Category: Reviews

Sony PXW-X180

Video Review: Sony PXW-X180 camcorder

Sony’s PXW-X180 camcorder is identical to the PXW-X160 except that it adds GPS and WiFi. They’re the latest in a long line of news-gathering, fly-on-the-wall documentary and event camcorders which began with the legendary Z1 and went through the Z5, EX1 and so on. At the front...

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Video Review: Aputure HR672 LED light

The the latest LED panel light from Aputure is the HR672. We’re testing the bi-colour version so it ‘s badged the HR672C. The 672 in the name refers to the number of LEDs on the panel, so they’re more tightly-packed than the 528 in the previous model....

Sony PXW-X70

Video Review: Sony PXW-X70 camcorder

Sony’s PXW-X70 camcorder might look like their top-end consumer model (the CX900) with a handle on top but it’s much more than that. The X70 is substantially redesigned in hardware and firmware to create a true pro camcorder, albeit in miniature. That redesign is first...

Rode SVMX

Video Review: Rode Stereo Videomic X

Rode’s Stereo Videomic X is unusual in their “Videomic” line up in that it’s not cheap. Whereas prior models like the Videomic Pro and Videomic GO have been entry level, the X is firmly in the professional – at least enthusiastic amateur – category, retailing...

Aputure V-Mic D2

Video Review: Aputure V-Mic D2 shotgun microphone

The Aputure V-Mic D2 is the successor to – you guessed it – the Aputure V-Mic D1. It’s a compact, lightweight, mono shotgun mic for use on top of a camera or camcorder in place of an internal mic. It comes supplied with a furry...

Aputure HR672C & VMicD2

Unbox & sample: Aputure HR672C LED & V-Mic D2

Aputure have plenty of admirers for their brand of low-cost yet flexible and feature-filled filming gear, Tubeshooter included – and we’re not just saying that because they sent us a couple of new products for review. Indeed, our preliminary tests on their new V-Mic D2...

Hudl 2 box

Video Review: Tesco Hudl 2 Android tablet

The Hudl 2 tablet computer was recently introduced by Tesco, one of the UK’s biggest supermarket chains. It retails for just £129 – less if you use Tesco’s loyalty card points against the purchase; we’ve seen tales of people picking one up for as little as...