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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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Canon C200: Tried and Tested
Ben Sherriff There are many reviews about this camera online and a heap of incredibly detailed comparison and behind the scenes footage that will really give you a full insight into what it can do. So first a disclaimer - this review is less detailed and based on my personal reading of what this camera means for Canon and all other camera manufacturers and us – the users of these technologies. So, what’s all the fuss about?
Tags: iss129 | spellbinder | canon | c200 | c100mkii | c300 | red | alexa | asx-r7 | Ben Sherriff
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Looking back at IBC 2017
Duncan Payne IBC feels like a bit of a dim and damp memory now, but a few over-riding memories do remain however, not least of which was the Arri party to celebrate its 100th year. It was like an old-school manufacturers IBC/NAB party, back when manufacturers had marketing budgets, and lots of sales people. It got IBC off to a great start; thanks Arri.
Tags: iss128 | ibc | arri | red | panasonic | adamantean | sony | eva | nokia | ozo | Duncan Payne
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TV Futures
Jane Lawrence When I was younger my dad used to encourage me to be a Jack of all trades and a master of none. One of those clich© things parents hand down to their children. However, as I have grown and gone through different stages of education I have found this little piece of wisdom has followed me. Don't get me wrong, being amazing at one thing is a great skill to have, but for me having a good understanding of everything is also vital.
Tags: iss126 | tvfutures | ccitv | portsmouth | preditors | Jane Lawrence
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You need wave power if you are going surfing
Tim Bonython Tim Bonython's association with surfing films began in 1978, when armed with a Super-8 camera he set off to Hawaii's infamous North Shore, to capture the big waves and their riders. From that moment he fell in love with the sport, and became obsessed with making it the subject of breathtaking and inspiring films.
Tags: iss124 | surfing | red scarlet weapon | red brick | pag | battery | paglink system | 153wh | Tim Bonython
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Diversify or Die
Steffan Hewitt This headline of this article is a simple fact, diversify or die! It is necessary for survival as well as interest of mind to do this within business. "If a farmer can no longer produce crops because no-one wants them he must diversify or die." Caravans, glamping, corporate days in the country with hunting, fishing and shooting; these are just some of the changes that Britain's' farmers have made or they have gone out of business.
Tags: iss120 | polecam | red bull | f1 | Steffan Hewitt
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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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Smaller, Lighter, High-Capacity Batteries
Steve Emmett The desire for longer run-times from smaller and lighter batteries, has always been keenly felt by users of high power consumption digital cinema style cameras. The new generation of cameras is smaller but the power consumption, in most cases, has increased. High-capacity Li-Ion batteries of 150Wh or more provide longer run-time, but with increased capacity comes increased size and weight.
Tags: iss113 | Batteries | NAB 2016 | PL150 | PAG | PL96 | RED | PL150e | Steve Emmett
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REDucation - Real world RED camera training
Ben Sherriff Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March saw the REDucation training workshop arrive in London at the Met Film School in Ealing Studios West London. I've used a Red One but have yet to work on a shoot where I can get my hands dirty with the newer cameras they manufacture (Epic-X, Scarlet, Dragon and now Weapon). When I was asked to attend the course and write up the experience by Kit Plus magazine I naturally jumped at the opportunity.
Tags: iss101 | reducation | training | equipment | kit | red one | camera | Ben Sherriff
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Sky takes sports to the limit
KitPlus Sky, Europe's leading entertainment company with more than 20 million customers across five countries, is renowned for being one of the world's top sports broadcasters. From the massively popular Premier League, to a raft of other sports rights including rugby, cricket and darts, Sky provides sports fans with an unrivalled offering.
Tags: iss099 | red giant | sky | sports | sky production services | editor | suite | KitPlus
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The evolution of Wired Intercom
Simon Browne Simon Browne and Ed Fitzgerald tell us about the evolution of wired intercom
Tags: iss093 | Clear-Com | Wired Intercom | Ed Fitzgerald | Simon Browne
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Skillset Accreditation
Nick Way ITTP's Nick Way looks at Skillset accreditation
Tags: iss090 | ITTP | Creative Skillset | Education | Accreditation | Nick Way
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Filming from the edge
Christoph Steuer Extreme sport and extreme situations for both equipment and the operator
Tags: iss088 | Polecam | Red Bull cliff diving | Christoph Steuer
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Mildred: The next generation of OB vans
Kate Phibbs As live streaming occupies an ever-increasing piece of the broadcast industry pie, todays leaders of the online broadcasting industry are paving the way by investing in original and status quo challenging research and development.
