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      HDR: The Difference Is Visceral, Part 1

      HDR – What’s it all about? (The non-technical version) By Andrew Devis (doddleNEWS) It seems that we’re confronted with the next ‘must have’ technological revolution in TV every couple of years, but as you probably know, many of these ‘wonders’ have ended up as being little more than curios with limited long-term widespread appeal. For example, stereo 3D has a limited place in film and some like it for sports, but no one’s … Read More>>

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      The Best of CES 2017: Panasonic GH5, Razer’s 3-Screen Laptop and More

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) CES 2017 is now a memory, but there was a ton of cool stuff to see. From fishing drones to self driving cars and plenty a virtual reality rigs. What was the best? Well, Engadget has their official 'Best Of' awards, and we have ours. And for film and video production, there's plenty to get excited about. … Read More>>

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      CES 2017: Did DJI Buy Hasselblad?

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It wasn't all that long ago that DJI bought a minority interest in German camera maker Hasselblad, to explore how developing larger format cameras for a drone could be done. Now the word on the street is that the leading drone maker is going all in with a complete acquisition of the company. … Read More>>

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      CES 2017: Panasonic Reveals Details on the Long Awaited GH5

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We've been waiting for Panasonic to pull the curtain back on more details for the GH5, and after over three years in development, they've finally given us a look here at CES. And while the GH5 still only shoots in 4K, it has some major league improvements. These include the elimination of image crop for a wider field of view, dual image stabilization, 60fps, and a hybrid 6K photo mode. And thanks to our … Read More>>

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Disney Research Takes Next Step In Streamlined Mo-Cap System


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Motion Capture. It's all the rage these days for big budget films. Without it, Lucasfilm couldn't have virtually brought back Peter Cushing to reprise his role as Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Nor could Benedict Cumberbatch have been the dragon … More>>

Footage Arrives From Panasonic GH5


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We've seen a few clips of the Panasonic GH5 thanks to documentary filmmaker Griffin Hammond, who was given a pre-release model in order to test it out. But now there's more footage to feast your eyes on, and you can download it to take it for a test run. … More>>

Channing Tatum Is Still Playing Gambit: Producer


Gambit is stuck in limbo By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Let's get this out of the way: The only studio that knows exactly what to do with their superhero films is Marvel Studios. Film after film have been critical and commercial successes, to the point where it's hard to figure out why other … More>>

Woody Harrelson Opens Up About his Star Wars: Han Solo Role


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The stand-alone Star Wars: Han Solo film recently cast another great actor with Woody Harrelson stepping in to play the smuggler's mentor. The casting choice is pretty fantastic, and, lucky for the actor, he isn't reprising a character that has ever been played on … More>>

Inhumans Character Breakdowns May Reveal The Main Cast


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the more surprising things to come out of Marvel Studios was the announcement of an Inhumans television series. What made this especially out of left field was that a feature film was announced before being put on indefinite hiatus. Marvel Studios … More>>

Is Disney Negotiating With Carrie Fisher’s Estate for Future Star Wars Appearances?


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The world was shocked when Carrie Fisher passed away over the holidays after suffering a massive heart attack. The actress finished filming her role for Star Wars: Episode VIII, but it was revealed that she would have had an even larger role in the next chapter … More>>

Peter Dinklage in Talks for Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4; Is He MODOK?


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Any one who is a big fan of Game of Thrones is also a big fan of Peter Dinklage and his character Tyrion Lannister. Dinklage is a fantastic actor, and if you haven't seen some of his earlier works, I highly encourage you to watch The Station Agent (2003). Now … More>>

The Defenders Images, Plot Released; Sigourney Weaver’s Role Revealed


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage are possibly my favorite superhero television series of all time. What makes them even better is that what the Marvel Cinematic Universe did on the big screen, these shows (along with the upcoming Iron Fist) are doing it on … More>>

Wonder Woman Villain Revealed, Plus New Plot Details


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Spoilers for Wonder Woman to follow! You have been warned! Wonder Woman has a lot riding on it for not only the DC Extended Universe, but for comic book films in general. This is the first solo led female superhero comic book movie, and a litmus test to see how … More>>

Daniel Wu Cast in Tomb Raider Reboot


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Things are finally picking up for the Tomb Raider reboot after years of development. First we heard that Alicia Vikander had been cast as Lara Croft, followed by news that Walton Goggins would be portraying a currently unnamed villain. Now Variety is reporting … More>>

Steadicam Launches Smartphone Stabilizer on Kickstarter

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I've been saying that the next revolution in independent filmmaking will be mobile filmmaking. There are a lot of bugs to be worked out, but with devices like the Kodak Ektra Smartphone (which may just be my next smartphone), the Light L16, and even the dual-lensed … More>>

Deadpool 2 Will Still Be a Solo Film, Albeit With More Superheroes


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Deadpool was a fantastic film, not only as a straight up comic book superhero film, but a satire of the genre as well. Very few characters both exist in a comic book universe AND make fun of it, too. Oh, and then there's the fact that the film was the biggest … More>>

The Lily Drone: Another Day, Another Doomed UAV

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Man, the drone shake out is getting down right bloody. We've seen 3D Robotics close their doors overnight, and then came Parrot's announced layoffs and a move away from the personal UAV market. Now, after raising over $34 million on its "throw and shoot" concept, … More>>

No Star Wars TV Series For a Number of Years


By Danny F. Santos We've heard on and off again reports about a live-action Star Wars television series since even before Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm for $4 billion dollars back in late 2012 (was it really that long ago?). And even after the purchase, it looked like it would still happen, … More>>

Movie Review: Live By Night


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Live By Night wasn't a bad movie — far from it — but something was amiss from the whole thing, from beginning to end. Based on the Dennis Lehane (Gone Baby Gone) crime novel of the same name, the film follows Joseph (Ben Affleck) as the son of a police chief … More>>

Adobe Developing Voice-Activated Photo Editing Feature


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Adobe is working on an AI digital assistant for Photoshop called Sensei, which allows you to find and edit your photos using your voice, much like iOS' Siri and Amazon's Alexa. If it's a success, can a version for Premiere Pro and After Effects be far behind? … More>>

X-Men: Supernova May See Mutants Going To Outer Space


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The direct sequel to X-Men: Apocalypse will reportedly be titled X-Men: Supernova, and could see the mutants battling in outer space. That title has been circulating since December, but was thought to be the name of a spinoff picture centering around teenage … More>>

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