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The entity that is Dave Grohl is where this week’s blog starts. Because not only is the fuzzy faced Foo Fighter a rock leg end, he is the Director of ‘Sonic Highways’ – an 8 part rockumentary following the creative process behind the Foo’s new album, transmitting now on HBO.

Having recently been researching (alright, playing with) DJI’s Phantom II drone, and realising that I’m a much better writer than what I am a pilot, I was suitably astounded when I happened across a short film by Rafaello D’Andrea and Verity Studios.

By pace, I really mean timing – but Meghan Trainor wasn’t singing about ‘timing’ and ‘pace’ is the nearest to ‘Bass’ that I could come up with. It gets better, honest…
Those sneaky dudes at Canon are busy busy – first they unleash the 7D mark II on the DSLR mob, they then announce the catchily named Canon CN50x20 to give the broadcast boys a treat. And with the worlds looooongest focal length on offer it’s something of an epic treat! So – what is this mystical manifestation?
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Irismag Edition 10

Fasten your seatbelts as edition 10 of IRIS takes us on a world tour, from CVP’s systems installation at BCU to the Nevada desert, home of Vegas and NABShow 2014.

Badger takes a trip to the dark side and talks URSA to Blackmagic’s Simon Westland, and as AJA launch their on the shoulder 4K camera we ask ‘is it a CION of the times?’ Plus Canon’s 1D C, on the road with Nikon's D800, assorted Sony cameras, flight testing the MoVI M10 and a revisit of the tasty NewTek 3Play courtesy of Mat Recardo.

Irismag Edition 9

Shmoke and a Pancake? Myers and Badger head to Amsterdam to check out what’s hot at IBC, including Arri’s AMIRA. Canon’s diminutive C100 gets the once-over, and we peer into several VJ’s backpacks to find out what they carry.

Is the grass greener on the other side? Industry legend Grass Valley say yes. Philip Bloom takes the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera to town, we discover what’s cooking in the NewTek kitchen, and Phil Myers gives us chapter-and-verse on 4K.

Irismag Edition 8

We spill the beans on the latest technology coming out of IBC 2012 and find out about life with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Tiny little cameras go under the microscope in our minicam article, and we look at how Da Vinci Resolve makes the grade.

Chris Brumwell reviews Adobe’s Anywhere software, we check out Optical Disc Archives, media workflows, Sennheiser's MKE 600 and Avid’s Media Composer software, and we investigate whether CVP’s Mat Recardo has found a cure for baldness!

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Irismag Edition 7

There was a plethora of new and exciting kit announced at NAB 2012, and we’re here to show you all of the highlights including the Canon Eos 1D C and Blackmagic Cinema Camera.

Freelance cameraman Jamie Knights talks about life with the Canon EOS C300 and explains why he chose the large sensor camcorder. Chris Brumwell examines what’s new in the latest version of Adobe’s Creative Suite and Phil Myers takes a look into the world of acquisition.

Irismag Edition 6

Take a canon XF305, saw the front off it, stick a big single sensor on it, add interchangeable lenses. How good would it be? Wombat asses the technical capabilities of the new Canon EOS C300.

One camera is not enough! Squirrel investigates what today’s cameraman should be carrying in his bag. Den Lennie thinks the Sony FS100 could be the new Bolex and Karak has a rant about everything that is changing. Peter Knowles makes the case for digital radio microphones.

Irismag Edition 5

A tale of two poles... Badger tells us, in detail, about the day he played with Steffan Hewitt’s Pole, while in Phil Coates takes an Arctic expedition to the North Pole and talks about what it’s like filming in the most inhospitable place on the planet.

The Squirrel draws on his years of experience as a lighting cameraman and invites us all to learn from his mistakes! Phil Myers investigates the birth of a whole new product segment in the ever growing world of external recorders.

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