doddleREVIEWS: Smatree 25-In-1 Accessory Kit For GoPro

doddleREVIEWS Smatree 25-in-1

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Continuing on our summer time tour of third party GoPro Accessories, here is a mammoth deal that you can get right now at Amazon... the Smatree 25-in-1 Accessory Kit for GoPro is packed with so many mounts, that you'll likely won't ever need another one. But the best … [Read more...]

Third-Party Solution Solves Sony α7 Record Button Flaw


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you own a Sony α7 or α6000 series mirrorless camera, you understand the frustration that is the recording button. Positioned in absolutely the worst spot it can be for handheld videography, this design flaw sits right where a shooter would place his supporting … [Read more...]

RED’s Jarred Land Leaks Shipping Date For WEAPON Forged With Vista Vision


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) RED's fire chief Jared Land let loose a great tidbit on Facebook today with the hashtags WeaponForged and Shipsin2Weeks. That's right, REDHeads, hinting that development of the 8K Vista Vision WEAPON upgrade is finally finished, you'll be getting your RED … [Read more...]

Zacuto’s Stripped-Down New Gratical X Electronic Viewfinder

Zacuto Gratical X Electronic Viewfinder

Stripped down version offers same OLED resolution By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Thanks to Atomos releasing stripped-down versions of their external monitor/recorders, releasing bare-bones versions of a company's hallmark products seems to be coming somewhat of a trend these days. … [Read more...]

GoPro Announces HERO4 Session, Their Smallest Camera yet

GoPro HERO4 Sessions views

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) So you think that the GoPro Hero 4 is small do you? Well, GoPro just shrunk it down again, by 50%! Say hello to the GoPro HERO4 Session, the smallest GoPro ever made. Is this a dramatic shift in HERO design, or a new model for more custom applications like Virtual … [Read more...]

MacVideo Offers Discounts On Sorenson Squeeze 10


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) MacVideo Promo has a great sale going on right now on Sorenson Squeeze 10 Pro. The easy to use encoding tool offers rendering of high quality video files with a "Swiss Army Knife" like interface to convert in a wide variety of formats. … [Read more...]

Short Film Shot In 14-Bit Raw Magic Lantern, And It’s Gorgeous [Video]


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) They are so quiet in the work that they do to mine every last bit out of the Canon platform, that sometimes I have to go out looking for Magic Lantern stuff to see where they're at. That has never been more true with a new short film shot in 14-bit Raw, which is every … [Read more...]

Facebook Wants To Become The New YouTube


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Facebook has a plan to kill YouTube, and it involves a death by a thousand cuts. OK, maybe not kill it, per se. With over a billion YouTube members worldwide, they'd have to fight a protracted war for years to actually cause the video portal to close its doors. But … [Read more...]

Roddenberry Entertainment Boldly Goes Into Virtual Reality


Partnership goes where no one has gone before By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Alright. Alright. Fine. But you knew I had to go there. I mean, it's Gene Roddenberry's company for pete's sake, the creator of Star Trek ... in Virtual Reality! I mean, it's the seeds of the Holodeck coming full … [Read more...]

Where Can You Fly Drones Legally In Los Angeles?

Los Angeles Drones Guide

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With the legal landscape for flying drones becoming more clear with proposed FAA rules, you'd think it'd be easier to know where you can and can't fly and film from the skies? Well sometimes that isn't the case, especially in Los Angeles. But CameraLends, a community … [Read more...]

Drones 101: Tips For New Flyers


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you're just starting out with your drone, it can sometimes be an exercise in futility. We've talked about tips and advice on how to use them before, and this is yet another in an ongoing series of how to get the most out of your drone to get that great aerial … [Read more...]

Virtual Reality: GoPro & Google Want You To Test Their Jump VR 360 Camera Rig


Joint Project with Google Looking for Filmmakers to Loan to By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Are you looking to get into Virtual Reality? Want to be on the bleeding edge of shooting 360° films? Well, GoPro and Google are looking for "select creatives" to test out their Google Jump VR, their 16 … [Read more...]

Updated: IndieVice On Kickstarter, Turns Your Smartphone Into A Cinematic Camera Platform

IndieVice in action

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) UPDATE: IndieVice is now live on Kickstarter. We cover a lot of mobile filmmaking here because, well let's face it, the iPhone is an extremely powerful tool. It's the Swiss Army Knife of the tech world. And some, like Disney CCO John Lasseter, believe it could end … [Read more...]

Good Movie Posters Are Important, Even If You’re Streaming


By James DeRuvo (doddleMEW) With many indies opting to stream their films online, and on demand, is it really all that important to create a movie poster? Of course it is. One, it's tradition! Two, it's still one of the best ways to get a potential audience interested in your project. And three, … [Read more...]

Filmmakers Shoots In Total Darkness With Sony α7s

Refuge Sony a7s

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Day for night: It's where you pretend to be shooting things at night while you're actually shooting during the day and then fixing it in post. It was very popular in the 60s and 70s, but lately, nobody does it. And why? Well, because you don't really have to thanks to … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Polar Pro PowerVault


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Whether you have multiple GoPro cameras or several backup batteries to get you through a busy day of action sports photography, sooner or later you're going to need to charge all your batteries. We've already talked about the benefits of being able to use the Polar … [Read more...]

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