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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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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25

Mar 2019

Raising Awareness for Reuben’s Retreat

To raise awareness for Reuben’s Retreat our Head of Warehousing & Logistics Craig Leith is running the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Reuben’s Retreat is a charity whose aim is to relieve the distress of families who have suffered the bereavement of a child or have a child sufferin...
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04

Mar 2019

Every Inch Counts…

SmallHD have gone and done it again! Fresh for 2019, SmallHD are releasing the Focus 7. Using the same OS3 software that SmallHD implement into all of their monitors, it holds all of the features you’re used to. But… the Focus 7 boasts a 7”, full HD (able to downscale from 4K...
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01

Mar 2019

Ready, Set, Present

Conferences, huddle rooms and presentations are fast paced environments where time is money and the audience does not like to wait. This is where an AV converter like the DAC-75T just thrives. Your speaker wants to connect their laptop and see it displayed or projected straight away. T...
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18

Feb 2019

Free-point lighting with LEDGO

Yes, lighting is an art. And yes, you can get lighting very wrong. But stick to a few rules for a fast track to good looking results. When we talk about lighting a subject for interview or portrait photography, a no-nonsense starting point is three-point lighting. Key light, fill light and back ...
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04

Feb 2019
UPDATED

LED vs. OLED

The Internet is full of LED vs OLED debate. But most of the time, they’re only related to big, 50"+ displays. Which is great, but what about when it comes to small, professional handheld or camera-mounted displays – what should you get… LED or OLED? SmallHD’s Focus has al...
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14

Jan 2019

Distribution comes direct to the Benelux area with the opening of Holdan Benelux BV

Holdan Limited has opened a pro-video and broadcast technology distribution centre in Rotterdam. Managed locally and with both demo and warehousing facilities, the newly formed Holdan Benelux BV will offer resellers strategic marketing support, fast product delivery and technical demonstrations. ...
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11

Jan 2019

Battery Hot Swapping is Finally Here

For broadcasters and film-makers, completely eliminating downtime is the dream. Pro camera operators need their kit powered and working at all times, whether it's in a live environment or on a busy set, up against a tight shooting schedule. Turning off a camera to replace a battery in such a situ...
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21

Nov 2018

Editing in the 21st Century: why you need 10GbE

Working on a local copy of a creative project may be your default. If your central storage and network can’t support the data rates you need for multiple streams of high resolution video, it may be your only option. That process of transferring files from shared storage to your desktop (an...
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14

Nov 2018

Wirecast 11, Available Now

A new version of Wirecast has just been released by Telestream with new features and significant improvements. In the powerful Wirecast Pro version the Web stream plugin has been completely rewritten to improve stability and performance, this is fantastic for remote video contributions al...
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19

Sep 2018

Video in Education - Wirecast Special Video Series

Wirecast live production and streaming software is ideal for use in schools, colleges and university. Watch this series of videos to find out how you can launch new streaming services for lecture capture, event coverage and graduation ceremonies, plus create unique teaching resources. EDU Seri...
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14

Sep 2018

Panasonic announces its first 4K 50p integrated PTZ camera

Panasonic has showcased its industry first 4K 50p, HDR integrated PTZ camera for the first time in Europe, at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam. The AW-UE150 provides images with a smooth and natural look thanks to its 50p sensor, making it well suited to scenes featuring fast movements and high-end applicat...
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06

Sep 2018

How do I add video (and other) inputs to my MacBook Pro?

Apple laptops have evolved to become minimalist powerhouses. Over the years, MacBook Pro designers have engineered a beautiful, sleek chassis and reduced the weight significantly. The result is a travel-friendly powerhouse, a light-weight editing workstation, a super-slim 4K grading system. But ...
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14

Aug 2018

Upgraded learning at Sheffield Hallam

Sheffield Hallam University has invested in 30 Panasonic AG-DVX200 camcorders to integrate applied learning opportunities for students in its film and media courses. The investment in 30 x AG-DVX200 fixed lens 4K Camcorders has allowed the South Yorkshire University to develop its students learni...
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06

