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Panasonic GH5 camera body

Panasonic GH5, a mirrorless camera built for filmmaking

Panasonic’s new GH5, out at the end of March, offers more pro filmmaking features than any other mirrorless camera. With powerful in-body image stabilisation, fast autofocus, it’ll be a great choice for news shooters, documentary filmmakers and events.

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Woman with coffee tricycle

Two minute iPhone film

How I made my latest two-minute iPhone film, telling the story of Gemma Bailey and her Cardiff coffee trike business and including moving shots, time-lapse, stabilised shots and slow motion.

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Zhiyun Smooth Q

Zhiyun Smooth-Q is an affordable iPhone stabiliser

The Zhiyun Smooth-Q is a great value iPhone stabiliser. It has remote control, a USB power output and continuous 360 degree motion, for less than half the price of the DJI Osmo Mobile.

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Boya BY-M1

The Boya BY-M1, a bargain lavalier microphone for iPhones and cameras

The Boya BY-M1 is a very affordable lavalier microphone for both cameras and smartphones. Sound quality is excellent for the price, it has a good strong output level, and it doesn’t need a separate adapter for phones.

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Filmic Pro version 6

Filmic Pro v6 is the most professional iPhone camera app yet

The latest version of Filmic Pro is the most professional iPhone/iPad camera app yet, with an improved interface, manual controls, pro analytic overlays, and flat/log profiles. It’s an impressive upgrade.

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Thomas Gerbet of Radio Canada Info made this great (French-language) short item using an iPhone 7+, Filmic Pro and an Osmo Mobile

Mumbai rush-hour filmed on iPhone 7+, Osmo Mobile and Filmic Pro

This short report about travelling on the Mumbai rush-hour, by Thomas Gerbet from Radio-Canada Info (in French), shows how phones can help journalists get great results in challenging environments.

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