Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


Canon Rumours are running a story about a 30MP Canon 5D Mk4 beyond this its anyones guess.


Another rumour is that IBC will finally bring us a 4K C100 to fend off the Sony FS5


Sony Alpha Rumours are now betting on an Alpha 99 with the following specs..

42 Megapixel sensor
499 AF points
Dual AF
4K video recording
Dual card slot
improved flash system+battery
will ship together with new 24-105 f/4.0


Last but not least why has HDW sold his Sony FS7, is he giving up the ghost. Don’t be daft, I am slim lining my production, acquiring cash for a camera that has not been used for over 3 months since my mini stroke. I am starting a new venture that I can reveal very soon which still involves me writing the HDW blog. A stroke is very debilitating and makes you very tired by 3pm as your brain needs a cat nap to repair itself. Fortunately I have outstanding work that can be done in the mornings.

I am realising a dream I have had kicking about my brain for over 5 years now and the stroke has focussed me into making it happen. It needs the money I got from the FS7 sale to kickstart it but all will be revealed soon.



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.

7 thoughts on “Rumours for IBC 2016 and “Why did HDW sell his FS7 ?”

  1. A nicely done 4K C100 with full sensor DPAF, touchscreen (for quick and easy focus pulls) and 120fps 1080p would keep me loyal to Canon.

  2. Carry on getting well, Philip, and good luck with the new project – I’m looking forward to seeing more details!

  3. Hi HDW. These events do bring a new and better focus. To my mind there are two ways of responding to them. Roll over and wave legs in the air or put up a fight. From what I have pesonally seen in my life you are doing the right thing. I, and I am sure all your readers, wish you well. Bob.

  4. Thanks for the IBC rumours post.

    A friend of mine had a very severe accident and it led him to follow his dream. He’s been quite successful at it and I hope that bodes well for you as well.

  5. Sorry to hear about your stroke Philip. I hope your new venture moves you in a positive direction. Thanks for all of your info over the years and keep moving forward.

    Which would you rather have – a 5DMK 4, C100 4k or the a99?

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