Category: Product News

Location monitors have built-in colour grading

Now here’s an interesting concept from the folks at SmallHD – it’s a monitor screen for location filming that comes with built-in colour grading. Sounds peculiar, doesn’t it? Well, while the idea’s not to do away with post production, it should save you time when you get...

Rycote Cyclone - open with mic inside

Cyclone hits Rycote – but it’s all good

Wind muffler firm Rycote are launching a new “blimp”-type windshield at IBC in Amsterdam – and they’re naming it “Cyclone”. That sounds like an invitation to call their bluff and try it out in a Force 10 gale to us but until we get our...

Adobe Premiere Pro dual timeline view

Updates for Premiere Pro

Adobe has announced another set of updates to its video editing apps under the “Creative Cloud” banner. Premiere Pro, SpeedGrade and After Effects all get revisions. Most obviously, there are updates to the user interface though disappointingly for us short-sighted folk, their icons remain as infuriatingly...

Rycote Super Softie

Rycote admits manufacturing fault

Rycote, the UK manufacturer of world-renowned windjammers for microphones of all shapes and sizes, has put its hands up and admitted there’s been a manufacturing flaw in some of its newest “super softie” products. Regular readers of this website and viewers of our YouTube channel...

Panasonic HC-X1000 Camcorder

New 4K camcorder; and it shoots 50p!

There have been many 4K product launches over the last few months, from Panasonic’s GH4 to Sony’s AX1. For many people, these products lack one key ability, that of frame rates greater than 25p (30p in the US). You see, for all the touted benefits of...

Red Giant Universe banner

Vegas gets Universe to play with

Software developer Red Giant has announced an update to its (mostly) subscription-based effects suite, Universe. The 1.2 version includes 9 new effects as well as – drum roll please – support for Sony Vegas Pro. Supposedly. (We were on the Beta trial and the installer steadfastly refused to load anything...

Sony HDR-AZ1VR with the bigger AS100VR

New tiny action cam from Sony

Sony’s snappily-named AS100VR has had some extremely good reviews but the company has apparently decided that at 92 grams it’s just too darned heavy for tired old outdoor activity people – so they’ve launched a smaller, lighter version. The equally trip-off-the-tongue HDR-AZ1VR weighs just 63...

Sony RX10

New video codec for Sony RX10

Sony’s continued push of its XAVC S flavour of the H.264 codec has resulted in a firmware update for the popular “Cybershot” RX10 stills camera that also shoots video. Firmware version 2.00 now enables shooting in 1920×1080 at 50p and 25p as well as 1280×720 at...