doddleREVIEWS: RØDE Stereo VideoMic Pro With Rycote

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As a Dad, one of the things that I do is record my son's marching and concert band performances so their director can use them as a teaching aid. With audio being half the equation, having a good external mic to get the best sound you can is equally as important as … [Read more...]

mocha Pro 5.2 Streamlines With New Release

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Sometimes when you put out a new version of your software, you do it not because you're innovating, but because you're doing housekeeping in order to pave the way for new features. mocha Pro 5.2 does just that, with overall workflow improvements and some additional … [Read more...]

Is Virtual Reality Already Failure?

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When Virtual Reality headsets finally hit the stores, such as the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR and others, there was one brand noticeably missing... Apple. And maybe that's because Cupertino knew something we all didn't... that VR, like 3D before it, is a fad, and … [Read more...]

Apple In Talks For Early Access To Hollywood Movies On iTunes

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I love watching films in the theater. Call me old school, but there is something about heading out to the nearby cinema, sitting down with overpriced popcorn and beer (or soda) just to watch what new films Hollywood has to offer. On the flip side, I live in Canada, … [Read more...]

AMD Announces Largest Software Update In Its History

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) This morning AMD announced major updates to its Radeon software, which is the engine behind all AMD graphics processor cards and chips, with a focus on new technology to support gamers and Virtual Reality (VR). AMD describes their latest release as “enabling … [Read more...]

Griffin Hammond Compares iPhone 7 Camera To The 6S

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Those hoping for a new iPhone 7 this holiday so they can up their mobile filmmaking game may want to take a look at Griffin Hammond's side by side comparison with the iPhone 6S. In Germany for Photokina, Hammond tested both and highlights some pretty noticeable … [Read more...]

New Footage of Sony FS II Out of New York

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) On its face, there's not really much difference between the Sony FS7 and its newer cousin, the FS7 II. Both use the same 4K Super 35mm sensor, along with the Sony F5 and F55. It's been Sony's stalwart sensor since 2012. But it has legs, there's no denying that, and … [Read more...]

GoPro Remo Amplifies Voice Commands

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) GoPro is continuing to improve voice command functions of the HERO5 and HERO5 Session with their new Remo remote control, a waterproof, voice-activated remote that extends the HERO5's voice control range. … [Read more...]

ARRI Supports Canon C700 With Variety of Accessories

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) ARRI strives to not only compete with camera companies like Canon, but also to accommodate them with hardware support. Recently, Canon announced their 4K C700 camera, and ARRI is developing accessories that are bound to make the C700 even more functional. … [Read more...]

GoPro’s Karma Grip Competes Directly With DJI OSMO

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Although GoPro is having trouble with its Karma drone, prompting a full recall, there is one aspect of the design that could end up giving the action camera company a ray of hope. The Karma Grip is a key design of the drone which can be removed and used as a … [Read more...]

DJI Expands Drone API For Third-Party Development Tools

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) DJI is expanding its drone control tools and opening them up even further for third party development. Already having an API that developers can use to create custom drone tools, the drone company highlighted some new SDK tools at their first annual that can enable … [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...]

Sony Releases the PXW-Z450 4K XDCAM

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sony has just released the brand new professional PXW-Z450 4K XDCAM camera, which was announced back in April during NAB. Sony’s latest XDCAM shoulder-mount camcorder features the 2/3-type Exmor R CMOS sensor capable of delivering resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 in … [Read more...]

My RØDE Reel Competition 2017 Teased

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Promising a competition that is bigger than ever, RØDE has teased their 2017 My RØDE Reel short film competition. The 2017 version will offer more prizes, more categories, and even more films from over 88 countries around the world. … [Read more...]

GoPro Cuts Another 15% Of Jobs Amid KARMA Drone Recall

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I had a feeling this would happen... Dealing with a slump in camera sales due to lower priced alternatives now flooding the market, GoPro was pinning their hopes on the successful launch of their KARMA Drone just before the holiday season. Now that the drone has been … [Read more...]

Panasonic Moving Into Virtual Reality With Live 360-Degree Streaming Rig

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Panasonic is getting into the virtual reality / 360° video category with a new quad-4K camera prototype. Ut not only shoots live video in 360°, but stitches it together and streams it in real time. Could this be the future of live event broadcasting? … [Read more...]