Start of the day did not go to well, driving up the A4 towards Earls Court we managed to get a flat tyre, £169 later we were parking at BVE, £25 per day !
The show is massive and very busy, I was on duty showing off the Panasonic AF101 and the Sony F3. The F3 with prime lenses is a lot heavier than I was expecting but theres no doubt it looks the part.
This is indeed the year of the shallow depth of field video camcorders, Sony and Panasonic still had their fare share of shoulder mounts and hand held camcorders but you can detect the tide is now firmly turning towards the larger sensor cameras.
Tomorrow I will see if their is anything new on offer, I bought some Rycote under covers and stickies today and a Rycote universal camera kit as I am a big fan of the Miniscreen Windshield which is now standard on all my camera mics.
My own DVD is selling like hot cakes from three outlets so don’t delay or be disappointed make sure you pick up a copy today.
On the subject of the AF101 a lot of interest on day one mainly from seasoned cameramen looking for that shallow depth of field.
With so many third party accessories coming on board for the AF101 it’s getting hard to keep up but I was playing with the new shoulder stabiliser system from IDX and I was more than impressed I will get some pics and prices for tomorrow.