Posted: Monday, December 22, 2014 12:00 AM
The future ahead of schedule: Sony's December firmware updates
At the tail end of last week, Sony updated three of its cameras - the PXW-FS7, the PMW-F5 and the PMW-F55 - in the space of two days. Arriving earlier than expected, the newly released version 1.10 firmware for the...
Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014 12:00 AM
Little fanfare, but Sony's PXW-X500 can be a classic ENG camera
Cameraman and WTS Production Specialist Patrick van Weeren looks at an unheralded new arrival in Sony's XDCAM series, and discovers that the PXW-X500 has taken a classic ENG camcorder and made it even better. ...
Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 AM
AJA unleashes the 4K monster
Finally the CION, AJA’s much-anticipated and long-awaited 4K production camera, has a delivery date. The first units will ship at the end of December, and some cameramen may already be dreaming of their 4K Christmas. ...
Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 AM
Sony, sensors, smartphones and sensation
A leaked document suggesting that Sony is developing an Active Colour Sub Sampling Sensor had techies going wild over the weekend, while Sony itself has just announced a new sensor with HDR and auto-focus technology. ...
Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:00 AM
JVC ready to bit(e) into Ultra HD with new 4KCAM camcorder range
JVC ‘s new 4KCAM range launched today, and true to form, the cameras are packed full of features. But it was a surprise package - a mini camera - that caught the eye of Patrick van Weeren, WTS’ Production Specialist. ...
Posted: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:00 AM
Is the newly upgraded Canon C100 Mark II camcorder still the golden child of its family?
WTS Production Specialist and cameraman Patrick van Weeren examines what’s new in Canon’s C100 Mark II and asks if it can continue to punch above its weight and upstage its supposedly more illustrious siblings. ...
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 12:00 AM
Nature cameramen go wild for the new Canon 50-1000mm cinema lens
WTS’ Production Specialist – and experienced sports cameraman – Patrick van Weeren was at the Wildscreen Festival in Bristol this week, where he spotted a new leader of the pack when it comes to telephoto zoom lenses....
Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:00 AM
Panasonic are ready to take on the high-end market with the new Varicam
Patrick van Weeren, Production Specialist at WTS and a cameraman with almost 20 years experience, is getting excited about the imminent arrival of the Varicam. Is Panasonic ready to challenge the Arri Alexa's look? ...
Posted: Friday, October 03, 2014 12:00 AM
Sony PXW-FS7: Is it the showstopper it seemed to be at IBC?
WTS Production Specialist Patrick van Weeren has been having a great time with Sony’s latest 4K camcorder. Sign up for our FS7 workshop next week and ask him very nicely and he may just let you share the fun... ...
Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 AM
0% finance: A no-catch, free-money offer for big names and freelancers alike
WTS Broadcast's Sales Manager Duncan Payne has a wealth of experience when it comes to the subject of buying broadcast equipment on finance - and, he says, it's a perfect option for big companies and freelancers alike...