17

Sep 2020

Teradek Prism: the challenger broadcast encoder

If the 1930s have parallels with the 2020s, then the world of media is ready for a revolution.Economic downturn, the threat of mass unemployment, tension on the world stage, dustbowls in America… there are some striking similarities to today. And just as post-war audiences flocked to new c...
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15

Sep 2020

Remote HDR: Collaboration in Post

Like any encoding and decoding platform, Teradek Prism was originally designed for broadcasters and webcasters. Because the system is a 10-bit HDR video device, it is generating interest from post houses as a remote collaboration, and real-time monitoring platform. With producers, directors, inv...
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24

Aug 2020

Wirecast, vMix and OBS - Top 10 hardware add-ons to enhance your video productions

Wirecast, vMix and OBS software packages are perfect for live streams, webinars, webcasts, sports, church services, and education or training videos.  You need nothing more than a computer and a basic web camera to start your 1st production, but if you want to add broadcast quality cameras o...
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18

Aug 2020

Defining national identity with Teradek Bolt

A contemporary of great 19th century novelists such as Dickens, Turgenev and Flaubert, Božena Němcová is an iconic Czech writer and an important figure in the country’s revivalist movement. Her mystical stories and novels draw on a pastoral tradition, the re-awakening of Czech values...
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17

Aug 2020

Holdan backs creators with Loupedeck and Gnarbox

As the production community gets back to shooting, Holdan has added two new brands to its portfolio which will help crews complete projects more efficiently and creatively than ever. Portable back up and storage manufacturer Gnarbox gives camera crews quick in-field back up of crucial video file...
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31

Jul 2020

Prompting for Everyone

A lucky few are born to be in front of the camera. Eloquent, unflappable and engaging, they are the video presenter for your organisation.  The rest of us are either uncomfortable in front of the lens or confident for no good reason! It’s this category that needs a teleprompter. Promp...
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29

Jun 2020

20 Percent Sale On Datavideo Technology

While stocks last, Datavideo products are available with savings of up-to €1,350 + VAT. Cameras & Robotics List Price Sale price Save DATA-PTC140TH 20x Zoom HD PTZ Camera with HDBaseT Receiver €1,775 €1,420 €355 DATA-PTC150TW 30x Zoom H...
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16

Jun 2020

Clean, safe and cool on-set

In the midst of social distancing regulations, abiding by new health and safety rules is vital.  Holdan has teamed up with two manufacturers to unveil a mobile cleaning and temperature control station to help crews and actors keep productions compliant with new rules. As a dedicated Covid s...
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14

May 2020

Serv Pro or Bolt: WiFi for Low Latency Transmission? Serv Pro and Bolt compared

On-set wireless monitoring is now standard on set, and Teradek is the de facto manufacturer of choice. Within the Teradek line-up, there are two local monitoring options, the Bolt and the Serv Pro. For anyone new to cable-free monitoring, here’s a quick buyer’s guide. If you want a s...
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07

May 2020

Shooting safely on-set. Being good Neighbours

Much to the delight of kids across the world, the first high profile TV show back in production is Australia’s Neighbours. The studios and location are up and running again since the crew turned off their cameras in March. In order to get back on set, according to a report on ABC News, new...
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29

Apr 2020

VidiU Go - overcoming every streaming hurdle

The VidiU Go is a pocket-sized encoder that has the best chance of getting you webstreaming, reliably and from any location. VidiU Go is designed to get you out of trouble: it can handle: Every Connection Stream over WiFi or Ethernet networks Stream using a cellular USB dongle or by tetherin...
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28

Apr 2020

British Government Pioneers Video Streaming with Telestream Wirecast

New and radically different approach to public communication helps PM get the message over during coronavirus pandemic. The Customer The prime minister of the United Kingdom (informally abbreviated to PM) is the head of government of the United Kingdom. The prime minister directs both the execu...
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27

Apr 2020

Ready, On-Set, Go. Getting production going post-corona

European Film and drama production will get back to the business of creativity very quickly after restrictions are lifted. Shoots, abruptly cut short in February and March, are itching to finish production. Films which were were held up in pre-production are keen to catch up on lost time. Same, ...
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27

