Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

It’s almost that time of year again when I pack my bags and drive down to Newcastle and jump on a DFDS ferry to attend IBC 2011 in Amsterdam (9th September 2011), if Sony, Panasonic or JVC have any new toys up their sleeves this is the show to be at. This time I hope to report on various manufacturers selling all the accessories like the new Gemini 4:4:4, I will also be filming with the FS100 and one of my NX70s.

I hope to get a hands on preview of the new Panasonic camcorders the AG-AC160 AVCAM and the AG-HPX250 P2 both hand held.

I will certainly produce a video review of the 160 and the 250 when I get my hands on them, the AG-HPX250 is aimed at the Canon XF305 market place it will be down to noise and low light capabilities wether it kicks the Canon off it’s perch.

The next show I will be attending will be Coventry for Pro Video 2011 the main two day show produced by the IOV, 19-20th October 2011. We hope to not only see the 3 new camcorders from Panasonic at this show but hopeful be selling them as well via H Preston Media.

The last and newest show of 2011 will be BVE North, this will be held in Manchester and is a brave move by BVE to hold a second video show 2 months before their biggie held in London, February 2012. I am not sure if I am attending this show yet but I will keep you informed nearer the time.



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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