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...]

The Worst Technology Stories Of 2016

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Looking back on all the technology that came out in 2016, there was some shining moments in tech, and some which are definitely not ready for prime time. Here are the worst technology stories for 2016: … [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...]

Adobe’s Project Clover VR Editing Interface

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Everyone in the tech industry seems convinced that virtual reality and 360° video is going to be the future of cinema. I'm still not so sure. But Adobe is convinced, and they're pushing the edge of the envelope to create a VR editing interface called Project Clover … [Read more...]

Teradek Updates Sphere Live Virtual Reality Platform

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Live streaming of events is all the rage, thanks to Facebook Live, YouTube, Periscope, and a host of others, which are airing events like product announcements, concerts, and more. But there's also an emerging market that's doing live streaming with virtual reality, … [Read more...]