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Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm micro 4/3 lens

New lenses from Panasonic

Panasonic has announced two new “micro 4/3” lenses for its Lumix G range of cameras, including of course the camera so beloved of filmic videomakers, the GH4. The H-HS030E is a 30mm macro lens and the H-HS043E is a 42.5mm portrait lens. The company describes the...

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Video Review: Rycote Super Softie (revised for 2015)

Last year Rycote introduced the Super Softie, a fur-less windjammer for shotgun microphones. They’ve now revised the design and our editor took it up a blustery hill to see how well it works. If you’d like to buy one, please do so via our Amazon...

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More distribution for Vimeo On Demand

Video hosting service Vimeo is expanding its reach for those videos on the site that are sold as pay-per-view. The site’s begun teaming up with various other websites to integrate content into those third-parties which Vimeo says means greater distribution for creators and therefore more...

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Video Review: Aputure V-Screen VS-2 7″ monitor kit

The V-Screen VS-2 monitor kit from Aputure contains a 7-inch IPS-type display for mounting on top of a camcorder or camera so that you get a better view of what you’re filming, and it has some built-in tools to help you with the technicalities of your shooting too....

New software is Magic

A substantial upgrade has been released to Red Giant’s “Magic Bullet” suite of products including Looks, Colorista, Mojo and Cosmo as well as a new piece of software, dubbed “Film”. The full list is: Magic Bullet Looks 3.0 (NEW) Magic Bullet Colorista III (NEW) Magic Bullet Film...

Twitter Video: a news revolution?

At the time of writing not everyone’s seeing this in their Twitter app but gradually over the next fortnight or so, a new video feature is being added to Twitter accounts. We think it will be, to use that awful phrase, a “game changer” at...

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Video Review: Shoulderpod S1 phone grip

DSLR cameras may be out of fashion for casual snapping as everyone turns to their increasingly-good mobile phones for stills and video but they do have one huge ergonomic advantage – a proper grip. Every DSLR and full-size camera has a wedge on the end...

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Rode unveil “world’s best” microphone

It’s a bold claim but we’d expect nothing less of Rode. The not-in-the-slightest-bit-shy-and-retiring Australian microphone manufacturer has announced a selection of interesting new microphones including one which they say is “the world’s best”. That mic is the NTR ribbon mic designed for studio use. They...