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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...

Sony PXW-Z90

Three new 4K Sony handheld camcorders

Bam! In your face, Canon! Mere hours after the XF400/405 was launched (see our news item here), Sony have hit back with not one, not two but THREE of their own. But if you look at the specs, it could be that Canon’s got the...

Canon XF405 side view

Compact 4K camcorder from Canon

It’s been so long since Canon updated its compact camcorder lineup that someone in the marketing department would appear to have forgotten their own naming convention. The new XF400 and XF405 are, quite clearly, nothing more than the newer sibling of the XA lineup, the...

Sony RX10 IV

Updated compact cam from Sony

Sony has announced version 4 of its RX10 fixed-lens stills and video camera. The new model boasts a claimed “world’s fastest” autofocus and has a Zeiss 24-600mm (35mm equivalent) lens which ramps from f2.4 at the wide end to f4 as you zoom. There’s optical...

DaVinci Resolve 14 editing interface

An editing beast: DaVinci Resolve 14 is unleashed

Blackmagic Design has released its first full version of Resolve 14 after several public betas. The nonlinear editor and colour-grading suite includes a host of updates since v12.5 which was the last official release. These include: Substantially faster playback performance – 10x, says the firm...

Magix Vegas 15 user interface

Disappointment as Magix Vegas 15 offers little new

The long-established Vegas editing package (once “Sony Vegas” but it’s now owned by German firm Magix) has just been updated to version 15 after a year-long wait since the last major update. For many fans of the software though, the update is something of a...

Sony RX0 front view

New hardcore action cam from Sony

Sony has launched a compact, toughened stills/video camera. The DSC-RX0 is said to be waterproof to 10m, shockproof for a 2m drop and even crushproof to 200kgf / 2000N (no, we have no idea what the means in practice either) It boasts a 1-inch stacked CMOS...