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Shedding Light on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k BMCPP4K
Garth de Bruno Austin “What is it about light that has us craving it?” Is the question asked in the opening seconds of Garth de Bruno Austin’s latest short, The Colour of Light. Exploring this natural, human need as well as our innate desire to control it, Garth’s film showcases everyday people going about their lives in differing degrees of luminance, whether that be an artificial streetlight or a natural morning sunrise.
Tags: iss134 | blackmagic | cinema camera | 4k | cpp4k | Garth de Bruno Austin
Contributing Author Garth de Bruno Austin Click to read or download PDF
State of the Nation - November 2018
Dick Hobbs - new There is an interesting seminar called Size Matters at the KitPlus Show – organised by the publishers of this fine magazine – at MediaCityUK in Salford on 6 November. It’s a talk by cinematographer Alistair Chapman on the way that camera technology is changing, and in particular the size of the electronic device which creates the image is growing.
Tags: iss134 | cmos | 35mm | AJA | Arri | Blackmagic | Canon | Datavideo | GoPro | Grass Valley | Hitachi | Ikegami | JVC | Kinefinity | Nikon | Panasonic | Red | Sony | jpeg2000 | Dick Hobbs - new
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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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OB999 Accelerates Hill Climb Broadcast
Nick Collier Over the last century, The Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb has been attempted by some of the world’s most accomplished racing drivers striving to be the fastest up the 1,000 yard, 1 in 6 gradient track.
Tags: iss133 | ob999 | blackmagic | atem | multicam | videohub | cleanswitch | premiere pro | hyperdeck | Nick Collier
Contributing Author Nick Collier Click to read or download PDF
League of Legends European Masters
Sam Deans ESL, the world’s largest esports company, relied on a full Blackmagic Design live production workflow at the inaugural League of Legends European Masters tournament. The new league launched this Spring, with the first split taking place in the UK, specifically, at the historic Haymarket Theatre in Leicester.
Tags: iss132 | esports | blackmagic design | esl | videohub | decklink | pci | quadlink | atem 2 me | supersource | multiviewer | Sam Deans
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Tips and Tricks to Giving Sci-Fi a New Look
Mathieu Marano From Terminator to Blade Runner, Alien, and even E.T., science fiction is a genre that will never fail to capture an audience’s imagination. It’s also a genre that encompasses so much more than just space crafts or time travel: frequently providing filmmakers with a platform from which to not only highlight social and political issues, but also explore innovations in the world of filmmaking itself.
Tags: iss131 | sci-fi | blackmagic design | vfx | resolve | 4k | cinemadng | davinci | ursa mini | Mathieu Marano
Contributing Author Mathieu Marano Click to read or download PDF
Six steps for award winning sound design with Jungle Studios
Chris Turner Few can argue that great sound design is one of the most important elements to any moving picture. Mute most horrors, and the difference in fear factor will be enormous. Visualize Jaws or Star Wars, and John Williams’s iconic score will instantly come to mind.
Tags: iss130 | jungle studios | fairlight | blackmagic design | davinci | Chris Turner
Contributing Author Chris Turner Click to read or download PDF
Capturing the spirit of Mexico
Leonardo Dalessandri Filmmaker, director and editor, Leonardo Dalessandri first came to fame with his stunning video ‘Watchtower of Turkey,’ which with more than 200 million views, garnered the accolade of Best Vimeo Video in 2014. His vibrant images are combined with a unique editing style, incorporating slow motion, hyper lapses and invisible match cuts to produce genuinely breathtaking final results.
Tags: iss129 | watchtower of turkey | davinci resolve | blackmagic. corona | Leonardo Dalessandri
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Playing with Pink Floyd
KitPlus For the founder of London-based Hangman, James Tonkin, this has indeed been a summer to remember. After sixteen years of working in the same suites, he designed and moved his team into a new future proofed facility in Kew Gardens created specifically for the manipulation and delivery of formats in up to 8K HDR.
Tags: iss129 | hangman | james tonkin | david gilmour | pink floyd | Sony F55 | Sony A7RII | RED Dragon | URSA Mini | blackmagic | DJI Drone | KitPlus
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Reunion on Kingsman ensures efficient workflow for sequel
KitPlus Both on and off camera, there are some collaborations that are built to last. Armed with the success of their work on the first film adaptation of the Kingsman comic book (Kingsman: The Secret Service), director Matthew Vaughan reunited with cinematographer George Richmond, DIT Joshua Callis-Smith and colorist Rob Pizzey, to deliver Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the upcoming second installment in the spy comedy series.
