Category: News

Canon Legria mini X

Mini camcorder gets the X Factor

Announced alongside some budget camcorders, Canon has also updated its peculiar but interesting “selfie” camcorder, the Legria Mini. Now called the Mini X, the device is an intriguingly-shaped tiny box that’s designed to be set up on a desk in front of you, with the...

New budget camcorders from Canon

They’re designed for point-and-shoot people who don’t really care that much for video-making rather than the enthusiastic YouTuber but Canon has announced two new low cost camcorders for 2014. The Legria HF-R56 and R506 feature a “baby mode” that enables you to store videos into...

Padcaster for the iPad Air

Padcaster updated for iPad Air

A new version of the Padcaster, a metal and plastic case for the iPad that provides mounting holes for video accessories, has been announced for use with the iPad Air. The latest version of Apple’s tablet is thinner than the old one and has 1080p...

New lens attachments for iPhones and Galaxy

Schneider Optics has expanded its “iPro” lens collection for smartphones by releasing versions for anyone using the iPhone 4/4S, 5, 5S, iPad Mini, and Samsung Galaxy S4. The line up comprises screw-on macro, wide angle, super wide, fisheye and telephoto lenses. They’re supplied in a...

Sony NX3 camcorder

New semi-pro camcorder from Sony

Sony has announced the snappily-named HXR-NX3 camcorder, a baby brother to the longstanding NX5 (which is essentially a Z5 that records to AVCHD instead of HDV) New abilities over its older sibling include a WiFi capability for connecting to smartphones and tablets, 50p recording (60p...

BVE London 2014 logo

BVE registration is underway

Visitor registration is now underway for the UK’s Broadcast Video Expo in London. The annual three-day event provides a selection of trade stands as well as the usual networking opportunities. There are usually a few free competitions and suchlike too so bring your business cards....

Rotolight Rotomic

Rotolight launch DSLR microphone

Rotolight, manufacturers of circular LED lighting products, has decided to enter the camera-top shotgun microphone fray, taking on the likes of Rode, Sennheiser, Hahnel and Que Audio. Their new Rotomic costs £71.99 GBP including VAT (UK sales tax). It’s said to have a 40Hz to...

Rode at export awards 2013

Export award for microphone manufacturer

Microphone manufacturer Rode has topped off a busy 2013 by being awarded “Best Manufacturer” at the Australian Export Awards. The Sydney-based company was praised for “innovation in marketing strategy, the degree of export growth and the creation of competitive advantage”. Rode says that in the...