IBC 2017 Day TWO

My thanks to Simon Beer for sending these pictures live from the show floor. Man gets attacked by an 8K seagull The Sony PXW-Z90 receiving a lot of attention. Meanwhile back at the JVC stand the game has just started. IDX have brought out these cute V lock batteries almost half the size of other […]

IBC 2017 NEWS…New LED lighting from Litepanels

Cracking new LED panel the Gemini from Litepanels. The Litepanels Gemini provides a beautiful wide soft source of color accurate illumination. Staying true to the Litepanels legacy, the Gemini has accurate full spectrum daylight and tungsten lighting. Gemini allows quick and easy adjustment with three full featured lighting modes to adapt to any lighting situation today’s […]

NEWS from Amsterdam IBC 2017…Day ONE

Sony announce 3 new 4K camcorders…plus a new 3rd generation radio mic system. The XDCAM PXW-Z90, NXCAM HXR-NX80 and the Handicam FDR-AX700 Sony PXW-Z90… Capture broadcast quality 4K footage in XAVC QFHD at 100Mbps, with responsive Fast Hybrid AF that tracks fast-moving subjects with ease. Shoot, edit and view HDR content in HLG without the […]

First Footage from Panasonic’s EVA-1

Today, the first professional production footage shot on our brand-new cinema production camera AU-EVA1 was revealed on the show. Shot and directed by Italian DOP Filippo Chiesa on location in Iceland, the sizzle reel showcases the newly-designed Super-35 sensor with 5.7K resolution, as well as the dual native ISOs of 800 and 2,500.

IBC NEWS-Sony announce new camcorders…PXW-Z90

The PXW-Z90 offers broadcast quality 4K with advanced features such as high-speed Auto Focus, Instant HDR Workflow, up to 960fps* Super slow motion and streaming at 2.4GHz or 5GHz** with QoS. * 960 fps (NTSC). 1000 fps (PAL). ** 5GHz support dependent on support from country / regional regulation. Amazingly fast precision auto focus The PXW-Z90 incorporates an advanced Fast Hybrid AF system, alongside face detection and lock-on auto […]

How times change over 7 years at IBC

Will this be the new cover of IBC 2017, seven years to the day I visited IBC for the first time and this was the news of the day. Panasonic’s AF101 was to be the DSLR killer yet seven years later we now have a mirrorless camera thats sweeping the country with its 4K 10bit […]

WEX demonstrate the GH5 V2 firmware on a loan camera

WEX got their hands on a GH5 with FW v2 loaded and had a look at some of the new features. I have to be honest here in stating I don’t see a lot of difference between LGOP and All Intra, or not enough to convince me to use faster, dearer cards.

New Canon camcorder lineup with the XF range 4K 50p 422 8bit

Canon are sticking to their guns by revamping the XF and XA camcorders XF405 and XF400 – versatile, compact 4K quality The XF405 and XF400 are equipped with a newly developed 15x optical zoom lens (35 mm film equivalent: 25.5 mm–382.5 mm), a 1.0-Type CMOS sensor and a Dual DIGIC DV 6 image-processing platform to […]

Being the scenes of the new Panasonic EVA-1

Two years ago almost to the day Panasonic invited us to London’s Groucho club to meet their new baby the DVX-200 and have a hands on afternoon with the new gear. Strangely while looking back on those JPEGs I discover the very same Director of Photography involved in the new EVA-1, Filippo Chiesa. Bio…I’m a professional […]

Advert…Panasonic EVA-1 at H. Preston Media… 28th September 2017

Why not make a date to see the first UK sighting of the Panasonic EVA-1 Super 35mm camcorder. From 10am on the 28th of Spptember 2017, John and Andy will be on hand along with a rep from Holdan to show off the new 10bit camcorder. Address…103 Worcester Road, Malvern, Worcs. WR14 1EP or phone 01684 […]

The Sony a9 is So Fast You Can Turn Its 20fps Photos into Video

Take a look at the video above. It’s actually a string of still photos that shows how blazing fast the new Sony a9 is. The sequences were shot using the camera’s 20fps burst mode for photos. Harnessing the insane shooting speed of 20 frames per second, it’s possible to create a relatively smooth video at almost “normal” speed. 24fps is a traditional standard frame rate for motion pictures, while many early silent films were shot at a choppy 16fps. The Sony a9’s still photo burst rate is now in between those two frame rates. The a9 is able to do
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VENICE from SONY a new 6K full frame sensor camera €37,000 body only

36x24mm Full-Frame Sensor for cinema VENICE is equipped with a 36x24mm full-frame image sensor, designed specifically for the demands and performance of high end cinematography, and can capture images up to a maximum resolution of 6048 x 4032*. By switching imager modes, VENICE can natively support Super35 24.9×18.7mm, 4096 x 3024 resolution (equivalent to 4-perforation […]

New tripod from Sachtler..FlowTech 75…£810 plus vat

  Sachtler have produced a new set of carbon fibre legs called the Flowtech 75 at a reasonable price of £810 plus vat. The Sachtler 1017 System Ace XL fluid head with flowtech™75 tripod legs offers a tripod system for videographers who use cameras weighing up to 8 kg (17.6 lbs). The Ace XL system […]

ADVERT…H Preston Media’s Sony FS5 Raw Deal

  Buy a Sony FS5 during September from H Preston Media and get a FREE RAW upgrade CBKZ-FS5RIF worth £500 for £3899 incl vat this also includes a £300 cash back when you buy a lens adapter. PLUS 12 Months 0% Interest on every order over £500.00 Call John or Andy on 01684 575486 or […]

Lexar Has Been Acquired by a Chinese Flash Storage Company

Back in June, Micron announced that it would be discontinuing its Lexar retail removable storage business, which makes memory cards used by photographers around the world. But now it looks like the Lexar brand will live on: it has been acquired by the Chinese flash storage company Longsys. Longsys, an 18-year-old Shenzhen, China-based company specializing in consumer flash storage, just announced the deal in a press release posted to its website. The purchase includes the Lexar trademark and branding rights, which has a great deal of brand equity in the world of photography. Longsys says this acquisition will prevent
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Lexar are bought over by Longsys

Not before time someone has bought the Lexar brand just in time for the Panasonic GH5 and EVA-1. Strength of Lexar Brand Combined with Longsys’ Consumer Storage Dedication Enables Continued Support to Existing Lexar Customers as well as Exciting New Growth Opportunities SHENZHEN, China and SAN JOSE, Calif (Aug. 31, 2017) – Longsys, a world […]