19

Feb 2020

Paul Ream from extrashot gives the Core SWX Sony FX9 Power Solution the thumbs up!

Sony’s new FX9 is an impressive piece of engineering. Combining the latest design of full frame, high resolution sensors with a traditional camcorder form factor, the FX9 can capture beautiful shallow DOF footage with an impressive 15 stops of dynamic range. If there has been one outstandi...
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14

Feb 2020

ISE 2020 - the show must go on

Sadly we aren't there. However, Holdan doesn’t just live in the material world – we are virtual visitors to Amsterdam. This year’s show is going to be a humdinger, with new 8K kit, a revolutionary real-time audio transcription system, a brand new IT/IP production platform and s...
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13

Feb 2020

AV meets IP meets IT with Panasonic at ISE 2020

Those with some grey hair like me might think eSports refers to a person from Yorkshire’s exercise regime, but I asked my 10-year-old and he says eSports is the fastest growing sector in the AV industry. At ISE this year Panasonic combines its latest broadcast and live entertainment produc...
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13

Feb 2020

Datavideo, 35 years of live AV

This year Datavideo are not only celebrating their 35th birthday but also their 35th year producing equipment for live events and AV productions. Part of this year’s celebrations is a competition asking their loyal customers to share a selfie of themselves with their favourite Datavideo pro...
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13

Feb 2020

Lumens secures video with SRT at ISE 2020

At ISE 2020, Lumens is introducing the VC-A71P 4K PTZ camera with an unusual feature for a camera manufacturer: SRT. In a world where data theft, cyber security, information management and protection, and safeguarding are high on every organisation’s agenda, SRT is an invaluable tool. SRT...
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05

Feb 2020

New launches at ISE 2020

Here's an overview of our vendors exhibiting at ISE 2020. Please call us on +44 (0)1457 851000 if you would like to book a stand tour with one of our manufacturers. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN HALL 3, STAND C140 The Video Assist 12G 5” and 7” monitor recorders are now shipping. The original H...
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22

Jan 2020

The best (of live production) at ISE

Meet our specialist suppliers at the RAI in Amsterdam. Whether you want to talk technology, business or projects, we hope you have a great show. Book a show tour to see the best of live production, lecture capture and image processing technology. Our manufacturers can give you a VIP tour to get ...
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09

Jan 2020

Why a 4K camcorder is (way) better than a phone

At a recent conference, one of the delegates drew my attention to a new BBC Academy training video on using smartphones for journalism. I was particularly interested because I’d just bought myself a smartphone with a decent stills camera. My wife is really pleased about this beca...
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07

Jan 2020

Sony FX9 Accessory Guide

There is no doubt that the Sony FX9 is a tremendously significant camcorder and as a new decade begins Holdan’s manufacturers are beginning to ship some fantastic new accessories to increase its already impressive capabilities. Power up There will be a few V-lock adaptors for the FX9 in t...
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13

Dec 2019

Pure Power - adding V-mount batteries to the FX9

The FX9 ships as standard with a 35Wh Sony BP battery. For many users, their first thought will be how to use high capacity broadcast batteries for all day shoots. Sony offers an all-singing extension unit, the XDCA-FX9. As well as offering a battery mounting plate, it’s a true expansion s...
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11

Dec 2019

Battery level high - working on the Edge

A humble Canon LP-E6 DSLR battery has a 13 watt hour (Wh) capacity, tiny compared with a V-mount unit at 98, 150 or even 198 Wh capacity. These broadcast batteries can keep you going all day, but are far too big and cumbersome for DSLR or mirrorless cameras. A smaller battery means run time worr...
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20

Nov 2019

The world’s easiest HD recorder?

