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Roland VR50HD

Making the switch to live webcasting

Live broadcasting over the Internet has enjoyed something of an explosion recently. When it was first tried over a decade ago, the bandwidth wasn’t there, the viewers weren’t really there and the equipment required was complex not to mention the planning and infrastructure that was...

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PuralEyes goes to Vegas

Good news for anyone shooting video with DSLR cameras or any camcorder without proper sound recording capabilities, as Red Giant Software has released version 3.2 of its PluralEyes software. DSLRs are notorious for having shockingly bad sound quality so the software is used to synchronise...

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Brightcove gets Twembedded

Web video producers who use the Brightcove hosting service can now embed their videos into Tweets. The operator has become verified for Twitter’s “Video Card” system which means customers can place a shortcode link of the style “http://bcove.me/” into their Twitter messages and the person...

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Android grows a Vine

The micro-micro-micro video blogging platform Vine has been ported to Android at long last. Previously available only on iOS (Apple) it’s now available for download from teh Google Play Store for devices running Android 4.0 or later. The – slightly oddball – app enables users...

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Deadline approaches for Lovies

The deadline for entries to the Lovie Awards – the European version of the Webbys – is almost upon us. June 14th is the last day for submission and categories include several under the banner of Internet Video. They are: Best Animation, Branded Entertainment, Comedy,...

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How best to record audio for a fishing documentary?

Answer: Clearly the wired mic is a non-starter. As soon as you or the angler moves, the wire’s going to yank away from his clothes or pull out of the camera, or you’re both going to trip over the wire and so on. Your Rode...

Panasonic x920

Best bargain consumer camcorder

After some dismal years when enthusiastic videographers were denied camcorders with manual controls and a range of abilities unless they shelled out for low-end professional gear, the top end of the consumer camcorder market has of late been reborn, thanks in part to YouTube and...

Audio Technica ATR3350

Best bargain tie-clip mic

In a world of poor audio on far too many Internet videos, the Audio Technica ATR3350 lapel microphone proves that there is simply no excuse. An absolute bargain at around £20 GBP – and $25 USD apparently – this little marvel may be basic in...