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.

doddleREVIEWS: RØDE VideoMic Pro with Rycote Lyre Suspension Mount

doddleREVIEWS RØDE VideoMicPro-Rycote

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As one of the most popular compact shotgun mics that RØDE makes, the RØDE VideoMic Pro has been relatively unchanged since it was introduced back in 2013. Filmmakers looking for a smaller, less intrusive audio footprint for shooting of wedding videos and interviews, … [Read more...]

Doritos Offers Filmmakers One Last Chance To Crash The Super Bowl

Doritos Crash the Super Bowl

Tenth year of film competition to be snack giant's last By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Are you ready for some football? Of course you are, and not only because the fall marks the beginning of the Fall classic either. That's because it also marks the return of Doritos' annual Crash the Super … [Read more...]

Sony Launches 4K Channel On YouTube


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Although YouTube enjoys most of the "eyeballs" when it comes to streaming video, most of the professional grade video clips I look for can be found at Vimeo. But even mainstream camera makers like Canon and RED have a channel on YouTube, and Sony has joined that list … [Read more...]

Lightworks Update Adds Boris FX Support


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Having cut such Oscar winning films as The Kings Speech, Hugo and Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, EditShare's Lightworks is one of the most mature editing systems out there. Having been in development for decades, Lightworks continues to become more mature and … [Read more...]

Aeon, A Gimbal For Action Cameras, Has Wild Design


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There are plenty of GoPro accessories out there, including some gimbal-based devices that smooth out the HERO's filmmaking prowess. But I'm pretty much betting you won't find one as cool looking as the Aeon, whose handheld brushless design looks about as Web 2.0 as … [Read more...]

Sony Conducting HDR Workshops For F5/F55 Cameras


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Do you think that high dynamic range (HDR) has a future in filmmaking?  Dolby thinks so, as they are building DolbyVision HDR theaters as fast as they can. And it looks like Sony and Abel Cine is right there with them, as they're holding a one day event to teach … [Read more...]

Directors Use The iPhone 6S To Film A Documentary

The Painter of Jalouzi

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well that didn't take long. Only two weeks after it was announced, a documentary has been made on the new iPhone. It's certainly not the first time an iPhone has been used to film a documentary. In fact, there was one a few years back that won an Oscar (Searching for … [Read more...]

Jockey Motion Is The 4-Axis The Gimbal You Didn’t Know You Needed


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The game changing design that is the 3-axis gimbal has definitely redefined how we approach camera movement, and has made the Steadicam a kind of quaint anachronism. But apparently, for all i's buttery smooth image capture, there was actually one problem that hadn't … [Read more...]

Fox To Release Titles In Virtual Reality


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Virtual Reality Cinema took a huge step forward with the consumer edition of the Oculus Rift, but what was missing was content, and now, Fox has made good on it's promise to get into VR by announcing that more than 100 of their popular titles will be released in … [Read more...]

MacVideo Promo Slashes Price On Lightworks Pro Editing Software

Lightworks Pro

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Spending more than two decades as an open Beta editing suite, Lightworks went mainstream in 2012 through EditShare with the goal of eventually becoming an open source editor down the road. The editing suite of choice of such Academy Award winning films as LA … [Read more...]

GoPro Announces HERO+, A $200 Entry-Level Action Camera


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) GoPro has been spending a lot of time around the entry level as of late and today, they announced an upgraded version of their entry level camera known as the HERO+. Priced at under $200, the HERO+ adds bluetooth and WiFi support through the GoPro App, as well as … [Read more...]

Drones 101: Camera Filters


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The power of using filters with a camera is sometimes overlooked, and sometimes a filmmaker or editor may have to have to work overtime on color correcting to fix haze, pollution, color issues, or just plain overexposure. And that includes drone shooters, as well. … [Read more...]

Update: IndieVice Relaunches Crowdfunding Campaign On Indiegogo


Updated: IndieVice has launched its Indiegogo campaign here. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The pendulum is once again swinging in the favor of IndieVice, that quixotic camera accessory that turns just about any smartphone into an ENG-style camera platform. You may remember that IndieVice was … [Read more...]

MacUpdate Offers Arsenal Of OS X Apps, Led By Toast Titanium 14, For $49.99


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One thing we tend to forget about in the age of .99 apps for your mobile phone and tablet, is that there are plenty of great deals out there for apps for your main OS X rig. MacUpdate is a great clearing house for looking at what app deals are to be made. From a … [Read more...]

Adobe Announces Premiere & Photoshop Elements 14


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Adobe has announced Premiere Elements 14 and Photoshop Elements 14,which brings along with it some of Creative Cloud's latest innovations, including the ability to remove the blur caused by camera shake, and the annoying haze that can mar a great picture that had to … [Read more...]

Voiceover Actors Of Video Games Are Nearing First Major Strike


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of my son's favorite actors is actually a voiceover actor named Troy Baker. Providing the voices of the Joker and other characters in animated TV series, Baker is also a very prolific video game voice actor for such games as Batman Arkham Knight and Uncharted 3. … [Read more...]

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