Datavideo’s HDR-1 is a compact half rack unit designed for use in live event productions. It is included in Datavideo’s popular range of GO studios designed to be operated in education, worship, seminars and at social outreach events. It’s an incredibly easy all-rounder, suitabl...
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12

Nov 2019

Wirecast - Top 10 hardware add-ons to enhance your video productions

Wirecast is the most popular award-winning video production software for Mac and Windows. It's perfect for live streams, webinars, webcasts, sports, church services, and education or training videos.  You need nothing more than a computer and a basic web camera to start your 1st product...
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23

Oct 2019

Climb ev’ry mountain

At IBC 2019 in September Holdan added around 30 new products. So, the learning curve for anyone in the sales, marketing or technical teams is steep. We have to have an understanding of cables, connectors, sensor sizes, resolutions, frame rates, exposure, three point lighting, focal lengths, crop...
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10

Oct 2019

The Camcorder is dead. Long Live the Camcorder

How many times have you heard the phrase – the camcorder is dead?  Now video cameras are going full frame, how can there possibly be a place in the market for a fixed lens camcorder with a smaller sensor? Well, there is a place for them, and great reasons why quite often they wil...
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23

Sep 2019

Holdan BV introduceert A-dena in de Benelux Video- en AV-markt

A-dena heeft Holdan aangesteld als haar distributeur in de Benelux voor het volledige scala van video opname-, streaming- en mediabeheer producten. Als distributeur van technologie voor de professionele videomarkt, en zusterbedrijf van AV-distributiespecialist Van Domburg Partners, zal Holdan BV...
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04

Sep 2019

Why IBC

Nowhere to sit. Long queues for a drink. Even longer queues for food. Exhibitors like hawks, eagerly eyeing you down the corridor, hopeful of showing you their new gizmo.
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02

Sep 2019

Holdan rolt Inovativ uit

Inovativ, een toonaangevende ontwikkelaar en fabrikant van professionele karren en werkstations, heeft Holdan aangesteld als zijn distributeur voor het vasteland van Europa, het VK en Ierland. Holdan zal het volledige assortiment van Inovativ vertegenwoordigen, waaronder de Voyager-, Echo- en Ran...
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22

Aug 2019

Coming Soon to Screens Near You

The entertainment value of sports can’t be under-estimated, especially in this competition-obsessed country. This is the age when the Internet and social media offers fan engagement for every conceivable interest. Intrigued by airport carpets or the ‘endless horse’, Google them...
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03

Jul 2019

A Carnival of Venice

Venice is Sony’s flagship 6K full frame camera. It’s a substantial camera at around 8 pounds (considerably lighter than the 20 pound ARRI Alexa LF) so benefits massively from careful rigging. As a premium camera, Holdan recommends the highest quality accessories to complement the Ven...
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02

Jul 2019

The perfect breakout assistant

Datavideo's DAC-75T is designed to convert video signals from VGA, HDMI, SDI to HDMI or SDI. With touchscreen control, it's a great ally for venues, conference teams and AV rental teams that need to be ready for whatever the presenter needs to project.  DAC-75T makes childplay of conne...
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14

May 2019

O the wild charge they made!

There’s now an even warmer welcome awaiting you at Holdan. Our HQ in Glossop is now equipped with a dual car-charging point, so you’ll get a warm welcome, a great coffee and another few hundred miles of happy motoring. As much as 25% of our power is generated by our solar panels, so ...
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18

Apr 2019

Datavideo hits NAB 2019

Datavideo’s stand was packed with visitors and new kit at this year’s NAB. Innovations include: PTC-140 SDI/HDMI camera at an incredible price. The picture quality is really good at full HD 50p. The camera also supports H.264/H.265 video compression and dual stream output ove...
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16

Apr 2019

Sonnet Showcases Adobe Creative Cloud Applications' Support for eGPU at NAB 2019

Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Media Encoder Now Support eGPUs With AMD Radeon Pro Cards and the eGFX Breakaway Box Sonnet Technologies will showcase its award-winning eGFX Breakaway™ Box 650 eGPU expansion chassis and the AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 9100 GPU card providing support for Ado...
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09

Apr 2019

Danger, Danger…HIGH VOLTAGE

With high-end production cameras, like the Alexa LF, Venice, RED Ranger and (technically) the new Alexa Mini LF starting to favour 24v over 12v power, one of the biggest issues is, well…power. Do you go with 12v to 24v up-conversion, or invest in a set of 24v batteries? Let’s look a...
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25

Mar 2019

Raising Awareness for Reuben’s Retreat

To raise awareness for Reuben’s Retreat our Head of Warehousing & Logistics Craig Leith is running the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Reuben’s Retreat is a charity whose aim is to relieve the distress of families who have suffered the bereavement of a child or have a child sufferin...
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04

