Category: News

My Rode Reel 2016 graphic

UK filmmaker scores top prize from Rode

Rode’s “My Rode Reel” contest has been running for three years now and attracts more interest each time. The company’s just announced the winners of the 2016 prize packages which pulled in 1200 entries from 85 countries. On offer was over $300,000 USD worth of filming...

Sony RX10 Mk III with lens extended

Sony launches third RX10 camera

Sony’s added a third version to its RX10 fixed-lens camera line-up. The Mk III now boasts a new Zeiss 24-600mm (that’s 25x magnification) f2.4 – f4 lens, with a one-inch, 20 megapixel “stacked” CMOS sensor. 4K recording is on offer in Sony’s XAVC-S format, with S-Log...

Hedge for Mac - file import

Mac topiarists, rejoice!

A new tool has been launched for the Mac to assist with import and backup of video footage. “Hedge” version 1 is promising “stress-free video importing: no more corrupt copies, incomplete backups or lost footage”. The idea is that the app makes multiple, verified copies...

Nikon DL24-85 front view

Nikon joins Vlog-cam fray

Here’s one we didn’t see coming. Nikon, which has largely been left behind in the “video on a stills camera” market has suddenly exploded into life with a load of new such devices. Of interest for the YouTube creator – and the Vlogger specifically – are...

Sony PXW-Z150

Entry level 4K handycam from Sony

For those who wondered why Sony’s little HXR-NX100 camcorder (reviewed here) doesn’t shoot 4K, here’s the answer and solution – they’ve announced a separate 4K version of it but take a deep breath – it’s a lot more costly than its HD little brother. Unlike the...

Panasonic VXF990 camcorder

Dull camcorder update from Panasonic

Apparently having lost all interest in consumer camcorders, Panasonic has wheeled out a minor update to its 4K line which add – well, pretty much nothing bar a tiltable viewfinder, it seems to us. Yawn. Honestly, we thought Canon’s XA30 was a mere trifle of an upgrade...

Zeiss mobile phone lens set

Boost for iphone photography from Zeiss

Ever fancied some proper lenses on your mobile phone for that epic YouTube prank video you want to shoot? Well now you can. The legendary Zeiss lens company has teamed with accessory manufacturer Fellowes to make a combi deal available on a three lens set....

Sony XQD card reader

Sony ups the ante at cards

Sony’s announced new XQD and SD cards plus card readers including an XQD USB adapter. The XQD-M series offers data transfer speeds of up to 440MB/s (read) and 150MB/s (write) whilst the SDXC cards, branded SF-M, are UHS-II with speeds up to 260MB/s (read) and...