Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


We arrived at Celtic Park on Thursday about 11am after picking up Sigve from the airport. Sigve Kvamme was our Norwegian sports reporter a young bright lad.


The chap we were here to see was Ronnie Delia who at this time was rumoured to be Glasgow Celtic’s new football manager.


While we were hanging around I bumped into STV’s top camerawomen Jen with her new Sony PMW-400 loaded with two 32G SxS cards.


As people were short on the ground we began interviewing each others reporters…firstly STV’s sports reporter Raman Bhardwaj


Then Sky’s Sports reporter Charles Paterson in their Satellite truck.


Scott my son who was assisting me and a football genius was in his element talking to Sigve and Charles.


As we were filming VOX pops in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow city centre, Sigve got a call to head up to Blythswood Square where Charles and cameraman were there to interview Sigve.

Here is the amended edit from yesterday… I edited out a young chap who took an unofficial day off work.



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.

2 thoughts on “Working for tv2 Norway using the Panasonic PX270 camcorder

  1. Hello,

    You can use GH4 and panasonic px 270, which one do you prefer about quality of the picture?


    HDW : There’s no competition the GH4 is by far the best quality but not practical for news.

  2. Do you know that at the end of the day you are responsible for the fact I just bought a PX270??? :-)) Got it from my dealer in Germany though but I got it because of YOUR reviews. So Panasonic should thank you like I thank you for them 🙂

    BTW: So far I have not understood the function of the Macro button? When exactly does it show effect?? Could you figure it out??

    HDW : Thank you…I think its a great camcorder…Press the macro button and slowly zoom into your computer mouse and it will fill the screen before it goes out of focus, now try the same procedure…same distance… without activating macro.

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