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Focus is now published in electronic and print format - and available by subscription (see here). Please find here an archive of issues published between March 2005 and April 2011.

To download the issue (sizes range from 5 to 15MB) simply right-click the cover image and 'save target as' to your local drive.


217
May 2013
Focus

Main Features

P4 - Area News

P6 - Remote Controls By Mark brindle

P12 - Sony NEX EA50 By Zulqar Cheema

P18 - Local TV and You by Richard Laurence A.M.Inst.V

P20 - Finding Corporate Commissions By Kevin Cook

P23 - LED Lighting By Jonathan Harrison

P28 - First Class Second Camera By Anthony Manning


195
April 2011
Focus

Main Features

14 - Evolution DSLR - Niels Puttemans reviews the Panasonic Lumix GH2

18 - Hindsight - John De Rienzo recalls 6-months experience with the Sony NEX VG10

20 - How to turbo-charge your Canon 550D - Introducing the Magic Lantern firmware upgrade - by Ian Sandall


194
March 2011
Focus

Main Features

14 - Picture Perfect - Peter Fison reveals the structure of managing the video production process

18 - True Blue - Alan Rae reviews Vinten’s Vision Blue

20 - Mini Marvels - Phil Janvier reviews RØDE’s new PinMic and Lavalier Mics

22 - Light Lunch - DVD Review Learn the basics of lighting in your lunch hour!


193
February 2011
Focus

Main Features

14 - 3D - Who of earth would ever want that? An introduction to producing entry-level 3D by Chris Walkland

18 - Video DSLR Virgin - Kevin Cook spends some quality time evaluating DSLRs

22 - How to make a jaw-dropping trailer - A review of the latest tutorial DVD from Hollywood Camera Work


192
January 2011
Focus

Main Features

14 - Still Motion - Ian Sandall reviews CoreMelt’s Lock & Load

16 - Fusion - The coming together of the videography and photography markets

20 - How to avoid IOV Arbitration - Ron Lee gives an insight into the IOV’s Arbitration Service


191
December 2010
Focus

Main Features

16 - Heads you win! - A review of the Manfrotto 504HD tripod head - by Simon Hammond

18 - 48-hour Film Project - Chris Waterlow recalls his team’s entry in this year’s competition

22 - Wind Cheaters - Phil Janvier reviews the latest products from Rycote


190
November 2010
Focus

Main Features

14 - IOV Awards Winners & Runners Up -
See who stole the top prizes in this year’s IOV Awards

16 - ProVideo 2011 - Show Report - The story behind this year’s show - by Kevin Cook

20 - Seriously Cheap NLE - Phil Janvier reviews Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum

22 - Top Gun - Geoff Wheatley tells the story of Compress Media’s new Helicam


189
October 2010
Focus

Main Features

5 - ProVideo 2010 Show Guide Details on what you will find at ProVideo 2010

26 - Water Water Everywhere Bryan Stanislas gives us an insight into underwater filming

30 - Close Encounters of the First Kind David Blundell reviews the Rotolight Stealth Interview Kit

34 - Editing at the speed of light Kevin Cook Reviews the HP Z800 and Adobe CS5

38 - Gliding Shots made Easy The story behind Hague’s new GlidePod - by Gary Greenwood


188
September 2010
Focus

Main Features

14 - Video Business Start-up Part 9 - Exit Strategy

18 - Ready Steady Go - Colin Riddle & Joshua Richards review the Easy Steady Rig from IDX

22 - Game Changer DSLR Lens Guide for Wedding & Events - by Peter Rear

22 - Now hear this... Now hear this! Bryan Stanislas reviews the Sennheiser PXC 250-II headphones


