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  • Our 4 most popular professional camera cases

    Portabrace CS DV4 Compact HD Camera Case in Blue or Black

    Portabrace CS DV4 Compact HD Camera Case in Blue or Black

    Our Compact HD Camera Cases protect your camera and organize the essential spare battery, tape, microphones and Quick-Slick rain cover. The bottom panel is reinforced with 8mm hollow-core plastic and a layer of non-skid material, which adds an extra layer of protection against water, dirt and grime with an easy wipe-off surface.

    The body of the case is constructed of 1-inch thick foam and 1000-denier Cordura Nylon with a polyurethane water-resistant coating. There is a camera cradle inside to secure the camera during transport.

     

     

    Manfrotto MB PL-CC-197 Pro Light Video Camera Case

    ManfrottoThe Pro Light CC-197 PL compact video camera case is an optimal professional solution for protecting, carrying and, working with large camcorders , or DSLRs used with a video rig. Signature Exo-Tough and CPS protection systems safeguard your precious gear, while intelligent and intuitive design features ensures quick access on the move.

     

     

     

     

    HPRC 2730EW Hard Camera Case with Wheels Stylish Italian Design

    HPRC 2730EW Hard Camera CaseHPRC cases can be used for all sorts of applications and different areas: photography, industrial, military, nautical, police and many others. HPRC provide total protection to the equipment inside them against dust, water, impacts and corrosion for chemical agents.

    Can be supplied in 4 configurations:
    • HPRC 2730EW with Empty Case
    • HPRC 2730CW with Foam Inner
    • HPRC 2730BW with BAG
    • HPRC 2730SDW with Softdeck Padded Inner

     

     

     

     

    Peli U160 Urban Elite Half Case Camera Backpack

    Peli U160 Urban Elite Half Case Camera BackpackThe NEW Peli U160 Half Case Camera Backpack is now in Stock. Following the success of the Peli Backpacks, this new model is designed for both amateur and professional photographers and incorporates a waterproof, crushproof case to protect cameras and lenes. With this case are cushioned dividers to protect each piece of camera kit from knocking against another. These dividers can be moved and reconfigured to accommodate changes in the equipment scarried.

    Additional storage is offered in a padded upper compartment for all sorts of accessories (portable hard drives, data cables and cords, etc.) with a pocket to store a table/iPad. Both storage compartments feature a contrasted yellow interior which helps for easy interior visibility. The U160 is the latest addition to the Peli Backpack series which combine the watertight, features of the Peli case with a practical, stylish backpack.

  • Our top 5 most popular cinematic camcorders.

    Canon EOS-1D C

    The Canon EOS-1D C is a groundbreaking DSLR for the movie world that offers 4K digital cinema resolution, whilst also retaining the exceptional still camera performance of its EOS-1D X sister camera.

    The EOS-1D C is the most technically advanced EOS DSLR ever made by Canon and is both the first DSLR and the first ever 4K camera to join Canon’s Cinema EOS System for filmmakers. It fuses Canon’s proven video technology and lens heritage with the creativity and depth of the EOS System. Compatible with both Canon’s EF mount range of interchangeable lenses for SLRs and Canon EF mount Cinema Lenses, the EOS-1D C brings movie camera functions into a compact DSLR camera body.

    Blackmagic Micro Studio

    The Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K is an incredibly tiny Ultra HD studio camera that’s perfectly designed for live production. You get a full Ultra HD resolution camera that can be used in HD and Ultra HD video formats and it can be fully controlled from the switcher via the SDI control protocol. Micro Studio Camera 4K includes powerful features such as built in color corrector, talkback, tally indicator, PTZ control output, built in microphones, backup battery, an adaptable MFT lens mount and B4 lens control output. This means Micro Studio Camera 4K is a true studio camera that is dramatically better quality than the biggest and most expensive studio cameras used today.

    Canon XC10 4K

    The XC10 is ready to shoot, you do not require a full blown rig to start shooting. The beauty of the XC10 is it is small and always ready to go!

    Ergonomically and feature wise, it shares many with the Cinema EOS range making it the perfect step from DSLR movie or high end Legria for those who don’t want or can’t afford the jump up to Cinema EOS or those wanting the highest quality 4K/2K movie and stills capability in a small package.

