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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12

Nov 2019

Wirecast - Top 10 hardware add-ons to enhance your video productions

Wirecast is the most popular award-winning video production software for Mac and Windows. It's 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 product...
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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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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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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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18

Dec 2018

Datavideo’s usability lab is a great user experience

Today software, apps and computer games cannot be released with clunky user interfaces or huge menu structures. And who has time to read an inch-thick software manual these days? Instead new software is tested on first-time users to check its “usability” or user-friendliness. Anythin...
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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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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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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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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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27

Jun 2018

Why you need an AV get out of jail card

Sound familiar? Your presenter is taking to the stage in 5 minutes. You’re given a laptop with a VGA output that has to be connected to your UltraHD projector... NOW! In an emergency you switch to your standby video mixer and somehow need to connect the SDI output to an HDMI large forma...
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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 p...
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