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Octica Professional are a dedicated distributor of film, broadcast & professional video equipment.

Fiilex: A Fresh Outlook on LED

By | 2017-09-17T04:56:38+00:00 June 1st, 2017|News|

A growth in freelance owner-operators – fueled initially by the DSLR revolution – has seen the need for cost-effective lighting sources increase considerably. This shift, together with a raft of technological developments has seen LED become the primary lighting solution across the entire video production industry. For a long time, deploying LED fixtures meant a

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Octica Welcomes BB&S

By | 2017-06-30T11:27:05+00:00 January 1st, 2017|News|

BB&S & Octica Professional are pleased to announce a new partnership that will see Octica take over the exclusive distribution of BB&S products in the UK & Ireland from January 2017. The partnership will not just see Octica assume responsibility for all future sales of the BB&S product lines but also, reassuringly for existing users,

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Unleash Canon’s Low-Light Marvel

By | 2017-06-30T11:29:13+00:00 October 27th, 2016|News|

Canon’s ME20F-SH features a high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, helping users shoot crisp & clean video in extreme low-light conditions. However, its box-like design makes anything except static operation unusually cumbersome. Japanese manufacturer Protech has a long history of improving camera ergonomics with their ST-7 shoulder mount adaptors. Recognising the camera’s unique potential for news & documentary

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VELVET: The Professional Choice

By | 2017-06-30T11:30:07+00:00 September 7th, 2016|News|

In recent years, the industry has adjusted to a seismic change in lighting technology, with lighting directors and gaffers becoming less reliant on HMI’s & fluorescent’s – instead embracing the benefits of LED. Barcelona-based TheLight redefined expectations for LED lighting with their innovative articulating panels, a trend which has continued with their popular VELVET range.

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True ND: Filter Your Vision

By | 2017-06-30T11:33:51+00:00 August 7th, 2016|News|

With the British ‘summer’ in full-swing, productions & film crews from all over the world are descending on the UK to benefit from the country’s unique outdoor locations, studios & sets. Filming outside presents a distinct challenge for camera-operators & DoPs – how to obtain a proper exposure. Put simply, Neutral Density (ND) filters are

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Protect Your Tripod with HPRC

By | 2017-06-30T11:32:31+00:00 June 7th, 2016|News|

As crews & rental houses gear-up for the busy summer ahead, a vital piece of equipment might not be getting the protection it deserves. Italian hard case manufacturer HPRC offer the 6000 series of unique, clamshell-opening tripod cases. Designed to accommodate regular ENG & EFP tripod systems, they are available in three models – 6300,

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Fomex: Forming Flexibility

By | 2017-06-30T11:33:28+00:00 May 7th, 2016|News|

Designed for both filmmakers and stills photographers, the Fomex FL-600 redefines expectations for LED lighting, delivering all the performance of regular lighting fixtures in a lightweight, thin and flexible form-factor. As a flexible LED light, the FL-600 can be moulded and placed directly into obscure positions and crevices – locations where traditional lighting cannot be

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Light Your Talent with Cineroid

By | 2017-06-30T11:34:57+00:00 November 7th, 2015|News|

In spite of the ever-increasing ability to shoot with high ISO levels, on-camera lighting is still very much a necessity for a large portion of applications. When used effectively, on-camera lights help create a more pleasing image, aiding with the reduction of shadows on the talent’s face, as well as improving skin tones. Cineroid, a

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Accessorise Your Konova Slider!

By | 2017-06-30T11:35:55+00:00 July 7th, 2015|News|

Sliders have become an essential tool for all video professionals. Konova’s range of sliders are popular with self-shooters and rental houses alike, and can be used in virtually any shooting scenario. Their popularity can be attributed to the compelling balance of price and quality, where the Konova sliders excel. To aid the operator, Konova offer

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