Kramer Network Wins ISE 2016 Best of Show

Kramer Network AwardKramer have announced that Kramer Network, their new IP−based enterprise management software platform for AV networks, took Installation Magazine’s Best of Show at Integrated Systems Europe 2016 in Amsterdam.

The judges asserted that “[Kramer Network] brings consistency of interface, ease of use and convenience to business and educational environments.”

With any laptop, PC or mobile device, Kramer Network lets IT managers and AV operators easily and remotely configure, control, update and manage any AV devices, room environments, and IP streams from any single point in the network via a user−friendly web−based interface. Read the full press release here.

View Kramer’s range of creative, reliable and value-oriented audio, video and computer signal processing solutions here.

ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G bundle

Exciting news from Blackmagic Design – They have announced a special price bundle on ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G for a limited time only.

The Blackmagic Design ATEM bundle suits customers wanting to upgrade to an Ultra HD switching workflow – which supports instant switching between SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats, providing a more advanced live production system as well as Ultra HD compatibility.
Blackmagic ATEM Production Studio Bundle

Blackmagic wins NewBay Media Product Innovation Awards for 2015

Blackmagic Design has been awarded four NewBay Media Product Innovation Awards for 2015. These awards recognize excellence in manufacturing of product to serve the television, professional video and broadcast/online radio markets. The winners are chosen by a panel of working professional engineers and managers in television, pro video and radio.

The four winning products are:

Micro Studio Camera 4KMicro Studio Camera 4K

  • An incredibly tiny Ultra HD and HD studio camera for live production.
  • Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and features an incredible quality, broadcast grade Ultra HD sensor that allows customers to see more texture and detail in their images than ever before.
  • Can be used for both HD and Ultra HD production and features a built in color corrector, talkback, tally indicator, PTZ control output, B4 lens control output, and an extremely flexible MFT lens mount that is easily converted to other lens mounts via third party adapters.

ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4KATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K

  • High frame rate Ultra HD live production switcher.
  • Features advanced 12G-SDI technology and allows customers to create live, switched, high frame rate HD and Ultra HD programs at up to 60 frames per second.


  • URSA Mini was recognized for its compact and lightweight design, 4K or 4.6K image sensor, 15 stops of dynamic range, large 5 inch fold out viewfinder and dual RAW and Apple ProRes recorders.

DaVinci Resolve StudioDaVinci Resolve Studio

  • DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio was honoured for its many new updates, including a new modern interface, multi-cam editing, powerful new media management tools, an entirely new professional audio engine with support for VST/AU plug-ins, shot matching, 3D keyer, new 3D perspective tracker, enhanced curve editing and more.

Congratulations to Blackmagic Design!

A More Civilized Age…

NoFilmSchool today put up an article featuring Alex Mallis and some of his tips on filming in 8mm.

If you’ve never had the opportunity to shoot on film I’d highly recommend it. The fact that you can feel the film rolling is magical, and having a really strict shooting ratio can do wonders for your work ethic.

(I’m looking into filming some 8mm this summer, if I can wire a replacement battery compartment for the old Minolta we had stored in the roof.)

As far as the article goes, there is some really good info here on the different issues and choices you’ll run into with such a legacy format. And thanks to the big-budget directors like J.J. Abrams and Christopher Nolan, film stock will hopefully still be produced for a log time to come.

Most of the links Mallis talks about are relevant to the US (for Australia Nanolab is a good place to start for 8mm).

Read the NoFilmSchool article here.



Back in Blag

My apologies for the poor pun. But we are!

It’s been a while since the last post and quite a lot has happened in the world of film; another NAB has come and gone; Blackmagic have upped the anti for just about every other competitor, with a plethora of new cameras and modules; and DJI continues to innovate with cool new drone technology.

We’ll be keeping a weather eye on new developments so stay tuned! I’ll leave you with a video that could at the least be described as blasphemy. (Or maybe a DIY solution to a snorricam? Just make sure you have strong forearms.)

ARRI ALEXA Mini – The Selfie Stick from Anders Holck on Vimeo.

AJA’s Cion incoming!

Joe Marine of NoFilmSchool has an article on AJA’s upcoming Cion 35mm Digital Camera, including an analysis of a post from Senior Product Manager Jon Thorn at AJA, who discusses some of the details of creating the camera, and why it took so long to release.

Personally I’m incredibly excited to see what this camera is capable of upon release. While a good camera does not a good film make, the images released appear to be the closest to filmic quality yet

CION – Science of the Beautiful; Ungraded Images Reel from AJA Marketing on Vimeo.


Check out the NoFilmSchool article here.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera


We’ve recently begun shipping Blackmagic’s new Pocket Cinema Camera at one of the lowest prices in Australia.

After making a splash with the Cinema Camera in the last couple of years, Blackmagic have done it again, taking the features that made the Cinema Camera so distinctive.

Dave Dugdale has a good review of it on his youtube channel here.

We’re really excited to see what the Pocket Cinema Camera might be capable of, and how it will influence the DSLR industry.