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Post Production on Tour
Alex Macleod I’m writing this article after finally settling back into my office after a busy few days on the Kitplus Tour 2019. The tour saw me travelling from Manchester to Glasgow then onto Bristol, then finally returning back to Manchester. Quite a few miles travelled. But totally worth it.
Tags: iss137 | mediacity training | adobe | premiere pro | kitplus show | glasgow | bristol | Alex Macleod
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Trade shows and their role in the wired world
Richard Baker Historically trade shows afforded an opportunity to collect the latest brochures relevant to the visitor's chosen industry or career path. Today there seems little reason to store data of any kind, let alone paper brochures, when information is so easily accessible online. Brochure back-packing at exhibitions has become a rare sight, rarer still since the security clampdown on visitor luggage at exhibitions. Today's efficient show delegate need only carry a mobile phone and, in deference to tradition, a bundle of business cards. The phone doubles as a snapshot camera, video camera, dictaphone, email reader, internet browser, Skype communicator, and so on.
Tags: iss133 | finepoint | ibc | nab | kitplus show | bve | Richard Baker
Contributing Author Richard Baker Click to read or download PDF
The secret to global Gogglebox success
Chris Cooper People all over the world love watching other people watch TV. What many of us thought was a ridiculous notion when Gogglebox first aired in the UK in 2013, has since become a worldwide phenomenon. 'Gogglebox is held up by the global industry and broadcast community as an example of excellence in audience engagement and production innovation, and is being produced in local versions around the world.
Tags: iss121 | forscene | gogglebox | ch4 | kite entertainment | marjan tv | studio lambert | Chris Cooper
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Soho shaking all over Manchester
Alan Bradbury It was a busy time for my colleagues and I here at Soho Editors last month, but quite a telling one too. The relentless thrust northward of post-production, film, TV and broadcast services in the UK, saw us - and indeed many other companies - exhibiting at the Kitplus Tour, hosted at the MediaCityUK complex at Salford Quays.
Tags: iss108 | soho editors | davinci | fcpx | after effects | photoshop | kitplus show | mediacity | Alan Bradbury
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Shoot safe, shoot dynamic
Nick Allen Miles Todays craze for shooting from a UAV or drone is not for the faint hearted. Unless used legally and in very limited situations, its a dangerous way of capturing dynamic shots. Wherever people are involved or height restrictions apply, there are more useful ways of filming safely that deliver a more interesting shot than anything taken from a tripod mounted camera.
Tags: iss104 | shoot | uav | drone | shots | jib | dolly | track | studio | mobile kit | Nick Allen Miles
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The Tour June 2015 review
KitPlus The KitPlus Tour once again attracted record registrations and visitors at MediaCityUk and Shoreditch in June. The tour gives people the chance to see newly released kit from NAB (Las Vegas) for the first time but more importantly to spend quality time with manufacturers learning about new technologies.
Tags: iss103 | the tour | kitplus | kit | manchester | london | exhibition | seminar | workshop | industry | video | KitPlus
Contributing Author KitPlus Click to read
Cue Dick Barton Music
Charlie Watts SOUND... CAMERA...Live Stream Activated...ACTION! RUN VT: This time last year the University of Portsmouth course team and students of BSc Television and Broadcasting were recovering from a mammoth charity fundraising 24 hour broadcast. In hindsight this event helped to convey what the course was capable of, and it created an unforgettable milestone moment.
Tags: iss103 | students | university of portsmouth | studio | kit | learning | skills | Charlie Watts
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NAB 2015 Highlights
Beth Zarkhosh For those of us lucky enough to visit this year's annual NAB Show in Las Vegas, we know how amazing and mesmerising it was, but for those who didn't get the chance to make it, then here's a lowdown on what we thought was the highlights of the biggest post production and broadcast conventions in town!
Tags: iss101 | nab 2015 | highlights | kit | equipment | drone | camera | virtual reality | 4k | Beth Zarkhosh
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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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Oh what a show!
KitPlus Walking through the halls of BVE 2015 it would be hard not to acknowledge the bustling atmosphere, positive vibes and busy aisles. The show attracted a high quality and diverse audience from across the broadening content creation industry seeing over 15,000* key industry decision makers including leading indies, post houses, DOPs, broadcasters and brands attend in full force, with many hailing it the best show yet.
Tags: iss099 | bve | kitplus | bubble and squeak | studio | review | KitPlus
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Tour competition winners announced
KitPlus Miller Tripods and hireacamera.com ran competitions at the Kitplus November 2014 Tour - here are the winners...
