NAB 2017: Day Three: Sennheiser/GoPro, SmallHD, Sigma, and More

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Day three of NAB 2017 was filled with discovery as I played around with augmented reality for drones, saw the world through the eyes of those gorgeous Sigma Cine Primes, and discovered a very interesting link between GoPro and the Broadway Stage... … [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: 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...]

Why Independent Film Is Still A Worthy Investment

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By Del Harvey (doddleNEWS) As a maker of indie feature films, I know first-hand how stressful and mentally debilitating seeking funding for your project can be. Recently I attended a Technori event here in Chicago. I was discussing tech investments with a friend who does market analysis for a … [Read more...]

YouTube TV Launches

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) YouTube TV went live this week, becoming the biggest live streaming competitor yet to Sling TV, PlayStation Vue and DIRECTV Now.  Though only in five markets at the moment, YouTube has lined up an impressive array of live streaming channel options for cord cutters … [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...]

YouTube Jumps Into Live TV Streaming Game With Sling Killer

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Netflix may be the king of original streaming programming, but there is an arms race emerging amoungs services that want to offer live tv and on demand content to cord cutters. The heavy hitters are PlayStation Vue, Sling TV and DIRECTV Now. You can add YouTube to the … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Unveils New Products For Live Streaming

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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...]

NewTek and Wowza Launch MediaDS, the First Ever Global & Local Distribution Platform

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) NewTek and Wowza have just unwrapped the MediaDS1, which is touted as the world's first end-to-end, real-time media encoding and live streaming video delivery system. Among the many features, the first generation MediaDS has the ability for content creators to … [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...]

Larry Jordan Looks Back At 2016

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) On the Digital Production Buzz this last week, Michael Kammes asked me what I thought the highlights of 2016 were. As I was thinking about it, I realized that these fell into four areas: Distribution Hardware Software Business Trends Here’s what I … [Read more...]

4K Blu-ray: Has Time Passed It By?

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) CES is right around the corner and with it comes all the gadgets and hardware that electronics companies hope will grab consumers' attention. One of those vying for your dollars will be 4K Blu-ray. But with streaming reaching the 4K summit, has time passed physical … [Read more...]

Amazon Studios Gets Into Virtual Reality With New Hire

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Amazon Studios is getting into virtual reality by making a high profile hire of Tribecca's Genna Terranova to head development of all VR content at the studio. Can VR live up to the success of Amazon's original programming? … [Read more...]

YouTube’s Potential Problem: Viewership May Be Dropping

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We've all heard the old phrase, 'You don't kill the goose that lays the golden egg.' And for years, YouTube's API was that golden goose. But after tweaking it to make the streaming giant more curated, YouTubers have begun to complain that their views have dropped 5 … [Read more...]

Round Up: Streaming Live With These Seven Applications

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Going live for events and even kodak moments is all the rage these days, but while YouTube and Facebook may be the 800 pound gorilla in streaming live video, they are by no means the only options. Nor were they the first. So here is a list of all the ways that you can … [Read more...]