Canon Introduces Two New Lenses

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When it comes to Canon glass, the camera maker is definitely pushing state of the art. This week, Lake Success introduced a pair new lenses that will make filmmakers and broadcast videographers thrilled, because of their improvements in fighting chromatic aberration … [Read more...]

Get A Great Bargain On C-Stands

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Are you looking for a great deal on budget lighting equipment in general and especially C-Stands, AliExpress has them on sale right now for under $200, and they come complete with just about everything a C-Stand needs to be useful. … [Read more...]

Nikon’s Huge Len Sale, Up To $400 Off, Ending Soon

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When it comes to photography, there are only a handful brand names that come to mind and Nikon is up there with the best. Of course, I've always been firmly in the camp of any camera that is only as good as its glass, and through the end of August, Nikon has had … [Read more...]

Apple Updates Logic Pro X, Introduces Alchemy Software

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Apple has updated Logic Pro X to include a ton of new features including the eagerly awaited Alchemy software sythesizer, which promises to give musicians and audio engineers some really cool new synths that are not only ground breaking, but also old school as well. … [Read more...]

Media 100 Now Supports OS X Yosemite, Only $99

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) To paraphrase Obi-Wan Kenobi: "Media 100. That's a name I've not heard in a long time." Media 100 is one of the oldest software-based non-linear editors out there. It took on the juggernaut of the era, Avid, along with a couple of other NLEs and continually … [Read more...]

Red Giant Bolsters Universal Infrastructure For Higher Security Initiative

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Red Giant is working to beef up the security infrastructure for many of its online centric apps, and in doing so, may leave users of older versions of their software faced with either upgrading their Link interface, or not being able to sign in and access their … [Read more...]

MacVideo Puts HitFilm 3 Pro On Sale

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you missed your opportunity to get the free version of HitFilm 2 Express, MacVideo has put the fully featured HitFilm 3 Pro, the all-in-one editing and compositing suite on sale for 50% off. And that's kinda the same thing ... sort of. … [Read more...]

YouTube Increases Royalty Free Audio Library

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) YouTube has increased the size of their royalty free audio library by nearly ten fold. That's good news for filmmakers and YouTubers, who now have even more choice for adding a soundtrack to their videos that won't run afoul of any copyright claims. … [Read more...]

New Camera Could Make Overexposure A Thing Of The Past

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Have you ever ended up with the perfect shot, except it came out overexposed? It can be maddening knowing that you'll have to squeeze out every bit of detail in post in order to overcome the bright ambient light that somehow missed your notice. Well, MIT has created a … [Read more...]

DIRECTV Shows Off 4K Genie DVR

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last year, DIRECTV literally launched their 4K service with a string of satellites in geostationary orbit. Now they have a brand new DVR that brings Genie's capability to play multiple streams into a 4K world. And it's so small, you could bring it with you anywhere … [Read more...]

SmallHD Gives Away Free 3D LUTs For Color Grading

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) SmallHD, makers of compact but full resolution HD camera-mounted monitors has announced that they are releasing a set of color grades 3D LUTs. Each LUT is based on one of seven different films which include Apocalypse Now, Saving Private Ryan, Bad Boys 2, The … [Read more...]

CaptureSync Software Turns Your Mac Into A Multi-Camera Recorder

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Supports up to 16 video and audio inputs By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you are looking to do a live video stream with multiple cameras, the thought of investing in a video switcher can be a daunting one. Even a turnkey option like the NewTek Video Tricaster can be daunting and expensive. But … [Read more...]

FotoKite Drone Campaign Raises 1/3 Its Crowdfunding Goal In One Day

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Drones that use GoPros aren't new. In fact, they're rather old news. So much so that DJI has decided to become a flying camera company than a flying carrier of somebody else's camera. And they're everywhere. Why is FotoKite a big deal? Well, it's because beginners … [Read more...]

DJI Announces New Mobile Drone App, SDK

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're looking to get the new Phantom 3 Standard, or maybe upgrade to the DJI Inspire 1, or even the professional grade Matrice 100 (when did that show up?), then DJI has some good news for you as their mobile app has been updated to add Android support, as well as … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Issues Camera 2.6 Update For URSA & URSA Mini

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're a Blackmagic URSA or URSA Mini user, and are planning to pick up the new viewfinder option, then you're going to want to get Blackmagic's new vs. 2.6 Firmware update, because it was written just for you. … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Drops Price Of Studio Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) This is interesting. Although we're nowhere near NAB, Blackmagic seems to be dropping the price of their Blackmagic Studio Camera and 4K Studio Camera by $300 to 500. If it were the eve of the annual broadcast confab in Las Vegas, I would speculate that a new version … [Read more...]

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