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Drift HD Ghost

New firmware for Drift HD Ghost actioncam

Drift Innovation has a firmware update, version 2.1.6.4, for the HD Ghost. A highlight, they say, is a new mode for continuous looped recording for insurance and security purposes. For example, in-car use in case of crashes, road rage incidents and so on. In this...

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Yongnuo YN300 LED camera toplight

The Yongnuo YN300 is a compact, lightweight and relatively cheap LED light designed as a camera toplight. It’s powered by a single Sony NP-F battery, the type that you get with a Z1 or Z5 camcorder. Made of plastic, it includes four non-removable hinged barndoors...

How To… conduct an interview

How To… conduct an interview

It might sound easy; just jabber away with some questions and let the interviewee talk but in fact there’s a bit of a knack to a decent filmed interview. Unfortunately, it’s a knack that far too many people producing video for the Internet just don’t...

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Long Term Test: Sony Vegas Pro 12

It is arguably the underdog of video editing software, hidden in the wings of the video theatre, kept aside by pushier stars such as Adobe Premiere, Apple’s Final Cut and even pro industry stalwarts such as Avid’s Media Composer. Yet Sony Creative Software’s Vegas Pro...

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YouTube launches paid channels

As predicted by the Financial Times and reported here on Tubeshooter on May 6th, YouTube has now officially launched a subscription-based service for viewers. Beginning with what it calls “a small group of partners … with subscription fees starting at $0.99 per month”, each channel will...

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Sony Corp posts profit

Sony Corporation has announced profits of £280 million for the year to the end of March 2013, compared to a loss of around ten times that amount (£2.9billion) in the prior twelve months. The “Imaging Products & Solutions” division, which includes consumer and broadcast video...

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Cloud Cuckoo Land? Adobe’s new software strategy

It didn’t take long for that to come about then. Less than a year after Adobe launched its rental alternative to software buying, it’s now confirmed that this is the only way forward for people who want to keep using its software. Pay a –...

Canon EOS-1D C

Video awards for Canon & Sony

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) has given Canon a handful of awards, including one for “best video DSLR” for its EOS-1D C camera. Sony too, was credited, with “Best Videocamera”, for the NEX-VG900″ The TIPA panel comprises 28 editors from photography and imaging magazines...