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Canon EOS 7D

Which camcorder for stage show?

First of all, yes, the HF-G25 is essentially the same as an XA10 minus the XLR audio inputs (not a problem if another camera will take the stage audio feed – ideally not the DSLR as they have awful audio circuitry and no balanced inputs)...

JVC GW-SP100 4K mini camera

JVC 4K – Back to the Future?

Remember the days when a video camera had two separate sections? One, the lens bit carried by the videographer, and the other a recording bit carried by the sound guy? Ahh, happy memories. And it looks as though we could soon be re-living them if...

Rode SVMX from the back

New stereo on-cam mic from Rode

They may be labelling it “a new standard in immersive audio” (what??) but let’s not get carried away with marketing blurb – Rode’s new on-camera microphone is essentially a stereo mic albeit one with some very interesting features which should definitely make it worth a look....

Location monitors have built-in colour grading

Now here’s an interesting concept from the folks at SmallHD – it’s a monitor screen for location filming that comes with built-in colour grading. Sounds peculiar, doesn’t it? Well, while the idea’s not to do away with post production, it should save you time when you get...

Rycote Cyclone - open with mic inside

Cyclone hits Rycote – but it’s all good

Wind muffler firm Rycote are launching a new “blimp”-type windshield at IBC in Amsterdam – and they’re naming it “Cyclone”. That sounds like an invitation to call their bluff and try it out in a Force 10 gale to us but until we get our...

Adobe Premiere Pro dual timeline view

Updates for Premiere Pro

Adobe has announced another set of updates to its video editing apps under the “Creative Cloud” banner. Premiere Pro, SpeedGrade and After Effects all get revisions. Most obviously, there are updates to the user interface though disappointingly for us short-sighted folk, their icons remain as infuriatingly...

Dave Cryer in his studio

Producer Profile: Dave Cryer

If there was an award for longevity and doggedness in the YouTube Creator space then surely Dave Cryer would in with a strong chance. Under the channel name “Geekanoids”, the 43-year-old’s been turning out gadget reviews from his base in Folkestone, Kent virtually since the...

Rycote Super Softie

Rycote admits manufacturing fault

Rycote, the UK manufacturer of world-renowned windjammers for microphones of all shapes and sizes, has put its hands up and admitted there’s been a manufacturing flaw in some of its newest “super softie” products. Regular readers of this website and viewers of our YouTube channel...