Tags: iss096 | tv-bay | kitplus | tour | november 2014 | miller tripods | hireacamera | KitPlus
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Stars of the show - A visitors view
Ben Sherriff Yesterday TV-BAY - Kit Plus came to East London's Brick Lane showcasing a roadshow packed with great seminars and kit to whet our appetites in advance of BVE in February. It was no great surprise that, for the DPs and camera operators at least the star of the event was the Sony PXW-FS7. Sony's latest large chip offering has been called by some the 'Canon C300 beater' and I have no doubt that as more of them come on stream and production managers and producers start to see the results they will be persuaded to move away from the trusty old C300.
Tags: iss096 | ben sheriff | tv-bay | kitplus | tour | november 2014 | old truman brewery | Ben Sherriff
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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
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The Tour Revisited
KitPlus The Good, The Bad and the Unmentionable
Tags: iss096 | tv-bay | kitplus | tour | november 2014 | feedback | london | manchester | KitPlus
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The Pitfalls of buying second hand kit
[author] Peter Savage shows you how not to get caught out when buying second hand kit.
Tags: iss095 | peter savage | second hand | kit | finance | [author]
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KitPlus Must have or just a dream? With a mobile themethese 6 stoodout this month
Tags: iss095 | 6 | of the best | mobile | gadget | accessory | iphone | ipad | galileo | proprompter | ipro lens system | ik multimedia irig pre | photopro x kit from optrix | KitPlus
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Channel in a box: Tried, tested and trusted
Ben Gunkel They didn't tell me this in the job interview but one of the great features of being Sales Director of PlayBox Technology UK is that you get to see inside more racks rooms than almost anyone else on the planet.
Tags: iss084 | playbox technology | playbox | uk | sales | rack rooms | kit | channel in a box | on sale | CIAB | system | Ben Gunkel
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Will Strauss rounds up IBC 2013
Will Strauss# From a handheld stabilized camera gimbal to an egg-shaped QC booth, IBC 2013 was awash with new, and often strangely shaped, innovations. Will Strauss picks his favourites.
Tags: iss082 | ibc | 2013 | amsterdam | broadcast | technology | round up | review | main kit | equipment | picks | quantel | calrec | vision research | tsl | egg | Will Strauss#
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Taking the heat out of lighting
Kevin Cook A review of the Lishuai LED508AS lighting kit by Kevin Cook.
Tags: iss082 | Lishuai LED508AS | lighting kit | review | led | pro av | kit | lights | dim | Kevin Cook
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Preparing for the future in television and film
Kieron Seth# The Media Services team provides equipment to under- and post-graduate students and operates facilities that include TV and photographic studios, video editing rooms and media production suites. Content is created in a variety of formats using professional camcorders.
Tags: iss078 | sean thornton | anglia ruskin university | preparation | suites | kit | case study | Kieron Seth#
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NAB 2012 Kit Review used by BroadcastShow
N/A So pre-NAB we are all very busy organising interviews with 70 exhibitors over 4 days covering 4 halls and in our case around 28 miles. Late last year we developed an online interview booking system at www.broadcastshow.com which allows exhibitors to book one or more 15 minute slots, enter stand information and questions they may like asked during the interview. Over the month preceding the show the fill up and we are left with a spreadsheet of who to see and when to see them. Thankfully the slot booker is intelligent enough to know which days we will be in which halls so dashing is kept to a minimum.
Tags: iss065 | broadcastshow kit | nab | interview kit | vinten blue | panasonic hpx_250 | croma | litepanels | k-tek | sennheiser 8060 | polecam | atomos | samurai | N/A
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Rotolight Interview Kit Review
N/A This month we decide to surprise Jim in his cage and see if we could illuminate him with the new Rotolight Interview Kit.
Tags: kitroom monley | iss046 | rotolight review | interview kit | lighting | N/A
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Manfrotto 504HD tripod first hands on review
N/A Manfrotto 504HD tripod tv-bay gets a first hands on review.... By Oliver Hickey, Kitroom Monkey
Tags: Kitroom Monkey | Manfrotto 504HD tripod | iss044 | manfrotto | 504hd | tripod | support | 503 head | review | N/A
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The filming of Lands End to John OGroats
N/A Following Simon. The filming of Lands End to John OGroats A Cyclists Guide. By Graham Young
Tags: lejog | cyclists guide dvd | iss031 | hvr-z1e | sony ex1 | ex3 | hvr a1e | z7 | mafrotto 525 | 501 fluid head | sennheiser ew100 | radio mic | lowel dv materlighting kit | hd25 headphones | N/A
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Chromakey tips and tricks.
N/A Chromakey tips and tricks - the easy way and a hard way
Tags: datavideo | ckl-100 kit | iss015 | chromakey | special effects | blue screen | N/A
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