    Canon EOS C300 Mark II

    The EOS C300 Mark II is the next generation of Cinema EOS camera with 4K internal / 4K RAW external recording.

    Upgrades over C300 is 15 stops dynamic range, Canon Log 2, 8 and 10 stop ND options, 4K internal recording,
    2K recording option, 16/24 bit audio option, 4 channel audio compared to 2 channel, 120 slow mo option
    (crop), improved dual pixel CMOS AF, 4K codec, improved viewfinder.

    Two challenges are increased weight of 500g and new battery system.

    Sony NEX-FS100EK

    The NXCAM NEX-FS100EK Super 35mm camcorder has been developed specifically for shooting truly stunning images at low cost. The high sensitivity, large format CMOS sensor is capable of producing full 1920 x 1080 progressive images with shallow depth of field similar to that of a film camera.

    For even more creative flexibility, the NEX-FS100 also enables extended continuous recording and simultaneous recording of HD video footage for instant backup with an HXR-FMU128 Flash Memory Unit. These and other valuable features make this compact, high performance camera ideal for producing everything from low budget commercials, music videos and documentaries to wedding videos.

    3D Broadcast offers professional, impartial and unbiased advice to help you make the right choice when acquiring your chosen cinematic camcorder, and we can also help you with post-production and media distribution solutions.

  • Buy Professional Camera Batteries

    The best way to get a professional end product is to use professional tools. Professional tools are precisely intended to get the best quality of results. Many folks understand that big ticket items like a video camera or camera lenses are important to invest in. But few really understand how important it is to invest in quality when it comes to small peripheral parts. The truth is that it’s just as important to invest in these small parts as it is to invest in major equipment. For example, many people wouldn’t think to spend much money or give much thought to buying professional camera batteries. But a good professional grade camera battery can contribute more to the quality of filming that most people really know.

    There are many different levels of cameras on the market, and different people have different needs. For example, a professional cameraman might have different needs than an amateur who is simply looking to take a hobby to the next level. But regardless of the level of skill required, there are sure to be specific professional camera batteries that are suited to a specific camera or a specific use. Someone who’s simply pursuing a hobby might be able to get by with a less expensive batter than someone who works as a cameraman for a living.

    When it comes to choosing professional camera batteries, the first step is to evaluate your own needs. Some people need the power to last longer than others do. Others need a lighter battery. And there’s a preference to lower cost. Lithium ion chemistry batteries answer all these requirements. In any case, think about how you’ll be using the camera battery before you make a final decision as to what kind of battery you think you are finally planning to buy.

    It’s important to look at the value of working with a viable video supplier. The supplier staff’s skill offers choice in product and pricing. Find a dealer relationship that works for you in their professionalism, high response and ability to meet your needs.
    It is our aim at 3D Broadcast to offer a complete service, at competitive prices and above all to offer you a pleasant and pleasurable experience when dealing the purchase of professional camera batteries and lots of other equipment from 3D Broadcast.

  • Production on the Go With Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

    Once not so long ago, the pocket camera was a pretty popular implement. First it was in the form of the trusty old 110mm camera, then the popular yet wasteful disposable camera, and then the much more useful and user-friendly pocket digital camera. But the reign of the digital pocket camera was to be a short one, rapidly usurped a few short years after its introduction by the explosion in popularity of camera phones. Soon enough, those would give way to high megapixel, multi-camera-equipped smartphones.

    With the ubiquity of smartphones these days, it’s not too frequently that you see someone reaching for their digital pocket camera. More than likely, their phone takes photos that are (as far as they are concerned) just as good. While high quality DSLR cameras are the main tools of modern professional photography, these often have a comparatively bulky form that one certainly couldn't cram into your pocket. However, the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera turns this notion on its head.

    The Tiny Gateway To Cinema

    Condensed into a sleek black package that is actually even slimmer than most traditional pocket digital cameras, the Blackmagic spares no expense in terms of available features. Despite its diminutive size, the Blackmagic can take some truly staggeringly high quality video footage and photographs. Enabling professional production quality in one of the most portable packages on the market, the Blackmagic can find itself equally at home in the hands of professionals and hobbyists. It is especially ideal for getting great shots in locations where more traditional and bulky camera gear is not portable enough.

