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iPhone filming with the Osmo Mobile

I used the Osmo Mobile smartphone stabiliser on a recent documentary shoot. It worked really well, letting me get rock-solid handheld shots, smooth pans and unusual tracking shots. Here are some examples, with tips on how to connect an external power pack and pro microphones.

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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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Peer-to-peer equipment hire in the UK

Peer-to-peer hire – where freelances hire out their gear to other professionals – is popular in the US. KitHive is a startup planning to bring it to the UK. Here’s how to register your interest.

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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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The ABCDEF of setting up your shot

Here’s how to make your shot as good as it can be, before you press the record button. First, check the settings and the sound. Then check the angle, background, composition and distance. Finally, check the exposure and focus. Angle Which angle will give you the best view of the subject? Could you improve your shot by moving around the subject, or using a higher or […]

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The iPhone SE is a bargain for video shooters

Apple’s new budget phone has the same 4K camera and processor as the bigger, more expensive 6S, in a smaller body. That makes it a great choice for filmmakers.

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