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
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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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22

Oct 2020

You Have Chosen…Wisely

Last week SmallHD introduced the Indie 7; a brand new, 7” on-camera monitor. An entry-level addition to their “Smart 7 Monitor Family”, along with the mid-range 702 Touch and the flagship Cine 7. Each of these monitors is built off the same anodised aluminium chassis; has a 7&r...
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15

Oct 2020

Holdan Launches with Orca Bags so you can get Gear in Motion

As we head into Autumn, having the right protective bags for sensitive and expensive equipment becomes increasingly more important. To help alleviate this issue, Holdan has added Orca Bags to its portfolio.  Orca Bags have customised their products to reflect the real needs of the broadcast...
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12

Oct 2020

Rigging the Komodo

Komodo is Red’s first truly affordable camera system. It is likely to fulfil many roles - as a feature film B-camera or main camera for documentary production.  Fortunately, the Komodo’s cuboid-shape lends itself very well to being rigged, powered, adapted and mounted to suit vi...
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01

Oct 2020

Midwich Group signs European distribution agreement with BirdDog

BirdDog have developed embedded Network Device Interface (NDI®) hardware and implemented into a range of high definition and 4K broadcast video converters, robotic pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras, and a suite of software products to tie end-to-end workflows together. The range includes products r...
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17

Sep 2020

Teradek Prism: the challenger broadcast encoder

If the 1930s have parallels with the 2020s, then the world of media is ready for a revolution.Economic downturn, the threat of mass unemployment, tension on the world stage, dustbowls in America… there are some striking similarities to today. And just as post-war audiences flocked to new c...
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16

Sep 2020

Holdan at the inaugural Virtual Video Show (part of The Photography Show)

This Sunday sees the launch of the (online) Photography Show. Running on Sunday 20th and Monday 21st September, the show has attracted all the key brands from the photo equipment industry. Our experts will be on hand on both days to answer your questions on rigging cameras, using mirrorless for ...
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15

Sep 2020

Make a Wise CFexpress Choice

With the coronavirus pandemic severely shutting down international athletic competitions for months, Swedish photographer Joel Marklund was pleased to get back to sports again. In July he was back photographing rock climbing, athletics and football.  He brought the latest professional Nikon...
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15

Sep 2020

Remote HDR: Collaboration in Post

Like any encoding and decoding platform, Teradek Prism was originally designed for broadcasters and webcasters. Because the system is a 10-bit HDR video device, it is generating interest from post houses as a remote collaboration, and real-time monitoring platform. With producers, directors, inv...
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15

Sep 2020

SHOOT Holdan at the inaugural Virtual Video Show

Holdan is the distributor for Panasonic LUMIX and Blackmagic Design. Join us in the chatroom, and you'll be speaking with experts on: Panasonic LUMIX micro-four thirds and full sensor cameras, including the new S5 Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K We can talk you th...
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15

Sep 2020

EDIT Holdan at the inaugural Virtual Video Show

Holdan is the distributor for Loupedeck and Logickeyboard, with their range of: Ultra-fast editing consoles Professional keyboards for Adobe Creative Suite Our team in the chat room have years of experience editing images and video – ask their advice on how a professional inp...
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14

Sep 2020

SOUND Holdan at the inaugural Virtual Video Show

Holdan is the distributor for Azden microphones Professional XLR shotgun mics High quality 3.5mm on-camera mics Wireless audio kit We can talk you through how to select the best microphone for your needs, whether you need to shoot interviews, record nature or anything else!
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14

Sep 2020

RECORD Holdan at the inaugural Virtual Video Show

Holdan is the distributor for Gnarbox, Wise Advanced and Angelbird. Both manufacturers produce world-class media: External SSD drives Portable backup unit CFexpress cards SD cards CFast cards High speed readers Our team in the chat room have bags of experience shooting video &n...
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02

Sep 2020

From camera to camera system: accessorising the LUMIX S5

Build the S5 into a complete, all-purpose system by pairing the camera with the following accessories: Memory Cards Angelbird SD cards are 4K-certified and are used by professionals worldwide. For as little as £36 +VAT, you can buy a high quality 64GB UHS3 card with a 160MB/s write speed....
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02

Sep 2020

GH5 user? Why you should upgrade to the Lumix S5

With the announcement of the Panasonic Lumix S5 we finally have a full-frame camera with fantastic video features in a compact form-factor and at a budget conscious price. If like me you’ve invested in Panasonic Micro 4/3 format, what might make you consider moving up to full frame? 35mm s...
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20

Aug 2020

Panasonic announces a new LUMIX full-frame mirrorless camera: LUMIX S5

19th August 2020 – Panasonic is pleased to announce the LUMIX S5, a new full-frame mirrorless camera. The new camera will be unveiled at an online launch event at www.panasonic.com/global/consumer/lumix/s/s5.html on Wednesday 2nd September 2020 at 15:00 BST.
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18

Aug 2020

Defining national identity with Teradek Bolt

A contemporary of great 19th century novelists such as Dickens, Turgenev and Flaubert, Božena Němcová is an iconic Czech writer and an important figure in the country’s revivalist movement. Her mystical stories and novels draw on a pastoral tradition, the re-awakening of Czech values...
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17

Aug 2020

Holdan backs creators with Loupedeck and Gnarbox

As the production community gets back to shooting, Holdan has added two new brands to its portfolio which will help crews complete projects more efficiently and creatively than ever. Portable back up and storage manufacturer Gnarbox gives camera crews quick in-field back up of crucial video file...
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03

Aug 2020

Which ATEM Mini should I choose: Mini, Pro or Pro ISO?

