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Canon C100_MKII_01 in Prokit showroom

5 Reasons Why Prokit Thinks The Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mk II is Better Than The Mk I. *   Ergonomics. The larger viewfinder and swing-out, swivel OLED screen make the camera easier, faster, and more comfortable to use. *   Processing. The newly introduced DIGIC 4 Processor gives better colour saturation and lower noise – than means better images. *   Recording. The AVCHD codec offers 28 Mbps download speed instead of 24 Mbps. You …

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2014 was a record breaking year for the British Film Industry. It’s official. The BFI have just published figures which show a total spend of £1.471 Billion on film production in the UK. That’s a whopping 35% increase on the 2013 figure – a record since these figures were first published in 2001. We think there has been a general feel-good factor about the UK film industry for a while now, but it’s good …

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Professional audio can often take a back seat for some videographers. But with Rode’s newest announcements, high quality, controllable sound is now more attainable. First up, is the RØDELink Digital Wireless System. With a suggested price point significantly lower than other professional entry level solutions and some impressive features and specs, this could be the kit of choice for a lot of DSLR users looking to up their audio game. View the kit here. The …

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Prokit is looking for a Digital Marketing Assistant to join our West London office. Key Responsibilities: Work alongside the management team to create, develop and launch marketing campaigns across our digital channels. Research and develop original blog and social media content, including case studies, product reviews, and imagery. Managing web content, ensuring that our ecommerce site is kept updated and in line with competition. Attend tradeshows to keep ahead of industry trends and …

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When cinematographer Par Ekberg shot the Coldplay music video “Magic”, his portable lighting fixtures were BBS Area 48 LED interchangeable remote phosphor soft lights. The viral video, has already scored over 53 million views on YouTube and Ekberg’s work on “Magic” garnered him a Best Cinematographer nomination for a music video at the prestigious Cameraimage festival. The black and white, silent film-look video was shot on a circus tent sideshow set near downtown Los Angeles, …

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SHAPE Composite Grip in action

SHAPE Rigs have been in action in chilly Canada. The Canadian resort of Tremblant hosted a 24 hours snow and ski sport event in early 2015, where a range of SHAPE rigs were used.   SHAPE Rigs are really comfortable for extended use, and built for tough assignments.        

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Prokit are based in London; always have been. We are not about to move to Bradford, but we have recently been thinking about the city. http://bradfordfilmoffice.com/  The Bradford Film Office pointed out to us that Bradford is the World‘s 1st. UNESCO City of Film. The excellent National Media Museum must be part of the reason for this, coupled with some stunning period locations. Have you thought about Bradford for your next shoot? Cinematographers and Independent Content …

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The Camera

Sony want to give you a free Sony Action Camera – AS100. They’re great fun to use, and the results are superb.   Or if you prefer you can choose a Sony Shotgun microphone ECM-MS2, or a Sony Portable Wireless Receiver URX-P03. It’s a promotion that Sony have been running this autumn, but have decided to extend the offer deadline until 31st. March 2015. To claim your free gift, you need to purchase one of …

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Nobel prize winners

We are very grateful to these three gentlemen. They invented LEDs. A genuine ‘game changer’ for cinematographers, broadcasters, video professionals and photographers. Prokit offers our thanks and congratulations. Akasaki (left), Hiroshi Amano (center) and Shuji Nakamura are displaying their Nobel Prize in Physics after receiving them this week. The Japanese born physicists first produced bright blue light from semi-conductors in the …

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Iron Man

Zylight F8 LED Fresnels were chosen by DOP Terry Stewart to shoot out of the back of a car when following “Iron Man” competitors in Hawaii recently. He commented that he wanted an LED with some punch that could run off a battery. It was a huge time-saver for him. Emmy award winning DOP Terry Stewart specialises in major sporting events and has shot Iron Man on 22 consecutive occasions. The event days have a gruelling …

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