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.

Cine Gear 2017: RED To Present Panels With Dean Devlin And More

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Not long after NAB 2016, RED announced they wouldn't have a booth at the confab in 2017, instead choosing to stay local for Cine Gear. For the cinema camera company, it's quite literally down the street. But there's also another benefit to showcasing your wares in … [Read more...]

Can You Build A Hackintosh For Under $100?

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Build a Hackintosh for less than $100? Turns out it's possible! Not only that, but it can be faster than a brand new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Well, if you're on a budget and willing to hunt for a deal, it's possible by looking for a surplus sale at a … [Read more...]

Rumor: Apple To Reveal A New Notebook Refresh At WWDC

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Recently, Tim Cook uttered a Mea Culpa for the Mac Pro 'Trashcan,' and Apple promised a new Modular Mac sometime in the future. The company is now believed to be working on another notebook refresh, which will be announced at the annual Worldwide Developer's … [Read more...]

Update: Michelle Gomez NOT Leaving Doctor Who?

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UPDATE: Well it looks like we all fell for a head fake from Missy, or an over zealous reporter from Radio Times connected several out of context statements and concluded something different. But Michelle Gomez took to Twitter this afternoon to tell everyone that our favorite "frenemy" in the TARDIS … [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...]

Film Florida Part 1: Why Productions Have Left

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) At the height of its film production tax incentive program, Film Florida was the third busiest state for producers to bring their film and television projects. Filmmakers flocked to Florida for the weather, the scenery, and up to 30% in tax incentives. But after … [Read more...]

Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Held Captive By Hackers

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Take what you can, give nothing back. That's the motto of Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean. But on the eve of the release of the fifth chapter of the Pirates saga, Dead Men Tell No Tales, it's also become the slogan of a real life drama … [Read more...]

Atomos Shogun Inferno Gets Firmware Update

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Atomos continues to expand the capability of their line of external monitor recorders, this time giving the 4K Shogun Inferno a firmware update that brings Quad Link and Dual Link support for recording from Sony FS5 and FS700 cameras. But there's more. … [Read more...]

RED Celebrates A Decade Of MYSTERIUM

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you think about milestones and RED, you'd expect to see great fanfare. But they didn't even put out a press release. Instead, in celebrating the tenth anniversary of their MYSTERIUM sensor and the RED ONE Cinema Camera, it was a largely quiet affair with those … [Read more...]

Rumor: Canon Set To Launch C200 4K Cinema Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If a rumor turns out to be true, then Canon is planning on a very busy summer. First we reported yesterday that a Canon EOS 6D MK. II could be making its way into the market by August, and now a long running rumor of a new Canon C200 to replace the C100 MK. II has … [Read more...]

Facebook Shutters Oculus Story Studio; Is This The End of Cinematic VR?

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When Facebook first bought Oculus Rift and created Oculus Story Studio for generating virtual reality content, it portended an opening of the flood gates for VR to become the next great cinematic frontier. But a little over two years later, the Story Studio has been … [Read more...]

Canon 6D MK. II Rumored For July Announcement

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Canon is believed to be getting ready to announce the second generation full-frame 6D camera in July, but what can we expect? Will it be just another marginal 'fins update,' or will it be brought into the realm of 4K to the delight of filmmakers? … [Read more...]

8K RED WEAPON Used For Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you ask Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn what his motivation was to make the Quillian epic, he'll tell you it's all about creating memories for the next generation. And as some fans and critics call the Guardians series the new Star … [Read more...]

Sony: 8K On Micro Four Thirds May Not Happen

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you consider that 8K means you have to have a little over 33 million pixels to achieve a resolution of 7680 × 4320, then obviously the larger the sensor the better. RED turned heads when it was able to put that many pixels into its Super 35 Helium sensor. But … [Read more...]

NAB 2017: Wrap-Up and Best of the Show

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) NAB 2017 was vast with no lack of interesting technology to see. From streaming video boxes to virtual reality, to tiny little drones that fly in formation. There was also announcements for updates to Blackmagic's Davinci Resolve, and Adobe Premiere. But my favorite … [Read more...]

DJI M600 Pro: DJI and Hasselblad’s High Resolution Drone Platform

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The fruits of DJI's partnership/acquisition of Hasselblad has produced a high resolution drone platform capable of capturing 100 mega pixel images from high above. And it's called the DJI M600 Pro Drone. … [Read more...]