San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Day Two


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Day Two of the San Diego Comic-Con 2016 began much like Day 1, with the hopes of making it into a premium Hall H panel but still making backup plans should that go awry, and it did. But in doing so, I  have missed out on Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk's ConMan, but … [Read more...]

Freefly Offers Discounts On Refurbished Cinema Gear


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you want to buy a new gimbal or drone, but you the new sale price is high, you may want to look around the company's website for a possible refurbished section. Usually, these are items that were either returned and therefore open box, or gently used and then … [Read more...]

3DR Solo Drone Used On Michael Bay’s 13 Hours


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you're shooting a big budget war film like Michael Bay's 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, you pretty much have any tool and toy you need to get the complicated shots that are required with explosions, choreographed warfare, and complex set locations. … [Read more...]

Update: Red Giant Sale Over


Update: Red Giant Sale Over. By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Today only Red Giant is giving a whopping 25% off of their Magic Bullet Suite and all related individual tools in order to celebrate their fifth year anniversary. As part of their release of the Magic Bullet Suite back in the … [Read more...]

Lucasfilm Announces Darth Vader Virtual Reality Project And It’s Canon

Darth Vader

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Just let this sink in: Lucasfilm's ILMxLAB is working on a virtual reality movie centered around our favorite Dark Lord of the Sith - Darth Vader! That means you'll be able to be experience the Star Wars saga like never before, in the first person;  and did we … [Read more...] 4K Will Capture and Stream UHD Video Live Via USB 3


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Epiphan Video has launched a new plug-and-play product called the 4K, which will capture 4K in perfect fidelity and with near zero latency via USB 3. It's available for Windows, Linux, or Mac based operating systems. Currently most products that do this … [Read more...]

One In Four U.S. Homes Have Cut The Cord For Streaming

Apple TV New 2016

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The cord cutting trend is accelerating as U.S. households seek to cut monthly costs by choosing between pay TV subscriptions and streaming the programming they want online, and you can bet big cable is getting pretty nervous. Is it time for cable and satellite … [Read more...]

Barco Escape: Star Trek Beyond Screening In VR-Like Multi Screen Format


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There is a new, hyper immersive projection technique, which is going to be the next step towards a holodeck-like cinema experience. It's called Barco Escape, and it uses three screens to show a movie as it literally wraps around you, and Star Trek Beyond is one of … [Read more...]

Which Cameras Are This Year’s Emmy Nominated Shows Using?


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When nominations come out, by now you know the drill: One day we talk about who's in the running for the gold, and the next day we talk about the cameras used to get them there. We've done it with Oscar, and now it's Emmy's turn. … [Read more...]

Radiohead Contest: Filmmakers Create Vignette For ‘Daydreaming’


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Filmmakers can win a chance to create a short film which will accompany a new Radiohead song. The British band has been sharing vignettes with each of their songs from their latest album A Moon Shaped Pool on Instagram. The previous entry, which was for the song … [Read more...]

DJI Announces Zenmuse Z3 Zoom Drone Camera


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Aerial cinematography is fantastic, but the downside is that you're pretty much stuck with whatever focal length that you camera has. Since most are wide angle to capture the nifty landscape view, it limits your cinematic options to simply flying in and out, which can … [Read more...]

RED & Outside Television Present REDirect Explore Film Contest


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Two years it was a Skateboard Video competition, last year we went surfing, and now, it's all about exploring, as RED has teamed up with Outside Television for the 2016 REDirect film competition. … [Read more...]

Sony’s New Zeiss E Mount 50mm F/1.4 Prime & More

Sony's Zeiss Planar T* FE 50mm prime lens with F1.4 aperature

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sony has announced the new Zeiss Planar T* FE 50mm prime with a f/1.4 maximum aperture. For those of you who love a bright prime, today's your day! The new model is a definite improvement over the Sony FE 50mm f/1.8, as it uses the Zeiss Planar T* glass … [Read more...]

Fujifilm’s New X-T2 Includes 4K Video Capture


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Fujifilm has announced the successor to the mirrorless X-T1, with the brand new X-T2. The new camera has been upgraded to a 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor, which was previously seen on the X-Pro 2, and a randomized pixel array to reduce aliasing and moiré without … [Read more...]

Don’t Share Your Netflix Password, It’s A Federal Crime

Netflix and Chill

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While no bill was put forth in Congress to decree it as such, and only a day after the U.S. celebrated its liberty, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals made a decision that has profound impact on users of Netflix and other streaming media services. So if you … [Read more...]

RED Teases 8K HELIUM Super 35 Sensor


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last week, RED's Jarred Land teased a strange lime green image of what looked like a spotlight, but now we know it's their latest 8K sensor. Dubbed HELIUM, the new Super 35 Sensor can fit onto a RED Weapon for now. But could it have other applications down the RED … [Read more...]