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Sayonara, Google Plus!

Everyone hated it (didn’t they?) and at last YouTube has seen sense and announced that it’s working on unbundling YouTube channels from the deeply unpopular Google Plus. At the moment if you want a YouTube channel, you’re forced to have a G+ identity too, especially if...

Colchester Film Festival

Film talent sought in Colchester – and beyond!

An intriguing and taxing project is being lined in up Colchester for keen and clever film-makers. The “60 hour film challenge” invites people across the world to write, shoot and edit a two to five minute film in just – you guessed it – 60 hours. There...

LEICA DG Zoom Lens

New lenses underway from Panasonic

Got a micro four-thirds camera? Fancy a new lens? Panasonic may have a treat for you very soon. The company’s announced a “Lumix G 25 mm/F1.7” single focal length lens. They say it’s a “50mm (35 mm camera equivalent)” to offer almost the same viewing angle and sense of...

Rode VideoMic Pro - Rycote from the back

Video Review: Rode Videomic Pro (2015 update)

For 2015, Rode have updated their hugely popular Videomic Pro. It’s one of the company’s most popular and well-known products because it provides an instant quality boost to camcorder and DSLR audio for very little money. The VMP is a small, lightweight shotgun mic with...

KTek Gizmo bag

New odds-and-sods bag from K-Tek

You can never have too many bags for all your shooting bits. Here’s diddy one from K-Tek to pack your cables, adapters, batteries, mic accessories, tape rolls and suchlike in. The “Gizmo Bag” has a black padded exterior with grey piping but, unusually, a clear PVC bottom so...

Rodelink clear simple controls

Video Review: RODELink wireless mic kit

The RodeLink wireless microphone transmitter and receiver kit has two parts, the beltpack transmitter unit, and a receiver – both around the size of a pack of cigarettes. Both are made of plastic and though they feel reasonably substantial, you’d probably want to take care...

Sony FDR-AX33 projector

Video Review: Sony AXP33 (AX33) 4K camcorder

Our review of Sony’s “entry-level” 4K consumer camcorder, the AX33 (aka AXP33 if you get the version with the projector built in) PLEASE, PLEASE NOTE: this video has been *extensively* recompressed not only by me so as to make the upload a manageable size –...

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...