Mar 2019

Every Inch Counts…

SmallHD have gone and done it again! Fresh for 2019, SmallHD are releasing the Focus 7. Using the same OS3 software that SmallHD implement into all of their monitors, it holds all of the features you’re used to. But… the Focus 7 boasts a 7”, full HD (able to downscale from 4K...
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01

Mar 2019

Ready, Set, Present

Conferences, huddle rooms and presentations are fast paced environments where time is money and the audience does not like to wait. This is where an AV converter like the DAC-75T just thrives. Your speaker wants to connect their laptop and see it displayed or projected straight away. T...
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04

Feb 2019
UPDATED

LED vs. OLED

The Internet is full of LED vs OLED debate. But most of the time, they’re only related to big, 50"+ displays. Which is great, but what about when it comes to small, professional handheld or camera-mounted displays – what should you get… LED or OLED? SmallHD’s Focus has al...
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14

Jan 2019

Holdan Opent Vestiging In Ridderkerk klantondersteuning Dichtbij En Snellere Distributie In Benelux

Resellers van pro-video- en broadcasttechnologie in de Benelux kunnen vanaf nu rekenen op een nog snellere levering van hun producten. Vanuit het hoofdkantoor in Manchester in Noord Engeland zal Holdan nauw samenwerken met het Benelux team aan een pan-Europeese uitwerking van strategie, aankoop, ...
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11

Jan 2019

Battery Hot Swapping is Finally Here

For broadcasters and film-makers, completely eliminating downtime is the dream. Pro camera operators need their kit powered and working at all times, whether it's in a live environment or on a busy set, up against a tight shooting schedule. Turning off a camera to replace a battery in such a situ...
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18

Dec 2018

Datavideo’s usability lab is a great user experience

Today software, apps and computer games cannot be released with clunky user interfaces or huge menu structures. And who has time to read an inch-thick software manual these days? Instead new software is tested on first-time users to check its “usability” or user-friendliness. Anythin...
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21

Nov 2018

Editing in the 21st Century: why you need 10GbE

Working on a local copy of a creative project may be your default. If your central storage and network can’t support the data rates you need for multiple streams of high resolution video, it may be your only option. That process of transferring files from shared storage to your desktop (an...
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14

Nov 2018

Wirecast 11, Available Now

A new version of Wirecast has just been released by Telestream with new features and significant improvements. In the powerful Wirecast Pro version the Web stream plugin has been completely rewritten to improve stability and performance, this is fantastic for remote video contributions al...
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19

Sep 2018

Video in Education - Wirecast Special Video Series

Wirecast live production and streaming software is ideal for use in schools, colleges and university. Watch this series of videos to find out how you can launch new streaming services for lecture capture, event coverage and graduation ceremonies, plus create unique teaching resources. EDU Seri...
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06

Sep 2018

How do I add video (and other) inputs to my MacBook Pro?

Apple laptops have evolved to become minimalist powerhouses. Over the years, MacBook Pro designers have engineered a beautiful, sleek chassis and reduced the weight significantly. The result is a travel-friendly powerhouse, a light-weight editing workstation, a super-slim 4K grading system. But ...
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06

Aug 2018

Powering Sony's 4K FS5 and FS7

The NANO-U98 for the Sony FS5 and Sony FS7 is a 98Wh lithium ion pack equipped with a LED power gauge, 1 USB, and 1 p-tap, making it capable of powering additional accessories such as an on-camera light. The batteries will charge on Sony OEM chargers, allowing you to extend the service life on y...
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26

Jul 2018

Running an A7 for over 8 Hours

Sony A7’s series of cameras are serious contenders in the full frame market... but all that processing power demands high capacity batteries for even modest shooting times. The new Powerbase Edge is a 49Wh lithium ion battery mounts either to the bottom of the camera using a ¼-20 scr...
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18

Jul 2018

Primed and Ready

Are your camera batteries air transport compliant? If you’re a travelling camera operator, you’ll know all too well the rules and regulations of flying with Lithium batteries. But if you don’t, you’ve got a whole lot of reading to do… If you have an afternoon to spa...
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09

Jul 2018

Frequency Violations!

Anyone with a wireless mic knows about frequencies – not just finding a clear channel, but also getting the right licence to operate. In the world of video senders, the same two issues apply. Teradek helps you avoid crowded bands with Bolt XT’s spectrum analyser, but even more importa...
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