NEW Sigma adapter to Sony E mount

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Good news for Sony E mount owners by announcing the release of its new high-performance Sigma Global Vision lens converter – the Mount Converter MC 11 – for Sony E-mount, full frame and APS-C sensor cameras. With the new MC-11, Sony camera users will be able to utilize 19 Global Vision lenses in Sigma Canon Mount (EOS) and Sigma Mount (SA).

“There are many challenges to designing high-quality mount converter and topping the list is aptly handling phase detection AF in newer cameras and this is where the Sigma MC-11 is groundbreaking in its support for the Sony E-mount systems,” states Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “The new Sigma MC-11 mitigates complications with a purpose-built lens control data system engineered for maintaining superior AF functionality. So the growing number of Sony E-mount camera users who have been asking for more lens options, now have access to a large pool of lenses that fully embody Sigma’s signature quality and performance.”

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The Sigma MC-11’s sleek LED display lets Sony users know if the attached Sigma lens is compatible and whether or not the MC-11 needs to be updated for that specific lens. Its internal control data system keeps detailed information on each compatible Sigma lens, automatically optimizing performance of AF drive, aperture control and other critical lens functions. The MC-11’s internal control data system also maintains continuity with key camera functions that control brightness and correct transverse chromatic aberration, distortion, and more. The complete compatibility with both Sigma lens OS and Sony in-camera OS ensures correction of camera shake and other stability issues and when used with in-camera stabilization, MC-11 allows angle shake correction in the lens. The integrated flocking helps prevent internal reflections and reduction in lens performance. In addition, the MC-11 retains important EXIF data ensuring users can analyze every detail of their lens setting.

The Sigma MC-11 converter can be updated with the latest compatible lens information from a workstation or laptop using the Sigma Optimization Pro software and Sigma USB Dock (sold separately).

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BVE Specials from Production Gear

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JVC GY-LS300 update in April brings 120fps slow motion

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Once again JVC is adding value to the highly acclaimed GY-LS300 4K camcorder with a new firmware upgrade due in April.

JVC…”JVC has announced a new slow motion recording upgrade for the GY-LS300 4KCAM handheld Super 35 camcorder. Available via a free firmware upgrade in April, the high-speed mode records HD footage at up to 120 frames per second.

The technology also drives the Prime Zoom feature, which enables fixed-focal (prime) lenses to zoom in and out without losing resolution or depth of field. Other features include the J-Log gamma setting, which expands dynamic range by 800 percent with film-like latitude and a built-in HD streaming engine with Wi-Fi and 4G connectivity for live transmission to hardware decoders or content delivery networks (CDNs). The camera records 4K, HD and SD footage in a variety of formats to dual SDHC/SDXC card slots.”

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H Preston Media’s BVE Promotions

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H Preston

Why not contact John and the lads at H Preston Media or email John at


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New Canon EOS-80D with optional servo zoom lens

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The new Canon EOS-80D brings some interesting video features from full HD 1920-1080 50p to the optional servo zoom adapter.


The optional Canon PZ-E1 zoom adapter allows you to use the new zoom 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 as you would a video camera.


Unlike Sony’s recently announced a6300, Canon have designers who appreciate video comes with sound and the need for a headphone socket is rather essential. The Canon doesn’t have 4K 25p but as most of us are filming full HD its not an issue.

Here is a video produced by WEX

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Some deals from Holdan at BVE 2016

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Production Gear have moved…”Big Style”

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Prod gear

One of our site sponsors Production Gear are celebration their 10th Anniversary and to mark this occasion the lads decided to move office.

BVE Prod Gear

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Simon…”We are a UK based company who import, distribute and resell broadcast and professional video and film production equipment, comprising cameras, optics, grip, audio, lighting and much more.  Our staff are highly experienced, knowledgeable and are keen to help you with your enquiry no matter how large or small it may be.  We are a real company, not just a website we advertise our address, contact numbers and email addresses and encourage you to talk to and visit us, especially at our wonderful new premises.  We keep a stocked showroom as well as selling online as we realise the importance of you getting hands on with the equipment that we sell to ensure that is entirely suits your application.”

New Prem

“Our new office is located on the magnificent and historic Wrotham Park Estate.  A popular film and tv location featured in productions including Kingsman, Mr Selfridge, Poirot, Mortdecai, Jane Eyre, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Inspector Morse, Spooks, Gosford Park, Great Expectations, Sense and Sensibility, Lovejoy, Jeeves and Wooster and Blackadder. “

Our incredible new office / showroom offers:

Masses of easy, onsite car parking
New showroom over 2 levels
Fields as far as the eye can see for drone training and demonstrations
An 1850’s “Grasshopper” steam powered beam-engine


So where is their new office…13 miles from central London our new office is easily accessible:

5 mins by car from High Barnet tube station
5 mins by car from J24 of M25
5 mins by car from Potters Bar overground train station (from Kings X)

Production Gear Ltd
Units 12 & 13 Wrotham Business Park,
Barnet, Hertfordshire. EN5 4SZ

New Telephone number : 020 8275 1070



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Rick Young on Pluraleyes 4

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Red Giant Announces Major Update to PluralEyes in Shooter Suite 13.0 Release

PluralEyes v4.0 audio/video syncing software for any Non-Linear Editor. Sync directly in Premiere Pro without leaving the host-app. More automation than ever before. Red Giant Offload integration with PluralEyes, and much more.

