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      Sony Announces Budget Mirrorless Camera With XAVC Codec

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you've been dying to get that Sony a7s, but you're not really sure you need all that epic 4K full frame dynamic range at this point, or maybe you wanted to take advantage of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera sale but just missed it, well, Sony has another option, the lower cost A5100. Which, not only has a mirrorless APS-C sensor, but also can shoot in 1080p, but also uses Sony's professional grade XAVC Codec. … Read More>>

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      Is Virtual Reality the New Cinematic Frontier?

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I remember when I was a kid visiting Disneyland for the first time and one of my favorite attractions was CircleVision. This was a classic Disney attraction where they showed a movie in the round shot with a series of cameras that covered a 360 degree spectrum. I'll never forget being in San Francisco and seeing people lean as the camera went down Lombard street and during the fire engine ride. It was an … Read More>>

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      Star Wars: Episode VII Spoilers, And Why I Think They’re False

      By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Massive possible spoilers below, you've been warned! Star Wars: Episode VII is about to go back into production after a short hiatus, due to Harrison Ford's injury on set. Then, all of a sudden, we get a bucket load of spy reports that seem to have spewed out onto the internet all at once. Concept art, images of props and some new plot details. None of these rumors have been confirmed yet and, in fact, … Read More>>

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      App Offers ProRes Encoding for PC Users

      Provides codec, frame rate and resolution conversion By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you were able to take advantage of the recent Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera sale, then chances are you're going to be doing a lot of recording in Raw and ProRes. And if you're making the move to 4K, even more so. But not everyone has a Mac to cut the ProRes files on, and as such, PC users are stuck with the inevitable option of re-encoding footage in … Read More>>

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NFL Films Goes All In With The ARRI AMIRA


Sports Documentarians drop film completely By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well, NFL Films is now just a name. Because starting with the 2014 season, the company founded by Ed Sabol to chronicle the great American sport on 16mm film will be shooting exclusively with ARRI AMIRA digital cinema … More>>

Hewlett-Packard manages surprise quarterly revenue gain

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) Hewlett-Packard Co posted a surprise increase in quarterly revenue after revenue from its personal computer division climbed 12 percent, but flat to declining revenue in its other units underscored the company's uphill battle to revive growth. HP sales rose a mere 1 … More>>

Guardians Of The Galaxy’s ‘Awesome Mix’ of 1970s hits holds top spot on Billboard chart

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By Piya Sinha-Roy - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) The "Awesome Mix" of retro 1970s songs featured in hit superhero film "Guardians of the Galaxy" topped the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for a second consecutive week on Wednesday. "Awesome Mix Vol. 1," which includes classic hits such as Blue … More>>

Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur “Completely Reimagined”

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Despite Pixar's remarkable record in Hollywood, the animation studio is not infallible. Case in point, The Good Dinosaur, which was supposed to be the Disney owned company's 2014 offering. However following the departure of director, Bob Peterson, the release was … More>>

Billy Crystal to commemorate late actor Robin Williams at Emmys

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Comedian Billy Crystal will pay tribute to late actor Robin Williams at television's Primetime Emmy Awards on Aug. 25, the show's organizers said on Wednesday. Crystal, 66, who rose to fame in the 1970s comedy circuit that also thrust Williams into the spotlight, will … More>>

Doomed! Watch a Sneak Peek of the Documentary About Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron... these directors all have one thing in common: Roger Corman. The king of B-movies and mentor to many of Hollywood's finest directors was once tapped to produce a Marvel film back in the early 90's about the … More>>

Can Disney Release An Unaltered Blu-Ray Of The Original Star Wars Trilogy?


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It is reporting that Disney has plans to release the original Star Wars trilogy in its un-special editioned form on Blu-ray, minus all the new FX, footage, etc. This has kicked up a bit of dust as to whether Disney can even release the films, so the question is if … More>>

Dwayne Johnson To (Almost Certainly) Play Shazam

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I know, I know, the news is that Dwayne Johnson will be playing either Shazam or villain Black Adam (it's up to The Rock", but I think the idea of Johnson playing Black Adam is far less likely than him playing Shazam. Let's get to the news bits first and I'll take … More>>

Snapchat in talks to expand services – WSJ

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(Reuters) Snapchat Inc, developer of a mobile app that lets users send messages that disappear within seconds, might expand its service to videos, news articles and advertisements, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The California-based company is in talks with advertisers and media … More>>

Low Budget Wireless HDMI Monitor System Could Help Indies

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Universal Design, 10-bit color, 300 foot range By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Wireless HDMI can be really beneficial on set, but options like Teradek's Cube or the Paralinx Arrow can run $900 to $2,000, and that's about the cost of an entire project for some indie, guerrilla filmmakers, and an … More>>

Sprint’s new pricing plans may not be enough to curb churn

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By Marina Lopes - WASHINGTON (Reuters) Sprint Corp's cellular plan with more generous data allowances may fall short in overcoming defections by clients concerned about disruptions in the No. 3 cellular carrier's network, analysts say. The new plan, which doubles the company's data offerings and … More>>

Sony Announces Budget Mirrorless Camera With XAVC Codec


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you've been dying to get that Sony a7s, but you're not really sure you need all that epic 4K full frame dynamic range at this point, or maybe you wanted to take advantage of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera sale but just missed it, well, Sony has another option, … More>>

American Remake Of The Raid: Redemption Will Be An Ensemble Film


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Raid series of films out of Indonesia by director Gareth Evans have been some of my favorite action films of the last 10 years. They're so good that I even nominated Evans as my number one choice to replace Edgar Wright for Ant-Man when he dropped out, because … More>>

Author’s dive into Beatles story still has depths to explore

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By Matthew Lewis - CHICAGO (Reuters) For British author Mark Lewisohn, telling the story of the world's greatest rock band (The Beatles) the way it deserves to be told will take time - a quarter-century, to be exact. The noted Beatles scholar, 56, fell in love with the Fab Four as a child, and … More>>

Ex-CEO Steve Ballmer quits Microsoft board to focus on NBA’s Clippers

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By Bill Rigby - SEATTLE (Reuters) Former Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has left the software company's board in order to spend more time on his newly acquired Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, but said he plans to hang on to his 4 percent stake in Microsoft. "I see a … More>>

Ant-Man Starts Shooting; Adds New Cast Members

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Ok, I'm over the Edgar Wright thing. While I'm not as excited about Ant-Man as I used to be, I am still looking forward to the film even though it'll never be as good as Wright-directing-it-in-my-head. Then again, it's possible the film Wright would have given us … More>>

New Star Wars Rebels Short Released

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I swore to myself after the disappointing Star Wars prequel trilogy that I would never again let the hype machine-- especially if it was for Star Wars-- get to me. Apparently I'm really bad at keeping that promise since I've already started dreaming about Star … More>>

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