Aug 2018

Powering Sony's 4K FS5 and FS7

The NANO-U98 for the Sony FS5 and Sony FS7 is a 98Wh lithium ion pack equipped with a LED power gauge, 1 USB, and 1 p-tap, making it capable of powering additional accessories such as an on-camera light. The batteries will charge on Sony OEM chargers, allowing you to extend the service life on y...
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26

Jul 2018

Running an A7 for over 8 Hours

Sony A7’s series of cameras are serious contenders in the full frame market... but all that processing power demands high capacity batteries for even modest shooting times. The new Powerbase Edge is a 49Wh lithium ion battery mounts either to the bottom of the camera using a ¼-20 scr...
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23

Jul 2018

AV, one world, one cable, under NDI HX

What is NDI HX? Why is it taking the world by storm? Can it replace SDI and HDMI? What manufacturers are involved? When you search ‘What is NDI HX?’ on Google, you get this answer:
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18

Jul 2018

Primed and Ready

Are your camera batteries air transport compliant? If you’re a travelling camera operator, you’ll know all too well the rules and regulations of flying with Lithium batteries. But if you don’t, you’ve got a whole lot of reading to do… If you have an afternoon to spa...
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09

Jul 2018

Frequency Violations!

Anyone with a wireless mic knows about frequencies – not just finding a clear channel, but also getting the right licence to operate. In the world of video senders, the same two issues apply. Teradek helps you avoid crowded bands with Bolt XT’s spectrum analyser, but even more importa...
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11

Jun 2018

Panasonic previews 4K 60p PTZ remote camera at InfoComm

Panasonic has announced the development of the AW-UE150, a new 4K integrated remote camera that will offer 4K 60p capture - a first for a broadcast-class PTZ. With an HDR mode, support of various 4K interfaces and simultaneous 4K/HD output, the UE150 will also afford the widest viewing angle (75....
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08

Jun 2018

SLR Magic announce a new Anamorphot 1,33x-65 Anamorphic Adapter at Cinegear 2018

Following the success of SLR Magic’s ventures into affordable yet robust and high quality anamorphic lenses and adapters, they announced their new and latest edition to our product range the Anamorphot 1,33x-65 anamorphic adapter. Taking feedback from professional users, along with their pr...
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08

Jun 2018

Panasonic announce EVA1 ‘share your vision’ video contest

Panasonic has launched a competition for video professionals in Europe and the US to showcase their best work, shot on the AU-EVA1 compact cinema camera. ’Share Your Vision’ is open from June 1st to August 24th, with the winners being announced at IBC in Amsterdam on 14 September 2018.
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25

May 2018

Terms that just won’t go away!

We have moved on since the 80s and 90s and left terms such as Betamax and S-Video languishing in museums (http://www.obsoletemedia.org/). Underscan and Overscan still crop up, however, in monitor specs. These terms have their roots in old analogue television, when using CRTs or Cathode Ray Tube m...
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09

May 2018

Holdan Harriers do the Manchester 10K

We are running Manchester 10K to raise awareness for Mind - The Mental Health Charity. Team members: Adrian Lomas, Alex Fielden-Cash, Becky Tune, Ben Rayson, Claire Leith, Craig Leith, Dan Burford, Emma Wolstencroft, Jo Mohan, Nick Manifold, Sam Thornley Event: Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run ...
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08

May 2018

(Un)limited Power!

Whilst the EVA-1’s viewfinder is great for menu settings and indoor use, some find that it struggles in strong daylight. Many users have been opting for 3rd party EVFs or on-camera monitors, such as the SmallHD Focus monitor, that offer brighter, clearer images and are perfect for framing a...
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04

May 2018

FieldCast's new 12G SFP modules

At NAB 2018 Blackmagic Design announced a raft of new converters and among them was their new Mini Converter Optical Fiber 12G. This converter, no bigger than a box of matches, is a bi-directional unit having the ability to send and receive 4K 60p video at the same time. The only problem - it ne...
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23

Apr 2018

What's new at NAB 2018?

