When an air bag deploys while filming in a car

  Health and Safety especially in a moving car is something most of us don’t think twice about especially if you are filming a section for television, this will make you think twice. I have produced over 20 DVDs about H&S in factory’s around the UK.  Handheld Filming in Vehicles (Free Driving) from ICG […]

Panasonic G9 “major backwards step for video users”

I was hoping to get one of these for a “B” camera while using video but I could not contemplate this as it stands. What a backwards step by Panasonic making it video time restricted especially when using 4K 50p. What earthly use is 10minutes to anyone. I do realise this is promoted as a […]

Sharp’s Super 35mm 8K camcorder $77,352 USD

I have never before seen or bought a professional Sharp camcorder yet they have just announced this 8K camera. At $77 thousand US dollars I doubt they will be shifting many units. 1. World’s first camcorder integrating capabilities for video shooting and recording, playback, and line output for 8K (60p). 2. Compatible with 8K (60p) shooting thanks […]

Instagram May Soon Let You Follow Hashtags

Instagram may soon become a lot more interesting for photographers in search of inspiration. The photo sharing service is apparently testing allowing users to follow hashtags in addition to other users. The Next Web reports that the hashtag follow functionality was first spotted by @Social_pip, who shared a screenshot of the discovery:
So instead of having your stream filled with photos from specific photographers, you’d be able
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NEW Panasonic G9…with 4K 50p…£1,500 January 2018

Panasonic’s new Lumix DC-G9 is the company’s first mirrorless camera aimed specifically at professional stills photographers. Geared for high-speed capture at up to 20fps, the G9 offers the same 20MP Four Thirds sensor as the video-centric GH5, but with tweaked image processing for better JPEG image quality. If 20 Megapixels isn’t enough for you, the […]

This Photographer Melted His Drone Shooting Photos of Lava

While shooting for two weeks in Hawaii last month, Israeli photographer Erez Marom‘s drone had an Icarus experience. Marom flew his $1,500 DJI Phantom 4 camera drone too close to lava flows and accidentally melted part of the camera. He was able to capture some gorgeous photos of lava up-close, though. Marom hiked about 5 miles (8km) to reach the lava of the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. After reaching the flows, Marom spent about 3 hours through daylight, twilight, and sunset shooting aerial perspectives of the area outside the national park. As he was shooting, Marom noticed
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The Panasonic EVA-1 arrives on time

    Today was EVA day though many children would swear it was halloween. As you can see many people are proudly showing off their new camcorders. With final firmware and production sensor we await a flurry of news and reviews from around the UK and Europe. Retail outlets have been a bit more conservative […]

Watch the 42MP Sony a7R III Shoot at 10fps and Do Eye AF

Sony’s new $3,200 a7R III mirrorless camera can shoot full frame 42MP RAW photos at a blazing speed of 10 frames per second with full AF and AE capabilities. Here’s a 6-second demo by DPReview that shows just how fast the camera is. The camera can shoot at this speed with the mechanical shutter, as this short clip by Jared Polin shows:
Keep in mind that these demos were done without memory cards in the camera. When you’re actually shooting, the buffer can store up to 76 full-res JPEG or RAW photos or 28 uncompressed 14-bit RAW files, so
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Viral Video Thirds from Idustrial Revolution $39

XEffects Viral Video Thirds is a set of titles, effects and transitions for Final Cut Pro X that combine to make compelling and eyecatching videos. Big, bold and colourful with lots of movement, this set of 35 plugins is perfectly ‘on trend’ for many uses from broadcast productions to social media posts. Split media up […]

New Sony HXC-FB80 4K and HDR ready studio camcorder

Sony is introducing an accessible camera system for 4K and HDR-ready studio and live production with the combination of the latest HXC-FB80 portable camera and HXCU-FB80 camera control unit (CCU). Based on a 3G-SDI platform with 1080/50p capabilities, the new system is well-suited for live production applications (studios, education, events), where production professionals need a […]

GH5 2.1 software update fix…as highlighted on HD Warrior

A few bug fixes following a major bug spotted on V2.0 firmware. Highlighted on HD Warrior with the camera shutting down after scrolling through the Display button. Panasonic “Following bugs were found after updating the firmware to Ver.2.0 but now they have been fixed. [Power Save LVF Shooting] was automatically set to [1 sec].(This makes […]

Aputure 300d LED light $1,100…Stunning TLCI of over 96

The Aputure LS C300d is the biggest and brightest light we’ve ever made. Winner of several awards (including Best Lighting Product at NAB), the LS C300d is a game changing COB light, boasting extremely powerful output, an advanced cooling system, portable build, and a TLCI rating of over 96. The LS C300d is the brightest […]

GH5 FW v2.0 problem might be in the MAC version only

  Interesting update to this, one of my readers Ron Evans thinks this might be down to the type of software you use to download the firmware. The PC version has the POWER SAVE LVF SHOOTING mode in the OFF position while the MAC version which is the one I used is at the ONE SEC […]

Why not produce an EVF for EVA…Panasonic ?

This EVF will set you back £5000, £2.6K less than the EVA-1 yet its made exclusively by Panasonic for the Varicam camcorder. Its not rocket science that the same team of designers could produce a downmarket version for EVA costing about £1.5K. As a cameraman I get so hacked off at the lack of thought […]

A Possible fix for the Panasonic GH5 Display Power Problem

I have tried this myself but I cannot guarantee that its a permanent fix till I have used both cameras again in this mode. Go into the main spanner menu and page 2/4 will be Economy Inside this menu look for Power Save LVF Shooting By default the time is set to 1sec Change this […]

GH5 v2 firmware now available

Sadly there is no indication that the firmware (FW) has completed, I left my camera for at least 10 minutes after installing the FW. In my first GH5 the camera powered off and never powered on again, giving me a very tense 15-20 minutes, I finally decided to switch it off and on and v2 […]

Panasonic EVA-1…Great Camera – Wrong Price

When you are competing against one of the best value for money UHD cameras like the Panasonic GH5 the last thing you want to do is overprice if all you have to offer is a super 35mm sensor and ND filters. Panasonic chose to ignore my warnings and decided to make the EVA-1 £7,458 now […]