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

Canon 5D Mark IV

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


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

Switcher Studio 3.0

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...]

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...]

Sigma Adds Three More Lenses To Art Line


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...]

On Set Sound – Part 1

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I have a habit of going off to the lesser touched aspects of film that are really really important. Most of this because I never really went to film school and learned a lot the hard way-- by massively screwing the pooch (not to be confused with screwing the … [Read more...]

Screenwriting 101: A Look at the Hero’s Journey, Pt. 1


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) From filming to special effects, the Star Wars saga has set a standard by which many event blockbusters are now modeled after. And while not perfect, it draws from the classic story telling technique called The Hero's Journey, by Joseph Campbell. This tried and … [Read more...]

Having Pioneered DSLR Video, Nikon Struggles to Compete


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While everyone is looking at Canon, Panasonic and Sony for their DSLR and mirrorless camera needs, many wouldn't know Nikon was the first company to add video to their line of DSLRs. Faced with stiff competition and a fast development cycle of the digital revolution, … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction to the Avengers: Infinity War Featurette


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) To say that I'm looking forward to Avengers: Infinity War is a massive, massive understatement. In 2008, Marvel Studios launched something that was completely new in film, and began putting together a single cohesive universe where characters from each film could … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Trapcode Suite 13 For After Effects, Part 2


By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) In our last article, in our review of the Trapcode Suite 13 (TS13), we talked about the price, and the first three effects - Shine, Star Glow and Sound Keys. In this lesson, I want to finish up talking about the other effects inside of the TS13, including Tao, … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Trapcode Suite 13 For After Effects, Part 1


By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) I’m going to be honest right off the top of this review: There are very few plugins out there that are worth purchases “a-la-carte,”meaning on a single plugin basis. Most of them are a lot of money, and are really a one trick pony that can be used in very … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Unveils New Products For Live Streaming


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With live streaming one of the hottest things via YouTube and Facebook Live, Blackmagic CEO Grant Petty went live on YouTube today to introduce several products that will help service the live webcast market. … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: GoPro Karma Grip


by James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When GoPro made the decision to recall the Karma Drone, the action camera company was faced with a dark cloud that could over shadow sales of the new HERO5. But there was a silver lining in the Karma Grip, and it proved to be a life preserver (and the drone is back and … [Read more...]

GoPro Karma Drone Is Back and Ready For Sale


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Having solved the power failure issues of the long awaited, but temporarily short-lived Karma Drone System, GoPro is relaunching their UAV and is now available for sale. … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Blackmagic 4K Video Assist Monitor-Recorder


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) A few months back, we reviewed the Blackmagic Video Assist Monitor-Recorder, and I said that I found it to be an ideal entry level monitor recorder for 1080p HD recording. That opinion hasn't changed. But what has changed is that Blackmagic has released a larger, The … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Martini QuickShot Creator For NLE’s

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Martini QuickShot Creator is for editors By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) If you’re an editor, there’s probably been countless times in the edit suite when you’ve found yourself looking for just the right shot that you realize, you just don’t have. The edit needs to continue, but … [Read more...]