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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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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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July saw the release of Canon‘s exciting new XC10 4K camera, which Prokit now officially has in stock. 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 full HD footage with pro-standard 4:2:2 colour sampling for high-resolution performance. We’ve had a play with the new ‘hybrid’ camcorder and are impressed with the following: It’s face …

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“Sound is critical, but desperately underestimated,” according to sound expert and all round genius, Chris Woolf. Chris hosted an exclusive Audio Workshop at our showroom in Chiswick, West London back in June in order to give camera operators the chance to improve their knowledge and practical ability when capturing audio. Topics covered during the one-day event included types of microphones and radio mics on offer, plus how to choose the right kit and get the …

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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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