Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


Our first major client sent Rachel McTavish a well known television presenter to our Micro Studio in the Southside of Glasgow to present in front of our green screen.


Without any hesitation I produced the section with our Sony PXW-X70 camera producing 1080 50p… 50MB/s 422, 10bit footage, the client was delighted with the result.

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Rachel was a true professional and was delighted with our DV Prompter software and the new Datavideo WR-450 remote control.


This bluetooth remote is distributed exclusively by Holdan and allows you to start, pause, vary speed and move up and down to certain markers set in the software.


We use an iPad with a 10″ retina display and DV Prompter software, downloadable FREE from the Apple APP store.


We also monitor our output from the Sony X70 from the HD-SDI socket onto our JVC DTV21G11 Full HD 1920 x 1080 HD resolution LCD IPS panel.


Once the footage is recorded it’s taken upstairs to our edit suite to be transcoded from XAVC to ProRes 422 HQ 1080 25p. The files are taken off the computer to the clients hard drive and sent to our client in Aberdeen for next day delivery…job done in one hour studio 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.

6 thoughts on “Micro Studio has it’s 1st Major Client

  1. This is awesome! Can you share more about the setup? How much it cost to setup, what equipment you used? Also Is there a way to bulk transcode from XAVC to Prores on a windows PC?

  2. We at twelvepalms have also used the PXW – X70 to produce some outstanding video. We shoot the web based series “The College Money Mom” Green Screen using ProPrompter which is controlled with ipad and iphone. We have also recently shot video for a broadcast car commercial. All shot at XVAC L 30p and transcoded to prores 422 hq using Sony Catalyst. For the commercial shoot the light weight X70 was extremely well suited for our jib and slider. We have tested numerous small cameras including panasonic 250,270 p2 cameras, and feel the X-70 is superior in quality and ease of use…. not to mention $80 vs $600 for the recording media.

  3. Hello Phillip,
    After reading all your reviews on the PXW-X70, I just bought one a few days ago and love it. Really like your Micro Studio! I was looking at your set up and it looks like you have a soft Hood on your X70? Wanted to know if you would be kind enough to give me some info on it. The ones I have been looking at are not soft material and are very expensive. Any info is greatly appreciated and thanks for the reviews that brought me to this camera.

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