FilmConvert Releases Camera Profile For Canon XC10


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) FilmConvert is on a roll adding yet another camera profile to their color grading and grain application. Canon's XC10 camcorder is getting the treatment, as the application has added the camera's profile to its ever increasing list. This addition comes on the … [Read more...]

Update: FilmConvert Color Up Competition 2016 Voting Begins


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) FilmConvert's Color Up Film Competition has returned for 2016, and this year, you don't even have to make anything new to win. You just have to color grade it using their software. And the prizes are pretty cool, including an Atomos Monitor and more. UPDATE: The … [Read more...]

Win Oculus Rift With This Halloween Contest


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Virtual Reality is the future of motion media, even if we don't know exactly in what way it will be, and Oculus Rift is a leader in that field. If you haven't gotten your hands on a VR headset you should try it out, but it's even better when you can win an Oculus … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Releases Camera OS 4 Update for the URSA Mini

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The Camera OS 4 update for the Blackmagic URSA Mini has come out of Beta and is now officially available. The update has a redesigned UI and other features that  promise to make the overall shooting experience easier with new features and a better way to get around. … [Read more...]

Apple Sends Out Event Invitation, Prompting Rumors Of New Hardware


by James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As is always the case when Apple send out invitations, many of us become the readers of tea leaves. What does the invite mean? There is analysis of its color schemes, patterns, and verbiage, in the hopes of divining just what Team Cupertino is going to announce. And … [Read more...]

Panasonic’s Lumix G85 Is An Affordable 4K Solution


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Panasonic is introducing a new member of the Lumix G series of mirrorless cameras with the DMC-G85. This new camera with an interchangeable lens option, packs plenty of features, including 4K video and a 5-axis image stabilization system, all in a DSLR-type format. … [Read more...]

Gaming Hardware Maker Razer Buys THX


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When Disney bought the Lucasfilm empire, the one thing that escaped the clutches of the Mouse House was THX. That's because it was spun off as a separate company back in 2002. But seemingly out of nowhere, video game hardware manufacturer Razer has managed to scoop it … [Read more...]

Sigma Cine High Speed Zoom Lens Pricing and Availability is Here!


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Last month at IBC, Sigma, one of the best manufacturers of interchangeable lenses for digital photography cameras, announced that they were moving into the high-end commercial and film industries with a new line of cinema lenses. They released the specifications … [Read more...]

CrumplePop’s AutoWhiteBalance Plugin For FCP X, Premiere Pro, After Effects


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) White balance is a product of the transition from film to video. Some of us who dealt with the older media remember having to plan the type of daylight or tungsten balanced film we would be using in the environment we would shoot in. Digital has freed us from … [Read more...]

Flash Porter Provides Instant Backup for Videos While in the Field


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The more resolution we get on our cameras, the more we need to offload it for safe keeping. And if you're out in the field and shooting on SD cards, or on the slopes shredding some moves and you're running out of space on your GoPro or iPhone, there's a new device … [Read more...]

Indiegogo Releases 2nd Edition Filmmaker Crowdfunding Handbook


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It may seem daunting to make your feature film when you're a first time filmmaker, and it may seem downright impossible to seek the money to pay for it. Crowdfunding has been a god send for creatives looking to raise the capital for making their movies, and Indiegogo … [Read more...]

Film Riot Launches BloodTober Video Series With Contest


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's the middle of October, and while everyone is working on their Halloween party costumes or finding a terrifying haunted house, Film Riot's Ryan Connolly is getting together with his friends to make some scary and hilarious horror films for their annual … [Read more...]

Robo 3D Hits Kickstarter Goal For New 3D Printers In Hours, Announces Stretch Offer

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Robo 3D's latest Kickstarter for their second generation R2 3D printer is going well, having not only made their goal in less than three hours, but have since tripled it. Now, with a week left, they are announcing a new stretch incentive for backers by offering both … [Read more...]

HartChart Could Change How You Write Screenplays


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Chances are,  if you're into screenwriting, you come down in one of two categories: The stream of consciousness writer jots down the story in treatment or outline form, then refines it before going to script. Or the organized writer, who lays out 3 x 5 cards to get … [Read more...]

Kyno Lesspain Software’s All-in-One Media Management App


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Anyone who's worked as an editor or assistant editor knows the brutal tedious work of logging shots and managing media. It gets worse when you have footage from different codecs and sources, but Lesspain Software has released a new application called Kyno that … [Read more...]

Sony Unveils New a6500 Mirrorless 4K Camera


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Waiting years between camera upgrades is normal, but Sony seems to have forgotten that when they announced the a6500. It's only been about eight months since Sony launched its flagship a6300 mirrorless E-mount camera earlier this year — itself a followup to one … [Read more...]