NEW from NAB 2017… V lock batteries that charge in 20 minutes

One good bit of news from NAB 2017 is the new V lock battery system that can charge your 130Wh V locks in only 20 minutes. The 130Wh battery is expected to retail for under $800US (£620), which sounds like a lot, but you have to remember it is claimed to last seven times longer than […]

FOR SALE…Edelkrone motion control set for sale £700 ono

One of the world’s smallest and most accomplished motion control systems – The Edelkrone Action and Target Module system. This is the first generation system for use on the Edelkrone Sliderplus V2 – note: it won’t work on the V1. In short, the Action module drives the carriage along the rails at the speed and […]

NAB 2017 so far a big disappointment

So far NAB 2017 has not been the show we have come to expect form previous years, firstly with Panasonic keeping an interchangeable cinema camcorder under raps, some people speculating a 10bit 4:2:2 super 35mm 4K camcorder in keeping with the new GH5 but in a conventional camera body. Sony on the other hand have […]

Lumix GH5 FW v1.1 now available

I have just installed the new FW1.1 into my GH5 and it works a treat. FHD 4:2:2 10-bit video recording has been added. It can be selected in either FHD [MP4 (LPCM)] or [MOV] recording format. 4:2:2 10-bit video recording has been added to Anamorphic (4:3) mode. There was a problem in which the exposure […]

GH5 will get 422 10bit HD on Monday

Monday is the big day for the new 422 10bit HD firmware we have all been waiting for and in my opinion should have shipped with the camera. It was just officially confirmed that Panasonic will roll out the first one of the promised firmware updates for the GH5 on April 24, 2017. The new firmware […]

GH5 will get 422 10bit HD on Monday

Monday is the big day for the new 422 10bit HD firmware we have all been waiting for and in my opinion should have shipped with the camera. It was just officially confirmed that Panasonic will roll out the first one of the promised firmware updates for the GH5 on April 24, 2017. The new firmware […]

New Canon servo zoom lens 70-200 T4.4 Price £6,088 incl vat

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce today the new COMPACT-SERVO 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lens (model name CN-E 70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S), a compact and lightweight 4K lens constructed for users that demand versatility and portability. A bridge between traditional Canon EF lenses and CN-E cinema lenses, […]

Sony introduce the A9…Price US $4500

Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced their new revolutionary digital camera, the α9 (model ILCE-9). The most technologically advanced, innovative digital camera that Sony has ever created, the new α9 offers a level of imaging performance that is simply unmatched by any camera […]

New Manfrotto Video Head…nitrotech £450

  The NITROTECH N8 fluid video head features state-of-the-art technology consisting in a Nitrogen piston mechanism that allows continuous counterbalance systemthat enables precise control of a camera and accessories up to 8 Kg @ 55mm C.O.G.. The variable fluidity function on both pan and tilt allows smooth, judder-free movement. It also features a 3/8” Easy […]

Sony’s truck with all the 2017 NAB show gear goes missing

Sadly Sony have lost a ton of gear on its way to NAB 2017. Sony “I can confirm that Sony’s NAB exhibit plans are unaffected and the show will go on,” says a Sony spokesperson. “All the major equipment that’s planned for the show will be in place.” An investigation is ongoing but NAB attendees […]

Metabones Speedboster XL 0.64x Canon EF to MTF for GH5 FW update 2.7

Just installed the new Metabones firmware 2.7 for the Canon EF to MTF and tested my Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 lens. As you can see (above), finally the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 works fine on the GH5 with some barrel distortion as you would expect but strangly* no vignetting. This was photographed in 16:9 @ the 18mm […]

Filming the GH5 Micro Review

Hopefully, cross fingers I will publish my Micro Review of the GH5 tomorrow, its taken many hours of sitting with Greylag geese to get some fantastic 180fps footage. This is why my blog has suffered over the last few days, the Scottish weather has changed…for the better. These are great birds to film and photograph […]

4K-compatible broadcast zoom lenses from FUJINON

The demand of 4K-compatible broadcast equipment is spreading rapidly in Japan, Europe, North America, etc. for live broadcast of sporting events such as soccer and golf tournaments, as well as the production of dramas, documentaries and other genres of programs, produced both in studio and outdoors. Fujifilm released the world’s first 4K-compatible broadcast lens in […]

FUJINON MK 18-55MM T2.9 MFT-mount CINE lens for GH5 ($3,799)

Finally we have a servo zoom lens for the GH5. Fujinon announced this cracking new cine lens yesterday. The price will be $3,799. GH5 owners may have noticed an extra pin has been added to the camera to accommodate the extra power needed for a servo lens. Many micro four third owners have noted that […]

Georgina’s latest film “BEYOND”

Having worked with this lovely lady almost two years ago on a film called Edradour all about Scottish Whisky, Georgina Blackledge is now embarking on a new film called the Beyond. Its great to see how her acting career has come along. Its not by chance Georgina look the part in a white coat because she is […]

Panasonic to tighten their belts, worldwide !

Last November took me all the way down to Panasonic’s HQ in Bracknell to see an exclusive preview of the Lumix GH5. Like all large electronics makers, Panasonic has found it hard to make profit in an industry with increasingly tight margins. The report puts forth ways to rationalize and reorganize its business units to […]