06

Oct 2021

BirdDog Stories: ICC Belfast

Belfast International Convention Centre is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built conference facility in the heart of Northern Ireland’s capital city. As well as a 2200-seat auditorium the venue boasts two large multipurpose halls, plus meeting rooms catering from 10 to 200 delegates. Like all l...
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06

Oct 2021

Go Live with Atomos NinjaCAST

Atomos have just released the AtomOS 10.7.1 firmware update for the Ninja V/V+, which adds support for the new AtomX CAST. If you already know about the X CAST, you’re no doubt very excited to hear this news! If you haven’t, then let’s get you caught up…
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05

Oct 2021

INOGENI AND Barco Integration

Nothing has amplified the impact of incompatible technology on meetings and education as much as the recent global pandemic. That’s not to say that pre-COVID-19, technology issues didn’t happen, it was just less likely, as there were less foreign objects being introduced into existing...
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05

Oct 2021

Filter Tips: Neutral Density Filters and Landscape Photography

One of the topics that I always cover on my landscape photography workshops is the use of filters. After we've been through the how, when and why to use them, the first question that usually follows is which filter should I buy?
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08

Sep 2021

Worth Getting Up Early For!

I know, I know, for someone who likes his bed (and has two young children, so 8 hours sleep is a rarity) astrophotography must be hard work. And yes, yes, it is. Landscape photography is all about sunsets and sunrises. Well, just sunsets really, as sunrises are faaaaar too early (children, again...
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07

Sep 2021

9 Things You Should Know About Roland Video Switchers

There’s no getting away from it, the market is rather well saturated with video switchers, from super compact HDMI units that are extremely wallet friendly, to fully IP-based behemoths that support multichannel 4K. There are plenty of options for most budgets, production requirements and op...
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04

Aug 2021

Point Blank Music School and the Roland VR-50HD

The Point Blank Music School is no stranger to remote learning - with schools in London, LA, China, Ibiza and Mumbai, the opportunity to collaborate globally online with some of the best creative minds in  the music industry has always been part of their appeal. When the COVID pandemic force...
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04

Aug 2021

Holdan Acquires Business and Assets of Intro 2020

Holdan, a specialist distributor to the professional video and broadcast sector and part of the Midwich Group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the business and certain assets of Intro 2020, a specialist distributor of imaging products. 
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03

Aug 2021

Staying On Track in Education

Panasonic’s auto-tracking over IP technology is a cable-free and integrated solution which provides the ability to automatically track a presenter. It dramatically simplifies lecture or presenter capture, making it a perfect option for classrooms, auditoriums, conference rooms and stage env...
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02

Aug 2021

Facilitating Remote Learning in Education

Before COVID, most educational establishments were already using lecture capture, and were experimenting with flipped classroom delivery. The pandemic has made both teaching practices very much the norm. But the mechanics of delivery have become more complex - it’s not just a case of using ...
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07

Jul 2021

PTZ for a Remote World

It was not that long ago that PTZ cameras were considered little more than motorised webcams, but rapid advances in sensor and IP technology have meant that the Pan Tilt Zoom camera is now found in many different professional installations.
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01

Jul 2021

Holdan appointed by Fledging as the exclusive distributor for Europe

Holdan, a specialist distributor to the professional video and broadcast sector and part of the Midwich Group, is pleased to announce they will be taking over the exclusive distribution of Fledging products in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.
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23

Jun 2021

Loupedeck Introduces New User Interface and Integration in Latest Software

Loupedeck, the creator of custom consoles designed to make the creative process faster and more intuitive, has released a new simplified user interface for streamers using the Loupedeck Live.
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17

Jun 2021

Turn One Camera into Four with the KMU-200

The popularity and demand for live streaming has increased massively over the past 18 months. For some, it might be a simple single camera setup going straight to YouTube or Facebook, while for others it’s a multi-camera production, feeding into a video mixer with graphics and overlays, str...
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16

Jun 2021

Big Power, Small Package

Core SWX recently announced three new battery products to power, accessorise and fill out your production kit. Let’s take a look at these new releases and see what they can do for your rig.
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08

Jun 2021

Why Buy into BirdDog PTZ Cameras?

New to BirdDog, NDI, or Video over IP? Well, here are just a few reasons why BirdDog cameras are having their day.
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07

Jun 2021

Shoot. Ingest. Edit!

Now that pretty much every camera captures to digital media, choosing the right kind of reader has never been more important. For 35 years Sonnet has pioneered innovative and award-winning products that enhance computer performance and connectivity. This blog looks at Sonnet’s expanding ran...
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20

May 2021

Nikon Z Creator’s Volcano Diaries with Wise Advanced

Norris Niman is a Swedish award-winning photographer, Nikon Z Creator and professional adventurer, based in Iceland. Recently he took his Nikon Z7 II, supported by rugged Wise Advanced CFexpress, to capture Iceland’s latest volcanic eruption. Norris’ work is built on the excitement o...
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11

May 2021

Top 3 tips for establishing a successful UAV program

Learn the best practices to scale your UAV program’s data management systems effectively.Find out how to set up and scale a digital asset management program that will reduce pilot error, prevent data loss and save on daily operational time.
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29

Apr 2021

How to run a live multi-location production remotely over the internet

There’s no need to explain why the requirements for live streaming and remote production have hugely increased over the past 12 months. The former is relatively straight forward for even the most technically challenged of us, at its most basic level within a few seconds anyone can be live s...
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26

Apr 2021

Loupedeck CT Long Term Review with photographer Edmond Terakopian

Photographer Edmond Terakopian recently spent 5 months with the Loupedeck CT. Here he talks us through his thoughts and top tips for getting the most out of it through the incredibly customisable design.
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13

