Update: Microsoft Announces It Is Buying Minecraft Company

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Updated: Microsoft has made it official, that a deal has been struck to purchase Mojang, maker of Minecraft. The original article follows, with the official press release of the acquisition at the bottom. In addition, Markkus "Notch" Persson, creator of Minecraft, has said he is leaving the … [Read more...]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Trailer

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) We've finally gotten a full trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, and it's pretty good. Following right on the footsteps of Catching Fire, the trailer is explosive and full of surprises. Take a look: A friend of mine wanted me to watch the first … [Read more...]

Red Giant Shooter Suite Review, Part 4: Frames

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Red Giant has released their new version of Shooter Suite, a software bundle for videographers. We’re going to look at each piece of software and give it a shot. This time, we're working with Red Giant’s Frames. For part one, Red Giant’s BulletProof, click … [Read more...]

Set Photo – Mission: Impossible 5

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By Mark Hodge (DoddleNEWS) Tom Cruise is getting ready for Mission: Impossible 5, and has assembled a crack team to help him conquer the worldwide box office. Director Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) tweeted a picture from the set (see left), which features the Top Gun star alongside … [Read more...]

TIFF 2014 Review: Teen Lust

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Being a teenager, losing your virginity always felt like a life or death situation. For Neil, the protagonist of the Canadian teen comedy film Teen Lust, which I saw at the Toronto International Film Festival, that turns out to be physically true. See, Neil was … [Read more...]

Top 5 Movies Of 1994

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) It may seem just like yesterday that Forrest Gump was professing his love to his precious Jenny, and Vincent Vega was meeting his maker with his pants around his ankles. Believe it or not, but it's been 20 years since these films graced the silver screen. All years … [Read more...]

No Good Deed upstages Dolphin Tale 2 at box office

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Thriller "No Good Deed," the story of an escaped convict who terrorizes a woman and her children inside their home, seized the top spot on U.S. and Canadian box office charts over the weekend, beating family friendly sequel "Dolphin Tale 2." "No Good Deed" collected $24.5 … [Read more...]

RØDE Announces Killer New Stereo VideoMic X

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Stereo VideoMic X Offers High Performance in a Small Footprint By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One look at the new RØDE Stereo VideoMic X, and you'd think it didn't really look like an external camera microphone at all. It doesn't have that directional shotgun vibe. It's bulbous. Ut looks like … [Read more...]

SanDisk Announces Half Terabyte SD Cards For 4K Video

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And it's not cheap By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Geez. It wasn't all that long ago that we were using 128MB SD cards, and they've been getting larger and larger, almost by the minute. And while a 64GB Class 10 SD card has been doing it for must runners and gunners in the DSLR world, with the … [Read more...]

Freefly Responds to Competition, Lowers Pricing on MōVI

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There's no doubt that since Freefly Systems launched their innovative MōVI line of three axis gimbal based stabilizers, competiting companies have been picking away at their marketshare in order to get a piece of the motion cinema pie. And each with varying degrees of … [Read more...]

Atomos Presents Shogun In Time For IBC

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4K External Recorder to ship during Convention By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Atomos has announced that the ultra high definition Shogun 4K External recorder will ship starting at IBC. The new recorder has begun its first production run and pre-orders will be filled through resellers … [Read more...]

Nikon Shows Off D750 At IBC

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Offers tilt screen and WiFi in slimmer body By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Nikon turned heads this week at IBC by introducing the D750, a full frame DSLR which offers an improved 51 point autofocus, tilt LCD screen, and integrated WiFi.  What's attractive, is that it's lighter than its younger … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Announces New Products At IBC, Including PL Mount 4K Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It wouldn't be a technology gathering without Blackmagic setting fire to the showroom floor, with a host of updates and new products that will have everyone talking. And IBC is no different, as Grant Petty and the Blackmagic team announced several new products including … [Read more...]

Andrew Garfield Slams Sony Over The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Andrew Garfield has admitted that parts of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 “didn't work,” and lays the blame firmly at the door of studio Sony. The Marc Webb directed sequel, which was the fifth Spidey adaptation in 12 years, received mixed reviews and was considered a … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Design Acquires eyeon Software

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic Design says they have purchased eyeon Software, Inc. eyeon Software makes Fusion, a compositing application used in many feature films and television shows, such as The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Gravity, and Orphan … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Design Releases DaVinci Resolve 11 Update

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Blackmagic Design has released software updates for both DaVinci Resolve 11 and DaVinci Resolve Lite 11. Both versions are now at 11.1. DaVinci 11.1 now features gap trimming, trim support for MXF and Quicktime, an option for a fullscreen timeline, and fade in/out opacity sliders. Editors can now … [Read more...]

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