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New Field Recorders/Monitors from Atomos

  Thursday 10 April 2014 - 09:20:21 | nickturner

Tshed now has available for hire the Atomos Samurai Blade, a versatile, compact & portable field recorder offering 2K recording onto swappable SSD/HDD drives. Later in the year we will also be offering the new 4K model, the Shogun, just announced at NAB this week it will offer spectacular 4K recording via HDSDI & HDMI. Recording to these devices directly from your cameras sensor in pristine 2k/4K 10bit 4:2:2 will squeeze every ounce of quality possible out of it. The new Atomos Shogun is the world’s first 12G SDI & 4K HDMI I/O monitor recorder and deck and features a stunning 1920×1080 SuperAtom IPS 7″ touchscreen, 325 PPI 179-degree viewing, 400nit brightness and multi-frequency (48/50/60Hz) operation, depending on video input, giving super-smooth monitoring and playback.
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Ren Kyst - got a spare afternoon?

  Friday 31 January 2014 - 12:39:08 | nickturner

Tshed gladly provided some of the equipment and Nick Turner of Tshed shot this 5 minute film about marine litter and coastal cleanups in northern Norway for producer Verity White. Filmed in the Tromsø area in northern Norway in the summer of 2013. The film aims to show some of the aspects of the global environmental challenge of marine litter and plastics in the oceans, and that this now affects even the smallest creatures of the sea. There is a very simple way that most of us can help to solve at least part of this problem. Don't litter, go clean a beach and tell the world about it. This film was made as part of the Ren Kyst 2013-2014 project which aims to clean up close to 40 especially littered coastline locations in the Tromsø region. To view this short film please visit and share the link.

Ren Kyst Marine Litter Project - Got a spare afternoon?

The project on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RenKystBTK

Contact: Bo Eide, bo.eide@tromso.kommune.no
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TShed Lunax Starlight HD Underwater System

  Wednesday 22 January 2014 - 09:56:00 | nickturner
















Work on putting our Starlight HD Cameras underwater is complete and the system is now available for hire to producers interested in opening up new areas of marine film-making. The system consists of a specially adapted underwater housing engineered in collaboration with world leading underwater cameraman Doug Anderson which will allow divers to film previously unseen nocturnal marine behaviour without the need for white lighting, such as bioluminescence and nocturnal predation. Please call or email for more information.
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Wild Brazil airs featuring Tshed kit

  Thursday 16 January 2014 - 10:15:15 | nickturner

A new mini-landmark series Wild Brazil broadcasts on BBC2 this week featuring extensive use of Tshed equipment including our motion control time-lapse Camblock and Cineflex Jib systems. The series concludes tonight on BBC2 at 9pm. View clips and more info about the series at:

BBC TWO - WILD BRAZIL
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Flovel FZ-1B Ultra High Sensivity Colour HD Camera - now available for hire

  Monday 29 July 2013 - 10:12:43 | nickturner

Tshed in association with For-A UK are now offering the unique Flovel FZ-1B camera for hire. This new HD camera employs state of the art imaging technology. No other camera on the market offers such high-quality HD color video reproduction at such low-light levels as mere moonlight. As the latest addition to FLOVEL's extensive line of high-end HD specialty cameras, the new FZ-B1 has at its core a 2/3-inch CMOS 1.3 megapixel color image sensor. The compact camera records in 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720p/60p and 720/50p formats and has an unprecedented low-light sensitivity of only 0.01 lux. The camera is perfectly suited to filming in extremely low light levels such as dusk/dawn and brighter moonlight. With its optional infrared mode the camera can easily be switched from colour lowlight to infrared sensiitivity, allowing footage to be captured in both colour and infrared in one package, rather than having to use/hire two separate camera systems for a night time sequence. The camera was recently used by NHK Japan to film a giant squid for the first time as well as spectacular displays of bioluminescence in full colour.
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New D700 Timelapse Kit available for hire.

  Wednesday 10 July 2013 - 12:56:44 | nickturner

We've put together another timelapse kit which is now available for hire, including depinned lenses for perfect flicker free timelapse as well custom built external power supplies for long timelapses. We are now also including custom made lens heaters in our timelapse kits for crystal clear night timelapses inspired by eyepiece heaters used in telescopes - say no to foggy timelapses.

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Underwater Nightvision

  Friday 10 May 2013 - 11:38:12 | nickturner














It's here! finally our underwater Starlight/Infrared Camera system has its first swimming pool test in Bristol with underwater specialists Doug Anderson, John Chambers and Katharina Brown. The new system will be deployed in the Red Sea in June for its first field trip, until then we have some refinements to make to the housing and underwater infrared lights. By putting our tried and tested Starlight cameras underwater we hope to open up some entirely new territory in the realms of nighttime film making. Crews will now be able to dive and film in the sea at night without visible lights using the same technology that has been developed for terrestrial filming over the last 20 years.
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Upgrade to our Radio Control Switchers

  Friday 10 May 2013 - 11:30:41 | nickturner

We've upgraded our excellent remote switching units to heavy duty 30 amp relays with a 500 meter range. So its now possible to switch on and off several remote cameras and lights wirelessly.
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BBC 2 - Wild Arabia featuring Camblock

  Saturday 23 February 2013 - 22:21:39 | nickturner

Wild Arabia, a new 3 part series broadcasts this week on BBC 2 about the wildlife and people of the Arabian peninsula. One of our Camblock motion control systems was used extensively on the series to capture tracking timelapses of night skies and landscapes across three axis of movement, so if it's moving and it's a time-lapse it's Camblock! Starts Friday 22nd February on BBC 2 at 9pm. Check out Dan Rees series producers blog about the series at BBC Wild Arabia
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Stargazing Live - The Colours of Stars with Mark Thompson

  Wednesday 09 January 2013 - 19:11:04 | nickturner









A great sequence here on tonight on BBC2's Stargazing Live featuring one of our cameras, all about the colours of stars. Unlike the Rhinos material in Africa this hasn't been noise-reduced/post-produced by our friends at Ammonite Ltd . This material is straight out of the camera so it's a little noisier than normal and filmed with a mixture of starlight and infrared light by one of our starlight operators Mark Payne Gill.

Stargazing Live - The Colours of Stars with Mark Thompson
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