NAB 2017: Blackmagic Unveils DaVinci Resolve 14, Ultimate 11, and More

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic Design holds one of the biggest press conferences at NAB Show every year. They never fail to impress, and this year is no different as they hit the ground running at NAB 2017. Loads of new offerings and updates have been announced, so let's not waste … [Read more...]

NAB 2017: DJI Launches Ronin 2 Gimbal Stabilizer

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Starting over from the ground up, DJI has introduced the sequel to their Ronin gimbal stabilizer. Dubbed Ronin 2, the new rig has been designed with heavier cinema cameras like the RED, plus accessories for a total load of up to 30 pounds. But it's also convertible … [Read more...]

NAB 2017: Atomos Unveils 4K60 19-Inch Sumo

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Atomos got ahead of the NAB News Cycle yesterday with the announcement of a huge, 19-inch new 4K external monitor recorder that can wrestle 4K/60 Raw with 10-bit HDR. And they've dubbed it SUMO. … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Sound Shark Parabolic Microphone

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you’re shooting there are some times that you simply cannot get that tight close up or two shot to capture the audio with your shotgun. You could go wireless, like with the RODE Filmmaker or News shooter kit, but what if you’re needing to capture a wider … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction to the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It's finally here! Lucasfilm and Disney premiered the brand new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Star Wars Celebration and have just put it online for the whole world to see. So why are you reading this instead? Go watch the trailer embedded right … [Read more...]

NAB 2017 Preview: Blackmagic, Sony, Canon, Drones, VR, and More

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With just over ten days to go before we all travel it to Sin City for NAB 2017, it's time to take a peak over the horizon to speculate what may be coming at the annual professional film and TV confab. What can we expect? What are we going to miss? What will be the … [Read more...]

Pomfort Releases Silverstack Lab: The First Tool to Combine Data Management and Dailies Creation

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Audiences rarely have any idea what the filmmaking process looks like and tends to view it as magic. Production companies see it more as a logistical nightmare — and with good reason. As filmmaking technology matures into the digital age the defining feature … [Read more...]

Apple Announces New Modular Mac Pro Coming After 2017

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In June 2013, Apple announced radically redesigned Mac Pro, which was a stunning example of high tech form and function. But soon thereafter, problems began to creep up, causing many to question its stunning price tag and dubbing it the "trash can Mac." With no … [Read more...]

Magic Lantern Achieves Super 35mm 4K On The Canon 5D MK. III

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Now I know what you're thinking, this has to be an April Fool's joke. But a1ex assures us they're serious as a heart attack. Magic Lantern has managed to create a 4K spec for the Canon 5D MK. III. And if that's really the case, I wouldn't be selling your rig on eBay … [Read more...]

My RØDE Reel Is Back With Prizes Worth $500,000!

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) RØDE is celebrating the 50th year of their parent company, Freedman Electronics, by launching the biggest My RØDE Reel short film competition ever, with over a half million dollars in prizes. So break out your RØDE gear, grab a camera and get in on the game! … [Read more...]

Screenwriting 101: A Look at The Hero’s Journey, Pt. 3

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) "It's not over yet." - Princess Leia Here is part 3 of The Hero's Journey, focusing on Star Wars: A New Hope. Story-wise, we have set up the big climax, Act III, and if you've set up your story right, it will practically write itself. Act III is where all the action … [Read more...]

Atomos Ninja Inferno Launches Just In Time For Panasonic GH5

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With the Panasonic GH5 shipping very soon, Atomos expects it to be quite popular with filmmakers and videographers. So popular that they've announced the new HDR 4Kp60 Ninja Inferno external monitor-recorder with full 10-bit 4:2:2 HDR 4K video. … [Read more...]

Rumor: Canon Could Bring C-Log To 5D MK. IV

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UPDATE: According to Canon Rumors, the most recent news on the expected C-Log update may not come in a firmware update now, but would require bringing your 5D Mk. IV in for service to install it. Stay tuned. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of the chief beefs I've had with Canon over the … [Read more...]

FiLMiC Pro Ver. 6 Includes 4K LOG Mode, Arc Sliders, Focus Peaking And More

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Update: FiLMiC Pro ver. 6 is now available. You can grab it on the iTunes Store. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Mobile Filmmakers are about to get a host of new professional features in FiLMiC Pro that will make shooting on a mobile device even more valuable. FiLMiC Pro has been giving us a … [Read more...]

Switcher Studio 3.0 Released With Expanded iPhone Support

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Ordinarily, when you consider an app that is designed with the iPhone at its heart, it would be hard to see how you can expand support for it. But the gang over at Switcher Studio have done just that with Version 3 of the app. Harnessing the power of the latest … [Read more...]

Sigma Adds Three More Lenses To Art Line

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Sigma continues to add to their third party, high end Art line of lenses with a trio of new offerings that promise to give shooters more of the same fantastic performance of their predecessors.  From the 135mm f2 and f1.8, to the 85mm Art lens, to the new 24-70, … [Read more...]