Apr 2020

Virtually on-set – managing productions when your crew can’t travel

The way we make movies most certainly must change. In the best of circumstances, we are a crew of 75 people jammed into a room with very little ventilation, holding our breath until we hear “CUT”. We are in close contact with one another all day long. We never really thought about i...
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27

Apr 2020

The Disconnected DIT: safe production on or off-set

Whether you’re in front of the camera or behind the camera, the show must go on, as they say. It’s up to all of us to collaborate in a way that makes sense and keep creating content that matters.Sabrina Safran Backstage Magazine
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22

Apr 2020

Streaming Glossary

Bandwidth Bandwidth measures the speed of a network connection. In the streaming industry, your internet connections bandwidth is typically measured in kilobits or megabits per second. In live streaming, it is critically important to consider the upload speed, rather than the download speed whic...
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16

Apr 2020

Wirecast Distance Learning Promotion

With schools, colleges and universities closed, thousands of lecturers and teachers are turning to video for remote learning. However, nothing is as frustrating as great educational content spoiled by poor quality video, audio or a dull presentation. Wirecast helps educators rise above the munda...
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08

Apr 2020

Streaming Everywhere – at once

Live streaming is now the number one priority. News and even government agencies, houses of worship and health agencies, training and education institutes are all re-doubling their efforts to communicate live with private and public audiences.
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01

Apr 2020

Free Drop Shipping

As normal trading becomes more difficult for resellers and integrators, Holdan is now offering drop shipment at no cost. This means that even where customers are having to temporarily close their warehouse, business can continue and vital live streaming projects can be completed. To assist our ne...
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27

Mar 2020

Sharing Worship Events to a Worldwide Audience

Streaming has long been associated with worship outreach in America, the middle east and Africa. The UK and Europe are now following suit with the faithful viewing live and recorded worship events online via Facebook and YouTube channels. So what options are available, and can it be easily set u...
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17

Mar 2020

The Holdan UK and Benelux offices are open for trading

You may find a lot of our team working from home for the foreseeable future, but we'll endeavour to give you the same level of service that you've come to expect from us. These are challenging times for the market but there are urgent demands for video production and streaming equipment. Althoug...
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04

Mar 2020

A guide to rigging RED cameras

RED Digital Cinema’s DSMC2 architecture has been one of the company’s most enduring camera systems. The design offers superb modularity, with the entire camera system built around a ‘Brain’, RED’s terminology for the camera module, housing the sensor, ASIC (Applicat...
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19

Feb 2020

Paul Ream from extrashot gives the Core SWX Sony FX9 Power Solution the thumbs up!

Sony’s new FX9 is an impressive piece of engineering. Combining the latest design of full frame, high resolution sensors with a traditional camcorder form factor, the FX9 can capture beautiful shallow DOF footage with an impressive 15 stops of dynamic range. If there has been one outstandi...
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14

Feb 2020

ISE 2020 - the show must go on

Sadly we aren't there. However, Holdan doesn’t just live in the material world – we are virtual visitors to Amsterdam. This year’s show is going to be a humdinger, with new 8K kit, a revolutionary real-time audio transcription system, a brand new IT/IP production platform and s...
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05

Feb 2020

New launches at ISE 2020

Here's an overview of our vendors exhibiting at ISE 2020. Please call us on +44 (0)1457 851000 if you would like to book a stand tour with one of our manufacturers. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN HALL 3, STAND C140 The Video Assist 12G 5” and 7” monitor recorders are now shipping. The original H...
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22

Jan 2020

The best (of live production) at ISE

Meet our specialist suppliers at the RAI in Amsterdam. Whether you want to talk technology, business or projects, we hope you have a great show. Book a show tour to see the best of live production, lecture capture and image processing technology. Our manufacturers can give you a VIP tour to get ...
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07

Jan 2020

Sony FX9 Accessory Guide

There is no doubt that the Sony FX9 is a tremendously significant camcorder and as a new decade begins Holdan’s manufacturers are beginning to ship some fantastic new accessories to increase its already impressive capabilities. Power up There will be a few V-lock adaptors for the FX9 in t...
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13

