Adrian Pennington

Adrian Pennington

Adrian has been writing about the media industry for 20 years in a wide number of leading publications. He is a longstanding member of The IBC and ISE Daily teams, International Editor for CinemaEditor, award winning film critic, conference moderator and copywriter of white papers, press releases and marketing materials for a wide range of organisations. He lives in Liverpool and absolutely loves it.

SmugMug vows to refocus Flickr from clicks to community.

The headlong rush to digital has prolonged, even reinvigorated, the life of 35mm feature film, brought vinyl back into fashion and provoked a retro hankering for the tangible nature of analogue media. One of the latest to catch this wave is an attempt to wed the experience of composing with older reflex cameras with a digital output.

Film isn't dead. It just needs a new digital life. Enter the Cintel Scanner 2 from Blackmagic Design. A 35mm film scanner that can scan 4K HDR files directly into Resolve 15.

RØDE introduces the worlds first sub-$1000 ambisonic mic

Published in Audio

Audio is 70% of what we see, apparently. In a VR experience audio theoretically should be even more important than in standard video or film. RØDE has caught onto this with the NT-SF1, an affordable mic for recording multi-directional sound.

DJI's latest control units aim to give ultra high precision repeatable motion control to gimbals.

Blackmagic Design launches a new set of very useful and extremely affordable signal converters.

Atomos announces what could be an ideal 4K HDR monitor recorder at an affordable price for smaller camera setups.

Anyone wanting to live broadcast HD quality to Facebook or YouTube now has another option in the shape of VidiU Go, a new version of Teradek’s camera-back encoder but this one uses HEVC or AVC compression.

When the Canon ME20F-SH was unveiled it wowed us with its incredible low light abilities. Now Canon has gone one step further and increased the ISO of the chip and given it the ability to record at 100fps. Low light shooting never looked so good!

Freefly's new gimbal for smartphones promises many of the same features as its full size cousins.

The amazing speeds promised from 5G could completely revolutionise not only how we interact, but how we do our computing in general. And it's only around a year until it becomes a reality. 

4G on the moon? If Elon Musk's rocket makes a successful mission in 2019, we'll soon all be able to get a live stream direct from our closest celestial body. 

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