Updating Camberwell Studios beyond a Pandemic


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 Update 16th May – we have added useful links at the bottom including APA guidelines, BECTU advice and the UK Government. Like you, we are keen to re-open our green screen studios and get on with the business of filming. We have thought through the issues as we understand them and have conducted a full […]

GFW QRTOP for £11.66 plus vat


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Always the same just as you mention a quick release for boom poles another one gets flagged up. The Gator Frameworks Quick Release Microphone Attachment is all of £11.66 plus vat a lot better value for money in these hard times.

Rycote PCS Boom Pole Connector £77


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During this Pandemic £77 would seem a small amount of money to spend for your own and the presenters safety. A lot of presenters are for obvious reasons are using boom poles at the moment but as everyone who uses these tools knows only too well what a pain in the butt it is to […]

RODE Reporter mic for Sale £75 ono


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I bought this mic for a job which never materialised and has never been used. Selling it for £75 ono plus postage and tracking. Still in the original box, sells for £136 from WEX saving £60. As usual email me at smallvideo@me.com if you are interested. Accept PayPal or direct payment into my bank account. […]

My Photo Backup Workflow with the 3-2-1 Rule


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Whether you take your photos professionally or for fun, how many of you out there can truly say you’re are happy with your photo backup strategy? If a drive were to fail, will you lose any photos? If you have a house fire or were to be burgled, do you have a copy elsewhere?

As a photographer, I want to spend as much time as I can actually taking photos but the more photos I take, the more data I generate and subsequently need to store and protect and I for one would hate to lose any of them because

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This is an Infrared Photo of Jupiter


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Scientists have created the highest-resolution photos of Jupiter ever captured from the ground, including this gorgeous infrared photo created by stacking a large number of exposures.

Researchers at the NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory (NOIRLab) spent three years capturing observations using a selection-and-stacking technique called “lucky imaging” using the Gemini North telescope on Hawaii’s Maunakea (a dormant volcano).

The photo above was created by shooting 9 “pointings” from the observatory with 38 exposures captured for each pointing. The sharpest 10% of each set was selected and stacked to create a sharp image of 1/9th of Jupiter’s full disk. Those

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Eurovision 2018 “Behind the Scenes”


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Eurovision Song Contest is one of the most viewed broadcast based events, with more than 200 million people watching the Grand Final around the world. This live television production is highly sophisticated and features some of the highest production values in modern broadcasting. Many of the complicated shots and camera movements are programmed by computer. […]

Sony FX9 updated firmware v2.0 brings 4K 50p to full frame camera


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Sony FX9 full-frame cinema camera was introduced in 2019 and Sony was promoting the camera as a combination of FS7’s form factor and VENICE colour science. When releasing the FX9, Sony also announced the camera will receive important firmware updates in the future that will unlock some features of the camera. Version 2.0 of FX9 firmware […]

Lockdown Review of the Panasonic HC-X2000


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Firstly this is my own Panasonic HC-X2000, not one borrowed from Panasonic, so what I say in this review are my own opinions. I had a GH5S that to be honest did not match my three GH5 cameras nor did it allow you to transfer the camera settings which was the final nail in its […]

Review of the Panasonic HC-X2000 coming soon


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In Glasgow City Centre filming with the Panasonic HC-X2000 at 30dBs recording 4K 50p 200Mbps. 30dBs I hear you cry…this is not 30dBs as you know it, Panasonic have produced some amazing magic in this wee camcorder and 30dBs is now usable. Fortunately Panasonic decided to give us a mounting point on the handle for […]

Canon C300 Mk3 Price £10,499


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In 2012 I bought the Canon C300 and it was worth every penny…the pictures this camera produces are truly stunning. The C300 was only 1080p and back in 2012 4K was not an option for me personally. Eight years later Canon announce the C300 Mk3 now with 4K at 120fps. Тhе lаtеѕt аddіtіоn tо thе […]

Cinema 5D “Virtual Show”


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Due to COVID-19 all this years major video shows have been cancelled so Cinema 5D decided to produce a “Virtual Show” and I think it works very well. Here is a sample of the new 499 euro kit from SWIT… www.cinema5d.com

“BBC MOTD” Why is Ian Wrights camera so much better


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I can’t understand this…why would you give a co presenter like Ian Wright better kit than the presenter. This is interesting because of Social Distancing all three presenters are coming from their homes either from iPhone, Android or a web cam. Q. Why is the main presenter Gary Lineker’s picture the worst. Someone from the […]

Panasonic HC-X2000 Review in Lockdown


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It may be a Lockdown but we can still produce a review of a camcorder. I say we as I have enlisted my good friend Chris Attkins to help with this one. Chris has helped me on many occasions with reviews as we are both technically equal and Chris was a senior cameraman at Scottish […]

Crumple Pop’s new plugin for FCPX (Levelmatic)


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Crumple Pop are running away with useful audio plugins for FCPX, Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve and Audition. Common problem in audio is someone speaks too loud or has a weak voice making the audio uneven and in most cases unwatchable. This is the best times to experiment with audio plugins when you are in Lockdown. […]

Great Sunday Reads in Photography


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Spend your Sunday with some great reading. Here’s our roundup of interesting articles and content from around the Web for photographers. Enjoy!

From the Field to the Studio – Don’t Take Pictures

We Must Not Cancel Culture – AnOther

The Girl with the Leica – Los Angeles Review of Books

Dorothea Lange’s Angel of History – Paris Review

An LA Photographer Drives Us Through His Neighborhood on Street View – NPR

I Took a Year Off from Social Media, Now I Live Life Uncurated – Rangefinder

The New Role of Photography in Weekly Magazines – Lens Culture

Maintaining Intimacy in

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Panasonic HC-X1500 First Impressions from Chris Attkins


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Chris was all set to buy the new Sony Z90 but the camcorder became unavailable during ordering (A blessing). As Chris always does he phoned me to ask my opinion on his predicament and I told him about Panasonics new line of 4K 50p camcorders homing in on the HC-X2000. It was the size that […]

Great Sunday Reads in Photography


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Spend your Sunday with some great reading. Here’s our roundup of interesting articles and content from around the Web for photographers. Enjoy!

Note: Some of these links have already been featured as links out on our homepage throughout the week.

Why Are We So Sentimental About Photos of Mom?Elephant

50 Photographers Interpret the Same Idea – British Journal of Photography

How 10 Artists Are Staying Creative During the PandemicArtsy

Tools to Stay Creative When You’re Stressed – Feature Shoot

Wedding Photographers Brace for a New RealityRangefinder

The Opposite of Instagram CultureVogue

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A tribute to my good friend Hamish Wilson.


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Hamish Wilson 1942 – 2020From Lorne Boswell of Equity…“Sorry to hear of Hamish’s death last Thursday.He led a full life and touched many people. He was one of life’s enthusiasts and succeeded at most everything he turned his hand to. Trained at the RSAMD, his early career as an actor included Greyfriars Bobby (1961), Vital […]

(COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme


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This scheme will allow you to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of your trading profits up to a maximum of £2,500 per month for the next 3 months. This may be extended if needed. Who can apply You can apply if you’re a self-employed individual or a member of a partnership and you: have […]