Finishing off a Speedway film I made 26 years ago

26 Years ago I made a documentary called Steve Lawson the Story so Far and brought it out on VHS video tape. Back then 26 years ago we were filming with Panasonic F10 camcorders with a 15x zoom lens, one of the first commercially available CCD cameras on the market. The cameras were attached via […]

Using the 4K JVC GY-LS300 on the Arran film set “UNCOWED”

We have just completed shooting our first ever full-length feature film, a ridiculously bold adventure considering that we are now retired and no longer employ a professional crew. However, our colleagues of thirty years generously shipped themselves over to the Isle of Arran for a fortnight to help make it happen. We opted to work […]

Uncowed comes to a dramatic end

Well thats me two weeks over on the isle of Arran filming a documentary of a film about bullying called Uncowed. I used my trusty Panasonic GH5 with various lenses and XLR unit. There has been hanging actors from cliffs… Results of dropping actors from cliffs Dancing on the Arran ferry Shootings at the standing […]

A documentary shot entirely on the Isle of Arran

Over the last week we have been hard at it filming Uncowed, a serious comedy about bullying on the wonderful Isle of Arran. I am shooting a behind the scenes documentary for Chris Attkins the director of the film. Day one had us up the top of the String Road on Arran filming with the […]

Just when we thought SD cards had maxed at 2Tb

The SD Association announced today SD Express which adds the popular PCI Express® and NVMeTM interfaces to the legacy SD interface. The PCIe interface delivering a 985 megabytes per second (MB/s) maximum data transfer rate and the NVMe upper layer protocol enables advanced memory access mechanism, enabling a new world of opportunities for the popular […]

Canon update the 70-200 “L” lens range

Canon have updated both 70-200 professional L lenses. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM The new Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM is an ideal lens for professional photographers who shoot with the Canon 1D and 5D series of DSLR cameras. The inclusion of Air Sphere Coating (ASC) technology helps to reduce flaring […]

Sony announce a 3D version of their Hi-end Venice camera ??

  Sony “With this new VENICE setup shooting in 3D will make a very light and small setup. (PS I have yet to see a “small” 3D setup). With two of the small E-Mount optical block cameras in a beam splitter configuration, the rig came in at 30 pounds. The new Venice camera with the […]

PromptSmart PRO User Review $19.99

PromptSmart is the first and only “smart” teleprompter app. VoiceTrack speech recognition technology automatically follows your voice as you speak. PromptSmart is a unique prompter app because VoiceTrack’s speech recognition engine gives you unparalleled and intuitive control over your content, where other teleprompter or autocue apps fall short because they rely on clunky hardware or […]

Panasonic GH5 and GH5S Firmware announced for 30th May 2018

  1. Improvement of AF performance • AF tracking performance in video recording has been improved. • AF speed at 180d (180°) has been improved when displaying the shutter speed in degrees in [SS/Gain Operation]>[ANGLE/ISO]. 2. Improvement of Body I.S.(Image Stabilizer) performance • There were cases where peripheral distortion occurred in video recording while walking when […]

STV 2 Shutting down at the end of June

Sadly, STV is to close its second channel as part of a reorganisation that will result in the loss of 59 jobs. The broadcaster said the loss-making STV2 would close at the end of June, with investment shifting to its main channel and online streaming. While 25 jobs will go at STV2, a further 34 […]

New Auction site to sell your video gear.

Fed up with EBAY and all those fees why not try H Preston Medias new auction site. John Preston “We now have a on line auction site which we are running our selves so many customers have had so many problems with selling on Ebay and so much fraud.  We will advertise Display demo it […]

Invisor from the Apple Mac store £4 (Desktop machines only)

Invisor displays technical information about your video, audio and photo files with ability to compare collected data. Video and audio: detailed info about file’s container and media streams including subtitles and chapters using MediaInfo. Photo: EXIF, IPTC, XMP, GPS and MakerNote tags. Features: Export allows you to save gathered information in different formats: Text, HTML, […]

NAB 2018…BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K £1029

  The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K uses the same Blackmagic OS as URSA Mini. That means you get the world’s most advanced camera operating system and many of the same professional features found on larger cameras! If you’re just getting started, you can learn how to use the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K today and […]

NAB 2018…More new camcorders from Sony…PXW-Z280 and the PXW-Z190

Sony PXW-Z280 (PXWZ280) 4K CMOS Sensor Camcorder with Variable ND Filter. Sony’s PXW-Z280 4K CMOS Camcorder has superb picture quality thanks to its cutting edge CMOS technology. It also has 4K Resolution, high sensitivity, a newly developed Variable ND Filter, an instant HDR workflow (HLG) and dual MI shoe and 4CH audio recording making this […]

NAB 2018…More new camcorders from Sony…PXW-Z280 and the PXW-Z190

Sony PXW-Z280 (PXWZ280) 4K CMOS Sensor Camcorder with Variable ND Filter. Sony’s PXW-Z280 4K CMOS Camcorder has superb picture quality thanks to its cutting edge CMOS technology. It also has 4K Resolution, high sensitivity, a newly developed Variable ND Filter, an instant HDR workflow (HLG) and dual MI shoe and 4CH audio recording making this […]