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 full DaVinci Resolve

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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09

Jun 2020

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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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 can...
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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

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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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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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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28

Apr 2020

British Government Pioneers Video Streaming with Telestream Wirecast

New and radically different approach to public communication helps PM get the message over during coronavirus pandemic. The Customer The prime minister of the United Kingdom (informally abbreviated to PM) is the head of government of the United Kingdom. The prime minister directs both the execu...
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27

Apr 2020

Ready, On-Set, Go. Getting production going post-corona

European Film and drama production will get back to the business of creativity very quickly after restrictions are lifted. Shoots, abruptly cut short in February and March, are itching to finish production. Films which were were held up in pre-production are keen to catch up on lost time. Same, ...
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27

Apr 2020

Virtually on-set – managing productions when your crew can’t travel

The way we make movies most certainly must change. In the best of circumstances, we are a crew of 75 people jammed into a room with very little ventilation, holding our breath until we hear “CUT”. We are in close contact with one another all day long. We never really thought about i...
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27

Apr 2020

The Disconnected DIT: safe production on or off-set

Whether you’re in front of the camera or behind the camera, the show must go on, as they say. It’s up to all of us to collaborate in a way that makes sense and keep creating content that matters.Sabrina Safran Backstage Magazine
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23

Apr 2020

How to make your Mac Pro work faster with Sonnet (or much faster)

Sonnet Technologies is well known for its Thunderbolt 2 and 3 enabled PCIe expansion boxes but did you know they also produce some amazing PCIe cards too? They can work wonders for your Mac, whether they're installed into the chassis, or attached via a Thunderbolt expansion unit. Sonnet&rsq...
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22

Apr 2020

Streaming Glossary

Bandwidth Bandwidth measures the speed of a network connection. In the streaming industry, your internet connections bandwidth is typically measured in kilobits or megabits per second. In live streaming, it is critically important to consider the upload speed, rather than the download speed whic...
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16

Apr 2020

ATEM Mini Pro Video Overview | The most powerful HD switcher for live streaming?

Recently Blackmagic Design announced their latest addition to the ATEM family line-up, not with a completely re-designed model, but with a ‘Pro’ variation to their rather high-in-demand ATEM Mini. The Pro builds upon the success of its wallet friendly sibling, but adds some of the too...
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15

Apr 2020

Distance Learning Promotion

With schools, colleges and universities closed, thousands of lecturers and teachers are turning to video for remote learning. However, nothing is as frustrating as great educational content spoiled by poor quality video, audio or a dull presentation. Wirecast helps educators rise above the munda...
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08

Apr 2020

Streaming Everywhere – at once

Live streaming is now the number one priority. News and even government agencies, houses of worship and health agencies, training and education institutes are all re-doubling their efforts to communicate live with private and public audiences.
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07

Apr 2020

Easy Lighting for your Live Stream Home Studio

Regardless of how good your camera is or the décor of your home office space (if you’re lucky enough to even have a dedicated work space), when it comes to creating content remotely, your audience needs to see you - and preferably, see you in a flattering way (I’d hope anyway)....
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06

Apr 2020

What's the difference between the ATEM Mini and the ATEM Mini Pro

With the launch of the ATEM Mini Pro, Blackmagic extends its live HD mixing and streaming systems for social media creators, video producers and communicators. Here’s an overview of both products to enable you to make the right choice. (And if you're feeling curious, read our blog about wh...
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06

Apr 2020

Choosing the right Blackmagic Design ATEM for the job, now including the ATEM Mini Pro

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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03

Apr 2020

The Creative Space @Home

Many in the creative world are now taking their home workplace to the next level. What may have been an occasional space must now be transformed into a fully operational studio, replicating a professional, managed environment. Many in the creative world are now taking their home workplace to the...
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03

Apr 2020

Running a Facebook Live, Interactive Webinar from Home

A look behind the scenes as to how our Product Specialist Kriss Hampton recently ran a live training session with hundreds of online viewers.
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01

Apr 2020

Free Drop Shipping

As normal trading becomes more difficult for resellers and integrators, Holdan is now offering drop shipment at no cost. This means that even where customers are having to temporarily close their warehouse, business can continue and vital live streaming projects can be completed. To assist our ne...
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01

Apr 2020

What is HEVC [H.265], and why does your production need it?

H.264 is one of the most ubiquitous acquisition video compression standards on the market. It’s used for everything from capture on a mobile phone to delivery on most web platforms, including social networks such as YouTube and Facebook (live and on-demand). The sheer flexibility of H.264 h...
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31

Mar 2020

Don’t stand so close to me! Recording sound safely and at a distance

Maintaining a healthy 2m distance between interviewer and guest, between camera crew and interviewees poses a problem for video shooters. There are three options to keep you safe: A longer XLR cable (potential trip hazard) A boom pole (requires a dedicated sound engineer) A wireless micropho...
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29

Mar 2020

The brightest LED tube light on the market?

LEDGO’s range of Alta Tube lights are a fbrilliant new addition to an increasingly popular lighting style.
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27

Mar 2020

Sharing Worship Events to a Worldwide Audience

Streaming has long been associated with worship outreach in America, the middle east and Africa. The UK and Europe are now following suit with the faithful viewing live and recorded worship events online via Facebook and YouTube channels. So what options are available, and can it be easily set u...
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27

Mar 2020

Getting Started on YouTube Live

With the ever-growing popularity of web streaming and content, especially on YouTube and Twitch; the need for a high level production (or one that at least looks like it) is accelerating.  Just turning your webcam on won’t cut it anymore. You’re going to be up against a lot of c...
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26

Mar 2020

Live production from multiple locations, on a budget

Live from Sussex and Stockport (via. London) Live Production has always had its own set of challenges, including managing a network of cameras and equipment for a show where there’s no option of a second take. Keeping up with the technology is hard enough, but what if all of this has to be...
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25

Mar 2020

The Panasonic AW-UE4: Cometh the hour Cometh the Camera

Panasonic sold hundreds of AW-HE2 camera units. When it was discontinued, the calls kept coming in from customers who needed something of this size and functionality for small radio studios and news studios.  At last we have a worthy replacement in the AW-UE4.  It is a little bigger tha...
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25

Mar 2020

Zoom: upping your video conferencing game

There’s an awful lot more content being produced on Zoom. Over the last week as gym instructors, chefs and teachers have been flocking to the Zoom video conferencing platform to communicate with audiences worldwide. The typical kit being used is a laptop, phone or iPad. The typical result ...
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25

Mar 2020

Easy streaming using Blackmagic Design capture cards

There’s a streaming solution available that you may not have considered before. It’s easy to install and use, and delivers superb results. It also is pretty inexpensive. While it can get you streaming very quickly, it’s also got the flexibility and functionality to take your pro...
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20

Mar 2020

Capture, Record and Stream - Live in Minutes

On Tuesday I had the pleasure of setting up two PTZ cameras with a new all-in-one switching, recording and streaming system from Lumens. I say pleasure because the only time I had to read the manual was for a default login. Really, just once. That’s the beauty of Lumens. We sell a lot of e...
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20

Mar 2020

How to turn your professional camera into a Webcam

With the current situation there has never been so much requirement for video conferencing using Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams or even Facetime. In the last couple of days, I’ve been asked by a couple of cameraman I know how they can use their fantastic kit for this purpose, as they are stu...
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