Red Giant has announced the release of Shooter Suite v13.0, which features the brand new PluralEyes v4.0, the fastest, most accurate audio/video sync tool available, compatible with any Non-Linear Editor. Topping the list of new features in PluralEyes 4.0 is the ability to sync with PluralEyes directly in Premiere Pro, without having to leave the host app, Smart Start capabilities, automatic drift correction, vertical track scaling, integration with Red Giant Offload, and more simplicity and automation than ever before.


Syncing audio and video clips in PluralEyes is now easier than ever, with flawlessly synced media just a click away thanks to under the hood enhancements that allow PluralEyes to analyze footage and automatically choose the the best possible options, so the user doesnt have to.


All the power and simplicity of syncing in PluralEyes without ever leaving Adobe Premiere Pro just hit the sync button in the Premiere Pro Panel and PluralEyes takes care of the rest. Giving users ease of mind, PluralEyes in Premiere Pro offers the same color coding capabilities as it does in the standalone version, so editors will know which clips, if any, require attention.

See the full story at Movie Machine

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BVE Interview and blog post on HD Warrior £250

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Ticket BVE master

Firstly let me start by saying this does not apply to three of my site sponsors Production Gear, Holdan and JVC who will be at BVE 2016, if you sponsor HD Warrior and attend BVE its all part of the package.

We are hoping to cover our costs this year by basically producing a high quality low cost advert on both video and a dedicated blog post.

The video will allow you to show the world your product at BVE and we will also send you an MP4 HD video for you to embed on your web site.

We will give you a full page blog post plus your video embedded on HD Warrior all for the cost of £250…Interested…send an email to marking it BVE ADVERT 2016.

Here are two examples from 2015.

Holdan BVE 2015 from Philip Johnston on Vimeo.

Production Gear from Philip Johnston on Vimeo.

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Panasonic VariCam LT in Africa…first footage.

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The VariCam LT has a compact and lightweight magnesium body and offers same picture quality specifications as the larger VariCam 35 cinema camera. The super 35mm image sensor, which is the same imager as VariCam 35, features wide dynamic range, an expansive color gamut, and high sensitivity for 4K image acquisition. It has dual native ISO settings of 800 and 5000. The native 5000 ISO allows for clean shooting in very low light situations. Its size and design facilitate a wide array of shooting styles including comfortable ergonomic shoulder mounted operation or use on gimbals and drones.

One new feature that has been added to the VariCam LT is the EF lens*1 mount which offers a wide array of lens choices. The EF mount*1 can be removed by an end user and replaced with a PL mount (optional). This allows for even greater versatility in lens selection when shooting with the VariCam LT. The VariCam LT workflow is very similar to that of the VariCam 35. Both cameras have a dual codec recording function that allows the user to record a primary or “main” codec as well as a smaller proxy file. In addition, each camera offers an in-camera color grading function and support for AVC-Intra 4K and Apple ProRes*2 codecs.


The VariCam LT is equipped with the super 35mm single-chip MOS sensor developed especially for the VariCam 35. It offers 4K (4096 x
2160) and UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, and boasts high sensitivity, low noise, wide dynamic range and cinematic depth of field.
This sensor received The Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence Award 2015.

The camera has a dynamic range of 14+ stops. This wide dynamic range assures accurate image rendering over the entire image, from
dark areas to highlights. Even in very dimly lit scenes, which are particularly important in movie production, the VariCam LT provides
low-noise images without any compromise in picture quality. “V-Log” is capable of creating the 14+ stops of dynamic range offered by the
VariCam LT image sensor, greatly enhancing look creation capability.


The VariCam LT has two native ISO settings: 800 and 5000. This means the VariCam LT achieves very high sensitivity while
maintaining a low noise level at 5000 ISO. The noise level at 5000 ISO is nearly identical to that seen at 800 ISO. In order to achieve this
function two dedicated analog circuits are implemented on every pixel of the imager of the the VariCam LT for each native ISO before
gain processing. This allows the camera to achieve much higher sensitivity without increased noise. Normally noise is introduced in the gain process of rating ISO in digital cameras. This functionality is revolutionary for low light scene shooting. Especially this ISO 5000 enable to capture under the natural light keeping the mood making more realistic.


Here is the first video showing the fantastic quality this camera is capable of…

“AFRICA” The Sample Footage of Panasonic’s New Cinema VariCam LT from Cinema VariCam™ on Vimeo.

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