Judge Rejects Axanar’s Request for Summary Judgment in Star Trek Copyright Case

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In a tersely worded opinion that minces no words, the judge in the Axanar Star Trek fan film copyright case has rejected the fair use argument by the Axanar defense team, and has denied their request for summary judgment. Thus clearing the way for a jury trial. … [Read more...]

Amazon Studios Gets Into Virtual Reality With New Hire

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Amazon Studios is getting into virtual reality by making a high profile hire of Tribecca's Genna Terranova to head development of all VR content at the studio. Can VR live up to the success of Amazon's original programming? … [Read more...]

Twitter Announces 360° Live Streaming in Periscope

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Making good on their promise to continue to develop Periscope's capabilities independently, the live streaming app is adding a 360° live streaming option. Can that really work with a smartphone? … [Read more...]

YouTube’s Potential Problem: Viewership May Be Dropping

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We've all heard the old phrase, 'You don't kill the goose that lays the golden egg.' And for years, YouTube's API was that golden goose. But after tweaking it to make the streaming giant more curated, YouTubers have begun to complain that their views have dropped 5 … [Read more...]

Round Up: Streaming Live With These Seven Applications

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Going live for events and even kodak moments is all the rage these days, but while YouTube and Facebook may be the 800 pound gorilla in streaming live video, they are by no means the only options. Nor were they the first. So here is a list of all the ways that you can … [Read more...]

BBC Previews 4K Support For iPlayer Streaming Video

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As time goes on, we're going to see more streaming in 4K. Netflix blazed the trail two years ago, followed by Amazon Prime, YouTube (in a way, and more recently added HDR) and many others. But now, across the pond, the BBC is offering a free preview of the ultra high … [Read more...]

Cloud-based Sound Effects Service and Editing Application Soundly Released

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Anyone who has had to deal with sound design in film and video has come across the frustrating task of finding a particular SFX. You may have folders and folders of sounds to search through, and finding it on the cloud is even more problematic. That's where … [Read more...]

Update: Switcher Go For iOS Released From Switcher Studio

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) UPDATE:  YouTube Live and Facebook Live streaming has created a new flavor of live production that is available to everyone. With Switcher Go, you can take that experience and make it better and more professional, by remotely connecting a second device and then … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny: How The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Should Have Ended

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Update: With the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer dropping, I thought it would be a good reminder why Marvel and Sony rebooted the Andrew Garfield films. By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) It seems a lot of fans and critics weren't happy with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and even star Andrew Garfield … [Read more...]

Netflix Opens Up Downloading for Members to Watch Offline

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Recently, I flew to see family, and while waiting for my flight, I started catching up on Stranger Things on Netflix. Thanks to a surprisingly good free WiFi stream at the airport, I was able to get several episodes in. But then I would be several hours in the air, … [Read more...]

Streaming Services Offer New Options To Lure Cord Cutters

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) DISH Network's Sling TV streaming service is adding a feature that is aimed squarely at cord cutters who are using PlayStation Vue. Dubbed "Sling Cloud DVR," the service will allow users to record live TV on the internet and store it indefinitely. … [Read more...]

SpeedScriber Beta: Automatically Transcribe Clips In Final Cut Pro X

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) If there is one thing I've always hated doing it has to be transcribing. Years ago, I had to do this in-house while working at post-production facility and it was mind numbing. So when I hear about something like SpeedScriber by a company called Digital Heaven, I … [Read more...]

Amazon Prime Looks To Stream Premium Sports

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Seeing the success that Twitter is having broadcasting professional sports events like Thursday Night Football, Amazon Prime is looking to get into the game with a proposed premium sports package for Prime members, making their $99 a year membership deal even more … [Read more...]

Media Companies Vying To Buy Netflix

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With Netflix riding high in quarterly earnings and record subscriptions, it's no secret that it has become the 800 pound gorilla in the streaming video jungle. It would also come as no surprise that such high profile success makes a company a prime target for … [Read more...]

YouTube Adds HDR Support

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) First there was 3D. Then 4K. Then came live streaming video, virtual reality and 360° video support wasn't far behind. Now YouTube is going into High Dynamic Range with the launch of a new playlist to show what YouTube plans to do with HDR. And not only RED, but … [Read more...]