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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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Ride on time
Alistair Horne The highly competitive sport of track cycling emerged in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th century as a way to continue the sport year round, and velodromes soon became a common sight on the Continent. Whether indoors or out, track cycling is one of the world's most intriguing spectator sports and, as such, new ways of bringing its drama to multi-platform viewers are constantly being sought.
Tags: iss100 | videosys | camera systems | cycling | broadcast | minicams | Alistair Horne
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DOPs discuss minicams, lenses, 4k and all
Mel Noonan If anyone knows about the practical reality of using minicams and lenses it has to be the DOPs who are out there using them. We are now seeing minicams used in all areas of production, some with 1080p and 4K capability at prices you would not have believed possible a few years back.
Tags: iss100 | DOPs | lenses | 4k | minicams | polecam | opinion | cameraman | Mel Noonan
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Hands-on with the Antelope PICO ultra slow motion minicam
Mel Noonan Super slow motion, or super motion, has been around for years and is mostly 3x recording speed. If you record say 3 seconds of action and play it back at normal European production frame rate you'll have 9 seconds of slow motion replay. These cameras must integrate with the live production workflow in use. SSM HD cameras are still very much in use today for fast sports like soccer.
Tags: iss098 | polecam | antelope PICO | slow motion | minicam | world swimming championships | Mel Noonan
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Shooting in secret
Kieron Seth# Now showing on Channel 4 is Endemols new and highly popular Secret Eaters series. Based round a fixed rig production, the series uses newly developed mobile fixed rig technology and incorporates a number of recently introduced technical innovations, vital for fast turn-around TV.
Tags: iss088 | Secret eaters | Minicams | Panasonic | fixed rig | Kieron Seth#
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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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POV cameras explained
N/A Minicams, also referred to as POV cameras, are becoming increasingly popular as they get smaller, cheaper and easier to use. The POV camera is now a firm favourite in reality TV, sports coverage and fly-on-the wall documentaries. So how do you choose the best one for your application?
Tags: Drivedata | pov | iss038 | minicam | small camera | N/A
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Robotic cameras on location
N/A Robotic cameras on location by Laurie Frost, Camera Corps
Tags: camera corps | location | location cameras | q-ball | minicam | iss037 | N/A
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