20

May 2022

Lounging with Holdan at MPTS 2022

After an absence of 3 years, the Media Production & Technology show (MPTS) was back with a bang as over 8,000 people literally queued around the block for the 2-day event at London Olympia. Holdan showcased the latest technology with a striking Tech Lounge, a mocktail bar envisioned and creat...
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03

Aug 2021

Staying On Track in Education

Panasonic’s auto-tracking over IP technology is a cable-free and integrated solution which provides the ability to automatically track a presenter. It dramatically simplifies lecture or presenter capture, making it a perfect option for classrooms, auditoriums, conference rooms and stage env...
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07

Jul 2021

PTZ for a Remote World

It was not that long ago that PTZ cameras were considered little more than motorised webcams, but rapid advances in sensor and IP technology have meant that the Pan Tilt Zoom camera is now found in many different professional installations.
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22

Mar 2021

St James Church, Piccadilly, ready for live streaming

St James Church, Piccadilly has history coursing through its brickwork. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, 18th century Prime Minister William Pitt the Elder was baptised at its font. German Bombs severely damaged the church during the blitz and it stood empty for 7 years after the war before bein...
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04

Mar 2021

University equips new studio to train next generation as part of major upgrade

When the University of Central Lancashire decided to refit its teaching studio it turned to systems integrator Altered Images, Holdan Ltd and Panasonic for its camera system.
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11

Jan 2021

Holdan 2021 | The Evolution of video throughout the pandemic

March 2020 and as lockdown started it was all about getting better and better web cams. We saw how awful the Zoom interviews on the news looked, all blocky backlit shadows and up-nose shots. A simple LED panel light would make a huge difference, and these flew out of the warehouse. The LEDGO LG-E...
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26

Mar 2020

Live production from multiple locations, on a budget

Live from Sussex and Stockport (via. London) Live Production has always had its own set of challenges, including managing a network of cameras and equipment for a show where there’s no option of a second take. Keeping up with the technology is hard enough, but what if all of this has to be...
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25

Mar 2020

The Panasonic AW-UE4: Cometh the hour Cometh the Camera

Panasonic sold hundreds of AW-HE2 camera units. When it was discontinued, the calls kept coming in from customers who needed something of this size and functionality for small radio studios and news studios.  At last we have a worthy replacement in the AW-UE4.  It is a little bigger tha...
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19

Mar 2020

Streaming through your computer – going beyond the USB Webcam

There’s a way of communicating with video that’s inexpensive but delivers vastly improved quality. With few exceptions, webcams built into laptops, phones and tablets are poor. For a quick one-to-one conversation, they serve a purpose, but for critical meetings and presentations, the...
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18

Mar 2020

Video Streaming Solutions - Beginner's Guide

Stream it live to anywhere from anywhere The simplest way to deliver content live to staff, students, customers and service users is via YouTube Live or Facebook Live. There are lots of ways to produce and stream professional looking video. Our technical team can advise you on the best solution...
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13

Feb 2020

AV meets IP meets IT with Panasonic at ISE 2020

Those with some grey hair like me might think eSports refers to a person from Yorkshire’s exercise regime, but I asked my 10-year-old and he says eSports is the fastest growing sector in the AV industry. At ISE this year Panasonic combines its latest broadcast and live entertainment produc...
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09

Jan 2020

Why a 4K camcorder is (way) better than a phone

At a recent conference, one of the delegates drew my attention to a new BBC Academy training video on using smartphones for journalism. I was particularly interested because I’d just bought myself a smartphone with a decent stills camera. My wife is really pleased about this beca...
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10

Oct 2019

The Camcorder is dead. Long Live the Camcorder

How many times have you heard the phrase – the camcorder is dead?  Now video cameras are going full frame, how can there possibly be a place in the market for a fixed lens camcorder with a smaller sensor? Well, there is a place for them, and great reasons why quite often they wil...
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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 ...
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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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03

Sep 2015

DVX200 Reviews Round-up

DVX-200 Reviews Round-up
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12

Jul 2015

DVX200, the first 72 hours

Richard Payne reviews the new Panasonic AG-DVX200
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22

Feb 2015

4K for Free! Holdan reaches out to UltraHD producers

4K for Free! Holdan reaches out to UltraHD producers
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25

Nov 2014

17

Sep 2014

Whistle Stop Tour: IBC 2014

One rule: a single product from each manufacturer…
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21

Apr 2014

Vegas with the GH4 - Richard's GH4 Blog Continues

Despite taking the GH4 into the desert and letting Philip Bloom loose with the camera on the Strip, we’ve brought our precious kit back in one piece.
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08

Apr 2014

VariCam Surprises

It’s certainly not too little, too late.More details have emerged at NAB about the new 14 stop VariCam 35 / VariCam HS that are making people sit up and pay close attention. Firstly, it’s a modular system – users can choose the 35mm sensor for 4K images and a cinematic look (uo-...
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17

Feb 2014

Sunset and Vine upgrade broadcast camera stock

Sunset+Vine, an in-house production partner for BT Sport, is the first UK broadcast company to invest in the latest range of Panasonic ENG and handheld cameras.
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26

Sep 2013

Holdan tours, bringing 4K to the UK

As the distributor of leading manufacturers, Holdan will be showing a vast range of 4K and HD products at the forthcoming Autumn tour. The events taking place in London, Belfast and Leeds are free entry and will give visitors the chance to try out the latest production, post production and stream...
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01

Jul 2013

microP2 Camcorder Support Grows to include HPX371

Panasonic is updating many of its P2 camcorders to work with microP2 cards via a low-cost adapter.
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06

Jun 2013

HE HD Tour - Ravensbourne College: June 25th

See the latest broadcast TV and video technology at Holdan's 2013 HE HD Tour. It's a free roadshow event that's visiting campuses around the country.
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06

Jun 2013

HE HD Tour - Stratford-upon-Avon College: June 20th

See the latest broadcast TV and video technology at Holdan's 2013 HE HD Tour. It's a free roadshow event that's visiting campuses around the country.
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05

Jun 2013

HE HD Tour - University of Huddersfield: June 18th

See the latest broadcast TV and video technology at Holdan's 2013 HE HD Tour. Get hands on the very latest professional equipment and speak with the industry’s leading experts about new technology, new workflows and new trends in the media.
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04

Jun 2013

HE HD Tour - NFTS: 27th June

See the latest broadcast TV and video technology at Holdan's 2013 HE HD Tour. It's a free roadshow event that's visiting campuses around the country.
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16

May 2013

Important firmware upgrade for AK-HC3800 Studio Camera and AK-HRP200

  Update includes IP Control, 1080/25p, 720/59.94p output, and PTZ Paint Control Download at http://eww.pass.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/support/content/download/EN/ep2main/soft/hc3800_agree_e.htm 
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15

Apr 2013

microP2 updates released for P2 equipment

New drivers and software enable some Panasonic P2 cameras and decks to take the new microP2 format cards.
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