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.

NASA Shows Off First Footage From RED DRAGON Cameras On The ISS


4K and 6K Streams coming from earth orbit By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last week, we celebrated the 46th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing, and I remember it like it was yesterday. As a kid, with my nose practically up against my family's new console color TV, I remember being both … [Read more...]

TV Broadcast Still Dominant In Spite Of Streaming Popularity


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Even though cable cutting is all the fashion, and streaming from Netflix pretty much can slow your internet connection down to a collective crawl after dinner, the simple fact of the matter is that the big four TV networks haven't really suffered for it. Why? Three … [Read more...]

Panasonic’s GH4 YAGH Pro Audio & Video Interface Gets A Price Cut


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When it was first announced, I have to admit, I was stunned by the price of the Panasonic GH4's optional YAGH pro audio and video interface. At $2100, it was nearly $500 more than the GH4 itself. Even though it could record at-bit 4:2:2 with built-in time code, and … [Read more...]

TV Script Contest Looking for New Pilot Ideas


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Pilot season may be over for 2015, but that's not stopping Hollywood from looking forward to 2016, and the ScreenCraft Pilot Launch TV Script Contest is an ideal way to get your original idea before agents and executives before next year. … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Releases DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta


Changes name of suite to DaVinci Resolve Studio By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Making good on their promise to release the 12th generation of DaVinci Resolve with a full blown non linear editor, Blackmagic released their color correction utility in Beta today and officially crowned it a heavier … [Read more...]

Vimeo Kills Tip Jar Donations to Focus on Video on Demand


Video on Demand not affected By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Vimeo has quietly removed a feature that would allow users to request a "tip" to financially reward the creator.  But according to the video portal (which is aimed primarily at professional filmmakers), the Tip Jar is now a bit … [Read more...]

Indiegogo Campaign: SoloCam Turns You Into A One-Man Camera News Crew


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Personal news is more than just going online and reading your RSS feed. With the advent of the smartphone, camera apps, bluetooth microphones, and even selfie sticks, users can now make the news as well as follow it. And do it all with one simple device.  Say hello … [Read more...]

Will Your FitBit Cause Drones To Fly Away?

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Wireless communications interrupted within range By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We all know that when flying your drones, a good checklist is the best defense against having your UAV fly away from you. But what if I told you that you could do all that, and you could still lose your UAV thanks to … [Read more...]

Panasonic Adds More Cameras To Their 4K Line, While Canon Sits On Its Laurels


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While Canon continues to rest on its high definition laurels in the consumer realm, Panasonic has never looked back and continues to roll out one 4K camera after another. Last week they rolled out two more, which we detailed here, and could make for some solid B … [Read more...]

HDMI 2.0 Will Drive 4K and HDR in the Future


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) 3D. 4K. HFR. 8K in 60p. Increased dynamic range. The cinematic arms race is in full swing and shows no sign of abating. But while developing newer technologies at warp speed is a lot of fun (especially for us technology types to write about it), it also puts greater … [Read more...]

DoddleREVIEWS: The Beachtek DXA-SLR ULTRA Audio Adapter


Written by James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There are plenty of audio adapter units on the market, including Tamrac, JuicedLink and Beachtek. And some would argue that their favorite is the best of the bunch. I honestly don't know what would be the the best. But I can tell you this, if there is a … [Read more...]

‘The Revenant’ Offers Look At ARRI’s ALEXA 65, & It’s Gorgeous


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Although Quentin Tarantino is putting his own money where his mouth is on shooting with film, the digital revolution is moving forward over at ARRI, where the ALEXA 65 is finally getting its first shakedown with the Leonardo DiCaprio film The Revenant. This week the … [Read more...]

Slide-N-Joy Turns Your Laptop Into An Editing Powerhouse

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As laptops like the MacBook Pro continue to get faster and more powerful, it's not uncommon for independents to cut their features on them, especially when they're on location. But a single screen doesn't buy you a lost of real estate. Sure you can get apps that turn … [Read more...]

T-Minus: Kickstarter Film Project Looks At Golden Age Of Space Travel


International production harnesses the Internet to produce 35mm film By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There's no denying that the Internet has become a tremendously powerful tool in the world, and no more than in the world of independent filmmaking. Indies can use the Net to raise money, … [Read more...]

Drones 101 – Infographic: Drone Checklist With Tips For Flying


Infographic offers eight professional tips to get the most out of your UAV By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Having learned the hard way about how finicky a drone can get when you fly it, even in the best conditions, it's become vital for UAV operators to have a list of drone tips and procedures to … [Read more...]

E1 Camera Is Essentially A Micro Four Thirds Action Cam


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The GoPro HERO is a must have for any cinematographer's kit right now, since its chief benefit is that you can not only put it anywhere, but because its small footprint, which recently got even smaller. There's also the benefit that it can take a licking... heck, … [Read more...]

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