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App launched for IBC visitors

It’s nearly time once again* for IBC, the colossal broadcasting equipment trade show in Amsterdam that takes place each year and, just as the organisers of BVE in London did earlier, so IBC’s hosts have created an App for your downloading pleasure. The App is available...

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Firmware update for Sony camcorder

Sony’s latest high-end consumer camcorder is having a quick makeover just a month or so since it became available. New firmware for the CX900 and AX100 is available to download from Sony (see www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/HDR-CX900E in the UK) and is said to Improve autofocus tracking and accuracy Makes...

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New Mocha being served up

Music to the ears of Adobe’s After Affects and Premiere Pro users (and potentially other ears too; read on!) as Imagineer Systems is releasing a sort of “halfway house” version of its Mocha product, which will sit between the version bundled with After Effects CC and...

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Video Review: Rode Blimp (redesigned for 2014)

The wind. It’s a particular bugbear of ours when filming and presumably yours too else you wouldn’t be reading this review. As brilliant as microphones are these days, the sensitive little things can’t help but be upset by even a breath of air across their...

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Video Review: Rycote “Super Softie” windjammer

For years, possibly since the beginning of time itself, microphone windjammers have been almost uniform in their design. Lots of long fur wrapped around the mic = minimal wind intrusion whilst permitting maximum recorded sound. Now, Rycote – a UK company that’s pretty much synonymous...

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Atomos Ninja Star explodes into life

The self-proclaimed “world’s smallest ProRes recorder”, Atomos’ new Ninja Star, is now being shipped to dealers after being announced with much fanfare at NAB earlier in the year. The Star is a tiny solid-state video recorder designed to be bolted into drone aircraft – or...

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Review: Rycote Lyre Mic Mounts

It is quite telling that when we at Tubeshooter film a video about better sound recording for your films, it doesn’t get anything like as many views as one about the low light performance of the latest camcorder. People are obsessed with low light –...