187
August 2010
Focus

Main Features

14 - Video Business Start-up Part 8 - Branding

18 - Brace Yourself Ben Bruges weighs up a range on shoulder brace systems

22 - Game Changer Introducing Focus Magazine’s DSLR expert - Peter Rear


186
July 2010
Focus

Main Features

12 - Video Business Start-up Part 7 - Marketing Pillars - 3

16 - Weighing up the Canon XF305 A review by Kevin Cook and Graham Bernard

19 - Sound Forge Pro


185
June 2010
Focus

Main Features

12 - Video Business Start-up- Part 6 - Marketing Pillars - 2

16 - Seriously High-Speed Filming - A review of the Olympus i-SPEED TR Camera

19 - Speed Freaks - Brian Hibbitt and Laurie Joyce’s route to EDIUS

20 - NewBlue Stabilizer - Phil Janvier reviews this anti-shake software solution from NewBlueFX


184
May 2010
Focus

Main Features

12 - Video Business Start-up Part Five - Marketing

16 - 3D on a Shoestring - Roddy McMillan builds his own Anaglyph 3D Rig for less than £300

18 - Winning Hearts & Minds - The making of an IOV Award-winning Documentary by Phil Janvier

20 - Solid Decision - Moving over to solid-state with the Sony HXR-NX5E by Bob Berry


183
April 2010
Focus

Main Features

12 - Video Business Start-up Part Four - Marketing

14 - The Do’s and Dont’s of DVD Delivery - Martin Aust sets out the best practices for producing recordable DVDs

18 - AGC - Friend or Foe? Ken Neil makes the case for Automatic Gain Control

20 - Zoom H4n - A review by David Green


182
March 2010
Focus

Main Features

14 - Video Business Start-up - Part Three - Income Streams by Kevin Cook

16 - Mix ‘n’ Match - Chris North’s comparison review between the ENG-44 and ProMix3 mixers

20 - Lost for Words? - Phil Janvier reviews the SSP 7 and SSP 17 Autocue Systems


181
February 2010
Focus

Main Features

13 - Video Business Start-up - Part Two - The Business Plan by Kevin Cook

14 - Wizards of Wind - Phil Janvier talks about his recent visit to Rycote Windshields

18 - Kaplan Uncovered - The Making of an IOV Award-winning Film - an article by producer Nick Kirk

 


180
January 2010
Focus

Main Features

14 - Video Business Start-up - Part One of a news series of articles by Kevin Cook

16 - Changing Cameras - Phil Janvier considers upgrading from a Canon XL1 to the Sony Z5

20 - Styles & Services - Kevin Cook talks about the different styles of Wedding Day Filming


179
December 2009
Focus

Main Features

14 - Self-Build Patronus Tower - Steven Abrams on building your own Patronus-enabled tower

18 - Vision 3AS - Roddy McMillan reviews Vinten’s latest tripod system

20 - Crash, Bang, Wallop - what a soundtrack! - Phil Janvier reviews AKM Music’s sound effects collection

22 - Wedding Italiano - Uncle Kev Productions goes overseas


178
November 2009
Focus

Main Features

14 - 2009 IOV Awards Results - See who walked away with the top trophies this year

16 - Convention Report - How IOV2009 exceeded everyone’s expectations

20 - Sound to Hand - Chris North reviews the Marantz PMD 661 solid state recorder

22 - Audio File - Phil Janvier reviews Sony’s Vegas Pro 9


177
October 2009
Focus

Main Features

5 - Convention Guide - Everything you need to know about IOV2009

16 - VideoSkills In-Depth - Chris Waterlow gives an overview of IOV Assessment

18 - When a dream comes true - Member Profile on Robert Goldsmith of DreamVision Media

20 - Reflections - Gerry Thornhill looks back on another year of wedding day films

22 - Audio File - Phil Janvier looks at the Zoom H2 portable recorder


176
September 2009
Focus

Main Features

14 - VideoSkills In-Depth - Using a Depth of Field Adapter

18 - JVC 700 Review - Alan Rae looks at JVC’s latest solid state pro camera

20 - Mission Impossible - Bryan Stanislas reviews the latest POV camera from Predator

22 - My life as a Camera Girl! - Eileen Reeve gives a short insight into her career in video

