Sony have admitted problems with the FS5

Finally we get the answer from Sony engineers on the problems seen with some FS5 users, here is the statement from Sony… ‘Sony has investigated the PXW-FS5 image artifact issues reported by users. Our engineers have been able to duplicate these issues and identify their root cause. Sony plans to provide a firmware update. Our goal is to issue this […]

Sony FS7 FW v3 update is now official (installed)

Out today is the new firmware update for the Sony FS7. Sony Broadcast have now responded with a FW update here  http://www.sony.co.uk/pro/support/software/SET_BPE-SS-1238/40 New Features & Improvements: 1.) Focus Magnification function is improved. – Support for magnification area position adjustment – Magnification resolution improvement 2.) Support for “2K Full”, “2K Center” setting in Image Scan Mode 3.) Support for Interval Recording function 4.) Expand lowest value of […]

New VariCam from Panasonic on the 10th February 2016

Interesting…are we witnessing a competitor to the Sony FS7 or even the FS5, lets hope so for Panasonic’s sake, they badly need a foothold into this marketplace and this just might do it for them. Panasonic will announce their new VariCam on Wednesday, February 10th 2016 at 7pm at the DGA theater — 7920 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046. PS. […]

Rycote Super Softie mini video review

The Rycote Softie was introduced a year ago at BVE and we filmed Head of UK Sales & Distribution at Rycote Microphone Windshields Ltd, Tim Constable. If fact Tim let us use the new 3D Tex windshield during the interview, the Super Softie is £96 plus vat from reputable video retailers like Production Gear and H Preston Media. The Rycote […]

What’s happening to BVE 2016 ? (Updated with reply)

23-25th February 2016 is this years date for BVE, ExCel, London so who’s going to be there ? The list is getting bigger of the companies not attending BVE 2016 and is making me question the point of turning up. Two major players Sony and CVP won’t be there this year and speaking to another non attendee today it seems […]

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