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Canon CN-E 18-80mm T4.4 Review
Ben Sherriff The Canon Cine range of lenses have been around for quite a few years now. The CN-E Cinema Prime lenses became an early alternative to using PL adaptors or the Zeiss Compact Prime lenses. Other than that the choice was rehoused stills lenses or maybe if you were lucky a set of Zeiss super speeds. The cine lens set became a cost effective offering for sharp prime lenses with clear and accurate markings for proper functionality.
Tags: iss126 | canon | review | cn-e | 18-88mm | t4.4 | Ben Sherriff
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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
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IBC - how was it you
Duncan Payne IBC 2016 was very much a launching show, with more new products and updates than in many recent IBC's or NAB's. With so many of these announcements directly in the remit of a cameraman, blink and you'd miss the next big thing in camera and lenses news. With this in mind, this review focuses on camera and lenses only.
Tags: iss118 | azule finance | ibc review | panasonic | canon | arri | red | codex | jvc | zeiss | Duncan Payne
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Canon C300 MkII Reviewed
Ben Sherriff It 's been just over eight months since the release of the updated C300 camera the C300 MkII and almost five years since Vincent Laforet shot Mobius with a pre-production C300. In a landscape dominated by self-shooters and the continued rise of internet video, the C300 perhaps surprisingly like it 's forefather the 5DMkII came to become a solid staple of broadcast / reality production, independent film and online content. In fact, it became the most hired camera in Great Britain, so when I was offered the opportunity to shoot for two weeks with the MkII on a job and review the camera for KitPlus, I was keen to really get to grips with the new offering.
Tags: iss114 | canon | c300 mkII | DSLR | steadicam | Ben Sherriff
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Our Time At NAB 2016
Beth Zarkosh We were lucky enough to visit this year's NAB Show in Las Vegas, and we must say there were some real treats on show! Here's just a few things that stood out for us and worth keeping your eye on.
Tags: iss113 | NAB 2016 | Virtual Reality & 360 Degree Videos | Black Magic | DaVinci Resolve 12.5 | EDIUS 8.2 | Colour Correction | Motion tracking | GoPro Omni | Canon | Sony | Panasonic | 4k | Beth Zarkosh
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NAB Review
Duncan Payne As I emerge from the customary post-NAB haze and try to formulate a coherent analysis of the 2016 show, perhaps the most striking realisation is that despite pacing the halls for four long days, I barely scratched the surface. The scale of the event, much like Las Vegas itself, is simply extraordinary, with over 100,000 attendees and nearly 1900 exhibitors. Right from the first morning of the show, my social media feeds have been full of reviews of amazing products and technical advancements, many of which I just didnt get time to see.  Here, however, are some highlights of the things I did manage to get to.
Tags: iss113 | NAB 2016 | Las Vegas | Black Solo | Kahuna | C-Cast | ObjectMatrix | Nexis | Matrixstore | XStream | Alexa 65 | XT | SXT | Varicam LT | Dual Iso | PTZ | HDC-4800 | PXW-Z450 | HDC-4300 | L10 | L20 | L30 | C300 | Canon | CN18-80 4K | ENG style 4k | NDI | Duncan Payne
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The Search For The Coastal Wolf
Bertie Gregory Bertie Gregory, 2012 Youth Outdoor Photographer Of The Year and 2015 Scientific Exploration Society Zenith Explorer, is a professional wildlife photographer, filmmaker and presenter whose first solo assignment for National Geographic will debut in Spring 2016 on their new online platform. This 24 part series, shot in 4k using Canon lenses all supported by the Sachtler V18, follows Gregory on a wildlife adventure where he tracks down and seeks to film the elusive coastal wolf on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada.
Tags: iss112 | Coast | 4k | Canon | Canada | Bertie Gregory
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The work of five viewers with no transcoders
Randy Mills I am a digital imaging technician and editor with more than 15 years of experience in the film and television industry. I have traveled the world working with various production companies on popular network reality series, such as TNT's "72 Hours," National Geographic Channel's "Ultimate Survival Alaska," and MTV's "Are You The One?" I'm also the editor for Theory Studios, an online animation studio that produces short cartoons and VFX. I came up in the industry as a camera operator, but in the past five years I have moved into data management.
