About James DeRuvo

James has a multi-faceted career that spans radio, film and publishing. A writer about the technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James is also an award winning film director, having garnered a Telly Award for his short film Searching for Inspiration. He's also worked as a producer of many talk radio programs in Los Angeles with topics ranging from entertainment to travel to technology.

Black Friday Offers Good Deals for Filmmakers


Software sales top the list By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With Black Friday right around the corner, you may be interested in several websites featuring filmmaking tools are offering great deals for shopping's biggest day. Most of the deals are wrapped around software and assets that can be … [Read more...]

Netflix Picks Up Tina Fey Doomsday Comedy


Sophomore season added after NBC Comedy failed to premiere on schedule By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Netflix continues its high profile strategy of giving under performing series a second life, which started with Arrested Development, has continued with the A&E procedural Longmire, and now … [Read more...]

Atomos Shogun To Support Sony FS700


4K Raw Capture added By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With the Atomos Shogun beginning shipments next month, news has come out that the external recorder/monitor has added 4K Raw support for the ultra high definition Sony FS700. This adds to an already impressive feature set that includes a 1920 … [Read more...]

NUKE To Offer Free License Of Visual Effects Suite With Version 9


Visual Effects Compositing Software Follows Fusion's lead By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The war over visual effects is heating up, as the Foundry is set to offer free licensing for Version 9 of Nuke, their visual effects compositing software. NUKE 9 was released this week along with NUKE 9 … [Read more...]

Benchmarks Point To iPhone 6 & 6 Plus’ 4K Capability


A8 Chip can handle ultra high definition streams By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When Apple introduced an incredible new iPhone this past September, some were disappointed that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus didn't leap with both feet into the deep end of the 4K pool. The conventional wisdom was that … [Read more...]

Is Steven Moffat Thinking of Leaving Doctor Who?


Capaldi Digs In for the Long Term while Coleman hasn't re-signed By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat is seriously considering leaving the TARDIS, but he assures fans that it won't be any time soon. He also won't be leaving Sherlock, which he considers a labor of … [Read more...]

Aereo Files Bankruptcy, Closes Chapter On What Could’ve Been


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It is, in effect, all over, but the shouting. Live leaching and streaming television service Aereo announced they have filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which will, by and large, put the last nail in the proverbial coffin for the troubled TV service that was forced to go … [Read more...]

Filmmaker Creates Homage To Metal Gear Solid On No Budget


Metal Gear Solid SciFi Short Uses LED Lights and DSLRs for Big Budget look By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Movies based on video games have almost as loyal a following as superhero films, and usually, they're the same fans. While Marvel's Cinematic Universe enjoys the big screen, many of the cool … [Read more...]

HBO GO Now On Microsoft’s XBox One


Streaming Service does not require separate XBox Live subscription By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Microsoft has put a new app on the XBox One interface that will bring HBO GO streaming to the game platform. That means users can enjoy a game of Titanfall just before they sit down to the next … [Read more...]

New Firmware For Panasonic GH4 Adds Atomos Support, Other New Features


V-Log Color Profile coming By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Firmware Friday brings great news for Panasonic GH4 users of a new firmware update that brings along several new features, including timecode, RSS signal embedded via HDMI, and support for Atomos recording products via the YAGH. Soon, GH4 … [Read more...]

Here We Go Again – Dish Goes to War with CBS


Turner, CNN Networks also to get dropped over carriage fee dispute By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I don't know about you, but I'm getting pretty darned tired of the digital brinkmanship being displayed by broadcasters and carriers over licensing fees. Last year it was CBS and Time Warner Cable … [Read more...]

Sony Officially Announces The A7 II


Offers incredible 5 axis image stabilization By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Sony continues to amaze with their their α7 line of full-frame, mirrorless cameras. The α7s has the dynamic range that allows you to literally shoot in the dark, and now Sony once again plans to turn heads by … [Read more...]

Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 Free Today on Google Play

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It could be the greatest movie soundtrack ever. Seriously, the Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix, Volume 1 hits every single note with an emotional punch that is perfectly suited for the scenes in which they are used. So much so, that they're characters in the film … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Updates URSA for High Frame Rate Recording


80 FPS 4K, Compressed Raw now supported By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic has announced a new firmware update to the Blackmagic URSA camera which provides a host of new features including high frame rate recording to up to 80 frames per second and compressed Raw 3-1. The menu design … [Read more...]

Netflix Picks Up Longmire


Season 4 Will Stream in 2015 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When I first heard that the A&E cowboy police drama Longmire was canceled, my first thought was "no way, that can't be true." Longmire was one of A&E's highest rated dramas, and yet the cable broadcaster pulled the plug after … [Read more...]

Apple Working on Optical Zoom Camera

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Next Generation iPhones could have two lens optical system By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Although other camera manufacturers may disagree, I believe that Apple's iPhone has one of the best, if not the best, camera on the market. The only thing missing is an optical zoom lens that would really … [Read more...]

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