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JVC GY-HM170

Video Review: JVC GY-HM170 / GY-HM200 camcorder

Tubeshooter’s thoughts on the JVC GY HM170 and HM200 4K camcorders after having one on loan from JVC Professional Europe to test for a couple of weeks. PLEASE NOTE: this video has been recompressed extensively, first by me as a master file to XAVC-S 60Mb, then...

Video Review: Panasonic’s HC-VX870 4K camcorder

Our Editor’s review of Panasonic’s 4K consumer-grade camcorder, the HC-VX870 (essentially the same as the WX-970 but that also has an extra camera on the LCD) He is, of course, an idiot with regard to the self-levelling feature: you turn it off with one of the...

Sony HXR-NX100

New camcorder from Sony

If you’re tempted by the compact size, full feature set and excellent ergonomics of Canon’s XF200 or Xf205 camcorders – and we can attest that they are indeed all that – but you’re put off by the widespread reputation those camcorders have for being spoiled...

“Lyre” upgrade for Videomic pro

Microphone manufacturer Rode has had a relationship with British mic accessory-maker Rycote for quite a while, with the latter’s “Lyre” suspension system turning up in products such as the latest version of the Rode Blimp windshield. Now the two have teamed up again to put...

Video: Panasonic HC-VX870 4K camcorder tests

While we work on the full-blown review video for the website and our YouTube channel, here’s our ever-growing playlist of test videos for Panasonic’s HC-VX870 (essentially the same as the WX970) 4K camcorder including comparisons with Sony’s rival cam, the AXP33.

Sony FDR-AX33 projector

Video: Sony AXP33 4K camcorder tests

While we work on the full-blown review video for the website and our YouTube channel, here’s our ever-growing playlist of test videos for Sony’s AXP33 (aka AX33 or AX30 or AX35!) 4K camcorder including comparisons with Panasonic’s rival cam, the HC-VX870.

David Thorpe with camera

Producer Profile: David Thorpe

YouTube, as everybody knows, is the province of the young. It’s the home of the under-25s – probably the teenagers really – where the superstars of this new media go by the names of “Zoella” and “Thatcher Joe”. Wrong. 71-year-old David Thorpe from London is...