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...]

GoPro Talks Their New OverCapture Feature

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When the GoPro Fusion is officially launched later this summer, the 360° camera will have a unique new mode called OverCapture, which will enable shooters to essentially punch out a flat, traditionally framed clip in 1080p from the 4K 360° video. The implications of … [Read more...]

GoPro’s Fusion 360 Camera Spotted in the Wild

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When GoPro dove into live video streaming via Periscope, they took it to the ESPN Winter games in Aspen to give it the widest possible test with their target demographic. Now it looks like they've done the same thing with their new Fusion 360° camera, bringing it to … [Read more...]

Apple Announces VR Support For Final Cut Pro X

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) As part of the WWDC keynote, Apple announced that upcoming versions of the company’s Pro Video Apps, including Final Cut Pro X, will support professional post-production for 360° video, as well as support for the new HEVC compression codec. Later this year, … [Read more...]

Yi Partners With Google To Create New JumpVR Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) You may remember that Google/GoPro JumpVR virtual reality 360° camera rig that came out a few years ago. It looked super cool, but at a price of $15,000, it was priced pretty much out of the low budget VR filmmaker's budget. Many other 360 cameras have come out … [Read more...]

Vimeo Adds 360° and Virtual Reality Video Support

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Vimeo has finally joined the 360° video and virtual reality party by adding 360° video support to their streaming service. Well, better late than never. But it taking their time, they've crafted a pretty cool page and tips on how to get started. … [Read more...]

Rumors Swirl Of Phantom 5 Drone Coming

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Almost the very second after DJI announced they were eliminating the Phantom 4 standard from their drone line and were closing down for a few weeks for the Chinese New Year, the speculation started about when we'd see a new Phantom 5. Now it seems like we'll get one … [Read more...]

Lytro Raises $60 Million, Releases First Virtual Reality Film

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If Virtual Reality is going to go anywhere, it's going to need a unique camera platform which can not only capture what's all around you, but also can adjust according to depth as a viewer moves around in the space. Most VR camera platforms, like the GoPro Omni can … [Read more...]

Boris Releases Mocha VR For Virtual Reality Workflows

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If Virtual Reality and 360° Video is going to gain any traction beyond in narrative filmmaking, sooner or later we're going to have to see visual effects impacting the VR workflow. To that end, Boris is releasing Mocha VR, as the world's first plugin's to bring … [Read more...]

Mettle Unveils Affordable Suite Of Virtual Reality Tools

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Virtual Reality and 360° video keeps gathering steam, and it's easy to see why. It's a fresh new toy for the filmmaker arsenal. But while you can enjoy the freshness that a VR camera rig can provide, you still need the tools to be able to create a viable story. … [Read more...]

4K Virtual Reality in 3D? That’s the Promise of TwoEyes VR

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Honestly, it almost looks like the head of Wall-E. But TwoEyes VR is a 3D virtual reality camera that promises the world's first 360° binocular 3D virtual reality experience, and doing it in 4K. Is this the VR we've been waiting for? … [Read more...]

Sundance 2017: Adobe Premiere Pro Has Huge Presence Once Again

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We've barely caught our breath from CES and Sundance is preparing to get into full swing, and Adobe is on just about every film panel's agenda. Why? Well, not only is it an official sponsor of the Robert Redford's film festival, but with over 4 in 10 projects using … [Read more...]

The Best of CES 2017: Panasonic GH5, Razer’s 3-Screen Laptop and More

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) CES 2017 is now a memory, but there was a ton of cool stuff to see. From fishing drones to self driving cars and plenty a virtual reality rigs. What was the best? Well, Engadget has their official 'Best Of' awards, and we have ours. And for film and video … [Read more...]

CES 2017 Day 3: HTC Vive, Mohu, Steadicam, Dell, and 8K Virtual Reality

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Day three of CES 2017 proved one thing: There is quite a lot to see, and there's really no way to see it all, even if CES was a month long. But here are a few things we feel are worth sharing. … [Read more...]

Sphere Pro Turns Your DSLR Into A 360° Video Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Imagine if you could convert your DSLR to a 360° video camera with a simple lens attachment? Sure, 360° cameras like the Samsung Gear 360 VR camera do the job, but there's a new startup company in New York that has created a new lens for your DSLR that offers 360 … [Read more...]

Twitter Announces 360° Live Streaming in Periscope

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Making good on their promise to continue to develop Periscope's capabilities independently, the live streaming app is adding a 360° live streaming option. Can that really work with a smartphone? … [Read more...]