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Firmware update for Canon XF200 & XF205

Canon has unveiled an update to the firmware of its XF200 & XF205 camcorders that’s promising better reduction of noise in low-light situations – at the cost of some crispiness to the resolution of the image. The XF200/205 are known for their compact size, splendid...

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Video Review: Aputure DEC

The DEC from Aputure is a wirelessly controlled lens adapter that puts Canon EF lenses onto either micro four thirds or Sony E-mount cameras, depending on which version you buy. Inspiration for the design clearly comes from science fiction with the box containing a Stargate-like lens...

DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone

Phantom3 drone launches

The world’s most popular* aerial drone just got an update. The Phantom 3 is the new version of DJI’s hugely successful series and is offered in two configurations: “professional”, which shoots 4K – including “true” 4K 4096 x 2160 at 24 & 25fps – and...

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New 4K camera/camcorder from Canon

Following some teaser images that were shown online a week or so ago, Canon has confirmed it’s launching an interesting-looking 4K-capable camera/camcorder. The XC10 has a hybrid camera / camcorder shape – sort of like a camera body with bits of camcorder functionality stuck on...

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Freebie from Red Giant with Rode purchase

If you’re one of the diehards who insists on making life hard for yourself by shooting on a rigged up DSLR with separate audio recorders and all that malarky then listen up as there’s an offer from Rode and Red Giant that could be of...

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A Tour around Rycote

UK windshield manufacturer Rycote were kind enough to invite us around for a tour, so of course we took a video camera and snapped a few shots including an interview with Managing Director Simon Davies. We asked him about how they make their Softies and...

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Video Review: Rode NTG4+ shotgun mic

The NTG4+ shotgun microphone is new from Rode. The “plus” means it has a rechargeable lithium battery inside the barrel for when phantom power is not available; there’s an NTG4 which is audibly the same but lacks the battery and is purely phantom powered. As...

SmallHD "502" 5 inch monitor on flexible arm

SmallHD live up to their name with 5″ device

SmallHD have announced a tiny new on-camera monitor to be launched at NAB 2015. The 5″ device, which looks unnervingly as if someone took a smartphone and removed all the phone, boasts a whacking Full HD display of 1920 x 1080 pixels, giving it a DPI...