24 - Audio File - Phil Janvier reveals his top tips for Post Production


175
August 2009
Focus

Main Features

14 - VideoSkills In-Depth - Understanding the IOV’s Code of Practice

16 - Pimp my Z5 - Kevin Cook reviews some accessories for Sony’s Z5 camera

20 - Serif PhotoPlus X3 - Gordon O’Neill’s review of Serif’s image manipulation package

22 - Audio File - Phil Janvier reveals his top seven ‘best buys’


174
July 2009
Focus

Main Features

14 - VideoSkills In-Depth - Data Protection and the Videographer

16 - The Amigos - The making of Seal Films by Nick Farrimond

20 - Panasonic HMC151 - Scott Cassie reviews Panasonic’s ACVHD solid state camcorder

22 - VideoSkills Workshop Review - A report on the first VideoSkills training day

24 - Audio File - Phil Janvier explains the importance of understanding headroom


173
June 2009
Focus

Main Features

16 - VideoSkills In-Depth - Part Two of a more detailed look at Release Forms

18 - Screens & Scenes - Simon Hammond reviews a SWIT LCD monitor and Varizoom zero-gravity head

22 - Audio File - Phil Janvier investigates noise-cancelling headphones

24 - An interesting POV - Zulqar Cheema reviews the Sony HXR-MC1 point-of-view camera

 


172
May 2009
Focus

Main Features

14 - VideoSkills In-Depth - Part one of a more detailed look at Release Forms

16 - HD Storm - Philip Nash reviews Grass Valley’s HD NLE solution

18 - Adaptimax - A review of the Nikon-to-EX3 lens adaptor by Ian Kelso

20 - Talk is Cheap - Chris North reviews ProSoft Digital’s prompter software

22 - Juliette - A short film in the making - UPDATE Roddy McMillan gets us up to speed with the progress of this film

24 Audio File - Phil Janvier shows us the route to Dolby approval


171
April 2009
Focus

Main Features

14 - VideoSkills In-Depth - What you need to know about Temporal Parallax

18 - Cleaning up your act! - Chris North looks at iZotope RX audio restoration software

22 - Audio File - Music Review - Phil Janvier reviews the latest copyright-free music from AKM

24 - Crossing the Line - Ray Wiseman shares his experiences in gaining Associate Membership


170
March 2009
Focus

Main Features

14 - VideoSkills In-Depth - The ins and outs of Manual Focus

16 - Edius 5 - Brett Allen reviews the latest version of Grass Valley’s NLE package

20 - Video gets its day in court - David Strelitz recalls his experience of presenting video in court

22 - Audio File - measuring up monitors - Phil Janvier reviews five audio monitors


169
February 2009
Focus

Main Features

14 - VideoSkills In-Depth - A new series covering the VideoSkills syllabus in greater detail

18 - Choosing an Audio Interface - Chris North reviews the E-MU Tracker Pre USB2 preamp

22 - Odds & Ends - Phil Janvier shares some snippets of wisdom


168
January 2009

Focus

Main Features

12 - When the Wind Blows - Review of the Rycote MiniWindjammer by Nigel Cheffers-Heard

14 - A New Level in IOV Accreditation - Kevin Cook introduces the IOV’s new Associate Member level

22 - Audio File - Phil Janvier compares six pro shotgun mics - head to head


167
December 2008
Focus

Main Features

14 - Media Integration - Premier Pro CS4 - Alan Rae takes a look at the new NLE compendium from Adobe

18 - FS-5 - the hard & fast facts - Jim Panks takes a look at the latest version of this HDD recorder

22 - Audio File - Phil Janvier compares pro headphones from Audio-Technica & Sennheiser


166
November 2008

Focus

Main Features

14 - 2008 IOV Awards Results - The winners and runners-up from the 2008 IOV Awards

16 - IOV2008—Convention Report - A report on the growing success of the IOV’s convention

18 - Audio File - Phil Janvier reviews Audio-Technica’s 1800 series radio mic system

20 - Juliette - a short film in the making - Roddy McMillan tells us how the production of this short came about

22 - Wired - James Lundy covers the all-important subject of funding


165
October 2008

Focus

Main Features

14 - Food for the Brain - An introduction to the Seminars and Presentations at IOV2008

