mocha Pro 5.2 Streamlines With New Release


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Sometimes when you put out a new version of your software, you do it not because you're innovating, but because you're doing housekeeping in order to pave the way for new features. mocha Pro 5.2 does just that, with overall workflow improvements and some additional … [Read more...]

Apple In Talks For Early Access To Hollywood Movies On iTunes


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I love watching films in the theater. Call me old school, but there is something about heading out to the nearby cinema, sitting down with overpriced popcorn and beer (or soda) just to watch what new films Hollywood has to offer. On the flip side, I live in Canada, … [Read more...]

AMD Announces Largest Software Update In Its History

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) This morning AMD announced major updates to its Radeon software, which is the engine behind all AMD graphics processor cards and chips, with a focus on new technology to support gamers and Virtual Reality (VR). AMD describes their latest release as “enabling … [Read more...]

My RØDE Reel Competition 2017 Teased


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Promising a competition that is bigger than ever, RØDE has teased their 2017 My RØDE Reel short film competition. The 2017 version will offer more prizes, more categories, and even more films from over 88 countries around the world. … [Read more...]

GoPro Cuts Another 15% Of Jobs Amid KARMA Drone Recall


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I had a feeling this would happen... Dealing with a slump in camera sales due to lower priced alternatives now flooding the market, GoPro was pinning their hopes on the successful launch of their KARMA Drone just before the holiday season. Now that the drone has been … [Read more...]

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X To 10.3.1


By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) Apple tonight released a maintenance update to Final Cut Pro X to version 10.3.1. The release notes say that this version: Fixes an issue with cropped images in the Viewer when the Language and Region System Preference is set to Spanish Fixes issues with … [Read more...]

MGM Sues Over Rights To Buckaroo Banzai, Kevin Smith Exits


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Wish I could say we didn't see this coming. But it looks like Kevin Smith's high profile TV reboot based on the cult classic Bucakroo Banzai is in jeopardy. MGM has sued the original writer and director of the movie, who claim they now own the rights. With the murky … [Read more...]

World’s Smallest Drone Could Change Close-Ups

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I saw a commercial the other day from the Army, where a soldier took a tiny drone out of pocket, deployed the rotors and then set it aloft to look at what was just over the hill. This is the state of modern drone technology, where you can get crystal clear images from … [Read more...]

doddleNEWS’ Holiday Gift Guide 2016 [Updated]


Updated: Cyber Monday specials are happening now! By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's Cyber Monday, and there are plenty of deals to be had, and we've decided to put out just one gift guide for this holiday season, consisting of our favorite products that we've covered over 2016. So let's get … [Read more...]

Amazon Prime Looks To Stream Premium Sports

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Seeing the success that Twitter is having broadcasting professional sports events like Thursday Night Football, Amazon Prime is looking to get into the game with a proposed premium sports package for Prime members, making their $99 a year membership deal even more … [Read more...]

GoPro Faces Bad KARMA with Recall

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UPDATE:  Seeking to keep customers in the fold after they have returned their recalled KARMA's, GoPro is offering them a free Hero5 Black on top of the full refund for returning the recalled drone and accessories. This may also be to ensure that all drones are returned so that the problem can be … [Read more...]

ARRI Reveals New Lenses For ALEXA 65


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When Alejandro G. Iñárritu shot his Oscar winning epic The Revenant, he chose the ARRI ALEXA 65. The back-to-back Oscar winner and his three-time Oscar winner cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki also managed to get a hold of some antique Ultra Panavision … [Read more...]

Axanar Moves For Summary Judgement In Star Trek Copyright Case

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) After a failure to come to terms on a settlement in the Axanar vs. Paramount copyright case, a witness for the defense has posted an update that states that the fan film creators are filing a motion for summary judgement to bring the whole thing to an end. It's likely … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Updates Video Assist Monitor Firmware


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Today at International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (IBEE) in Japan Blackmagic Design announced a firmware upgrade to their Video Assist line of field monitor recorders, which will add support for AVID DNxHD and DNxHR codecs, 3D LUTs, and more. … [Read more...]

Adobe’s Project Clover VR Editing Interface


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Everyone in the tech industry seems convinced that virtual reality and 360° video is going to be the future of cinema. I'm still not so sure. But Adobe is convinced, and they're pushing the edge of the envelope to create a VR editing interface called Project Clover … [Read more...]

Audience Awards Small Business Doc Contest Could Win You $10,000


A new film contest By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Anyone who has had the nerve to try and create their own business knows that it is one of the toughest things you can do. The amount of work to build a business is incredible and it takes people of a certain fortitude to make it. Audience … [Read more...]