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: 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: 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 3, 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: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 12:00 AM
Forecasting a 4K future filled with fixes, fudges and football
Duncan Payne, Sales Manager of WTS Broadcast, assesses the state of play for 4K broadcasting – and, with the World Cup in Brazil upon us, the particular difficulties that sports coverage throws up. Having spent a f...
Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:00 AM
NAB 2014 Round-up: A club with 2 ‘k’s, 4K show-stoppers, 6x speed – but it’s A7 heaven for me
With the rigours, revelations and revelry of this year’s NAB still fresh in the mind, WTS Sales Manager Duncan Payne reflects on the array of innovations and surprises showcased in Las Vegas. Sitting at 30,000 feet r...
Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 12:00 AM
Win a trip to Cannes film festival
Win a trip to Cannes Film Festival to celebrate a year of stunning images with the CineAlta F-Series. Sony is honoured to announce its partnership with "La Semaine de la Critique" for the 67th Cannes Film Festiv...
Posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 12:00 AM
NAB: More K, less D, must-sees and the best party in town
With all eyes on Las Vegas for NAB Show 2014, WTS Broadcast’s Sales Manager Duncan Payne gives his assessment of who will be the star of the show. NAB 2014 brings fresh impetus to a year already full of optimism. C...