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$$CASH$$ up for grabs from Vimeo

Video hosting platform Vimeo.com says it’s set aside a development pot of ten million US dollars to support projects hosted under their paid on-demand system. There’s a catch of course – creators must have raised over $10,000 on specific crowdfunding platforms or have been accepted to...

New kit from Audio-Technica

Fancy a new set of bargain cans or a really rather costly vocals mic? Audio Technica has both! Being introduced at the Pro Light & Sound event this month, the company’s rolling out headphones snappily labelled the ATH-M20x, ATH-M30x and ATH-M40x. They’re the little sisters...

Mono XLR socket

Connecting Pro mics to your consumer camcorder

The problem Many camcorder users, quite rightly, wish to improve their sound quality and an obvious way to do that is to use an external microphone rather than the inbuilt ones on the camcorder. But whereas consumer camcorders boast a 3.5 mm stereo socket to...

Rode Film Competition Prizes

Win BIG with Rode mics

How do you fancy grabbing a share of $70,000 USD worth of fabulous filming gear? Of course you do. Thanks then to Australia’s Rode Microphones who’ve launched a short film competition, promising exactly that. It’s labelled “My Rode Reel”, runs from March 1st this year...

Atomos Ninja Blade

Ninja gets a Blade

Atomos have announced a new version of their compact hard-drive video units, the Ninja Blade. The various Ninjas are all designed to be attached to camcorders and offer better quality recordings than the camcorder itself. Helpfully, they also have a screen so you can view...

Padcaster for the iPad Air

Kickstart needed for mini Padcaster

The Padcaster company, which produces the self-titled metal-and-plastic frame into which you can slot an iPad so as to add on filming accessories, is asking for film makers’ support in its latest venture, producing a smaller version of the product for the iPad Mini. The...

Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum Edition

Update for Sony editing software

Sony Creative Software has released version 13 of its popular Vegas Movie Studio software. The editing suite, which is a cut-down version of its excellent PC-based “Vegas Pro”, now boasts some of the features that were introduced in the last version of that full product...

YouTube

All change at YouTube

YouTube has a new boss; Susan Wojcicki was Google’s 16th employee and it was her garage that the company’s founders hired when they started up the search giant. With her previous role being in developing Google’s advertising business, shareholders and YouTube video creators alike will be...