Apr 2021

Holdan appointed by Atomos as the new distributor for UK and Ireland

Holdan, a specialist distributor to the professional video and broadcast sector and part of the Midwich Group, is pleased to announce they will be taking over the distribution of Atomos products in the UK and Ireland. Atomos exists to help creative professionals cut through technology barriers b...
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07

Apr 2021

Warren Bowler

On Tuesday 23rd March, our dearest friend and colleague, Warren Bowler, tragically passed away after suffering a brain haemorrhage. No words can express the sadness we all feel and the shock of losing such a fantastic friend who has been part of our lives for a very long time, for many of us fo...
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22

Mar 2021

St James Church, Piccadilly, ready for live streaming

St James Church, Piccadilly has history coursing through its brickwork. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, 18th century Prime Minister William Pitt the Elder was baptised at its font. German Bombs severely damaged the church during the blitz and it stood empty for 7 years after the war before bein...
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04

Mar 2021

University equips new studio to train next generation as part of major upgrade

When the University of Central Lancashire decided to refit its teaching studio it turned to systems integrator Altered Images, Holdan Ltd and Panasonic for its camera system.
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04

Mar 2021

Go Professional with Your Media Choices

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features built in CFast and SD UHS-II card recorders and a USB-C expansion port for recording direct to an external media disk. You can use regular SD cards for HD or higher performance UHS-II and CFast cards for native 4K or 6K when using Blackmagic RAW.
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04

Mar 2021

Holdan sign distribution deal with leading broadcast manufacturers

Holdan is pleased to announce a product distribution agreement with manufacturer’s Promise Technology for the UK and Ireland and NewBlue Inc. for the UK, Ireland and Europe. Promise Technology delivers single and multi-user access, editing, sharing, and distribution of 4K footage for Post-...
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03

Mar 2021

And the Winner is……..Teradek Bolt!

Winning an award in a creative industry is always an achievement but winning an Academy award takes this to a whole new level. On the 13th of February Teradek and Amimon won, not just one, but 2 awards at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Technical Awards Virtual Pres...
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02

Mar 2021

Live-streaming with Datavideo

With public events almost non-existent during the ongoing lockdown, many venues are turning to live-streaming to reach their audience. The benefits of this are that, not only can you still provide content and services for your usual patrons, but you can also grow your viewer base online.  F...
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02

Mar 2021

Lumens and Panopto announce partnership

Lumens announced a new partnership with Panopto™, the leader in video management systems. The Lumens VS-LC200 CaptureVision System is seamlessly compatible with Panopto. The integration provides organisations with a cost-effective unified solution for recording, live streaming, and managing...
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01

Mar 2021

Enter LUMIX stage right

Shooting high quality video in theatre light levels has always been problematic. Areas of the stage can be really dark compared to actors faces lit by spotlights, and most cameras struggle with this sort of contrast level. Film maker Matthew Cawrey who was already a LUMIX user was relieved t...
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01

Mar 2021

A Bag for all Occasions

Bags. An often overlooked, yet very important accessory for your production kit. They’re lighter and easier to carry than a hard case, keep everything together in one place and, most importantly, keep your equipment safe. While the majority of manufacturer’s camera bags are similarly ...
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04

Feb 2021

Pictureimage helps Leyton Orient Football Club stream online with BirdDog and NDI®

Based out of London in the UK, Pictureimage is a leading broadcast consultancy firm. When Leyton Orient needed to add additional valuable matchday content into their existing streaming offering they turned to Chris and the team to design them a new broadcast studio.
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03

Feb 2021

Canon Ambassador Radomir Jakubowski Relies on Wise Advanced

The Vosges Mountains, France - December 1, 2020 - From lively animals to majestic landscape time-lapse photos, Canon Ambassador Radomir Jakubowski brought his cameras with Wise Advanced Memory Cards and travelled the length and breadth of Europe capturing nature at its finest.
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11

Jan 2021

Holdan 2021 | The Evolution of video throughout the pandemic

March 2020 and as lockdown started it was all about getting better and better web cams. We saw how awful the Zoom interviews on the news looked, all blocky backlit shadows and up-nose shots. A simple LED panel light would make a huge difference, and these flew out of the warehouse. The LEDGO LG-E...
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01

Dec 2020

AV Over Global Networks

AV over IP is a fantastic concept and technologies like SDvoe are rapidly becoming established in the industry, but SDvoe relies on super-fast, super-optimised 10G networks, and the data-rate needed to send video this way is much too high to bridge distant locations, so for this purpose a differe...
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24

Nov 2020

BirdDog release their biggest and most colourful update EVER!

BirdDog have announced major updates for Eyes P100, Eyes P200, Eyes P400, P4K and Cam Control. To download the firmware, click here.
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16

Nov 2020

Core SWX Powers Renan Ozturk Through Extreme Conditions

Director of Photography, Renan Ozturk, travels the globe filming in the most remote locations from Mount Everest, to the deserts of Utah. Often the conditions he shoots in stresses his equipment to the point of failure while filming. Along with extreme temperatures, his shoots are usually incredi...
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12

Nov 2020

Nikon Ambassador Daniel Kordan Chooses Wise Advanced

Self-isolation seldom bothered avid outdoor adventurer Daniel Kordan. During the pandemic period, he led a squad of photographers on three long expeditions at Kuril Islands, Kuril Lake and Jack London Lake from July to September.
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09

Nov 2020
UPDATED

Bridging the NDI gap to ATEM: Blackmagic in the IP World

The video production market is transitioning towards IP. Whether it will ever get there 100% or will find a balance between HDMI, SDI and Ethernet remains to be seen, but we are without doubt entering a phase where crews and installers are weighing up the benefits of IP technology for each projec...
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