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“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...

Audio Technica AT2020USBi with tablet

New voiceover mic from Audio Technica

Looks like Rode might have some competition on their hands in the USB voiceover mic department… New from Audio Technica is this, the AT2020 USBI, a cardoid condenser microphone with USB and iOS compatibility. The mic boasts 24-bit, 96kHz sampling – ooooh, lovely – and...

XF200 lens control rings

Firmware update for Canon XF200 & XF205

Canon has unveiled an update to the firmware of its XF200 & XF205 camcorders that’s promising better reduction of noise in low-light situations – at the cost of some crispiness to the resolution of the image. The XF200/205 are known for their compact size, splendid...

Aputure DEC review thumbnail

Video Review: Aputure DEC

The DEC from Aputure is a wirelessly controlled lens adapter that puts Canon EF lenses onto either micro four thirds or Sony E-mount cameras, depending on which version you buy. Inspiration for the design clearly comes from science fiction with the box containing a Stargate-like lens...