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Padcaster for the iPad Air

Padcaster updated for iPad Air

A new version of the Padcaster, a metal and plastic case for the iPad that provides mounting holes for video accessories, has been announced for use with the iPad Air. The latest version of Apple’s tablet is thinner than the old one and has 1080p...

New lens attachments for iPhones and Galaxy

Schneider Optics has expanded its “iPro” lens collection for smartphones by releasing versions for anyone using the iPhone 4/4S, 5, 5S, iPad Mini, and Samsung Galaxy S4. The line up comprises screw-on macro, wide angle, super wide, fisheye and telephoto lenses. They’re supplied in a...

Sony NX3 camcorder

New semi-pro camcorder from Sony

Sony has announced the snappily-named HXR-NX3 camcorder, a baby brother to the longstanding NX5 (which is essentially a Z5 that records to AVCHD instead of HDV) New abilities over its older sibling include a WiFi capability for connecting to smartphones and tablets, 50p recording (60p...

Canon HF-G25 with screen flipped

What shutter speed to film swimming?

Answer: You are correct that if you increase the shutter speed, the video image can look choppy; this is because the camcorder takes a faster look at each image and therefore there is less motion blur recorded. As such, when the images are played back...

BVE London 2014 logo

BVE registration is underway

Visitor registration is now underway for the UK’s Broadcast Video Expo in London. The annual three-day event provides a selection of trade stands as well as the usual networking opportunities. There are usually a few free competitions and suchlike too so bring your business cards....

Rotolight Rotomic

Rotolight launch DSLR microphone

Rotolight, manufacturers of circular LED lighting products, has decided to enter the camera-top shotgun microphone fray, taking on the likes of Rode, Sennheiser, Hahnel and Que Audio. Their new Rotomic costs £71.99 GBP including VAT (UK sales tax). It’s said to have a 40Hz to...

Rode at export awards 2013

Export award for microphone manufacturer

Microphone manufacturer Rode has topped off a busy 2013 by being awarded “Best Manufacturer” at the Australian Export Awards. The Sydney-based company was praised for “innovation in marketing strategy, the degree of export growth and the creation of competitive advantage”. Rode says that in the...

Rode VideoMic GO

Review: Rode VideoMic GO

Ask any group of DSLR video shooters what external microphone they have plugged into their cold shoe and one name is certain to crop up consistently: the Rode VideoMic. There are others of course, from the likes of Sennheiser, Que Audio, and Shure, but Rode...