Category: News

Canon C100 Mark II

Canon updates C100 camcorder

Canon’s popular and well-liked DSLR/camcorder hybrid, the C100 has had a makeover. The new C100 MkII is said to have inherited technology from its much bigger brother, the C500, plus other design tweaks to make it a better camera for the modern shooter. New features It...

Offload your footage with a Giant

There’s a new addition to the Red Giant “Shooter Suite” of software and it’s called Offload. As the name implies, the program is designed to help film-makers quickly copy footage off (often expensive) solid-state recording media and onto alternate off-camera storage such as hard drives....

K-Tek ProShot featured image

Strike a pose – with a camera support

Documentary and news videographers, especially those working solo, might find this camera support from K-Tek to be of interest. The ProShot is a weighted single-pole support with handles which means it’s able to be configured into four positions: monopod, shoulder rig, low level high-hat, and stabiliser....

SmallHD HDMI lock for Canon 5DMk3

Lock up your HDMI

HDMI connectors are pretty much ubiquitous on consumer – and even some professional – camera and camcorder gear but they’re really a bit crap due to their inability to lock into place. Contrast with decent connector formats such as BNC (for HD-SDI) or even XLR (for audio)...

Tascam DR-60d mk2

Tascam updates DSLR audio recorder

There’s a new version of Tascam’s audio recorder for DSLR video. The DR-60D MkII builds on the original, award-winning, release but has upgraded pre-amps. If you’re not familiar with it, the DR-60 is a compact audio recorder with balanced XLR inputs that’s designed to sit underneath...

JVC GW-SP100 4K mini camera

JVC 4K – Back to the Future?

Remember the days when a video camera had two separate sections? One, the lens bit carried by the videographer, and the other a recording bit carried by the sound guy? Ahh, happy memories. And it looks as though we could soon be re-living them if...

Rode SVMX from the back

New stereo on-cam mic from Rode

They may be labelling it “a new standard in immersive audio” (what??) but let’s not get carried away with marketing blurb – Rode’s new on-camera microphone is essentially a stereo mic albeit one with some very interesting features which should definitely make it worth a look....

Location monitors have built-in colour grading

Now here’s an interesting concept from the folks at SmallHD – it’s a monitor screen for location filming that comes with built-in colour grading. Sounds peculiar, doesn’t it? Well, while the idea’s not to do away with post production, it should save you time when you get...