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Vegas gets Universe to play with

Software developer Red Giant has announced an update to its (mostly) subscription-based effects suite, Universe. The 1.2 version includes 9 new effects as well as – drum roll please – support for Sony Vegas Pro. Supposedly. (We were on the Beta trial and the installer steadfastly refused to load anything...

Sony HDR-AZ1VR with the bigger AS100VR

New tiny action cam from Sony

Sony’s snappily-named AS100VR has had some extremely good reviews but the company has apparently decided that at 92 grams it’s just too darned heavy for tired old outdoor activity people – so they’ve launched a smaller, lighter version. The equally trip-off-the-tongue HDR-AZ1VR weighs just 63...

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New video codec for Sony RX10

Sony’s continued push of its XAVC S flavour of the H.264 codec has resulted in a firmware update for the popular “Cybershot” RX10 stills camera that also shoots video. Firmware version 2.00 now enables shooting in 1920×1080 at 50p and 25p as well as 1280×720 at...

Red Giant Primatte Keyer

New keyer for FCP & Premiere

Red Giant Software has released its Primatte Keyer 5.1 which now adds support for Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Motion as well as its existing support for After Effects. The software enables editors to replace a background chromakey (“green screen”) with...

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Atomos attempt to redefine HDMI

Video recorder manufacturer Atomos has grandly and boldly announced that it intends to redefine the HDMI interface “for the professional video industry”. In essence they’re saying that despite SDI being the “pro” standard for digital video interchange due to it having pro-quality features (not least of which...

Sony PXW-X70

Pro makeover for Sony handcam

*** Update, November 2014: we have now done some testing on the PXW-X70 and you can see the results here www.tubeshooter.co.uk/2014/12/02/test-videos-sony-pxw-x70/. We’ve also decided the X70 is the best “entry level pro camcorder” – see why at this link: www.tubeshooter.co.uk/2014/10/17/best-entry-level-pro-camcorder-2/ *** Much as it did with the...

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New USB mic from Rode

*** Update: we have now reviewed this excellent mic; read, watch and hear about it at www.tubeshooter.co.uk/2014/08/15/review-rode-nt-usb-microphone/ plus you can buy the mic via our Amazon link at http://amzn.to/1wkNg9m *** Most people would go away and stop being busy in the summer. Down Under of course, it’s...

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More Cinema Camera news…

After yesterday’s surprise price slash (which is now £30 less of a price slash than when it was first announced, for reasons we don’t know) on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, comes news of a software update bringing storage heaven to owners of the device....