Category: Product News

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...

Red Giant Primatte Keyer

New keyer for FCP & Premiere

Red Giant Software has released its Primatte Keyer 5.1 which now adds support for Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Motion as well as its existing support for After Effects. The software enables editors to replace a background chromakey (“green screen”) with...

HDMI cable

Atomos attempt to redefine HDMI

Video recorder manufacturer Atomos has grandly and boldly announced that it intends to redefine the HDMI interface “for the professional video industry”. In essence they’re saying that despite SDI being the “pro” standard for digital video interchange due to it having pro-quality features (not least of which...

Sony PXW-X70

Pro makeover for Sony handcam

*** Update, November 2014: we have now done some testing on the PXW-X70 and you can see the results here www.tubeshooter.co.uk/2014/12/02/test-videos-sony-pxw-x70/. We’ve also decided the X70 is the best “entry level pro camcorder” – see why at this link: www.tubeshooter.co.uk/2014/10/17/best-entry-level-pro-camcorder-2/ *** Much as it did with the...