Cinemartin gone bankrupt, very sad news


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Via Cinemartin’s Facebook page. “Bad news, we are about to close due to bankrupt. Our tie mother company leaves us with no other option.End of Cinemartin probably by 1 April, the joke day, but our end as a filmmaking company.” “Thank you for all your efforts and grattittude.Soon we will make the public announcement” HD […]

Big changes for HD Warrior my new Video Podcast starting with the Panasonic S1


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Once a month I will be producing a video Podcast, this month I will be starting with the new full frame Panasonic S1 My good friend Rick Young has this very camera coming tomorrow and he will be giving me his first thoughts on the Panasonic S1 at the end of this week.

Well done JVC awarded “Best Camcorder 2018” for the GY-HM180 4K camcorder


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Great news for JVC, John Kelly receiving the award from the quarterly international magazine for professional filmmakers for their 4K GY-HM180 camcorder.

RODECaster PRO with Multitrack added via firmware 1.1.0


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The first major firmware update for the RODECaster Pro Podcast Production Studio has arrived. Update 1.1.0 introduces a stack of new features to the RODECaster Pro, including the much-anticipated multitrack functionality, as well as an updated user interface and mix-minus on the USB output. I was excited at this when it was mentioned over a month ago as I prefer […]

Grid Slide Show for video and stills $39 save $10 today


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XEffects Grid Slideshow is a modular set of plugins that combine to build beautiful, clean slideshows based on a grid theme.  The pack of 66 plugins contains pixel accurate moves, grid overlays, grid offsets, section masks and grid overlay transitions. The user can then combine these to build stylish and professional looking presentations combining stills and video. No […]

A Sony FS7 and a soundman in the boot of your car


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Making adverts is not an easy option in video at the best of times but even harder when you come from Glasgow and live in Spain, my good friend Laura takes up the story. We were contacted by Leos agency (son) for the job, they needed a native English speaking family including a middle aged […]

Sennheiser giving RODE a run for their money £289


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Not to be out done Sennheiser have arrived with a neat radio mic system called the XSW-D system. Got to admit when I first this new system I was completely confused, but makes a lot of sense when you look into it with a bit more depth thanks to You Tube videos. The one downside […]

10 Years blogging HD Warrior


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Wow 10 years already so what’s changed over the last 10 years blogging. In my first months post I was telling the world that a 64G P2 card was £1708 and consisted of four 16G SD cards, so why were they so expensive ? It was all about HD 1920 x 1080 in those far […]

Emergency parachute deployment for drones


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What a great idea but no mention of cost. Both the US and UK require drone operators to get permission before operating a small UAV (sUAV) above a crowd, a limitation that intends to protect innocent bystanders from injury in the event of a drone crash. Waivers are offered on a case-by-case basis by both the […]

DJI Osmo Pocket Review with the Panasonic GH5


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Before using the new DJI Osmo Pocket I had to switch from 60p to 50p now this is something you can’t yet do on the Pocket itself you need to use the Mimo APP on your iPhone to do this. Once it’s changed it stores it on the Osmo automatically.  Think I have found a […]

Sharp announce 8K camera at CES 2019 less than $5,000


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Wow Sharp is first out the starting gate with an 8K sensor plus full size HDMI socket and a mini XLR socket. First prosumer 8K camera boasts Micro Four Thirds mount, 30fps, and a 5-inch articulated touchscreen. Sharp has entered the consumer camera sphere completely out of left field, revealing what looks to be the […]

1TB SDXC from Lexar €440


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Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions today announced the new Lexar® Professional 633x SDXC™ UHS-I card with 1 terabyte (1TB) of memory. No one ever imagined even 5 years ago that SDXC cards would reach 1TB. Shoot and record more of what you love without changing cards with this high-capacity 1TB memory […]

The DJI Controller “Possibly the weakest part of the chain” till now !


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Amazingly I was all set to write how much I do not like the “Heath Robinson” Mavic controller that works with the iPhone when DJI decided to bring out a dedicated Smart Controller. When you arrive at your position it takes forever to setup the controller making sure you have the lightening connector correctly positioned […]

The first few days with the DJI Mavic 2


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Having piloted for a total of 1h 43m its still a steal learning curve every time my Macvic 2 goes up. Firstly I couldn’t find tripod mode till someone on the DJI forum pointed out you must enable Multiple Flight Modes in the DJI GO 4 APP. Then you get the ability to switch on […]

A Happy New Year to all my readers and a healthy 2019


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DJI Mavic 2 PRO my first steps and learning curve.


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I finally got a drone just before Christmas and just for extra luck and safety I got my first training by Simon an aircraft pilot who actually flies a Boeing 737 for a living. My Mavic 2 PRO with guide stickers still attached was a dream to fly but not without its problems. One thing […]

Advert…H.Preston Media “Christmas hours”


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Don’t be caught out by the Christmas period for all your accessories etc.

Advert Production Gear Christmas hours


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Make sure you get all your accessories before the Christmas close down

DJI Osmo Pocket “Review coming soon”


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Is it worth the £329 and what’s the 4K 50p picture like, all will be revealed next week. I want to use it in anger before producing a report.

Original battery grip for a Lumix GH4 (Mint) £55 plus postage


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A bargain for anyone with a Lumix GH4 this mint condition battery grip for sale at £55. PayPal only. Send me an email smallvideo@me.com