Adobe Looks To Buy The Foundry Visual Effects Company

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Visual Effects software firm could sell for $300 million By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Adobe is looking to expand its reach deeper into the post-production pipeline with a rumored plan to acquire British visual effects software developer The Foundry. The effects software company has some solid … [Read more...]

Lens Company Offers Lens Upgrades For GoPro & Phantom Vision Cameras

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Takes away signature fisheye look By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The cool thing about GoPro cameras is that you can put them anywhere... on your body, in a cubby hole, on the edge of a pole, even a drone. So you can get just about any angle you want. The tedious thing for some filmmakers is that … [Read more...]

Red Giant Spring Sale Starts April 28!

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Tool Farm offering 25% Discount plus an additional coupon code on everything By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Looking to pick up some new Red Giant software? Well, this week, specifically April 28th, is going to be the best time to do it. That's because Tool Farm is going to be offering discounts … [Read more...]

Adapter Turns DSLR Into An ENG Camera

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Mirrorless cameras also supported By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Are you a DSLR/GH4 shooter looking to expand your capability into news gathering? Well there's a new rig that allows you to turn your camera into an ENG tool. It's called the Logger's Lunchbox and its a shoulder mount rig that … [Read more...]

Magic Lantern Returns With Canon 70D Support

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Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 14 bit Raw recording By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of the things I love about the cinema rocket scientists over at Magic Lantern is that they work so stinkin' quietly in the background, refining their firmware and opening it up to a wider range of Canon DSLRs, and … [Read more...]

AT&T Looks to Float New Stock to Fund DirecTV Merger

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$67 Billion Dollar deal hinges on multi-year notes By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In lieu of breaking news that Comcast was going to give up its merger with Time Warner cable, AT&T is moving ahead with it's proposed $67 Billion deal to acquire satellite provider DirecTV, in spite of the fact … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro Creator Randy Ubillos Leaves Apple After 20 Years

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) After working at Apple for more than 20 years, Randy Ubillos, the creator of Final Cut Pro is retiring from the Cupertino-based company. He was hired away from Adobe, where he played a key role in developing Premiere to work on Apple's digital video … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Comcast May Have Abandoned Time Warner Acquisition

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$45 Billion Dollar Deal Hit Skids After FCC Report By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Like a tumbling house of cards, there's breaking news that Comcast has decided to abandon its $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable, sparking what could be considered by some a victory for consumers of both … [Read more...]

Polar Pro Announces New GoPro Accessories

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last week at NAB, I swung by Polar Pro's booth and saw some pretty cool new accessories that they are working on to give GoPro users a more realistic image, without having the issues of selfie poles and other issues sticking in their image. Those new accessories … [Read more...]

NAB 2015 – Zoom and Ikan

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Zoom and iKan offer interesting upcoming projects By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) By the last day of NAB, I have to admit I was pretty thrashed. All told, I put over 28 miles on my feet and by the end, I was literally stumbling between the Central and South Halls. But that didn't stop me from … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: CoreMelt TrackX and SliceX Updates

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) While I am not a user of Final Cut Pro X, but I am a huge fan of Roger Bolton and CoreMelt. They have been making plug-ins for Final Cut Pro for years now (back to the pre-7 days), and Roger is back at NAB 2015 showing off the newest update to his CoreMelt … [Read more...]

YouTube To Stop Working On Early Apple TVs

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're still using a generation one or two Apple TV, early Smart TVs, and a host of other devices, you're about to lose the ability to stream YouTube. Citing new "architecture" in it's API that will bring about some new features , the streaming portal announced … [Read more...]

Streambox Announces Low Latency Live Streaming For Drones

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HD Video can be sent online via 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Drones are a major new tool in the arsenal of filmmakers. Between the major announcements at NAB, along with 3DR and others. And don't forget the major introduction to the DJI Phantom 3 -- many were stunned by the … [Read more...]

Aspect Ratio Templates Made Available For Ultra High Definition Projects

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Aspect ratio templates for cameras going all the way to 6K By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Digital cinema has been progressing so fast, it's almost feels like 1080p is the 8-track tape of cinema formats. It just seems like yesterday that we were making the jump to HD, and 720p was the thing for … [Read more...]

Low-Cost Carbon Fiber Jibs Pop Up On eBay

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Another budget rig from China could change the game By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) China seems to be going after the Independent filmmaker in a huge way. All you need to do is swing by eBay or Amazon and you'll find a whole host of products that cost a mere fraction of the real deal. From 3-axis … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: Frame.io & Wipster, Cloud-Based Production Management Services For Collaboration

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) You are probably familiar with Adobe Anywhere and Avid Everywhere, which use the power of the Cloud to manage production and collaborate all over the world. But those two 800 pound gorillas aren't the only services in the online collaboration game. Last week at NAB, … [Read more...]

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