08

Jun 2021

Why Buy into BirdDog PTZ Cameras?

New to BirdDog, NDI, or Video over IP? Well, here are just a few reasons why BirdDog cameras are having their day.
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07

Jun 2021

AREC Presentation Systems - A Great Track Record

AREC specializes in AV capture and streaming solutions for conferences, meetings and education. The company’s black box, non-PC-based approach makes it easy for non-technical personnel to operate and pairing one of its media stations with a PTZ camera packed with motion tracking technology ...
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07

Jun 2021

Shoot. Ingest. Edit!

Now that pretty much every camera captures to digital media, choosing the right kind of reader has never been more important. For 35 years Sonnet has pioneered innovative and award-winning products that enhance computer performance and connectivity. This blog looks at Sonnet’s expanding ran...
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20

May 2021

Nikon Z Creator’s Volcano Diaries with Wise Advanced

Norris Niman is a Swedish award-winning photographer, Nikon Z Creator and professional adventurer, based in Iceland. Recently he took his Nikon Z7 II, supported by rugged Wise Advanced CFexpress, to capture Iceland’s latest volcanic eruption. Norris’ work is built on the excitement o...
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26

Apr 2021

Loupedeck CT Long Term Review with photographer Edmond Terakopian

Photographer Edmond Terakopian recently spent 5 months with the Loupedeck CT. Here he talks us through his thoughts and top tips for getting the most out of it through the incredibly customisable design.
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07

Apr 2021

Building a perfect mobile set for the Building Agency, Denmark

Danish Building and Property Agency is a part of the Ministry of Transport, Building, and Housing, and it is responsible for the construction, facility management, and rent of government properties. Their work heavily depends on communication, as there are delicate details to discuss and schedule...
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07

Apr 2021

Warren Bowler

On Tuesday 23rd March, our dearest friend and colleague, Warren Bowler, tragically passed away after suffering a brain haemorrhage. No words can express the sadness we all feel and the shock of losing such a fantastic friend who has been part of our lives for a very long time, for many of us fo...
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04

Mar 2021

Holdan sign distribution deal with leading broadcast manufacturers

Holdan is pleased to announce a product distribution agreement with manufacturer’s Promise Technology for the UK and Ireland and NewBlue Inc. for the UK, Ireland and Europe. Promise Technology delivers single and multi-user access, editing, sharing, and distribution of 4K footage for Post-...
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03

Mar 2021

And the Winner is……..Teradek Bolt!

Winning an award in a creative industry is always an achievement but winning an Academy award takes this to a whole new level. On the 13th of February Teradek and Amimon won, not just one, but 2 awards at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Technical Awards Virtual Pres...
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03

Mar 2021

Simple and Intuitive E-Learning with AREC in Mexico

The Secretaría de Educación de Nuevo León (Ministry of Education - shortened to SENL) with the help of our partner JSP Soluciones chose AREC to maintain their work uninterrupted in the face of social distancing restrictions and facilitate sharing of information between the of...
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02

Mar 2021

Lumens and Panopto announce partnership

Lumens announced a new partnership with Panopto™, the leader in video management systems. The Lumens VS-LC200 CaptureVision System is seamlessly compatible with Panopto. The integration provides organisations with a cost-effective unified solution for recording, live streaming, and managing...
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04

Feb 2021

Pictureimage helps Leyton Orient Football Club stream online with BirdDog and NDI®

Based out of London in the UK, Pictureimage is a leading broadcast consultancy firm. When Leyton Orient needed to add additional valuable matchday content into their existing streaming offering they turned to Chris and the team to design them a new broadcast studio.
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03

Feb 2021

Canon Ambassador Radomir Jakubowski Relies on Wise Advanced

The Vosges Mountains, France - December 1, 2020 - From lively animals to majestic landscape time-lapse photos, Canon Ambassador Radomir Jakubowski brought his cameras with Wise Advanced Memory Cards and travelled the length and breadth of Europe capturing nature at its finest.
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11

