Category: News

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...

Canon XA20

Software update for Canon camcorders

Canon has released a firmware upgrade for its XA25, XA20 and HF-G30 camcorders. The software (which runs inside the camcorder itself) is now at version 1.0.3.0, and includes the following bug fixes and enhancements: 1. Enhances compatibility with third-party remote controllers. 2. Resolves the bug...

YouTube

YouTube updates comments system

After much criticism of its recently-changed system of adding and managing comments on videos – not least the immensely irritating requirement for a Google+ account, and the mysterious way some comments were apparently un-deletable or un-approvable – YouTube has “fast tracked” (so they say) a...

JVC GZ-R10

Impact resistant camcorders launched

Designed apparently for clumsy clots who drop their precious electronics at every turn, two new camcorders from JVC are promising to be waterproof, drop-proof, cold-proof and dust-proof – at least to a degree. The almost identical GZ-R70 and GZ-R10 differ only colours and internal storage...

Sony CX900 from side

New top-spec Handycam from Sony

Alongside its headline-grabbing announcement of a consumer-ish 4K camcorder (the AX100), Sony has also released a slew of updates to its more conventional consumer line up within which the top-spec model deserves a lot of attention in its own right. The disarmingly named CX900 is...

Vimeo logo

Player upgrade for Vimeo

Artsy video hosting site Vimeo – no keyboard cats here – has updated its playback software to favour the HTML5 standard alongside a host of other tweaks. The programmers are promising much faster initial buffering and playback; purchase of on-demand content from within the player;...

Sony AX100

4K camcorder from Sony

It looks as though 2014 really will be the year that 4K video comes of age and Sony is certainly doing its best to make the ultra-HD dream come true. Hot on the heels of its recently-announced semi-pro 4K camcorders, the PXW-Z100 and FDR-AX1, is...