    Able to accommodate Super 16 lenses (thanks to the Super 16 Size Sensor) or Micro Four Thirds lenses (among others), the Blackmagic lends itself to being remarkably versatile and capable of utilising a wide range of different lens types. Offering full electronic control of lenses, the Blackmagic is a breeze to use for operators at all levels of skill.

    True Digital

    Offering a massive 13 stop wide dynamic range, the Blackmagic takes beautiful, true digital cinema quality shots. Allowing you to retain all sensor data, the Blackmagic is a massive versatile and useful production tool. With it, you can save your footage to high quality lossless CinemaDNG RAW or Apple ProRES in 1080HD resolution.

    Recording directly to an SD card, the Blackmagic has the benefit of having virtually unlimited memory — it all depends on how many SD cards you pack along with you. You can easily take out a card and pop in a new one to continue filming. SD cards can also be directly inserted to computers for instant editing, meaning you don't have to sit around waiting for transfers to complete.

    Functional Design

    One concern you might have about a pocket cinema camera is its display, but in this regard, the Blackmagic proves itself exceptional. The brilliant 3.5” LCD lets you monitor your shots in beautiful high resolution and provides more than enough reference to get the job done. With the Blackmagic's elegantly designed back panel, the display takes up the perfect amount of real estate, leaving adequate room for the camera’s concise and intuitive controls.

    Experience the Possibilities

    What can you do with the power of a portable cinema quality camera in your pocket at all times? There is only one way to find out.

  • Why a Broadcast Camera is now an Essential Piece of Business Kit

    We’ve all heard about award winning movies being shot with no budget in someone’s bedroom, or internet video sensations being filmed on just a smart phone, but the truth is, to make a video fit for broadcasting, whether for television or the internet, you simply can’t beat recording with a broadcast camera.

    These days, it seems that every business is trying to imbed corporate videos into their website, or producing their own TV channel on You Tube or Vimeo. But the results can be a mixed bag. Whilst there is no denying that a great quality video can do wonders to shift a product, raise brand awareness or create a loyal customer base, this really only works if you produce high quality, well shot videos.

    So how can you ensure your video beats the competition?

    Well the most important thing you need to film a high quality, professional video is high quality, professional recording equipment. And that means investing in a broadcast camera. But remember that the key word here is investment. A broadcast camera will pay dividends in the long run and provide you with the glossy film quality product that your business needs.  You can choose to buy or rent a broadcast camera, but if your long term plan is to film many business videos and set up your own TV channel, then it is worth buying the equipment and making sure someone is trained to use it.

    An entry level broadcast camera really isn’t as expensive as you might think. And the great news is that the technology is now available to everyone, so the opportunity to make high quality, innovative videos is there for businesses to utilise. So what are you waiting for?

    In a previous blog entry we looked at some simple advice to help you film your own video and ensure that it stands out from the crowd. And really the first thing you need to do is investigate which broadcast camera is right for your business, taking into account budget and functionality. There are many different types of broadcast camera on the market, so decide what features are important to your work, such as connectivity options, outputs, weight and whether you will predominantly use your broadcast camera in the studio or out in the field. You’ll also need to consider professional sound equipment and editing software in order to get the most from your camera and make the most professional video possible.

    But a broadcast camera isn’t just essential kit for making corporate videos and promoting your business online, schools, colleges and all kinds of educational establishments also need to use broadcast cameras for teaching and extracurricular activities every day. And of course, in the booming creative media industries, filming and editing is of paramount importance, so you really can’t afford to be without a broadcast camera.

  • New PTZ line-up from Panasonic

    Panasonic launches two new PTZ cameras

    AW-HE40

    Panasonic's new AW-HE40 a new remote camera with a range of features that make it ideal for the lecture, conference and leisure market. Featuring a newly developed 1/2.3-type MOS sensor and a Digital Signal Processor, for high sensitivity and high resolution, the AW-HE40 allows simple set up and operation.

