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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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One for the good guys: 4 arrested attempting to rob CVP!

We can report that further to the theft by deception of a substantial amount of hire equipment from a prominent West London hire company (and CVP client) earlier this month by someone claiming to represent BBC Worldwide and producing forged BBC purchase orders, 4 men attempting to commit an almost identical crime against CVP have […]

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c£1M theft from CVP – PLEASE RE-TWEET!!

We’re disappointed to report that on Friday 17th February 2012 CVP became the victim of one of the industry’s largest thefts when a substantial quantity of cameras, camcorders, lenses and ancillaries with a street value of around £1M was stolen from our warehouse. STOLEN PRODUCT LINES INCLUDE : Sony CBK-VF01 (10) Sony DTF2GY-8240UWD (1) Sony […]

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Chip Shop

For many years the only kind of sensors you could have in a solid state camera were CCD (Charge-Coupled Device).

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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 […]

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Alan Roberts’ tests & settings for the Canon EOS C300

Colorimetric and Resolution requirements of cameras Alan Roberts ADDENDUM 70 : tests and settings on a Canon EOS C300 Tests were made on a pre-production sample of the Canon EOS C300. Clearly, the specification and performance of the camera may differ when it is released, and therefore any details and measurements in this document are subject […]