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.

Rumored Panasonic GH5 Specs Leaked, Still 4K

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well that didn't take long. Almost as if Panasonic wanted to steal Canon's thunder. But the rumored specs for the Panasonic GH5 have allegedly leaked onto the Internet and although it isn't going beyond 4K as previously thought, it is bringing 10-bit 4:2:2 … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: HDR Is More Important Than Ultra HD Resolution

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Now that we're gradually turning the corner on 4K, there's a new arms race brewing. RED fired the first shot with DRAGON's 6K sensor, and then moved further over the horizon with the 8K Weapon and Helium cameras, and for a source material, that amount of digital real … [Read more...]

New SmallHD Firmware For Entire Production Monitor Line

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) SmallHD's line of production monitors is getting an update that will expand their capabilities with HDR, as well as streamlining overall architecture other housekeeping functions. Those filming in LOG won't be left out in the cold now, either. … [Read more...]

Alleged Leaked iPhone 7 Pics: No Headphone Jack, Dual Rear Facing Cameras

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As we get closer to Apple's fall event which usually takes place in September, the rumors that the iPhone 7 may do away with the headphone mini jack doesn't seem to be going away. And now we have alleged leaked images of a mockup of the iPhone 7 Plus, which shows … [Read more...]

Canon Announces EOS 5D Mark IV 4K DSLR

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Update: We've added videos towards the end of the article. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Finally. It was generally considered vaporware for the last two years, and in doubt once the 5D S/R series came out, and now, the long awaited 5D Mark IV has been announced. And it finally has 4K and a … [Read more...]

FilmConvert Adds Zenmuse X5 Drone Camera Profile

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) FilmConvert is adding new camera profiles practically faster than the cameras themselves can be made. This time around it's DJI's latest micro four thirds drone camera, the Zenmuse X5. … [Read more...]

Character Animator Goes Live With New Adobe Creative Cloud Update

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) For their summer update, Adobe has quietly rolled out a bevy of new features to Creative Cloud that they promise will "take your creativity to the next level." Most of these updates were previewed last Spring at NAB and applications like Adobe Character Animator are … [Read more...]

CineChopper University’s Free Webinar On New FAA Drone Regulations

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The new FAA Rules have us all thinking about how we can best fly our drones and still get the best aerial shots possible, while at the same time not land in hot water with local authorities. But many may be operating according to their own rules or a misunderstanding … [Read more...]

PlayOn Creates Streaming Media Offline Recorder

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In that brief, ungainly time between DVRs and Streaming media boxes, like the Apple TV and the Roku, the only way that people could stream movies and TV was directly from a website, or via download. PlayOn was created to create a kind of media hub with software that … [Read more...]

Adi Shankar & ScreenCraft’s Bootleg Universe Short Script Contest

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Remember the recent dark and violent Power/Rangers Unauthorized fan film? It not only helped nudge Saban and Fox to reboot the franchise with a new movie about our favorite teenage heroes, but showed us what was possible to do so with a child franchise all grown … [Read more...]

Sigma Art Lens Headlines Surprising EISA Photographic Awards

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Back when I sold cameras in college, I used to always point my customers to Sigma lenses because they offered tremendous value for the money. They were clear and sharp, and focused fairly fast. That was 20 years ago, though, and they've gotten a heck of a lot better, … [Read more...]

Filmmaker Uses MIDI Controller To Create DaVinci Resolve Interface

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve 12 has grown beyond its color grading roots into a full blown editor, but Hollywood still relies on the software to dial in its color grading. One only has to look at the awards given at Sundance and others to see just how many films use … [Read more...]

Nikon Releases D3400 Entry-Level DSLR

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're ready to make the transition from that old HD camcorder to a DSLR, the quick solution is to look at a Canon. But with a 'rest on their laurels philosophy,' a Nikon may be an alternative. They're #2, and like the car rental company, they're trying harder. … [Read more...]

GoPro Announces New Professional Site, Omni Ships

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Seeking to give professional cinematographers, action filmmakers and content creators a place to get new ideas for filmmaking, GoPro has launched a new website for advanced systems operations. And right along with it comes news that their Omni Virtual Reality mount … [Read more...]

RØDE Beefs Up Support for Video Mic Pro

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) RØDE continues to shore up its line of external microphones by giving yet another model the Rycote Lyre shock mount treatment. This time it's the Stereo Video Mic Pro microphone. But there's a few more improvements that may cause you to want to upgrade. … [Read more...]

Karen Schmeer Fellowship For Emerging Documentary Editors

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Need to hone your editing skills? Well you can learn from Larry Jordan and improve your command of Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro, but if you're looking to make a career out of it, especially in the field of documentaries, then the Karen Schmeer Fellowship for … [Read more...]