19

Jan 2022

Why Use Filters in a Digital Age?

I am often asked about the use of filters, especially when photographing landscapes. Continued advancement in computer-based editing of digital images has caused many people to question if filters still have a place in modern image capture, leading to comments like “surely you can just do a...
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13

Jan 2022

Data Storage Trends for 2022

Leading storage solutions provider PROMISE Technology Inc. has revealed three data storage trends to watch in 2022: green data storage, hybrid Cloud solutions and NVMe-based technologies.
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08

Dec 2021

DuoModo on Tour

Based in Orinda, California, just outside Berkeley, Diablo Digital specializes in live recording systems for tours, festivals and outside broadcasts. With the motto “It’s live. We get it” the company has worked with an impressive roster of bands, including U2, Florence & the...
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02

Dec 2021

Passing the Ultimate Endurance Test

The annual Le Mans 24-hour motor race is synonymous with testing the limits of endurance. So, it's a feather in the cap of the PROMISE Pegasus storage line that it can literally stand up to the demands of Le Mans in the expert hands of the Xtrem Productions crew.
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26

Nov 2021

Samyang launches new XEEN Premium lenses

Samyang has today announced a new line-up of XEEN Premium lenses: the XEEN Anamorphic (50mm T2.3) and XEEN Meister (35mm T1.3, 50mm T1.3 and 85mm T1.3), exclusively distributed by Holdan in the UK and Ireland.
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15

Nov 2021

Midwich Live from the AV Awards

On Friday the 5th of November Holdan were once again part of one of the biggest celebrations of the year and this one didn’t have a single firework go off. Why you ask? Well, we’re not talking Gunpowder Plots here, we’re of course talking about the highly anticipated AV Awards 2...
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11

Nov 2021

Gnarbox Software Release 2.8.0

Recently GNARBOX have released their latest software update which brings significant improvements to the overall user experience of GNARBOX 2.0. Listening to user feedback this release refines the Backup Preset experience, as well as several quality of life improvements.
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08

Nov 2021

INOGENI’s TOGGLE USB 3.0 Switcher wins at the 2021 AV Awards

INOGENI is thrilled to announced that our TOGGLE USB 3.0 Switcher has won in the “Processing and Distribution Technology of the Year” category at the 2021 AV Awards, which were held on November 5, in London, England.
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04

Nov 2021

Samyang launches updated and improved replacement for its first AF lens

Samyang have announced an updated and improved version of its first autofocus lens designed for Sony-E mount. It is exclusively distributed by Holdan in the UK and Ireland.
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01

Nov 2021

Cokin NX-SERIES Filter System Arrives

Cokin have announced the long-awaited arrival of their new NX-SERIES 100mm filter system.
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20

Oct 2021

Go Cable-Free with the Spark 4K

For anyone working in live events production, planning out and laying hundreds (if not thousands) of metres of video cable can be an absolute pain. Cable runs can’t always be laid in a straight line, or they might need to be patched through a distribution amplifier or converted to another s...
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14

Oct 2021

Zoom Certifies Lumens 4K USB Conference Camera

Lumens announced that the VC-B11U 4K USB conference camera has been certified by Zoom Video Communications, Inc. as a conference room camera for Zoom Rooms.
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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: the magic of astrophotography

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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