Senator To Introduce Legislation to Govern Commercial Use of Drones

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New Law would provide temporary framework until FAA Guidelines are formerly implemented By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Even though the Federal Aviation Administration has already released rules to regulate commercial drone use, including that of drone delivery proposed by Amazon with Prime Air … [Read more...]

Avid Releases Pro Tools 12 With Flexible Subscription Options

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Avid Pro Tools 12 with new features and a subscription model By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The days where you own your software are slowly coming to an end and a lot of the big companies in digital are introducing subscription plans for software. Jumping on to the bandwagon, Avid started a … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Does Some Housekeeping With New Firmware Update

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Camera 2.1 offers Frame guides, camera controls, and lossless CinemaDNG By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic's latest camera firmware update isn't really going to rock the world, but it will streamline the way you use the camera by offering simpler ways to use your camera controls, and even … [Read more...]

First Annual Drone Film Festival In New York Yields Super Winners

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) From hyperlapse super hero short films to incredible, and potentially illegal documentaries, the winners of the first annual New York City Drone Film Festival were announced over the weekend. Sam and Niko of Corridor Digital took best in show for their first person … [Read more...]

Apple Surprises With Exclusive HBO NOW Launch Announcement

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While most were in the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco to see the latest developments in the ultra chic Apple Watch, the show was definitely stolen by an unlikely announcement about Apple TV. It's been long overdue to get fresh news about what has been called … [Read more...]

Shot Assistant App Keeps Your Level Head

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Helps to keep camera platform balanced during movement By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Looking for another virtual tool to help keep your camera movement on the straight-and-narrow? Well, your iPhone has incredible tools that can be harnessed to not only help keep your camera level, but also … [Read more...]

Filmmaking 101: Turn Hard Drive Parts Into A DIY Handheld Stabilizer

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When life throws you lemons, you make lemonade, so rather than throw away those crashed computer hard drives, think outside the box and look at what you can do with the spare parts. Perhaps turn it into a DIY Flycam-like handheld stabilizer. No kidding! … [Read more...]

Nikon’s New D7200 Focuses On Sharp Video, Wireless Audio

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As we reported earlier with rumors of new Nikon DSLRs, the company announced the D7200, which boasts of a 30% increase in processing speed thanks to an updated Expeed 4 Processor, which will work hand in hand with a 24.2 megapixel DX CMOS sensor. While speed was … [Read more...]

My RØDE Reel 2015 Competition Announced

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Were you one of the over 1100 filmmakers from 76 countries who participated in last year's 'My RØDE Reel' short film competition? Well it's back, and this year, you have a shot at over $200,000 worth of gear and have you film judged by some of the masters in short … [Read more...]

New DaVinci Resolve Makes Grading CinemaDNG Easier

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Shooting in CinemaDNG can offer some challenges when trying to color grade. Even if you're shooting with a Blackmagic Cinema Camera and using DaVinci Resolve color grading utility, the workflow was not for the faint of heart, until now. That's because Blackmagic has … [Read more...]

Filmmakers Develop Technique To Boost Video Up To 8K

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While many of us are moving into 4K ultra high definition cameras and workflows (and TVs), a pair of filmmakers have created a technique that not only can turn any DSLR into a UHD beast, but even boost the image to 8K. And they're calling it "Quicklapse." Based on … [Read more...]

DoddleTALKS Tech: Chris Strompolos, Raiders of the Lost Ark Remake

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Boyhood may be up for an Academy Award, but Chris Strompolos and his partner Eric Zala have literally grown up while making a shot for shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Strompolos and Zala started at age 13 and are now just finishing up with the epic airplane … [Read more...]

Boris Continuum Transitions Drops To $99 On MacVideo

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're unhappy about the choices for transitions that you have in your NLE, Boris Continuum has Transitions for the Mac, which offers over 30 high-quality wipes, dissolves, and organic transitions with a simple drag and drop. And right now, MacVideo has it on … [Read more...]

RED Drops Price of DRAGON Upgrade

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Move hopes to  motivate Weapon transition By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last weekend, RED announced Weapon, an update to the DRAGON EPIC and SCARLET platforms that will further future-proof the camera lines for years to come. But while it adds some cool new features, including those we don't … [Read more...]

ARRI Announces More Mobile ALEXA Mini

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) ARRI is putting its ALEXA design on kind of "diet" so it can become a more mobile platform. Meant for use with unmanned aerial platforms and gimbal stabilizers, the ALEXA Mini is not only extremely smaller by comparison to it's big brother, it makes up for it with a … [Read more...]

ARRI Announces ProRes 3.2K for ALEXA

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Fresh off the heals of the ARRI AMIRA getting a licensed 4K upgrade next month, news has also been announced that the 4K ARRI ALEXA is going to add to its quiver by adding 3.2K resolution in ProRes. … [Read more...]

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