This is the first of our series looking at people who run a video production business focusing on their strategy and their technology. Mark McCarthy of Sparky Media Productions specialises in very high quality video which is increasingly obtainable on lower-cost equipment - although he's not afraid to use high-end kit where necessary.
News has just come in of a significant and bold move in the External Recorder market. Until now, everyone's been wondering what the next step might be in this lucrative product space. Convergent designs, who came early to market with this type of product with the Nano Flash, have just announced a product that appears to advance the state of the art in several dimensions
We ask industry leaders to tell us about their companies and how they see the future. External recorders are now selling in large numbers and the Sound Devices Pix 240 is a popular example. Jon Tatooles, Managing Director of Sound Devices, tells us about his company and how he sees the years ahead.
A new video showing the C100 in detail and how it might be used with an external recorder for even better images
Convergent Design, who gave us one of the biggest product surprises at NAB 2013 with their Odyssey monitor/recorders, has released pricing information about their modular system, including daily rental options for additional and camera-specific codecs