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Audio is 50% of your film…

  Has anyone ever said how important audio is when if comes to video? “Audio is 50% of your film” is the second most tediously repeated phrase you hear after “The best camera is the one you have on you…” and yes, quite often it is me saying it! We all know DSLRs generally have […]

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So, you’ve bought your colour chart… Now what?!

Colour charts are a huge help on any shoot. In a world of ever changing cameras, sensors, colour spaces and gamma curves, the humble colour chart is a talisman of consistency and reliability. It’s whole reason for existing is to stay the same, to never change and, therefore, to always give you a definitive reference […]

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Steps to consider when working with a band

Bands are difficult, and when saying that I mean no offence; I’ve worked with bands for years and so know the things to look out for to help you prepare in advance and make your shoot run smoothly (or as smoothly as possible) There are so many things to consider when working with musicians (solo […]

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Your Guide to Atomos External Recorders

Considering purchasing an external recorder from Atomos but you’re not sure which product is the right one to suit your needs? Well then this is the right blog article for you! Ben Norton discusses different reasons for using an external recorder and the different products from Atomos, looking at what each different recorder offers you. […]

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Manfrotto Supports

Unlike the latest cameras, lenses or gadgets for filming, tripods and supports get somewhat of a back seat. Yes they are used all the time, and no they don’t feature the latest in capturing technology, but as filmmakers and storytellers we rely on our supports in the same way the camera records the image. Over […]

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My Location Kit

I think the best part of location work is the constant stream of challenges that comes our way, no two shoots are the same and everything and anything can throw up issues; from changing light to uneven ground, right through to sporadic rain and gunfire (I’ll get to that). All the above means that our […]

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Why Shoot 4K?

4K currently for the consumer is some what of a ‘fad’, there are some great 4K products on the market.. but what do you watch on them? 4k Amazon? 4K Youtube? This would be great but I just can’t see it work out too well at the moment this is due to ISP providers in the UK capping downloads – the UK currently doesn’t even appear in the top 10 broadband in the world!

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Philip answers – “Should I go to IBC?”

I can’t tell you a definitive yes or no here but I can at least help give you some valuable information to help you make your mind up.

First off, Is someone paying for you to go? Then the answer is simple, yes! Never turn down a freebie like this. Most of my hesitations about going are pretty much all based on it being self funded. Is it worthwhile? What will you get out of it? Is it better than BVE or NAB? Well most of these questions are subjective and are different depending on you.

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A Quick Hands-On with the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera

This morning Craig from Blackmagic popped in to the CVP Midlands showroom in order to let us have a quick ‘play’ with a prototype of their Cinema Camera Since it’s one of the most eagerly awaited products of recent years I thought I’d better share my observations with you! The first thing that everyone at […]

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4K – The big picture…

It seems like only yesterday that we were contemplating the introduction of HD (High Definition) television and its potential impact on the broadcast industry…  Then along came tapeless workflows, closely followed by a flurry of excitement over 3D television…  Now 4K appears to be the latest trend for broadcast technology – So should we be getting excited about […]