Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 12:00 AM
NAB 2015: Lenses review, part one
In the second part of his NAB 2015 review, cameraman and WTS production specialist Patrick van Weeren turns his focus (sorry) to lenses. With 4K – and more K – as far as the eye could see at NAB, it was no surprise...
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:00 AM
What happened in Las Vegas? A cameraman's review of NAB2015 - Cinema and production cameras
A week in Las Vegas may sound like pure hedonism, but NAB 2015 was a case of nose to the grindstone for WTS production specialist and cameraman Patrick van Weeren as he hunted down the very latest cameras and lenses –...
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:00 AM
4K the focus as Panasonic unveils new camera line-up at NAB
It was a 4K family occasion in Las Vegas as Panasonic unveiled three new 4K cameras at NAB, to complement the Varicam 35. The new releases mean Panasonic can, for the first time, offer the whole gamut of 4K cameras...
Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 12:00 AM
Sony's world-first HDC-4300 4K systems camera threatens to steal the show at NAB
Amid a formidable array of new camera releases at NAB in Las Vegas (more on them soon), it's the Sony HDC-4300 – the world's first camera to use three 2/3-inch 4K image sensors – that's really got the WTS team excit...
Posted: Friday, April 10, 2015 12:00 AM
WTS appoints Dave Cheesman to head up new production distribution division
WTS has appointed Dave Cheesman as its first Product Channel Manager. He will oversee the new product distribution division of WTS, with the aim of building a worldwide network for innovative products for the broadc...
Posted: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 12:00 AM
Canon sets out its 4K stall with the new C300 Mark II 4K camera and smaller XC10 4K camera – PLUS a 24" 4K Grade 1 monitor
With NAB upon us, Canon's announcement that they have upgraded the hugely popular C300 to offer – amongst other new features – 4K recording and a 15-stop dynamic range is bound to have film makers licking their lips, ...
Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 12:00 AM
Sony releases PXW-FS7 firmware V2.0
New firmware for the Sony PXW-FS7 has arrived, bringing full 4K recording, HD Apple ProRes codecs and additional audio channels, amongst other enhancements and fixes. Juan Martinez of Sony has explained the key points...
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. ...