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Why FCPX 10.3 is the NLE of the future
Post Production 17th Jan 2017

editing, post production, Final Cut Pro 10.3

Final Cut Pro X might have driven swarms of editors into the arms of Apple’s rivals, but with FCPX 10.3 Apple finally delivered on the promise of the software and, if you edit, you owe it to yourself to leave your preconceptions at the door and check it out.
The Panasonic FZ80: 4K for under $400
Technical 12th Jan 2017

cameras, Panasonic FZ80

Anyone in the market for a 4K stills photo and 4K video point and shoot camera with telephoto capabilities should perhaps take a close look at the Panasonic Lumix FZ80 —especially when you consider it will retail for less than $400.
Panasonic reveals the GH5: and it’s a stunner
Technical 10th Jan 2017

camera, Panasonic, Panasonic GH5

The $2000 Panasonic GH5 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with 4K 60p/50p recording, and 4:2:2 10-bit shooting in 4K at up to 30p. With an additional 6K Photo Mode, it looks like an incredibly powerful all-rounder.
The Chronos 1.4: A high-speed camera for the masses?
Technical 13th Dec 2016

cameras, Chronos 1.4, high-speed camera

A recent Kickstarter project, which has flown past its funding target, aims to make very high speed shooting a possibility for lower budget productions.
The RED Epic-W: the best dual purpose still/cinematography camera yet?
Technical 8th Dec 2016

cameras, RED Epic-W

Nearly a year after initially putting down a deposit for a Scarlet-W, Rakesh Malik now finally has $30,000 worth of Epic-W in his hands and discovers that it could be the ideal mixed still and cinematography camera for anyone serious about either format.
The Panasonic HC-X1 - the new breed of ENG
Technical 6th Dec 2016

camera, Panasonic, HC-X1 4K/UHD ENG

ENG cameras have changed a lot in the past few years and nothing exemplifies the new breed as much as Panasonic's recently announced HC-X1 4K/UHD ENG camera - a unit packed full of features and capabilities being released this month for a meagre $3199.
YouTube intros 4K live streaming
Technical 5th Dec 2016

social media, YouTube, live streaming, 4K

YouTube seems to be on a bit of a roll at the moment, certainly it’s accelerating its rollout of new format support in recent months compared to the six year gap since it enabled 4K video upload for the first time.
Viewfinder lag and why it's a growing problem
Technical 28th Nov 2016

cameras, lenses

While cameras offer more resolution, dynamic range, frame rate options and features over successive generations, the viewfinder technology in them is struggling to maintain pace.
Pairing lenses with different mounts: What you need to know
Technical 25th Nov 2016

cameras, lenses

Since lenses are a long-term investment, their potential for compatibility with various cameras can be a very big deal.
Blackmagic drops massive update for Video Assist monitors
Technical 24th Nov 2016

Blackmagic, video assist

Blackmagic brings new features to its Video Assist line and unifies much of the feature set for these devices.