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Scumbag Millionaire has made the initial cut for the Institute of Videography Awards 2011 (IOV).

This cermony will take place at the ProVideo conference in October of this year.

For more information please click HERE 






Canon’s XF305/300 are go for the BBC

Posted: January 11, 2011 in Cameras, media
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As per the IOV Website

Broadcaster adds Canon’s XF305 and XF300 to list of camcorders approved for both internal and external HD production
Canon confirms that its XF305 and XF300 Full HD camcorders have now been added to the BBC list of approved HD cameras, allowing them to be used to produce an entire HD programme for broadcast on the corporation’s HD channels.

Both camcorders were initially approved in June 2010 for use by independent productions, but have now also been accepted for internal BBC production use. Following recent testing, the broadcaster has opted to buy XF305 camcorders, the first of which were delivered in December 2010.

Kieran Magee, Director of Professional Marketing at Canon Europe Ltd, added: “The XF300-series was specifically designed to offer exceptional image quality and seamless workflow compatibility for all sorts of professional uses. Canon worked with many broadcasters during development of these camcorders, and the adoption of these cameras by the BBC reflects our commitment to imaging excellence and meeting our customers’ needs.”

About the XF305 and XF300
XF305 and XF305 were launched in April 2010 at the NAB show in Las Vegas. They are the first hand-held, file-based video cameras to use a new MPEG-2 Full HD (4:2:2) recording codec, with data transfer rates of up to 50Mbps.

These two revolutionary cameras also offer a unique Canon L-series HD Video Lens, highly advanced DIGIC DV III processing and an ergonomic design that delivers advanced mobility and versatility. The featured 1/3-type Canon 3CMOS sensor system offers exceptional colour accuracy, wide-dynamic range and low noise.

Recording to CompactFlash Memory card, these models offer a huge range of features including slow and fast motion, and extensive image and operational customisation options.

The full list for all approved HD cameras and settings from the BBC can be found at:


More information about XF305 and XF300 can be found at:


Aimed at professional cinematographers utilising a Super-35mm large format CMOS sensor, this new camcorder will become one of the new models in the “NXCAM” line-up. Available early summer of 2011, it targets the expanding entry-level digital cinematography market.

Sony Professional is already a key player in the 35mm digital cinematography market with the highly acclaimed “Cinealta” F35 and SRW-9000PL for high-end digital cinema production. Sony has also just strengthened its line-up in this category with the recent PMW-F3 camera, combining performance and price in a powerful and affordable production tool. With this latest “NXCAM” HD camcorder, Sony looks to further strengthen its position in the entry-level segment. The new model provides an affordable yet highly capable professional solution for many applications, including independent film, pop promotions and corporate communications all looking for a cinematic look to their content.

The “NXCAM” HD camcorder under development will be equipped with a Super-35mm sensor, a widely used stock size in the film industry, perfectly designed for capturing motion pictures. This new sensor will have extraordinary performance in terms of picture quality and sensitivity, and is able to offer depth of field control and flexibility with a wide range of lens options available.

The adoption of the E-mount interchangeable lens system means that it is identical to the “α” series lens system used on the NEX-5, 3 and NEX-VG10, current and future E-mount lenses will be compatible with this new camcorder. In addition, a very short flange back distance (the distance between lens mount surface and sensor surface) allows various A-mount lenses be mounted via a lens adaptor (LA-EA1). Furthermore, it is also possible to attach a range of other lenses using third-party lens adaptors. With such flexibility, users will be able to experiment with various creative expressions by exploiting the characteristics of different optics.

The recording format for this new HD camcorder will be AVCHD, widely supported by many NLE software vendors and the same format as the HXR-NX5E NXCAM camcorder. There is also a plan to implement 1080p ( 50p / 25p) recording modes. (MPEG4-AVC/H.264 compression will be used for these modes.)




The Panasonic AG-AF101

Posted: October 31, 2010 in Film, media
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The Panasonic AG-AF101 – the first professional micro 4/3” video camcorder optimised for high-definition video recording was revealed at the Wildscreen Festival 2010. Available in December, the AG-AF101 will set a new benchmark for digital cinematography.

Targeted at the video and film production communities, the AF101 delivers the shallow depth of field and wider field of view of a large imager, with the flexibility and cost advantages of use with a growing line of professional quality, industry standard micro 4/3-inch lenses, filters, and adapters. The full 1080 and 720 production camera offers superior video handling, native 1080/24p recording, variable frame rates, professional audio capabilities, and compatibility with SDHC and SDXC media.

The design of the AF101’s micro 4/3-inch sensor affords depth of field and field of view similar to that of 35mm movie cameras in a less expensive, ergonomically built camera body. The AG-AF101 offers a mobile, field solution for industry professionals to capture entrancing, crisp foreground images in front of a soft blur background. Equipped with an interchangeable lens mount, the AG-AF101 is also free to use an array of cost-diverse, widely-available still camera lenses as well as film-style lenses with fixed focal lengths and primes.

The AF101 incorporates a 4/3-inch, 16:9 MOS imager. The camcorder records 1080/60i, 50i, 30p, 25p and 24p (native) and 720/60p, 50p, 30p, 25p and 24p (native) in AVCHD’s highest-quality PH mode (maximum 24Mbps). Ready for global production standards, the camcorder is 60Hz and 50Hz switchable.

The AF101 maximises the potential of its high-resolution imager with built-in ND filtering and dramatically reduced video aliasing. Standard professional interfaces include HD-SDI out, HDMI, time code recording, built-in stereo microphone and USB 2.0. The AF101 features two XLR inputs with +48V Phantom Power capability, 48-kHz/16-bit two-channel digital audio recording and supports LPCM/Dolby-AC3.

This newest Panasonic AVCCAM camcorder is the first to enjoy the benefits of advanced SDXC media card compatibility in addition to existing SDHC card support. (SDXC is the newest SD memory card specification that supports memory capacities above 32GB up to 2TB). With two SD slots, the AF101 can record up to 12 hours on two 64GB SDXC cards in PH mode.

The AG-AF101 is now available with a three-year limited warranty (one year with an additional two extra years upon registration).




Panasonic Website

IOV Article


In celebration of its 25th year, the IOV has changed the name of its annual event to simply… ‘ProVideo’. But this isn’t

merely a name change for the sake of change. ProVideo 2010 has been introduced for three very good reasons:

􀁏 To emphasise that the event caters for more than just IOV members.

􀁏 To welcome the involvement of other related-industry trade associations.

􀁏 To focus the minds of our exhibitors, attendees, speakers and the press on what the event is really about.

ProVideo 2010 will host a comprehensive range of seminars, workshops

and presentations. This will include the launch of a new set of VideoSkills

presentations and workshops, as well as exhibitor-led presentations in our

exhibition floor theatres.

The networking aspect to this type of event is becoming more and more

important. Online forums, industry websites and magazines simply can’t

substitute the benefits of face-to-face networking. ProVideo 2010 will

foster, promote and cater for delegate and exhibitor networking with a

comfortable featured zone at the centre of the exhibition floor.


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