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: 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, 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: 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: 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: 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? ...