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DJI’s New Mavic Pro Aims to Take Down GoPro’s Karma
Technical 29th Sep 2016

drones, DJI, Mavic Pro

DJI’s drone folds into the size of a water bottle—and has some decided advantages over the would-be competition.
Making a Short Film With Little to No Crew: Can It Be Done
Technical 28th Sep 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, crew

Filmmaking is a collaborative process, but what happens when you can’t collaborate? Is it still worth the effort?
RedShark and Sony - live from NYC on Wednesday 28 September: All you need to know about live streaming
Technical 27th Sep 2016

RedShark, Livestreaming, Livestream

Sony and RedShark - courtesy of Livestream - will stream a live show direct from New York on 28th September at 1:30pm Eastern. See Sony's Peter Crithary and RedShark's Dave Shapton talk about how to plan and produce live TV shows with affordable equipment and services
Canon Finally Competes with the Mirrorless M5 with a Great Entry-Level Camera
Technical 27th Sep 2016

camera, Cano M5

Canon's new mirrorless M5 signals that the company is finally taking the segment seriously, long after Sony and Panasonic.
New GoPro Hero5 more usable than ever (and starts from $299)
Technical 26th Sep 2016

camera, GoPro, Hero5

While Karma grabs all the attention, GoPro also introduced the new Hero5 series, featuring many subtle improvements to its workhorse POV camera
Canon Surprises With Two Camera Announcements
Technical 26th Sep 2016

camera, Canon C700, Canon 5D Mark IV

Canon has announced two new cameras, one expected, the other a bit of a surprise: the Canon 5D Mark IV and the Canon C700 Cinema Camera.
Why are some cameras so expensive while others are so cheap?
Technical 23rd Sep 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, cameras

Why is there such a huge difference in the price of some cameras, which might both be supposedly "Cinema Quality"?
How to make a 4K video without a 4K video camera
Technical 23rd Sep 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, 4K

With 4K footage on YouTube becoming increasingly commonplace, Craig Marshall details one way of producing and uploading video in the format without the need for a 4K video camera. The answer? An '80s presentaton style called 'audio visuals'.
GoPro launches its Karma drone
Technical 22nd Sep 2016

camera, GoPro, Hero5, drone, Karma

Karma chameleon no more: At what turned out to be a very Apple-inspired keynote event (right down to “One more thing”), GoPro announced the long-awaited Hero 5 cameras and Karma drone.
Syrp Slingshot Motion Control Wire Rig Goes from DIY to Mass Production
Technical 21st Sep 2016

Syrp, wire camera motion rig, CableCam

Syrp, the makers of the Genie timelapse motion control head, has taken its DIY design for a wire camera motion rig and created the professionally manufactured Slingshot.