Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

This was my first IBC in over 25 years in the video production industry and it was fantastic. I had one mission and that was to see all the new toys from Sony, Panasonic, JVC and Canon…Job done. My second task was to see all the new LED lighting kits from Arri, Gekko and LitePanels…Job done.

Arri may not have pulled it off with their LoCaster LED light but their stand had “MAN PULLING” power, this lady came out every 20 mins and danced to the waiting public which then collected more public…mainly men. Wether it was intentional or not it pulled in the crowds.

The stand that was the most practicable was the Panasonic stand, if you were there to see any of the new camcorders, especially the popular AF101 you could play with two 90% complete models and as a DP that was important to me so Panasonic get the coveted “DPs choice of 2010”.

One lady who I must mention is Jan Dixon of IBC…without her we would not have had such a free reign round all the halls filming whoever we fancied and for that I say a big thank you Jan you were a life saver.

Sony pulled a rabbit out of the hat by having footage from their FilmLike (FL) camcorder…now unless you were informed of this you were not aware but the footage was stunningly noiseless and the poor FilmLike beastie does not have a name yet so if you fancy getting into the act send Sony your suggestion for a name. I have been thinking about this for a couple of days now and my suggestion is the Sony FL-7001PL.

No self respecting Warrior is complete without his background staff, trainee cameraman Scott who did very well and PA/Wife Susan. It was a great show and we met a lot of genuinely nice people who were only too happy to be interviewed and show us their new products.

Footage from the show will be edited once we get back to Glasgow so don’t expect anything till possibly the weekend.


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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