Apple Updates Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor and Pro Video Formats


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sometimes when Apple updates, they update in one large batch, as is the case with their suite of professional video editing software. Not only did they bring new fixes, upgrades, and features to Final Cut Pro X, but also to Motion 5, Compressor 4, and Pro Video … [Read more...]

Help Support Women In Cinematography Documentary


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The vast majority of the film industry is male, and that goes from the lowliest PA to top executives. There are examples of women in every role in film production, but that tends to be the exception and not the rule. I know a few talented and hardworking women … [Read more...]

Sony α6300: $1000 4K Mirrorless Camera


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Today in New York City, Sony dropped a bomb on us by announcing a new 4K camera to their mirrorless line up. The α6300 is the next generation in the 6000 series and it promises to deliver with 24 mp APS-C Sensor and internal 4K recording. … [Read more...]

Final Draft Sold To Cast & Crew Entertainment Services


By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Final Draft Inc., maker of Final Draft screenwriting software, has been sold to Cast & Crew Entertainment Services. In an email to Final Draft users, Final Draft CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder of Final Draft Inc., Marc Madnick said: "Today is an important day … [Read more...]

The 2016 My RØDE Reel Competition Teased


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) OK filmmakers! Time to get your crew, cameras and RØDE gear together because My RØDE Reel, the microphone maker's preeminent short film competition, is back and it promises to be bigger than ever with even more gear giveaways and bigger prizes. … [Read more...]

Atomos Slashes Prices On 4K Monitor-Recorders, Other Products


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Atomos has announced that their line of 4K Monitor-recorders will see pretty steep price reductions, including one which will drop below $1,000 for the very first time. … [Read more...]

The New, 4K Canon EOS-1D X MK II


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) All good things must either come to an end — or get upgraded. In the case of Canon's flagship DSLR, the EOS-1D X, it has definitely gone with the latter. Today the company officially unveiled the successor to that camera with the EOS-1D X MK II, and it packs a … [Read more...]

Freefly To Release Major Firmware For MoVI


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Freefly Systems has announced the opening of public BETA firmware for their game-changing Freefly MōVI gimbal stabilizer system. Not only are they tweaking it with some housekeeping fixes, but they're saying the update's new features are so extensive, … [Read more...]

Avid Releases Media Composer 8.5


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Avid Media Composer is still a workhorse in the post-production world, and the company has announced they are launching a brand new update to Media Composer with version 8.5, and it comes with some great new features. This update focuses on workflow and … [Read more...]

Sundance 2016: Blackmagic Cameras, DaVinci Resolve Used On Films


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With Sundance in full swing, Blackmagic Design is making its presence known in their usual fashion, represented through over 35 films in competition that used both cameras to film, and DaVinci Resolve Studio for their post-production workflow. But it may surprise some … [Read more...]

Firmware 3.0 For The Sony FS7 Has Been Released


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sony is definitely trying to make good on improving their current crop of cameras. Issues of noise and artifacting in the FS5 and F5 cameras have prompted the technology company to work on firmware updates for those models. That's no the only camera with a few bugs … [Read more...]

Convergent Design Updates Firmware For Odyssey 7Q+ & Apollo

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) For a limited time, the Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+ is on sale with a $500 discount, and to sweeten the pot, there's also a great firmware update to match. Both the Odyssey 7Q/7Q+ and the Apollo are getting some major upgrades with the 2016.01 update. The 7Q … [Read more...]

GoPro Announces Periscope Integration


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last year at NAB, I saw GoPro's new live streaming option for broadcast called HeroCast, and it was amazing. Designed for giving live sporting events a first person view of the action, the HeroCast had a small add on module that could slip onto the back of the GoPro … [Read more...]

Get Over 700 Free Resources For Final Cut Pro X


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Everyone loves free stuff, but finding said free stuff can be a frustrating hassle. For example, Final Cut Pro X has all kinds of free templates, plugins, and tutorials, but it can be tough to find the right utility. Fortunately, CoreMelt has sponsored a new … [Read more...]

RED Announces Support For Avid Codecs


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In typical fashion, self proclaimed RED Fire Chief Jarred Land took to Facebook to "Welcome Avid to the family," formally announcing RED Weapon, Scarlet W and Raven will support Avid's DNxHR and DNxHD codecs in an upcoming firmware upgrade. … [Read more...]

MacVideo Promo’s Great Deal On Avid Media Composer & Boris RED


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you've been considering upgrading to Avid's subscription of Media Composer, our friends at MacVideo Promo is ringing in the New Year with a killer deal that not only includes the video editor, but also a subscription to Boris RED for some visual effects punch. … [Read more...]