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  • Canon Cameras - Delivering Outstanding Quality & Usability

    3D_XA25__97691_zoomMost people in The UK will have heard of The Canon Brand. The company began in Japan in the 1930’s by a small group of scientists who wanted to develop camera technology and although the brand came to The UK in the late 1970’s it was as a manufacturer of calculators and copiers rather than cameras. In 1982 the company added an existing but minor camera sales operation to the Canon Uk company that we know today as a market leader in the manufacture and sales of professional cameras and other such equipment.

    Canon separates its business into two core segments; Business Imaging and Consumer imaging. Business Imaging covers areas such as printers, photocopiers, fax machines and document management, while Consumer Imaging is concerned with cameras, camcorders, binoculars, calculators and other such equipment. In addition their Broadcast Division supplies lenses and accessories to the Television Industry.

    In April 2013 Canon launched three new Camcorders for professionals and enthusiasts. They developed the XA25, XA20 and Legria G30 to compliment their XA10 camcorder and all the new models benefit from canons technical and design expertise. The three new camcorders have a completely new digital imaging system which will provide outstanding quality and usability and new levels of imaging performance. The XA25 and XA20 also have professional audio and and wifi connectivity in an easy to handle portable format while the Legria G30 has a package optimised for purchasers such as film students or videographers. The powerful specification of these professional cameras and a wide range of advanced shooting features and connectivity options makes them ideal for amateur and professional use and suitable for filming everything from Weddings to News and Documentaries.

    The AX10 still offers a fantastic choice for anyone interested in professional HD video in a highly portable format. The fast wide angle Canon video lens gives professional image quality and the infrared recording option allows full HD resolution for night time or low light situation filming. The AX10 is still and extremely versatile and adaptable camera system for use in a variety of situations and the double memory card feature allows continuous filming.

    Canon has firmly established itself as a global world leader in the manufacture and supply of equipment such as professional cameras and camcorders, printers and copiers to name but a few. With their strong heritage, excellent design and technology skills and their corporate philosophy of “Kyosei” (living and working together for the common good), Canon offers high quality products combined with high levels of customer service and after sales care. Their commitment to continuously developing new products to compliment their existing ranges means that Canon products are an excellent choice for consumers, whether they want to simply capture precious family moments or film for more professional purposes.

  • BLACKMAGIC CINEMA Camera Shipping Update: 1/14


    Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:32 pm


    Wanted to send out a quick update on camera shipments. The production lines have been up and running with sensors coming in. We have been sending out regular shipments of EF model cameras each week to all of our offices around the world, and each week we are getting cameras out at a faster rate. We are still not at full volume shipping though, because sensors are not quite getting to us at a pace that I could say was full volume. But each day I am seeing the volume get better from the sensor company. I am happy with the quality of the sensors.

    For the MFT model, we want to get through some more of the EF orders before I give a date on when we will start getting the MFT orders out. They are ready to go, but we need to get through most of the early EF pre-orders first.

    I have been blown away seeing all the footage coming from people with their cameras around the world. It's been very exciting to watch the camera doing such fantastic creative work!


    Blackmagic Design

  • The cat is out of the bag as Sony reveal their New PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K Super 35mm Sensor Camcorders.

    Sony has now launched a pair of PL-Mounted CineAlta Cameras with a New Super 35mm Sensor which will be known as the PMW-F5 and the PMW-F55.

    The PMW-F5 even though equipped with a 4K CMOS sensor will only provide you with 2K and HD resolution with a rolling shutter, whilst the up market PMW-F55 will provide 4K pictures as well as 2K and HD Video.  The PMW-F55 also has a global shutter, wider colour gamut.

    Depending on your workflow these cameras offer a variety of ways to capture video to each camera. You are able to record MPEG-4 H.264 video or Sony’s SR MPEG-4 SSTP which can be recorded onto Sony’s new SxS PRO+ media. If however RAW footage is more to your liking then there is the new AXS-R5 Access Memory System for 2K & 4K RAW capturing. Using the latter system then the PMW-F5 is more than capable of grabbing up to 120fps slow motion in RAW HD, whilst the PMW-F55 can capture 240fps of video at 2k, putting bang in RED Epic-X territory.

    These cameras are expected to ship around February 2013 and as of yet there is no idea on price.

    For more info from Sony UK

  • Canon XF305 time to take another look

    Canon XF305 time to take another look


    With the release this week of Sony’s New PMW-200 XDCAM EX Camcorder I thought it would be a good time to take a look again at Canon’s outstanding XF305 Camera. This camera has fast become a favourite of Broadcasters and professionals alike so it would seem that the Sony has a lot of ground to catch up on. Continue reading

  • Introducing the Canon XF300

    The Canon XF300 is the best traditional camera Canon have ever produced and is available from 3d Broadcast now available for a very reasonable £4,860 (including VAT).

    Generating wonderful, clean images, the Canon XF300 features integrated CompactFlash and has the highest bandwidth ever produced by a Canon camera with up to 50 Mbps.

    This BBC-approved camera produces HD-quality footage and is perfect for use with a green-screen. Other impressive features of this outstanding camera are relay recording and dual shots making recording the slickest process it’s ever been. This combined with a new 18x optical zoom series produces spectacular imagery. Continue reading

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