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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 […]

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Cinema5D Announces CVP as European Retail Partner by Nino Leitner

After months of preparation behind the scenes, we are very proud to announce that UK-based broadcast retailer CVP is our new European retail partner and video sponsor. Whenever we report about one or more new products, links to CVP will show up at the bottom of posts. Not only that, product names throughout the site are […]

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Filmmaking Masterclass

We had a great time sponsoring Philip Bloom and Nino Leitner’s Filmmaking Masterclass in Surrey at the end of October last year, here’s a blog by Philip all about the event, and don’t forget to check out the great BTS video shot by Adam Plowden! This is a little bit tardy, as the videos made […]

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Steps to consider when working with a band

Bands are difficult, and when saying that I mean no offence; I’ve worked with bands for years and so know the things to look out for to help you prepare in advance and make your shoot run smoothly (or as smoothly as possible) There are so many things to consider when working with musicians (solo […]

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The Latest and Greatest Update for your MōVI is here, 5.0 BETA – Akira

Arguably our most sustainable update ever, MōVI Firmware 5.0 BETA* (Akira) enables a whole new level of Camera movement – the kind of improvements you’d expect from a new hardware release. Read on to see how we are continuing to make the MōVI the most versatile filmmaking tool available The update is available for every existing and new MōVI, […]

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A GH4 Lovers Midnight Dalliance With the A7s

Knowing I am a devout GH4 user, the good people at CVP gave me the opportunity to dip my toes into the appealing waters of the full frame wonders of the Sony A7s and provide a retrospective on my decision to go down the micro four thirds route with the GH4. A little disclaimer… I […]

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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 […]