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For most people who commercially operate drones the new DJI X5 is a very exciting product. Not only is it the first time DJI have produced a camera with interchangeable lenses, but it has an integrated 3-axis gimbal in a very compact and lightweight package. I desperately want this camera to perform. It is clearly […]

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Problem Solving for the Rory Peck Awards

Above: Stills captured with the Q8 In June this year CVP became a donor to the Rory Peck Trust, a London-based organisation that provides practical and financial support to freelance journalists around the world. The Trust is named after freelance cameraman Rory Peck and every year, at London’s BFI Southbank, the Rory Peck Awards celebrate […]

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Your Guide to Atomos External Recorders

Considering purchasing an external recorder from Atomos but you’re not sure which product is the right one to suit your needs? Well then this is the right blog article for you! Ben Norton discusses different reasons for using an external recorder and the different products from Atomos, looking at what each different recorder offers you. […]

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Hands on with the OSMO

  DJI have been teasing us for a while with the OSMO, it has been making lots of little appearances, but details have been scarce. Thankfully the wait is over. DJI have always done an excellent job with their gimbals. We have owned a number of their Zenmuse range and have certainly put them through […]

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Manfrotto Supports

Unlike the latest cameras, lenses or gadgets for filming, tripods and supports get somewhat of a back seat. Yes they are used all the time, and no they don’t feature the latest in capturing technology, but as filmmakers and storytellers we rely on our supports in the same way the camera records the image. Over […]

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Snapshots from Cuba

On Friday I returned from a 12 day photography trip to Cuba to capture images of a country on the brink of change.. Having never used a Sony Camera before for Photography I left my Canon 5D Mk III at home and picked up the Sony A7s II. One issue I had was the fact […]

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Freefly ALTA Review

It has arrived.. Ben Norton from Out Filming reviews the Freefly ALTA Including flight footage, product shots, opinions and more! Freefly Alta Review from CVP Group on Vimeo.

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My Location Kit

I think the best part of location work is the constant stream of challenges that comes our way, no two shoots are the same and everything and anything can throw up issues; from changing light to uneven ground, right through to sporadic rain and gunfire (I’ll get to that). All the above means that our […]

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Why Shoot 4K?

4K currently for the consumer is some what of a ‘fad’, there are some great 4K products on the market.. but what do you watch on them? 4k Amazon? 4K Youtube? This would be great but I just can’t see it work out too well at the moment this is due to ISP providers in the UK capping downloads – the UK currently doesn’t even appear in the top 10 broadband in the world!

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Shooting Music Videos On A Budget – The Panasonic GH4

Shooting a high quality music video doesn’t have to cost the earth, and there is plenty of great kit out there to help you achieve polished, broadcast quality looks.

I’ll be taking a look at some of these awesome tools in a series of posts looking into ways to shoot music videos on a budget.