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.

Panasonic Brings 4K to Point-and-Shoot Cameras

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Ultra High Definition Smartphone also announced By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Panasonic continues its consumer march into 4K, and by that we mean they're also offering ultra high definition point-and-shoot cameras and mobile phones with 4K sensors. And sporting a 1-inch sensor, these cameras … [Read more...]

The AJA CION Comes Closer To Joining 4K Game

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Footage Released Gets Rave Reviews By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Back at NAB, AJA introduced their CION 4K professional digital video camera, which looks to be largely aimed at the studio/ENG community. The camera was built around a 4 APS-C Sensor, flanked by a global shutter and an optical low … [Read more...]

Samsung Announces 4K H.265 Mirrorless Camera, The NX1

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In some interesting H.265 and camera news, Samsung jumped into the camera game in a major way this week, by announcing the NX1 Mirrorless DSLR, and by looking at the specs, it's sure to be another harbinger of doom for HD in general, and cameras like the Canon 7D Mk. … [Read more...]

The Avengers: Age of Ultron Plot Released!

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Peacekeeping Project gone bad By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) This week, the official synopsis of Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron was released, and it looks like the demon possessed computer from hell is all the fault of our favorite "Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist," who … [Read more...]

H.265 Licensing Deal Saves Creators Royalty Fees

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Bar for Pay Per View fees high, HEVC will charge none By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The MPEG LA group, which controls management of royalties and fees pertaining to the ultra high definition codecs H.265 and HEVC, have ironed out a basic framework which will free content creators of the burden … [Read more...]

Sony Responds To F5 4K Hack With Licensing Scheme

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In response to a recent hack that opens 4K recording for the Sony F5, the manufacturer has approved an official roadmap to ultra high definition. But for users to get Sony's blessing to use 4K, it'll cost them. The hack, which involved adding a simple piece of code … [Read more...]

Doctor Who Review – Listen

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There's something under your bed By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) This episode of Doctor Who is definitely the best offering in the Capaldi era to date. It starts with the Doctor pacing around, and lecturing ... to himself, about the what if's of a stranger who has evolved into the perfect hiding … [Read more...]

RED Shows Off New Touchscreen Monitor At IBC

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last weekend at IBC, RED rolled out a pair of new products including a 7-inch touch screen display. Also showcased are two new DSMC Interchangeable Optical Low Pass Filters, including one for Skin Tone-Highlight and one for Low Light Optimized conditions. … [Read more...]

Freefly Ships MŌVI M15

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Can Carry Camera Packages weighing 15 Lbs. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We saw it at NAB, and now, Freefly Systems has announced shipping of their new MŌVI M15 3 Axis camera stabilizer, which is takes the same game-changing technology and uses it to control heavier camera packages, like the … [Read more...]

Canon Finally Announces The 7D Mk. II

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Dual Digic 6 Processors Drive APS-C Sensor By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The rumors have been flying fast and furious for years, and now, it's time for the Canon 7D Mk. II to come out of the shadows and into the light. And while we were hoping that the 7D Mk. II would go full frame, apparently, … [Read more...]

Update: Microsoft Announces It Is Buying Minecraft Company

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Updated: Microsoft has made it official, that a deal has been struck to purchase Mojang, maker of Minecraft. The original article follows, with the official press release of the acquisition at the bottom. In addition, Markkus "Notch" Persson, creator of Minecraft, has said he is leaving the … [Read more...]

RØDE Announces Killer New Stereo VideoMic X

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Stereo VideoMic X Offers High Performance in a Small Footprint By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One look at the new RØDE Stereo VideoMic X, and you'd think it didn't really look like an external camera microphone at all. It doesn't have that directional shotgun vibe. It's bulbous. Ut looks like … [Read more...]

SanDisk Announces Half Terabyte SD Cards For 4K Video

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And it's not cheap By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Geez. It wasn't all that long ago that we were using 128MB SD cards, and they've been getting larger and larger, almost by the minute. And while a 64GB Class 10 SD card has been doing it for must runners and gunners in the DSLR world, with the … [Read more...]

Freefly Responds to Competition, Lowers Pricing on MōVI

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There's no doubt that since Freefly Systems launched their innovative MōVI line of three axis gimbal based stabilizers, competiting companies have been picking away at their marketshare in order to get a piece of the motion cinema pie. And each with varying degrees of … [Read more...]

Atomos Presents Shogun In Time For IBC

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4K External Recorder to ship during Convention By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Atomos has announced that the ultra high definition Shogun 4K External recorder will ship starting at IBC. The new recorder has begun its first production run and pre-orders will be filled through resellers … [Read more...]

Nikon Shows Off D750 At IBC

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Offers tilt screen and WiFi in slimmer body By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Nikon turned heads this week at IBC by introducing the D750, a full frame DSLR which offers an improved 51 point autofocus, tilt LCD screen, and integrated WiFi.  What's attractive, is that it's lighter than its younger … [Read more...]

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