Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


So why did I pick H Preston Media…read on…

Preston’s as they are affectionately known as have been selling Pro video kit for over 20 years selling Sony and Panasonic gear plus all the accessories that no one has to offer or keep in stock.

J-PrestonEven today if you phone the London office you can speak with the boss, John Preston himself and that’s what stands Preston’s head and shoulders above the rest is the fact that the boss mucks in and is not hidden away in an office.

Preston’s are a friendly bunch to deal with and the first Pro video retailer to offer trade in’s. This one feature has given John and his staff the edge and has kept a loyal band of professional cameramen happy for a good number of years.

When I phone up Preston’s I am usually recognised by one of the boy’s and giving my credit card details can have a badly needed piece of kit up to Glasgow the next day.

Preston’s is all about comradeship to old regulars like myself, having the odd joke over the phone and having a laugh with John’s mother talking about her wee dog Chelsea who frequents the shop in Malvern.

John’s father, the late John Preston snr. started the business in 1961 selling electrical equipment to evolve into a thriving pro video retailer with 2 shops, Malvern and London.

Well done John, the boys, Mrs Preston and her wee dog ‘Chelsea’ and the accounts dept for all your hard work and the well deserved title of “Best Pro Retailer of 2009”

PS. I have to put my hand up as having an interest with Preston’s as I produce video reviews for them but that was only to address the balance against one other internet/shop retailer.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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