Phil Arntz is a veteran DP who specializes in aerials and has produced several renowned promotional films and documentaries. He recently took to the skies with an Atomos Sumo video recorder/monitor mounted inside two helicopters to shoot London’s most famous landmarks for London Air Ambulance, a charity organization t
NEP UK has placed a order with Vislink for multiple 4K-capable HCAM wireless camera transmitters and FocalPoint camera control and HEVC encoding systems. The equipment will be used at the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February 2018 and at The Commonwealth Games in Australia in August 2018.
The Broadcast Bridge spoke with James Eddershaw, newly appointed managing director of Shotoku UK to hear the latest products and people news from the robotics and camera support manufacturer. Eddershaw has recently been appointed Managing Director of Shotoku UK, replacing Mike Wolfe, a founder of Shotoku UK, who is assuming
If you think of a tripod only as a three-legged camera support system, perhaps a refresher course is in order. In recent years, tripods have evolved and the types have expanded. Yes, all tripods still support cameras, but there is so much more to know about them today.
Over the past decade, video cameras have shrunk. As cameras have gotten smaller, so have the camera support systems used in professional production. Now, there are many substitutes for using a traditional tripod and head on location.
Getting high-perspective shots isn’t a matter of art but often a necessity for news shots. Under intense deadlines and demand to capture the right shot, news photographers are always on-the-go, and that can sometimes mean last minute assignments or worse, arriving late to a press conference. Fortunately, Sachtler has
360-degree video is hot. Global 360-degree camera sales are expected to grow at an impressive CAGR of more than 35% through 2020. When will 360-degree news production begin? It’s happening now say some experts.
The new Apple iPhone X is an excellent video camera for news and documentary interviews. But creating a very lightweight package around it can be challenging. I took the challenge and here are the results.
On 25 May 2018, a new EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into force and will apply across all EU member states. Pending the outcome of Brexit this also includes the UK. There are potentially serious implications for drone filmmakers and in an increasingly litigious society it is probably only a matter
A quick look at the lens to display pipeline highlights some trivial-seeming bottlenecks that place important constraints on motion imaging systems. One of these is the connection to the consumer display. The announcement of HDMI 2.1 is key to advancing to 4K and beyond, with additional support for HDR, and increased
Many broadcasters and sports production companies are migrating to HDR production. However, this move is not straightforward. Just as the move from 4:3 to 16:9 raised many issues, the move to a high dynamic range (HDR) and a wider color gamut (WGC) as defined in ITU standards Rec.2020 and Rec.2100 present many