15 - IOV2008 Seminar Schedule - An aid to planning your visit to IOV2008

16 - Work Safe - Health & Safety in Video Production by David Wilford

20 - Z5 - A review on the Sony Z5 by Kevin Cook

24 - Audio File - Phil Janvier gives an introduction to his presentations at IOV2008


164
September 2008
Focus

Main Features

12 - When Size Matters - Brett Allen reviews Sony’s HVR-S270E camera

18 - Lost for Words? - Mike Deal reviews the DV-11 ENG Prompter from Prompter People

23 - WIRED - Interviewing Cast & Crew - The next instalment in James Lundy’s Production Diary


163
August 2008

Focus

Main Features

12 - Standards - A guide to TV standards around the world by Stuart Little

16 - Wedding Mega-Shoot - Michael Kelly reports on a recent multi-camera wedding shoot

18 - Web-Wise - Zone1Media’s Chris Rees gives us the latest update on their website services

20 - Audio File - Phil Janvier reviews the latest Cinescore collection

22 - Wired - A production diary - Planning the post production on James Lundy’s short film


162
July 2008

Focus

Main Features

12 - Hoody - A review of True Lens Services Genus Matte Box by Kevin Cook

14 - Hire Education - Brian Rose offers advice on how to deal with rental companies

16 - Video Future - Future trends in wedding day film production

20 - Audio File - Phil Janvier reviews the ART Phantom II

22 - Wired - A production diary - Filming starts on James Lundy’s short film


161
June 2008

Focus

Main Features

12 - Future Video - Love in a Cold Climate - Wedding day films - how to survive the Credit Crunch

16 - Ella Waite - Like father, Like Daughter - Trevor Lansdown profiles this up and coming documentary maker

18 - Wired - James Lundy talks about the kit used on his short film

20 - Audio File - Phil Janvier studies the process and options of Dolby Surround Sound

22 - Macintosh editing on a Budget - Jim Panks reviews the latest version of Apple’s stripped-down NLE


160
May 2008

Focus

Main Features

12 - Tested to the EXtreme - Keith Malone shares his thoughts on Sony’s EX1

18 - Wired - Storyboards, Shooting Lists & Schedules - A Production Diary by James Lundy

20 - The Photographer is Dead... - Colin Goody reveals how to sell stills from video

22 - Audio File - Phil Janvier revisits microphone types and applications

22 - Taking a View - Kevin Cook reviews Teletest’s handheld LCD monitors


Issue 159
April 2008

Focus

Main Features

11 - DD Dream - Mark Stuart reviews Sony’s new PDW-700 XDCAM HD camera

16 - Wired - (Cast & Crew and using a Blog) A Production Diary by James Lundy

18 - EX-1 at the Business End - Nick Curtis shares his experiences of Sony’s EX-1 solid-state camera

22 - Why shoot Short Films? - Ben Bruges reviews the top three Short Film entries from the 2007 IOV Awards


Issue 158
March 2008

Focus

Main Features

12 - Video Future - Part Four. Corporate Video - Then and Now

14 - Wired - A Production Diary by James Lundy

16 - Music to Light - Jim Panks reviews Abaltat Muse - the video-driven soundtrack composer

20 - Audio File - The final theme packs for Sony’s Cinescore

22 - Kris Simmons - Your Video Mentor - Kevin Cook reviews www.mindyourvideobusiness.com


Issue 157
February 2008

Focus
Main Features

12 - Video Future - Part Three - Delivering HD in-hand and on-line

16 - Wired - A Production Diary by James Lundy

18 - The Making of ‘The Empty Photograph’ - A start-to-finish story of Phil Janvier’s highly commended short film

22 - A Different Cut! - An IOV Member Profile by John De Rienzo


Issue 156
January 2008

Focus
Main Features

14 - Video Future - Part Two - a guide to HD and HDV

16 - The Art of Scriptwriting - Caroline Spence reveals the importance of a good script

