Category: News

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...

Sony PXW-Z150

Entry level 4K handycam from Sony

For those who wondered why Sony’s little HXR-NX100 camcorder (reviewed here) doesn’t shoot 4K, here’s the answer and solution – they’ve announced a separate 4K version of it but take a deep breath – it’s a lot more costly than its HD little brother. Unlike the...

Panasonic VXF990 camcorder

Dull camcorder update from Panasonic

Apparently having lost all interest in consumer camcorders, Panasonic has wheeled out a minor update to its 4K line which add – well, pretty much nothing bar a tiltable viewfinder, it seems to us. Yawn. Honestly, we thought Canon’s XA30 was a mere trifle of an upgrade...

Zeiss mobile phone lens set

Boost for iphone photography from Zeiss

Ever fancied some proper lenses on your mobile phone for that epic YouTube prank video you want to shoot? Well now you can. The legendary Zeiss lens company has teamed with accessory manufacturer Fellowes to make a combi deal available on a three lens set....

Sony XQD card reader

Sony ups the ante at cards

Sony’s announced new XQD and SD cards plus card readers including an XQD USB adapter. The XQD-M series offers data transfer speeds of up to 440MB/s (read) and 150MB/s (write) whilst the SDXC cards, branded SF-M, are UHS-II with speeds up to 260MB/s (read) and...

Sony AX53 camcorder

New consumer cams from Sony

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016, Sony has unveiled a new 4K handycam plus a couple of HD units, as well as a new model of its “action” camcorders. Let’s start with the UHD model. Labelled the AX53, it’s the successor to the popular...

iKlip AV in use

New pro audio rig for mobile phones

Audio/video phone accessory manufacturer IK Multimedia has announced a new combined grip and audio interface with a balanced XLR input. The iKlip A/V is said to offer a mic preamp with phantom power and a place to slot in common wireless receivers. Having also a right-angled substantial grip to...