IOV Pro Video 2010 13th & 14th October

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Pre order your Sony NEX-VG10 today

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A note of warning “Sony NEX-VG10…No zoom control”

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Just a word of warning the new Sony NEX-VG10 does not have a zoom control so if you are used to having this feature you will have a sharp learning curve to cope with a manual lens. Most films especially the ones produced for television do not use zoom lenses instead they rely on prime lenses.

When I started out over 25 years ago we had a zoom control on our JVC camera but our boss Chris insisted that we learn to choose shots using the manual zoom rather than rely on the zoom. This was a good way to learn because you were by-passing the zoom and learning to frame shots.

This is a technique you will have to learn with the new VG10…to frame shots as there is no zoom control on the camcorder. The HDSLR boys have been using this technique for a while now and seasoned DPs use this technique all the time.

A zoom control can be very slow compared to a manual flip of the zoom arm. The reason for this is to point it out before you commit to buy one then discover the manual lens which you may not like.

Personally I think this will do nothing but enhance the use of this camcorder and to have to think about your shots in advance and framing is no bad thing.

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The new Sony NEX-VG10 available September

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Specifications

Stunning cinematic images and sound – Explore a new dimension in creative artistry. Capture beautifully detailed, cinematic video images plus high-quality audio

14.2 megapixels Exmor® APS HD CMOS Sensor – Large (APS-C size) image sensor captures Full HD video and still images with the quality and selective depth of field of a DSLR

Interchangeable lens – Pick the right E-mount lens for any subject. Shoot beautiful movies with your Carl Zeiss and Sony DSLR lenses (requires adaptor)

18-200mm lens with Optical SteadyShot Active Mode – High-quality lens includes stabilisation to correct for effects of camera shake during handheld video shooting even while walking.

24 Mbps recording – Full HD 1920 x 1080 video shooting (AVCHD format) at maximum bit rate for increased detail and clarity

14.2 megapixel still photos – Capture very high resolution, low noise still images, with DSLR-like picture quality and shallow depth of field

7.5cm/3″ Xtra Fine LCD – Photo-realistic 921k dot resolution wide LCD screen with TruBlack technology for clear, high contrast images

High-resolution Electronic viewfinder (EVF) – With adjustable angle for comfortable composition and viewing of shots from any position, even in bright sunlight

Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Microphone – Advanced mic array with four omnidirectional capsules for crisp sound with improved directivity compared to ordinary camcorder.

External Microphone jack – Jack provided for adding optional external microphone

BIONZ processor – Powerful image processing ensures clear, detailed video and still images plus quick, responsive shooting

Easy-to-use interface – Select and adjust menu functions quickly and easily with clear, intuitive interface

Manual Control – Jog dial plus hotkeys offer intuitive manual control over Shutter Speed, Iris, Gain and White Balance for pro-quality results

Handheld Twilight mode – Automatically shoots and combines high-speed burst of frames to create single low-noise still image in low-light conditions

Advanced Dynamic Range Optimiser – Adjusts exposure and contrast for natural results in high-contrast scenes and backlit portraits

Accessory shoe – Compatible with α flash/lighting systems and other accessories

HDMI® output – Connect camcorder directly to HD TV or PC with compatible input: view your videos in breathtaking Full HD

Record on Memory Stick™ or SD card – Slip in a high-capacity media card and shoot Full HD video (up to 470min with 32GB card) with no tapes or discs to worry about

HDW : This camcorder comes on the heals of the MC50 and by all accounts will produce a cracking image. This will become to de facto camcorder for the wedding boys and girls. The shallow depth of field will be perfect for producing those wonderful romantic shots only afforded by a SDoF. I notice that it also runs on the new Sony “V” battery system now thats good news as I can supply quick charging double battery chargers and V batteries if needed. Call 07769 117 119 for availability from the Glasgow store.

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H Preston Media is now open in Glasgow

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For months John Preston and myself have toyed with the idea of opening a depot in Scotland…and now it’s here…right in the suburbs of Glasgow H Preston, Scotland. We have full access to all broadcast and corporate video equipment, 3D televisions and camcorders, Panasonic DSLRs, tripods, radio mics and all the accessories that no one else cares to offer.

We still offer our part exchange scheme but please remember equipment must be in near pristine condition and fully working before a part exchange can be offered, 4:3 camcorders will no longer be accepted as the technology is virtually redundant and hard to sell on.

The main difference is that you are dealing with a DP/Editor who has over 25 years experience in both the broadcast, corporate and special event market so you will get a fair assessment of your part exchange equipment and a good understanding of all the camcorders we have to sell making sure you go away with the correct choice for your type of business.

You will notice a mobile phone number 07769 117 119 this allows you to contact me from 8am till 8pm seven days a week so if you need a spare battery in a hurry I will be on the end of an iPhone to answer your needs.

This will have no bearing on HD Warrior or my views on new and up and coming video equipment, HD Warrior as a blog has no ties with H Preston Media and will continue to give you my honest opinion at all times. There may be the odd mention of trade shows or special deals that H Preston are involved with but thats no different from the past. We maintain and to my knowledge are unique in not having advertising on the site and thats a record we are proud of.

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Scotland is changing…forever !

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IDX to distribute EASY STEADY…Video Review Late August

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