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...]

Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ Cut On Final Cut Pro X

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Looking to rebound from the box office disaster that was After Earth, Will Smith is coming back with a role that helped restore his critical and box office mojo (it was the number one film this past weekend). In Focus, Smith plays a con man who grooms an attractive … [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...]

Vincent Laforet Forsees The End Of Still Cameras

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's no secret that with his short film Reverie, Vincent Laforet was largely responsible for giving birth to the DSLR revolution. A few years later, he did it again with 3-axis gimbal stabilizers, proudly proclaiming the device as a "game changer." Now the bleeding … [Read more...]

Sony Announces Full 4K Update For FS7

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The promised 4K recording update has finally arrived for the Sony FS7. Firmware update 2.0 for the Sony PXW-FS7 and the XDCA-FS7 extension will be a free update and will be released in March 2015. … [Read more...]

Wipster Offers Cloud-Based Collaboration For Filmmakers and Editors

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Adobe Anywhere is a premiere collaboration tool that harnesses the power of the Cloud to enable production teams to work together from all over the world. But it's by no means the only option (such as AVID and Sony). There's a new sheriff in the town, and it's called … [Read more...]

FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules Over Strong Objections

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In a strictly party line, 3-2 vote, the five member commission that governs the FCC, approved Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposed Net Neutrality rules to govern the Internet. The vote was celebrated by those who wish to see the Internet remain an open and free portal, but … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: iStopMotion 3.6

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Let's face it, while I can do a decent job sketching figures with basic shapes, my talent in drawing has by no means risen to the level that I'd give an animated project any serious consideration. However, a stop-motion short is well within my grasp thanks to Boinx … [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...]

Atomos Announces Shogun DNxHR 4K Recording for AVID

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) AVID's fortunes got a shot in the arm at the Broadcast Video Expo this morning as Atomos announced they were adding DNxHR 4K recording support for AVID platforms to its Shogun external monitor-recorder. AVID support is one of four free new features to the Shogun, … [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...]

New Nikon Cameras Rumored To Be Announced Soon

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Reported Nikon D7200 APS-C and J5 Mirrorless to Headline Event By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We don't hear from Nikon very often, and the rumor mill isn't as fast and furious as that of Canon, or other camera platforms. So when a strong rumor comes out that Nikon is poised to announce a new … [Read more...]

Apple’s Oscar Commercial Filmed With An iPad

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you were watching the Oscars last night, you no double picked up on a cool Apple commercial about the iPad, and how it can be used as a filmmaking tool. What you may not know is that Apple partnered with the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and gave a … [Read more...]

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