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Sony HDR-AZ1VR with the bigger AS100VR

New tiny action cam from Sony

Sony’s snappily-named AS100VR has had some extremely good reviews but the company has apparently decided that at 92 grams it’s just too darned heavy for tired old outdoor activity people – so they’ve launched a smaller, lighter version. The equally trip-off-the-tongue HDR-AZ1VR weighs just 63...

RTE MoJoCon

Mobile Video Journalism Conference

Judging by most of the Internet you’d be forgiven for thinking that smartphone video was mostly about cats or Ice Bucket Challenges. And you’d be right. But increasingly there is an army of devotees who are using their phone’s camera and processing power to create works...

Sony RX10

New video codec for Sony RX10

Sony’s continued push of its XAVC S flavour of the H.264 codec has resulted in a firmware update for the popular “Cybershot” RX10 stills camera that also shoots video. Firmware version 2.00 now enables shooting in 1920×1080 at 50p and 25p as well as 1280×720 at...

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Video Review: Canon XF200 (& XF205)

Canon’s XF200 camcorder is the successor to the very popular XF100 and, like that camcorder, can shoot 1920 by 1080 Full HD onto dual compact flash cards at 50 megabits per second with 4:2:2 colour – that’s generally accepted as broadcast spec, though the camcorder...

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Aputure Competition Time!

Fancy getting your mitts on some free gear? And quite tasty stuff at that? Lighting and filming accessories manufacturer Aputure has announced its third annual video competition under the banner “Aputure At All Costs” They’re asking entrants to make a two-to-four minute video full of...

Red Giant Primatte Keyer

New keyer for FCP & Premiere

Red Giant Software has released its Primatte Keyer 5.1 which now adds support for Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Motion as well as its existing support for After Effects. The software enables editors to replace a background chromakey (“green screen”) with...

Julian Ilett in garden with solar panels

Producer Profile: Julian Ilett

On the face of it, Julian Ilett’s channel shouldn’t work. He has no real video camera or DSLR to shoot with, doesn’t use any editing software, hardly appears on screen – his hands feature most often – and is, how can we say this gently,...

Canon XF205 from front strap side

Test footage: Canon XF200 / XF205

We’ve spent the last week or so compiling a series of tests on the XF200 so here’s the full list of videos that we’ve assembled. General “Full Auto” footage (daytime) We’ve taken our new toy out for a day at the seaside, in Folkestone, Kent....