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Video Review: Aputure A-Lav tieclip microphone

Aputure are well known for their value products but more commonly perhaps in the lighting field. Now they’ve launched a very low cost tieclip mic called the A-Lav, and we took a listen to it alongside comparisons with a Rode Lavalier, an Audio Technica ATR3350...

Sennheiser D1 competition

Free microphones up for grabs

Yes, really. Well, sort of. Sennheiser is offering 150 of its D1 wireless mics out to interested parties such as bands who are willing to review the mic for four weeks and submit their thoughts as to its installation, build quality, sound and handling. Those who send...

“New” compact camcorders from Canon

Canon has announced – rather mild – updates to its popular pair of ultra-compact camcorders, the XA20 and XA25: they’re called the XA30 and XA35. No huge changes here; the biggest is probably the sensor which despite still being fairly tiny at 1/2.8 inches has been given...

KT Bag and Belt

Look like Batman, with K-Tek

Accessory manufacturer K-Tek has announced two new products for sound recordists First is the Stingray Junior bag, designed for smaller audio mixer/recorders such as the Sound Devices 633 or Zaxcom Maxx.  It has a solid frame which the company says enables the bag to stand on its own, plus a built-in kickstand...

Videomic Me on iphone

Slew of new gear from Rode

If you’re a mobile film-maker, vlogger or multimedia journalist then Rode’s latest batch of toys probably has something for you. They’ve unveiled the VideoMicro, a tiny (80mm long) microphone designed for on-camera use, giving better sound than those terrible mics you find built in to most...

Litepanels Brick LED light

Look! A New Lite Light!

‘Tis the season to be jolly … as with IBC upon us, manufacturers are unveiling all sorts of lovely toys to add to your Christmas wish list. Today it’s the turn of Litepanels who’ve announced a diddy little on-camera LED light called the Brick. It’s bi-colour...

Atomos Ninja Assassin in use

Watch out, there’s an Assassin about

Atomos have released a new model of their camera-top external recorders and following their usual naming trend, this one’s suitably deadly – it’s the Assassin. They say it’s “the only true 10-bit 4:2:2 professional recording solution for Apple, AVID & Adobe workflows” blah blah blah...