Virtual Reality: Queen’s Brian May Has Created A Cardboard Rival

Brian May's The Owl VR viewer

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Queen's Bryan May is a genius, and not just because he's a guitar virtuoso. No, the lead guitarist of the British rock band is also a literal rocket scientist ... ok technically astrophysicist. He can now add inventor to that, as he's designed a 3D virtual reality … [Read more...]

3DR Expands Solo Drone Again With LED Lighting Attachment


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The more 3D Robotics updates the capabilities of its Solo drone, the more I realize just how game changing it is. Not only is this plucky UAV able to perform as a de facto motion control aerial platform, but now with a new LED Lighting attachment from Fiilex, it can … [Read more...]

Sony Sells Vegas Pro To MAGIX


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I don't think anyone saw this coming. MAGIX has purchased the entire Sony Creative Software suite, which includes Vegas Pro, Movie Studio, Sound Forge Pro, and Acid Pro product lines. There's no word on whether they will bring on the developers, but I would be … [Read more...]

PolarPro Teams Up With Otterbox For Mobile Filmmaking Support


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When Jeff Overall, CEO of PolarPro appeared on the ABC reality series Shark Tank, he made a pitch for funds to expand his company's reach into the mobile platform. Already known for accessories to support GoPro, drones and other forms of mobile filmmaking, the … [Read more...]

June 1 Deadline Approaching: 2016 My RØDE Reel Short Film Competition


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Update: Just one week to go! The deadline is June 1, 2016. And Blackmagic Design has added an URSA Mini 4K to the prize pack! The annual My RØDE Reel short film competition has gone live, and submission are now open. In its third year, the largest short film … [Read more...]

Forscene: Online Video Editor Wins Pair Of Awards


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Everything seems to be moving online to the cloud and pretty soon, we'll all just have terminals that can log into the internet to collaborate on all our projects. And that's cool because we can then always have an updated editor like Forscene, which recent won a … [Read more...]

One Day Sale: 33% Off Boris Continuum Complete For Adobe & OFX


Update: Sale over By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Boris has announced a one day flash sale for Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro, as well as OFX for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve and Sony Vegas Pro. The sale will start Wednesday May 25th, 2016, and last … [Read more...]

Spielberg Worried Virtual Reality Could Ruin Filmmaking

steven spielberg directing lincoln

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Virtual Reality can most definitely be viewed as the current flavor of the month in our industry, and as such, it's met with glee for those who like to experiment, and dread from those who find it to be a 'flash in the pan.' Well, Steven Spielberg isn't too impressed … [Read more...]

Confirmed Specs From The Canon 5D MK. IV Released, But Is There 4K?


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We now have a so-called "confirmed" list of specs for the long awaited Canon 5D MK. IV, and really, it only comes down to if the next-generation full-frame DSLR has one feature: 4K. Well, it looks like it does! If this ends up being true, then all will be forgiven … [Read more...]

IMAX Moving Into Virtual Reality Via Strategic Partnerships


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In a definite sign of the times, the maker of the largest screen format in our industry has decided to start going small. Making the announcement at Google I/O, IMAX has partnered with the Alphabet company to create their own brand of Virtual Reality with a … [Read more...]

Indy Mogul Returns To YouTube After 3 Year Absence


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of the most popular channels on YouTube for budding filmmakers to learn how to make movies in their own backyard was Indy Mogul. With a fun host making props, costumes and hilarious test footage, the channel had millions of followers thanks to the fun comedy of … [Read more...]

The Order: Ex-Power Rangers Starring In New Original Movie


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Power Rangers. Everyone remembers the teenager heroes, who dress in spandex and helmets to fight rubber monsters and protect the world. And with a new movie coming out, it's getting pretty close to Morphin' Time again. But what if you're an veteran Power Ranger who … [Read more...]

Google I/O – Google Takes the Next Step in Virtual Reality


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Apple isn't the only company that has a huge developer conference keynote everyone wants to watch. Today, at I/O, Google introduced a bevy of apps and products for not only virtual reality, but also for building a bridge between iOS and Android platforms. … [Read more...]

The BBC Is Working On A Streaming Competitor To Netflix


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you're the top dog in the streaming world, you're going to have challengers, that's for sure. Netflix has successfully fought off its main competition and has been expanding world wide for a few years. But now the BBC is getting into the game with a rival … [Read more...]

YouTube Announces iPhone App For Cardboard VR Support


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It only took them two years, but Google has finally rolled out native Cardboard support for YouTube for the iPhone. Will iOS challenge Oculus and Samsung Gear VR for virtual reality dominance? … [Read more...]

Editor Converts Video Game Controller To Editing Interface


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's no secret that the next generation of video editors are likely spending almost as much time playing video games as they are cutting films and videos. And some, are doing it at the same time. Well, if you're one of those, a video editor has converted a cheap video … [Read more...]