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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 […]

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Is Sony’s HXC-D70 the new studio camera of choice?

If you’re about to embark on building a new television studio or perhaps upgrading an existing facility to HD then one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is your choice of camera ‘chain’. (A camera chain typically comprises a Camera Head, Viewfinder, Cable Adaptor, CCU (Camera Control Unit) and Joystick or Rotary […]

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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 […]