12

Nov 2019

Wirecast - Top 10 hardware add-ons to enhance your video productions

Wirecast is the most popular award-winning video production software for Mac and Windows. It's perfect for live streams, webinars, webcasts, sports, church services, and education or training videos.  You need nothing more than a computer and a basic web camera to start your 1st product...
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05

Nov 2019

Blackmagic Camera 6.6

6.6 might be a mediocre score in Strictly Come Dancing, but it’s a fantastic score for owners of the Blackmagic’s 4K and 6K pocket cameras. Most of the updates are for the 4K camera, but there are some great new features for new 6K users too. First, we have support for the ...
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30

Oct 2019

Choosing the right Blackmagic Design ATEM for the job | What you need to know

Do you work in live production? Do you run a multi-camera set up? If so, you probably experience the same frustrations that we often come across – there are never enough inputs, never enough outputs, always the wrong sort of feed coming into the switcher... The Blackmagic ATEM line up is o...
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28

Oct 2019

S1H Netflix Approved

The Panasonic Lumix S1H has just been added to the long list of Holdan supplied cameras which have been approved for shooting projects for the online streaming giant. This is a remarkable feat for a camera of this size at this price level. The reason it’s been approved is down to its super...
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24

Oct 2019

Don’t gamble on a gimbal

Making the world of gimbal buying a whole lot easier! Although gimbals are relatively new to the market, there are already stacks to choose from. With lots of similar looking models, it can be difficult to work out which to go for.
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23

Oct 2019

Climb ev’ry mountain

At IBC 2019 in September Holdan added around 30 new products. So, the learning curve for anyone in the sales, marketing or technical teams is steep. We have to have an understanding of cables, connectors, sensor sizes, resolutions, frame rates, exposure, three point lighting, focal lengths, crop...
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17

Oct 2019

The Weebill-S: we almost fell down

When a manufacturer subtly adds a letter to an existing product code, it’s difficult to know whether this is a mid-cycle refresh, like Sony’s FS7 MkII or a major new announcement like the Panasonic Lumix GH5S. Power in your Hands The Zhiyun Weebil-S fits into the ‘big news&rsq...
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10

Oct 2019

The Camcorder is dead. Long Live the Camcorder

How many times have you heard the phrase – the camcorder is dead?  Now video cameras are going full frame, how can there possibly be a place in the market for a fixed lens camcorder with a smaller sensor? Well, there is a place for them, and great reasons why quite often they wil...
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04

Sep 2019

Why IBC

Nowhere to sit. Long queues for a drink. Even longer queues for food. Exhibitors like hawks, eagerly eyeing you down the corridor, hopeful of showing you their new gizmo.
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02

Sep 2019

Holdan rolls out Inovativ

Inovativ, a leading developer and manufacturer of professional equipment carts and workstations, has appointed Holdan as its mainland Europe, UK & Ireland distributor. Holdan will represent Inovativ’s full range of products including the Voyager, Echo and Ranger carts, DigiSystem, plus ...
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22

Aug 2019

Coming Soon to Screens Near You

The entertainment value of sports can’t be under-estimated, especially in this competition-obsessed country. This is the age when the Internet and social media offers fan engagement for every conceivable interest. Intrigued by airport carpets or the ‘endless horse’, Google them...
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30

Jul 2019

Moving Cheese (AV Rental on the Big and Small Screen)

The AV cheese, the rental goalposts and other things you can move. RadicalSport and music can now be televised. This may not be a revolutionary statement, but don’t be fooled…! Live TV used to be the preserve of mainstream broadcasters; now rental companies can add affordable 4...
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30

Jul 2019

Moving Cheese (the EverySpace Revolution)

The UC cheese, the AV goalposts and other things you can move. The EverySpace RevolutionWhat is EverySpace? To be honest, it’s a term that doesn’t exist, but it’s a concept that’s very real. A typical unified comms installation adds sophisticated feature-rich v...
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03

Jul 2019

A Carnival of Venice

Venice is Sony’s flagship 6K full frame camera. It’s a substantial camera at around 8 pounds (considerably lighter than the 20 pound ARRI Alexa LF) so benefits massively from careful rigging. As a premium camera, Holdan recommends the highest quality accessories to complement the Ven...
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02