Tags: iss087 | Kate Phibbs | 3xScreen | Vans | OB van | Mildred | Live Streaming | Affordable | Outside Broadcasting | Kate Phibbs
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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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Covering the Winter Games for Broadcast
Mel Noonan This was written a few days before the opening ceremony so news arriving from the front line is of last minute angst for some of the tech teams who go out and perform daily miracles in such unuser-friendly locations year after year. Camera platforms erected in the wrong place, cables lost under a recent snowfall, cables eventually found but now destroyed by an avalanche...you know the kind of thing. All this and more just in the last few days. There needs to be medals for the tech teams.
Tags: iss086 | Mel Noonan | Polecam | Steffan Hewitt | Camera Corps | Technology and Production Centre | ANO Sports Broafcasting | Winter Olympics | Winter Paralympics | NAB 2014 | Polecam mounted LMC Antelope Pico high speed camera | RED | Mel Noonan
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Broadcasting predictions for 2014
David Hochner The top industry trends that we see for the forthcoming 12 months.
Tags: iss085 | broadcasting | article | predictions | 2014 | year | nab | bve | technology | David Hochner
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Redefining the archive with Raj Patel
Raj Patel The entire broadcast workflow has changed dramatically in recent years. Predictably, its been a slow-process. The enormity of transitioning from an analogue to a digital workflow is huge for a variety of reasons - planning, testing, implementation and budget, can mean some installations taking up to two years to complete.
Tags: iss080 | sgl | product manager | redefining the archive | archive system | files | protection | data | workflow | Raj Patel
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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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Ask the experts: Content readiness in time-deferred workflows
Sudeep Bose When focusing on the actual content itself, rather than the service, network or other components, the key is the readiness of content to be used. For instance, a piece of media must be syntactically correct in order to ensure that it causes no downstream issues in the workflow and that it will play and decode properly.
Tags: iss079 | content readiness | file based | workflow | time deferred | digital content | tektronix | quality | Sudeep Bose
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Product spotlight: Sonifex Redbox RG-TGHDB
KitPlus The Sonifex Redbox RB-TGHD is an 8 channel audio tone generator that provides line identification for multi-channel audio systems, including BLITS 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound typically used in high definition television broadcasts.
Tags: iss079 | sonifex | redbox | product | spotlight | review | first look | tone generator | 8 channel | surround sound | KitPlus
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Increasing creativity and functionality with Q-Ball
Jim Daniels The Q-Ball system provides content producers with a high-quality remote-controlled video camera that is small and unobtrusive enough to place in locations that are inconvenient or impossible for a standard camera/operator team.
Tags: iss078 | q-ball | HD | cp4 | camera | remote control | pan tilt | mounth | lens adapters | nightwatch infared | robotic head | Jim Daniels
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Dick Hobbs looks at intellectual property rights
[author] In my column last month I wrote about the Tolkein sort of troll. This month I want to look at another sort: the ones who acquire portfolios of patents not with the intention of making anything useful, but simply to try to extort money from those who just want to earn an honest buck.
Tags: iss075 | troll on | intellectual property rights | RED | [author]
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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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Robin Palmer and why flashy programmes are not so good?
Robin Palmer

Ever since the 1997 Pokmon phenomenon when hundreds of Japanese children were struck with epileptic fits provoked by a series bright red flashes in a TV cartoon programme broadcasters have become only too aware of PSE.

Tags: iss073 | flashy programmes | red flash specification | PSE problems | PSE test | Ofcom | Robin Palmer
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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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tv-bay Questions
N/A With a degree in photography and BBC trained I run my own camera agency LUTTRELL PRODUCTIONS LTD providing crew for TV and film, documentaries and advertising. I tend to do most of my work for the terrestrial broadcasters as well as some of the largest ad agencies but also work with up and coming directors.
Tags: iss069 | blackmagic | luttrell production | red | N/A
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A credit to whom?
N/A Just over 40 years ago I was involved in the formation of the Guild of Television Cameramen as an independent non-profit-making international organisation that cares about television camerawork and the people who make it their craft. The GTC today has over 1,000 members, in the UK, Europe, Australia, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and the USA. The majority work in aspects of television ranging from production through documentary and drama, news and current affairs, sports and light entertainment, to corporate video.
Tags: iss068 | Guild of Television Cameramen | gtc | credits | N/A
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Sam Usher, Managing Director, Red Handed TV LTD
N/A Started life as a contemporary dancer, living in Brussels dancing and choreographing for some of the great companies. The aim was always to become a choreographer. Decided to move back to the UK and realized quite quickly I wasn't going to make any money in the UK arts scene so I started to learn about filmmaking. So fast forward 14 years and I now run Redhanded TV, doing a lot of live sport, especially sailing, which I direct with the choreographers eye.
