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technical catch up November 28th

November 7, 2013 @ 7:38 am Posted in News Comments

Pro Motion and Media Parents have joined forces to offer a technical refresher course for industry professionals who are returning to work, after maternity or paternity leave, or who would just benefit from a technical refresher.  Our next one is on Thursday 28th November in Vauxhall, see below to book a place.

Promotion Hire's Alain took questions from the floor throughout the demonstrations in January. Here Bella Barr interjects on the tech spec she is asked to deliver at ITN. Media Parents' next event is a Technical Catch Up in London on Nov 28th. Please see the watercooler at for more details.

The session will include up to date information on accepted broadcaster formats, new advances in technology and much more!  There will be networking opportunities as well as a chance to get hands on with the industry’s current ‘most popular’ line up of cameras and a host of personnel to field any questions.     The three cameras we will be looking at cover a diverse range of genres and shooting styles, ranging from Full Feature raw shooting, to budget digital Super 16mm HD acquisition, to high end factual ent / ob docs.

HoP Susie Dark from Outline (right) attended the previous event, along with HoPs, Production Managers, and shooters looking to refresh their knowledge.

The Sony PMW-F55 exploded onto the market as a supremely diverse Super35mm camera covering everything from broadcast spec and higher HD, to 2K and 4K (in both compressed and raw formats) at a price point that makes it attractive to a very wide audience.   The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera has been touted as the “super GoPro”; a £700 full HD camera recording to ProRess HQ (as well as cineRAW in the future) with a Super16mm high dynamic range sensor, all in the incredibly compact form factor of a “point and shoot” camera. Not the camera for everyone, but at a third of the price of a 5Dmk3 with proper video functionality, it is fast becoming the “low profile” camera of choice.   The Sony PMW-300 has just been released as the broadcast HD spec successor to the EX3 and the follow up to the hugely successful PMW200 released this time last year. Boasting interchangeable lenses, integrated shoulder mount, and loupe viewfinder, it will be interesting to see if this camera is taken up with the same sort of gusto as the EX3 was.

This event will be hosted in a very relaxed and informal environment, lasting approximately 2 hours, from 5 – 7pm. To reserve a ticket please see the watercooler at or email

Promotion Hire's Caroline Bingham at the Technical Catch Up in January. Media Parents' next event is a Technical Catch Up in London on Nov 28th. Babies in arms are welcome.

The next Media Parents event is our London Tech Catch Up on November 28th, then our Christmas Party in December. For networking, jobs and great events please join

by Amy Walker

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