11

Nov 2021

Gnarbox Software Release 2.8.0

Recently GNARBOX have released their latest software update which brings significant improvements to the overall user experience of GNARBOX 2.0. Listening to user feedback this release refines the Backup Preset experience, as well as several quality of life improvements.
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08

Nov 2021

INOGENI’s TOGGLE USB 3.0 Switcher wins at the 2021 AV Awards

INOGENI is thrilled to announced that our TOGGLE USB 3.0 Switcher has won in the “Processing and Distribution Technology of the Year” category at the 2021 AV Awards, which were held on November 5, in London, England.
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20

Oct 2021

Go Cable-Free with the Spark 4K

For anyone working in live events production, planning out and laying hundreds (if not thousands) of metres of video cable can be an absolute pain. Cable runs can’t always be laid in a straight line, or they might need to be patched through a distribution amplifier or converted to another s...
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14

Oct 2021

Zoom Certifies Lumens 4K USB Conference Camera

Lumens announced that the VC-B11U 4K USB conference camera has been certified by Zoom Video Communications, Inc. as a conference room camera for Zoom Rooms.
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06

Oct 2021

BirdDog Stories: ICC Belfast

Belfast International Convention Centre is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built conference facility in the heart of Northern Ireland’s capital city. As well as a 2200-seat auditorium the venue boasts two large multipurpose halls, plus meeting rooms catering from 10 to 200 delegates. Like all l...
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06

Oct 2021

Holdan EU – Moving On Up

After two years of constant growth, Holdan Benelux has taken the next step: in September we opened our new office in Amsterdam. This new location serves as both our sales office and technical support centre and will be used for training and demonstrations.
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05

Oct 2021

INOGENI AND Barco Integration

Nothing has amplified the impact of incompatible technology on meetings and education as much as the recent global pandemic. That’s not to say that pre-COVID-19, technology issues didn’t happen, it was just less likely, as there were less foreign objects being introduced into existing...
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04

Aug 2021

Holdan Acquires Business and Assets of Intro 2020

Holdan, a specialist distributor to the professional video and broadcast sector and part of the Midwich Group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the business and certain assets of Intro 2020, a specialist distributor of imaging products. 
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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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01

Jul 2021

Holdan appointed by Fledging as the exclusive distributor for Europe

Holdan, a specialist distributor to the professional video and broadcast sector and part of the Midwich Group, is pleased to announce they will be taking over the exclusive distribution of Fledging products in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.
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23

Jun 2021

Loupedeck Introduces New User Interface and Integration in Latest Software

Loupedeck, the creator of custom consoles designed to make the creative process faster and more intuitive, has released a new simplified user interface for streamers using the Loupedeck Live.
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17

Jun 2021

Turn One Camera into Four with the KMU-200

The popularity and demand for live streaming has increased massively over the past 18 months. For some, it might be a simple single camera setup going straight to YouTube or Facebook, while for others it’s a multi-camera production, feeding into a video mixer with graphics and overlays, str...
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16

Jun 2021

Big Power, Small Package

Core SWX recently announced three new battery products to power, accessorise and fill out your production kit. Let’s take a look at these new releases and see what they can do for your rig.
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08

Jun 2021

Why Buy into BirdDog PTZ Cameras?

New to BirdDog, NDI, or Video over IP? Well, here are just a few reasons why BirdDog cameras are having their day.
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07

Jun 2021

Shoot. Ingest. Edit!

Now that pretty much every camera captures to digital media, choosing the right kind of reader has never been more important. For 35 years Sonnet has pioneered innovative and award-winning products that enhance computer performance and connectivity. This blog looks at Sonnet’s expanding ran...
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20

May 2021

Nikon Z Creator’s Volcano Diaries with Wise Advanced

Norris Niman is a Swedish award-winning photographer, Nikon Z Creator and professional adventurer, based in Iceland. Recently he took his Nikon Z7 II, supported by rugged Wise Advanced CFexpress, to capture Iceland’s latest volcanic eruption. Norris’ work is built on the excitement o...
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26

Apr 2021

Loupedeck CT Long Term Review with photographer Edmond Terakopian

Photographer Edmond Terakopian recently spent 5 months with the Loupedeck CT. Here he talks us through his thoughts and top tips for getting the most out of it through the incredibly customisable design.
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07

Apr 2021

Warren Bowler

On Tuesday 23rd March, our dearest friend and colleague, Warren Bowler, tragically passed away after suffering a brain haemorrhage. No words can express the sadness we all feel and the shock of losing such a fantastic friend who has been part of our lives for a very long time, for many of us fo...
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04

Mar 2021

Holdan sign distribution deal with leading broadcast manufacturers

Holdan is pleased to announce a product distribution agreement with manufacturer’s Promise Technology for the UK and Ireland and NewBlue Inc. for the UK, Ireland and Europe. Promise Technology delivers single and multi-user access, editing, sharing, and distribution of 4K footage for Post-...
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03

Mar 2021

And the Winner is……..Teradek Bolt!

