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Permission for Commercial Operations of Drones

If you are a drone user and intend to fly one for commercial work, permission is required from the CAA, although it is worth noting that this is not a licence. To get permission you will need to demonstrate a sufficient understanding of aviation theory (airmanship, airspace, aviation law and good flying practice) and also […]

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The 700MHz band is being cleared in the UK

Most modern productions from festivals, concerts, theatres, and sports venues to name a small few, rely on wireless microphones. Demand for wireless microphones in the UK alone is growing constantly.  Add to this the constant growth in mobile phone usage, it is estimated there will be almost 7 billion mobile devices in the world by […]

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Blind Spot Power Junkie, the Best Way to Power Mirrorless Cameras?

DSLR and Mirrorless cameras are a staple of the filmmaking community. Everyone from beginners to professional owner ops use them for their decent image quality, form factor and price point. But one issue that many people run into is battery life. With these smaller cameras becoming beefier when it comes to image quality and internal […]

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Guidelines for Safe Usage of Drones

Flying a drone/uav (whether commercially or recreationally) is a responsibility and whilst it can be fun and rewarding does also have the potential to get you and others into hot water if you do so irresponsibly. We want to help you get the most out of your drone, stay safe, maintain the safety of others […]

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CVP Christmas 2018 Gift Guide

With Christmas fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about stocking up on gifts for friends and family, and maybe even something for yourself. We’ll be discussing our ideas from stocking fillers to show stoppers that will make for great gifts beneath the Christmas tree. DJI Osmo Pocket First up is the DJI […]

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Gimbal Compatibility Test

This week we held our ‘Be Wise Stabilise’ Gimbal event at our CVP Midlands office in Studley with the likes of the DJI Ronin-S, Ronin 2, Ronin MX, Zhiyun Crane 2, Crane Plus and FeiyuTech A2000 on hand to test. We were also lucky enough to finally get our hands on one of the first […]

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K | Answered

Jake answers the top 10 most asked questions about the upcoming Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. Let us know how excited you are for the upcoming release!

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Sony Venice Camera Simulator

If you’d like to try out a Sony VENICE before you buy you should give our demo team a call on 0208 380 7400 to arrange a hands on demonstration. Alternatively you could have a go at this Venice Menu Simulator provided by Sony themselves VENICE is a cinema camera created by and for the […]

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RPT launches new resource for Libyan freelance journalists

Today the Rory Peck Trust launched a new resource for Libyan freelance journalists, as part of a two-year project supported by the UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF). Freelancing In Libya contains practical tools, information and guides to help Libyan journalists operate safely and professionally in an increasingly insecure and volatile environment. With chapters on The Business of Being Freelance, […]

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I think this could be one of the most important sets of images I’ve taken

Picture of John, why is it so important? Turn back the clocks a couple of years, I was a music photographer solely shooting musicians, no problem there but I felt there was something missing, something creative and fun, work had started to feel a little too much like work. I had started reading about ‘personal […]