Teradek Vidiu Pro Review

Teradek’s VidiU Pro I’ve been a big fan of Open Broadcast Software to live stream for some time. At the start of my streaming activities, OBS gave me pretty much all I needed: the facility to switch between two cameras and to customise my stream with graphic...

PIXAPRO VNIX 1000S Review

In recent years, budget lighting products have flooded the market, promising ‘studio quality’ lighting at a bargain basement price. As technology has improved, particularly with LED based units, the availability of good quality lighting has become more widespread and...

Which Camera Slider

Film makers have longe since realised the power of camera movement, employing all manner of rails, cranes, jibs and dollies to introduce motion into their shots. Documentarian, Ken Burns, famously pioneered the idea of applying movement to still images that he...

Review: Decimator Design MD-Cross V2

There are great bits of kit, which perform their allotted task amazingly, are designed and built well and offer good value for money. Then there are indispensable bits of kit, which meet all of the aforementioned criteria, but that also fall into the ‘never...

You get what you pay for.

I did a small job for a local school a few days ago, videoing their GCSE Drama performances, in preparation for moderation. Essentially this was very simple and involved only a single camera and shotgun mic. Because pre-designed stage lighting was used throughout, I...

Mobility

The pitfalls of designing web pages on desktop platforms, in the mobile age. Over the last few days I’ve been putting together a website for a small theatre company, who are taking a production of John Godber’s Bouncers on tour later this year. Nothing...

Smooth?

While staying with my in-laws over Christmas, in between bouts of excessive eating and drinking; I had the odd and at first confusing experience, of watching a shiny new HD TV, where the motion interpolation or motion smoothing option had been switched on by default....

Video CVs

One of the trends I’ve been watching, out of general interest, but also as a service I might soon offer, is the rise of the video CV, or resume as it’s known in the US. The concept is quite simple: alongside a regular word processed CV, a candidate sends a short...