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. ...
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 t...
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 excite...