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Is it harder for women to succeed - or even exist at all - in the broadcasting industry? Neil Roberts from Forscene leads the debate.

Opinion: Guest writer, Wild Dog Limited’s Andrew Johnstone, is at a film gear crossroads - should he purchase his next documentary camera or stick with the 'old reliable'.

Richard Payne, Technical Presales Manager for Panasonic Broadcast distributor Holdan in the UK, has got his hands on an engineering sample of the new Panasonic DVX200 and is very, very impressed.

A higher resolution, bigger iPad could be the perfect device for creative people to work with. And according to our in-house Apple expert, K.Stewart, the new iOS9 Beta gives us some decent clues about it. 

This 'Sponsored Article' from Signiant explains how their Media Shuttle technology can transfer big and small files faster through the same bandwidth

RedShark News contributor George Krieger sat down with Jeffrey Martin, the creator of Sphericam 2, a tiny prosumer VR camera array and currently red-hot Kickstarter campaign.

Drones are bad for aerial business [opinion]

Published in Business

Is the camera drone encroaching on the helicopter-based aerial film sector? According to Guest Author Willem Kootstra, there are signs it is, and serious film producers may soon regret any loss of talented aerial film operators to competition from drones.

Sony, anticipating that high dynamic range 4K is the next evolutionary step for production workflows and eventually consumer displays, debuts the BVM-X300 4K OLED monitor with a million-to-one contrast ratio and a much wider color gamut. By Neal Romanek.

Apple reveals its latest plans at WWDC15

Published in Technology & Computing

Apple Music, Metal for Mac OS Pro Apps and plenty more at WWDC15. This was a sprawling, diffuse keynote that, if nothing else, helped illustrate how Steve Jobs’ famously focused company has evolved to compete on so many different fronts, even if the product line would still fit on a single table. Report by K. Stewart.

Europe to get tough on drone fliers?

Published in Production

With the US adopting a far more relaxed viewpoint on UAV legislation, the Dutch government’s newly hardline stance has taken many by surprise. Guest author Willem Kootstra, journalist and documentary film maker, wonders what the implications may be for the rest of Europe.

In praise of the sound recordist

Published in Audio

Now this may seem weird coming from someone who’s been a cameraman for most of his working life and maybe it’s bit late to make amends, but I think it is time to reassert the importance of the sound recordist. By Roland Denning.

In our article How should we test cameras? we asked what was better: unblinking scientific testing or judging on the percieved quality of the image, and we discussed some of the issues surrounding camera evaluations. But we thought it was only right to get the perspective from the people on the front-end doing the reviews themselves. Here, Roland Denning says the ultimate test takes time.

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