Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


We went down to the Glasgow Science Centre yesterday for a look round the Visual Impact show.


As an experiment we had the GoPro 4 on a 3 axis gimbal while I had a shotgun mic running into a Tascam DR-44 digital recorder. Unfortunately as we were using the iPhone for the GoPro we could not monitor the DR-44 via Wi-Fi. This would have allowed me to remotely start the recording…set to stand-by ! Time was at a premium and when it was noticed at 11.30am it was time to leave to travel through to Edinburgh for a paying job.






Sennheiser were showing a new digital radio mic system priced at £700, twice the price of the new RODE digital radio mic system.


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.

3 thoughts on “Look Listen Experience at the Glasgow Science Centre

  1. Canon C700x 4K Camera Rumored Specifications
    Effective Pixels: 4096 x 2160 Pixels; Approx: 8.85-megapixel
    Sensor Type: CMOS; Global Shutter
    Sensor Size 34.2 x 18.0; Cell Pitch: 8.2µm
    Compression: 10-bit MPEG-2 Long GOP
    Color Space: 4:4:4
    Imaging Processor: DIGIC DV IIIa
    GPS Location Sensor
    MEMS Orientation Sensor
    Extended Metadata Stream:*
    All Frames Recorded with Following Data
    GPS: Lat; Long; (degrees decimal) Elevation (meters)
    Compass/Heading: (magnetic and degrees from true north)
    MEMS Orientation: Roll; Yaw; Pitch (degrees decimal)
    Elapsed Time (HH:MM:SS.MILLISECONDS)
    SMPTE Timecode
    Scene-Based and Continuous-Run Frame Numbers (set from menu or app)
    Shot Number/Scene Number/Text Description (set from menu or app)
    (*all metadata embedded as separate track into saved MOV file with simultaneous live output to USB port)

    Needs all new EFx lenses due to 30% larger sensor of 34.2 x 18.0mm. FF sensor is 36 x 24mm

  2. Panasonic AF101 Replacement Camcorder Coming on April 13, 2015

    Published by dcnadmin on March 10, 2015

    Panasonic will have a press conference on April 13 at the NAB 2015 show in Las Vegas. Panasonic AF101 replacement camcorder expected to be announced the same day.

    According to latest rumors, the upcoming MFT camcorder – which is said to be an upgrade of the Panasonic AF101 – will be able to capture 4K videos and feature a newly designed 18-megapixel image sensor.

    The camcorder with Micro Four Thirds image sensor to have a high price tag between $3,000 and $4,000, similar to the AG-AF100.

    New Panasonic AG-AF 4K MFT camcorder coming on April 13


    Here are the previously rumored specs of the upcoming AF101 replacement camcorder.

    4K video
    18MP photo
    16+ stops of dynamic range
    Improved lowlight capabilities
    Improved skintones
    Improved highlight rendition
    Useable ISO (almost no grain) up to 12,800
    The new camera will basically have one of the best stills and videos images/color rendition/dynamic range compared to the competition
    The big event for the new camcorders is the National Association of Broadcasters Show 2015, which takes places between April 11th – 16th.

    HDW : Seemingly you can only get a maximum of 14 stops of usable dynamic range !

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