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Why aren’t CVP at BVE this year?

Whilst BVE is an excellent show and one at which we have enjoyed much success, by its very nature being only across a 3 day period it was becoming impossible to offer high quality advice and demonstration in such a busy environment. Therefore we decided to use our budget to offer a far more focussed […]

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Low Light King

Nikon or Canon? The debate rages on amongst fans of each, and if you’re in the aviation community you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a straight race between the two. But after a discussion with Andrew Whyte recently, I was left wondering if there might be a third way. Andrew is well known for […]

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My first week with the new Kino Flo Select 30 LED

I have been a Lighting Cameraman now for 21 years working in all forms of Television Production, and the one thing I can say that has happened to the TV industry over this time is that it has become much quicker! With tapeless workflow post production has become faster. With smaller HD cameras that are […]

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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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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 […]

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GlobalFilter – Universal Screw in filter that removes Rolling Shutter!

Today (Friday 1st April 2016) GlobalFilter GmbH have announced a brand new filter that can be added to almost any existing lens and entirety remove rolling shutter artefacts! Say goodbye to rolling shutter – now a thing of the past! Kashikura Takashi  product specialist at GlobalFilters GmbH, said “After many years of research and development we have […]

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DitoGear T’Rantula GO – Is it the right piece of kit for me?

Camera movement is naturally a major component of moving picture. As a creative like you, I am always interested in how movement of the camera will help drive story, add drama or inform an audience. Some movements are real time and immediate, like when I am using my Movi or Zacuto Recoil. Other cameras like […]

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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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20 Things you should know about the Panasonic VariCam LT…

Today we were able to get all handsy with the Panasonic VariCam LT, not long after it was announced on the 11th February and first shown at BVE last week… To begin with here’s 20 things you should know about it; EF & PL mount Dual ISO 800/5000 Super 35 chip same as V35 VariCam […]