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Canon has revealed the ‘world’s widest’ 2/3” 4K portable broadcast lens designed for professionals looking to shoot live broadcast news and sport. The CJ12ex4.3B offers stunning optical performance right to the edge of the image when paired with a 2/3” 4K compatible camera. The new lens combines 4K quality with lightweight design and compact size comparable to HD lenses for comfortable on-shoulder shooting. Offering great 4.3mm focal length at the wide end, the lens …

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Canon is giving its customers the chance to win tickets to the Rugby World cup 2015. Kicking off on 18 September, 20 of the best teams in the world will compete across 13 venues for the prestigious Rugby World cup trophy. Canon, the official sponsor of the tournament, has 50 pairs of tickets to giveaway with the purchase of selected Canon stock. The Japanese manufacturer’s EOS 7D Mark II, 70D and 1D C are …

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SmallHD is offering customers the chance to get their hands on a free set of colour grades to recreate the look of various Hollywood films. The US manufacturer is also publishing video tutorials that will explain how to get the most out of these free LUTs during both pre- and post-production. “Colour grading will soon be critical to every shooter’s workflow,” comments Wes Phillips, who is the CEO of SmallHD. “We’re giving away this …

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Last week Prokit hosted a very ‘creative’ open day at our Chiswick based showroom. It was one of our best-attended events to date, for good reason – it was more creative then ever and offered an array of activities for attendees to get involved in. Filmmakers got the chance to get to grips with a whole host of new and noteworthy products including: the new C300 Mark II itself, plus the novel XC10 ‘hybrid …

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Sony recently held ‘Making the Break’, a webinar recorded at the legendary Pinewood Studios aimed at anyone who is taking their first steps in today’s video production industry as well as seasoned content creators. Acclaimed cinematographer Nino Leitner hosted the panel of talented professionals who have all broken into the industry through different routes. The line up included YouTube’s Toby Dale, who discussed how to make the transition from vlogging to filmmaking. Ben Sutton and Craig Lees from Southampton University offered invaluable advice for …

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Canon has announced the launch of a new ‘specialist’ video camera with the ability to capture full colour images in extremely low-light environments. The ME20F-SH boasts a maximum ISO setting of four million (+75dB) plus a Full Frame 35mm with 2.26 MP CMOS sensor and a DIGIC DV4 processor. The concept camera also includes Canon Log and Wide DR settings, which enable a wide dynamic range (800%). According to the Japanese camera manufacturer, the ME20F-SH’s …

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Canon C300 Mark II ‘Creative’ Open Day_IMAGEa

Prokit are hosting yet another of our popular hands-on open days at our Chiswick based showroom. But this time, our event is more creative then ever. Taking place between 1pm and 8pm on Tuesday the 11 August the event will give attendees the chance to get to grips with a number of new and noteworthy products. Available to see and demo will be the – soon to be released – Canon C300 Mark II, various …

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Film critics have done the unthinkable and come up with a contentious list of their 100 greatest American movies of all time. A task that even the Prokit team would be inane to attempt. Polled by BBC Culture, the 62 international critics represented countries from all over the world and handpicked their favourite US films before scoring them respectively. Four directors – Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Billy Wilder and Steven Spielberg – procure twenty of …

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Back in 2009 award-winning writer and producer, Stephen Follows began his research on gender participation in the UK film industry. He looked at gender roles within the film business, which included audience involvement and UK film crews. According to Stephen, 42% of professionals working in the film industry worldwide are women – in the UK, 39% of film professionals are female. In China, Russia and Hong Kong over 50% of professionals in their respective industries …

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“In a culture that is continually looking for smaller, faster and more convenient ways of doing things, we can often abandon a technology before it reaches maturity,” says motion graphic designer, David Sheldon-Hicks. Numerous technologies are already making waves and slowly impacting the film industry in some way or another. David, who has worked on Guardians of the Galaxy and Ex Machina, told The Guardian newspaper that 3D printing will ‘revolutionise’ filmmaking from a …

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