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Atomos Ninja Inferno REVIEWED
Daniel Peters Bristol-based Daniel Peters is one of a new breed of indie filmmakers discovering that you dont need big budgets to create filmic shorts. Often working solo, shooting and editing his own work, he creates the look and feel of bigger productions with only limited resources. His commitment to the craft is so great he had to sell much of his own gear to fund his most recent short film Deserted in Paris, after he went over budget due to lost locations and actors pulling out.
Tags: iss127 | atomos | inferno | ninja | review | prores | dnxhr | gh5 | fs7 | lut | Daniel Peters
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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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Polecam user review
Phil Vinter When it comes to filming from above, drones have dominated in recent years. But restrictions on where and when they can be used means there is still a demand for traditional style jibs.
Tags: iss122 | polecam | review | Phil Vinter
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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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Stop, collaborate and listen
[author] Fresh from his trip to Amsterdam, Azule chairman Peter Savage relives what he saw at IBC by highlighting a very welcome industry trend: equipment manufacturers are finally talking to each other.
Tags: iss106 | ibc 2015 | trade show | convention | communication | highlights | review | [author]
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Sony PXW-FS5 Review
Alister Champman I was lucky enough to get some hands on time with a prototype FS5 in Amsterdam at IBC. In case you havent heard about it, the PXW-FS5 is a compact interchangeable lens, super 35mm camcorder from Sony that can record in HD or UHD 4K. It shares many of the features of the already incredibly popular PXW-FS7 but in a much smaller body. As well as being similar to the FS7 it also has many similarities with the lower cost FS700, more on that later.
Tags: iss106 | sony pxw-fs5 | review | camcorder | handgrip | sensor | shoot | Alister Champman
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Peli 1095 Reviewed
KitPlus Any owner of a laptop, or in my case a Mac Book Pro, leading a busy life needs to look at how their machine will be safety transported from one location to another.
Tags: iss102 | peli case | 1095 | hardback | storage | review | KitPlus
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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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IDX E-HL9 Battery review
N/A REview of IDX E-HL9 Battery 88Wh Li-ion V-Mount High Load Battery with PowerLink & Digi-View.
Tags: IDX E-HL9 | Battery | review | idx | N/A
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Matrox Monarch HD
KitPlus Selected as Streaming andRecording Appliance forGlobal Underground Music Site
Tags: iss096 | matrox monarch | HD | review | KitPlus
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REVIEW: Portaprompt 365 Personal
Sam Dierckx InSync Belgium and the new Portaprompt 365 Personal prompting assistant
Tags: iss095 | portaprompt | personal prompting assistant | insync | belgium | review | Sam Dierckx
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REVIEW: Matrox Monarch HD
Colin Ashby Firstly, a confession; its a fair bet that,technically, I know a lot less than youthe reader although Ive worked inbroadcast television for over 30 years so Ihave a lot of hands-on experience. To balancethis out, Im a cameraman so were by nature attractedto new models, bright shiny things, whistles and bells etc.Thats not to say that I know nothing of how things work,more a case of only knowing in depth about equipment thatis relevant to my work, again its a cameraman thing.
Tags: iss095 | colin ashby | review | matrox monarch hd | hd | Colin Ashby
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Sony PXW-FS7
Alister Champman Review
Tags: iss094 | Review | Sony | PXW-FS7 | Alister Champman
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DLED Dedolight Reviewed
Justin Mills Ive been using Felloni LED light panels for over 18 months now, and have really enjoyed the ease of operating lights using battery power in my case, V lock batteries that I also use to power my cameras.
Tags: iss092 | dedolight | review | DLED | light | studio | LED | Justin Mills
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Black magic studio camera
Mark Stopher Mark Stopher reviews the Blackmagic studio camera
Tags: iss092 | Blackmagic | studio camera | reviews | Mark Stopher
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UWP-D11 Review
Kevin Cook Ever since the new regulations in the UK on radio microphone frequencies were introduced in the UK at the end of 2012, the days were numbered for my trusty old Sony UWP series radio mic system (consisting of the URX-P1 UHF dual-diversity receiver and UTX-B1 transmitter). Whilst super-reliable and excellent quality, this combo is limited to channels 67-69 which the government sold off to expand the frequencies available for mobile phones (cheers!!).
Tags: iss091 | uwp d11 | review | sony | audio | microphone | Kevin Cook
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Teletest Telesend HD LCD receiver Review
Jon Boast It was towards the middle of last year that I reviewed my Teradek Bolt HD wireless system for TV Bay magazine. I commented then, that monitors are about the one thing that cameramen use day in day out, wireless ones particularly. Even these days you change your camera from day to day, one day you may be out shooting on an XDCAM, then a C300 or an Alexa. Invariably though as an owner operator your monitoring systems stay the same for those shoots.