Jan 2021

Holdan 2021 | The Evolution of video throughout the pandemic

March 2020 and as lockdown started it was all about getting better and better web cams. We saw how awful the Zoom interviews on the news looked, all blocky backlit shadows and up-nose shots. A simple LED panel light would make a huge difference, and these flew out of the warehouse. The LEDGO LG-E...
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01

Dec 2020

AV Over Global Networks

AV over IP is a fantastic concept and technologies like SDvoe are rapidly becoming established in the industry, but SDvoe relies on super-fast, super-optimised 10G networks, and the data-rate needed to send video this way is much too high to bridge distant locations, so for this purpose a differe...
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24

Nov 2020

BirdDog release their biggest and most colourful update EVER!

BirdDog have announced major updates for Eyes P100, Eyes P200, Eyes P400, P4K and Cam Control. To download the firmware, click here.
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16

Nov 2020

Core SWX Powers Renan Ozturk Through Extreme Conditions

Director of Photography, Renan Ozturk, travels the globe filming in the most remote locations from Mount Everest, to the deserts of Utah. Often the conditions he shoots in stresses his equipment to the point of failure while filming. Along with extreme temperatures, his shoots are usually incredi...
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12

Nov 2020

Nikon Ambassador Daniel Kordan Chooses Wise Advanced

Self-isolation seldom bothered avid outdoor adventurer Daniel Kordan. During the pandemic period, he led a squad of photographers on three long expeditions at Kuril Islands, Kuril Lake and Jack London Lake from July to September.
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22

Oct 2020

You Have Chosen…Wisely

Last week SmallHD introduced the Indie 7; a brand new, 7” on-camera monitor. An entry-level addition to their “Smart 7 Monitor Family”, along with the mid-range 702 Touch and the flagship Cine 7. Each of these monitors is built off the same anodised aluminium chassis; has a 7&r...
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01

Oct 2020

Midwich Group signs European distribution agreement with BirdDog

BirdDog have developed embedded Network Device Interface (NDI®) hardware and implemented into a range of high definition and 4K broadcast video converters, robotic pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras, and a suite of software products to tie end-to-end workflows together. The range includes products r...
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17

Sep 2020

Teradek Prism: the challenger broadcast encoder

If the 1930s have parallels with the 2020s, then the world of media is ready for a revolution.Economic downturn, the threat of mass unemployment, tension on the world stage, dustbowls in America… there are some striking similarities to today. And just as post-war audiences flocked to new c...
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15

Sep 2020

Make a Wise CFexpress Choice

With the coronavirus pandemic severely shutting down international athletic competitions for months, Swedish photographer Joel Marklund was pleased to get back to sports again. In July he was back photographing rock climbing, athletics and football.  He brought the latest professional Nikon...
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15

Sep 2020

Remote HDR: Collaboration in Post

Like any encoding and decoding platform, Teradek Prism was originally designed for broadcasters and webcasters. Because the system is a 10-bit HDR video device, it is generating interest from post houses as a remote collaboration, and real-time monitoring platform. With producers, directors, inv...
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17

Aug 2020

Holdan backs creators with Loupedeck and Gnarbox

As the production community gets back to shooting, Holdan has added two new brands to its portfolio which will help crews complete projects more efficiently and creatively than ever. Portable back up and storage manufacturer Gnarbox gives camera crews quick in-field back up of crucial video file...
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27

Jul 2020

Why your media may be more important than your camera

Life is full of unrepeatable moments, says wildlife photographer Thorsten Milse. You know if your camera is water-resistant. And if it’s not, you can just use a protective jacket. You’re then ready to travel, prepared for the shoot. But the reliability of your recording media is no l...
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16

Jun 2020

Clean, safe and cool on-set

In the midst of social distancing regulations, abiding by new health and safety rules is vital.  Holdan has teamed up with two manufacturers to unveil a mobile cleaning and temperature control station to help crews and actors keep productions compliant with new rules. As a dedicated Covid s...
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14

