Category: Reviews

Sony PXW-X70

Video Review: Sony PXW-X70 camcorder

Sony’s PXW-X70 camcorder might look like their top-end consumer model (the CX900) with a handle on top but it’s much more than that. The X70 is substantially redesigned in hardware and firmware to create a true pro camcorder, albeit in miniature. That redesign is first...

Rode SVMX

Video Review: Rode Stereo Videomic X

Rode’s Stereo Videomic X is unusual in their “Videomic” line up in that it’s not cheap. Whereas prior models like the Videomic Pro and Videomic GO have been entry level, the X is firmly in the professional – at least enthusiastic amateur – category, retailing...

Aputure V-Mic D2

Video Review: Aputure V-Mic D2 shotgun microphone

The Aputure V-Mic D2 is the successor to – you guessed it – the Aputure V-Mic D1. It’s a compact, lightweight, mono shotgun mic for use on top of a camera or camcorder in place of an internal mic. It comes supplied with a furry...

Aputure HR672C & VMicD2

Unbox & sample: Aputure HR672C LED & V-Mic D2

Aputure have plenty of admirers for their brand of low-cost yet flexible and feature-filled filming gear, Tubeshooter included – and we’re not just saying that because they sent us a couple of new products for review. Indeed, our preliminary tests on their new V-Mic D2...

Hudl 2 box

Video Review: Tesco Hudl 2 Android tablet

The Hudl 2 tablet computer was recently introduced by Tesco, one of the UK’s biggest supermarket chains. It retails for just £129 – less if you use Tesco’s loyalty card points against the purchase; we’ve seen tales of people picking one up for as little as...

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Video Review: Canon XF200 (& XF205)

Canon’s XF200 camcorder is the successor to the very popular XF100 and, like that camcorder, can shoot 1920 by 1080 Full HD onto dual compact flash cards at 50 megabits per second with 4:2:2 colour – that’s generally accepted as broadcast spec, though the camcorder...

Canon XF205 from front strap side

Test footage: Canon XF200 / XF205

We’ve spent the last week or so compiling a series of tests on the XF200 so here’s the full list of videos that we’ve assembled. General “Full Auto” footage (daytime) We’ve taken our new toy out for a day at the seaside, in Folkestone, Kent....