Throughout the year, we offer a wide range of events to help film makers get their hands on the latest technology, learn a new skill and get ahead of the competition. Our events include new product launches, training workshops, Masterclasses from top DoP’s and interactive webinars.

All of these events have a practical bias, emphasising hands on learning from experts within the industry. Whether you are a complete novice or seasoned professional, we have events to suit all levels of skill and experience.

 

Wednesday 25th October 2017
Be one of the first to get up close and personal with the latest camera accessories and lens launched at IBC. Try out these great products for yourself and understand the benefits by talking directly to the product experts from VOCAS and SIGMA.

Seeing is believing

Get your hands on the new Pro rail support and accessories from VOCAS plus several new products specifically developed for the Canon EOS C200 and Panasonic AU-EVA1. Use the latest Cine lenses from SIGMA on a range of compact and medium cameras to judge for yourself just how good these lenses are. As always the specs look good however, you can only judge if it’s right for you by trying it out for yourself.

Held in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere you can chat with other attendees to understand if these accessories fit your requirements and what they think about the competition. This event will equip you with the practical knowledge and hands-on experience to know whether investing in these products is worth it, which are best and which to avoid.

The day starts with a short presentation delivered by the specialists from VOCAS and SIGMA, followed by a Q&A session with plenty of time for you to get your hands on the kit. Equipment being demonstrated includes several new VOCAS products specifically developed for the Canon EOS C200 and Panasonic AU-EVA1plus a follow focus, matte boxes and a set-up for an Arri Mini and a range of CINE SIGMA lenses 14mm T2, 20mm T1.5, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5,85mm T1.5,135mm T2, 18-35mm T2, 50-100mm T2.
Friday 27th October 2017
In this drop-in session you will discover all you need to know about the differences between the Sony FS7 and the FS7 II. Whether you are thinking of upgrading your current FS7 or want to buy a new camera and can’t decide if the extra cost of the FS7 II is worth it, this is the event for you.

When Sony launched the FS7 it took everyone by surprise with a performance to cost ratio greater than any other camera on the market. Since then it has quickly become one of the most widely used cameras in the industry from run and gun to documentary shooting.

Given this success you may wonder why Sony decided to launch a mark II version which runs alongside the original. Especially when the difference between the two versions is not that great but for certain applications the updates can be a game changer!

New Mark II Features:
  • Electronic Variable ND
  • Lever lock type E-mount
  • New VF rod ergonomics
  • New grip arm length adjustment

Undecided? Come along to one of our two open days here in Teddington when you can try it out the two cameras for yourself side by side!

Spend as much or as little time you need in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Chat to our product specialists who will answer any questions you may have and give you a truly independent view.
Thursday 2nd November 2017
Blackmagic Design partner with Visual Impact to bring ‘URSA Mini Pro for Professionals’ - an educational event for cinematographers, videographers and PSC operators who want to examine the features and increase their understanding of the world’s most versatile digital film camera.
With a mix of presentations, workshops and hands-on time, attendees will learn how to achieve the best from the URSA Mini Pro and how to import media, backup, edit, colour correct and finish projects with DaVinci Resolve.

What you will learn:
• Understanding and shooting for HDR
• What is Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Hybrid Log?
• How to work with HDR in post-production and delivery
• Live comparison of latitude, sensor performance and compression in digital film
• How URSA Mini Pro compares to alternative digital film cameras
• Learn and compare camera compression options including Pro-Res, H.264, MPEG and RAW
• How and when to use compressed and RAW recording formats
• Understanding URSA Mini Pro as a camera platform
• How to change lens mounts between EF, PL and B4 lenses on URSA Mini Pro
• Using Bluetooth for remote camera operation
• What is a LUT and how to use them on set in camera and in post-production
• Using lens metadata in post-production
• Managing and optimising your media for fast and efficient post production
• Using DaVinci Resolve to import, backup, edit, colour correct and finish your projects
Wednesday 8th November 2017
This is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with the new range of camcorders launched at IBC from Canon. Try out the new C200, XF405, XF400, XA11 and XA15 for yourself and understand the benefits by talking directly to the product experts from Canon.

Seeing is believing

Shooting 4K at 50P the XF405 and XF400 are ideal for newsgathering, documentary or corporate use. These new lightweight handheld cameras offer broadcast quality UHD and full HD capability to produce outstanding clear and sharp images.

The XA15 and XA1are compact, professional Full HD camcorder with a powerful 20x optical zoom and wide dynamic range. They can record in both AVCHD and MP4 formats, at multiple bit rates, and even simultaneously.

This new range from Canon has something for everyone and our open day gives you the opportunity to compare them against each other to decide which one is best for you.

The day starts with a short presentation delivered by the product specialist from Canon followed by a Q&A session with plenty of time for you to get your hands on the kit. Equipment being demonstrated includes the new C200, XF405, XF400, XA11 and XA15.
Friday 10th November 2017
In this drop-in session you will discover all you need to know about the differences between the Sony FS7 and the FS7 II. Whether you are thinking of upgrading your current FS7 or want to buy a new camera and can’t decide if the extra cost of the FS7 II is worth it, this is the event for you.

When Sony launched the FS7 it took everyone by surprise with a performance to cost ratio greater than any other camera on the market. Since then it has quickly become one of the most widely used cameras in the industry from run and gun to documentary shooting.

Given this success you may wonder why Sony decided to launch a mark II version which runs alongside the original. Especially when the difference between the two versions is not that great but for certain applications the updates can be a game changer!

New Mark II Features:
•    Electronic Variable ND
•    Lever lock type E-mount
•    New VF rod ergonomics
•    New grip arm length adjustment


Undecided? Come along to one of our two open days here in Teddington when you can try it out the two cameras for yourself side by side!

Spend as much or as little time you need in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Chat to our product specialists who will answer any questions you may have and give you a truly independent view.
 

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
"Hi guys, watched the webinar. Just fantastic and so inspirational. Thank you all!"
- Moxey Imaging
"Many thanks for sending the link to catch up later - really useful Webinar."
- Kelvin Richard - DOP
"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
"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
"Absolutely brilliant - one of the best webinars I have attended! Thanks also to Rob"
- Twitter user
"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
"Thanks again for a great day; it was very helpful & informative."
- Paul Myles - Manager Multi Media Journalism Training BBC Academy
"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
"The rightful thanks entirely belong to Visual Impact for this superb opportunity to learn from the genius Aistair Chapman"
- Dhruv Gadhvi - Cameraman