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The new GoPro family! The incredibly enthusiastic Nick Woodman, founder of GoPro, presented a captivating presentation and out of this world new products. So, let’s get straight to it.

Firstly, Woodman stressed that we should always be able to make the ordinary into the extraordinary and presented to us, the GoPro HERO5 Black.

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4K 30p video
WATERPROOF up to 33ft without housing!
VOICE CONTROL, think it, say it, do it.
New & improved USER INTERFACE
3 MICROPHONES – ensuring the best audio from each shot!
TOUCH DISPLAY                                                           

Yes, impressive! Now we won’t have the problem of worrying about getting the accessories to keep our pretty GoPro safe. Waterproof. And voice controlled? Start your videos in the kayak… on the way down a waterfall… the opportunities are endless. That is exactly what the GoPro HERO5 is for, creating the opportunities for breathtaking photo & videos.

Then, he showed us the GoPro HERO5 Session. 

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10 Megapixel Photos
Improved Stabilization 
Voice Controlled
Only ONE button!
Most durable 
WATERPROOF to 33ft straight out of the box

WOW. Oh and you know the brand new voice control? It’s programmed to understand 7 different languages! So you can believe everything he’s saying is just captivating the audience at this point… But of course there was more.

Introducing…. the GoPro Karma. karma-drone-web

Can be folded to fit neatly into a backpack case
It isn’t just any drone… it can be transformed by removing the stabilizer and attaching it into a handgrip!
The controller is presented as a smart device, making it simple & easy to use
1 button to take off & land
Flight simulator before starting the Karma’s first journey
A way of combining the controller’s shots & programmed shots to create the perfect scene
Compatible with both HERO4 & HERO5 

And you think after all of that it might be over? Nope. They’ve also come out with a new app, the GoPro Plus. This app will allow you to access all of the content you have recorded, anytime, anywhere.


The benefits of the GoPro Plus are:
– auto uploading to the cloud
– on the go editing
– soundtrack library
– 20% off mounts & accessories
– exclusive apparel
– premium support

(you can sign up to be notified when this is available in your region here)

OH BUT THERE’S ONE MORE THING! (Honestly, they admitted they’ve spent 14 years trying to perfect this! How will they possibly top this?)

The Quik Key

The Quik Key can transfer footage from your GoPro straight to your phone. In the app (Quik App) you can easily edit your images and videos, Woodman even demonstrated how he edited the footage of his kids learning how to ride bikes without stabilizers (Couldn’t make this up)! In the app, exists clever features such as ‘Instagram’ which will produce your videos in the format and length allowed for Instagram. So useful!


Overall, I think it’s safe to say GoPro have completely nailed all the problems we had on the head. We can’t wait to test out these babies! Make sure you pre-order today…. they’re coming SOON!

Explore our whole range of GoPro products here

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IBC 2016 Day 1 Round-Up



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Wheel: Solid, ergonomically designed left or right-side camera handgrip with assignable user buttons and a control rocker for super-smooth zooming. Includes a steel ARRI rosette and two LBUS interfaces


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Rocker: Solid, ergonomically designed left or right-side camera handgrip with assignable user buttons and a control rocker for super-smooth zooming. Includes a steel ARRI rosette and two LBUS interface.


Compatibility: ALEXA, AMIRA, ALEXA Mini, UMC-4, SMC-1, EMC-1, AMC-1, Sony/Red via CUB-1, ENG Lens via CUB-2



ecub2Adapts servo-zoom lenses (Hirose 12 pin) to LBUS (Lemo 4 pin). Enables Master Grips to directly control focus, iris and zoom of a servo-zoom lens. Provides a switch to select between iris control from camera (auto-iris via camera Hirose 12 pin interface) or Master Grips (via LBUS). The LCUBE has an integrated dovetail for mounting the LCUBE Bracket (K2.0009620) or the CLM-5/cforce mini Clamp Console 19/15 mm (K2.0006176).

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HandGrip Extensions:

  • Three lengths: 80, 160, 240 mm
  • 15 mm lightweight tube design
  • Solid steel rosette
  • Including cable clips
  • Designed for Master Grips and other handgripswith ARRI rosette

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Side Accessory Bracket:

  • Offers additional accessory threaded interfaces to the ALEXA Mini
  • Compatible with Mini Side Bracket MSB-1
  • Compatible with Rod Mounting Bracket RMB-3




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Viewfinder Brackets for third-party EVF:

  • Fits to the ARRI Viewfinder bracket MVF-1
  • Adapters to Alphatron EVF, Zacuto Gratical, Monitor unit for Canon C300 and SmallHD Sidefinder
  • Provides sold nad adjustable viewfinder positioning



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An exciting advancement comes from Sennheiser, who are talking about developing a new action camera microphone which will allow GoPro users to finally match their breathtaking footage captured at the extremes with high-quality audio.

