doddle Review: Atomos Ninja Star

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Smaller Form, Same Great Recorder By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I received a new Atomos Ninja Star external recorder recently and I have to say, while I knew it was a small recorder, it didn't really hit me just how small it was until I pulled it out of the case and held it in my hand. About … [Read more...]

Imagineer Systems’ mocha: Part 1 – What is Tracking and Why Use It?

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Imagineer Systems has just released mocha Plus 4 and mocha Pro 4. Let's take a look at them and see what's new and what planar tracking is all about. I was talking the other day to an editor friend of mine. He's just gotten the full Adobe Creative Cloud, and was … [Read more...]

A Smartphone That Beats Out the Canon 5D Mk. III? I Call Shenanigans

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There's a an Android phone coming out of China that makes an astonishing claim… it can shoot better images than the Canon 5D Mk. III. Can a smartphone with no depth of field and limited glass options out perform Canon's top of the line DSLR? I call shenanigans. But … [Read more...]

Intel’s New Xeon E5 Processors will Scream with Up To 18 Cores!

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4K Post Production will benefit with MacPro refresh By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Apple's Mac Pro is already blazing a trail in post-production, due to its relatively low cost and nearly silent performance. Thanks to Xeon Processors and twin-AMD FirePro GPUs, the Mac Pro has been handling 4K … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Announces Latest Firmware Update for Cinema Cameras

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Histograms joins the feature set By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well, it's not a huge update, but it's a solid one. Blackmagic announced today firmware update version 1.9.3 for all Cinema Cameras which, amongst it's main added features is a histogram for camera users. But there are a few other … [Read more...]

eBay considering PayPal spinoff – report

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(Reuters) eBay Inc is considering a spinoff of PayPal, its fast-growing payments unit, as soon as next year, tech news website The Information reported, citing sources. Shares of the online retailer jumped nearly 4 percent to $55.48 at midday. eBay told potential candidates for the position of … [Read more...]

Boris FX Releases Update To Continuum Complete 9

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Boris FX has released a new update to Boris Continuum Complete 9 for Adobe, Avid, and Sony Vegas Pro. Boris Continuum Complete 9.0.2 adds new default settings for BCC Film Glow, over a 100 presets for the plugins, and added 3D object support. The biggest feature … [Read more...]

Opera’s Mini browser to be installed on Microsoft phones

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OSLO (Reuters) Norwegian software maker Opera signed a deal to take over the browser building unit of Microsoft's Nokia mobile phone unit and reported second-quarter earnings above expectations on Thursday, sending it shares sharply higher. "We have signed a strategic licensing deal with … [Read more...]

NFL Films Goes All In With The ARRI AMIRA

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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 … [Read 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 … [Read 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 … [Read 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 … [Read 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 … [Read more...]

Sony Announces Budget Mirrorless Camera With XAVC Codec

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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, … [Read 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 … [Read more...]

Chevy Shoots Commercial With Amazing Sony a7s Rigs

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It was only a matter of time before Madison Avenue would take notice of the high performance 4K Sony α7s and shoot a commercial with it. And why not? We've seen commercials using the iPhone, but with these rigs, would anyone really know you're shooting with a … [Read more...]

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