Blackmagic’s ATEM Mini range has now grown to three models: ATEM Mini: the live production mixer with streaming via a PC/Mac ATEM Mini Pro: the live production mixer with direct streaming and programme recording ATEM Mini Pro ISO: the live production mixer with direct streaming, record...
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31

Jul 2020

Prompting for Everyone

A lucky few are born to be in front of the camera. Eloquent, unflappable and engaging, they are the video presenter for your organisation.  The rest of us are either uncomfortable in front of the lens or confident for no good reason! It’s this category that needs a teleprompter. Promp...
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30

Jul 2020

Completing the Sony A7S MK III

Adapting the Sony A7S MK III for video and film making use requires thought and professional accessories. Here are our picks… Power Runtime is always a consideration with large sensor cameras, and the native Sony NP-FZ100 battery’s 17Wh capacity is limiting. An extremely popular de...
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30

Jul 2020

Why 12K

There can be little doubt that the URSA Mini Pro 12K is well suited for its stated mission: Perfect for feature films, episodic television and immersive, large format IMAX. The incredible definition around objects makes it ideal for working with green screen and VFX including compositing live ac...
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27

Jul 2020

Why your media may be more important than your camera

Life is full of unrepeatable moments, says wildlife photographer Thorsten Milse. You know if your camera is water-resistant. And if it’s not, you can just use a protective jacket. You’re then ready to travel, prepared for the shoot. But the reliability of your recording media is no l...
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23

Jul 2020

What’s the difference between Video Assist 3G and 12G?

The reason behind the launch of the Video Assist 3G range was to provide customers with a monitor-recorder at a much lower cost. At first glance the 12G and 3G models look the same and they have more in common features than you would expect. It’s important to know what’s different un...
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29

Jun 2020

20 Percent Sale on Datavideo Production Technology

While stocks last, Datavideo products are available with savings of up-to £1299 + VAT. Cameras & Robotics List Price Sale price Save DATA-PTC140TH 20x Zoom HD PTZ Camera with HDBaseT Receiver £1,695 £1,356 £339 DATA-PTC150TW 30x Zoo...
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19

Jun 2020

The ultimate scratch disks for DaVinci Resolve grading

Over the last 3 months, editors have increasingly stepped away from the post house to cut, grade and finish from home. Unplugged from ultra-fast online storage, editors have felt the pain of small local drives and storage that isn’t up to the job of multi-channel RAW. The problem is real a...
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16

Jun 2020

Clean, safe and cool on-set

In the midst of social distancing regulations, abiding by new health and safety rules is vital.  Holdan has teamed up with two manufacturers to unveil a mobile cleaning and temperature control station to help crews and actors keep productions compliant with new rules. As a dedicated Covid s...
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08

Jun 2020

Recording PTZ Cameras

PTZ cameras are not like traditional camcorders. A few can record video internally to a Micro SD card, but these are the exceptions rather than the rule. Lumens, Datavideo and the high-end Panasonic PTZ Cameras (like the AW-HE130 and AW-UE150) do not have internal recording so we must look at oth...
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28

May 2020

What's the best choice? ATEM Mini Pro or the TV Studio HD?

There is no doubting the success (and brilliance) of the ATEM Mini and ATEM Mini Pro from Blackmagic Design. Although there is no question about their strong feature set and remarkably low price, there is more to the ATEM range than the HDMI-based Mini models.
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20

May 2020

Quick guide to lecture capture

There’s nothing mystical about recording, streaming and sharing lectures with students. In fact a full distance learning system can be designed and installed in weeks. It starts with three simple steps: 1. Lecture Theatre Camera Use a professional camera with a zoom lens that you...
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18

May 2020

eLearning: when students are in different time zones

UK institutions are facing the threat of a significant loss of income from overseas students in the 2020-2021 academic year. The government has signalled that degree level education can be delivered remotely and online but only where the quality of learning is maintained at a high standard. To a...
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14

May 2020

Social Distancing on film and TV sets: safe and affordable monitoring with Serv Pro

As programme makers get back to work, productions are adhering to safe procedures and social distancing. Re-writes and clever camera angles keep actors apart, while wireless follow focusing and zero latency 5GHz monitoring allow key production personnel to control equipment and each shot at a co...
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14

May 2020

Serv Pro or Bolt: WiFi for Low Latency Transmission? Serv Pro and Bolt compared

On-set wireless monitoring is now standard on set, and Teradek is the de facto manufacturer of choice. Within the Teradek line-up, there are two local monitoring options, the Bolt and the Serv Pro. For anyone new to cable-free monitoring, here’s a quick buyer’s guide. If you want a s...
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07

May 2020

Preparing for distance learning: a quick guide to lecture capture devices for universities

The UK government has challenged universities to deliver high quality online learning resources for under-graduates studying remotely. With limited time available to specify, install, integrate technology and train staff, there is pressure to select equipment that balances functionality with eas...
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07

May 2020

Preparing for distance learning: a quick guide to lecture capture cameras for universities

Enforcement of social distancing is expected to continue well into the Autumn. This is of particular concern for university students who may find student accommodation closed and lectures limited to 30-40% capacity. So, how can university education continue? The natural answer is online.
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07

May 2020

Shooting safely on-set. Being good Neighbours

Much to the delight of kids across the world, the first high profile TV show back in production is Australia’s Neighbours. The studios and location are up and running again since the crew turned off their cameras in March. In order to get back on set, according to a report on ABC News, new...
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29

Apr 2020

VidiU Go - overcoming every streaming hurdle

The VidiU Go is a pocket-sized encoder that has the best chance of getting you webstreaming, reliably and from any location. VidiU Go is designed to get you out of trouble: it can handle: Every Connection Stream over WiFi or Ethernet networks Stream using a cellular USB dongle or by tetherin...
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