Tags: iss128 | kingsman | blackmagic | goldcrest | davinci | arri | dit | KitPlus
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Strays - Telling a dark tale
Aaron Dunleavy Independent filmmaker, Aaron Dunleavy, has used the backdrop of his hometown, Blackburn, to create a new short film as part of Channel 4 and Arts Council Englands Random Acts programme. The initiative - delivered by Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle), HOME (Manchester), and True North Productions (Leeds) - commissions bold, innovative expressions of creativity from young creative talent, and was a new and welcome challenge for Dunleavys third short film.
Tags: iss127 | strays | blackmagic design | vfx | ursa mini | grade | grading | Aaron Dunleavy
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The 7 Steps to Saving Film
KitPlus We live in a world where - thanks to everything from smartphones to cheaper professional gear - more and more footage is being shot today than ever before. It's a little known fact, however, that as more movies are made, archived physical film works all over the world are in danger of being lost to the damage of time. The Library of Congress alone has documented that only 20% of U.S. feature films from the 1910 and 1920s survive in complete form, and according to European Parliamentary Research, as of 2014, 21% of European film works were held in archives, yet only 1.5% was digitized.
Tags: iss126 | bmd | film scanner | cintel | blackmagic | goldcrest | davinci | grade | KitPlus
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Insiders View - A few Days in the Desert
Giles Bendig At Finepoint, we always get excited about attending the NAB show. With tens of thousands of video professionals from around the world gathering together, NAB is a great opportunity for us to get exposure to all the latest news and technology in the world of video and post production, as well as giving us the chance to catch up with all our industry friends and customers. We always come away exhausted but full of ideas.
Tags: iss125 | nab | finepoint | amira | blackmagic | arri | canon | vinten | sony hdrc-4000 | atomos sumo | jvc gy-hm850 | gy-hm890 | aja kona | Giles Bendig
Contributing Author Giles Bendig Click to read
Audio at 750mph
Sam Ashwell London-based 750mph has recently completed the finishing touches to a massive refit and upgrade of this audio post stalwart's Soho HQ which will bring even more, newly immersive, audio online.
Tags: iss125 | blackmagic | bmd | 750mph | audio | 3daw | 3d audio | dolby atmos | Sam Ashwell
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DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel from Blackmagic Design - Reviewed
Rebecca Goodeve - new Blackmagic's new, more affordable control surface for professionals is probably the most perfect panel I've ever used......
Tags: iss123 | blackmagic design | minipanel | davinci | grading | Rebecca Goodeve - new
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Swimrun World Championships - LiveU report
Kim Svensson - new Through the open waters and across the islands of the Swedish wilderness, battling the elements in the OTILLO Swimrun World Championship isn't for the faint-hearted. The total distance is 75 kilometres, of which 10 km are open-water swimming and 65 km are trail-running, presenting a huge physical - and doubtless mental - challenge. Taking place in early September, competitors battle along remote islands that form the archipelago to the south east of Stockholm.
Tags: iss123 | liveu | swimrun | blackmagic atem | tvone scaler | Kim Svensson - new
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The future of post production
KitPlus

Love it or hate it, 2016 will certainly be a year to remember, for many reasons.

In the world of post-production, we've seen high dynamic range become incorporated into UK studio pipelines for the very first time. We watched Ang Lee demonstrate exactly what you can do by shooting at 120 frames per second in combination with stereo 3D. We've even become stunned spectators as film steadily makes a comeback as a creative medium, and VR goes from tinkerer specific to becoming a fully-fledged consumer technology to buy.

Tags: iss121 | blackmagic design | post production | hdr | rec 709 | rip hamton oneil | simon westland | KitPlus
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Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Reviewed
Ben Sherriff The yeti finally arrived earlier this year - I call it so, because for almost twelve months until BVE 2016 we'd only seen it in pictures!
Tags: iss119 | ursa | bmd | blackmagic design | ursa mini | Ben Sherriff
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Behind the scences of Under the Shadow
KitPlus BAFTA nominated director Babak Anvari's first feature length film, "Under the Shadow", certainly offers a unique insight into the devastation of the 1980s Iran-Iraq war.
