NAB 2017: Wrap-Up and Best of the Show

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) NAB 2017 was vast with no lack of interesting technology to see. From streaming video boxes to virtual reality, to tiny little drones that fly in formation. There was also announcements for updates to Blackmagic's Davinci Resolve, and Adobe Premiere. But my favorite … [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...]

LumaForge: Faster, Together At NAB 2017

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) LumaForge is a server company started by-and-for filmmakers. With the amount of material being produced expanding due to decreasing costs, increased storage requirements, and no truly useable solutions, the LumaForge team struck out on their own. Their goal is to … [Read more...]

NAB 2017: SLR Magic Launches 1.33x 40 Anamorphot Lens Adapter

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Being an independent filmmaker with lower budgets can often limit your cinematic choices. Sure, you'd love to go ultra widescreen and shoot a 2.35:1 aspect ratio with anamorphic lenses, but that's out of the budget. Until now. SLR Magic has a new 1.33x 40 Anamorphot … [Read more...]

NAB 2017 Roundup: New Kino Flo LED Lights, Aputure, and Fotodiox

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of my favorite things at NAB every year are new lights. While arguably not as sexy as a new lens or new camera, I've always thought of them as a more important key to a good image than they're given credit for. You can always use a mediocre camera to get an … [Read more...]

NAB 2017: Day Two – Drones, Adobe, Switcher, and Musicbed

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well during Dat 2 of NAB 2017, I saw a few drones I liked, Adobe's booth was standing room only  showing off new features, Switcher Studio goes remote, there's an indie film and music fest coming from Musicbed, and I think we've been invaded by aliens. … [Read more...]

NAB 2017 Interview: Dan May, Blackmagic Design

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of my favorite things that I look forward to here at NAB is a chance to catch up with Blackmagic Design USA’s president Dan May. After listening to CEO Grant Petty introduce Davinci Resolve 14, with its new audio editing, facial tracking, and intra network team … [Read more...]

NAB 2017: FilmConvert Shows Off Upcoming Cinematch App

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There are typically three types of announcements at NAB every year: Brand new products, updates to existing products, and unveiling prototypes. FilmConvert's Cinematch falls under that third category. We've covered FilmConvert quite a bit, as they continually … [Read more...]

NAB 2017: Day One, Pt. 2 – BoxCast, Digital Anarchy, and JauntVR

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Part II of our NAB Day One wrap-up saw me wandering around all three halls, looking for some really cool technology. I saw several Virtual Reality experiences, designed with a theme park vibe. But there was also some cool streaming technology from BoxCast and a pretty … [Read more...]

NAB 2017: Day One – ARRI, Convergent Design, Panasonic

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Day one is winding down and boy are my dogs barkin!  But what's also making a loud racket is some great camera news, including updates to the VariCam LT, a mysterious new Cinema Camera that Panasonic says will fit in between the GH5 and the VariCam line, and ARRI … [Read more...]

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 Roundup: Sweet Offerings from Sony, Panasonic, and Edelkrone

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) NAB Show 2017 has begun, which can mean only one thing: fun toys! As the week kicks off we've already got a good look at what Sony, Panasonic, and Edelkrone have in store for the near future. So without any further ado, let's see what they're offering! Sony: … [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: Avid Will Offer Free Version of Media Composer In June

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) With so many non-linear editing suites offering their programs for free, it was just a matter of time before Avid followed suite (no pun intended). At this year's NAB Show 2017, the company announced the new Media Composer | First will be released for free this … [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...]

NAB Roundup Day 0: GoPro, Canon, and Lenses From Sigma and Cooke

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Day Zero? Yes. That's right. There's so much NAB news breaking in the run up to the annual pro confab in Sin City, that we have to start a few days early to give you all the breaking news. What is so important that it can't wait until Monday to get started? Well, … [Read more...]