Tags: iss062 | blackmagic | cvp | rhtv | red handed tv | N/A
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Ask the Experts on Storage and Archive
N/A What is the most important thing to consider when choosing storage for content creation applications?
Tags: storage | archive | redcode | global distribution | esata | raid | iss057 | N/A
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The Red Epic has landed
N/A Finally the Red Epic has started to appear in facilities companies around the world, S+O Media is one of the first in the UK to receive a handmade Epic-M. Ive taken the camera out on a couple of shoots and I have to say Im pretty impressed.
Tags: red epic | iss056 | so media | red one | arri alexa | N/A
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Robert Llewellyn
N/A Many of you will have heard of the TV show on the "Dave" Channel called "Carpool". You know the one, Red Dwarf and Scrap heap Challenge star Robert Llewellyn picks up someone in his car, drives him or her around a bit and has a chat. It’s a great series and you feel like your spying on a private conversation between two people on their way to work.

Tags: dave | iss055 | scrapheap | carpool | red dwarf | scrap heap challenge | jon pratchett | robert llewellyn | youtube | llewtube | youtune | channelflip | twitter | @bobbyllew | N/A
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3D One year on
Bob Pank# The month started with a trip to Sony to visit its very impressive 3D Customer Experience Centre where Paul Cameron (Training) gave a three-hour run down all about 3DTV production.
Tags: iss053 | 3d diaries | sony 3d customer experience centre | RED EPIC | Sony NEX-FS100 | MPE-200 | DVB-3DTV | Bob Pank#
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3D Film-making Goes Independent
Kieron Seth# James Cameron and Sky TV have stolen the stereoscopic 3D limelight. Events such as football cup finals and royal weddings have seemingly been produced with no expense spared in order to show 3DTV at its best. The Ryder Cup, for example, employed an incredible 21 3D Polecam rigs, supplementing the main camera systems.
Tags: preditors | ag-3da | panasonic | holdan | hd 3d camera | after effects | iss053 | Kieron Seth#
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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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tv-bay Questions
N/A tv-bay questions Rob Watkins, CEO of Render-it and the diRoom
Tags: iss050 | blackmagic design | render-it | diroom | red r3d | h.264 | red one | N/A
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Shared Storage Comes of Age
N/A Increasingly stored in digital form, together with related metadata, digital media is in the process of transforming both the technology and process of production throughout the broadcast and post production industries.
Tags: avid | shared storage | films@59 | isis 5000 | media composer | final cut | iss045 | N/A
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Nucoda Film Master builds tension on Mistresses
N/A Fans of popular UK television drama Mistresses saw the third series air on BBC One and BBC HD in August. Shot in Bristol on RED, the four x 60 minute drama was edited and graded at Bristol-based post production facility Films@59, who also supplied the camera kit. Produced by Ecosse Films, Mistresses delves into the tangled lives of four female friends and their relationships.
Tags: digital vision | nucoda | mistrisses | red | bbc 1 | bbc hd | films@59 | tiffen | grading | iss044 | dop | film master | N/A
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Supporting the RED
N/A James Cullen was working as a studio cameraman for the BBC when he was asked by television quiz show favourite CJ de Mooi to shoot a promo for him. The brief was to showcase CJs enthusiasm for the Porsche 911 Carrera, and Cullen knew that the production standards had to match the engineering excellence of the car.
Tags: bbc | red | red camera | iss034 | N/A
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Eye to eye Picture displays and multiviewers 2009
N/A The transition from cathode-ray tubes to flat-panel display devices for broadcast picture monitoring was a long time coming but is now almost complete.
Tags: iss032 | crt | monitors | multiviewers | miranda | redbyte | samsung | vista | jvc | barco | mp3 | N/A
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Red One Hit or Myth
N/A So after having arrived a year ago to these shores the Red is starting to settle into everyday living here in the UK.
Tags: red one | review | iss027 | 4k | N/A
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Lighting and Grip.
N/A Lighting and Grip are often spoken as if they are one item, inseparable and complete. However the clue is in the phrase lighting AND grip. So lets start by separating them.
Tags: lighting | grip | iss024 | tungsten | hmi | fluorescent | ceramic | led | redhead | fresnel | par | open face | N/A
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Everything you ever wanted to know about TV lighting Part 3
N/A So far in this series of articles, Ive tried to cover all the techy background to lighting a person/face but now its time to get down to the creative side of things. So what are the artistic requirements?
Tags: lighting | iss024 | redhead | blonde | fresnel lens | dedolight | key light | N/A
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Setting up in business: Le Christmas Crunch
N/A Peter Savage (who has over 18 years experience of setting up and running businesses) continues his series of articles, this month looking at the festive period
Tags: iss016 | finance | business | credit crunch | northern rock | N/A
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