24

Nov 2020

BirdDog release their biggest and most colourful update EVER!

BirdDog have announced major updates for Eyes P100, Eyes P200, Eyes P400, P4K and Cam Control. To download the firmware, click here.
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16

Nov 2020

Core SWX Powers Renan Ozturk Through Extreme Conditions

Director of Photography, Renan Ozturk, travels the globe filming in the most remote locations from Mount Everest, to the deserts of Utah. Often the conditions he shoots in stresses his equipment to the point of failure while filming. Along with extreme temperatures, his shoots are usually incredi...
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12

Nov 2020

Nikon Ambassador Daniel Kordan Chooses Wise Advanced

Self-isolation seldom bothered avid outdoor adventurer Daniel Kordan. During the pandemic period, he led a squad of photographers on three long expeditions at Kuril Islands, Kuril Lake and Jack London Lake from July to September.
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22

Oct 2020

You Have Chosen…Wisely

Last week SmallHD introduced the Indie 7; a brand new, 7” on-camera monitor. An entry-level addition to their “Smart 7 Monitor Family”, along with the mid-range 702 Touch and the flagship Cine 7. Each of these monitors is built off the same anodised aluminium chassis; has a 7&r...
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12

Oct 2020

Rigging the Komodo

Komodo is Red’s first truly affordable camera system. It is likely to fulfil many roles - as a feature film B-camera or main camera for documentary production.  Fortunately, the Komodo’s cuboid-shape lends itself very well to being rigged, powered, adapted and mounted to suit vi...
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01

Oct 2020

Midwich Group signs European distribution agreement with BirdDog

BirdDog have developed embedded Network Device Interface (NDI®) hardware and implemented into a range of high definition and 4K broadcast video converters, robotic pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras, and a suite of software products to tie end-to-end workflows together. The range includes products r...
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17

Sep 2020

Teradek Prism: the challenger broadcast encoder

If the 1930s have parallels with the 2020s, then the world of media is ready for a revolution.Economic downturn, the threat of mass unemployment, tension on the world stage, dustbowls in America… there are some striking similarities to today. And just as post-war audiences flocked to new c...
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15

Sep 2020

Make a Wise CFexpress Choice

With the coronavirus pandemic severely shutting down international athletic competitions for months, Swedish photographer Joel Marklund was pleased to get back to sports again. In July he was back photographing rock climbing, athletics and football.  He brought the latest professional Nikon...
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15

Sep 2020

Remote HDR: Collaboration in Post

Like any encoding and decoding platform, Teradek Prism was originally designed for broadcasters and webcasters. Because the system is a 10-bit HDR video device, it is generating interest from post houses as a remote collaboration, and real-time monitoring platform. With producers, directors, inv...
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17

Aug 2020

Holdan backs creators with Loupedeck and Gnarbox

As the production community gets back to shooting, Holdan has added two new brands to its portfolio which will help crews complete projects more efficiently and creatively than ever. Portable back up and storage manufacturer Gnarbox gives camera crews quick in-field back up of crucial video file...
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31

Jul 2020

Prompting for Everyone

A lucky few are born to be in front of the camera. Eloquent, unflappable and engaging, they are the video presenter for your organisation.  The rest of us are either uncomfortable in front of the lens or confident for no good reason! It’s this category that needs a teleprompter. Promp...
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27

Jul 2020

Why your media may be more important than your camera

Life is full of unrepeatable moments, says wildlife photographer Thorsten Milse. You know if your camera is water-resistant. And if it’s not, you can just use a protective jacket. You’re then ready to travel, prepared for the shoot. But the reliability of your recording media is no l...
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29

Jun 2020

20 Percent Sale On Datavideo Technology

While stocks last, Datavideo products are available with savings of up-to €1,350 + VAT. Cameras & Robotics List Price Sale price Save DATA-PTC140TH 20x Zoom HD PTZ Camera with HDBaseT Receiver €1,775 €1,420 €355 DATA-PTC150TW 30x Zoom H...
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16

Jun 2020

Clean, safe and cool on-set

In the midst of social distancing regulations, abiding by new health and safety rules is vital.  Holdan has teamed up with two manufacturers to unveil a mobile cleaning and temperature control station to help crews and actors keep productions compliant with new rules. As a dedicated Covid s...
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14

May 2020

Serv Pro or Bolt: WiFi for Low Latency Transmission? Serv Pro and Bolt compared

On-set wireless monitoring is now standard on set, and Teradek is the de facto manufacturer of choice. Within the Teradek line-up, there are two local monitoring options, the Bolt and the Serv Pro. For anyone new to cable-free monitoring, here’s a quick buyer’s guide. If you want a s...
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12

May 2020

Kies de juiste geheugenkaart voor je camera

Elke camera die kan filmen registreerd materiaal op interne of externe media. Er zijn veel keuzes mogelijk. De snelheid en betrouwbaardheid van de gekozen media zijn bij het filmen van groot belang. Gelukkig is er een leverancier die gespeciliseerd is in het maken van geheugenkaarten voor de film...
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07

May 2020

Shooting safely on-set. Being good Neighbours

Much to the delight of kids across the world, the first high profile TV show back in production is Australia’s Neighbours. The studios and location are up and running again since the crew turned off their cameras in March. In order to get back on set, according to a report on ABC News, new...
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29

Apr 2020

VidiU Go - overwint elke streaming hindernis

De VidiU Go is een compacte encoder die je de beste kans geeft op een betrouwbare webstreaming vanaf elke locatie. VidiU Go is ontworpen om een aantal netwerkproblemen te voorkomen, zo kan het omgaan met: Elke verbinding Streamen via WiFi- of Ethernet-netwerken Streamen met een mobiele USB-d...
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28