18 - Audio File - A review of Sound Forge 9 by Phil Janvier

20 - Acoustically Sound - Building your own sound recording cell - by Barrie Redfern

22 - HDMI Route Masters - A look at AV Toolbox’s AVT-5921 and AVT-5941 HDMI routers


Issue 155
December 2007

Focus
Main Features

14 - Video Future - Part One of a new series looking into the future of videography

16 - Casting Video - The impact of adding video to websites

18 - Audio File - A review of five voiceover mics by Phil Janvier

22 - Rev Pro Storage Revolution - Bruce Rawlings tests the mass storage solution from Grass Valley


Issue 154
November 2007

Focus
Main Features

14 - 2007 IOV Awards - The winners and runners-up at this year’s IOV Awards Evening

24 - Pioneering BD Delivery - Creating Blu-Ray Discs on the Sony Viao VGC-RM1N by David Luxton

26 - Greenscreen on a Shoestring - Andrew Chainey from Tantrwn reviews the VFX50 screen from Bristol UK

22 - Light Work - Steven Abrams reviews the k-lite from Gekko Technology

22 - Rocket Man - RocketDVD Automated DVD Authoring Software by Zulqar Cheema


Issue 153
October 2007

July 2007
Main Features

6 - IOV2007 Show Guide - A complete rundown on the exhibiting companies at IOV2007

20 - HPX500 - Full-on tapeless HD - Mark Brindle reviews the multi-format P2 camera from Panasonic

24 - Supporting Role - Simon Hammond reviews Manfrotto’s latest tripod and monopod

26 - Community View - Michelle Savage on making community and charity productions

30 - Final Cut Studio 2 - Jim Panks reviews the latest software collection from Apple


Issue 152
September 2007

July 2007

Main Features

13 - Web-Wise - The regular column on developing your website by Chris Rees

16 - Wild about Videography - A review of the Successful Wildlife Videography DVD

18 - ProCoder 3 - Brett Allen looks at the updates in Grass Valley’s transcoding utility

20 - Member Profile - A day in the life of Neil Fairbrother of Pod3.tv

24 - Video Artisan - Customer Care


Issue 151
August 2007

July 2007

Main Features

15 - Web-Wise - The Case for (Simple) Design
Part-two of Chris Rees’ series on building effective websites

16 - The road to IOV Qualification - Mark Huckle’s journey from hobbyist to Master Member of the IOV

18 - The Compromises of HDV - Phil Wilson examines the drawbacks of HDV

23 - Video Artisan - The importance of networking


Issue 150
July 2007

July 2007

Main Features

14 - I-pod U-pod - Neil Fairbrother gives an introduction to podcasting

16 - All-round Support - Jim Panks reviews the Cartoni Hi-DV tripod

18 - V1 Shootout - Stuart Little compares the Sony V1 with the Z1, A1 and JVC’s HD101

22 - Video Artisan - Advice on archiving projects and stock material


Issue 149
June 2007

Main Features

14 - Blu-ray Creation - Mark Stuart reviews Roxio DVDit Pro HD

18 - Broadband - Neil Fairbrother tells us everything we wanted to know about Broadband

22 - Video Artisan - Part 11 of the series - Protecting Copyright, Trade Marks & Identity

24 - VO Talk - Barrie Redfern gives some serious tips on writing scripts


Issue 148
May 2007
Main Features

14 - Little Hard Case - Zulqar Cheema’s review of Sony’s HVR-DR60 Hard Disk Recorder

16 - The Write Stuff - Review of ShowStopperFX’s Animation Construction Kit by Brian Jenkinson 

20 - Video Artisan - Part 10 of the series - Marketing & Promotion 

 


Issue 147
April 2007
Main Features

14 - Cutting HD the Vegas way - Mark Stuart ’s article on editing HDV & XDCAM HD with Vegas 7 

22 - Video Artisan - Part 9 of the series - Hire or Buy? That is the question! 

24 - VO Talk - Barrie Redfern’s series on how to create the perfect VO

 


Issue 146
March 2007

Main Features

14 - In Loving Memory - Gordon Simpson passes on his experience of filming funerals

20 - Video Artisan Part 8 of the series - Online Content and how to capitalise!

