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.

Adobe Boosts Virtual Reality Toolset With Mettle SkyBox Acquisition

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Today, Adobe announced that they have bought Mettle's SkyBox Plugin Tools, a set of drag-and-drop, customizable transitions and tools for cinema-quality virtual reality workflows. VR continues its relentless march into our creative tool set, whether we want it to or … [Read more...]

Convergent Releases Firmware Update for Odyssey and Apollo Recorders

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's a new week and new hardware firmware, and this time it's Convergent Design, which adds an update bringing Titan HD Extract native to the Odyssey and Apollo monitor-recorders, and without the need to pay an licensing fee. And that's not all. … [Read more...]

Sony a7 III Rumored For This Fall

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) More camera rumors abound, and this time it's with the third generation of the venerable Sony α7 series. The latest scuttlebutt deals with the α7 III, which looks to be a stripped down version of the higher-end α9, with the same focusing system, but not the high … [Read more...]

Canon Poised To Announce 6D MK. II Sooner: End Of June

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Coming just before the end of June, Canon is set to announce the EOS 6D MK. II sooner than expected, with promises a new sensor, but sadly, not an upgrade to 4K video. … [Read more...]

My RØDE Reel Is Back With Prizes Worth $500,000!

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Update: The June 30, 2017 deadline is approaching. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) RØDE is celebrating the 50th year of their parent company, Freedman Electronics, by launching the biggest My RØDE Reel short film competition ever, with over a half million dollars in prizes. So break out … [Read more...]

GoPro Talks Their New OverCapture Feature

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When the GoPro Fusion is officially launched later this summer, the 360° camera will have a unique new mode called OverCapture, which will enable shooters to essentially punch out a flat, traditionally framed clip in 1080p from the 4K 360° video. The implications of … [Read more...]

Update For Apertus AXIOM Shows Compact Form Factor

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's been while since we've heard from Sebastian Pichelhofer and Team Apertus with an update on the open source AXIOM 4K camera. But judging by the latest update, it looks like the plucky little platform is taking a decidedly compact form factor. We also get to take a … [Read more...]

Filming Or Photography In Public Places Without A Permit Could Get You Fined Or Jailed

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Over the past several years, taking pictures and filming video in public places has not only become harder to achieve, but in some areas can actually get you fined or even thrown in jail. And the authorities are in no mood to let guerrilla filmmaking happen. … [Read more...]

GoPro’s Fusion 360 Camera Spotted in the Wild

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When GoPro dove into live video streaming via Periscope, they took it to the ESPN Winter games in Aspen to give it the widest possible test with their target demographic. Now it looks like they've done the same thing with their new Fusion 360° camera, bringing it to … [Read more...]

Samsung Shows Off Super Ultra-Wide 32:9 Monitor

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We talk a lot about field monitors and monitor-recorders here, but seldom do we get the chance to look at the latest in desktop monitors. And when you consider how many hours we spend cutting video, color correcting, and even doing visual effects, perhaps we need to … [Read more...]

Atomos Now Supports Panasonic EVA1 In Shogun Inferno

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The Panasonic EVA-1 isn't even shipping yet, but Atomos is already moving quickly to provide external support over 6G-SDI for its native 4K Raw recording capability. … [Read more...]

PolarPro Katana Turns The Mavic Pro Drone Into A Gimbal Stabilizer

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The two main tools that have really disrupted the way indies shoot their films include the drone and the 3-axis handheld gimbal stabilizer. But when you're just starting out, owning both can be a bit pricey. Cost of a drone can be up to $1000 for a model like the DJI … [Read more...]

With New Labs In Major Cities, Kodak Continues Film Comeback

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It seems only yesterday that filmmakers had declared film dead, ruthlessly rendered obsolete by the digital revolution. Kodak was planning a fire sale, and Fuji pulled out of motion picture film altogether. Now it's 2017, and thanks to a dedication from filmmakers … [Read more...]

WWDC: Apple’s iMac and iPad Updated

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Going into greater depth on the hardware announcements made at today's keynote that kicked off Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference. We saw a bunch of updates and new hardware, including a new iMac Pro, which makes me wonder if editors will look back at that old … [Read more...]

Hardware and Software Updates Shine at Apple’s WWDC

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) This year’s Apple WorldWide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) pleasantly surprised with refreshes to the iMac, Macbook and iPad, but we also got a great new product with Apple’s HomePod. But even without all that, the software updates this year are downright cool. … [Read more...]

Cine Gear: Sony Previews New Full Frame Cinema Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Looking to fill a perceived gap in their CineAlta line of cinema cameras, Sony gave attendees at Cine Gear a sneak peak into a new full frame cinema camera they're working on for 2018. What interesting is that they went out of their way to state that this isn't just … [Read more...]