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.
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.
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.
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.
Canon’s EOS M5 is their most serious mirrorless camera yet, with some great features for video, but it can’t shoot 4K.
The new version of Canon’s easy-to-use broadcast quality camcorder adds the option of pro XLR audio inputs.