10am at Hampden Football Stadium…Today

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Come and see the latest offering from Sony the NX70 and the Super 35mm FS100. We will have 3 Blu-Ray players showing my Panasonic AF101 video, the NX70 review and the FS100 review, you will see for yourself the amazing picture quality from both camcorders especially the FS100 with it’s Super 35mm sensor.

Meet John Preston the man himself, we will be at Hampden Football Stadium at the Nevis Suite from 10 till 4.30pm…TODAY.

PS. FREE parking, FREE entry, FREE tea and coffee.

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Reviewing the Sony NEX-FS100

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Hampden Football Stadium, H Preston Open Day, Thursday 10-5pm all welcome

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INSECURE the music video..shot entirely with the Sony FS100

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I have a lot on this week with my review of the Sony FS100 near completion and the H Preston open day on Thursday at Hampden football stadium in Glasgow, more about this in a later blog today. I am producing a directors cut of the music video within the FS100 review and as usual it takes time to develop and hone such an edit but I think Douglas will be happy with the end result.
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Filming a Music Video with the Sony FS100

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I have partly produced a review of the new Sony FS100 over in Arran but came back to the mainland with a major lack of content showing the FS100 not only being used but shots from the camera itself. After a day or two racking my brains my sister Martine sent me an email telling me that her son Douglas had published a new single with iTunes called INSECURE http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/insecure-single/id444728785

That gave me an idea, Douglas had been thinking the same idea so we got together to produce a storyboard of Dougies ideas, slow motion, black and white, speed changes he was certainly a focused young man with specific shots in mind.

Things kicked off in Dougies first chosen location a penthouse flat in the centre of Glasgow with it’s Bang and Olufsen LED television that electronically swivels to give you a perfect viewing angle. I am using the new Glidetrack Hybrid slider with a Manfrotto DV head and the Sony FS100.

Dom and Fiona were the central characters and a charm to work with, Dom is in fact a junior surgeon in one of the major Glasgow hospitals and must swoon the nursing staff where ever he goes. Fiona a very pretty young lady who is a marketing manager for a major Glasgow firm.

The Sony FS100 was an absolute joy to work with, once again working outdoors I was using the 4x ND Cokin filter which allowed me enough depth of field without getting carried away.

We arrived at 1pm although the first shot did not kick off till 2pm and as you can see the pictures from the FS100 are stunning, this is a frame grab but the natural skin tones and lack of noise is un-real.

I was ably assisted by my long time friend Stewart who was a good sounding board and came up with some nice lighting ideas. This video grab is from the Sony NX70, I had Stewart record some behind the scene footage which I will edit in the morning.

Dougie was having a ball, basically he played his song via an iPod and mimed in sync to the lyrics, seven hours later Dougie called some of his friends to help us move about 500 yards from one flat to another.

This is Tonys flat, this is where the party was to be held and a further three and a half hours shooting taking us up to 10.30pm

The great thing about the large sensor cameras is your ability to work in either available light or with a minimal bounced ceiling light due the the cameras ability to have up to 15dBs of gain with little to no noise.

The crucial scene being explained to Dom, this video is about female insecurity with her boyfriend, if I were a girl I think I may be a tad insecure working with a modern version of Dr Kildare.

Twelve hours later and we reach the final scene back at flat one, I was shattered by now and just wanted to get to my bed.

 

 

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Review of the Sony HXR-NX70

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One Million hits and counting !

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Today sees our 1,000,000 hit or to be precise 1.002,750…fantastic, we have gone from 99 hits a day to 3,000 hits a day in just over the year, now thats the power of the internet.

Thanks again to everyone who looks in daily from all parts of the world.  Whats the secret you may ask, my candidness and sheer honesty about all sections of video production good and bad.

I rattle a few cages but if your blogging is honest and not fabricated people get to trust you.

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FREE Apple FCPX advert

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FCPX-“Everything just changed in post” but NOT for the better !

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I had alarm bells ringing when the genius and advocate of Final Cut Pro, Larry Jordan announced that the new FCP-10 was not ready for professionals, Larry was giving us a heads up but was probably asked politely by Apple to retract his statement.

Larry was 100% correct this new version sucks, Apple have assumed a lot and not bothered to ask the end user about losing important features that are essential for a professional editing environment.

When we first got a sneak peek back in NAB 2011 at the Supermeet the rat was already on the plate when it was reported that FCPX (10) looked a lot like iMovie, that was the first nail in it’s two years waisted development coffin.

A lot of people were very disgruntled at the iMovie likeness and the “best” news of all is the total dismissal off Apple developers that tape ingest was to die along with Soundtrack and DVD Studio 4.

How many edit suites across the planet are totally solid state, never to rely on ingesting tape of any format…it’s a joke. I run a solid state edit suite but must have the facility to ingest tape and have a ¬£2500 AJA io HD box for that very reason.

As yet FCPX can not ingest 1080 50p from a Sony NX70 or a Sony FS100, two of the most up to date solid state camcorders and FCPX renders their footage useless.

Apple in my opinion have screwed up big time and I for one want heads to roll over some of the most ludicrous decisions ever to befall a great program like Final Cut Pro.

The so called chief architect of Final Cut Pro Randy Ubilos should be made to correct this less than useless program or lose his job !

All we wanted was 64 bit and some new bells and whistles not this fanciful bloated version of iMovie…well I for one will be sticking with FCP-7 and my old friends that come with Studio 3 and I am now so glad that I bought Premiere Pro 5.5, I can see many of us migrating to Premiere Pro…at least Adobe know how to treat professional editors.

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FCP-10 on APP store but still not downloadable ?

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