The H1n is really useful for capturing ambient sound Design and controls are better than on the H1 It performs much better in windy conditions The Zoom H1n is a small, pocketable audio recorder which can record high quality audio with its built-in mic or an external mic. It replaces the Zoom H1. That was […]
+ The Steadicam Volt is faster and more responsive than electronic stabilisers + It uses affordable, easily available batteries – It’s slow to set up and takes time to learn – It can’t do vertical video or object tracking, and there’s no tripod socket The Steadicam Volt is a unique stabiliser which combines physical and electronic […]
Zoom’s little H1 audio recorder was a bargain way to record good quality stereo sound for filmmaking. I’ve just received its replacement, the H1n. I’ll be writing a full review soon (now online here) but first impressions are that it’s a really solid upgrade. Major features are a physical dial to adjust the record level, […]
9 January 2018 Panasonic have just announced the GH5s, an update to their flagship GH5. The new camera – out in April – is specifically aimed at professional video shooters. It adds more video options to the GH5’s already impressive specs, with impressive low light performance. Panasonic have designed the GH5s around a new sensor. […]
Stabilisers are really useful for iPhone and Android filmmaking. I’ve tested and compared the DJI Osmo Mobile and the much cheaper Zhiyun Smooth-Q.
Panasonic’s mid-range mirrorless is the best value camera you can buy for filmmaking under $1000/£800. It has excellent in-body image stabilisation, a weathersealed magnesium body, and clean HDMI out.