Brevis flip/ Sony ex1 test footage

I planned on going out this morning and filming some nice stuff with the newly working (!) Brevis Flip and Sony Ex1 using the CF2Le diffuser. Unfortunately I got snowed under with other stuff and didn’t make it out until about 1430. So not a lot of time before it got dark to get what […]

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The Brevis Flip 2

FANTASTIC NEWS!! I have got the flip to work with the Brevis and the EX1. I haven’t shot anything, that’s tomorrow but it works and focuses on the GG now. What have I done? Very little really…tried repeatedly with no success then I tried reversing the flip. When you get the flip it looks identical […]

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New Letus Extreme/ EX1 short film in 60fps

I have wanted to do this short film for about a year now. I finally got round to doing it today. Ever since I heard the track “My Autumn’s done come” on the CD Late Night Tales by Air I saw it in pictures. I made a storyboard in my head every time I heard […]

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HV20 and Letus Extreme mini

Today before the festive stuff began I attached the Letus Extreme Mini to the Canon HV20 to see how it worked. I went into my parents rainy garden for 15 minutes and stood under the gazebo and knocked off a dozen shots. This is far from art, far from my best work. But I could […]

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The Brevis Flip and the Letus rod support

First and most importantly my first EX1 footage to be broadcast went out today on Channel 5 at 1904 GMT. Very pleased, despite being just in SD it looked terrific. It was part one of my religion series that you can see on my website under religion. It was the protestant one. I had so […]

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The Brevis Flip

Dennis from Brevis, or rather Cinevate has sent me one of the flip units for the Brevis today. I will receive it Christmas Eve and as soon as the family duties are done I will be out testing it with both the CF1 and CF3. Wish I had the CF2LE. Can’t wait…I will be away […]

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Final Religion shoot with EX1 and Extreme

This was the last fiming day of the five part Channel 5 series. Today we were with a lovely Catholic family in Lincolnshire, the Gillicks. They were so friendly, like all the families we have met on this series and despite never having done TV before were natural and warm on camera and not nervous […]

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EX1 and Letus thoughts

Well am off again on the final part of the 5 part series. Dilemma. Do I take my F350 or my EX1? I am driving my car so space is not an issue. I think I will take both. Have the Ex1 attached to the Letus permanently. There are a number of things I am […]

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Kew Gardens

I took my replacement Letus Extreme out on Thursday with my Sony XDCAM EX for another fun afternoon filming. I needed a few wintry shots for my a series I am making for Channel 5 but I really wanted to spend a few hours in the lovely Kew Gardens near my home in Richmond, Surrey […]

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EX1 as Camera A results

XDCAM EX1 as camera A continued… Carrying on from yesterday’s blog. Detailing my first broadcast shoot with the Sony EX1 for a five part series look at five different families across Britain who follow five different religions and to see how it affects their daily lives over Christmas. These are pictures of me shooting in […]

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EX1 as Camera A

XDCAM EX1 as camera A. I have completed my first edit of a series of 5 shorts to run over Christmas, meeting 5 different families of 5 different religions. One was shot a month or so ago on the F350. I decided to shoot the other 4 on the EX1 as a test to see […]

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Piccadilly Furs

XDCAM EX1 and Letus Extreme test shoot. Well I took the EX1 and Letus extreme, along with a few lenses and my Miller tripod on the good old tube into London. I have NEVER taken public transport with gear before, impossible. But, today a new dawn. A new beginning, well not quite. For what I […]

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Sony XDCAM EX

I have my Sony XDCAM ex. It is incredibly impressive. I sold my Panasonic HVX 200, which I have owned for a year but used for just 36 hours. I liked it but had real issues with the picture, the P2 format and the way the camera operated. Now I have a new solid state […]

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