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Hahnel ProCube charger

New batteries & chargers from Hähnel

Anyone who’s shooting video with a Canon or Nikon DSLR will know just how much the official batteries and chargers cost (hint: a lot). So some relief may be instore from accessories firm Hähnel as they’ve launched new batteries, a charger and a travel USB...

Rode VideoMic GO

New mic from Rode

They pioneered the small, lightweight on-camera shotgun microphone with the VideoMic and VideoMic Pro but now Rode have brought out another one. The “Videomic GO” is a more straightforward product than its older siblings and is aimed at the user who just wants to plug...

YouTube

Free video ads for YouTube creators

Apparently unscathed – and possibly unbothered – by the substantial furore and backlash about recent changes to the commenting system, YouTube has announced free video advertising for its users. Labelled “Fan Finder”, the site is permitting channels to make their own video ads and submit...

Adobe Premiere Elements 12

New version of Premiere Elements

Adobe has announced a new release of its consumer video editing program, Premiere Elements. New features in version 12 include: Improved help for novice editors More than fifty free soundracks that automatically fit themselves to the duration of your video Over 250 sound effects An...

Wedding image (courtesy www.freeimages.co.uk)

Filming weddings & stage shows

Answer: In weddings and stage shows, you’ve picked the two most technically challenging situations that a video camera can ever face. With extreme contrasts of dark and light – not to mention often wildly varying colour balance for the stage shows – these are very...

Canon XA20 format choice screen

What Canon XA20/XA25 formats to use?

Answer: 1) They are, as you say, effectively the same but in a different wrapper. Some editing programs – notably Final Cut and Avid – will simply prefer the files in one wrapper or the other so you may find it more convenient to shoot...

Audio Technica AT875R

What shotgun mic for Canon HF-G30?

Answer: A shotgun mic is always a handy item to have in your arsenal. However you may actually find that in noisy environments the lavalier works better because it can be clipped unobtrusively much closer to the interviewee’s mouth than you would be able to...

Free warranty extension from Marshall

Marshall Electronics is offering a free enhanced warranty for owners of its LCD monitor screens. The previous one year’s warranty can now be extended to two years at no cost. A form will be included with all new monitors purchased after November 15, 2013. Customers...