Posted: Friday, September 11, 2015 3:10 PM
Canon C300 Mark II: Testing high dynamic range and the new XF-AVC codec
The second instalment in our series of Canon C300 Mark II blogs sees WTS production specialist/freelance cameraman Patrick van Weeren and Blue 2.0 colourist Damion Katwaroo tell us what they think of the C300 Mark II'...
Posted: Friday, September 11, 2015 11:15 AM
Canon C300 Mark II test shoot: The behind-the-scenes story
The Canon EOS C300 Mark II is due to hit the streets, so we thought we'd celebrate by telling the story of our test shoot with the camera, filmed in late July. Over the next few days, we'll post a series of C300 Mark ...
Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 6:45 PM
Panasonic VariCam: Stunning ISO 5000 4k helicopter footage over London at night
Broadcast hire company Brownian Motion took a Panasonic VariCam supplied by WTS on a night-time helicopter shoot over London's skyline to test out the camera's ISO 5000 shooting capabilities - with stunning results. ...
Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 2:00 PM
Firmware v7.0 announced for Sony F5 and Sony F55
January 2016 will see Sony release the latest firmware - version 7.0 - for its popular F5 and F55 4K cameras, with the highlight being the arrival of a Rec. 2020 colour space, writes WTS production specialist Patrick...
Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:00 AM
WATCH: Canon EOS C300 Mark II test footage
WTS production specialist and freelance cameraman Patrick van Weeren got his hands on a pre-production model of the new Canon EOS C300 Mark II camera recently, and put it through its paces on a live music video shoot....
Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:00 AM
Broadcast Systems: Latest OB truck hits the streets of London
The latest OB truck built by the WTS broadcast systems integration team has hit the streets of London, taking in the red-carpet glamour of three film premieres in Leicester Square. The eight-camera rigid HD outside b...
Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015 3:30 PM
It's official: Sony announces release of α7R II high megapixel 4K-capable digital camera
Patrick van Weeren, WTS' resident cameraman and production specialist, takes a look at the impressive spec of Sony's not-so-secret new high-megapixel, 4K-capable digital camera, the α7R II, available from August 2015....
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 12:00 AM
Sony releases new firmware update 6.0 for F5 and F55 cinema cameras
Sony has announced firmware update version 6.0 for its large sensor PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 digital motion picture cameras. The update adds Apple ProRes 4444 as a recording format with the Sony CBK-55PD codec board, enabl...
Posted: Friday, June 05, 2015 12:00 AM
Sony Optical Disc Archive (ODA) can challenge LTO with its significant workflow and performance advantages
WTS workflow specialist Michael Byrne takes a look at Sony's Optical Disc Archive (ODA) system - and finds it can offer significant benefits over LTO in workflow and performance, as well as reliability and longevity. ...
Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015 12:00 AM
NAB 2015 Lenses review part two: Anamorphic for the masses
WTS production specialist and camerman Patrick van Weeren continues his round-up of the best new lenses from NAB 2015, and this time he's looking at anamorphic lenses, which have enjoyed a renaissance at recent NABs. ...