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The Edinburgh International Television Festival is announcing the launch of the new Test Card category as an addition to its high-profile awards.

The awards are part of the Festivals ambitions to encourage people from all walks of life to get in to the TV industry. The full information says: 

When it comes to video and photography, drones have become one of the fastest-growing filmmaking tools since the advent of digital cameras. The stunning aerial footage that flying cameras can capture are second to none.

Celebrating International Drone Day at the weekend, avid videographers should check out PNY’s highly portable flash memory cards with up to 64GB storage capacity.

Guaranteeing super-fast transfer speeds to store, transfer and share content while on the go, the PNY’s MicroSD™ Elite Performance flash memory cards can handle all the photos taken and any high-end 4K Ultra HD video captured on your drone. 

 Specifications:
Class10 - UHS-1 rating
U3 speed class
Up to 100MB/s read speed
Up to 90MB/s write speed
SD adapter included
5 Year warranty

Join the film and TV community for a great-value industry day to debate, learn and make new contacts.

BECTU’s Writers Producers and Directors branch have crafted a great line-up for this year’s Freelancers’ Fair on Friday 19 May, at the Royal Institution in London. Running from 9am-6pm, it includes sessions on copyright, getting from script to screen, using small kit to film big, film funding and vlogging & blogging, all with expert contributors. And there’ll be debates on fake news and Brexit too, with added humour thanks to a session of Brexit Bingo called by actor and comedian Samantha Baines.

Workshops are in the mix as well, offering support to film-makers in a number of areas, and there’ll be a small but perfectly formed exhibition delivering advice on a range of key production and lifestyle issues. ARRI and Alias Hire will be joining forces to help visitors to get hands on with kit. Find the latest speaker line-up, programme and booking info here

BECTU members attend for free; non-members pay just £12.30.

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Now in its fifth year, the Festival of Color celebrates the importance of digital colour management for filmmakers and is held in the UK, France and Spain. X-Rite's ambassadors are on hand to explain how colour works and how to sort out your colour workflow from camera to monitor.

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IDT's super-fast O-10 4K camera shoots at up to 1000fps and has a tiny body. There's a 240GB SSD memory and a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. The official info says:

Mega retailer WEX is hosting its second annual Lens Show in London on Saturday - and there are still places available. A dedicated video floor lets you try optics from companies like Zeiss, Schneider, Canon and more, and meet representatives from the lens makers to answer any questions you have.

There are also seminars from eminent people in the moviemaking industry like Jim Marks, Phillip Bloom and Simeon Quarrie. The full information reads:

G-Technology has upgraded its G-DRIVE, G-RAID and G-SPEED to include Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C connections. The G-DRIVE costs from $699.95 for 10TB, and has a USB-C port and two Thunderbolt 3 ports so the units can be daisy-chained to others. G-RAID with Thunderbolt 3 comes with up to 24TB for $1999.95. The G-SPEED Shuttle XL with up to 20TB capacity is $10,199.95, whilst the G-SPEED Shuttle XL with ev Series bay adapters will of up to 72TB will be  $7,799.95. The official info says: 

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