24 - VO Talk Barrie Redfern’s series on how to create the perfect VO


Issue 145
February 2007

Main Features

14 - Pocket Perfect - Steve Wright reviews the Edirol R-09 handheld audio recorder

20 - Video Artisan Part 7 of the series - The importance of websites

24 - VO Talk - Barrie Redfern’s series on how to create the perfect VO

 


Issue 144
January 2007

Main Features

14 - Creating an Atmosphere Using Sony Picture’s Sound FX Collection

18 - Hard Choice - Stuart Little reviews the ProHD DR-HD100 Hard Disk Recorder

22 - Video Artisan - Part 6 of the series - Business Systems

 


Issue 143
December 2006

Main Features

14 - DVD Review - Cash from Your Camcorder

18 - The Advances of Edius - Brett Allen reviews the latest version of Canopus’ NLE

20 - Video Artisan - Part 5 of the series - looking at business formation

 


Issue 142
November 2006

Main Features

15 - Study on a Sunbed - Book Review - A Users Guide to Copyright - 6th Edition

16 - Doodlebug - V1 - An initial look at Sony’s HVR-V1E HDV Camcorder

18 - When 1 is greater than 2 - Graham Bernard reviews the RØDE Stereo VideoMic

22 - Video Artisan - Part 4 of the series - looking at business premises


Issue 141
October 2006

Main Features

16 - Camera Comparison Chart - Measure up all the camera options available at IOV2006

18 - Extreme Corporate Videography - James Smith of Raya Films reports on a recent challenging windsurfing promo in the Canary Islands

22 - Creating the ‘Film’ look - Mark Huckle reviews the Redrock Micro35 (M2) lens adaptor


Issue 140
September 2006

Main Features

14 - HD Connect LE - Bruce Rawlings reviews this HDV converter and cross-converter

19 - FireStore FS-100 - A review of the DVCPRO Hard disk recorder by Mark Brindle

20 - Shades of Red - Stephen Clayton reviews the Boris Red FX solution

24 - Video Artisan - The Business of Videography The pros and cons of working from home


Issue 139
August 2006

Main Features

14 - Mac Move - Part two of Mike Hughes’ article on the move from PC to Mac

18 - Premiere Pro 2.0 - A combined review by Stuart Little and David Brindley

20 - Filming in Church… - Fact & Fiction Phil Janvier looks at the thorny subject of licences, permissions and fees when filming in Church

23 - Video Artisan - The Business of Videography Things to consider when you are thinking of going professional


Issue 138
July 2006

Main Features

14 - Mac Move - Part one of Mike Hughes’ article on the move from PC to Mac

18 - Video Artisan - Things to consider when you are thinking of going professional

22 - Cine Conversion Enhancer - Part Two of Gerald Skingle’s guide to building your own telecine-type system


Issue 137
June 2006

Main Features

16 - Solid HD - Mark Brindle reviews Panasonic’s new HVX200 HD/SD camera

20 - Audio File - Introducing Phil Janvier’s new regular column on all things audio

22 - Cine Conversion Enhancer - Part One of Gerald Skingle’s guide to building your own telecine-type system

24 - Battery Sense - An insight into the world of your humble battery - by John Allard


Issue 136
May 2006

Main Features

14 - Black Beauty - Mike Hughes carries out a detailed review of Canon’s XL-H1 HDV camera

20 - When the Pen is Mightier than the Mouse - Graham Stein gets to grips with Wacom’s Intuos graphics tablet

22 - Shooting a Civil Partnership Ceremony - Jason Michaelides recalls his experiences in shooting a same-sex civil partnership ceremony

24 - Roxio’s MyDVD 8 Premier - Steve Wright reviews the latest home DVD creation package from Roxio


Issue 135
April 2006

Main Features

14 - The Magic of the Matte Box - Mark Allen explains the benefits of using a Matte Box and Filter System - with additional comment from Graham Bernard and Jim Panks

