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Cut the cost of filmmaking gear

You can save a lot of money on filmmaking gear by choosing what you need, not what the marketers want you to buy. So here are my tips: 1 Don’t be an early adopter New cameras are most expensive when they first go on sale. The price usually drops a lot after a few months, so if you don’t […]

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iPad and iPhone filmmaking

iPads and iPhones include good HD cameras. It’s really handy to be able to shoot and edit on the same device. You can get a lot of accessories and apps to make them better for filmmaking.

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Canon XC10

Canon’s XC10, an easy-to-use broadcast quality camcorder

I’ve been testing the Canon XC10. It’s an easy-to-use pro camcorder – with excellent image stabilisation – that looks like a DSLR stills camera. The XC10 is for people who want to be able to shoot high-quality video without a big, expensive or complicated camera.

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Rodelink microphone, wireless transmitter and receiver

Rodelink filmmaker kit – wireless radio mic

Rode’s new wireless radio microphone system is affordable, effective and easy to use. It’s a good alternative to on-camera and boom mics, particularly for solo shooters.

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iOgrapher review

The iOgrapher case turns the iPad into a serious tool for video making. It makes the iPad easier to hold, and lets you mount it on a tripod or add microphones and other accessories.

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Online lens tool

Interactive online lens tool

Michal Bemowski’s remarkable online tool lets you discover how different lens settings affect the look of your shot.

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