NewTek and Wowza Launch MediaDS, the First Ever Global & Local Distribution Platform

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) NewTek and Wowza have just unwrapped the MediaDS1, which is touted as the world's first end-to-end, real-time media encoding and live streaming video delivery system. Among the many features, the first generation MediaDS has the ability for content creators to … [Read more...]

Sundance 2017: Adobe Premiere Pro Has Huge Presence Once Again

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We've barely caught our breath from CES and Sundance is preparing to get into full swing, and Adobe is on just about every film panel's agenda. Why? Well, not only is it an official sponsor of the Robert Redford's film festival, but with over 4 in 10 projects using … [Read more...]

CES 2017: Kodak Revives Ektachrome Film Stock For Film & Photography

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There's just something that I love about Kodak's current direction after emerging from bankruptcy protection. Instead of trying to align more with what the market seems to want, they've doubled down on the things that make them unique. At last years CES, the … [Read more...]

CES 2017 Day Two: Project Alloy VR, Razer 3-Monitor Laptop, Robo 3D

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Roaming around day 2 of CES 2017, we're catching our breath and seeing what we've missed. Some products are amazing, to be sure, but will some of them ever make it to market? … [Read more...]

CES 2017: GDU Previews Modular Drone Concept

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With both 3DR out of the drone game, and GoPro getting back in later this year with a revamped Karma, the only company that can really challenge DJI's global dominance with innovation in UAVs could be GDU (formerly ProDrone), and they have a new modular drone concept … [Read more...]

CineXinsert Now Supports XDCAM for PC and Mac

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Back in April of 2016 at NAB Show, Cinedeck announced the software-based, stand-alone, file-to-file insert edit application called CineXinsert. This is a very simple tool, but is incredibly powerful and something editors will think of as a lifesaver. I can't count … [Read more...]

CES 2017: Panasonic Reveals Details on the Long Awaited GH5

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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 … [Read more...]

Lilliput A10: World’s First Native 4K 10.1-Inch Field Monitor

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Lilliput has launched what it claims to be the the world's first 10-inch 4K on-set field monitor. Boasting a native resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a 160-degree viewing angle, the Lilliput A10 can accept up to 4K 60Hz via it’s HDMI 2.0 port. The 8-bit monitor … [Read more...]

Only Days Left to Submit to NYC Drone Film Festival

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Have you produced a short film using a drone for at least half of it? Well, you may want to consider submitting it into the 3rd annual New York City Drone Film Festival. But hurry up, the deadline is fast approaching! … [Read more...]

Sphere Pro Turns Your DSLR Into A 360° Video Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Imagine if you could convert your DSLR to a 360° video camera with a simple lens attachment? Sure, 360° cameras like the Samsung Gear 360 VR camera do the job, but there's a new startup company in New York that has created a new lens for your DSLR that offers 360 … [Read more...]

Boardfish Helps To Create And Manipulate Your Storyboards

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Anytime you watch a behind the scenes of a Disney/Pixar animated movie, you will inevitably see the storyboard pitch session, showing how they core group of filmmakers work out the story in pre-production. A new called Boardfish streamlines that process by making it … [Read more...]

Avid Expands Cloud Collaboration and Search for Pro Tools Workflow

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Avid continues to expand the capability of Pro Tools and this time around, they are giving users cloud based collaboration and some times great sound libraries to use. … [Read more...]

SmartSLIDER ATOM: Budget-Friendly Compact Camera Slider

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Camera sliders are one of those really useful specific tools that a filmmaker wants in their bag, but they usually tend to be a bit on the expensive side. It's a great way to add a quick and subtle cinematic shot, without have to break out the dolly. The best … [Read more...]

Palette: Modular Editing Controller Can Customize Workflow

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Dedicated editing controllers, like a shuttle wheel or button array, can can be very helpful with scrolling through your timeline. But editors and colorists have to settle for how the controller design is laid out, which may not be how they would prefer it. Many are … [Read more...]

NVIDIA To Reveal Lower Cost Titan 4K Video Card At CES

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As we move further towards the standards of ultra high definition, more native 4K hardware will come out to support it. Admittedly, right now a lot of the graphics cards are being driven by the gaming industry, but that's not a bad thing, as post-production can … [Read more...]

FilmConvert Releases Camera Profile For iPhone

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Another FilmConvert profile released, this time for the iPhone and mobile filmmaking By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) If there is one thing I would say is going to bring a new revolution to independent filmmaking, I would say it is using mobile devices as cameras. This has been something that … [Read more...]