20 - Mixing with the Best - Stuart Little gives a run-down on Edirol’s new V-440 HD Multi- Format Video Mixer

22 - Seeing is Believing - Graham Bernard reviews Hamlet’s VidScope-vx program for measuring video signals


Issue 134
March 2006

Main Features

14 - Video Forum Review - Kevin Cook reports on the 2006 Video Forum Exhibition

18 - Seeing Green - Mark Brindle reviews Reflecmedia’s Chromakey solution

22 - Making the most of www.iov.com - Martin Baker explains the implications and controls of the latest upgrade to the IOV’s website

31 - Saving Energy - Why Bother? - John Allard introduces a new series on energy saving innovations


Issue 133
February 2006

Main Features

14 - How to avoid IOV Arbitration - Ron Lee explains Arbitration and how to avoid it

18 - Dedolight DLH1x150 - Robin Lambert introduces the new lsoft-light from Dedo

20 - Avid Liquid 7 - Ben Bruges reviews the latest version of the Liquid NLE interface

24 - ABC MiniCrane 350/520 - Mark Brindle introduces this lightweight camera crane system


Issue 132
January 2006

Main Features

16 - HD100 - Part Two of Jim Panks’ review of JVC’s GY-HD100E HDV camera

18 - Take Three! - Jason Michaelides gives a detailed review of JVC’s triple-deck recorder

23 - Heads Up - Paul Russell reviews Manfrotto’s 701RC2 tripod head

31 - Magic Bullet Editors 2 - Brett Allen gives an introduction to this image manipulation package


Issue 131
December 2005

Main Features

14 - Shotgun Weddings - Keith Davidson reviews the new RØDE NTG-2 shotgun mic

16 - HD100 - Part One of Jim Panks’ review of JVC’s GY-HD100E HDV camera

22 - Sonic Sensation - Leo Sheeran takes a look at Sonic DVDit Pro 6

24 - New Kid on the Block - Member profile on Andrew Lunn

26 - Motion Graphics on the Mac - Simon Beer explores the diversity of Apple Motion


Issue 130
November 2005

Main Features

14 - DSR 450 Widescreen - Mark Stuart reviews Sony’s Widescreen replacement to the DSR- 570 DVCAM camera

18 - What… no tape? - Nigel Cooper gives an insight into JVC’s consumer Microdrive camera - the GZ-MC500

20 - Edius Pro 3 - Brett Allen reviews Canopus’s latest version of their NLE program - Edius Pro 3


Issue 129
October 2005

Main Features

5 - IBC Report - Kevin Cook uncovers the delights of IBC2005 in Amsterdam

14 - Pocket HiDef - A review of Sony’s new HVR-A1E HDV camcorder by Nigel Cooper

18 - Reinventing the Wheel - Michael Bell reviews Manfrotto’s much talked about Fig Rig camera support system

20 - Editing HDV on the Mac - Simon Beer tests the latest video production tools from Apple

22 - Magical Merlin - Quentin Budworth puts this lightweight camera support system to the test


Issue 128
September 2005

Main Features

14 - Digital Dub - A review of SD-Connect by Andrew Chainey of Tantrwm Ltd

16 - Control Measures - Keith Davidson compares three Lanc controllers used in conjunction with the PAG Orbitor

18 - OB Olympics - Chris Waterlow plays his part in London’s Olympic bid celebrations in Trafalgar Square

20 - On the right RØDE - Graham Bernard tests the new VideoMic from Australian manufacturer RØDE

22 - DV Rack - Quentin Budworth reveals the multiple talents of DV Rack


Issue 127
August 2005
Main Features

14 - A Shot in the - Dark Colin Riddle reviews the unique night-shooting features of Panasonic’s AG-DVC30 camera

16 - Home Study - Quentin Budworth uncovers the knowledge and inspiration he found in the ‘Hollywood Camera Work’ training DVD set

18 - PAG Orbitor - Keith Davidson tells us what tempted him about PAG’s new camera support system

