Camera. It sounded like a toy company, but it's one of the hottest camera accessory companies right now. The name is actually based on the owner's love of toy cameras when he was a kid, and now … [Read more...]

DJI Wants Your Script and You Could Win A Ronin-M

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Sony α7S also offered as prize for competition By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As a first, DJI is holding an international screenwriting competition in order to mine the best stories and give the filmmakers who write them the tools needed to shoot them. As an incentive, they are offering their … [Read more...]

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