Tags: iss119 | bafta | bmd | blackmagic deisgn | babak anvari | under the shadow | KitPlus
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Posting Rovers on DaVinci Resolve
Matt Brown Managing director at Core Post Matt Brown reveals how he used DaVinci Resolve's 3D tracker, key lighting, and color tools to complete the final grade for new Sky 1 football comedy drama series, "Rovers."
Tags: iss116 | blackmagic | davinci | resolve | rovers | grading | Matt Brown
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Grading Temple - Making the future look vintage
Simon Allard Cineground's Simon Allard and Nguyen Anh Nguyen reveal how they used Kowa lenses and an atypical approach to grading to give their new sci-fi cyberpunk thriller, "Temple" a unique vintage look.
Tags: iss111 | blackmagic | grading | temple | resolve | davinci | Simon Allard
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Educating with Robots
Sian Roberts Timeline North's post production director, colorist and VFX artist reveal how they used DaVinci Resolve and Fusion to complete 140 sketches for upcoming CBeebies children's series, Spot Bots
Tags: iss110 | blackmagic | resolve | davinci | aaf | vfx | fusion | mediacity | timeline | spot bots | Sian Roberts
Contributing Author Sian Roberts Click to read
EXIT PLAN - Creating an indi SCI-FI for less than 3000 dollars
exitplan The director behind new indie short "Exit Plan" reveals just what it took to write, crowd fund, shoot and grade his very own proof of concept for a science fiction feature with DaVinci Resolve, a Pocket Cinema Camera, and only four crew members on set
Tags: blackmagic | exitplan | grading | davinci | resolve | pocket cinema camera | iss108 | exitplan
Contributing Author exitplan Click to read
Top Five most viewed interviews at IBC 2014
KitPlus See who got the most views...
Tags: iss096 | kitplus | ibc 2014 | video | interview | jvc | blackmagic | telestream | sony | fs7 | KitPlus
Contributing Author KitPlus Click to read
Eye to Eye: Video Post-production
N/A Video post-production has long been one of the fastest developing subsets of the broadcast business. It was among the first to lead the shift from hardware into software, bringing huge advantages in terms of affordability and ease of use. I can still remember the high cost, heavy weight and low quality of the early analogue tape to tape video editing systems. The expression 'colour comes later' returns to mind. IBC will see the introduction of quite a lot of new video-post kit including a respectable amount designed to handle 3D content which I will start off with.
Tags: eye to eye | post production | 3d post | binocle | dashwood | editshare | for-a | miranda | 2d post | miranda | blackmagic design | deltacast | digital vision | eyeheight | matrox | panasonic | iphone | vericorder | N/A
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Africans in London TV
Joseph Ail Africans in London TV (AILTV) was first featured in TV-BAY magazine issue 029 in 2009. The article was about AILTV when it started, including the reason why it was created, the content and future plans. We catch up with them in 2014...
Tags: iss095 | joseph adamson | ail | tv | africans in london | blackmagic atem television studio | Joseph Ail
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Manipulate and Edit
Will Strauss# News analysis from Will Strauss
Tags: iss093 | post production | Quantel | Forbidden | Editors Keys | Blackmagic | FilmLight | Forscene | music | Audio Network | Broadcast Funiture | MW Video | audio | Calrec | DiGiCo | Junger Audio | audio post | Prismsound | Wire Broadcast | Will Strauss#
Contributing Author Will Strauss# Click to read
Black magic studio camera
Mark Stopher Mark Stopher reviews the Blackmagic studio camera
Tags: iss092 | Blackmagic | studio camera | reviews | Mark Stopher
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The First Musketeer
Neil Oseman Based on The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, The First Musketeer is a brand new take on this famous adventure. Written and directed by Harriet Sams, director of photography Neil Oseman takes us behind the lens of this new gritty six part mini drama shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. 
Tags: iss091 | musketeer | blackmagic design | Neil Oseman
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Return to original programming for channel 5
KitPlus Suspects, which is Channel 5s first original drama in several years, takes a different approach seldom used in the drama genre.
Tags: iss088 | Blackmagic | Channel 5 | Suspects | KitPlus
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Will Strauss looks at 6 reasons why 4k is so special
Will Strauss# With 4k now more than just a trade show conference theme, Will Strauss offers up some pointers for anyone considering Ultra High Definition (UHD) acquisition.
