Editing 101: The Art of Cutting – Where to Start

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) You've heard the old saying that a film is written three times: First as a screenplay, then during production, and again when it's been edited. It's easy to find tons of information on how to write a screenplay or direct a film (I should know, I've written a lot on … [Read more...]

ARRI Finalizes SXT 4K Camera Upgrades

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) ARRI has announced that it has finally completed development of their new SXT Camera platform design, and are now ready to begin scheduling upgrades of ALEXA cameras bought during the last two years. … [Read more...]

Canon Shows Off Mammoth 8K Camera Prototype At Photokina 2016

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Canon brought an 8K prototype Cinema EOS camera to Photokina last week, and it's huge. But that's what might be expected from a prototype. Let's take a look at the details. … [Read more...]

Sound 101: Six Sound Tips To Record Better Audio Now

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By Julian Grant (doddleNEWS) Good sound matters. It beats good picture when shooting a dialogue heavy scene or film. Unless you have access to post dubbing stages for ADR (automated dialogue replacement) - you will be stuck with what you shot LIVE on the floor. In order to up your content game, … [Read more...]

cineXinsert App Can Add Scenes Without Re-Rendering

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's almost an axiom of the computing world that the older a utility gets, the more complicated it becomes with additional features that were never intended when the utility was envisioned. And while some apps can expand their reach with more features, there's … [Read more...]

DJI Reveals Mavic Pro Personal Drone Featuring 4K Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If Yoda saw today's DJI Mavic Pro announcement, he would proclaim "Begun, the Drone Wars have." Last week, GoPro got the world talking about the new KARMA, a drone that CEO Nick Woodman said was more "experience system" than a drone, with it's removable gimbal and … [Read more...]

Roku Announces New Streaming Devices

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Calling it the "the biggest launch in Roku history," the streaming hardware giant announced five new streaming media players to give cord cutters of every budget the ability to stream their favorite TV shows and movies, and they're planning on going for streaming … [Read more...]

Chronos 1.4: Engineer Creates Budget High Speed Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) High speed cameras... They're awesome. Some, like the Phantom Flex 4K, can record in ultra high definition at thousands of frames per second, but with a $140,000 price tag. As such, they are largely relegated to the rental market. But an engineer has created his own … [Read more...]

The CW Opens Streaming Doors Wide Open For Cord Cutters

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of the things that has hampered cord cutters from streaming what they want when they want it, is that some channels require you to log into your cable or satellite subscription before you can watch their shows. But The CW is changing all that. … [Read more...]

FujiFilm Announces GFX 50S With Giant 51MP Sensor

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Fujifilm has just made a huge splash at Photokina with the GFX 50S. This mirror-less camera features a monstrous sensor stuffed into a medium format compact body. The sensor measures 43.8x32.9mm, making it 1.7x bigger than your average 36x24mm full frame 35mm … [Read more...]

Robo Goes Back to Kickstarter With New Line Of 3D Printers

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) 3D printers. They're going to change the world. I think that they will become one of those products where you won't remember what your life was like before they became mainstream. So when Robo went back to not only the drawing board, but to crowdfunding with their … [Read more...]

Photokina 2016: SanDisk Announces 1TB SD Card

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Every time a larger SD card comes out, I kinda laugh, because my very first computer back in the day had a 20 MB hard drive, and I would think "Man, I'll NEVER fill that up!" Now we have 1TB SD cards from SansDisk for our cameras? WOW. … [Read more...]

Nikon Unveils KeyMission Action Cameras

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Photokina 2016 continues in full swing and Nikon has shown off a pair of new action cameras from their KeyMission line. While the KeyMission 360 is their virtual reality camera, the KeyMission 170 and 80 are going after the GoPro and iPhone crowd. … [Read more...]

Are These Leaked Images DJI’s Rumored New Drone?

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With GoPro burning up the internet after finally announcing their new Karma drone, the pressure is going to be on DJI to answer in kind. Already they've put out an invitation for an announcement next week, and now we're hearing that their new UAV has been spotted in … [Read more...]

Olympus Announces OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 20MP Sensor, 4K Video

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It seems the big thing at Photokina this year is 4K video and high frame rate photo burst shooting — and Olympus is no exception to the rule. They've announced the OM-D E-M1 Mark II which is a replacement to the E-M1 that was unveiled three years ago. The new … [Read more...]

GoPro Unveils The HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Sure, everyone was waiting for the big reveal of the new GoPro Karma drone today, but what we didn't expect until just before CEO Nick Woodman took to the stage in Squaw Valley, that we'd also get a GoPro HERO5 Black and Session! While the improvements are minor, … [Read more...]