01

Apr 2020

Free Drop Shipping

As normal trading becomes more difficult for resellers and integrators, Holdan is now offering drop shipment at no cost. This means that even where customers are having to temporarily close their warehouse, business can continue and vital live streaming projects can be completed. To assist our ne...
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01

Apr 2020

What is HEVC [H.265], and why does your production need it?

H.264 is one of the most ubiquitous acquisition video compression standards on the market. It’s used for everything from capture on a mobile phone to delivery on most web platforms, including social networks such as YouTube and Facebook (live and on-demand). The sheer flexibility of H.264 h...
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31

Mar 2020

Don’t stand so close to me! Recording sound safely and at a distance

Maintaining a healthy 2m distance between interviewer and guest, between camera crew and interviewees poses a problem for video shooters. There are three options to keep you safe: A longer XLR cable (potential trip hazard) A boom pole (requires a dedicated sound engineer) A wireless micropho...
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29

Mar 2020

The brightest LED tube light on the market?

LEDGO’s range of Alta Tube lights are a fbrilliant new addition to an increasingly popular lighting style.
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27

Mar 2020

Sharing Worship Events to a Worldwide Audience

Streaming has long been associated with worship outreach in America, the middle east and Africa. The UK and Europe are now following suit with the faithful viewing live and recorded worship events online via Facebook and YouTube channels. So what options are available, and can it be easily set u...
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27

Mar 2020

Getting Started on YouTube Live

With the ever-growing popularity of web streaming and content, especially on YouTube and Twitch; the need for a high level production (or one that at least looks like it) is accelerating.  Just turning your webcam on won’t cut it anymore. You’re going to be up against a lot of c...
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26

Mar 2020

Live production from multiple locations, on a budget

Live from Sussex and Stockport (via. London) Live Production has always had its own set of challenges, including managing a network of cameras and equipment for a show where there’s no option of a second take. Keeping up with the technology is hard enough, but what if all of this has to be...
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25

Mar 2020

The Panasonic AW-UE4: Cometh the hour Cometh the Camera

Panasonic sold hundreds of AW-HE2 camera units. When it was discontinued, the calls kept coming in from customers who needed something of this size and functionality for small radio studios and news studios.  At last we have a worthy replacement in the AW-UE4.  It is a little bigger tha...
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25

Mar 2020

Zoom: upping your video conferencing game

There’s an awful lot more content being produced on Zoom. Over the last week as gym instructors, chefs and teachers have been flocking to the Zoom video conferencing platform to communicate with audiences worldwide. The typical kit being used is a laptop, phone or iPad. The typical result ...
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25

Mar 2020

Easy streaming using Blackmagic Design capture cards

There’s a streaming solution available that you may not have considered before. It’s easy to install and use, and delivers superb results. It also is pretty inexpensive. While it can get you streaming very quickly, it’s also got the flexibility and functionality to take your pro...
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20

Mar 2020

Capture, Record and Stream - Live in Minutes

On Tuesday I had the pleasure of setting up two PTZ cameras with a new all-in-one switching, recording and streaming system from Lumens. I say pleasure because the only time I had to read the manual was for a default login. Really, just once. That’s the beauty of Lumens. We sell a lot of e...
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20

Mar 2020

How to turn your professional camera into a Webcam

With the current situation there has never been so much requirement for video conferencing using Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams or even Facetime. In the last couple of days, I’ve been asked by a couple of cameraman I know how they can use their fantastic kit for this purpose, as they are stu...
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19

Mar 2020

Streaming through your computer – going beyond the USB Webcam

There’s a way of communicating with video that’s inexpensive but delivers vastly improved quality. With few exceptions, webcams built into laptops, phones and tablets are poor. For a quick one-to-one conversation, they serve a purpose, but for critical meetings and presentations, the...
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18

Mar 2020

Video Streaming Solutions - Beginner's Guide

Stream it live to anywhere from anywhere The simplest way to deliver content live to staff, students, customers and service users is via YouTube Live or Facebook Live. There are lots of ways to produce and stream professional looking video. Our technical team can advise you on the best solution...
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17

