Lucasfilm Announces Star Wars Virtual Reality Experience

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) "OH MY GOD!!" That was the reaction from my teenage son when he saw the trailer for Disney and Lucasfilm's latest Star Wars epic. With audiences hungering for more beyond blockbuster movies like The Last Jedi and the upcoming Han Solo spinoff film, along with … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Adds Features To DaVinci Resolve, Fusion and Ultimatte

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by James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) At IBC 2017, Blackmagic Design revealed key updates to their software, including expanded features for the new kid on the block, Ultimatte, as well as DaVinci Resolve 14 and even Fusion got some Virtual Reality tools. But Blackmagic didn't stop there, as they have … [Read more...]

Insta360 Announces Virtual Reality Awards Competition

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The one thing that's going to transform 360 video and virtual reality into a viable art form is content, and the best way to get content flowing is to have awards competitions and short film contests that give us something to experience. Insta360 is helping move the … [Read more...]

IBC 2017: Adobe Reveals Their 2018 Creative Cloud Update

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With up to 82% of all internet traffic being video streaming, we are currently in the golden age of video. Adobe says that not only will streaming content be the focus, but also a virtual and augmented reality second screen experience which will give content creators … [Read more...]

GoPro: Karma # 2 in Drone Sales, Business Improving

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The GoPro Karma has rapidly become the number 2 highest selling drone, behind only the DJI Mavic Pro. The company announced their 2nd quarter earnings report last week, showing that after a bad 2016, things may be looking up. "GoPro is building momentum. Strong … [Read more...]

RED HYDROGEN ONE Gets First Look

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When RED announced their new HYDROGEN ONE Android mobile device, we didn't hear a lot of details except for the amazing holographic 4-view screen. And even then, we'll have to wait next year to see the stunning view. But that's not stopping RED from showing off the … [Read more...]

SIGGRAPH 2017: Blackmagic Launches Fusion 9

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) SIGGRAPH 2017: Blackmagic Design announced a major update to their special effects and compositing software Fusion. Designed to support ultra high definition workflows, as well as virtual reality, Fusion 9 comes with a ton of new features for crafting visual effects … [Read more...]

IMAX Cutting 3D Showings Indicates The Medium Is Dying

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In the medium war between resolution, higher dynamic range (HDR), and 3D, 3D is losing. Badly. Mostly because people are realizing that paying extra for 3D and getting lousy post-conversions from 2D simply isn't worth the money. Add in ultra HD Dolby Vision … [Read more...]

Ready Player One Teaser Trailer From Steven Spielberg

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Comic-Con 2017 officially ended Sunday, and once again it was a blast! Our own James DeRuvo was there, and we had complete coverage. But one trailer slipped through the cracks, and it was Ready Player One, the famous pop culture novel from author Ernest Cline. And … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: GoPro OMNI 360 Camera Rig

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With GoPro set to release their new Fusion 360 camera early next year, we thought it would be a good time to review the once and future king of Virtual Reality, the GoPro OMNI, a six camera cube that syncs automatically to make stitching your 360 videos in 8K a heck … [Read more...]

Oculus Unveils Lower Cost Prototype Virtual Reality Glasses

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When Oculus finally announced the price of the Rift virtual reality glasses, it was stunningly high. Not only did it have a price of around $500, but you would likely have to invest in an expensive, Oculus approved PC to support it. But when you consider that … [Read more...]

GoPro Begins Pilot Program For Fusion 360 Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) GoPro has started a pilot program for their new 5.2K GoPro Fusion 360˚ action camera and almost immediately it had over 20,000 creators, brands, and organizations (and yours truly) sign up to one of the lucky few to try out the new camera. Now the cameras are … [Read more...]

RED’s Jim Jannard Offers Details On HYDROGEN Display

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Yesterday, when RED pulled the veil off their latest smartphone product, named HYDROGEN, the lack of details didn't stop users from smashing the REDUSER Forums in order  to learn more and preorder their very own copy. Speaking on the forums, which is now his portal … [Read more...]

With HYDROGEN, RED Dives into the Deep End of VR

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While everyone is raving about how virtual reality goggles changing the way we view the world, RED declared, "What if we don't need VR glasses at all?!" And with that, Jim Jannard and his team introduced HYDROGEN, their modular hologram smartphone. … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Adobe Boosts Virtual Reality Toolset With Mettle SkyBox Acquisition

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Today, Adobe announced that they have bought Mettle's SkyBox Plugin Tools, a set of drag-and-drop, customizable transitions and tools for cinema-quality virtual reality workflows. VR continues its relentless march into our creative tool set, whether we want it to or … [Read more...]