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GoPro Karma drone and controller

New GoPro and a drone too

GoPro has announced two new GoPro action cameras, the Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session. Both shooting 4K, they also now have hardware image stabilisation. At $399 USD, the Black also boasts a 2-inch touchscreen display and can be dunked into 30 feet of water without...

Panasonic GH5 teaser image

Panasonic announces long-awaited GH5

Panasonic has announced the impending arrival of its successor to the wildly popular GH4 mirrorless micro 4/3 camera. The GH5 will upgrade the prior model’s capabilities to include 4K video at 50/60p instead of 25/30. It can also shoot 10-bit 4:2:2 4K albeit only at...

Video review: Aputure AL-M9 LED light

A review of a tiny LED light for mounting onto a video camcorder or DSLR. The Aputure Amaran AL M9 is powered by an internal rechargeable battery and provides almost two hours of light from a charge. It comes with a cold shoe mounting clamp...

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...

Panasonic X1 4K camcorder (side view)

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...

Rode HS2 microphone in black

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...

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...

My Rode Reel 2016 graphic

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...