Tags: iss086 | Will Strauss | 4k | Ultra High Definition | Red Digital Cinema | Red One | Canon EOS C500 | Canon EOS-1 D C | Blackmagic Production Camera 4k | For-A FT-One | JVC GY-HMQ10 | Red Scarlet | Red Epic | Red Epic Dragon | Sony NEX-FS700 | Sony F5 | Sony F55 | Sony F65 | Sony PXW-Z100 | Vision Research Phantom Flex4k | Will Strauss#
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Review: DaVinci Resolve 10
Toby Tomkins Colour grading for me is about the final sculpting of the image, in terms of colour, tone, texture and composition.
Tags: iss085 | davinci resolve 10 | blackmagic | design | colour grading | review | how to | Toby Tomkins
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Live and behind the scenes with lEquipe
KitPlus L'Equipe is a nationwide daily French newspaper devoted to the world of sports. It has a significant online presence, including a popular weekly live web series.
Tags: iss084 | lequipe | french | newspaper | station | sports | online | web series | live | blackmagic | streaming | behind the scenes | KitPlus
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Placebo Live Performance Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera
KitPlus Alternative rock band Placebo has recorded a live studio set of its new album on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera.
Tags: iss082 | blackmagic | cinema | camera | testimonial | example | review | placebo | alternative rock | band | music video | filming | shoot | loud like love | KitPlus
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Dreamhack - Summer 2013
KitPlus DreamHack is the worlds largest digital festival and holds the official world record as worlds largest LAN party in the Guinness Book of Records.
Tags: iss082 | blackmagic | design | dreamhack | summer 2013 | digital festival | live | atem | switcher | vision mixer | panel | behind the scenes | equipment | breakdown | broadcast | KitPlus
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The joys of the outside broadcast!
Barrie Williams Michael Essien Charity Football Match broadcast with Blackmagic Design - The joys of the outside broadcast!
Tags: iss081 | blackmagic design | outside broadcast | michael essien | charity football match | ghana | Barrie Williams
Contributing Author Barrie Williams Click to read
Making an advert with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Brandon Kahn When Mothers Basement came to us with an advert to put on UK cinema screens, I knew my trusty, but basic, XF 305 wasnt going to cut it. Sure, most ads you see in cinema are projected in regular HD and are often shot no higher than 1080, but I felt we needed some extra size.
Tags: iss080 | blackmagic cinema camera | advert | shooting | hire | review | hands on | use | guide | Brandon Kahn
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A preview of this years IBC with Will Strauss
Will Strauss# IBC 2013 will be bristling with talk of 4k, the Cloud, IP networking and Immersive Audio, predicts Will Strauss.
Tags: iss080 | ibc preview | predictions | technology | release | 2013 | sony f55 | 4k blackmagic | axon | rts omneo | creative cloud | avb | quantel pablo rio | matrox mojito | Will Strauss#
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A runaway success at Graduate Fashion Week with Blackmagic
KitPlus Encouraging and nurturing raw young talent, Graduate Fashion Week (GFW) is one of the largest international platforms of its kind. Showcasing the future of fashion, over 1,000 aspiring designers descended on London during June for Graduate Fashion Week 2013.
Tags: iss079 | blackmagic design | atem | brightonart | mark scarratt | london fashion week | graduate | television studio | use | review | testemonial | media express | KitPlus
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A cinematic makeover with Blackmagic Design
Mark Linnhoff With the announcement of Blackmagic Cinema Camera at NAB 2012, Mark Linnhoff, a France based cinematographer, began to see the future of filmmaking in a new light. Finally, an affordable acquisition tool that doesnt compromise on image quality, he recalled.
Tags: iss078 | blackmagic cinema camera | case study | mark linnhoff | carl zeiss | cp.2 | tonika | tv logic monitor | bebob shoulder rig | shooting | broad rush | music video | shoot | dont stop | filming | on set | Mark Linnhoff
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Is 4K the end of the line?
Robin Palmer In my TV-Bay April 2013 article I mused over the familiar BNC connector and was it at the end of its line as far as broadcast interconnections were concerned. Its been around a long time, the BNC was invented in the late 1940s primarily for military radio frequency and microwave interconnections but then became the standard for baseband video connection. However since digital video became commonplace its role has constantly evolved with the technologies needs.