    Key features:

    In addition to a 30x optical zoom, the camera features an additional digital zoom, meaning it’s possible to achieve a 40x zoom, while maintaining high resolution thanks to Super Resolution technology.
    The camera’s ‘night mode’ makes it possible to capture images in low light conditions, and the AW-HE40 can be set to switch to night mode automatically depending on surrounding light levels.
    Power can be supplied via LAN cable and, because it is not necessary to install a power supply or even a local AC outlet, installation costs can be significantly reduced.
    Panasonic Product Marketing Manager, Markus Naegele said, “This new remote camera shines in a variety of applications thanks to its high performance zoom, wide angle view and outstanding colour reproduction. It’s very easy to install thanks a single cable Power over Ethernet connection, while you can control the camera remotely from a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone.”

    The quiet in operation pan-tilt camera, has a pan range of ±175 ° and can move through 90° in a second, for fast control.

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    AW-HE130

    The new AW-HE130, a pan/tilt/zoom camera incorporates recently-developed high-sensitivity, low-noise 1/3” 3-MOS imagers that produce stunning pictures, even in low light conditions. Revolutionary new features include Power over Ethernet+ (POE+) for easier integration, and multi-stream transmission of H.264 HD video and audio (up- to 1080/60p at 25Mbps).

    New features in the HE130 are:

    3G-SDI output up to 1080/60p; plus HD/SD-SDI, HDMI, and SD composite
    Stereo mic/line-level inputs for embedded and streaming audio
    Night Mode for hi-res, near IR video acquisition (using an optional IR-illuminator in the 900nm range)
    Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S)
    IP-Live Preview for remote control and management of up to 16 cameras via a browser
    F1.6 20X zoom lens
    With an exceptional signal to noise ratio of 60dB (F8/2000lx, minimum illumination, 2.0 lx), 1000 TV lines of resolution, and such advanced features as 12-axis color correction and Panasonic’s exclusive DRS (Dynamic Range Stretch) and Hybrid Digital Noise Reduction, the HE130 continues to set performance standards for integrated pan-tilt cameras. The HE130 includes the same new three 2.4 megapixel MOS imagers and Digital Signal Processor (DSP) used in Panasonic’s latest broadcast camcorders.

    Control

    RS-422 serial compatible with controllers designed for use with previous generations of Panasonic remote camera systems
    Direct and Web-based IP remote control
    Direct IP or serial control is possible using Panasonic’s AW-RP50N and AW-RP120, plus systems from Crestron, AMX and Winnov
    Built-in Web-server enables secure control, live preview, and setup from browser-equipped PCs

    Streaming Video

    Streaming output is available from the HE130 in several forms and formats, and at a wide range of transmission speeds. For remote production and video acquisition, four simultaneous streams are available in either H.264 or JPEG. Video resolutions of up to 1080/60p are available at rates of up to 25Mbps. For IP-Live remote monitoring and control, up to 16 cameras may be viewed simultaneously in a single Browser window, with extensive on-screen camera controls available when a single camera is selected for viewing.

    Other useful new features include:

    Native 24p and 30p output for teleproduction3
    iPro™ support for synergy with Panasonic’s high-end security systems
    Digital access authentication
    MAC/Android support for web monitoring
    Colour adjustment by colour temperature
    VISCA remote control support
    The HE130’s optical zoom lens covers an extended range of shooting situations, from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto, with 35mm equivalents of 32.1 mm at the wide-angle end to 642.5 mm at the telephoto. The built-in remote-controllable four-position ND filter (clear, 1/8, 1/64, IR thru) facilitates flexible exposure control in brightly lit shooting situations.

    The camera’s integrated pan-tilt head covers a wide range of motion, with a pan of ±175° and a tilt of –30° to 210°.

  • 4K Up Scaling Is Big News For Movie Fans

    4k image4K technology – is this yet another technical gimmick in the world of technology? Without doubt, once you have seen a 4K film you will not think so. Having a keen interest in broadcast technology, I decided to research 4K and see what all the fuss was about.

    Jacob and Marie Scwartz made a breathtaking and beautiful film of their experiences on St John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, using a professional video camera in 4K. The results are stunning. High resolution images like nothing you have ever seen before in full HD, depict the Island like you were actually there and walking in their footsteps. The film's focus on insects, animals and their habitats is shown in exquisite detail. Moreover, the sharpness of life-like capture enables you to experience the depth, texture and minutest details in the timeless stone ruins, the delicacy of the leaves on the palm trees and the rich vibrancy of the colours in the sky, on the beaches, on the forest floor and in the water. Continue reading

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