21 - FS4 Firestore - Mike Deal gives a detailed report on the FS4 hard-drive recording device from Holdan


Issue 126
July 2005

Main Features

14 - Uncle Kev Productions - The final part of Kevin Cook’s tale of producing his favourite niece’s wedding video

18 - VZ EngRig review - Nigel Cooper reviews the latest camera support system from UK importer Proactive

20 - Power Race - Roger Davies-Lee reviews IDX’s super-quick Endura 10 batteries and charger system

22 - Rainslicker - Paul Russell explains the virtues of the Porta-Brace Rainslicker RS-FZ rain-jacket for the Sony FX1 and Z1 camcorders.


Issue 125
June 2005

Main Features

14 - Uncle Kev Productions - The second part of Kevin Cook’s tale of producing his favourite niece’s wedding video

18 - Think again about - White Balance - Nigel Cooper demonstrates that there is more to white balance than pointing the camera at a white card

20 - Liquid Assets - Richard Edgar puts Pinnacle’s Liquid Edition 6.1 Pro to the test


Issue 124
May 2005

Main Features

14 - The IOV Awards - A report on the winners and highly-commended entries

16 - Miller Solo Tripod - Gail Allaby reviews the DS10 tripod from Miller

18 - Uncle Kev Productions - Kevin Cook produces a top wedding video for his favourite niece

22 - Green Screen versus Blue Screen - Nigel Cooper examines the dark art of Chromakey


Issue 123
April 2005

Main Features

22 - GY-DV5100 Review - Colin Riddle puts JVC’s latest Pro DV camcorder through its paces

26 - Panasonic AJ-SDC615 - Tim Martin trials the new DVCPRO 25 camera from Panasonic

28 - DVD Review - Lighting for Digital Video Chris Waterlow evaluates this training DVD on lighting

30 - Wicked Days - 1-year on... - Part Two of Jeremy Payne’s article on his 2nd year in business

32 - Sony HVR-Z1E/Vinten Vision 3/Sachtler DV6 - Three way review as Guy Kinder tests his Z1E with two tripods

43 - Divalite - by KinoFlo - Robin Lambert extols the virtues of this fluorescent light solution

46 - Light Fantastic Zulqar - Cheema trials the new X3 on-camera light from IDX


Issue 122
March 2005

Main Features

15 - Studio DVD - Dave Redmond tests the Pioneer PRV-LX10 DVD Recorder

16 - Pampalite by Photo Beard - Nigel Cooper tries the latest in fluorescent lighting

18 - Wicked Days - 1-Year on... - Part One of Jeremy Payne’s article on his 2nd year in business

22 - Casablanca Solitaire - Greg Hawkes reviews Macro System’s top-dog NLE

 


 

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Editor's Pick of Articles
These articles provide guidance on various technical, creative and business issues (they are listed by date).   To open click on the Back Focus icon to the left of the title.
Guide to filming in Church - Phil Janvier
Shooting a Civil Partnership Ceremony - Jason Michaelides
The benefits of using a Matte Box - Mark Allen
How to avoid Arbitration - Ron Lee
Uncle Kev Productions - Kevin Cook
Wicked Days 1-year on - Jeremy Payne
Selling the Dream - Jim Panks
Assessment Update - Chris Waterlow
Credit Control - Stephen Lewis
Step by Step - Building a successful videography business - Kevin Cook
20-years of shooting wedding videos - Gordon Simpson
Setting up your own TV Channel - Kevin Cook
Starting a Wedding Video Business - Jeremy Payne
What is a wedding video - Tony Manning
Video Artisan - Studying the business of Wedding Videography
Video Artisan - Studying the business of Special Interest Videos
Video Artisan - Studying the business of Corporate Videography
Light Snack 2002 - John Allard's tips on video lighting
Light Snack 2003 - John Allard's tips on video lighting
Light Snack 2004 - John Allard's tips on video lighting
Planning to Break the Sales Barrier by Paul Flint
C of E priest Nigel Hartley gives his views on wedding videography
The work of the Image Analyst by Bill Platts
   
   

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