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Cinelex: The Future of Wireless DMX

By | 2017-09-17T05:05:34+00:00 September 17th, 2017|News|

Wireless lighting control in the film & television production industry has for a long time been fraught and complex. The majority of existing systems use Bluetooth or Wi-Fi technology along with a companion smartphone or tablet application. Sure, they may have fancy user interfaces and gimmicks that might rouse an owner-operator, but in the world [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]