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Canon XC15

Canon launches XC15 oddball camcorder

When Canon launched its XC10 camcorder / camera hybrid last year, no-one really seemed to like it much. It was a peculiar mix of cheap price and bizarre design decisions trying to make out it was a new form of media capture device. Not to...

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New entry level 4K cam from Panasonic

We at Tubeshooter have been idly mulling what to replace our venerable Canon XF200 with for some time but we just can’t find anything suitable. Apart from a rather noisy image, we love everything about our XF and alternatives are thin on the ground especially since...

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New headset mic from Rode

Gamers (and many others) rejoice; Rode have introduced a new headset mic, an update of their HS1 product. Called – surprise! – the HS2, the company is pitching it at corporate presenters, panel discussions and that kind of thing. We at Tubeshooter think it will go...

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New mic – and a shock (mount) from Rode

Rode has updated its venerable Stereo VideoMic Pro for late 2016 with a handful of new features. Most obviously, the shockmount is now the Rycote Lyre suspension system which is claimed to be practically indestructible, unlike the elastic band type of system that was used...

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UK filmmaker scores top prize from Rode

Rode’s “My Rode Reel” contest has been running for three years now and attracts more interest each time. The company’s just announced the winners of the 2016 prize packages which pulled in 1200 entries from 85 countries. On offer was over $300,000 USD worth of filming...

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Video Review: X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Video

A review of X-Rite’s Color Checker Passport Video, a small plastic case containing four charts for use when filming and during editing. It’s not cheap but it is useful. **** Disclaimer: the Passport was provided to us free for review by X-Rite however they had...

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Video Review: iKlip A/V

We’ve been sent an iKlip A/V unit to review from IK Multimedia (though all opinions are our own and IKM has no editorial control over this video). It’s a bracket for mobile phones to assist while filming which offers a good quality balanced XLR audio...

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Video Review: Sony AX53 camcorder

Sony’s AX53 camcorder is the successor to the AX33. It shoots 4K at 25 or 30p depending which country version you have, as well as high bitrate XAVCS HD, and standard AVCHD as well. It can also do a genuine 24p for that filmic look....