Review: UCam247-HDO, The Outdoor HD Wireless CCTV Camera

We featured UCam247’s impressive indoor camera back in our July round up of Top 5 Security Gadgets and this time we’ve got “hands on” with the company’s new outdoor camera, the UCam247-HDO. You can immediately tell from the camera’s build quality that the HDO is designed to survive our ever changing British weather. Indeed, the … Continue reading Review: UCam247-HDO, The Outdoor HD Wireless CCTV Camera

CineLite: Great Mobile Tracking Shots

A great dolly shot is an essential weapon in a cinematographer’s arsenal and Vacion brings this range of movement to mobile videography with the CineLite camera slider. Much like the full-size sliders used by video professionals, the CineLite allows for incredibly smooth tracking shots. Fitted with self-lubricating Drylin bearings, using the slider felt comparable to … Continue reading CineLite: Great Mobile Tracking Shots

Swivl for iPhone – Get Yourself in the Movies

It’s not easy to capture yourself on a video camera – and if you want to film yourself – or others – practicing your dance moves maybe, or just have a hands-free video call, there’s a nifty accessory made for you. Swivl, say the makers, is like having your own personal cameraman (or woman). This … Continue reading Swivl for iPhone – Get Yourself in the Movies

Pivothead: Putting video cameras in the shades

Have you ever had that daydream you are being followed by hidden cameras capturing every chance encounter, documenting every time you cross paths with your future partner or gathering evidence in case you suffer a stumble worthy of a hidden camera show payout? Just me? Either way, quirky tech brand Pivothead promises to revolutionise the … Continue reading Pivothead: Putting video cameras in the shades

Sony Handycam NEX-VG900E: First full frame flix

Like two titans inching themselves inexorably nearer to each other, the ever diminishing gulf between consumer handycams and 35mm DSLRs takes another giant leap closer with the release of the Sony Handycam NEX-VG900E. DSLRs have had the capability of recording high definition video for some time now, but conversely, the same cannot be said of  … Continue reading Sony Handycam NEX-VG900E: First full frame flix

Vidioh: The magic of video hits direct marketing

It’s really hard to grab people’s attention these days. You’re probably a little distracted reading this. I know I am. If I asked what the advert on the side of this page was, would you know without looking? I wouldn’t, even though it pays for my sandwiches. Marketing bods are always on the lookout for … Continue reading Vidioh: The magic of video hits direct marketing

Multimedia multitasker – Nero 11

If you want to do anything with multimedia files, whether it’s editing MP3 files, create slideshows, edit video, receiver data from damaged discs and loads more, Nero software seems to be able to do it all. Long gone are the days when all it did was burn data to CDs (although you can still do … Continue reading Multimedia multitasker – Nero 11

Get closer to the action with Sony’s DCR-SX21E and DCR-SR21E Handycams

Sony’s two new standard definition Handycams are the perfect tool for anyone who can’t get close enough to the action they want to film – both boast a huge 67x extended zoom. While the Handycam DCR-SX21E records onto Sony’s own Memory Stick or SD card (which you’ll have to buy separately), the DCR-SR21E can store … Continue reading Get closer to the action with Sony’s DCR-SX21E and DCR-SR21E Handycams