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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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