Adobe Boosts Virtual Reality Toolset With Mettle SkyBox Acquisition

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Today, Adobe announced that they have bought Mettle's SkyBox Plugin Tools, a set of drag-and-drop, customizable transitions and tools for cinema-quality virtual reality workflows. VR continues its relentless march into our creative tool set, whether we want it to or … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction to the New Game of Thrones Season 7 Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It's no secret that I love Game of Thrones, aka, the A Song of Ice and Fire book series. While the television series has made some questionable changes, it is still head and shoulders above almost anything else on TV. The seventh season of Game of Thrones marks … [Read more...]

More Star Wars: Han Solo Fallout — What Happens Now?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Last night, Star Wars fans were blind-sighted by the news that Phil Lord and Chris Miller had parted ways with Lucasfilm in the midst of shooting the Han Solo spinoff film. The reason for it was the usual "creative differences" line that these things come up with, … [Read more...]

Star Wars: Han Solo Loses Directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I thought one of the greatest things that Lucasfilm did after Disney acquired the company was hiring Chris Miller and Phil Lord to direct the Star Wars spinoff that centered around a young Han Solo. The directors have proven time and time again that they have keen … [Read more...]

Convergent Releases Firmware Update for Odyssey and Apollo Recorders

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's a new week and new hardware firmware, and this time it's Convergent Design, which adds an update bringing Titan HD Extract native to the Odyssey and Apollo monitor-recorders, and without the need to pay an licensing fee. And that's not all. … [Read more...]

Star Trek: Discovery Premiere Date Announced, Delays Explained

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Fans of the Star Trek franchise have been eagerly awaiting the premiere of the new series, Star Trek: Discovery. It's been well over a decade since we last saw a Star Trek series on the small screen with Enterprise, and Discovery hasn't helped by being plagued … [Read more...]

Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 60: Getting Slow-Motion Clips To Play Well

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By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS) In the last tutorial, we talked about 4-point edits and how to use this to create slow-motion clips. However, there is a gotcha here … while speeding up a clip will result in Premiere Pro dropping frames, to slow a clip down means it must create new frames to … [Read more...]

Camera Assistant Tool Arsenal Will Automatically Compose Perfect Shot

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Every year, there seems to be a new tool helping photographers take better images. A device is now making the rounds that will help shutterbugs take even better photographs, and it's called Arsenal. Arsenal was developed by computer science engineer Ryan … [Read more...]

Special Price: Lightworks Pro v14

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Includes Boris FX & Graffiti - a $598 value! For over 25 years, Lightworks has been at the forefront of editing, having been used on many of the finest films in cinema history: The Wolf of Wall Street, LA Confidential, Pulp Fiction, Heat, Road to Perdition, Hugo, The King’s Speech, and many … [Read more...]

Sony a7 III Rumored For This Fall

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) More camera rumors abound, and this time it's with the third generation of the venerable Sony α7 series. The latest scuttlebutt deals with the α7 III, which looks to be a stripped down version of the higher-end α9, with the same focusing system, but not the high … [Read more...]

New Game of Thrones Villain Euron Greyjoy Will Make Ramsay Bolton “Look Like A Little Kid”

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) If there is one thing that multiple seasons of Game of Thrones have taught us, it's that the good guys die first. Over the last couple of seasons, however, it seems like the tide has been turning ever so slightly. Cersei is now Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, and … [Read more...]

Contest: Learn Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro With A Free Subscription To LarryJordan.com

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DODDLENEWS NEWSLETTER SWEEPSTAKES Win a free 1-year basic subscription to LarryJordan.com by simply signing up for the doddleNEWS newsletter! Existing newsletter subscribers are automatically entered to win. The LarryJordan.com 1-year subscription gives you access to all of Larry Jordan’s … [Read more...]

Canon Poised To Announce 6D MK. II Sooner: End Of June

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Coming just before the end of June, Canon is set to announce the EOS 6D MK. II sooner than expected, with promises a new sensor, but sadly, not an upgrade to 4K video. … [Read more...]

The BuZZ Podcast: Guests From Avid, LumaForge, Wipster, and More

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On The Buzz this week, we discuss collaboration. What is it and how does it work? We look at new technology enabling collaboration for both video editors and musicians, along with a discussion of what prevents collaboration from working more smoothly. Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Tony … [Read more...]

Filmstro Music Scoring App Gets Update

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Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Filmstro is a really cool app for filmmakers who have trouble with finding the right stock music for their film, or who don't like stock music to begin with. Sometimes it's too expensive to book a composer, or the timeframe is too tight. Filmstro approaches music … [Read more...]

James Gunn Might Break MCU Canon With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was nearly as good as the first film... Or better, depending on who you talk to. There was some speculation whether director James Gunn would be returning to helm the third film, as he was weighing his options. Thankfully, he signed … [Read more...]