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...]

Oculus Loses Virtual Reality Patent Infringement Case

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The ZeniMax vs. Oculus virtual reality patent infringement case is over, and it didn't take long for a jury to come back with a punishing decision. In developing the Rift VR headset, Palmer Luckey and company is guilty of violating the terms of a non-disclosure … [Read more...]

KitSplit Buys CameraLends, Now Largest Online Rental Portal

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The online camera equipment rental business just witnessed an 800 pound gorilla being born as CameraLends was bought by KitSplit to become the largest online camera rental portal. … [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...]

Oculus Sued for Virtual Reality Patent Infringement

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When Oculus Rift was launched on Kickstarter a few years back, it really wasn't a new idea, just an advancement that showed that the technology had nearly caught up with the virtual reality promise that had been around since the 90s. And ZeniMax Media thinks that … [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...]

CES 2017 Day Two: Project Alloy VR, Razer 3-Monitor Laptop, Robo 3D

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Roaming around day 2 of CES 2017, we're catching our breath and seeing what we've missed. Some products are amazing, to be sure, but will some of them ever make it to market? … [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...]

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...]

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...]