I was taken in by the Lilly Kickstarter campaign where you got a drone for about £300 and to this day nothing ever appeared. Luckily I got a heads up from the campaign that things were badly delayed and would I like a refund. I got my refund but was very lucky and this gave […]
TinyMOS is trying to become the GoPro of astrophotography, and its next camera will be another big step in that direction. Called the NANO1, the camera will take the crown as the world’s smallest astronomy camera. If you thought the original TinyMOS TINY1 camera of 2015 was small, get this: the NANO1 is 3 times smaller, weighing less than 3.5 ounces (100g). The size and portability would make the NANO1 a nearly weightless camera option for taking on long hikes into the mountains or wilderness. But what it gives up in
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University of Dayton Research Institute impact tests prove large aircraft won’t always win in collision with small drones. When a large military helicopter collided midair with a small quadcopter last year, the helicopter sustained only minor damage and returned safely home; the drone was destroyed. But tests performed at the University of Dayton Research Institute […]
My first impressions of the Hero 7 are as follows… To get the firmware into the Hero 7 you firstly need to charge the battery in the camera, not something I recommend. I never charge any batteries in any cameras and the Hero 7 is no exception, it gets physically hot as does the battery […]
There’s always a question on blogs, Facebook or Twitter on how to make a series of stills look good. This new FCPX set of plugins from Idustrial Revolution enables the building of a stylish scrolling display of stills or video. Ken Burns style moves on images look good, but what about making a slideshow look […]
The Hong Kong brand Meike has announced the new MK 6-11mm f/3.5 fisheye lens for Canon EF and Nikon F cameras with APS-C sensors. The manual focus lens provides a 180-degree field of view when used on crop sensors, the same as what the $1,250 Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye lens gives on a full-frame camera. Features and specs include a minimum focusing distance of 0.49 feet (0.15m) at 6mm and 0.82 feet (0.25m) at 11mm, a lens design featuring 11 elements in 8 groups, a length of 3.7 inches (94mm), and a weight
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Just passing on my findings after giving up BT Superfast Fibre 2 and was horrified to discover all is not so rosey at Virgin Media. Virgin Fibre…Great download speed of 200 Mbps but a poor upload of 12 Mbps, its only when you get the 350Mbps fast fibre that you get 20Mbps upload speed, but […]
Panasonic has announced that they will release a major firmware update for its GH5, GH5s and G9 Micro Four Thirds cameras. The release date of the firmware updates scheduled for October 2018. All three cameras will benefit from the first improvement which is about the AF performance. This is about the cameras tracking performance in […]
There are 2 models to choose from the S1R and the S1. Each camera has an XQD and SD dual memory card slot, a 3-axis tiltable LCD touchscreen, a perfectly sized grip, optimum button layout, and a market leading electronic viewfinder (EVF). They will have an extremely durable shutter, 100% weather sealing, and low temperature […]
In the last part of how to mount your accessories we take a look at the neatest L-Bracket from SmallRig. Firstly I am not into cages nor lots of metalwork hindering the usability of a great small camera system. Adding the cold shoe to the slide out (28mm) arm (Only useful for LED lights […]
This tripod system was over £2,500 new 7 years ago and I am selling it for £800, it was mainly used with my Sony FS7. Anyone buying this will be treating themselves to a bargain, it is as good as new. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org stating Miller tripod deal. Usual payment via PayPal the price […]
Just had a call from one on my site sponsors asking me to highlight Sonys recording media chart for the Sony PXW-Z190 as customers are finding problems with certain media not filming 4K footage. The main problem with this is the card manufacturer themselves giving customers inconsistency in their card information. Here are a […]
The Sony HXR-NX200 is a 20MP 1.0 Exmor R CMOS camcorder, capable of shooting 100Mbps 4k in XAVC S at 25p, or 1080p at 50p onto SD cards. The stabilised lens is 29mm to 348mm equivalent 12x optical servo zoom, opening up from F2.8 to F11. The lens has three rings to control focus, aperture […]
Having spent the best part of a day producing my RODE filmmaker upgrade it finally occurred to me there might be a better way of producing the same thing with less weight on the GH5 hot shoe, hence the Sugru option. It works out at about £1.62 a pack. If you have not come across […]
I produced a review of this tripod back in December 2016 not knowing how appalling this tripod was in a sports environment. The culprit lies in the ball joint (055LC) as seen above if you put the least amount of pressure on the camera for example following a game of football this ball joint slides […]
My son was recently filming an interview and soon became aware that the RODE receiver is far from accessory friendly. I decided to re-engineer the receiver with a cold shoe I bought on Amazon for a fiver. Unfortunately the M2.5 screws that come with the cold shoe ar too short for this process by luck […]
Newly announced at IBC 2018 are two new models in the CONNECTED CAM range – the GY-HC500 and the GY-HC550 – which offer unparalleled IP connectivity in a handheld camcorder form factor. Both models feature a 1” 4K CMOS sensor which is combined with a newly-developed 20x lens with 3-ring control, resulting in excellent imaging […]
Finally we get a 4K 50p camcorder with 10bit 422 from Canon and with the added bonus of a 15x servo zoom lens. At a hefty £7,000 including vat it won’t be flying off the shelves. Canon XF705 (XF-705) HD Camcorder – MPEG-4, 160Mbps, H.265/HEVC Codec, 15x Optical Zoom Lens and 4K UHD CMOS Sensors […]
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