Category: News

Livestream Broadcaster Mini

Tiny live streaming dongle launched

A gadget  that plugs into an HDMI socket and enables live webcasting of that signal has been unveiled by Livestream.com The Livestream Broadcaster Mini is a smaller version of their existing product but works solely over WiFi. Controlled by mobile phone, it’s battery powered and...

My Rode Reel prizes

Mega prize pool up for grabs

The huge short-film competition run by Rode microphones is back for another year, offering the chance to win a steaming great pile of gadgets. “My Rode Reel” asks you to create a 3-minute video plus a “behind the scenes” film which must, unsurprisingly, demonstrate the...

Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm micro 4/3 lens

New lenses from Panasonic

Panasonic has announced two new “micro 4/3” lenses for its Lumix G range of cameras, including of course the camera so beloved of filmic videomakers, the GH4. The H-HS030E is a 30mm macro lens and the H-HS043E is a 42.5mm portrait lens. The company describes the...

Vimeo VOD Partner Network logo

More distribution for Vimeo On Demand

Video hosting service Vimeo is expanding its reach for those videos on the site that are sold as pay-per-view. The site’s begun teaming up with various other websites to integrate content into those third-parties which Vimeo says means greater distribution for creators and therefore more...

New software is Magic

A substantial upgrade has been released to Red Giant’s “Magic Bullet” suite of products including Looks, Colorista, Mojo and Cosmo as well as a new piece of software, dubbed “Film”. The full list is: Magic Bullet Looks 3.0 (NEW) Magic Bullet Colorista III (NEW) Magic Bullet Film...

Rode NTR in studio environment

Rode unveil “world’s best” microphone

It’s a bold claim but we’d expect nothing less of Rode. The not-in-the-slightest-bit-shy-and-retiring Australian microphone manufacturer has announced a selection of interesting new microphones including one which they say is “the world’s best”. That mic is the NTR ribbon mic designed for studio use. They...

Sony FDR-AX33

New 4K camcorders from Sony

Sony has announced a new compact 4K Handycam that builds on last year’s AX100 model but is smaller (30%), lighter (20%) and packs in more features. There’s also a new 4K action cam. The FDR-AXP33 offers a 100Mbps recording rate (a feature which will come as...

Panasonic WX970 Camcorder

HDR and 4K for Panasonic camcorders

Two significant feature additions have been unveiled within Panasonic’s latest range of consumer camcorders at CES 2015 – but there’s one major subtraction and a couple of catches. The HC-WX970, HC-VX870 and HC-V770 all boast “HDR” – High Dynamic Range – within video mode, which...