Category: News

Canon XA20

Software update for Canon camcorders

Canon has released a firmware upgrade for its XA25, XA20 and HF-G30 camcorders. The software (which runs inside the camcorder itself) is now at version 1.0.3.0, and includes the following bug fixes and enhancements: 1. Enhances compatibility with third-party remote controllers. 2. Resolves the bug...

YouTube

YouTube updates comments system

After much criticism of its recently-changed system of adding and managing comments on videos – not least the immensely irritating requirement for a Google+ account, and the mysterious way some comments were apparently un-deletable or un-approvable – YouTube has “fast tracked” (so they say) a...

JVC GZ-R10

Impact resistant camcorders launched

Designed apparently for clumsy clots who drop their precious electronics at every turn, two new camcorders from JVC are promising to be waterproof, drop-proof, cold-proof and dust-proof – at least to a degree. The almost identical GZ-R70 and GZ-R10 differ only colours and internal storage...

Sony CX900 from side

New top-spec Handycam from Sony

Alongside its headline-grabbing announcement of a consumer-ish 4K camcorder (the AX100), Sony has also released a slew of updates to its more conventional consumer line up within which the top-spec model deserves a lot of attention in its own right. The disarmingly named CX900 is...

Vimeo logo

Player upgrade for Vimeo

Artsy video hosting site Vimeo – no keyboard cats here – has updated its playback software to favour the HTML5 standard alongside a host of other tweaks. The programmers are promising much faster initial buffering and playback; purchase of on-demand content from within the player;...

Sony AX100

4K camcorder from Sony

It looks as though 2014 really will be the year that 4K video comes of age and Sony is certainly doing its best to make the ultra-HD dream come true. Hot on the heels of its recently-announced semi-pro 4K camcorders, the PXW-Z100 and FDR-AX1, is...

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...