Tags: iss090 | teletest | telesend | lcd receiver | hd | review | Jon Boast
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RTS Thames Valley NAB 2014 Review
Simon Tillyer This annual get together features a panel of guests, chaired by Dick Hobbs discussing their experiences and thoughts of NAB.
Tags: iss090 | NAB | RTS | Review | Simon Tillyer
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Dick Hobbs questions how it got to be 2014 so soon?
Dick Hobbs. As we get ourselves ready to launch in to the new year, I have a few thoughts to share with you. The first is prompted by a press release which landed in my inbox back in December.
Tags: iss085 | 2014 | review | questions | time | article | in | look back | yearly | 4k capitalisation | dick hobbs | Dick Hobbs.
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#TVFUTURES
Danny Hutchings Since introducing myself to tv-bay readers in October I have been working on two major assignments for this year.
Tags: iss085 | students | university | blog | review | media | danny | tv futures | article | case study | production | course | Danny Hutchings
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A new 4k year with Bob Pank
Bob Pank# Throughout 2013 manufacturers were popping up with solutions for 4K which together could take the format all the way from scene to screen.
Tags: iss085 | 4k | technology | broadcast | 2013 | review | article | develop | format | Bob Pank#
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Why is mediocrity such a powerful force?
Thomas Urbye Mediocrity has seen millions of films, commercials and TV shows end up on the scrap heap, yet when we look at just The Top 10 IMDB Movies, we see a list of strange choices.
Tags: iss085 | imdb | top 10 movies | choices | review | article | mediocrity | Thomas Urbye
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Speed and accuracy in post
Walter Kummli Speed and accuracy makes Lightworks the only choice for Inhouse Productions Ltd.
Tags: iss085 | review | lightworks | editshare | walter kummli | inhouse productions | Walter Kummli
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Near-live production with Softrons multicam logger
Alastair Owen A software tool that dramatically streamlines the process of putting a multi-camera edit together.
Tags: iss085 | softron | multicam | logger | shows | software | tool | streamline | production | multi | camera | edit | system | logging | clips | guide | review | Alastair Owen
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Review: DaVinci Resolve 10
Toby Tomkins Colour grading for me is about the final sculpting of the image, in terms of colour, tone, texture and composition.
Tags: iss085 | davinci resolve 10 | blackmagic | design | colour grading | review | how to | Toby Tomkins
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Will Strauss looks at post production in 2014
Will Strauss# With ever-faster Internet speeds and the introduction of remote editing and grading software, doing post-production need not necessarily include a trip into Soho, writes Will Strauss.
Tags: iss085 | will strauss | review | editing | remote | grading | software | internet | storage | cloud | work from home | post production | guide | Will Strauss#
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The new DPP standard
Craig Newbury Why and how is the DPP standard significant for broadcasters and other media facilities across the UK, and beyond?
Tags: iss085 | dpp | standard | broadcasters | media | explained | review | digital production partnership | Craig Newbury
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Bob is up in the air with 4K
Bob Pank# The closer you look at 4K UHD the more you see what needs to be done to make it work from scene to screen.
Tags: iss084 | 4K | UHD | TV | flow | cloud | satellite | streaming | new | technology | review | explained | Bob Pank#
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Rising to the occasion
Kevin Cook A review of the iFootage Mini Crane by Kevin Cook.
Tags: iss083 | iFootage Mini Crane | review | test | explained | demo | crane | dslr | camera | rig | tripod | broadcast | Kevin Cook
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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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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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True neutrality with TRUE ND
Raymond Burns ND filters are an essential addition to any filmmakers kit, particularly when attempting to get a proper exposure or a shallow depth of field when shooting outside in bright conditions or with strong sunlight.
Tags: iss082 | nd | filters | sunlight | true nd | neutral density | review | range | product | prices | bright | filmmaking | Raymond Burns
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The invention of LED lighting
Jonathan Harrison Jonathan Harrison discusses the science of lighting and the Kino Flo Celeb.
Tags: iss082 | jonathan harrison | LED | lighting | invention | science | celeb | kino flo | review | Jonathan Harrison
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Placebo Live Performance Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera
KitPlus Alternative rock band Placebo has recorded a live studio set of its new album on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera.
Tags: iss082 | blackmagic | cinema | camera | testimonial | example | review | placebo | alternative rock | band | music video | filming | shoot | loud like love | KitPlus
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Flying Pictures and the importance of a monitor
KitPlus Hampshire based filming specialist Flying Pictures is the world leader in the provision of aerial and helicopter filming services for feature films, commercials, television, live broadcast events and surveillance.
Tags: iss082 | hampshire | flying pictures | helicopter | filming | aerial | camera | film | cache media | monitor | setup | explained | review | marshall | KitPlus
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12 months test of the Petrol Deca Dr. Bag
KitPlus Sometimes the only way to properly test something is to use it for a year in all manner of scenarios and then look at how it and, more importantly in this case, the contents have fared up.
