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YouTube Next Vloggers

YouTube showcases “Next Vloggers of 2013”

“Vlogging” is a quite horrible term but wretchedly, it’s caught on and we are stuck with it. Thankfully, the people who vlog in YouTube’s latest showcase are anything but wretched, indeed many of them have come back from the depths of wretchedness to a happier...

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Flickr revamp offers video updates

Alongside Yahoo’s announcement today of its purchase of blogsite Tumblr comes news that its other social property, the photo-sharing website Flickr, is to be upgraded – and that includes tweaks to its video hosting. With individual accounts now offering a terabyte of free storage (they...

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Red Giant software announces “Bulletproof” beta

If you’re working on big projects where there’s lots of shots and lots of memory cards full of data – or if you’re just the kind of videomaker who’s a touch OCD and wants everything organised to the nth degree – then perhaps Red Giant’s...

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YouTube launches “creator academy”

YouTube is tweeting to promote a forthcoming online series of tutorials, activities and assessments which, it says, will help video producers boost their channel’s profile and subscriber numbers. The idea is that over the course of a fortnight (June 3 to 16th, 2013), six lessons...

Drift HD Ghost

New firmware for Drift HD Ghost actioncam

Drift Innovation has a firmware update, version 2.1.6.4, for the HD Ghost. A highlight, they say, is a new mode for continuous looped recording for insurance and security purposes. For example, in-car use in case of crashes, road rage incidents and so on. In this...

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YouTube launches paid channels

As predicted by the Financial Times and reported here on Tubeshooter on May 6th, YouTube has now officially launched a subscription-based service for viewers. Beginning with what it calls “a small group of partners … with subscription fees starting at $0.99 per month”, each channel will...

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Sony Corp posts profit

Sony Corporation has announced profits of £280 million for the year to the end of March 2013, compared to a loss of around ten times that amount (£2.9billion) in the prior twelve months. The “Imaging Products & Solutions” division, which includes consumer and broadcast video...

Canon EOS-1D C

Video awards for Canon & Sony

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) has given Canon a handful of awards, including one for “best video DSLR” for its EOS-1D C camera. Sony too, was credited, with “Best Videocamera”, for the NEX-VG900″ The TIPA panel comprises 28 editors from photography and imaging magazines...