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...]

GoPro’s Fusion 360 Camera Spotted in the Wild

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When GoPro dove into live video streaming via Periscope, they took it to the ESPN Winter games in Aspen to give it the widest possible test with their target demographic. Now it looks like they've done the same thing with their new Fusion 360° camera, bringing it to … [Read more...]

Apple Announces VR Support For Final Cut Pro X

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) As part of the WWDC keynote, Apple announced that upcoming versions of the company’s Pro Video Apps, including Final Cut Pro X, will support professional post-production for 360° video, as well as support for the new HEVC compression codec. Later this year, … [Read more...]

WWDC: Apple’s iMac and iPad Updated

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Going into greater depth on the hardware announcements made at today's keynote that kicked off Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference. We saw a bunch of updates and new hardware, including a new iMac Pro, which makes me wonder if editors will look back at that old … [Read more...]

Hardware and Software Updates Shine at Apple’s WWDC

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) This year’s Apple WorldWide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) pleasantly surprised with refreshes to the iMac, Macbook and iPad, but we also got a great new product with Apple’s HomePod. But even without all that, the software updates this year are downright cool. … [Read more...]

Intel Launches i9 Processor With Up To 18 Cores

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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...]

Update: Michelle Gomez NOT Leaving Doctor Who?

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UPDATE: Well it looks like we all fell for a head fake from Missy, or an over zealous reporter from Radio Times connected several out of context statements and concluded something different. But Michelle Gomez took to Twitter this afternoon to tell everyone that our favorite "frenemy" in the TARDIS … [Read more...]

Facebook Shutters Oculus Story Studio; Is This The End of Cinematic VR?

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When Facebook first bought Oculus Rift and created Oculus Story Studio for generating virtual reality content, it portended an opening of the flood gates for VR to become the next great cinematic frontier. But a little over two years later, the Story Studio has been … [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...]

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...]

Vimeo Adds 360° and Virtual Reality Video Support

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Vimeo has finally joined the 360° video and virtual reality party by adding 360° video support to their streaming service. Well, better late than never. But it taking their time, they've crafted a pretty cool page and tips on how to get started. … [Read more...]

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...]