Tags: iss111 | tnt | hd-vu2 | xdcam | canon mxf | gopro | Randy Mills
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Which camera is right for you?
Beth Zarkhosh So January has been and gone and it's out with the old and in with the new. This applies to the freshest and upcoming cameras for video making on the market; it's now time to get rid of your old equipment. With CES behind us, new innovations have taken many by surprise and with BVE currently going on there is lots to look forward to this year in video production. So this month we will be focusing on which cameras you should look out for this year.
Tags: iss098 | production camera 4k | gopro hero4 | nikon D3300 | canon 5D mark III | Beth Zarkhosh
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Manipulate and Edit
Will Strauss# News Analysis with Will Strauss
Tags: iss094 | Manipulate | Edit | Sound Devices | Fairlight | Goldcrest Films | Autodesk | Film Light | Decimator | Forbidden | Wohler | Canon | Will Strauss#
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Larry Jordan# 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.
Tags: iss093 | DJI ronin handheld | canon CN7 | DVMP pro | zoom h4n | bose 15 | Larry Jordan#
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How I shoot those Amazing Spaces
Chris Smith

Channel 4 has just finished showing series 3 of its popular ‘Amazing Spaces’, which is all about people building unusual living spaces.

Tags: iss093 | Amazing Spaces | Channel 4 | Canon C300 | Sony PMW F-55 | Polecam | Canon 5DMklll DSLR | Chris Smith
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Making 4K mainstream in 2014
Austin Freshwater The technology is available and theres a hunger to use it to drive even better programme-making. The industry now needs to work together to make it mainstream.
Tags: iss089 | Canon | 4k | UHD | EOS-1D C | DP-V3010 | Austin Freshwater
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Location: Seychelles with the Canon C300PL
Kieron Seth# The idea that the Seychelles are all about palm-lined beaches underplays the scale and diversity of this geologically rich group of islands.
Tags: iss086 | Kieron Seth | Canon C300PL | Seychelles | Richard Gold Media Ltd | Kieron Seth#
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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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The BroadcastShow Tour: a visitors view
Derek Halls It's that time of year again and BroadcastShow-the tour registration is now open and I shall certainly be attending.
Tags: iss086 | broadcastshow | Derek Halls | DHP Digital Video | Pinewood Studios | Phillip Bloom | Gearhouse Broadcast | PAG | Holdan | G-Technology | Atomos | H Preston | IBC | Hitachi | Canon | Derek Halls
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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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NAB is for soothsayers, trendsetters and people with roadmaps
Will Strauss# Prototypes, alpha products, demos and proofs of concept: NAB in Las Vegas is all about future innovation. Will Strauss picks 13 stands that you must visit this year.
Tags: iss075 | unlucky for some | NAB | stands | must-see | canon | red digital cinema | kinefinity | grass valley | nhk | chyron | gopro | axle video | pixel power | red giant | review | snell | Will Strauss#
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Sony cameras and Canon EF Lenses being used to great effect
Mike Tapa With the immanent introduction of the F5 and F55 from Sony, perhaps we should take look back on the fantastic work done by its predecessor the PMW-F3 in the past year.
Tags: iss074 | mike tapa | F5 | F55 | sony | lenses | canon ef | PL mount | FZ mount | privates | bbc1 | kangaroo dundee bbc2 | paul otter | andrew graham brown | Mike Tapa
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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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4k The New Gunslinger in Town
Will Strauss# Just when you thought it was sufficient to declare yourself HD Ready, along comes 4k. But dont panic. Heres the lowdown on what it all means and what tools are currently available. By Will Strauss.
Tags: iss071 | 4k | canon | jvc LCD monitor | VP3280-LED | viewsonic | astro design | tvlogic | LUM-560W | 4K LCD TV | JVC GY-HMQ10U | Red EPIC camera | Will Strauss#
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Camera innovations from IBC
Will Strauss# Fresh from another trip to Amsterdam, Will Strauss picks his best in show camera innovations from IBC.
