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Event Summary

Where:
Units 3&4 Teddington Business Park, Station Road Teddington TW11 9BQ
When:
17/07/2019

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Event Overview
This is a great opportunity to learn about Sony’s system cameras from Sony's Independent Certified Expert and freelance camera engineer Neil Thompson.
 
Neil will be covering a range of Sony cameras from the compact, versatile and cost-effective HXC-FB80 to the HDC-3100 & 3500 portable systems cameras featuring a new generation of UHD sensors with global shutter.
 
Try out these incredible products for yourself and understand the benefits by talking directly to an independent camera engineer with 30 years’ experience working for companies such as the BBC and Sony.
 
Seeing is believing
 
Neil will explain the technical and operational benefits these great cameras offer for sport, live event and studio applications.
 
Sony’s flagship HDC Series cameras have been accepted as a worldwide standard, but do they provide what YOU want? The only way to find out is to try them out for yourself.
 
Held in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere you can chat with other attendees to understand if these products 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 the HXC-FB80, HDC-3100 or HDC-3500 is worth it, which ancillary products are best and which to avoid.
 
We are running two identical sessions, each one will start with a presentation from independent expert Neil Thompson followed by a Q&A session with plenty of time for you to get your hands on the kit.

Topics covered
  • Overview of Sony live production product range
  • Choosing the right type of camera for your production
  • Latest image sensor developments
  • HDR for live production
  • Fibre, triax and wireless options
  • A quick look at the world of quad link, 12G and IP
and much more… Who should attend:
This event is suitable for anyone who is interested in seeing how the Sony systems cameras perform and how they compare against the competition. It is particularly relevant to people who are looking at purchasing or specifying products for a studio system or multi-camera application. Outside broadcast and AV Companies Corporate AV technicians, live event operators, camera operators, freelancers, Rental companies.
 
This is a must if you need a camera as part of a studio system or multi-camera application


Note: If you have any specific personal support, access or dietary requirements please let us know at least one week prior to the event.

What attendees say..

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

Paul Myles - Manager Multi Media Journalism Training BBC Academy

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

Dhruv Gadhvi - Cameraman

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

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

Michael Cotes

"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

"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

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

Kelvin Richard - DOP

"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
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 ICE.
 
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.
Units 3&4 Teddington Business Park, Station Road Teddington TW11 9BQ
Topics covered
Overview of Sony live production product range
Choosing the right type of camera for your production
Latest image sensor developments
HDR for live production
Fibre, triax and wireless options
A quick look at the world of quad link, 12G and IP
and much more…