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.

Canon Shows Off Mammoth 8K Camera Prototype At Photokina 2016

Image Credit - Cinema 5D

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Canon brought an 8K prototype Cinema EOS camera to Photokina last week, and it's huge. But that's what might be expected from a prototype. Let's take a look at the details. … [Read more...]

Filmmaking 101: Protecting Your Content From Copyright Infringement


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last year, we ran a story about Sony going after a content creator on YouTube who had licensed his 4K video to them for a music video made me think that we really needed a Filmmaking 101 segment on how to make sure your content is protected online. What do you do … [Read more...]

cineXinsert App Can Add Scenes Without Re-Rendering


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's almost an axiom of the computing world that the older a utility gets, the more complicated it becomes with additional features that were never intended when the utility was envisioned. And while some apps can expand their reach with more features, there's … [Read more...]

FilmConvert Color Up Competition 2016


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) FilmConvert's Color Up Film Competition has returned for 2016, and this year, you don't even have to make anything new to win. You just have to color grade it using their software. And the prizes are pretty cool, including an Atomos Monitor and more. Update: It's time … [Read more...]

DJI Reveals Mavic Pro Personal Drone Featuring 4K Camera


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If Yoda saw today's DJI Mavic Pro announcement, he would proclaim "Begun, the Drone Wars have." Last week, GoPro got the world talking about the new KARMA, a drone that CEO Nick Woodman said was more "experience system" than a drone, with it's removable gimbal and … [Read more...]

Roku Announces New Streaming Devices

Roku Premiere

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Calling it the "the biggest launch in Roku history," the streaming hardware giant announced five new streaming media players to give cord cutters of every budget the ability to stream their favorite TV shows and movies, and they're planning on going for streaming … [Read more...]

Doctor Who To Join Class Spinoff Premiere


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Yuletide specials aside, it's common knowledge that we won't get the next series of Doctor Who until the Spring of 2017. But that doesn't mean we won't get to see the Doctor before hand. That's because the BBC has announced that Peter Capaldi will return to New York … [Read more...]

Drone Mishap Prompts Court Challenge


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) A legal case pitting a roofing company using a drone to examine the homes they work on, and a neighbor who shot the drone down with a shotgun, is causing a legal challenge to determine who actually owns the skies above your property. And it has some serious privacy … [Read more...]

Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Defective Late-2013 Mac Pro Models

The late 2013 Mac Pro

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Apple's high concept, super powerful, and very expensive Mac Pro (affectionately known as the "Trashcan") has a kind of love hate relationship with users. Some love it because it has high performance hardware and a radical cooling design that keeps the Mac Pro ultra … [Read more...]

NVIDIA SIGGRAPH Panel Explores Storytelling In Virtual Reality


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Not too long ago, SIGGRAPH took place here in Los Angeles. The annual confab is largely about graphics, computer and visual effects, and now virtual reality. But with that new genre of VR comes the undiscovered country of how to tell a great story within that space. … [Read more...]

Chronos 1.4: Engineer Creates Budget High Speed Camera


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) High speed cameras... They're awesome. Some, like the Phantom Flex 4K, can record in ultra high definition at thousands of frames per second, but with a $140,000 price tag. As such, they are largely relegated to the rental market. But an engineer has created his own … [Read more...]

The CW Opens Streaming Doors Wide Open For Cord Cutters


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of the things that has hampered cord cutters from streaming what they want when they want it, is that some channels require you to log into your cable or satellite subscription before you can watch their shows. But The CW is changing all that. … [Read more...]

Robo Goes Back to Kickstarter With New Line Of 3D Printers


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) 3D printers. They're going to change the world. I think that they will become one of those products where you won't remember what your life was like before they became mainstream. So when Robo went back to not only the drawing board, but to crowdfunding with their … [Read more...]

Photokina 2016: SanDisk Announces 1TB SD Card

sandisk 1tb sd card

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Every time a larger SD card comes out, I kinda laugh, because my very first computer back in the day had a 20 MB hard drive, and I would think "Man, I'll NEVER fill that up!" Now we have 1TB SD cards from SansDisk for our cameras? WOW. … [Read more...]

Nikon Unveils KeyMission Action Cameras


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Photokina 2016 continues in full swing and Nikon has shown off a pair of new action cameras from their KeyMission line. While the KeyMission 360 is their virtual reality camera, the KeyMission 170 and 80 are going after the GoPro and iPhone crowd. … [Read more...]

Are These Leaked Images DJI’s Rumored New Drone?


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With GoPro burning up the internet after finally announcing their new Karma drone, the pressure is going to be on DJI to answer in kind. Already they've put out an invitation for an announcement next week, and now we're hearing that their new UAV has been spotted in … [Read more...]