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LumaFusion video editing app for iPhone and iPad

LumaFusion brings pro editing to the iPad and iPhone

16 December 2016 (updated 23 December) The iPhone is a great filming tool. Apple’s Camera app is reliable and very easy to use, and you can shoot with Filmic Pro or Mavis if you need more manual control. But it’s not so great for serious editing. iMovie is easy but limited: it’s designed for home videos, not serious […]

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Canon’s new EOS M5 has some great video features

Canon’s EOS M5 is their most serious mirrorless camera yet, with some great features for video, but it can’t shoot 4K.

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Canon XC15 camcorder

Canon’s new XC15 has pro audio inputs

The new version of Canon’s easy-to-use broadcast quality camcorder adds the option of pro XLR audio inputs.

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DJI Osmo Mobile stabiliser for iPhone and other smartphones

DJI OSMO Mobile, the ultimate iPhone stabiliser?

Updated 9 January 2017 The OSMO Mobile lets you get Steadicam-style shots with your phone It’s well designed and build quality is excellent But DJI’s camera app drains the phone battery DJI recently announced the DJI OSMO Mobile, an adjustable electronic gimbal stabiliser for smartphones. It’s more sophisticated than any of the other phone gimbals around, building on DJI’s […]

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iMovie 2.2.3 iPhone

iMovie 2.2.3 for iOS brings a faster workflow

4 August 2016 Apple’s iOS video editing app was updated at the end of July. It’s an incremental, but useful, improvement. Here are the key differences. Quicker project creation First, it’s quicker to start a project. Instead of the Theme Chooser you get access to Moments, Video, Photos and Albums. On the iPad (in Landscape […]

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shoulderpod stylus iographer iPhone

iOgrapher, Shoulderpod or Ztylus: iPhone handle, clamp and case comparison

iPhones are great unobtrusive tools for shooting video. But they’re not easy to hold steady. A case or clamp would be the first accessory I’d buy. I’ve tested three alternatives: the iOgrapher case for iPhone 6/6S (they also make it for other iPhones, iPads and GoPros); the Ztylus Pistol Grip Kit, which I’ve been using for […]

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