Tags: iss078 | bnc | 4k | blackmagic design | outputs | semtech | mindspeed | rgba data | Robin Palmer
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Do you have firmware deficiency syndrome?
KitPlus For 5 days in June 2013 we did a survey on Facebook and our own website and asked how often camera users had gone online to check for firmware updates.
Tags: iss078 | firmware | updates | camera | survey | guide | links | blackmagic cinema camera | gopro hero 3 | panasonic af101 | sony pmw200 | jvc hm650 | canon xf305 | arri alexa | KitPlus
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Cameras, conversations and conversions at Camera Diner with Teranex
Paul Genge Every Thursday evening, around 500 viewers tune in online to Camera Diners live show getting a unique look at the latest in film and still camera technology, as well as exclusive interviews with some of the imaging worlds biggest names. The whole thing is streamed live from a basic set-up in Oxford, England.
Tags: iss076 | camera diner | teranex | ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher | conversion | streaming | live | Blackmagic Design | 2D processor | Paul Genge
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Lincolnshire Police Enhances Distance Learning Program
KitPlus For over 40 years, Lincolnshire Police has placed the utmost importance on training by creating a television production unit in the early 1970s. This includes a small HD studio and an outside broadcast down the line environment to put trainees through their paces in a simulated crisis.
Tags: iss075 | lincolnshire police | studio | hd | blackmagic design | atem switcher | training | police | lincoln | david buckley | KitPlus
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The joy of field editing
Kieron Seth#

In the world of remote working, cloud storage and instant news, the ability to edit on location at a shoot has become a pre-requisite. Only a few years ago, field editing used to be merely about the quick rough cut, the assembly of proxy files or simply the ingest of media in an edit-friendly format. These days, however, energy efficient, high performance processors allow for the complete post production process on a laptop. Now, programme turnaround times can be slashed with editorial decisions made on the spot.

Tags: iss073 | field editing | blackmagic ultrastudio | grass valley | storm mobile | panasonic BT-LH1760 | MX02 Mini | Qio external card | Kieron Seth#
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Call of Duty Black Ops II: World Exclusive First Look Streamed Live from Gamescom
N/A I work a lot in live online broadcasting, and backup systems are top of mind when designing any live event. Being off air for any reason is unacceptable, so I build systems knowing that should something fail, I can easily reroute the signal or switch to another machine.
Tags: iss072 | blackmagic design | streaming | ultra studio 3D | hyper deck studio | prores | wirecast | xsplit | xbox | gamescom | N/A
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Twas the issue before Christmas;
Will Strauss# As its nearly Christmas, I figured, what better way to honor the end of anther year than to celebrate everything that has gone before? To do that, Ive picked my favourite production technology innovations of 2012. But, as were fast approaching the festive season, Ive compiled them in the form a Christmas shopping list. Yes, I know. Its genius. Why has no one ever thought of this before? They have? Oh well. Its too late now. Hopefully, there should be something here for everyone in your extended family (assuming your extended family is either ensconced in the television industry or extremely weird).
Tags: iss072 | aframe | aja ki pro quad | blackmagic cinema camera | sapphire edge | canon c500 | libec swift jib50 jib | kino flo celeb 200 | gopro hero 3 | sony pmw-200 | Will Strauss#
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TV-BAY Questions
N/A Name & Title? Den Lennie, director of photography/Producer/Educator Who are you? (about yourself and who you work for)? I am a director of photography and one of the worlds leading coaches on the new wave of digital filmmaking.
Tags: iss071 | fstop academy | den lennie | blackmagic cinema camera | N/A
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Matrox Microquad reviewed
N/A There's nothing quite like a bank of screens in front of you, showing all your video feeds coming in to the production system. The more it looks like the something from Star Trek the happier I am. However when you start to look at the cost of all those screens and especially if you are monitoring HD/SDI inputs, I have to admit a wave of despair gradually begins to flood over me. I simply can't afford lots of HD/SDI screens to monitor my feeds not to mention the space they occupy.
Tags: iss071 | matrox | microquad | multiviewer | blackmagic | hyperdeck | mc100 | N/A
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Streaming Part 2
N/A I thought it was about time that I gave you all a little update on some of the kit I have been using and testing of the past few months. So here are a couple of updates for you starting with Matrox MC100
Tags: iss070 | matrox mc100 | blackmagic | matrox microquad | multiviewer | presonus | N/A
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