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CVP’s NABstars of 2012 – #2 – Angenieux ‘ENG style’ servo zoom grip

If you’ve spent time shooting in a ‘one man band’ mode with full size 2/3″ ENG cameras equipped with servo-zoom lenses, then switching to servo-less cine-style zoom lenses can be frustrating because in handheld mode it’s virtually impossible to simultaneously and smoothly adjust zoom and focus. In recognition of the fact that large sensor cameras […]

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CVP’s NABstars of 2012 – #1 – The Zylight F8 LED Fresnel

When it comes to lighting technology the future is undoubtedly LED and at NAB 2012 there was a vast array of LED lighting fixtures on show. CVP have always been big fans of Zylight’s innovative and versatile Z90 and is3 colour tunable LED lights.  We recently agreed to distribute their products in the UK, yet […]

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Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera – Great Expectations?

At NAB on 16th April Blackmagic Design revealed their forthcoming sub-£2,000 Cinema Camera to the world and the world seemed to go a little bit crazy – Their stand was mobbed by an audience desperate to see and touch the prototypes of the new camera and our pre-orders for the camera are already at unprecedented levels. […]

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Canon extend EOS Cinema Line-up with 2 new 4K models

Today Canon announces its expansion of the Cinema EOS system. Introducing the EOS-1D C – a high resolution, 4K DSLR camera optimised for video recording. 4 new Cine lenses ideal for use with next generation 4K cinema cameras. And finally Canon are also pleased to confirm the development of a new digital cinema camera capable […]

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Sony’s first 50Mb/s handheld camcorder – The PMW-100

Introduced from early 2009, the venerable PMW-EX1 and PMW-EX3 series of 1/2″ 35Mb/s XDCAM EX camcorders have now entered the twilight of their existence and we’ve been wondering for a while what Sony’s next generation models will look (and more importantly perform) like? It seems to have taken an extraordinary amount of time for Sony […]

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Revolutionary VariDoF (TM) Camera to be shown at NAB 2012

  As professional camcorder sales become more and more dominated by large sensor cameras designed to emulate the aesthetically pleasing shallow DoF (depth of field) normally associated with 35mm film, we’ve learned that Sony have recently licensed and implemented a revolutionary new technology called VariDoF. The acronym stands for Variable Depth of Field and through […]