Tags: iss082 | 12 months | test | review | Petrol | Deca Dr. Bag | bag | case | camera | KitPlus
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A year in the life of SIS LIVE
David Meynell This time a year ago SIS LIVE was still glowing with the pride that came from working to deliver outside broadcast TV coverage and satellite connectivity for London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic events.
Tags: iss081 | sis live | streaming | broadcast | ob | trucks | satellite | coverage | industry | clients | case studies | year in the life | review | David Meynell
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Peter Savage looks at what IBC may have in store for us
[author] The broadcast industrys shows are so much more than whats on show and, yes, it is worth spending time in the bars as Peter Savage explains.
Tags: iss081 | azule finance | ibc 2013 | ibc | amsterdam | preview | look forward | [author]
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Polecam delivers 500th rig
Mel Noonan Extreme sports cameraman Steffan Hewitt designed the lightweight jib for his own use, as a tool to get the shots he wanted. He kept refining it as he used it. Others saw it and wanted it. There are now hundreds in use worldwide.
Tags: iss081 | steffan hewitt | polecam | 500th rig | review | systems | jib | lightweight | Mel Noonan
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Will Strauss looks at the growth of MediaCityUK and dock 10
Will Strauss# In less than three years Dock 10 has grown from a mere studio operator with add-ons to a fully-fledged digital media service provider. Will Strauss tracks the changes.
Tags: iss081 | dock 10 | media service provider | cloud | setup | mediacity | manchester | uk | review | whats up dock | digital media | the voice | rennovation | Will Strauss#
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Making an advert with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Brandon Kahn When Mothers Basement came to us with an advert to put on UK cinema screens, I knew my trusty, but basic, XF 305 wasnt going to cut it. Sure, most ads you see in cinema are projected in regular HD and are often shot no higher than 1080, but I felt we needed some extra size.
Tags: iss080 | blackmagic cinema camera | advert | shooting | hire | review | hands on | use | guide | Brandon Kahn
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Do you have the computing horsepower you need? XMac Mini Server expansion system
Greg LaPorte Sonnet Technologies has bridged the gap between the Mac Pros extensibility and the Mac minis portability with its xMac¢ mini Server, a Thunderbolt-to-PCIe 2.0 expansion system and 1U rackmount enclosure that securely holds the Mac mini in place.
Tags: iss080 | sonnet | mac mini | server | thunderbolt | expansion system | review | hugh healy | studio | tampa bay | Greg LaPorte
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A bag for life? PELI Elite Laptop Backpack reviewed
Simon Tillyer Were a big user of PELI cases here at tv-bay. We use them for what they were designed for... and then some with attempted drownings, drops, drags and dynamite tests!
Tags: iss080 | peli | product | elite | backpack | laptop | review | test | waterproof | Simon Tillyer
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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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Securing your rushes in a rush with G-Technologys G-DOCK
Mark Stopher I was recently charged with the task of backing up files from a 9 day web series shoot. We began day four by throwing a postman through a breakaway table covered in sugar glass items. After such effort went into getting that perfect shot - backing it up had to be done right.
Tags: iss080 | g technology | gdock | storage solution | drive | backup | review | case study | Mark Stopher
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Why test and measurement is for real life, not just for engineers
Will Strauss# Thanks to its long-standing association with virtually incomprehensible acronyms, dark machine rooms and (lets face it) engineers with unruly beards, the subject of Test and Measurement (T&M) always gets a bit of bum rap.
Tags: iss079 | test and measurement | monitors | guide | review | leader lv5220 | tvlogic vfm-056w | swit s1070f | hd sdi | waveform | portable | hamlet | ikan | tektronix | marshall | Will Strauss#
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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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A runaway success at Graduate Fashion Week with Blackmagic
KitPlus Encouraging and nurturing raw young talent, Graduate Fashion Week (GFW) is one of the largest international platforms of its kind. Showcasing the future of fashion, over 1,000 aspiring designers descended on London during June for Graduate Fashion Week 2013.
Tags: iss079 | blackmagic design | atem | brightonart | mark scarratt | london fashion week | graduate | television studio | use | review | testemonial | media express | KitPlus
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Generic vs. name brand: Portable power solutions
Martyn Sly-Jex Customers should consider the battery design and construction, its capacity and longevity. While generic batteries are usually significantly cheaper than name-brand ones, they often lack features and technology that will help your production run safely and reliably.
Tags: iss078 | portable power solutions | anton bauer | batteries | power | guide | review | IMPAC | Quad 2702 | LED | vmount | charging | care | Martyn Sly-Jex
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The Teradek Bolt reviewed
Jon Boast The end of last year saw Teradek step up the game even more in the HD wireless monitoring world, with its announcement of The Bolt, a wireless HD-SDI monitoring system. The first thing that struck many on its launch was the size of both the transmitter and the receiver.
Tags: iss078 | teradek | bolt | transmitter | review | use | location | guide | sdi monitoring | 3g output | cube | wific | zero latency | price | Jon Boast
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