FilmConvert Releases Updates and Camera Profiles

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Including profiles for the Panasonic GH4 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Looks like this is update Tuesday, for sure. FilmConvert has announced new updates for their plug-ins that provide, among other things, support for the Panasonic GH4, and updated plugins for the Avid Media Composer, Final … [Read more...]

NAB 2014: Blackmagic Announces DaVinci Resolve 11, Now Full-Featured Editor

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Major update dramatically improves online editing features, adds new photographer friendly color correction tools, on set media management and much more! By doddleNEWS NAB 2014, Las Vegas, USA - April 7, 2014 - Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 11, a major upgrade with over … [Read more...]

NAB 2014: DJI Announces Its First Handheld Camera Stabilizer, The DJI Ronin

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DJI, a global leader in aerial photography and cinematographers platforms, today announced the release of its first handheld camera stabilizer – the DJI Ronin. The DJI Ronin is designed to create smooth video while retaining control over camera movements for any camera and lens combination – … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Announces 4K Camera is Shipping, For $1000 Less!

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There is nothing better than getting an email from Blackmagic that their long awaited Production Camera 4K is ready to ship... And for an incredible $1000 less than expected! WHAT?! … [Read more...]

Doritos’ 2014 Crash the Super Bowl Contest is Going to be Marvelous

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$1 Million price plus a gig with Marvel By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The 2014 Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest is in full swing and this year has a most decidedly "marvelous" grand prize ... $1 Million cash, a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII and a gig working on the crew of Marvel's The … [Read more...]

Canon Updates C100 with Dual Pixel AF

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Sensor upgrade brings continuous autofocus comes to digital cinema platform By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Canon has announced that beginning in February of 2014, all Canon C100 digital cinema cameras will become eligible for a sensor upgrade that will bring dual pixel autofocus to the platform. … [Read more...]

Schneider Optics Filter Clears Up Problems For Time-Lapse Artist

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) San Francisco is the ultimate movie set, from Steve McQueen's car chase classic Bullet (1968) to Woody Allen's latest Blue Jasmine (2013). However, one aesthetic drawback which comes with the fantastic scenery is the blanket of fog which often engulfs the Californian … [Read more...]

Litepanels Get Up Close and Personal on Chicago Fire

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Hand held LED lights go wherever you need them. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Although much of the action is supplemented by special effects, shooting the intense fire scenes of NBCs hit series Chicago Fire require some tricky lighting, especially when the stars of the show are hidden behind … [Read more...]

FX Show Wilfred First To Use New Litepanels Sola 12

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The Litepanels Sola 12 makes its way onto the set of Wilfred By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The world of U.S. television drama is highly competitive. Unsurprisingly, shows are always looking at new technologies which could give them an extra edge. FX comedy series Wilfred, starring Elijah Wood … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Unveils a Ton of New Products at IBC

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All designed to futureproof 4k Production By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic Design unveiled nine new products today at IBC in Amsterdam, most of which are designed to support the Blackmagic 4 Cinema Camera once it comes out and include software updates and new hardware announcements of … [Read more...]

Focus on Social Media Can Be Key for Filmmakers

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Tips on how a social media campaign can boost marketing your film By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I know we've talked about it before, but it bears repeating... Social Media is vital to your film project and your career. We've all been taught that marketing your film can take as much effort (and … [Read more...]

Get Revved Up For ‘Fone It In’ Smartphone Film Festival

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The impact that smartphones have had upon independent filmmaking is fairly astounding. Now, the cell phone genre is getting its very own festival, cleverly titled, Fone It In, thanks to Entertainment training company, Rev Up Transmedia. Not only are Rev Up … [Read more...]

Sony Updates Sound Forge Pro and SpectraLayers Pro

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Sony Creative Software announced they have updated two of their audio products – Sound Forge Pro and SpectraLayers Pro. Sound Forge Pro 11 is for the Windows market, while SpectraLayers Pro 2 is available for both Windows and Mac-based audio workstations. For more on SpectraLayers Pro, take a … [Read more...]

Media Central Releases Cars N Coffee WebSeries on YouTube

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Web series focuses on Car Aficionados who enjoy getting together By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of the brilliant things about the Internet is that you don't have to reach the entire world to have a successful project. If you're niche oriented, you can get a dedicated audience of thousands … [Read more...]

Dolby, Philips, and CAMERON | PACE Group Advance the Glasses-Free 3D Entertainment Experience

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Las Vegas, April 9, 2013—At NAB Show 2013, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) and Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) in association with CAMERON | PACE Group (CPG) announced that they have signed an agreement to integrate the Dolby 3D format into CPG’s 3D video content … [Read more...]

Boris Updates BCC, Announces new BCC VFX Browser

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by Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Boris FX is showing a new VFX browser for Boris Continuum Complete at NAB 2013, while updating BCC to 8.2. The new BCC 8.2 is available for free download for those using previous versions of Boris 8. The new release features: enhanced particles with faster … [Read more...]

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