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Issue 94 - October 2014

Must have or just a dream? Either way these 6 stood out this month

The new LISHUAI C200S on camera LED light provides an ideal solution for photographers and videographers looking for a compact soft light to enhance faces and close up objects. The fixture provides an even, soft output from 40 ultra bright high power LED's at 5600K, running from a single Sony NP-F style battery (included). Get more info from www.proav.co.uk


The POLECAM IPAD/TABLET MOUNT was created for a specific shoot whereby locating an iPad within the operator reach without compromising rig operation was critical. The system is adjustable and enables the operator to locate their iPad/tablet to any typical control position.
Polecam iPad mount is available for GBP195. Seen here with the iPad mini mounted in a Peli Vault (not included).


Need to shoot useable 4K footage on the move? The new PANASONIC HX-A500 wearable action camera gives 4k at 25fps plus 1920 x 1080 footage at 50fps and 848 x 480 at 200fps. It comes with all manner of accessories for mounting and has good low light qualities we found after testing at IBC.


Shown in Europe for the first time at IBC 2014, the ISEEI is a brand new handheld motorised gimbal designed for use with action cameras, such as GoPro's, as well as smartphones. Like other larger motorised gimbals, the ISEEI helps ensure that the footage produced is perfectly smooth and stable, remaining horizontally orientated at all times. It's powered by two internally housed Canon LP-E6 batteries, both of which are included with the kit and available from
www.octica.tv


TALKSHOW VS-100 is a video calling production system from Newtek designed for television studios and live event producers. Released at IBC is transforms every Skype video call with higher video and audio quality to deliver a great production to your audience.


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What content providers need to know about OTT
Hiren Hindocha As OTT (Over-The-Top) technology has gotten more mature and established robust standards over the years, the concept of OTT monitoring is gaining popularity. With customer expectations soaring, it’s vital for OTT providers to deliver superior quality content. To deliver Quality of Experience (QoE) on par with linear TV broadcast, the entire system, starting from ingest to multi-bitrate encoding to delivery to CDN must be monitored continuously.
Tags: iss134 | ott monitoring | qos | logging | compliance | dash | atsc | cloud | Hiren Hindocha
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Giving Welsh sport a global audience
Adam Amor From the Ospreys Rugby Union team, to the Football Association of Wales, as well as national cycling, swimming and boxing coverage, Port Talbot based Buffoon Film and Media has been heavily involved in putting Welsh sports on the world stage.
Tags: iss134 | blackmagic | atem | buffoon | micro studio camera | Adam Amor
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An Obituary to Timecode
Bruce Devlin - new A stoic and persistent character that stubbornly refused to change with the times, Timecode has finally passed on, but no-one has noticed. A long-lasting industry veteran, Timecode was brought into this world at an uncertain date in the late 1960s due to the needs of analogue tape workflows and the demand for synchronisation between audio and video devices. A joint activity between SMPTE and the EBU led to the work on Time and Control codes starting its journey to standardisation in the early 1970s.
Tags: iss134 | timecode | smpte | ebu | edit | Bruce Devlin - new
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Accelerated Workflows with eGPU
Mike Griggs From the UK’s National Trust to magazine publishers to manufacturers, digital content creator Mike Griggs has a wide and varied portfolio of clients for whom he creates 3D art, motion graphics and multimedia exhibits. A typical day might involve sampling birdsong near Virginia Woolf’s country estate or creating 3D animations for VR. To keep on top of these demands, Griggs wanted to take the full power of the GPU computing revolution on the road.
Tags: iss134 | sonnet | egpu | amd | post production | editing | Mike Griggs
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GoPro HERO 7 Review
Tim Bearder When I heard I was filming a nature restoration project in the pouring rain this week I was excited. WHY? No Cameraman enjoys the rain, surely but this time I was enthusiastic because I knew this would be the perfect opportunity to try out the brand new GoPro Hero 7 Black Edition.
Tags: iss134 | gopro | hero 7 | review | liberal media | Tim Bearder
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