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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...

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Film talent sought in Colchester – and beyond!

An intriguing and taxing project is being lined in up Colchester for keen and clever film-makers. The “60 hour film challenge” invites people across the world to write, shoot and edit a two to five minute film in just – you guessed it – 60 hours. There...

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New lenses underway from Panasonic

Got a micro four-thirds camera? Fancy a new lens? Panasonic may have a treat for you very soon. The company’s announced a “Lumix G 25 mm/F1.7” single focal length lens. They say it’s a “50mm (35 mm camera equivalent)” to offer almost the same viewing angle and sense of...

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New odds-and-sods bag from K-Tek

You can never have too many bags for all your shooting bits. Here’s diddy one from K-Tek to pack your cables, adapters, batteries, mic accessories, tape rolls and suchlike in. The “Gizmo Bag” has a black padded exterior with grey piping but, unusually, a clear PVC bottom so...

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New camcorder from Sony

If you’re tempted by the compact size, full feature set and excellent ergonomics of Canon’s XF200 or Xf205 camcorders – and we can attest that they are indeed all that – but you’re put off by the widespread reputation those camcorders have for being spoiled...

“Lyre” upgrade for Videomic pro

Microphone manufacturer Rode has had a relationship with British mic accessory-maker Rycote for quite a while, with the latter’s “Lyre” suspension system turning up in products such as the latest version of the Rode Blimp windshield. Now the two have teamed up again to put...