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Video Review: Rode VideoMicro & Videomic Me

Their VideoMic Pro is almost legendary in the field of low cost audio recording for camcorders and DSLRs but now Rode have unveiled two even more compact microphones aimed at the vlogging and mobile journalism markets. The VideoMicro and the Videomic Me are the same...

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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...

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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 –...

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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...

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Video Review: Rycote Super Softie (2015)

This year, Rycote have released new, revised version of their unusual “Super Softie” windjammer. Originally looking rather like a weather balloon, the 2015 version has a fatter, squatter design. Traditional microphone windjammers, even Rycote’s own, are covered in long fur to attenuate wind noise but...

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Video Review: Rycote Super Softie (revised for 2015)

Last year Rycote introduced the Super Softie, a fur-less windjammer for shotgun microphones. They’ve now revised the design and our editor took it up a blustery hill to see how well it works. If you’d like to buy one, please do so via our Amazon...

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Video Review: Aputure V-Screen VS-2 7″ monitor kit

The V-Screen VS-2 monitor kit from Aputure contains a 7-inch IPS-type display for mounting on top of a camcorder or camera so that you get a better view of what you’re filming, and it has some built-in tools to help you with the technicalities of your shooting too....