Sennheiser’s product, on show in the Future Zone, is a mini external microphone that the company claimed is waterproof and nearly immune against snow, ice, and wind. Based on a lavalier design, it features an internal protective device, the Umbrella Diaphragm, which is located above the acoustically active membrane. A windshield made of a special foam material ensures that the mic can even be used for water sports while fully retaining its wind protection properties.According to Sennheiser, the microphone’s windshield is being fine-tuned. It needs to protect the mic reliably against wind noise and must retain this quality even when completely immersed in water. A classic hairy windshield or a classic foam windshield could not do the job – if they get wet, quality sound has a hard time travelling through it.

We can’t wait to see the finished product!


SmallHD has announced two new 13” production monitors. The first is called the 1303 HDR , which features a bright 1500 nit display (viewable in full sunlight), and provides HDR (high dynamic range) viewing capabilities. The second is the 1303 Studio, designed for use in more controlled lighting environments. The 1303 Studio features a 400-nit display and provides the same feature set, minus the high brightness and HDR capabilities of the 1303 HDR.

According to SmallHD the 1303 HDR and Studio feature an extremely wide viewing angle with little to no visible color shift. The 1303 HDR also utilizes an optically bonded glass screen with an anti-reflective coating for added protection while eliminating glare.

The 1303 HDR builds on the HDR technology that SmallHD developed for its 17”, 24” and 32” Production Monitors, but in a much smaller package. The 1303 HDR looks to be a good field monitor for small crews, who don’t require a large monitor, but need something bigger than your typical 5/7″ on camera display.

The new monitors can display a 1920×1080 image on 10bit IPS LCD panels, with a 4-up signal view. The 1303 HDR offers a high color range, capable of reproducing the P3 color gamut. Plus it provides an HDR Preview function with built-in tools for real-time monitoring and customizable camera gamma settings.

Both 1303 HDR and Studio can support any 3D LUTs using SmallHD’s ColorFlow technology. Previously created look-up tables can be used on-set, or LUTS can be loaded via the monitor’s full-size SD card slot.

The new monitors can be fed via either HDMI or SDI inputs and can output to either format as well. Cross conversion takes place in a mere single frame.

Like the rest of the SmallHD Production and Studio monitors, the 13” versions are extremely rugged—built with a solid, milled aluminum chassis. To deal with on-set realities, even the 3mm thick screen impact protector can be replaced in seconds.

For quick deployment the monitors can be used at home on a rack, table-top, arm, C-stand or cart. The feature numerous ¼-20 mounting options all around the frames, plus the RapidRail system that can provide quick mounting of various accessories like wireless receivers and focus systems.

Power is via 12VDC through a 4-pin XLR connector. An optional onboard Anton/Bauer Gold mount or V-mount battery plate with a 4-pin XLR connector can be attached. A video receiver (Teradek, Paralinx, etc) can be mounted to the RapidRail system and powered by the LEMO accessory connection on the back of the monitor or D-TAP through the battery bracket.

Both monitors will be available on and through SmallHD authorized resellers in Fall 2016. For more information visit:



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Any Rig in Any Environment
Compatible with any HDMI or HD-SDI camera, the Sphere is the most flexible 360º monitoring and streaming solution for 4-camera VR rigs. Its 4 USB ports offer an integrated power solution for GoPro rigs and its stereo analog audio input allows you to embed the output of your soundboard right into the live feed.

Sphere also includes twin Lemo connectors for redundant power and dual 10/100 Ethernet ports for Internet connectivity and attaching a second Sphere unit.

Sphere Stitching Engine
Sphere is unique in that it doesn’t require a PC to stitch panoramic footage into a 360º format. Instead, the stitching engine is iOS based and offers real-time compositing of up to 8 1080p camera feeds, allowing you and your crew to be more mobile than ever before.

Sphere Stitching Engine
Sphere is unique in that it doesn’t require a PC to stitch panoramic footage into a 360º format. Instead, the stitching engine is iOS based and offers real-time compositing of up to 8 1080p camera feeds, allowing you and your crew to be more mobile than ever before.

Color Calibration Settings
Users can calibrate each camera’s white balance, tint, and color profile right from the Sphere application. If you need a quick calibration, the application can color match across all video feeds at the same time to provide a balanced image instantly.

In-App Recording
The Sphere iOS application allows you to save individual 360º snapshots and your stitched video footage directly to your iPad’s hard drive in MP4 format.

