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Footage screened at Cine Gear Expo of Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming movie, The Hateful Eight stole most of the headlines during this year’s event. Test footage of the new 70mm anamorphic shot film received enthusiastic applause when it was shown at the Paramount Studios lot during the California-based exhibit But also present at the event were the usual previews and demos of new and exciting products including something brand new from Teradek - it’s Spark 60GHZ short-range …

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Over the past few months we have been busy working on a variety of lighting projects that have taken us out of the showroom and on set with our customers. One such assignment took place at London’s The Shard, and saw us working with global events-led marketing and communications business, UBM. On the 13th floor of the enormous 95-storey skyscraper in Southwark we helped set up for an interview which called for quality lighting. We …

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Until the 30 June 2015 Atomos is offering customers the chance to get hold of a free accessory pack with every Shogun purchase. The promotion entitles new Atomos owners to a free travel case, a Shogun Armour product to protect their device, as well as an LCD protector and sun hood. The free giveaway is worth around £170 and is offered to customers who purchase the Atomos Shogun (full accessory version). The all-in-one 4K HDMI …

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Sony has today launched the new HXR-NX100 adding to its already successful NXCAM range of professional camcorders. By combining stunning picture quality with a varied selection of recording formats the Japanese manufacturer has created a camera that is well prepared to capture quality content in any environment. “The HXR‐NX100 brings the very best in resolution, depth of field control and low light performance thanks to its big 1.0‐type Exmor R CMOS sensor, allowing content creators …

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Canon are this year celebrating the 10th anniversary of their EOS 5D series of DSLR cameras. Since 2005, the EOS 5D has enabled users to take advantage of the impressive high-image-quality performance and photographic expression unique to digital SLR cameras equipped with a 35mm full-frame sensor. The series was the first advanced/amateur digital SLR camera to incorporate a sensor of this size, the EOS 5D’s competitive price contributed to the popularisation of full-frame-sensor cameras. To …

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Thousands of runners of all abilities headed to The Mall on the Bank Holiday weekend to compete in the prestigious Bupa Westminster Mile. The day of competition boasts events for elite athletes, juniors and wheelchair users, and is organised by the London Marathon and Westminster City Council. Prokit regular and director/ lighting cameraman, Chris DuMont, was at the Bank Holiday event equipped with the Sony A7S and Canon 16-35mm 2.8 Zoom lens with a Tiffen …

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DSLR users now have the capability to control their camera remotely thanks to the new DEC Wireless Remote Adapter from Aputure. Unveiled earlier this year the follow focus tool can support all Canon EF-mount and EF-S mount lenses, allowing them to attach to MFT mount or E-mount cameras. The adapter can wirelessly and remotely adjust the lens’s aperture extremely smoothly and also control variable speeds of focus pulling. Prokit got hands-on with the new kit …

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Last month Prokit hosted another one of their popular open days at their showroom in Chiswick, West London. The free event invited content creators of all abilities to the first showing in the UK of the exciting new Canon XC10 4K camera. Unveiled only recently the compact video and digital stills camera features a specially developed 1” CMOS sensor, combined with Canon’s DIGIC DV5 image processor. The XC10 can record UHDTV standard 4K footage, plus …

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The flexibility of the Dactylcam by Defy allows users to move from handheld camera operation to line rig operation with very little down time. According to the US company, the Dactylcam Kit is sure to take production and cinematography to new heights. Prokit takes a look at the new kit that combines a premium line-based, camera-rig system with the G12 camera gimbal stabilizer. POWER The Dactylcam is designed to support heavy payloads that could normally …

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This year’s NAB Show featured an online video conference for the very first time in its history. Editor and publisher of VideoNuze, Will Richmond, hosted the conference which offered sessions on key issues facing online video providers of original content. Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April’s event saw over 103,000 people attend – a rise from last year. Commenting on the inclusion of an online video conference, Chris Brown, Executive VP of Conventions …

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