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New products from Panasonic announced at NAB 2011

There are several new products from Panasonic at NAB 2011 – here they are: AVCCAM Camcorders (Entry Product – based on SD cards and AVC-HD codec) AG-AC130 “Handy” Camcorder (3.9k Euros / Fall 2011) • 1/3” CMOS Sensor • 2.2M Pixels (1920×1080 Native) • 21x Optical Lens (28-588mm) • Three Ring Design (Focus, Zoom and […]

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New Sony zoom lenses for PMW-F3?

We’ve gleaned a bit more information with regard to the specification of the highly anticipated Sony zoom lenses for the PMW-F3 super 35mm camcorder: It is rumoured that a super wide angle 11-16mm zoom lens with PL mount, an aperture of T3 and a price tag of around £5,000 will be released shortly after NAB. […]

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Sony F65 – Fantastic images and Fantastically low price

As the delivery date for Sony’s new F65 HD / 2K / True 4K flagship s35mm Digital Motion Picture Camera fast approaches, Sony have announced their tentative launch pricing and it’s exciting news. A basic F65 package will be around £60,000+VAT*, to include: Sony F65 Digital Motion Picture Camera Sony HDVF-C30WR Colour HD Viewfinder Sony […]

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Media Composer v5.5 is best yet

Chris Brumwell says MEDIA COMPOSER v5.5 IS THE BEST YET! You’ve got to feel just a little bit sorry for Avid.  They produce arguably the best editing and finishing system in the world – but each year, they have to think of more ‘features’ to add to keep it fresh and stay at the top of […]

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New Sony PMW-500 Firmware – V1.11

Sony PMW-500 V1.11 Firmware (August 2011) New features & Functionality Card Slot A or B selection by Assignable Switch R/G/B Gamma setting in Service Menu Improvement of instant Record Start/Stop operation Improvement of Signal-to-Noise ratio on Blue channel (similar to PDW-700) Bug fix:  “Media Error” may occur when alternating between Play and Record in Pool […]

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Snapshot – Sony XDCAM Firmware & Software Applications

As more of our customers migrate to file-based acquisition tools the demands on them to keep their investment up to date is a kin to updating your PC or Mac on a regular basis – whether it be to add new features and functionality or in most cases fix known issues. Here at CVP we […]

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Sony XDCAM Software Alert !

Sony XDCAM Browser V1.3 software New features & Functionality Support for the XDCAM Drive Software Version 3.0 Ability to create still images from video clips Playback of high-resolution audio/video data when connected via FAM interface Improved flash band detection and correction from video clips created by using an electronic shutter (Video clips recorded in the […]

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3D – The great white hope?

If we’re to believe all we’re being told, there’s a new dimension about to be added to our world. 3D is no longer going to be solely the preserve of cinemas – we’re all going to be watching it. On telly. In our homes. Every day. Now that’s fantastic news for all of us involved […]

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What is a Matte Box?

A Matte Box is a very simple but essential piece of equipment which sits immediately in front of the camera lens and serves 2 main purposes: A matte box allows the operator to drastically reduce or eliminate unwanted lens flare by preventing stray light from outside the camera’s field of view to enter the lens. […]

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Eighteen year old wins McBAFTA

…and he’s lovin’ it! It’s amazing what you can discover just by trawling through the customer database of the UK’s most dynamic broadcast and professional solutions provider. You’d expect to find that the CVP Group supplies kit to many big-name production companies, facilities houses and broadcasters. You’d expect their list of customers to include individuals […]