Mar 2020

Nottingham Trent University’s 4K Newsroom Upgrade

Nottingham Trent University named “University of the Year 2019” chose the Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast 4K studio camera system to update its studio facilities at its Centre for Broadcast Journalism.
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17

Mar 2020

The Holdan UK and Benelux offices are open for trading

You may find a lot of our team working from home for the foreseeable future, but we'll endeavour to give you the same level of service that you've come to expect from us. These are challenging times for the market but there are urgent demands for video production and streaming equipment. Althoug...
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12

Mar 2020

CINE Kits: URSA Mini Pro G2

The Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro G2 has proven to be a popular choice for professionals. This is mainly due to its high specification that's usually only reserved for cameras costing much more. Its popularity means that manufacturers are quick off the mark in developing compatible and complim...
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10

Mar 2020

CINE Kits: Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, is as the name suggests, an incredibly portable and lightweight 6K RAW capable cinema camera. At its heart is a Super 35mm sensor capable of resolving up to 13 stops of dynamic range. The body is similar in design to that of its 4K sibling, other than the ...
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04

Mar 2020

A guide to rigging RED cameras

RED Digital Cinema’s DSMC2 architecture has been one of the company’s most enduring camera systems. The design offers superb modularity, with the entire camera system built around a ‘Brain’, RED’s terminology for the camera module, housing the sensor, ASIC (Applicat...
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19

Feb 2020

Paul Ream from extrashot gives the Core SWX Sony FX9 Power Solution the thumbs up!

Sony’s new FX9 is an impressive piece of engineering. Combining the latest design of full frame, high resolution sensors with a traditional camcorder form factor, the FX9 can capture beautiful shallow DOF footage with an impressive 15 stops of dynamic range. If there has been one outstandi...
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14

Feb 2020

ISE 2020 - the show must go on

Sadly we aren't there. However, Holdan doesn’t just live in the material world – we are virtual visitors to Amsterdam. This year’s show is going to be a humdinger, with new 8K kit, a revolutionary real-time audio transcription system, a brand new IT/IP production platform and s...
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13

Feb 2020

AV meets IP meets IT with Panasonic at ISE 2020

Those with some grey hair like me might think eSports refers to a person from Yorkshire’s exercise regime, but I asked my 10-year-old and he says eSports is the fastest growing sector in the AV industry. At ISE this year Panasonic combines its latest broadcast and live entertainment produc...
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13

Feb 2020

tvONE goes Dynamic with its Multiviewer at ISE 2020

Despite the cancellation of some brands from ISE 2020, there are still over 1,000 exhibitors at the RAI. So finding the gems is still quite a skill.  The tvONE stand itself is packed with new innovation and big headlines. Multiviewer goes Dynamic tvONE has some amazing KVM products and an ...
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13

Feb 2020

Epiphan automate audio transcription at ISE 2020

“Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once” Those of a certain age will remember this much-repeated line from the hit comedy series ‘Allo ‘Allo.  For others, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was part of the design brief for Epiphan’s new Livescry...
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13

Feb 2020

Datavideo, 35 years of live AV

This year Datavideo are not only celebrating their 35th birthday but also their 35th year producing equipment for live events and AV productions. Part of this year’s celebrations is a competition asking their loyal customers to share a selfie of themselves with their favourite Datavideo pro...
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13

Feb 2020

Lumens secures video with SRT at ISE 2020

At ISE 2020, Lumens is introducing the VC-A71P 4K PTZ camera with an unusual feature for a camera manufacturer: SRT. In a world where data theft, cyber security, information management and protection, and safeguarding are high on every organisation’s agenda, SRT is an invaluable tool. SRT...
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13

Feb 2020

The Powerful reach of PTZ Monk

Cables are the bane of every sports and live concert venue when considering camera installations. You have to think about location as well as power, control, audio and video. In terms of distance between controller and camera you can easily be looking at measuring it in hundreds of meters or even...
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13

