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...]

Updated: Blackmagic Event In Burbank Featuring Blair Witch Filmmaker

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Update: The Fusion 8 public beta is now available. You can download it here. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) So I was able to get out of my office today and head down to beautiful, downtown Burbank (well, near the airport anyway) and attend Blackmagic's L.A./Burbank event, where I was able to … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio Beta – Part 1

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 12 Beta and DaVanci Resolve 12 Studio Beta are here. How are they? Let’s take a look. I loved Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve 11. It is a powerful piece of software, but it had a learning curve attached to it, especially for … [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...]

Captain America: Civil War Wraps; Is Iron Man Getting The Bleeding Edge Armor?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Marvel successfully wrapped up Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Ant-Man, and now we can give Phase Three our full attention. Kicking off the next leg of Marvel Studios collective franchises will be Captain America: Civil War, which has just wrapped … [Read more...]

Get Geeked! Can Original Films Succeed At The Box Office?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) American Ultra bombed at the box office over the weekend, coming in dead last. The film's writer, Max Landis, took to Twitter to vent his frustrations, which pretty much boiled down to him asking a question: "Am I wrong? Is trying to make original movies in a big … [Read more...]

Is The RED WEAPON The Ultimate Action Camera?

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Have we been sitting on the best GoPro Killer of all time and didn't even know it? I mean, forget about having a GoPro Session with a small, square waterproof camera that you can attach to your helmet. Or that you can take to the skies with a DJI Phantom 3 and get … [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...]

Is an 8K Panasonic GH5 On Its Way Next Year?

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  By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Is an 8K Panasonic GH5 coming next year? Well, the GH4 was only announced last year, so while getting a new Lumix GH model every other year by Panasonic is always alluring, is there a market for 8K outside of the hard core professional realm? … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Editing With The Logitech G13 Gaming Keypad

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) A gaming keypad makes editing your project faster by not having to jump around your main keyboard for quick keys. The Logitech G13 is one such gameboard. Let's take a look. A gaming keypad is a small keyboard with multiple programmable-buttons. These are not … [Read more...]

Lighting 101: How To Make DIY Barn Doors For Work Lights, Part 2

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last time, we outlined how to create temporary barn doors for your work lights using aluminum baking pans. Good to use in a pinch, I grant, but likely won't take much abuse over the long haul.  So part two of our Barn Door tutorials will showcase a more long term … [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...]

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