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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11

Jan 2019

Battery Hot Swapping is Finally Here

For broadcasters and film-makers, completely eliminating downtime is the dream. Pro camera operators need their kit powered and working at all times, whether it's in a live environment or on a busy set, up against a tight shooting schedule. Turning off a camera to replace a battery in such a situ...
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18

Dec 2018

Datavideo’s usability lab is a great user experience

Today software, apps and computer games cannot be released with clunky user interfaces or huge menu structures. And who has time to read an inch-thick software manual these days? Instead new software is tested on first-time users to check its “usability” or user-friendliness. Anything...
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13

Dec 2018

Christmas gift ideas for video and photo shoppers

Choosing Christmas gifts is bad enough but when that special someone is in the video or photo trade it can be very hard indeed. So let cool uncle Tony take you through some presents that should raise some Christmas cheer and keep your bank balance happy too.
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29

Nov 2018

Wise Guy, eh!

With the release of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, it’s time to start thinking about how you want to record… Like the URSA Mini Pro, the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has built-in SD & CFast card slots. However, it only has 1 of each and (currently) will not roll record from o...
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27

Nov 2018

Vimeo Appoints UK and Ireland Distributor

Vimeo’s business and professional streaming services and next-generation technology including the highly regarded Mevo Plus camera are now distributed by Holdan Limited. Based in the UK, Holdan will offer pre-sales advice, marketing and product distribution via its extensive network of prof...
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23

Nov 2018

The Long Cyber Weekend at Holdan

Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers are now live at Holdan.co.uk. Check out some serious offers from Panasonic, Teradek, SmallHD, Telestream, LEDGO and many others, with savings of up-to 50% off!Don’t miss Black November. Throughout November, it’s your chance to scoop some truly fant...
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21

Nov 2018

Editing in the 21st Century: why you need 10GbE

Working on a local copy of a creative project may be your default. If your central storage and network can’t support the data rates you need for multiple streams of high resolution video, it may be your only option. That process of transferring files from shared storage to your desktop (an...
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14

Nov 2018

Wirecast 11, Available Now

A new version of Wirecast has just been released by Telestream with new features and significant improvements. In the powerful Wirecast Pro version the Web stream plugin has been completely rewritten to improve stability and performance, this is fantastic for remote video contributions al...
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30

Oct 2018

Syrp Appoints UK and Ireland Distributor

Syrp (http://www.syrp.co), a world leader in fluid support and motion control products for film, video and photographic production, has announced a new distribution partnership in the UK and Ireland. Holdan will now work exclusively with Syrp to offer pre-sales advice, marketing and product sales...
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01

Oct 2018

Technical Support Administrator

Holdan is one of the leading distributors to the broadcast, professional video and AV markets. We trade with resellers in the UK, Ireland and across Europe, delivering cutting edge technology, creative solutions and workflow systems. We work with value added resellers to advise on technology best...
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26

Sep 2018

Blackmagic Design Announces Cintel Scanner 2

Blackmagic Design have announced Cintel Scanner 2, a second generation model of its popular real-time film scanner. Cintel Scanner 2 features the incredible speed of Thunderbolt 3 and PCIe host computer connections, as well as a new skid plate for 35 mm HDR film scanning and timecode output. The ...
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19

Sep 2018

Video in Education - Wirecast Special Video Series

Wirecast live production and streaming software is ideal for use in schools, colleges and university. Watch this series of videos to find out how you can launch new streaming services for lecture capture, event coverage and graduation ceremonies, plus create unique teaching resources. EDU Seri...
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14

Sep 2018

Panasonic announces its first 4K 50p integrated PTZ camera

Panasonic has showcased its industry first 4K 50p, HDR integrated PTZ camera for the first time in Europe, at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam. The AW-UE150 provides images with a smooth and natural look thanks to its 50p sensor, making it well suited to scenes featuring fast movements and high-end applicat...
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06

Sep 2018

How do I add video (and other) inputs to my MacBook Pro?

Apple laptops have evolved to become minimalist powerhouses. Over the years, MacBook Pro designers have engineered a beautiful, sleek chassis and reduced the weight significantly. The result is a travel-friendly powerhouse, a light-weight editing workstation, a super-slim 4K grading system. But ...
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29

Aug 2018

We're recruiting. Join us an an Account Executive

Holdan is a trade only specialist distributor, delivering state-of-the-art video, film, television and AV technology to channel partners. We represent leading brands including Panasonic, Blackmagic Design, SmallHD, Teradek and Datavideo. To support our account management team, we have an opportun...
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14

Aug 2018

Upgraded learning at Sheffield Hallam

Sheffield Hallam University has invested in 30 Panasonic AG-DVX200 camcorders to integrate applied learning opportunities for students in its film and media courses. The investment in 30 x AG-DVX200 fixed lens 4K Camcorders has allowed the South Yorkshire University to develop its students learni...
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06

Aug 2018

Powering Sony's 4K FS5 and FS7

The NANO-U98 for the Sony FS5 and Sony FS7 is a 98Wh lithium ion pack equipped with a LED power gauge, 1 USB, and 1 p-tap, making it capable of powering additional accessories such as an on-camera light. The batteries will charge on Sony OEM chargers, allowing you to extend the service life on y...
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26

Jul 2018

Running an A7 for over 8 Hours

Sony A7’s series of cameras are serious contenders in the full frame market... but all that processing power demands high capacity batteries for even modest shooting times. The new Powerbase Edge is a 49Wh lithium ion battery mounts either to the bottom of the camera using a ¼-20 scr...
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23

Jul 2018

AV, one world, one cable, under NDI HX

What is NDI HX? Why is it taking the world by storm? Can it replace SDI and HDMI? What manufacturers are involved? When you search ‘What is NDI HX?’ on Google, you get this answer:
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18

Jul 2018

Primed and Ready

Are your camera batteries air transport compliant? If you’re a travelling camera operator, you’ll know all too well the rules and regulations of flying with Lithium batteries. But if you don’t, you’ve got a whole lot of reading to do… If you have an afternoon to spa...
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09

Jul 2018

Frequency Violations!

Anyone with a wireless mic knows about frequencies – not just finding a clear channel, but also getting the right licence to operate. In the world of video senders, the same two issues apply. Teradek helps you avoid crowded bands with Bolt XT’s spectrum analyser, but even more importa...
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27

Jun 2018

Why you need an AV get out of jail card

Sound familiar? Your presenter is taking to the stage in 5 minutes. You’re given a laptop with a VGA output that has to be connected to your UltraHD projector... NOW! In an emergency you switch to your standby video mixer and somehow need to connect the SDI output to an HDMI large format d...
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11

Jun 2018

Panasonic previews 4K 60p PTZ remote camera at InfoComm

Panasonic has announced the development of the AW-UE150, a new 4K integrated remote camera that will offer 4K 60p capture - a first for a broadcast-class PTZ. With an HDR mode, support of various 4K interfaces and simultaneous 4K/HD output, the UE150 will also afford the widest viewing angle (75....
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