Blackmagic Announces Teranex Firmware Update


Offers centralized control over all conversions By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic Design is giving Teranex users an early present for the holidays, with an update that offers centralized control of all features, plus new 12G-SDI to Quad 3G-SDI conversions up to 2160p60 on Teranex … [Read more...]

Doddle’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide – Mobile Filmmaking Apps

Vizzywig 4K app

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's that time of year. Time for doddleNEWS' Holiday Gift Guide series for 2014. This year, we're going to start off with mobile filmmaking apps. These apps that can help your budding filmmakers to up their game and to improve the quality of their filmmaking in the … [Read more...]

Disney Creates Cutting Edge HDR Video Technique


Disney Research's SpatioTemporal Filtering used to produce video footage of high dynamic range By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of the things that the digital age suffers from is noise from low light, and loss of detail from bright light, especially when going from one to the other, or a mix … [Read more...]

MoviePro App Turns The iPhone 6 Into A 3K Video Beast


Triples bit rates up to 50MBPS for HD By James DeRuvo doddleNEWS) It's not the first app to claim the iPhone can shoot ultra high definition (both Ultrakam's Vizzywig 4K and FiLMiC Pro can record up to 4K and 2K, respectively), but it is the latest, and it's called MoviePro. So while apps are … [Read more...]

Element 3D Goes On Sale At Video Copilot


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The great equalizers in the film industry have been the digital camera and the personal computer. And while companies like Blackmagic, Panasonic, GoPro, and even Canon, ruling the roost for digital cameras, when it comes to work being done on the personal computer, … [Read more...]

The HEXO+ Drone Offers A Killer ‘Follow Me’ Feature

HEXO+ flight

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I have to admit, when it comes to flying my quadcopter, my son is a much better drone pilot than I am. Chalk it up to growing up in the age of video games, but if I didn't have him to do my aerial camera movement, I'd be doomed. Unless, of course, I get a HEXO+. This … [Read more...]

Polar Pro Announces PowerPole For GoPro


Battery powered for longer GoPro life By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Winter is arriving with a vengeance in some locations in the U.S., and extreme athletes are stocking up on additional batteries for their GoPro HERO cameras, so they can get some great shots shredding the snow. But the downside … [Read more...]

The Aries Blackbird X10 Drone Debuts For Aerial Cinematographers

aries blackbird

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The quadcopter category is exploding faster than when Freefly announced the MōVI, and seemingly overnight there were dozens of competitors. It kind of makes sense too. With the FAA testing new rules and allowing for a small segment of professionals to engage in … [Read more...]

DJI Holds Training For New Quadcopter Pilots

DJI Drone Pilot Training

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With news that the FAA is developing new rules to govern the use of drones (aka quadcopters), and the rumors that they want operators to be licensed private pilots, training for remotely piloted vehicles is going to be extremely important in the new year. Flight can … [Read more...]

MacVideo Promo Bundles Suite Of Post-Production Apps


Boris Continuum Particles and other apps included By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Although Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, the sales continue, as MacVideo Promo has announced their Promo Holiday Bundle. For $99 users can pick up nearly $700 in post-production apps, which include Boris … [Read more...]

DJI Launches SkyPixel, A Website To Share Aerial Footage, Photos


Site Devoted to Aerial Photography with Quadcopters By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of my favorite things to do on YouTube is to search for  amazing aerial videos shot with DJI's quadcopters. And knowing quadcopter users love to showcase their work, DJI has launched a YouTube killer website … [Read more...]

Cinedeck Products Offer New Features For Post-Production


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Cinedeck has been busy with their latest  "Advanced Ingest Solutions" campaign which features numerous new post-production features for their Advanced Deck Controls. These features are sure to provide lossless support for recording and playback at up to 220 Mbit per … [Read more...]

Huge Sound Effects Sale Going On At Sonniss


200 Sound Effects Libraries on Sale for 30 days By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Sound effects. We don't talk about them nearly enough; they make our films believable, they give them layers. And they mean we can have shoot-outs that sound more believable than the real thing. So when a site offers … [Read more...]

Helix Jr. Handheld Offers Alternative to MōVI-Style Stabilizers


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) DSLR shooters looking to get some stability with their shots may want to take a look at the ultra light weight Letus Helix Jr., which is specifically designed with the Panasonic GH4 and other mirrorless cameras in mind. It looks to give a more affordable alternative … [Read more...]

Zero VFX Launches Low Cost Render Preview Plugin Compression Preview


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you'd like to see what your visual FX looks like before you actually commit resources and time to render it out, you need look no further than Zero VFX, which has created a low-cost render preview plugin for After Effects. Named Compression Preview, the plugin … [Read more...]

FiLMiC Pro Is Holding A Contest For Mobile Filmmakers


$20,000 in prizes to be awarded By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) FiLMiC Pro is arguably the Cadillac of mobile filmmaking apps. With the ability to change white balance, focus, and a host of other features, FiLMiC Pro represents one of the best in mobile filmmaking tools to take your projects to … [Read more...]

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