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.

Microsoft Introduces Windows 10, Skipping Over 9

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Users can download Technical Preview now By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Windows. Windows 3.1. Windows 95. Windows NT. Windows XP. Windows Vista. Windows 7. Windows 8. So it only makes sense that Microsoft's newly announced operating system for 2015 would be... Windows 10?! Of course, it wouldn't … [Read more...]

Apertus Announces Stretch Goals for AXIOM Crowdfunding Campaign with New Extras

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With about a week left on their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, Team Apertus has a long way way to go to reach their goal of €100,000 for continued development of the AXIOM open source 4K cinema camera. And to sweeten the pot, they're announcing some stretch goals … [Read more...]

BREAKING: FCC Throws Out NFL Blackout Rules

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Unanimous Decision Paves Way for Home Games to be Broadcast By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In a unanimous 5-0 vote today, the Federal Communications Commission literally sacked the NFL's rule that required television broadcasts to black out games that weren't sold out by a set date. The NFL shot … [Read more...]

Wearable Quadcopter and Camera Concept Could Be the Next Big Thing

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Flying Action Camera Part of Make It Wearable Competition By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Imagine you're climbing a steep rock face and you're thinking, oh man, this would make a killer shot. You don't really want to take a hand that's steadying your climb to take what may be your last living … [Read more...]

This Week’s Doctor Who Blows up the Moon

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) This coming Saturday on Doctor Who, the Doctor and Clara travel to the moon, because there's an innocent life trapped there, and the governments of the earth are planning on blowing up the moon. This marks a critical moment that could drastically affect the history of … [Read more...]

Doctor Who Review: The Caretaker

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last Saturday's episode of Doctor Who, dubbed "The Caretaker," shows Peter Capaldi's Doctor going undercover at Clara's school, Coal Hill Academy, to find an assassin killer robot. But it also deals with Clara's efforts to manage her double life of being the Doctor's … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

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