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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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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