AuthorChloe Baxter

URSA Mini Update from IBC!

We met up with Simon Westland from Blackmagic and spoke to him about all the new developments with the URSA Mini since it was released in April at NAB.

Firstly though we asked the all important question, when are you going to be shipping them?

  • 4K September 2015
  • 4.6K October 2015
  • B4 mount for URSA mini November 2015 – yes a new mount was released! We will talk about this a bit more later on in the blog.

Sony Announces the PXW-FS5 at IBC 2015

Sony have been teasing us over the past few days by releasing an image suggesting a new item to the Sony line up, on the 8th September they announced it would be called the FS5, and today we finally got a chance to meet it..

Weighing in at a remarkable 0.8kg (body only) this camera is less than half of the FS7! We met up with Darren Thompson-Allott from Sony who answered all of our questions on this great new addition to the Sony Family.

Event – Come and see the difference for yourself…

We have Simeon Quarrie from Vivida and Sam Smith from Canon here to help you find out everything you could want to know and more about the C300 Mk II.

Unlike a regular product demonstration, here you will get the opportunity to test the ins and outs of the Canon C300 MkII like never before.

We will have a bar set up as a ‘subject’ for filming, mixing up some cocktails and drinks, where we will be testing out the C300Vs. the C300 Mk II.

‘Come Fly with Me’ – past event at CVP!

There has been a huge rise in the level of demand for aerial cinematography over the past year, so why shouldn’t you be able to try out the range of aerial products sold at CVP before you buy one?

So at CVP we held three ‘Come Fly with Me’ events allowing demo’s of the DJI Phantom 3 and Inspire 1!

The events comprised of a talk by Philip Bloom about how he used his DJI products when filming ‘The Wonderlist’ along with Phoenix UAV there to answer any questions about aerial training and certification.

Zacuto Gratical Electronic Viewfinders: HD vs. X

A universal, high quality EVF that embraces modern technology and frees filmmakers to focus on Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity. That was our goal when we set out to create a new electronic viewfinder over three years ago. And now the Gratical HD and Gratical X EVFs are here! Electronic viewfinders are a pivotal tool in any filmmakers bag, providing accessibility, stability, focusability and so much more. The Gratical EVF is universal for all cameras incorporating both HDMI and SDI. Our bright, brilliant optics, FPGA dual core processor, and professional software features give you all the tools you need to stop focusing on your equipment and start creating!

Canon 16-35 f4L IS Review by David Clapp

If you’re a full frame Canon user you need to sell your wide angles and buy one. There you go I said it. If you’re busy right now and don’t have time to read the rest of this article (until later I hope!), here’s the urgent message I need to convey – the Canon 16-35 f4L IS is absolutely remarkable and yes, it’s a complete game changer… and here’s why.

I am a self-confessed wide-angle junkie and have been for many years. Originally my wider angled approach started as many landscape photographers do, by placing a ‘rock in foreground’ and shooting a coastal scene at f11.