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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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Around 26,400 attendees at April’s NAB Show were international, according to the event organisers, with over 164 different countries being represented. The world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms featured 1,789 different companies. Floor space was boosted this year to one million square feet to cater for the growing number of attendees. “Hitting the one million mark on exhibit floor space is a testament to NAB …

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C300 Mark II

4K technology was high on the agenda at this year’s NAB Show, with Blackmagic, Canon and Panasonic all announcing new models. Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April’s event saw over 103,000 people attend, that’s an increase of around 5,000 from 2014. Commenting on the positive boost in numbers for the world’s largest annual convention covering film and television developments, NAB Executive VP of communications, Dennis Whaton, said: “This year’s NAB Show demonstrates again …

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Prokit now has six models of Astra to offer you. From Litepanels of course! Litepanels introduced a new 1 x 1 LED panel light late in 2014. Called the Astra, it looked like Litepanels re-gained their market leading spot in the genre that they invented. Now they have expanded the range that they offer, with 3 versions each of Bi-Color or Daylight only head. The Litepanels Astra is up to 4 times brighter than …

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Spark three head kit

Prokit’s two new LED Spark Lighting Kits are great value. The LED foot-square panel lights feature excellent colour rendition, low power consumption, full dimming, full colour temperature tuning and can run from optional batteries. Both the 2 x head kit and 3 x head kit are supplied in semi rigid cases. They are soft in style but with rigid internal construction they offer excellent transit protection. Stands are also included inside the cases. There’s room …

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