Jul 2019

The perfect breakout assistant

Datavideo's DAC-75T is designed to convert video signals from VGA, HDMI, SDI to HDMI or SDI. With touchscreen control, it's a great ally for venues, conference teams and AV rental teams that need to be ready for whatever the presenter needs to project.  DAC-75T makes childplay of conne...
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01

Jul 2019

Holdan adds Epiphan Video to its portfolio

Epiphan Video has appointed Holdan as its UK & Ireland distributor for the full range of Epiphan’s live capture and streaming technologies. As the leading technology distributor for the professional video and broadcast markets, Holdan will work alongside Epiphan to enhance reseller sup...
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01

Jul 2019

AV Magazine - Stadiums Special

Holdan feature alongside Midwich, Sound Technology and PSCo in the latest edition of AV Magazine. Take some time out to find out what technology is used to provide football fans instant "TV REPLAY" in the terraces. Available to download.
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24

Jun 2019

FOX Sports Throws Daytona 500 Infield Party using Wirecast from Telestream

Wirecast Restream used to simultaneously live stream to multiple sites Considered the “Great American Race,” the 61st annual 2019 Daytona 500 NASCAR stock car race energized record crowds at the Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Sunday, February 17, 2019.
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04

Jun 2019

Media Production Show 2019

We're exhibiting at Media Production Show 2019 on stand 422. Register now for your free pass. The stand will be packed with innovation from 15 different manufacturers, and we will be showing new live production, post production and IP workflows. As well as the latest technology from the...
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04

Jun 2019

Panasonic UC4000 studio cameras capture the action at Roland Garros French Open

France Télévisions has used Panasonic’s AK-UC4000 4K studio camera systems and AK-UB300 4K box cameras to broadcast the 2019 Roland Garros French Open on its national television channel, France TV Sport, with international distribution. 10x AK-UC4000 camera channels, and two ...
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03

Jun 2019

Pocket Cinema Camera 4K for Photographers

The revolutionary new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is the camera you’ve been asking for! Blackmagic Design’s original Pocket Cinema Camera took the industry by storm. It was, and still is, used extensively throughout the industry for everything from shooting Vlogs to filming bi...
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03

Jun 2019

Lumix for Video Makers

The heart of Panasonic Lumix’s video-centric cameras are large sensors. Whether it’s a full frame (S1 range) or a micro four thirds sensor (GH range), they are both considerably larger than those found in professional video cameras. Many of the advantages of these larger sensors are ...
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28

May 2019

Why do you need a camera slider, and how do you pick the right one for you?

You don’t necessarily need a slider. But like anything in your kit bag that produces a better shot, you often wonder later how you lived without it. The high-end movie business realised very early on that a good moving shot usually beats a static one. They spend millions on cranes, dollies...
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15

May 2019

We're recruiting! Holdan Business Manager

Working closely alongside the sales and marketing team, your role would encompass strengthening vendor relationships and delivering joint strategies as well as managing an existing portfolio of brands and products, taking overall responsibility for the success of your product portfolio.  Pa...
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14

May 2019

O the wild charge they made!

There’s now an even warmer welcome awaiting you at Holdan. Our HQ in Glossop is now equipped with a dual car-charging point, so you’ll get a warm welcome, a great coffee and another few hundred miles of happy motoring. As much as 25% of our power is generated by our solar panels, so ...
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10

May 2019

Present, Collaborate and Screen Share - Wireless Presenting made easy!

