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CVP is UK’s exclusive RED Certified Service Centre

For more than 30 years, CVP Group has been one of the leading Broadcast and Professional video solutions providers in the United Kingdom and Europe, with a comprehensive UK sales and support infrastructure. As a company we pride ourselves on maintaining close relationships with key manufacturers and use our unrivalled experience to listen to our […]

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Panasonic Announce New Full Frame Lumix S1 & S1R Series

Panasonic have today announced their first full frame Lumix S Series camera’s featuring Leica’s L mount, the Lumix S1 a full frame 24M camera for the next generation of hybrid photo and video creators and the Lumix S1R a full frame 47M camera aimed at professionals for the ultimate picture creation. Features 35mm full frame image […]

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Atomos Ninja V Review

In our latest YouTube video we look at and test the new Atomos Ninja V. With all of the mirrorless cameras coming out that can output 10 bit 4:2:2 is this the perfect monitor/recorder for them? Thanks to Lux Automotive Ltd for letting us film the beautiful Lambo! With all of the new mirrorless cameras releasing […]

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News Roundup

As another IBC draws to an end we take a brief look at some of the newest releases from what has been a busy September and show, from the likes of Canon, JVC, Sony and Sigma to name a few. Canon kicked things off with the announcement of their first full frame mirrorless camera, the […]

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Canon XF705 4K Camcorder Announced

Canon have today added a new flagship professional camcorder to their XF line up, the XF 705 the world’s first 4K UHD 4:2:2 10-bit camera with H.265 / HEVC support. Released in the 20th anniversary year of Canon professional video cameras, the all-in-one, compact XF705 features a 15x optical zoom 4K UHD lens with a 5-axis […]

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Canon releases Full Frame Mirrorless EOS R Camera

Canon have today taken their first steps into the full frame mirrorless market with the announcement of the Canon EOS R range. The EOS R features a brand new RF mount, 30.3MP Dual Pixel CMOS AF sensor with a maximum of 5655 manually selectable AF points. At the heart of the new EOS R system […]

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Blackmagic Update from NAB!

Blackmagic Duplicator 4K Say you’ve just attended a gig, it’s been very well planned and the event organisers are ahead of the game, they’ve recorded the show live as you were enjoying it they’ve copied the recording across to multiple low cost SDI cards which are ready for purchase when you leave the show. So […]

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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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30 Years of CVP, here’s the story…

The Story of CVP Once upon a time in a small town near Birmingham… (1986 to be precise) …A freelance cameraman called Phil Baxter began filming wedding videos, he advertised in a local newspaper under the company name ‘Creative Video Productions’, the phone number attached to the advert was the phone number for his mothers […]

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URSA Mini Update from IBC!

We met up with Simon Westland from Blackmagic and spoke to him about all the new developments with the URSA Mini since it was released in April at NAB.

Firstly though we asked the all important question, when are you going to be shipping them?

  • 4K September 2015
  • 4.6K October 2015
  • B4 mount for URSA mini November 2015 – yes a new mount was released! We will talk about this a bit more later on in the blog.