Atomos Updates Ninja and Shogun Inferno Recorders For HDR

Panasonic Varicam LT with Shogun Inferno 3_preview

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Atomos has once again updated the firmware for their Ninja Inferno and Shogun Inferno External monitor-recorders, bringing with it expanded 4K HDR recording capability, plus other features for the Panasonic VariCam LT cinema camera and more. "Our goal at Atomos has … [Read more...]

Atomos Updates Firmware For SUMO 19-Inch Monitors

Atomos Sumo

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Atomos recently announced they've updated the firmware of its popular new SUMO 19-inch field monitors. The new firmware promises some cool new features and some housekeeping tweaks to keep their large screen recorder, and the SUMO M reference monitor humming along. … [Read more...]

Datavideo Introduces NightHawk, A Micro Four-Thirds Cinema Camera


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With high profile camera companies making huge announcements, it's easy to suck up all the air in the proverbial room. So when smaller companies come to IBC to make a splash, it becomes somewhat of a ripple on the pond. Euphemisms aside, Datavideo has announced a … [Read more...]

Could The James Bond Film Franchise Be Distributed By Apple?

James Bond

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The movie distribution game is changing. Again. In fact, one could say that it's always in a state of flux. But with the large tech companies getting into the streaming game now, it's starting to look like they want an even larger piece of the theatrical pie. That's … [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...]

Apple Commits $1 Billion To Original Streaming Content

Then again ... maybe not.

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well it looks like Apple has completely given up on its rumored goal to create a live streaming service that would provide multiple channels for viewers, and is instead committing over a billion dollars to creating its own original content instead. Look out Netflix, … [Read more...]

Netflix Trying to Keep Star Wars and Marvel as Disney Develops Own Service


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) By now everyone has heard of Disney's plans to pull out of their exclusive deal with Netflix to stream Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm content, in favor of launching their own rival services in 2019. We're getting word that Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos is lobbying the … [Read more...]

VidCon 2017: Google VR180, Cameras, Drones, and More


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Walking through the halls of the Anaheim Convention Center in California to cover my first VidCon, the official fan fest for online content creators and their fans, I was immediately struck by its dichotomy. It's essentially NAB meets Comic-Con, with a fan floor, and … [Read more...]

VidCon: Switcher Studio 3.3 Launches With More Streaming features


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) This year we're diving more into streaming by visiting VidCon, the annual fest for online content creators that brings all your favorite streaming stars to one location. And with it, the team behind Switcher Studio is taking the latest version, which gives users … [Read more...]

The BuZZ Podcast: Live Video Streaming


By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) On the BuZZ this week, the focus is on live video streaming. Host Larry Jordan starts with the basics, then looks at what you need to know, what hardware to use ,and what to avoid when creating your own streaming service. Plus, in addtion to the weekly … [Read more...]

Intel Launches i9 Processor With Up To 18 Cores

intel Core i9

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While the Modular Mac Pro will eventually debut from Apple, it's actually a good thing they are taking their time to design, build, and launch it. At Computex today, Intel announced a new i9 series of processors, which promises nearly twice the performance of the … [Read more...]

SlingStudio Launches Live Streaming Production


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We've seen a lot of these streaming studio boxes. From Switcher Studio's iPhone centric-system, to Blackmagic's Web Presenter and BoxCast's paperback book-sized 4K device. It's a fast growing category, and thanks to Facebook Live and YouTube Live, everyone wants to … [Read more...]

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


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

PowerEgg Drone

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


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...]

YouTube TV Launches

YouTube TV

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...]