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.

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

Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix, Vol. 1

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...]

Veydra Announces Micro Four Thirds Cinema Primes, No Adapter Needed


Designed for Blackmagic and Panasonic Cameras By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While we're all pretty much obsessed with the digital wave of cameras that have been coming out of late, it really is the glass that tells the tale.  The one thing that has been missing from such micro four-thirds … [Read more...]

AJA Announces CION To Ship in December

AJA Cion

Preorders being taken By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It seemed to come out of the blue at NAB, but it turned heads, touting 4K Raw and ProRes for under $9,000. I'm talking about the AJA CION, and we now know that it will start shipping next month, and that AJA is taking preorders now. “Demand … [Read more...]

NTSB Rules FAA Has Authority To Fine Drone Users


Reckless flying can be punitive By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While the FAA continues to work out its rules regarding drone and quadcopter use for filmmakers, ordinary hobbyists have been dealt a severe blow by the National Transportation and Safety Board who ruled today that the Federal … [Read more...]

Star Wars Celebration Returns To Anaheim In 2015


Tickets on sale now By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) After spending nearly a decade on the east coast, the Galactic version of Comic-Con, known as Star Wars Celebration, is making its way back to Anaheim in 2015. With “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (Episode VII) a year-plus away, this could be … [Read more...]

Is Lack Of Innovation, Model Confusion Hurting Canon?


Canon offers many DSLRs with nearly identical sensors, features By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Here's a fun fact: If you go to Samsung's website, you'll find over 50 different models of tablets and nearly the same for smartphones, so many that the company has taken a page from Apple's history … [Read more...]

Christopher Nolan Releases Comic Book Based On Unused Interstellar Subplot


Tells the story of the Doctor Mann's Solitary Mission By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's called "killing your babies." Those scenes which are so good, but which you have cut from your movie for time. Sometimes they just take up time that can be used elsewhere, and sometimes they can add a ton of … [Read more...]

doddleTALKS Tech Episode 29: Traveling Through Time With Travis Richey


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) How does an actor parlay a bit role on Yahoo's Community into his own web series with the blessing of Doctor Who and the BBC? Travis Richey, who played Inspector Spacetime, joins us on doddleTALKS Tech, to discuss how fans of his character practically created his … [Read more...]

Christopher Nolan Reponds To Interstellar Sound Issues


Sound designed to be "adventurous and creative." By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With many fans of Christopher Nolan complaining that the loud stereo sound of Interstellar is fraught with dialogue that gets lost in the soundtrack, the acclaimed director has finally responded to those complaints, … [Read more...]

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