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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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Selecting the right broadcast minicam lens
Steffan Hewitt So we all know that HD and 4K (and beyond) is the norm for content creation and delivery, with the need for unique and versatile shots being offered to increase the audiences participation and visual experiences. A major factor aside from the camera itself is the selection of lens, for some of the UHD sensor formats a broad spectrum of "off the shelf" lenses exist - this however can mean that in some restrictive instances (such as In-Goal and In-Car environments) the physical size of the camera and lens are too large and therefore not suitable for the application.
Tags: iss118 | polecam | toshiba IK-4K | lenses | toshiba | Steffan Hewitt
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Filming in 4k in not just about the camera
Steffan Hewitt Filming in 4K is not just about the camera. The whole workflow and supply chain needs to be considered. A BNC cable that you have used for the last few years has happily coped with 1.5G HD-SDI, now we are wanting twice the data rate.
Tags: iss117 | polecam | hockey | tf4-xa1 | steve giles | marek jamroz | john gillan | steffan hewitt | toshiba ik-4k | mi broadcast | fih | Steffan Hewitt
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Ed Sheeran goes 4k live at Wembley
Steffan Hewitt Ed Sheeran has had a phenomenal ride to music success world wide. In July 2015 as part of his x World Tour he played three sold out concerts at Londons Wembley Stadium, his biggest solo shows to date with combined show audiences of 240,000 plus.
Tags: iss106 | ed sheeran | wembley stadium | 4k | live | music | concert | polecam | minicam | Steffan Hewitt
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6 rules for the mountains
Steffan Hewitt There are many rules (more than 6) to working in the mountains & having just returned from the 75th running of the most famous Downhill Skiing event in the world - The Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuhel, Austria, here are a few essentials!
Tags: iss100 | mountain filming | skiing | cameras | advice | cold climate | temperature | austria | Steffan Hewitt
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Finally a compact HD zoom lens!
Steffan Hewitt There are a great number of situations in our industry where the requirement for a small low profile broadcast quality HD camera is needed, whether it be for documentaries, natural history, in car, on board, covert, news, drama, underwater, on a jib arm or small remote head the list goes on.
Tags: iss074 | polecam | zoom lens | compact | Z10-HDCF | HD | wide angle adaptors | resolve 287 0.5X | resolve optics | Steffan Hewitt
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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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The Modern Solution - Just Add Carbon!
N/A Traditionally, getting in and among the action and seeing the true grit, determination and suffering of sporting competitors - be it filming something such as International Ironman competitions with cross terrain transitions from land through to water and back to land - speeds from a sprint, to a swim to a high speed cycle, Formula One pit stops or preparation for Oxford/Cambridge boat race remains expensive although very little has changed over the years.
Tags: iss066 | polecam | sports | dslr | mirror rig | N/A
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New developments in mobile HD production
N/A When widescreen HDTV was first demonstrated back in the 1980s, the pictures were great but the size and price of the kit left much to be desired. Two decades on, broadcast-quality 1080i/720p HD cameras and recorders have reached levels of compactness and affordability that would have seemed impossible in those early days.
Tags: polecam | hd camera | hdtv | iss024 | polecam rig | N/A
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