Category: Industry News

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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...

iPhone film festival extends deadline

The self-proclaimed “Original iPhone Film Festival” has extended its deadline for entries from 1st November to 31st December, 2015. The celebration of all things “i”-movie related had its first outing in 2011 – and four years later this is only its second appearance. But good...

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Canon hits mega milestone

How many cameras labelled with the “EOS” moniker do you think Canon has produced? One million? Five million? Wrong; the company’s just announced what it describes as “a new camera-manufacturing milestone” as total production of its film and digital EOS interchangeable-lens cameras has surpassed the 80-million mark....

Sennheiser D1 competition

Free microphones up for grabs

Yes, really. Well, sort of. Sennheiser is offering 150 of its D1 wireless mics out to interested parties such as bands who are willing to review the mic for four weeks and submit their thoughts as to its installation, build quality, sound and handling. Those who send...

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Facebook puts the boot into “freebooters”

It’s been a long time coming but Facebook has started making moves towards a video copyright infringement system along the lines of YouTube’s ContentID. In a blog post, the company says that up until now they’ve relied on an audio matching technology and simple infringement...

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Game On! (says YouTube)

A while after it was teased, YouTube’s dedicated gaming channel has gone live. It’s a mix of videos and live streams which YouTube says “brings you closer to the games, gamers, and culture that matter to you” – whatever that means. We can see this going awkwardly...

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Sayonara, Google Plus!

Everyone hated it (didn’t they?) and at last YouTube has seen sense and announced that it’s working on unbundling YouTube channels from the deeply unpopular Google Plus. At the moment if you want a YouTube channel, you’re forced to have a G+ identity too, especially if...

Vimeo on Chromecast

Vimeo logs into Chromecast

You know how annoying it is to watch online video on a teensy little mobile phone screen? You know how Google’s Chromecast makes it possible to stream some videos directly onto your telly instead? Well now Vimeo has added its player to the list of...