GoPro: Karma # 2 in Drone Sales, Business Improving


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...]


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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


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


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


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


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

Oculus Wireless Prototype code named Santa Cruz.
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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


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


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


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


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

Adobe Mettle SkyBox

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


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


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...]