Tags: iss070 | Sony PMW-50 | Arri Alexa | Kino Flo Celeb 200 | cirrolite | Canon C100 | Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera MFT | Panasonic HPX600 | Sony PMW-200 | Will Strauss#
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Zoom lenses and minicams
N/A Finding a quality tracking zoom lens for the minicams made for the likes of Toshiba/Iconix/Hitachi/Sony has been an uphill battle. The cameras have been made primarily for the medical imaging market for microscopes and endoscopes but adopted by the broadcast industry as a high end minicam. However lenses were always a problem. Fujinon made the TF range of 1/3 prism corrected lenses for this market but no zoom lens. A zoom lens project, and specifically now with HD, is just not big enough for the big players such as Fujinon and Canon but now there is something in the market.
Tags: iss070 | polecam | Z10-HDCF | fujinon | canon | resolve optics | minicam | N/A
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4KTV The next bigger thing?
Bob Pank# The history of 4K digital moving images goes way back to the mid 1990s. That was when film effects started to be processed digitally and produced amazing results maybe a bit too amazing for some. Of course the effects had to be seamless and so the digitised effects images had to carry all the required detail of the 35mm film. Without going into detail Kodak maintained that this required at least a 4K image, while Quantel, busy in the effects equipment market, felt that 3K did the job.
Tags: iss067 | 4ktv | quantel | 3d | canon eos c500 | JVC GY-HMQ10 | LG 84LM960V | Bob Pank#
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BVE 2012 in no particular order.......
N/A If you read TV-Bay regularly, you will already be aware of the main trends in video and audio product development. BVE 2012 reflected these very accurately, notably the ongoing transition to file-based content capture and the growing interest in compact cameras. A good way to identify hot new products at any trade event is to identify which stands are attracting the biggest flock of visitors. Lets look at some of the key BVE crowd-pullers.
Tags: iss063 | bve2012 | aja | blackmagic | cameracorps | canon | cel-soft | eyeheight | for-a | holdan | datavideo | ianiro | jvc | newtek | nikon | ntp | panasonic | preco | roland | rosco | sienna | sonifex | sony | N/A
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Canon C300 Review
N/A Canon's highly anticipated C300 camera is their first offering to the 'digital cinema' market. The camera was released amid a meticulously planned marketing campaign, which created a hype not seen since the Red One camera's introduction in 2006.
Tags: canon c300 | c300 review | iss062 | pmw-f3 | N/A
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Eye-to-eye: 2011 highlights
N/A Well it happened. 2011 was the year high-definition became the new standard-definition thanks to the push effect of competitive HD production equipment pricing and the pull effect of bigger, better and more affordable display screens.
Tags: iss060 | eye to eye | canon | philips | cinemascope | nhk | N/A
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Panasonic AF101 review
N/A In 2008 Canon released its latest stills camera the 5DMk2. Little did they know what they had released on the videographers world.
Tags: af101 | iss056 | panasonic | ag-af101 | review | canon 5d | N/A
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Jamies 30 minute meals are served up
N/A The Challenge To shoot, edit, grade and conform 40 x 30 minutes episodes of Channel 4s Jamies 30 Minute Meals within an extremely tight timescale, whilst ensuring that quality wasnt sacrificed throughout the process.
Tags: iss052 | RED | CANON 5D Camera | RAID drive | ISILON server | Exported to DNXHD185 | Avid Media Composer | Avid Unity storage | Filmlight Baselight HD | Avid DS | Sony HDCam SR | Avid Media Composer | Avid DS | Avid Unity | N/A
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A day in the life of a Royals videographer
N/A The kit to load......... Two 2/3 inch cams (one DVCam one back-up DVCPro), one HDV camera, converters, tripod, ladder etc. 12v kettle, mugs, teabags, coffee, uht milk, and three days-worth of luggage. Oh and dont forget the tapes...............Now I am ready to go.
Tags: prince william and kate | iss052 | royal wedding | royal videographer | dvcam | dvcpro | hdv camera | Canon HDV XH-A1 | Catherine Middleton | Calyx Photo and TV News Agency | N/A
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Production Spotlight
N/A On Friday 10th September, Fluidmoves Video Productions, filmed a new outfall pipe leaving Shoreham Harbour on the Sussex coast. The 1.8 kilometre pipe was towed out to sea through the open lock gates round to Newhaven Harbour, a distance of 15 nautical miles, on behalf of Southern Water and its contractor 4Delivery. The outfall is part of Southern Waters £300 million environmental improvement scheme to bring cleaner seas to Sussex.
