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Rode NTG5 microphone being used to record sound on a beach

New short shotgun from Rode

Rode Microphones are not ones to rest on their extensive laurels and have just announced another addition to their range of “NTG” shotgun microphones. The NTG5 is said – by them! – to be “a revolution” in shotgun microphone design, featuring a new “acoustic port...

New compact cameras from Sony

Sony has unveiled updates to its long-standing and very popular Alpha x000 line (such as the 5000 and 6400) Vloggers will adore the – sadly much more expensive – new Alpha 6600 as it now incorporates both a microphone jack and a headphone jack. Such...

Rode podcast gadget gets a boost

The “Rodecaster Pro” all-in-one audio mixer for podcast production has a new software version now available following user feedback and requests. Firmware v2.0 offers the ability to save a snapshot of all settings to a companion app, so that getting ready for different podcasts can...

Rode lavalier microphone

New lav mic for Rode wireless

Rode has released a lavalier microphone specifically designed to work with its tiny wireless mic transmitter the “Wireless Go” The new lav is an omnidirectional condenser with a frequency range quoted as 20Hz-20kHz and signal to noise ratio of 67dB. It can handle up to...

Vegas Pro 17 colour tab

Vegas Pro 17 previewed

Magix software, the company that now owns the “Vegas” line of video and audio editing software once touted by Sony (and before that, Sonic Foundry, remember that?), has given a preview of its eagerly-awaited forthcoming version 17 of the software. Presented to the Los Angeles...

Sony RX 100 Mark 7 front view

VIIth Sony pocket cam unveiled

Sony has unveiled the seventh version of its wildly popular RX100 pocket camera and hot on the heels of Canon’s G7X Mk III, it too now features a microphone socket for vloggers. That said the press release adds the unhelpfully unqualified caveat that “Attaching a...

Revised mini mic for iphones

Rode has announced a new version of its popular “Videomic Me” mini shotgun microphone, specifically for iphones which no longer have an audio jack. Instead, the Videomic Me-L has a Lightning connector so it can plug directly into the phone – and draw power from...

Sony RX100 MkVI front shot

RX100 pocket camera updated again

Version six of the popular RX100 pocket (ish) camera has been announced by Sony with yet more whizz-bang features – and a price tag to match. Let’s get that out of the way first – the RX100 MkVI is going to retail at around 1,300...