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...

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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...

Rodegrip+ as video handle

Video Review: Padcaster & Rode Grip

A review of the Padcaster and the Rode Grip+. The former is a device to provide your iPad with ways to attach video accessories; the latter is a gadget to hold your iPhone when filming or to attach it to a DSLR.


Stand by us, insists YouTube

The unfortunately spam-plagued new YouTube comments system will get better, according to developers at the website. They’ve issued a blog update acknowledging problems such as ASCII art spam, bad links and impersonation attempts. YouTube says it’s “working hard to combat the increase” and that the...

Hahnel ProCube charger

New batteries & chargers from Hähnel

Anyone who’s shooting video with a Canon or Nikon DSLR will know just how much the official batteries and chargers cost (hint: a lot). So some relief may be instore from accessories firm Hähnel as they’ve launched new batteries, a charger and a travel USB...