Category: News

Sony A7II with lens

New stills cam from Sony boasts super stabiliser

There’s a new full-frame camera on the block and it’s toting a 5-axis optical stabilisation system on the sensor – a world first, apparently. It’s Sony’s A7 II, building on the success of a line of cameras including the highly-rated-for-video A7S. Sony says the camera offers “outstanding image...

Happy people using Panasonic's GH-4

New firmware for Panasonic GH4

The Panasonic GH4 quickly became a smash hit with video-makers and now there’s a tweak to its internal firmware to give you “enhanced controllability and performance”. Heady stuff. Specifically, the HDMI output’s been updated so that timecode and a recording control – as defined by...

Red Giant Universe VHS effect logo

More effects from Red Giant

There’s been another update to Red Giant’s “Universe” effects package. Version 1.3 brings 13 new tools of which 6 are free and 7 you have to pay for, from a total of 81 effects overall in the suite. The new effects include one to make your...

DJI Inspire 1 drone

DJI gets Inspired with new drone

Unless you’ve been living on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko for the last few years, you can’t help but have noticed the explosion in small video drones that are now on the market and being used enthusiastically by almost every TV and YouTube producer in the land. These small,...

Blackmagic Design Fusion 7 interface

Blackmagic in free Fusion frenzy

Following in the footsteps of its decision to let people use DaVinci Resolve for free, Blackmagic Design has unleashed another software powerhouse upon the world at no cost. Fusion 7 is described by BMD as “the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software” and is said...

JVC GY-HM170

New 4K camcorders from JVC

JVC has announced a slew of new 4K-capable handheld camcorders under the moniker “4KCam”. The cams do look intriguing; the base model, labelled GY-HM170, has a single 1/2.3″ CMOS chip with 12.7 megapixels and loads of control buttons on the body. It saves 30p (/25p) 4K (or...

Drift Innovation Stealth 2 banner

New action cam from Drift

Drift Innovation have announced a new version of their “Stealth” action cam, snappily named “Stealth 2”, the baby brother to the company’s “Ghost” camera (buy that camera via our Amazon associate link here: http://amzn.to/1xjkvqD) The revised model is now said to be 40% lighter and about half...

Vimeo's Amara subtitling option

Vimeo goes international

Arty video hosting website Vimeo has added a host of features designed to up its international appeal. For a start they’ve partnered with a non-profit service called Amara which provides subtitling services. You can pay for them to subtitle and caption your video, and have the...