Wireless and Internet Connectivity
Sphere connects to wireless access points and the Internet via a 10/100 Ethernet jack. To enhance the wireless range of your Sphere stream, we recommend connecting the device to a Ubiquiti access point for a robust WiFi signal up to several thousand feet.

Support for up to 8 Cameras
Should you need more than 4 cameras for your 360º production, a second Sphere can be daisy-chained using the device’s 10/100 Ethernet port.





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Welcome Nick Tucker

Lots of good things happening at The Old Fire Station this Summer.

For starters we have a new member of the sales team; we are delighted to welcome Nick Tucker to the BPS fold.
Nick comes to us from ProKit, where he specialised in audio sales. He has a wealth of experience so will be hitting the ground running, we are sure you will all extend him a warm welcome.
As well as heading up all things audio Nick will be the GoTo guy for GoPro (see what I did there?) as our GoPro Product Manager.

To celebrate Nick’s arrival we are offering bundle deals on GoPro cameras and accessories.
Read on for details…

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GoPro HERO4 Black Adventure bundle promotion


  • Floaty Backdoor

  • Battery Backpac

  • Tripod Mount

£341.66 + VAT

(while stocks last)

offer ends 31/07/16


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Pre-order your GoPro Omni

We are taking orders now for the first delivery of Omni to the UK in August.

Be the first to get your hands on this incredible bit of kit and start your VR journey today.

GoPro Omni™
– rig only

pre-order now for August delivery

£1083.33 + VAT


GoPro Omni™
– all inclusive

Full package includes the Omni rig and 6 x GoPro Hero4 Black cameras needed to populate it, Kolor software apps, Autopano Video Pro + Autopano Giga.

pre-order now for August delivery

£3499.99 + VAT

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Thanks for coming/and the winner is…

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The inaugural Media Production Show earlier this month was a huge success. We’d like to extend a huge thank-you to everyone of you that came to visit the BPS stand.

It was BPS’s first foray into exhibiting at a trade show and we were delighted to see so many content creators from the film, TV and digital industries.

With queues to get in reaching around the block on both the Thursday and Friday some 4,986 visitors attended the show across the two days. Huge thanks to all of you who came to visit and support us, it was great to see old friends and meet new.

MBI event director Charlotte Wheeler said:
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And the winner is…

During the Media Production Show we ran a daily prize draw competition. On offer on day one was a Sonos Play:1 and the prize on day two was a GoPro HERO Session camera. 100’s of hopefuls threw their business cards into the pot but in the immortal words of Highlander,

“There can be only one” or in this case, 2!

Norah-Anne Barron of Pi Communications was Thursday’s prize draw winner. Sukh and Jono caught up with her this week in Dublin to deliver her prize, a Sonos Play:1. The mini but mighty Play:1 is a compact and surprisingly powerful, smart, wireless speaker for streaming music with deep, crystal-clear sound.[ux_image]

Friday’s prize draw was for a GoPro HERO Session. Small and light, with easy one-button control and rugged, waterproof design. HERO Session is perfect as a second GoPro camera, or for the first-time GoPro user who wants the simplest, grab-and-go capture experience. The winner of that draw is Paulo Biolcati of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Follow the link for the skinny on new GoPro products slated for release this year

If you didn’t make it to this years show we hope to see you next year in a bigger and better venue, Olympia for a bigger and better Media Production Show 2017.

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Broadcast solutions from GoPro

Here’s the heads-up on all things GoPro

There’s never been a better time to discover GoPro as this year the action camera company are releasing a whole suite of broadcast solutions.

  • Editing becomes easier when BITC is added to your footage thanks to SyncBac PRO
  • New rigs Omni and Odyssey enable 360° and panoramic capture
  • Unique GoPro POV’s can now be broadcast LIVE with HEROCast
  • Aerial shot required? No problem with the GoPro drone, Karma
As professional broadcast products some of these will only be available from specialist retailers like ourselves.
Interest is high so we expect availability to be limited when products are released.
To ensure your order or to register an interest in any of these products please call us on 020 8941 1199.
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SyncBac PRO


We’re excited to announce the launch of the newest addition to our range of wireless timecode products – the SyncBac PRO, a customised GoPro timecode sync accessory.

By enabling the GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver to generate its own frame-accurate timecode, the SyncBac PRO creates the capability to wirelessly timecode sync multiple GoPros and GoPros with pro cameras and pro audio devices over long range RF.



Over the last few years wearable cameras have become commonplace on professional film and broadcast sets. But as non-timecoded cameras, the challenge has always been how to sync the footage captured not only with other GoPros, but also with pro cameras and pro audio devices.

