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We are back from the desert with some exiting news from the NAB Show in Las Vegas. By far the most anticipated releases we saw were the Canon C300 MKII 4K and Arri's Alexa Mini. 'It really was the busiest show we have been to, the two cameras below are our stand out favorites' Bob Mann, SD
Canon C300 MKII 4k Digital Cinematography Camcorder
Durable, powerful and easy to use with automatic features, the EOS C300 Mark II offers internal capture 4K/Full HD video with wide dynamic range, external RAW output and Canon Log2
Features: 8.85MP Super 35mm Canon CMOS sensor Shoot 4K at up to 410Mbps/10-bit with the Canon XF-AVC H.264 codec for easy 4K integration into existing workflows. 15 stops of dynamic range with Canon Log2. Simultaneously record 4K to dual internal CFast 2.0™ cards*
points enable highly creative mounting solutions. In addition, the ALEXA Mini's interchangeable lens mount can be replaced with any of those designed for the ARRI AMIRA, allowing the use of B4 video and EF mount stills lenses. Equipped with a 4:3 sensor, automatic de-squeeze mode for anamorphic productions and frame rates of 0.75-200 fps, the ALEXA Mini records ProRes or uncompressed ARRIRAW either in-camera to CFast 2.0 cards or to a specially-designed external Codex recorder that can record image streams from up to four ALEXA Minis simultaneously -- a compelling option for multi-camera setups such as 360° plate shots. Images from the ALEXA Mini will perfectly match those from all other ALEXA cameras, making the final grade easier and quicker.
Comming soon: Sony PXW-FS7 Camera
Orders have been placed for sonys new FS7 Camera.
Features: 4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS Sensor XDCAM Camera with an E-mount Lens mount, 4K/2K RAW and XAVC Recording Options
We have a DJI Ronin available for hire!
We are loving playing with this bit of kit. Right now, everyone’s a budding steadycam OP in the office. It has a weight limit up to 7kg so canon C300 & lenses are perfectly suited. It doesn’t take hours to balance either.
It’s very intuitive in its operation and we have managed to get some really useable footage with very little practice. Have a look at the video below. Its an amazing peice of kit
We have moved!
Now 100% operational from our new address on Windmill Street.
There is still plenty to do but as we have signed a long lease we wont have to move again for the foreseeable future.
We are Moving!
Currently we are hard at work getting our new office ready for a our move in date on the 13/10/14
Lanparte Shoulder Rig
*Have now arrived*
Solid, multi configurable(without being frustrating), swing away top handle, Follow focus and really top top-notch moose bars. Its designed for DSLR's but we have tested it with much heavier kit.
We are back from NAB 2014.
Lots of noise is being made about the new 4K/UHD and 2K/HD production camera from AJA. Record Directly to ProRes 422/444 upto 4K!
It promises a great price point of under £10,000!
"It will bring the cost to hire right down, bringing 2k/4k to a new market. 4k will no longer be just for ADs & Films" Greg Woznica MD.
We will keep you informed of a release date. Drooling at AJA's CION web page will have to do for now. www.aja.com/en/products/cion
New in, The Sony PMW300 is on our shelves now!
Sony’s new PMW-300 XDCAM camcorder is the first semi-shoulder mount camcorder to combine the benefits of 1/2-type Exmor™ Full HD 3CMOS sensor technology with 50Mbps HD recording at MPEG HD422. The PMW-300 camcorder is ideal for production professionals who require a flexible semi-shoulder camcorder that adapts easily to a range of commercial shooting environments.
Central have placed advanced orders for 3x Arri Amira Cameras.
Just announced at the IBC Conference in Amsterdam a few weeks ago, The Arri Amira is expected to ship 1st quarter of 2014.
"We can't wait to get our mitts on the Amira, Shooting up to 200fps in 2k it has lots of the excellent functions of its bigger brothers. I managed to grab a few minutes with Arri at the exhibition. On picking it up, its much smaller & lighter than the Alexa, very comfortable on the shoulder.
The Lens Mount will be PL, but I can imagine there will be adapters for 2/3 lenses / Canon EF mounts in time for the release date. It also has a new memory card format, the CFast 2.0 Standard card up to 120gb! The Amira is billed as Arri's 1st Single shooter 'Documentary Style' camera. The price has not been set right now, but the word is, that it will be about £25k"- Greg Woznica, MD.
Canon EF 100mm f2.8 Macro IS USM lens
Another great Canon L series Lens added to our hire items Canon 100mm Macro
GoPro HERO 3 now in stock and ready.
Click here to see the new features GoProHERO3
Central now has its first batch of Sony PMW-200 Cameras.
Exmor CMOS sensors for excellent sensitivity and enhanced depth of field characteristics.
We love 'em, Light and portable, drawing only 40w of power, V-lock batts seem to last for ages. At last some decent, portable, battery powered lighting.
It seems like every other Kit we hire has a Diva booked on it" said Greg Woznica, hire manager. "Now if they can just design a case with wheels...."
"Almost every other Kit we hire, has a Diva booked on it Now if they can just design a case with wheels...."
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