New Fuji X-H1 stills/movie flagship !

I can’t understand why this is promoted as a movie flagship camera when it clearly has problems recording beyond 15minutes, this is a bad limitation for any movie camera. Having no headphone socket, how can you produce any dialogue with no sound monitoring. When you compare this to a Panasonic GH5 for video there is […]

Panasonic GH5 focusing quicker with lens adapters

Before we all et too exited this fix only works with adapters and has no effect on Lumix lenses. I do not work with angles as I prefer shutter speeds. Here is the original video posted by YodaYeo the chap who discovered the solution my thanks to Timothy Bates for sending me this link. 

SIGMA CINE LENSES

SIGMA timed the announcement of its new line of cinema lenses, the ‘SIGMA CINE LENS’, in conjunction with the broadcasting general trade show; ‘IBC’ ( International Broadcasting Convention) held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on the 7th September 2016. We had heard of stories for some time that SIGMA lenses had become a favorite among many […]

GH5 Faults “Playback button live during a recording”

Can you believe this major fault found only by accident by a colleague of mine during a live theatre show. He was filming the show as a 3rd camera and accidentally pressed the green playback button when the GH5 stopped recording and went into playback mode. This has be be one of the worst mistakes […]

NEW at BSC Expo the Arri Alexa LF €76,434 excl.vat

Meanwhile back to a new expensive camera from Arri the Alexa LF, not sure if it should have been LP (Large Pockets). At a whooping €76,434 excl. vat you need to be producing something special to afford this camera. Arri introduced the new system today at London’s BSC Expo, and claims the new system is […]

BlackMagic Designs new URSA Broadcast (4K & HD) £3306

Introducing URSA Broadcast, the world’s most affordable and most flexible professional broadcast camera. URSA Broadcast is two cameras in one, an incredible field camera for ENG and programming work, as well as a professional studio camera! URSA Broadcast is perfect for traditional broadcasters because it uses the lenses and batteries you already own, and it also eliminates weird […]

ADVERT…Monday 29th January at Production Gear

Join us at Production Gear HQ in Barnet, North London as we welcome professionals from Zeiss who will be talking about and demonstrating their fabulous CP3 prime and LWZ Zoom lenses. Zeiss lens open day…Monday 29 January 2018 from 12:00 – 16:00 GMT at Production Gear Ltd, Unit 13, Wrotham Business Park, Potters Bar, EN5 4SZ

The findings of my Low Light experiment on the Panasonic GH5S

I came to this knowing the GH5S was better in low light but its the little extras that this camera brings to the table that set it apart from the GH5. The refresh rate of the Live Viewfinder (LVF) has been set at 120fps (Switchable to 60fps) twice that of the GH5, that would be […]

The Panasonic GH5S arrives in Glasgow

We have seen various snippets of low light capability with the Panasonic GH5S on the internet but none in my opinion done the good old fashioned way with a Colour Rendition Chart. The GH5S has two native ISO settings HIGH and LOW or 400 ISO and 2500 ISO I will be comparing these beside a […]

Back in time…IBC 2010

Was looking through some old footage and came across this our first trip IBC in 2010 which was the year of the Panasonic AF101 at a mere £4,000. Strangely enough I am informed that the Panasonic EVA-1 in now selling, not in the quantities of the AF101 but with a lot more competition in the […]

GH5S First Thoughts

The king pin of low light filming to date has been the Sony A7s Mk11, thats why Panasonic are so desperate to knock them off their perch hence the GH5S. An Australian company called DigiDirect did some impressive low light testing with the GH5S and the Sony A7s Mk11. At 12800 ISO the GH5S out […]

New GH5s with Dual ISO announced today by Panasonic £2,199 body only

While the Lumix GH5 was the first mirrorless camera capable of shooting 4K footage at up to 60/50p, the Lumix GH5S takes this one step further and shoots at a world-first 4K 60/50p recording in Cinema 4K (4096 x 2160). That’s just part of the story, as the GH5S is capable of internal 4:2:2 10-bit […]

New 34″ monitor from LG for video editing

This new 5K UltraWide monitor from LG earned the VESA DisplayHDR-600 badge, meaning it hits at least 600 nits peak brightness, 10-bit encoding, and 99% sRGB and 90% DCI-P3 coverage. The 34-inch 5K UltraWide is the real eye catcher, a monitor that takes aim at video editors who want to edit 4K footage at native […]

Philip Bloom’s Review of the Panasonic EVA-1

I actually had this camera on order for a while till Panasonic decided to price it at £6,358. I am getting great results from my Panasonic GH5s so much so that I now have three of them. Philip has as usual done a great and honest job reviewing this camera, it lacks serious auto focus […]