The problem... you have a meeting / presentation where multiple users (maybe on different platforms), need to share their content onto the central screen. The solution... present from multiple devices using Lumens TapShare Wireless Presentation System. Using Lumens TapShare, solves the problem o...
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01

May 2019

Syrp’s sweet spot for B cameras

As a single operator, how do you make interviews look dynamic and interesting? And how do you make them easy to edit? The answer is simple, but the result can be stunning. Firstly, you interview your subject from static Camera A, while moving camera B back and forth. You automate the movements o...
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18

Apr 2019

Datavideo hits NAB 2019

Datavideo’s stand was packed with visitors and new kit at this year’s NAB. Innovations include: PTC-140 SDI/HDMI camera at an incredible price. The picture quality is really good at full HD 50p. The camera also supports H.264/H.265 video compression and dual stream output ove...
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16

Apr 2019

Sonnet Showcases Adobe Creative Cloud Applications' Support for eGPU at NAB 2019

Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Media Encoder Now Support eGPUs With AMD Radeon Pro Cards and the eGFX Breakaway Box Sonnet Technologies will showcase its award-winning eGFX Breakaway™ Box 650 eGPU expansion chassis and the AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 9100 GPU card providing support for Ado...
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09

Apr 2019

Danger, Danger…HIGH VOLTAGE

With high-end production cameras, like the Alexa LF, Venice, RED Ranger and (technically) the new Alexa Mini LF starting to favour 24v over 12v power, one of the biggest issues is, well…power. Do you go with 12v to 24v up-conversion, or invest in a set of 24v batteries? Let’s look a...
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25

Mar 2019

Raising Awareness for Reuben’s Retreat

To raise awareness for Reuben’s Retreat our Head of Warehousing & Logistics Craig Leith is running the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Reuben’s Retreat is a charity whose aim is to relieve the distress of families who have suffered the bereavement of a child or have a child sufferin...
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06

Mar 2019

Major announcements from Blackmagic Design

Not just some new products and technical updates from Blackmagic Design. No, these are major new products and massive technical updates.
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04

Mar 2019

Every Inch Counts…

SmallHD have gone and done it again! Fresh for 2019, SmallHD are releasing the Focus 7. Using the same OS3 software that SmallHD implement into all of their monitors, it holds all of the features you’re used to. But… the Focus 7 boasts a 7”, full HD (able to downscale from 4K...
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01

Mar 2019

Ready, Set, Present

Conferences, huddle rooms and presentations are fast paced environments where time is money and the audience does not like to wait. This is where an AV converter like the DAC-75T just thrives. Your speaker wants to connect their laptop and see it displayed or projected straight away. T...
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26

Feb 2019

Are we looking at the world’s most affordable 4K studio?

The latest products in the Blackmagic stable have completed a jigsaw puzzle that has everyone from corporate producers to television studio owners seriously taking notice. Kitting out a studio with three cameras, switcher, tally, talkback and remote camera set up, has traditionally only been wit...
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18

Feb 2019

Free-point lighting with LEDGO

Yes, lighting is an art. And yes, you can get lighting very wrong. But stick to a few rules for a fast track to good looking results. When we talk about lighting a subject for interview or portrait photography, a no-nonsense starting point is three-point lighting. Key light, fill light and back ...
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12

Feb 2019

CORIOview an AV Chameleon

When a product is as flexible as tvONE’s CORIOview it can be hard to define what type of product it actually is. tvONE refer to their product as a “4K multi-window viewer”. I say an “AV source shifting chameleon”. Why? Because CORIOview blends multiple unrelated AV ...
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04

Feb 2019
UPDATED

LED vs. OLED

The Internet is full of LED vs OLED debate. But most of the time, they’re only related to big, 50"+ displays. Which is great, but what about when it comes to small, professional handheld or camera-mounted displays – what should you get… LED or OLED? SmallHD’s Focus has al...
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22

Jan 2019

Panasonic: 4K Handheld Camcorder Promises High Quality Images And Advanced Connectivity

Panasonic has introduced a new handheld camcorder, the first in a series set to combine advanced connectivity functionality with high end image production for broadcast and streaming applications. The AG-CX350 camcorder spearheads the series, and is the first camcorder in the industry to provide ...
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14

Jan 2019

Distribution comes direct to the Benelux area with the opening of Holdan Benelux BV

Holdan Limited has opened a pro-video and broadcast technology distribution centre in Rotterdam. Managed locally and with both demo and warehousing facilities, the newly formed Holdan Benelux BV will offer resellers strategic marketing support, fast product delivery and technical demonstrations. ...
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