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.

William Shatner Confirms Star Trek 3 Casting Interest

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Tells fans he'd love to play Kirk again. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When news broke last week that Star Trek 3 director Roberto Orci wanted to get the surviving members of Star Trek together, including Leonard Nimoy, for the third rebooted installment of the Gene Roddenberry Saga, it blew up … [Read more...]

Magic Lantern Teams Up With Apertus to Test AXIOM Camera Sensors

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Ever since Magic Lantern mined Raw from Canon DSLRs, they've been a bit quiet, releasing new options here and there, like Dual ISO and other options, but at the end of the day, they cracked the big puzzle and are now just refining it. So when Apertus came a calling to … [Read more...]

Unfinished Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episodes Released Online

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Comic Books and Novels fill out lost scripts By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When Disney bought Lucasfilm, one of the first things they did was cancel Star Wars: The Clone Wars. And it's too bad too, because this plucky little animated series on Cartoon Network kept the Saga alive during the dark … [Read more...]

GoPro Announces HERO4 Line with Full 4K

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Adds entry-level HERO Model By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well, the rumor mill was relentless, and this time they may have hit fairly close to the mark, as GoPro announced today the Hero 4, which offers full 4K video capture at 30 frames per second (fps), and two times the video performance as … [Read more...]

NVIDIA Refines Real Time Rendering And Proves We Landed on the Moon

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Maxwell Chip Offers Global Illumination Technology By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) NVIDIA is making serious strides in creating ultra high definition (UHD) computer graphics imaging that professionals are incorporating in virtually every industry that requires a computer. From automotive design … [Read more...]

Has the Nikon D810 Surpassed the Canon 5D Mk. III in Video Quality?

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The First Company to offer DSLR Video finally catches up... and passes Canon By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well it's only took about 7 years, but the word is that Nikon's video quality in the new D810 is actually superior to the Canon 5D Mk. III. And not only that, but some are saying that … [Read more...]

SmallHD Is Having a Huge Field Monitor Sale


Rebates of up to $500 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're lookin to upgrade your existing field monitor to a cool new smallHD DP7 Pro, now is the time as the company is offering up to $500 in rebates. … [Read more...]

FAA to Test Commercial Drone Use for Filmmaking

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Limited to just seven film and television companies By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Choosing to wade gently into the realm of commercial drone use, the FAA is planning to test a pilot program to use drones for filmmaking with Uncle Sam's blessing. But the trick here is, that only a handful of … [Read more...]

iPhone 6 Plus Video Features Amazing Tools for Mobile Filmmaking

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Super Slow Motion, OIS, and Timelapse just scratch the surface By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) A photographer from Oregon was given the chance to spend the weekend shooting stills and videos with the iPhone 6 Plus. And the results are absolutely amazing as he shows off just about every still and … [Read more...]

Apple Patent Reveals Protruding iPhone Camera Allows Interchangeable Lenses

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Patent reveals interchangeable lenses on the horizon By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When the iPhone 6 came out on Friday, the first thing millions of users noticed was a little bump where the camera is... that's because at 2/10 of a millimeter, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are the thinnest to date. … [Read more...]

Roberto Orci and William Shatner Respond to Star Trek 3 Rumors

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Non-denial denial makes one go ... hmmmmm By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) After the news blew up the Internet of a potential Shatner/Nimoy reuniting in cameos for Star Trek 3, the film's writer-director and the original Captain Kirk took to the Internet to get fans to relax. Both Roberto Orci and … [Read more...]

iPhone App Promises 4K Video… for $1,000

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New Vizzywig 4K Ultra HD App Available Now, For iOS 7 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Would you pay $1,000 for an iPhone that could shoot in 4K? Well, you might if you didn't have to be tethered to a 2 year contract. The 128GB version of the iPhone 6 Plus, for instance, is close with a price of … [Read more...]

Blizzard Cancels Titan MMO Video Game After Seven Years of Development


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's really tough when you see a project you've labored to bring to fruition simply die on the vine, and it's doubly tough when that project dies after seven years of development. In movies, that can just be putting a project into turnaround when a script doesn't … [Read more...]

Orci Drops Power Rangers to Focus on Star Trek

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If it's true that Star Trek 3 may feature cameos for William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy as part of Trek's 50th Anniversary celebration, it may be somewhat of a full time job to make that happen. And with Roberto Orci co-writing and directing the third installment in … [Read more...]

News That Shatner And Nimoy Reuniting For Star Trek 3 Blows Up The Internet

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Considering Trek's 50th is right around the corner, this rumor is positively delicious By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There's a rumor blowing up the internet today that Star Trek's new director, Roberto Orci, wants to reunite William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy for one more appearance in Star … [Read more...]

Hulu Orders JFK Series 11/22/63 by JJ Abrams and Steven King

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11/22/63 to have supernatural bent By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot has optioned Stephen King's Novel 11/22/63, which tells the story of the JFK Assassination with a typical King-esque supernatural theme, and will be bringing it to Hulu as a streaming TV series. The show, … [Read more...]

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