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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...

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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...

Panasonic GH4

GH4-R is unleashed

Probably the most popular “DSLR” type camera that shoots 4K video, the Panasonic GH4, is getting a mid-life refresh. The new GH4R offers “unlimited” 4K recording (Cinema 4K: 4096×2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840×2160 / up to 30 fps in MOV/MP4) plus the “V-Log L”...

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Facebook puts the boot into “freebooters”

It’s been a long time coming but Facebook has started making moves towards a video copyright infringement system along the lines of YouTube’s ContentID. In a blog post, the company says that up until now they’ve relied on an audio matching technology and simple infringement...

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Game On! (says YouTube)

A while after it was teased, YouTube’s dedicated gaming channel has gone live. It’s a mix of videos and live streams which YouTube says “brings you closer to the games, gamers, and culture that matter to you” – whatever that means. We can see this going awkwardly...