Tags: fluid moves | sewer | iss050 | outfall pipe | shoreham harbour | Sony PMW 350 XDCam | Canon HJ22 | N/A
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Television camera lenses
N/A This is a glass-to-glass report with a difference, starting at front-end of the video production chain and staying there. Given the speed of development in almost every other branch of television, it is easy to overlook the advances taking place in optics. Until, that is, you need a wider capture angle than your existing kit can deliver or you want to post-repair a barrel-distorted Nelson's Column to remove the hint of banana.
Tags: Television camera lenses | Eye to Eye | iss046 | abakus | bandpro | canon | hj15ex8.5b | fujinon | polecam | theia | schneider | thales angenieux | carl zeiss | sony | ces2011 | N/A
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Underwater DSLR Video Capture
N/A Needless to say, DSLRs and their newly found HD video capability are a hot topic nowadays but many of us used to traditional video/film cameras are finding the transition a little vexing.
Tags: dslr | underwater | cmaeras underwater | canon 5d | eos5d mkll | iss046 | N/A
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tv-bay IBC2010 double takes
N/A Acquisition, audio, grip, graphics and post, storage and archive, teat and measurement, 3d, monitoring...and much more from IBC2010
Tags: ibc | ibc2010 | iss046 | Acquisition | audio | grip | graphics and post | storage and archive | teat and measurement | 3d | monitoring | panasonic | sony | cinedeck | bluebell | p+s technik | canon | studer | rts telex | nhk | wohler | vario | autoscript | blackmagic | orad | brainstom | autodesk | maxell | glyph | mode-al | frontniche | convergent design | cel-soft | N/A
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Eye to Eye: Sports Production
N/A I was somewhat crestfallen to receive the advice 'Lay off 3D' when I rang TV Bay for guidance on the theme for this month's Eye to Eye. For better or worse, 3D looks set to be a major part of sports television in the coming years. But I picked up my crest, closed one eye and carried on running.
Tags: eye to eye | iss042 | sports production | long range optics | fujinon | polecam | hitachi | canon | panasonic | sony | pmw-320 | anto bauer | idx | N/A
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A year on the net AIL
N/A 2009 was a good year for AILTV as this was this the year we started broadcasting.
Tags: ail | africains in london | iss040 | canon hv20 | sgpro vr3 | tcxd300 | hxr-mcp | ailtv | N/A
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Im a celebrity get me out of here
N/A Gearhouse Broadcast was awarded the contract to supply broadcast equipment and some crew for Granada Productions I Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in 2008. Since that time we have been involved in two UK shows and one German show in Australia plus a USA show in Costa Rica.
Tags: iac | iss037 | celebrity | jungle | gearhouse | sony bvp e30 | osprey pedestals | canon j86 | evertz | fibre | sony mvs8000 | vutrix | evs | clarec | bluefin audio desk | yamaha dm2000 | bush tucker | N/A
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NAB 2009 report
N/A By general consensus, this year's NAB Spring Convention, or 'NABshow' as it styles itself, was one of the best ever. Wider aisles and a respectable rather than manic level of attendance made the event, in the words of one exhibitor, 'Business Class'. NAB was always the prototype show where you could sense the directions in which manufacturers were trying to steer the broadcast business. Like it or not, this year's message was loud and clear: 3D HDTV.
Tags: iss030 | nab | nab review | nhk | jvc | camera corps | canon | fujinon | gekko | hitachi | panasonic | polecam | sony | calrec | junger audio | sonifex | tascam | eyeheight | snell | blackmagic | pixelmetrix | tektronix | N/A
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Eye to Eye Video acquisition and production
N/A BVE2009 in London, February 17-19 offers UK-based programme-makers a useful opportunity to try out the latest video acquisition and production equipment ahead of NABshow2009 and its loud after-echo, IBC. The following outlines some of the new front-end kit likely to be on display at Earls Court.
Tags: bve | iss027 | bve2009 | acquisition | production | arri | canon | hitachi | ikegami | jvc | polecam | pyser | balcar | pag | autocue | portaprompt | vinten | autoscript | N/A
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Ask the Experts with True Lens Services
N/A This month we visited Keith Truslove at True Lens Services, the experts in lens servicing and repair.
Tags: truelens | iss027 | lens | servicing | canon j8 lens | fuji a10 lens | cnc milling | N/A
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