Feb 2020

Calling AV Technicians! Blackmagic at ISE 2020

At ISE, Blackmagic will be showing a great swathe of product, but there’s one in particular that will be an especially big hit with AV technicians. The new Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR provides instant professional monitoring and recording for any SDI or HDMI source in all HD, Ultra HD, ...
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05

Feb 2020

New launches at ISE 2020

Here's an overview of our vendors exhibiting at ISE 2020. Please call us on +44 (0)1457 851000 if you would like to book a stand tour with one of our manufacturers. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN HALL 3, STAND C140 The Video Assist 12G 5” and 7” monitor recorders are now shipping. The original H...
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04

Feb 2020

We're recruiting! Technical Support Engineer

Our service team is recruiting for a Technical Support Engineer. You will be responsible for first line fault diagnosis and product repairs. To be successful in this role you must have strong organisational and customer service skills. Responsibilities Effective use of ticketing systems for ...
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23

Jan 2020

Holdan @ BSC 2020

At this year’s BSC Expo, we’ll be demonstrating rock-solid workflows that deliver fast turnaround production, on-set grading, ultra-flexible lighting and complete video village solutions. We will be supported by specialists from leading manufacturers including Teradek, SmallHD, Core ...
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22

Jan 2020

Be a winner with LEDGO at BSC Expo

Visit the LEDGO stand (629) before 4pm on the Friday or Saturday of the show for a chance to win a spectacular AltaTube 120C 4ft RGB tube light complete with egg crate filter, barndoors and D-Tap power cable accessories worth a total of £723 + VAT! For details on how to enter and the terms...
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22

Jan 2020

The best (of live production) at ISE

Meet our specialist suppliers at the RAI in Amsterdam. Whether you want to talk technology, business or projects, we hope you have a great show. Book a show tour to see the best of live production, lecture capture and image processing technology. Our manufacturers can give you a VIP tour to get ...
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13

Jan 2020

SDXC, CFast, XQD, CFexpress – which media card is best?

They say time waits for no man and the same is true for all technologies including media cards. The most common cards used today are SDXC cards, followed by CFast but in the last two years we’ve seen XQD card slots appear on new cameras. More recently we’ve seen CFexpress media cards ...
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09

Jan 2020

Why a 4K camcorder is (way) better than a phone

At a recent conference, one of the delegates drew my attention to a new BBC Academy training video on using smartphones for journalism. I was particularly interested because I’d just bought myself a smartphone with a decent stills camera. My wife is really pleased about this beca...
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07

Jan 2020

Sony FX9 Accessory Guide

There is no doubt that the Sony FX9 is a tremendously significant camcorder and as a new decade begins Holdan’s manufacturers are beginning to ship some fantastic new accessories to increase its already impressive capabilities. Power up There will be a few V-lock adaptors for the FX9 in t...
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02

Jan 2020

How to make your Mac Pro work faster with Sonnet (or much faster)

Sonnet Technologies is well known for its Thunderbolt 2 and 3 enabled PCIe expansion boxes but did you know they also produce some amazing PCIe cards too? They can work wonders for your Mac, whether they're installed into the chassis, or attached via a Thunderbolt expansion unit. Sonnet&rsq...
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20

Dec 2019

The World's most affordable HD|4K|8K Multiviewer

The definition of a Constellation is a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern that’s named after its shape. With the ATEM Constellation, Blackmagic have brought together a unique set of stellar features in the shape of the most capable video switcher on the market. Unlike other switc...
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19

Dec 2019

Holdan's 12 Days of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas my producer gave to me... 12 Docks for editing 11 Thunderbolt boxes 10 Standard lenses 9 V mount chargers 8 Channel switchers 7 Daylight monitors 6 Full Frame cameras 5 Go-l-d Mounts 4 Fibre Reels 3 Wireless senders 2 CFast cards And a 6K camer...
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13

Dec 2019

Pure Power - adding V-mount batteries to the FX9

The FX9 ships as standard with a 35Wh Sony BP battery. For many users, their first thought will be how to use high capacity broadcast batteries for all day shoots. Sony offers an all-singing extension unit, the XDCA-FX9. As well as offering a battery mounting plate, it’s a true expansion s...
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