Posted: Friday, September 25, 2015 1:30 PM
New broadcast technology at IBC 2015: 4K cameras
WTS Sales Manager Duncan Payne was at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam to assess the latest broadcast technology hitting the market. In this blog, he looks at some of the new 4K cameras set for release in the coming few months. ...
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2015 1:00 PM
HD viewfinders: Sony announces answer to cameraman's prayers
A professional HD viewfinder has been top of the wish-list for most cameramen for quite some time now, so the launch at this month's IBC 2015 in Amsterdam of two Sony HD viewfinders – the HDVF-EL20 and the HDVF-EL30...
Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 5:30 PM
Canon C300 Mark II: (No) comparison with the C300
WTS's production specialist and freeleance cameraman Patrick van Weeren looks at what's new in the Canon C300 Mark II, compared to the much-loved original C300, in the latest edition of our C300 Mark II blog series. ...
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, 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, ena...
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: 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: 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. ...