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Webinar - This is a live event via the internet, we will send you a link and details on how to join the webinar nearer to the time.
Wednesday 22nd February 2017
11:00 to 11:45



Event Overview
Join Sony’s Independent Certified Expert Neil Thompson as he explains how to get the best from the PXW-Z450 4K shoulder camcorder in this interactive webinar.
The PXW-Z450, captures 4K (3840 x 2160) picture quality from a new 4K 2/3-type Exmor R™ CMOS sensor, with exceptional weight balance and low power consumption alongside networking features. It also features a Near Field Communication (NFC) function for easy Wireless LAN setup and operation via a smartphone or tablet.

Using his considerable knowledge and experience Neil will reveal which key features make a real difference in the field and discover if this new shoulder camcorder is for you.

We are running a 45 minute session starting at 11:00. This webinar will be interactive so following Neil’s presentation there will be plenty of time for questions and answers.

You will leave this session with:
  • Advice on which features make a real difference when using this camera in the field
  • A number of practical hints & tips on how to get the most from the PXW-Z450
  • Answers to your specific issues on this new camera from Sony
Who should attend:
This webinar is suitable for anyone who is interested in the new Sony PXW-Z450 camcorder. It is particularly relevant to people who are specifying a shoulder camcorder that has 4K video and networking features for producing web content creation, student filmmaking, corporate, documentary and event production. Independent filmmakers, DoP's, camera operators, freelancers, Producers, Directors.

This event is a must for anyone interested in a 4K camera with networking capabilities.

Register now, even if you can’t make it we’ll send you the recording. What attendees say..

"Thank you for yesterday's RAW/ Da Vinci Resolve webinar. It was excellent - well-presented and very useful for me."

Michael Cotes

"Just a quick note to say thanks for the Sony PMW-200 Masterclass.... It was not only great to learn more about the PMW200, but also to meet the other attendees."

Steve Vousden - News Craft Coordinator, BBC Wales

"The rightful thanks entirely belong to Visual Impact for this superb opportunity to learn from the genius Aistair Chapman"

Dhruv Gadhvi - Cameraman

"Hi guys, watched the webinar. Just fantastic and so inspirational. Thank you all!"

Moxey Imaging

"Just wanted to thank you for a very interesting afternoon yesterday. Great tech knowledge from your guys and lots of hands on. A very worthwhile session."

Brian Marden Jones

"I really enjoyed the day found it so useful. All the staff we so friendly and informative."

Tony Jones - Director- Lighting Cameraman/DoP/Editor/PD

"Many thanks for sending the link to catch up later - really useful Webinar."

Kelvin Richard - DOP

"Thanks for organising the event at Teddington. It was enjoyable and interesting and helpful. A big thank you to all your staff who participated."

Chris Morphet - Cameraman

"Absolutely brilliant - one of the best webinars I have attended! Thanks also to Rob"

Twitter user

"Thanks again for a great day; it was very helpful & informative."

Paul Myles - Manager Multi Media Journalism Training BBC Academy
Neil Thompson
After a few years as an engineer for the BBC at Ealing studios and TV Centre Neil Thompson joined Sony in 1989.

Working in product engineering, technical support and product management roles he was particularly involved in the establishment of digital cinematography with Digital Betacam, HDCAM and the F35, and helping to establish the dominant market share of BVP and HDC cameras in live production.

Since 2001 his work for Sony has been on a part time contract basis, until going freelance in 2012. Now doing training, systems engineering, small scale manufacturing and working as a Sony Independent Certified Expert.

In summary, he's spent a lot of time tinkering with cameras. For the last 25 years he's been supporting production crews and sales teams in the field, preparing marketing material, events and exhibitions, training end users and engineers, and managing the introduction of new products. Starting with the first generation of CCD cameras at the BBC, right through to the current '4K with everything' world.
Webinar - This is a live event via the internet, we will send you a link and details on how to join the webinar nearer to the time.