Dec 2019

Pure Power - adding V-mount batteries to the FX9

The FX9 ships as standard with a 35Wh Sony BP battery. For many users, their first thought will be how to use high capacity broadcast batteries for all day shoots. Sony offers an all-singing extension unit, the XDCA-FX9. As well as offering a battery mounting plate, it’s a true expansion s...
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11

Dec 2019

Battery level high - working on the Edge

A humble Canon LP-E6 DSLR battery has a 13 watt hour (Wh) capacity, tiny compared with a V-mount unit at 98, 150 or even 198 Wh capacity. These broadcast batteries can keep you going all day, but are far too big and cumbersome for DSLR or mirrorless cameras. A smaller battery means run time worr...
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23

Oct 2019

Climb ev’ry mountain

At IBC 2019 in September Holdan added around 30 new products. So, the learning curve for anyone in the sales, marketing or technical teams is steep. We have to have an understanding of cables, connectors, sensor sizes, resolutions, frame rates, exposure, three point lighting, focal lengths, crop...
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04

Sep 2019

Why IBC

Nowhere to sit. Long queues for a drink. Even longer queues for food. Exhibitors like hawks, eagerly eyeing you down the corridor, hopeful of showing you their new gizmo.
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02

Sep 2019

Holdan rolls out Inovativ

Inovativ, a leading developer and manufacturer of professional equipment carts and workstations, has appointed Holdan as its mainland Europe, UK & Ireland distributor. Holdan will represent Inovativ’s full range of products including the Voyager, Echo and Ranger carts, DigiSystem, plus ...
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22

Aug 2019

Coming Soon to Screens Near You

The entertainment value of sports can’t be under-estimated, especially in this competition-obsessed country. This is the age when the Internet and social media offers fan engagement for every conceivable interest. Intrigued by airport carpets or the ‘endless horse’, Google them...
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03

Jul 2019

A Carnival of Venice

Venice is Sony’s flagship 6K full frame camera. It’s a substantial camera at around 8 pounds (considerably lighter than the 20 pound ARRI Alexa LF) so benefits massively from careful rigging. As a premium camera, Holdan recommends the highest quality accessories to complement the Ven...
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02

Jul 2019

The perfect breakout assistant

Datavideo's DAC-75T is designed to convert video signals from VGA, HDMI, SDI to HDMI or SDI. With touchscreen control, it's a great ally for venues, conference teams and AV rental teams that need to be ready for whatever the presenter needs to project.  DAC-75T makes childplay of conne...
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04

Jun 2019

Media Production Show 2019

We're exhibiting at Media Production Show 2019 on stand 422. Register now for your free pass. The stand will be packed with innovation from 15 different manufacturers, and we will be showing new live production, post production and IP workflows. As well as the latest technology from the...
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14

May 2019

O the wild charge they made!

There’s now an even warmer welcome awaiting you at Holdan. Our HQ in Glossop is now equipped with a dual car-charging point, so you’ll get a warm welcome, a great coffee and another few hundred miles of happy motoring. As much as 25% of our power is generated by our solar panels, so ...
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18

Apr 2019

Datavideo hits NAB 2019

Datavideo’s stand was packed with visitors and new kit at this year’s NAB. Innovations include: PTC-140 SDI/HDMI camera at an incredible price. The picture quality is really good at full HD 50p. The camera also supports H.264/H.265 video compression and dual stream output ove...
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16

Apr 2019

Sonnet Showcases Adobe Creative Cloud Applications' Support for eGPU at NAB 2019

Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Media Encoder Now Support eGPUs With AMD Radeon Pro Cards and the eGFX Breakaway Box Sonnet Technologies will showcase its award-winning eGFX Breakaway™ Box 650 eGPU expansion chassis and the AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 9100 GPU card providing support for Ado...
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09

Apr 2019

Danger, Danger…HIGH VOLTAGE

With high-end production cameras, like the Alexa LF, Venice, RED Ranger and (technically) the new Alexa Mini LF starting to favour 24v over 12v power, one of the biggest issues is, well…power. Do you go with 12v to 24v up-conversion, or invest in a set of 24v batteries? Let’s look a...
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