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Must have or just a dream? Either way these are our 6 of the best this month chosen by Larry Jordan, David Crossman and Jon Boast.
Issue 93 - September 2014

DJI Ronin Handheld Gimbal System
The DJI Ronin Handheld Gimbal System has been developed for the cinematographer with pro-grade build quality keeping up with the demands of everyday use and aerial film making in professional environments. Avaialable for around £1800 ex vat
www.videogear.co.uk
Jon Boast
Canon CN7x17 KAS S/P1 - 4K Cine-Servo Lens
This new lens from Canon is fully 4K-ready, with a high optical resolution and support for Super35mm large-format cameras.
Look to pay just over £22k.
www.cvp.com
Jon Boast
DVMP Pro
Editing AVCHD files and cant find free media players which can display the timecode?
This software product - which usefully also shows the camera settings as you can see to the left - has come to my rescue: http://www.dvmp.co.uk/
Very useful although not particularly cheap for a single license.
David Crossman
Zoom H4N digital audio recorder
A sophisticated handheld recorder with a significantly improved user interface, integral X/Y stereo condenser microphones, a digitally controlled mic pre-amp. Around £190
Surprisingly useful in a variety of ways Larry Jordan
Bose 15 Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Around £250
Check out www.amazon.co.uk
For contracts, faxes and all the paperwork you are trying to ignore. Larry Jordan
Volkswagen announces new Transporter Sportline 60 edition
The VW transporter has been the choice of cameramen and facilities for years. If money was no object you'd splash out on the new Sportline 60! This limited edition 180 bhp van comes in the popular cameraman friendly, kombi model.
Prices start at around £30k +VAT
Jon Boast

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21st Century Technology for 20th Century Content
James Hall A big challenge facing owners of legacy content is rationalising and archiving their tape and film-based media in cost effective and efficient ways, whilst also adding value. Normally the result of this is to find a low cost means of digitising the content – usually leaving them with a bunch of assets on HDD. But then what? How can content owners have their cake and eat it?
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Test, Measurement and Standards
Alan Wheable The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), is a non-profit trade alliance that fosters the adoption of one set of common, ubiquitous, standards-based protocols for interoperability over IP in the media and entertainment, and professional audio/video industries.
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Future proofing post production storage
Josh Goldenhar Advancements in NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express), the storage protocol designed for flash, are revolutionising data storage. According to G2M Research, the NVMe market will grow to $60 billion by 2021, with 70 percent of all-flash arrays being based on the protocol by 2020. NVMe, acting like steroids for flash-based storage infrastructures, dynamically and dramatically accelerates data delivery.
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The making of The Heist
Tom Hutchings Shine TV has never been one to shy away from a challenge, be that in terms of using new technologies, filming ideas or overall formats: we pride ourselves on being ambitious and risk-takers.
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Grading BBC Sounds
Simone Grattarola

The BBC has launched its new personalised music, radio and podcast app with a campaign that follows one listener’s journey from meeting Kylie Minogue in a lift to Idris Elba on a bus. 

BBC Sounds offers a single home for the BBC’s thousands of hours of audio content, including live and on-demand shows and special music mixes curated by artists.

BBC Creative, the broadcaster’s in-house creative division, took the brief to agency Riff Raff Films and Megaforce directing duo of Charles Brisgand and Raphaël Rodriguez who in turn brought on board regular collaborators Time Based Arts.

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