Apr 2020

British Government Pioneers Video Streaming with Telestream Wirecast

New and radically different approach to public communication helps PM get the message over during coronavirus pandemic. The Customer The prime minister of the United Kingdom (informally abbreviated to PM) is the head of government of the United Kingdom. The prime minister directs both the execu...
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27

Apr 2020

Geluid klaar? Camera klaar? Actie! Start je productie na de corona stop

Nu de corona beperkingen één voor één worden opgeven kunnen de Europese film- en dramaproducties met de nodige creativiteit hervat worden. Opnames die in februari en maart stilgelegd zijn staan weer klaar om op een andere manier dan gewoon geschoten te worden. Alles b...
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27

Apr 2020

Virtually on-set – managing productions when your crew can’t travel

The way we make movies most certainly must change. In the best of circumstances, we are a crew of 75 people jammed into a room with very little ventilation, holding our breath until we hear “CUT”. We are in close contact with one another all day long. We never really thought about i...
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27

Apr 2020

The Disconnected DIT: safe production on or off-set

Whether you’re in front of the camera or behind the camera, the show must go on, as they say. It’s up to all of us to collaborate in a way that makes sense and keep creating content that matters.Sabrina Safran Backstage Magazine
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24

Apr 2020

Live streaming producties met Telestream Wirecast

Telestream Wirecast is de meest gebruikte en complete live-videoproductie software voor Mac en Windows. Wirecast is perfect geschikt voor live streams, webinars, webcasts, sport, kerkdiensten, onderwijs of trainingsvideo's.  Je kan simpel en snel beginnen door op een laptop met een standaar...
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22

Apr 2020

Streaming Glossary

Bandwidth Bandwidth measures the speed of a network connection. In the streaming industry, your internet connections bandwidth is typically measured in kilobits or megabits per second. In live streaming, it is critically important to consider the upload speed, rather than the download speed whic...
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08

Apr 2020

Streaming Everywhere – at once

Live streaming is now the number one priority. News and even government agencies, houses of worship and health agencies, training and education institutes are all re-doubling their efforts to communicate live with private and public audiences.
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01

Apr 2020

Free Drop Shipping

As normal trading becomes more difficult for resellers and integrators, Holdan is now offering drop shipment at no cost. This means that even where customers are having to temporarily close their warehouse, business can continue and vital live streaming projects can be completed. To assist our ne...
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31

Mar 2020

Don’t stand so close to me! Recording sound safely and at a distance

Maintaining a healthy 2m distance between interviewer and guest, between camera crew and interviewees poses a problem for video shooters. There are three options to keep you safe: A longer XLR cable (potential trip hazard) A boom pole (requires a dedicated sound engineer) A wireless micropho...
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26

Mar 2020

Live production from multiple locations, on a budget

Live from Sussex and Stockport (via. London) Live Production has always had its own set of challenges, including managing a network of cameras and equipment for a show where there’s no option of a second take. Keeping up with the technology is hard enough, but what if all of this has to be...
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26

Mar 2020

Streaming presenteren op een hoger plan: de koffer van A-dena

Nu iedereen vanuit huis werkt en scholen gesloten zijn worden wij veel gebeld met de vraag vanuit universiteiten, scholen, bedrijven en instellingen of wij oplossingen kunnen leveren die voorzien in het mogelijk maken van hoogwaardige video conferentie. De betaalbare kant en klare Stay in Class k...
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25

Mar 2020

De Panasonic AW-UE4: de juiste camera op het juiste moment

Van de Panasonic AW-HE2 camera’s zijn er honderden verkocht. Na het stopzetten van de productie bleven de vragen binnenkomen van klanten die iets van deze opzet en functionaliteit nodig hadden voor kleine radio- en nieuwsstudio's.  Met de AW-UE4 heeft Panasonic een waardige opvolger ge...
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20

Mar 2020

Capture, Record and Stream - Live in Minutes

On Tuesday I had the pleasure of setting up two PTZ cameras with a new all-in-one switching, recording and streaming system from Lumens. I say pleasure because the only time I had to read the manual was for a default login. Really, just once. That’s the beauty of Lumens. We sell a lot of e...
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20

Mar 2020

Hoe maak je van je professionele camera een professionele webcam

Met de huidige situatie zijn er nog nooit zoveel vragen gesteld over videoconferencing met behulp van Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams of zelfs Facetime. Ondertussen zijn veel cameramannen en verhuur bedrijven in het bezit van professionele camera’s die sinds een week een stuk minder gebruikt ...
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19

Mar 2020

Beter streamen met de computer – het begint bij de webcam

Nieuwe manieren om zowel betaalbaar als met hogere kwaliteit video te communiceren. Een paar uitzonderingen daargelaten zijn de webcams die in laptops, telefoons en tablets van een lage kwaliteit. Zij voldoen voor eenvoudige een-op-een communicatie maar voor belangrijke vergaderingen en presenta...
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18

Mar 2020

Video Streaming voor Beginners

Stream wereldwijd vanaf elke plek De meest eenvoudige manier om live video naar werknemers, studenten en klanten te sturen is via Youtube Live of Facebook Live. Er zijn veel manieren om video te maken en streamen die er professioneel uitzien. Ons team kan u advies geven voor de beste oplossing ...
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17

Mar 2020

The Holdan UK and Benelux offices are open for trading

You may find a lot of our team working from home for the foreseeable future, but we'll endeavour to give you the same level of service that you've come to expect from us. These are challenging times for the market but there are urgent demands for video production and streaming equipment. Althoug...
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04

Mar 2020

A guide to rigging RED cameras

RED Digital Cinema’s DSMC2 architecture has been one of the company’s most enduring camera systems. The design offers superb modularity, with the entire camera system built around a ‘Brain’, RED’s terminology for the camera module, housing the sensor, ASIC (Applicat...
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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

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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