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Training & Support

Support and help is available you help you walk you through any issue or perhaps you need to know how to do something or, how do I do that.

You can purchase a support package from as small as an hour right up to a year.

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Sony Open Day @ Prestons Media

Come down to Prestons Media on the 25th March from 10am till 5pm, to have a play and fiddle with Sony cameras.

I’ll be on hand to show and answer any questions on the following Sony cameras.
PXW-X200, PXW-X180, Alpha A7S, HXR-MC2500E, PMW-300, NEX-EA50M

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Remove all markers & Regions in one go

if you have been adding regions and markers to your project for whatever reason and now want to remove them all, here is how to do it

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How to fit a long video onto DVD-A

Using DVD Architect learn how to compress and fit a long video onto a DVD,
by calculating customized Bit Rates and pre-rendering the video.

Movie Studio Zen , has some good tutorials here

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Sony Action Cam AS100VR Review

I have been using a DSLR as my backup/second camera on quite a few events for a number of years and the POV cameras is not something that came to mind when I was filming events.   I had considered them but the quality of the  image and low light and battery life was always in the back of my mind.


It has taken some time to put this review together as I have actually used the equipment in real situations and not just picked it up and read the manual. (though I did read the manual)

I liked the idea of have a remote viewing screen and controlling the camera, via  the Wi-Fi, in fact I tested this in one of my previous reviews.  I did have a  concern on using my phone as it did drain the battery quite rapidly, so fine for the  odd view but not the whole event.

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Sony Creative Software Launch Two New Products

SOny IBC 2014

Today is the start of IBC 2014 and SCS are announcing the launch of two new products – Catalyst Browse and Catalyst Prepare.  These applications for both the PC and Mac  are brand new applications for the professional video market.

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Disable Closed Caption Processing

Do you get fed up seeing that progress bar that says its reading the closed captions

If you do not use them or do not want to see that option again then do the following…

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Sapphire Edge Discontinued

No further updates will be released as of the 1st of September and support will cease after December 31st 2014

That’s the trouble with software, you purchase in good faith only to find after a few years it is next to useless in the new edit suite and the money is down the drain, at least with a real object e.g. a car you can always try and fix it or sell it on, or admire it on the road.

Read Gen Arts e-mail…

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Sony’s new HXR-MC2500E shoulder-style HD camcorder

Sony’s new HXR-MC2500E shoulder-style HD camcorder offers strong night or indoors performance and stable shooting for long events. 


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Having trouble Smart Rendering

A little tip if the smart render does not appear to work, e.g. you do not get the “No recompression Required”

1 , Make sure you are using the right file type that allows “Smart Render”

2, Make sure you use the same render template as per original render

3, Make sure the “Stretch video to fill output frame size 9do not letterbox)” is unchecked for the smart render

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Hands-on training from Sony

Sony have today announced their new “Hands-on craft training.  This is on location with hands on to get the experience of a real life  scenario and those secret tips of the trade to give your productions that edge in the competitive market.

Apart from the hands on , business & copyright  as well as the H&S will be covered.

There are two courses on offer at present, Wedding Videography presented by myself  and Corporate Videography, presented by Matt Davis. The first of these courses are on July 12th, 13th & 26th , 27th

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