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Sony 50Mb/s range expands with new PMW-150 camcorder

In a perhaps unsurprising move Sony have today announced the introduction of their third 50Mb/s handheld HD camcorder in the form of the PMW-150. The camera slots neatly into their line-up in between the PMW-100 and 200 (no surprise there!) and features 3 x 1/3″ Exmor CMOS sensors, integrated 20x zoom lens with three independent […]

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October Fest: The Sony NEX-EA50EH joins the party!

This new Sony camcorder is aimed directly at the DSLR-Video market which has been dominated by the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Mark III for the last few years. It’s clear that Sony have been working hard to conjure up a package that will enable them to regain lost ground, as the NEX-EA50H features all […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Canon EOS Cinema C300 Anatomy

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Why buy a Sony F65?

With the availability of a great range of sub-£10,000 large sensor Full HD cameras from Canon, Panasonic and Sony you might wonder why those in the know are queueing up to spend around £70,000 on Sony’s latest 4K digital cinematography camcorder, the F65? In one word:  PERFORMANCE – The F65 is the Bugatti Veyron SuperSports of the […]

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Technomorphosis – Sony DEV-5K mini review

Most of us like to watch some kind of live sports or other events and the fact is that almost without exception a good pair of binoculars will immerse you far deeper into the action than with the naked eye alone.  So whether your preference is Football, Rugby, Cricket, Golf, Cycling, Motorsports, Train Spotting or […]

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Making the Light Decision

Learn from my mistakes At the age of 18, I, in common with most budding camera operators initially spent my hard-earned money on the wrong lights. I did this because a) I didn’t have much money to spend and b) No-one gave me good advice – The Iris magazine didn’t exist! So the objective of […]