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BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

  The new 4K BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera, out in September 2018, looks really useful for creative filmmakers who want high quality images at an affordable price. At $1295 (around £1200) it’s around half the price of the Panasonic GH5S, its only direct competitor. It can record 4K at up to 60fps in high-quality RAW and … Read more

Zoom H1n, a compact audio recorder

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 … Read more

Panasonic GH5, a mirrorless camera built for filmmaking

Panasonic GH5 camera body

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.

iPhone filming with the Osmo Mobile

Osmo Mobile film still

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.