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.

Datavideo Introduces NightHawk, A Micro Four-Thirds Cinema Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With high profile camera companies making huge announcements, it's easy to suck up all the air in the proverbial room. So when smaller companies come to IBC to make a splash, it becomes somewhat of a ripple on the pond. Euphemisms aside, Datavideo has announced a … [Read more...]

Cinemartin Eclipse: An Affordable Super Bright Field Monitor

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When it comes to field monitors, super bright is the name of the game, and Cinemartin has a new monitor dubbed the Eclipse that is extremely bright for a price that makes it a bargain. "The Eclipse is the most professional and affordable tool ever made. There are … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Adds Features To DaVinci Resolve, Fusion and Ultimatte

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by James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) At IBC 2017, Blackmagic Design revealed key updates to their software, including expanded features for the new kid on the block, Ultimatte, as well as DaVinci Resolve 14 and even Fusion got some Virtual Reality tools. But Blackmagic didn't stop there, as they have … [Read more...]

Insta360 Announces Virtual Reality Awards Competition

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The one thing that's going to transform 360 video and virtual reality into a viable art form is content, and the best way to get content flowing is to have awards competitions and short film contests that give us something to experience. Insta360 is helping move the … [Read more...]

IBC Day 3: Atomos, Sachtler, LitePanels, ARRI and More

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The final day on the IBC 2017 floor showed some simply marvelous gadgets that made me wish I had an unlimited budget with which to buy gear with. Let's go through everything, rapid-fire! Sachtler FlowTech 75. Fastest tripod, and it sets up in seconds. It can go … [Read more...]

IBC Day 2: Sony Shows Off New Cameras

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Day two of IBC 2017 in Amsterdam and there’s still no shortage of gear to check out, and Sony is making its presence known in a huge way with some 4K prosumer cameras that are bound to turn some heads. The four new cameras leading the way for Sony at IBC are … [Read more...]

IBC Day One: Gear and Software Take Center Stage

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) IBC 2017 is in full swing and with it, we’re starting to get a host of announcements for cool new tools and updates that will make our filming and post production lives much easier. Adobe was first out of the gate announcing their 2018 Creative Cloud Update. … [Read more...]

IBC 2017: Adobe Reveals Their 2018 Creative Cloud Update

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With up to 82% of all internet traffic being video streaming, we are currently in the golden age of video. Adobe says that not only will streaming content be the focus, but also a virtual and augmented reality second screen experience which will give content creators … [Read more...]

Apple Unveils The iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, Apple TV 4K, and Apple Watch Series 3 LTE

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We knew a lot about today's Apple Event, especially after an employee leaked info in the iOS 11 GM. We knew they would announce a special edition iPhone, which would skip the "S" phase of the tick-tock cycle and go directly to the iPhone 8, and we even knew most of … [Read more...]

GDU Returns With Cool New Compact Drone, The O2

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) DJI and GoPro. When it comes to drones, those two names tend to suck up all the air in the room. But GDU is back to grab a piece of the UAV pie with a cool new sliding arm drone design dubbed the O2 that could once again change the game. “Drones are quickly … [Read more...]

Updated: iPhone X and 8 Rumors As September 12 Announcement Nears

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Updated! An iOS 11 Gold Master was leaked (allegedly by a disgruntled employee) that says the naming is now iPhone X, and the previously-rumored 7S / 7S Plus will feature just enough changes to the body to allow Apple to call it the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. In addition, … [Read more...]

Could The James Bond Film Franchise Be Distributed By Apple?

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The movie distribution game is changing. Again. In fact, one could say that it's always in a state of flux. But with the large tech companies getting into the streaming game now, it's starting to look like they want an even larger piece of the theatrical pie. That's … [Read more...]

Sony Unveils VENICE, Their New 6K Cinema Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Sony has a new flagship full-frame cinema camera which can provide just a bit more real estate than its Super 35 F65. Officially dubbed VENICE, the camera sports a 36 x 24mm sensor and will no doubt serve as the workhorse of the CineAlta line. Capable of recording … [Read more...]

Canon C200 To Get Firmware Update, But No 10-Bit Recording

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Canon is already planning improvements for the next firmware update to its new C200 cinema camera. But shooters who were excited for this mid-level rig will find it to be a bit lacking, and not only that, they'll likely scratch their heads and wonder what's the … [Read more...]

Lucasfilm Parts Ways With Star Wars: Ep. XI Director Colin Trevorrow

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) First it was Josh Trank. Then Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and now Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow has gotten the axe. Toss in Tony Gilroy handling reshoots for Gareth Edwards on Rogue One, and Lucasfilm replacing Star Wars: The Force Awakens original … [Read more...]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Force Friday Toys Give New Clues

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With just about three months left until the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we're getting some pretty valuable intel on what is happening in the backdrop surrounding the plot. From Finn being chased across the galaxy by Executioner Stormtroopers, to how Luke … [Read more...]