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7 02, 2017

Equipment prices on the rise

By | February 7th, 2017|Categories: Broadcast, In the Press, News, Photography, Technology|

Equipment prices from one of the leading Broadcast manufacturers have gone up by around 20% in the UK since the Spring. The falling value of sterling is having a significant impact on our industry, as anyone who regularly buys kit recently will know only too well. At the time of writing, the value of [...]

7 02, 2017

TV has got good. Really good…

By | February 7th, 2017|Categories: Broadcast, In the Press, News, Photography, Technology|

TV has got good. Really good. Not all of it of course, but two pieces of TV I’ve seen recently have been truly stunning. My daughter is 10. There isn’t much that we can both watch and enjoy. Thankfully she thinks as much of Honey G as I do, and there is only so much [...]

7 06, 2016

NAB 2016: Everything you need to know PT.2

By | June 7th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast, In the Press, News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As I emerge from the customary post-NAB haze and try to formulate a coherent analysis of the 2016 show, perhaps the most striking realisation is that despite pacing the halls for four long days, I barely scratched the surface. The scale of the event, much like Las Vegas itself, is simply extraordinary, with over 100,000 [...]

23 05, 2016

GTC Awards 2016

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Broadcast, In the Press, News, Photography, Technology|Tags: , , , |

The annual Guild Of Television Cameramen ( GTC ) Open Day and AGM was held recently in the Oxfordshire countryside on a sunny Sunday. It’s a while since I’ve attended one, and the welcome was as warm and friendly as it always has been. Organisations like these must be incredibly useful for freelance camera operators, [...]

20 05, 2016

NAB 2016: Everything you need to know PT.1

By | May 20th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast, In the Press, News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As I emerge from the customary post-NAB haze and try to formulate a coherent analysis of the 2016 show, perhaps the most striking realisation is that despite pacing the halls for four long days, I barely scratched the surface. The scale of the event, much like Las Vegas itself, is simply extraordinary, with over 100,000 [...]

4 04, 2016

NAB speculations and expectations

By | April 4th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast, In the Press, News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

With NAB fast approaching, speculation is growing about the forthcoming launches and announcements we can expect there. Logic (and Moore's Law) dictates that at some point we will see a 4K, 3 x 2/3" sensor B4 mount camcorder, and my expectation is that Sony will get there first. They're first to market with a studio [...]

29 03, 2016

The Photography Show Review

By | March 29th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast, In the Press, Lighting, Photography, Technology|

Having just returned from The Photography Show (TPS) it was interesting to compare and contrast it with the video equivalent, BVE, and to see the cross-over in products and services offerings. It was my first visit back to the UK’s leading photo show in nearly 20 years, when it was called Focus, having spent the [...]

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