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GoPro The Frame mount

New mounting for GoPro Hero

For those times when you’re not hurtling down a mountain or stuck to the side of a fast-moving vehicle, GoPro now offers the “Frame”, the “smallest, lightest way to mount your GoPro”, they say. Because it’s an open design, you get access to the microSD,...

Canon XF205 front - lens

Canon launches XF205/200 camcorder

It’s been a while coming – we thought it might have arrived last year when the XA10 was upgraded to the XA20 but no joy – but finally Canon has announced the successors to the XF105/100 camcorders. By and large they seems to be a...

Magic Bullet Looks

Red Giant rewrites Magic Bullet Looks

Red Giant Software has announced it’s to release a substantial free upgrade for users of its Magic Bullet Looks software. The program adds adjustable stylised looks to your footage using a variety of tools but up until now, it’s been a bit slow to render....

Panasonic HX-A500

Panasonic launches 4K action cam

Panasonic is about to start selling a two-part wearable action camera that films in 4K resolution at 25 frames per second. Available in May at an RRP of £380, the HX-A500 has a camera bit you can wrap onto your head and a control unit...

Maker Studios

Disney buys YouTube “MCN”

Maker Studios, one of the many so-called “Multi Channel Networks” that sign up YouTube creators and bring them under a common banner and branding, is being bought by Disney – yes, that Disney – for a frankly staggering $500m. You read that right. Five hundred...

Mono XLR socket

Connecting XLR mics to consumer camcorders

Connecting professional XLR microphones to consumer level camcorders or DSLR cameras is fraught with potential problems. Many people seem to assume they can just wire an XLR to 3.5mm jack plug and all should be well – but it won’t! In this video, I briefly...

Cameo home page

Vimeo buys up Cameo

In our opinion there’s a nasty trend in video apps these days and that’s to have little useful functionality and lots of frivolous superficiality. Can we find an shoot-edit-upload app that we actually like? No we can’t, and Cameo doesn’t sway our opinion either. Fortunately...

Nikon D3200

Decent low light and audio in a cheap camcorder?

Answer There is no camcorder in your price range that will handle low light well. In fact I’d go so far as to say there is no camcorder under £2,500 that will handle low light at all well. DSLRs tend to be better in low...