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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...

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...

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...

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....

Video: Sony AX53 unboxing

We’re in the middle of testing the AX53 4K camcorder from Sony at present – full review here soon. In the meantime, here’s our unboxing and initial impressions.

Sony RX10 Mk III with lens extended

Sony launches third RX10 camera

Sony’s added a third version to its RX10 fixed-lens camera line-up. The Mk III now boasts a new Zeiss 24-600mm (that’s 25x magnification) f2.4 – f4 lens, with a one-inch, 20 megapixel “stacked” CMOS sensor. 4K recording is on offer in Sony’s XAVC-S format, with S-Log...

Hedge for Mac - file import

Mac topiarists, rejoice!

A new tool has been launched for the Mac to assist with import and backup of video footage. “Hedge” version 1 is promising “stress-free video importing: no more corrupt copies, incomplete backups or lost footage”. The idea is that the app makes multiple, verified copies...

Nikon DL24-85 front view

Nikon joins Vlog-cam fray

Here’s one we didn’t see coming. Nikon, which has largely been left behind in the “video on a stills camera” market has suddenly exploded into life with a load of new such devices. Of interest for the YouTube creator – and the Vlogger specifically – are...