Winning an award in a creative industry is always an achievement but winning an Academy award takes this to a whole new level. On the 13th of February Teradek and Amimon won, not just one, but 2 awards at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Technical Awards Virtual Pres...
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02

Mar 2021

Live-streaming with Datavideo

With public events almost non-existent during the ongoing lockdown, many venues are turning to live-streaming to reach their audience. The benefits of this are that, not only can you still provide content and services for your usual patrons, but you can also grow your viewer base online.  F...
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04

Feb 2021

Pictureimage helps Leyton Orient Football Club stream online with BirdDog and NDI®

Based out of London in the UK, Pictureimage is a leading broadcast consultancy firm. When Leyton Orient needed to add additional valuable matchday content into their existing streaming offering they turned to Chris and the team to design them a new broadcast studio.
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03

Feb 2021

Canon Ambassador Radomir Jakubowski Relies on Wise Advanced

The Vosges Mountains, France - December 1, 2020 - From lively animals to majestic landscape time-lapse photos, Canon Ambassador Radomir Jakubowski brought his cameras with Wise Advanced Memory Cards and travelled the length and breadth of Europe capturing nature at its finest.
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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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01

Dec 2020

AV Over Global Networks

AV over IP is a fantastic concept and technologies like SDvoe are rapidly becoming established in the industry, but SDvoe relies on super-fast, super-optimised 10G networks, and the data-rate needed to send video this way is much too high to bridge distant locations, so for this purpose a differe...
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24

Nov 2020

BirdDog release their biggest and most colourful update EVER!

BirdDog have announced major updates for Eyes P100, Eyes P200, Eyes P400, P4K and Cam Control. To download the firmware, click here.
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16

Nov 2020

Core SWX Powers Renan Ozturk Through Extreme Conditions

Director of Photography, Renan Ozturk, travels the globe filming in the most remote locations from Mount Everest, to the deserts of Utah. Often the conditions he shoots in stresses his equipment to the point of failure while filming. Along with extreme temperatures, his shoots are usually incredi...
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12

Nov 2020

Nikon Ambassador Daniel Kordan Chooses Wise Advanced

Self-isolation seldom bothered avid outdoor adventurer Daniel Kordan. During the pandemic period, he led a squad of photographers on three long expeditions at Kuril Islands, Kuril Lake and Jack London Lake from July to September.
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22

Oct 2020

You Have Chosen…Wisely

Last week SmallHD introduced the Indie 7; a brand new, 7” on-camera monitor. An entry-level addition to their “Smart 7 Monitor Family”, along with the mid-range 702 Touch and the flagship Cine 7. Each of these monitors is built off the same anodised aluminium chassis; has a 7&r...
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12

Oct 2020

Rigging the Komodo

Komodo is Red’s first truly affordable camera system. It is likely to fulfil many roles - as a feature film B-camera or main camera for documentary production.  Fortunately, the Komodo’s cuboid-shape lends itself very well to being rigged, powered, adapted and mounted to suit vi...
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01

Oct 2020

Midwich Group signs European distribution agreement with BirdDog

BirdDog have developed embedded Network Device Interface (NDI®) hardware and implemented into a range of high definition and 4K broadcast video converters, robotic pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras, and a suite of software products to tie end-to-end workflows together. The range includes products r...
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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

Make a Wise CFexpress Choice

With the coronavirus pandemic severely shutting down international athletic competitions for months, Swedish photographer Joel Marklund was pleased to get back to sports again. In July he was back photographing rock climbing, athletics and football.  He brought the latest professional Nikon...
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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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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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27

Jul 2020

Why your media may be more important than your camera

Life is full of unrepeatable moments, says wildlife photographer Thorsten Milse. You know if your camera is water-resistant. And if it’s not, you can just use a protective jacket. You’re then ready to travel, prepared for the shoot. But the reliability of your recording media is no l...
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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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