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Presteigne Joins SVG Europe As Gold Level Member  Presteigne Broadcast Hire has joined Sports Video Group (SVG) Europe as a Gold level member.

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ProVision Supplies To Top CBBC Drama
ProVision, ITV's in-house facilities supplier, has secured the supply of large scale Camera and Lighting packages to two of CBBC's top kids dramas; Worst Witch 2 and The Dumping Ground 6. ProVision are supporting both productions from their dedicated Northern bases in Leeds and Manchester.
Presteigne Broadcast Hire Invests Over £2m In 4K
Presteigne Broadcast Hire has announced that is has taken delivery of more than £2M in new broadcast technology from Sony, Canon, Blackmagic, Vinten and others to further strengthen its dry hire stock inventories with the latest technologies.
Video Europe Reviews The Nokia OZO
The Nokia OZO is our most exciting new piece of kit, the first VR 360 camera built from the ground up. The industrial design of the unit is reminiscent of Space Odyssey's Hal or The Matrix Sentinels and its potential is just as futuristic as the images it conjures up.
Hiring On All Cylinders
Shoot HD, a Pinewood Studios-based camera hire company, takes kit and crew to Anglesey Circuit for a BMW drifting session. Shoot HD was recently involved in the production of promotional films for two of BMW’s latest and fastest cars, the Concept M4 GTS and M2 Coupé.
What Can The C300 Mark II Do?
With Canon's new C300 Mark II now available for hire, the question is why choose it over the older C300 Mark I? Especially considering its more expensive hire charge and the fact that it uses more pricey CFast 2.0 cards (and not standard CF).
The Hire Business... Why Hire Kit?
Why hire kit? Well the main reason, for us at Broadcast Services, is that we wouldn't have a business if you didn't. Joking aside, the obvious reason is that people do not want the capital expenditure and either want the kit for a 'one-off' job and/or they want the latest equipment. Which, at present, is the pain in the backside for most hire companies.
Why Buy When You Can Borrow?
It seems that there are now more formats than ever before. With each new camera comes a new host of accessories, which of course are never fully compatible with the predecessor, writes Sean Rose, Freelance cameraman. There's no way of knowing what the industry will settle on, or if it will settle at all. The side-effect of all of this is a lot of wasted money and a lot of obsolete equipment.
Decode: Not Just Your Average Hire Company
Decode is a well-established, London based rental company with over 10 years of experience in the field of equipment and crew hire; but that's only the tip of the iceberg, says founder and MD Samuel Martin.
Shape Solutions For Sony Alpha Mark II
With the release of the A7S II, Sony has now unveiled the second generation models for each of their incredibly popular Alpha 7 cameras. The A7S II is joined by the A7 II and A7R II – with all models capable of recording 4K internally. This, along with other video-oriented features, makes these cameras a genuine proposition for use as a dedicated video camera.
Hire, Hire, Hire!
Canon C300, Canon C300mkii, Sony FS7, Sony PMW-200, Sony PXW-200, Sony PMW-300, ARRI Alexa Mini, ARRI Amira, RED Dragon, RED Weapon, Black Magic URSA, AJA Cion, Black Magic URSA Mini, Panasonic AG-DVX200 ('Scarlet')... The list of top class contemporary must-have cameras launched in the last five years is staggering.
Film Store Rental Brings New Offerings To The Industry
"Production is constantly evolving and it needs to be supported by a hire company that will not only adapt with it but actively facilitate development," says Jason McCleave, Managing Director of Film Store Rental, a new broadcast hire facility based in south-west London.
Pod Hire: Vehicle And Kit Hire For A Compact Future
Recently launched rental company Pod Hire embraces the future with its innovative solution to location shooting. Pod Hire has designed and built an all in one film equipment vehicle containing everything needed for a professional location shoot.