Category: Videos

Video Review: X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Video

A review of X-Rite’s Color Checker Passport Video, a small plastic case containing four charts for use when filming and during editing. It’s not cheap but it is useful. **** Disclaimer: the Passport was provided to us free for review by X-Rite however they had...

Video Review: iKlip A/V

We’ve been sent an iKlip A/V unit to review from IK Multimedia (though all opinions are our own and IKM has no editorial control over this video). It’s a bracket for mobile phones to assist while filming which offers a good quality balanced XLR audio...

Video Review: Sony AX53 camcorder

Sony’s AX53 camcorder is the successor to the AX33. It shoots 4K at 25 or 30p depending which country version you have, as well as high bitrate XAVCS HD, and standard AVCHD as well. It can also do a genuine 24p for that filmic look....

Video: Sony AX53 unboxing

We’re in the middle of testing the AX53 4K camcorder from Sony at present – full review here soon. In the meantime, here’s our unboxing and initial impressions.

Video review: Sony HXR-NX100 camcorder

Sony’s HXR-NX100 camcorder is a very low cost, HD-only, entry-level newgathering-style all-in-one device. t’s slightly bigger than a Canon XF200 but not by much and is lightweight and easy to carry around. A step up from consumer grade camcorders, this offers a full complement of manual controls...

Review: Aputure “Easy Frost” diffuser

We unbox, test and review the Easy Frost diffuser from Aputure, designed to work with their Amaran LED lights (eg the AL-528 and the HR-672). If you would like to buy this diffuser, please consider using our Amazon link below as that way we get a...

Video review: Gigabyte P35 laptop

OK, it’s not a newly-released piece of tech but recently we bought this Gigabyte P35 to do some mobile video editing with so we thought we’d upload our impressions – which are generally positive, considering it cost just £999 – relatively inexpensive for a decent...

Video Review: Rode VideoMicro & Videomic Me

Their VideoMic Pro is almost legendary in the field of low cost audio recording for camcorders and DSLRs but now Rode have unveiled two even more compact microphones aimed at the vlogging and mobile journalism markets. The VideoMicro and the Videomic Me are the same...