Category: News

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...

Sony AX53 camcorder

New consumer cams from Sony

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016, Sony has unveiled a new 4K handycam plus a couple of HD units, as well as a new model of its “action” camcorders. Let’s start with the UHD model. Labelled the AX53, it’s the successor to the popular...

iKlip AV in use

New pro audio rig for mobile phones

Audio/video phone accessory manufacturer IK Multimedia has announced a new combined grip and audio interface with a balanced XLR input. The iKlip A/V is said to offer a mic preamp with phantom power and a place to slot in common wireless receivers. Having also a right-angled substantial grip to...

Filmic Pro for Android

Top video camera app now on Android

Filmic Pro, the much loved video camera app for iOS, has now been released for Android devices. It’s popular because of the degree of control the app gives filmmakers over exposure, focus, frame rate and many other controls deemed essential for anyone who doesn’t want to...

VS-1 Fine HD front view

New monitors from Aputure

Remember how much we liked the slimline low cost 7-inch VS-2 monitor screen from Aputure? Well they’ve only gone and announced some new models to the line-up! The VS-1 and VS-2 “Fine HD” versions succeed the prior models and offer a resolution of 1920 x 1200...

HitFilm 4

Another major update for HitFilm

Every time we blink there’s another update to the HitFilm effects / editing software and now the list of features has got so long we don’t know what half of them are or how we’d use them. This is great of course if you’re a...