May 2020

Serv Pro or Bolt: WiFi for Low Latency Transmission? Serv Pro and Bolt compared

On-set wireless monitoring is now standard on set, and Teradek is the de facto manufacturer of choice. Within the Teradek line-up, there are two local monitoring options, the Bolt and the Serv Pro. For anyone new to cable-free monitoring, here’s a quick buyer’s guide. If you want a s...
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07

May 2020

Shooting safely on-set. Being good Neighbours

Much to the delight of kids across the world, the first high profile TV show back in production is Australia’s Neighbours. The studios and location are up and running again since the crew turned off their cameras in March. In order to get back on set, according to a report on ABC News, new...
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29

Apr 2020

VidiU Go - overcoming every streaming hurdle

The VidiU Go is a pocket-sized encoder that has the best chance of getting you webstreaming, reliably and from any location. VidiU Go is designed to get you out of trouble: it can handle: Every Connection Stream over WiFi or Ethernet networks Stream using a cellular USB dongle or by tetherin...
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28

Apr 2020

British Government Pioneers Video Streaming with Telestream Wirecast

New and radically different approach to public communication helps PM get the message over during coronavirus pandemic. The Customer The prime minister of the United Kingdom (informally abbreviated to PM) is the head of government of the United Kingdom. The prime minister directs both the execu...
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27

Apr 2020

Ready, On-Set, Go. Getting production going post-corona

European Film and drama production will get back to the business of creativity very quickly after restrictions are lifted. Shoots, abruptly cut short in February and March, are itching to finish production. Films which were were held up in pre-production are keen to catch up on lost time. Same, ...
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27

Apr 2020

Virtually on-set – managing productions when your crew can’t travel

The way we make movies most certainly must change. In the best of circumstances, we are a crew of 75 people jammed into a room with very little ventilation, holding our breath until we hear “CUT”. We are in close contact with one another all day long. We never really thought about i...
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27

Apr 2020

The Disconnected DIT: safe production on or off-set

Whether you’re in front of the camera or behind the camera, the show must go on, as they say. It’s up to all of us to collaborate in a way that makes sense and keep creating content that matters.Sabrina Safran Backstage Magazine
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22

Apr 2020

Streaming Glossary

Bandwidth Bandwidth measures the speed of a network connection. In the streaming industry, your internet connections bandwidth is typically measured in kilobits or megabits per second. In live streaming, it is critically important to consider the upload speed, rather than the download speed whic...
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08

Apr 2020

Streaming Everywhere – at once

Live streaming is now the number one priority. News and even government agencies, houses of worship and health agencies, training and education institutes are all re-doubling their efforts to communicate live with private and public audiences.
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01

Apr 2020

Free Drop Shipping

As normal trading becomes more difficult for resellers and integrators, Holdan is now offering drop shipment at no cost. This means that even where customers are having to temporarily close their warehouse, business can continue and vital live streaming projects can be completed. To assist our ne...
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31

Mar 2020

Don’t stand so close to me! Recording sound safely and at a distance

Maintaining a healthy 2m distance between interviewer and guest, between camera crew and interviewees poses a problem for video shooters. There are three options to keep you safe: A longer XLR cable (potential trip hazard) A boom pole (requires a dedicated sound engineer) A wireless micropho...
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20

Mar 2020

Capture, Record and Stream - Live in Minutes

On Tuesday I had the pleasure of setting up two PTZ cameras with a new all-in-one switching, recording and streaming system from Lumens. I say pleasure because the only time I had to read the manual was for a default login. Really, just once. That’s the beauty of Lumens. We sell a lot of e...
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17

Mar 2020

The Holdan UK and Benelux offices are open for trading

You may find a lot of our team working from home for the foreseeable future, but we'll endeavour to give you the same level of service that you've come to expect from us. These are challenging times for the market but there are urgent demands for video production and streaming equipment. Althoug...
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04

Mar 2020

A guide to rigging RED cameras

RED Digital Cinema’s DSMC2 architecture has been one of the company’s most enduring camera systems. The design offers superb modularity, with the entire camera system built around a ‘Brain’, RED’s terminology for the camera module, housing the sensor, ASIC (Applicat...
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