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HitFilm 4

Another major update for HitFilm

Every time we blink there’s another update to the HitFilm effects / editing software and now the list of features has got so long we don’t know what half of them are or how we’d use them. This is great of course if you’re a...

iPhone film festival extends deadline

The self-proclaimed “Original iPhone Film Festival” has extended its deadline for entries from 1st November to 31st December, 2015. The celebration of all things “i”-movie related had its first outing in 2011 – and four years later this is only its second appearance. But good...

Goldwave Audio Editor

Taking gold – audio editor update

Popular, longstanding, even legendary “shareware” (remember that?) audio editor Goldwave has had yet another makeover from its author. The latest version, 6.16, offers: Improved graphs for Noise Reduction and Spectrum Filter Marker preview option when moving markers with the mouse Windows file type associations (how...

YouTubeKids UK version home screen

Kids’ stuff, from YouTube UK

It’s been out in the US for a while but now the UK has its own localised version of the YouTube “Kids” app. Essentially an easier, simpler and child-friendly way to find videos aimed at youngsters, the app boasts (apparently) a “bright and playful design”...

Canon C100 Mark II

Canon hits mega milestone

How many cameras labelled with the “EOS” moniker do you think Canon has produced? One million? Five million? Wrong; the company’s just announced what it describes as “a new camera-manufacturing milestone” as total production of its film and digital EOS interchangeable-lens cameras has surpassed the 80-million mark....

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...