Lock up your HDMI

HDMI connectors are pretty much ubiquitous on consumer – and even some professional – camera and camcorder gear but they’re really a bit crap due to...

Producer Profile: Simon Clark

Browse through many of the most popular YouTube channels and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d accidentally stumbled through the contestants for some truly awful “reality”...

Tascam updates DSLR audio recorder

There’s a new version of Tascam’s audio recorder for DSLR video. The DR-60D MkII builds on the original, award-winning, release but has upgraded pre-amps. If...

Which camcorder for stage show?

First of all, yes, the HF-G25 is essentially the same as an XA10 minus the XLR audio inputs (not a problem if another camera will...

JVC 4K – Back to the Future?

Remember the days when a video camera had two separate sections? One, the lens bit carried by the videographer, and the other a recording bit...

New stereo on-cam mic from Rode

They may be labelling it “a new standard in immersive audio” (what??) but let’s not get carried away with marketing blurb – Rode’s new on-camera...

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...

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...