All the key new products from NAB 2018: Blackmagic Design, Teradek, SmallHD, CoreSWX, Panasonic, Sonnet, SLR Magic, LEDGO, more! Richard Payne, Head of Technology writes... "The NAB Show is the world's largest convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology....
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23

Apr 2018

GH5S Hits Broadcast Quality Benchmark in EBU Tests

The Panasonic Lumix GH5S has been tested by Colour Science Expert Alan Roberts according the European Broadcasting Union R.118 guidelines and, as a result, it is effectively approved for Broadcast use in HD and for second camera use in UHD productions. For acceptance in the EBU Tiering system, th...
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06

Apr 2018

Teradek Launch XT and LT at NAB!

New wireless transmitters from Teradek: the XT and the LT range. BOLT XT Bolt XT is the ultimate wireless, zero-delay video system designed for cinematographers to monitor every shot and film with confidence. Compatible with Bolt 500, 1000, 3000, Bolt LT, Sidekick II, Bolt 10K, and 703 Bolt Prof...
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05

Apr 2018

Sonnet Launches Powerful New macOS® Compatible Thunderbolt™ 3 External Graphics (eGPU) Solution

eGFX Breakaway™ Box 650 the Only eGPU Chassis Recommended by Apple® and Qualified by AMD to Support All Graphics Cards Compatible with macOS High Sierra. Sonnet Technologies today announced the eGFX Breakaway™ Box 650, the latest and most capable model in the company's series of T...
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05

Apr 2018

Core SWX Expands European Distribution Network

Core SWX, a leader in battery and charging solutions, announces Holdan as its new European distributor. Based in the UK, Holdan will offer Core’s full line of battery and charging solutions, including its latest Powerbase Edge and Nano-M Series.
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04

Apr 2018

Sonnet at NAB 2018

At the 2018 NAB Show, Sonnet will showcase its new eGFX Breakaway™ Box 650, a Thunderbolt™ 3 to eGPU PCI Express® (PCIe®) card expansion system designed and qualified specifically for large, power-hungry video graphics processing unit (GPU) cards, including the AMD Radeon&trad...
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15

Mar 2018

Panasonic Introduces NDI Line-Up of Professional PTZ Cameras and Switcher

Panasonic Media Entertainment Company today announced the introduction of a full line-up of professional integrated cameras with built-in Network Device Interface (NDI) support: the AW-HN38, AW-HN40, AW-UN70 and AW-HN130. This fully integrated support of NDI version 3 enhanced with a new High Eff...
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09

Mar 2018

Updated VariCam LT ‘ready for live’

Panasonic has announced a firmware upgrade to its VariCam LT 4K camera that sets the cinema camera up for live and ‘near live’ multi-cam use within concerts, events, TV shows and corporate productions. The Version 6 firmware upgrade sees the camera gain a new shading mode alongside ta...
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22

Feb 2018

Firmware upgrade superpowers Panasonic EVA1

Panasonic has announced a firmware upgrade to its AU-EVA1 compact cinema camera that, among many improvements, will see the camera capable of recording ALL-I codecs and outputting RAW. The free upgrade, available from the end of March 2018, means the super 35mm sensor camera will now support Pan...
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13

Feb 2018

Sonnet Technologies at BVE 2018

NEW: Thunderbolt™ 3 External Graphics (eGPU) SolutionsAt BVE 2018, Sonnet will showcase its new eGFX Breakaway™ Box 650, a Thunderbolt™ 3 to eGPU PCI Express® (PCIe®) card expansion system designed and qualified specifically for large, power-hungry video graphics proces...
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30

Jan 2018

We're recruiting - Field-based Account Manager - AV

Part of the Midwich Group, Holdan is fast growing technology distribution company serving a network of resellers across the UK and Europe. We are recruiting for an account manager to work with leading AV resellers, integrators and installers. The successful candidate will be responsible for repre...
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27

Oct 2017

Sonnet Launches Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI Adapter

Sonnet Technologies today announced its latest Thunderbolt™ 3 product, the Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI™ 2.0 Adapter. The compact bus-powered device enables users to connect up to two 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) HDMI monitors with just one Thunderbolt 3 port on their computers.
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