Edit suite update

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Sorry for lack of content but I had a small window of time to refurbish my edit suite and as I knew from five years ago it’s no mean task. Wires, cables everywhere and everything in the wrong place so I decided this was swap over week.

The old desk was a pig to un-assemble and was a lot heavier than I was expecting, a re-design of the new desk gives me a welcome set of drawers to keep my SDHC cards in place while editing.

As your keen eyes may have noticed I am still running Final Cut Pro 7, I do not have the time to look at FCP-10 till the next major upgrade due out at the end of the summer. So thats me a new desk and finally computers, VCRs, remote controls and everything in it’s place

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Two new mFT Prime lenses from Olympus

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Olympus have just unveiled 2 new fast prime lenses for the micro four third format. The 12mm f2 and the 45mm f1.8, these lenses are made with the Olympus PEN cameras but you can be sure they will make their way into Panasonic AF101 camera bags

  • M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f2.0 lens: This high-speed, single-focal-length, wide-angle lens is ideal for shooting high-quality, dramatic landscapes and street scenes in low-light conditions. It has a beautiful full-metal body and a snap ring that enables photographers to pan focus with a distance indicator.
  • M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 lens: This single-focal-length portrait lens has a beautiful shallow depth of field which allows for background blurring effects that are not possible with the 14-42mm kit zoom lens. The MSC mechanism is great for tracking a moving child or pet, and provides a quick and silent focus mechanism for movies and still photography.

These two lenses join the new movie & still compatible (MSC) ED m14-42mm II R f3.5/5.6 zoom lens (28mm-84mm equivalent) which comes standard with the new PEN kit as well as the M. Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm II R f4.0-5.6 lens, an extremely light, wide-zoom range with a 35mm equivalent to 80-300mm lens that offers versatility and portability.



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The Hampden success

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Yesterday was a great success for H Preston Media as John flew back to Malvern last night. John “We had a great day up in Glasgow, meeting mostly our regulars and some fresh faces as well. The Sony NX70 was the camcorder of the day selling three at the open day itself.

The Sony FS100 was also popular and when I swung the camera into almost darkness and set the camera to 21dBs of gail the jaws dropped and some customers were being swayed from potentially buying DSLRs to the FS100.

First to greet us was my old pal Jim Barclay and friend who were keen to see the Sony NX70 and were more than impressed.


Graham was next to not only to see the NX70 but bought one as well, Graham had already bought two MC50s last year and was very keen to match them with the NX70, having all the extra pro features like XLRs, gain and a smoother iris control.

Next to visit us were Shaun and Gino, Shaun had already bought an NX70 from us and is delighted with the camera, Shaun ” I thought the MC50 was good but the quality out of the NX70 in amazing”.

George and Wendy of GMW Productions were keen to see the NX70, they have two NX5s at the moment but the NX70 is more than appealing as a second camera to the NX5.


As the afternoon wore on we eventually had some time for lunch then it was the de-rig and John was taken to Glasgow airport.

Hampden was getting ready for the Neil Diamond concert during the day and will be a sell out as usual, hosting Take That the week before. I would like to thank Louise MacQueen, events co-ordinator for all her help in arranging the first open day in Glasgow.

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