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Lowel Pro LED TLCI

How good is your LED light for its intended use? How can you tell if an LED light is good enough for use in the fields of cinematography, broadcast and professional video? How can you tell if a light gives an even amount of light across the visible parts of the spectrum, without giving your image a colour bias? The answer might be to rely on TLCI. Television Lighting Consistency Index (TLCI-2012) applies a …

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Battery technology news

Broadcasters, Cinematographers and Independent Content Creators will be interested to learn about some new game-changing battery technology on the horizon for us. Lithium-Ion batteries offered us many advantages over Nickel Cadmium technology and are now the backbone for much of our work. But there are two new approaches which may soon offer us greater power, faster charging, safer technology … and for lower cost. Too good to be true? Well, no, but we might …

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Hurricanes in Cuba

Hurricanes in Cuba…… AAdynTech JAB Hurricanes were recently used when broadcasters headed to Cuba to cover the changing political situation there. Chosen for their high output and long life expectancy, the Hurricane’s IP65 weatherproof rating makes them good for use in any environmental condition. Beach sand, moist sea breezes and heavy downpours are all handled with ease.

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Parrot drone

Drone users need BNUC-S. A new standard has been established and accepted internationally in support of individuals, authorities and companies who fly drones, also referred to as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS.). In fact the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) is now referring to Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). You can now study for a certificate to prove your competence. It is called the Basic National UAS Certificate for Small unmanned aircraft (BNUC-S). Although …

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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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bfi

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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hiring

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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ParEkberg_UsingArea48lights

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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