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Guest Post – Why Video is your best selling tool.

My thanks to the lovely people at NuBlue in Lancaster for this Guest Blog.   How video helps transactional websites sell more. According to internet giant Buffer; product videos increase the likelihood of purchases by 85%. A huge figure and perhaps surprising statistic but how and why does video make such a dramatic difference? We […]

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A Night at the Flicks

Does anyone call movies ‘the flicks’ anymore?  Or is just another indicator that I’m turning into my Grandparents? No matter, but I DID actually spend a night at the flicks recently preparing footage for this review – and very illuminating it was too!

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Caffeine Crazy – Up all night with Mocha

Review: Mocha Pro / Plus OS: Windows 32/64, Linux Red Hat, Mac Publisher: Imagineer Systems (www.imagineersystems.com) So another software review – and this one rather more esoteric than normal due to it being a Very Grown Up piece of software that really everyone who’s serious about film should have!

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Red Giant Shooter Suite Review

Review: Shooter Suite Publisher: Red Giant (www.redgiant.com) Price: See text Reviewer: Ian Sandall F Inst V Written: 11 Sept 14 I still have a camera that takes videotapes. I know I should’ve sold it years ago when I could still get a decent price for it but something made me hang on to it and […]

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Quick Review: Magic Bullet Looks 2.5

Not content with launching Universe, Red Giant has also been tinkering with their best-selling Magic Bullet Looks and has recently launched version 2.5 – a $99 update to existing users. Normal price of MBL is $399 – and in my opinion, worth every penny! However you can also buy it as part of a bundle […]

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Review: Red Giant Universe

Over two years ago I reviewed Magic Bullet Looks II for the IoV’s Focus magazine. I’d been a Magic Bullet convert well before that – almost at the same time as Philip Bloom picked up a DSLR! So that’s been a lot of water under the bridge and quite probably millions of frames of video […]

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Video Walls

A few years ago we thought the whole video wall thing was dead. Having worked on programming a video wall for a show in the US about 15 years ago I really didn’t have very good feelings for them. At the time walls were made up of loads of 4:3 TVs. Computer programming was in […]

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Where in the world?

Now here’s a fact that you probably didn’t know. Where in Europe is the largest dedicated technical rehearsal facility for bands before they go on tour? Somewhere where they can set up the complete stage and check all the sound and lighting and pyro stuff and do all their rehearsals? Pinewood? Somewhere in London surely? […]

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