“Until now, all we could do was advise production houses to visually slate using a digislate – it was a decent workaround, but it wasn’t the seamless solution productions craved,” said Paul Scurrell, CEO of Timecode Systems Limited. “What they really wanted was timecode generated at source, synced over long range RF, producing a single file with timecode embedded that post production can work with in exactly the same way as media extracted from more traditional professional cameras and audio equipment. This is exactly what we’ve delivered with the SyncBac PRO.”

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 Introducing Omni the go-to GoPro for spherical content. A professional end-to-end solution for capturing, stitching and publishing high-resolution virtual reality and immersive content. A synchronised 6-camera array. Requires six HERO4 Black cameras (sold separately) with Omni-specific array camera firmware installed.



Omni lets you capture the whole scene and create professional-quality spherical videos.



Import your videos and stitch them together automatically in Autopano Video Pro.

Use the timelines to fine-tune your 360-degree video and get awesome results.



Upload your 360° videos on GoPro VR to share them with the world. People can access your videos through the web, smartphones or on their mobile VR headset.

Thanks to the Omni spherical rig, you get the most immersive experience possible.

Synchronised 6-camera array.

Precise, pixel-level synchronization makes stitching in post-production easier and more exact—especially when compared to unsynchronized camera arrays.

Works hand in hand with Kolor™ video-stitching software.

Together, Omni and Kolor software are a complete end-to-end immersive content creation solution. Capture using Omni, then stitch, publish and view content using the GoPro Kolor software suite.

8K capture: the proven image quality of HERO4 Black … x6.

Produce high-resolution, stunning image quality that virtual reality viewers will notice. In addition to spherical content capture, Omni may also be used for “over capture” of traditional content. Use Omni to capture 8K, and then extract your HD deliverable—from literally any perspective.

Flexible power options.

Omni can be powered from in-camera batteries. An external power supply can also be used to extend recording time and simplify power management.

Compact and rugged design.

The rigid, lightweight, multi-panel aluminum frame is compact and makes Omni easy to mount and use in a variety of shooting scenarios.

Reach a wide variety of audiences.

Use Omni hardware and Kolor software to create immersive experiences for:

  • Sporting events
  • Museum and tourism installations
  • Hotel and real estate tours
  • Educational tutorials
  • And more

Share your 360° videos on GoPro VR.

Share your immersive experience with the world. Create your video and upload it to the GoPro VR platform. GoPro VR is available for free on the web and as free apps for iOS® and Android™ that are compatible with mobile VR headsets.

Rig only = £1299.99 or All-inclusive with 6 cameras = £4199.99. Available 17th August. Pre-order yours today by calling  020 8941 1199

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May 2105, GoPro and Google embarked on a journey to create the industry’s first and only commercially available automatic sync-and-stitch VR (3D 360°) video capture solution. The result is Odyssey, GoPro’s 16-camera panoramic stereo rig designed for Google’s Jump platform. Together, Odyssey and Jump eliminate two of the most significant pain points in VR video storytelling: syncing cameras for easy control and capture, and automatically stitching footage for a seamless stereoscopic video, thus removing several days in post-production efforts.

Historically, industry professionals have hacked together homegrown rigs to capture 3D 360° video content, resulting in a complicated, multi-part process. Odyssey and Jump now provide them with a solution that automates a significant part of the workflow.

Wevr, a Los Angeles-based pioneer in VR video production, constantly pushes the limits of innovation to delight viewers in experiencing life from a unique point-of-view. As an Odyssey Limited Access Partner, Wevr has already begun using Odyssey to create engaging content which will expand their extensive library of immersive entertainment.

“We are thrilled that GoPro has paired up with Google,” said Anthony Batt, co-founder at Wevr. “Together, they are solving the problems associated with stereoscopic shooting. It’s been a huge challenge without Odyssey.”

With Odyssey, VR content creators will be able to focus more time on storytelling and the production and execution of the shoot, rather than on the technical battles they previously faced.

“We have tried other products and no other solution on the market is even close to what GoPro has right now. We feel lucky to have the rig and would like to include more into our workflow. Everything we’re going to shoot moving forward is going to be with Odyssey,” continued Batt. “We intend to push to the limits so we can make it even better. The entire industry is going to be lucky to have this product.”

Industry professionals and experienced content creators who are interested in Odyssey are encouraged to join in and participate in the LAP by applying at, or contacting [email protected] We look forward to experiencing all of the immersive content produce by the creative minds who are embracing Odyssey and Jump.

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Bring the GoPro Experience to Your Audience—Live

Developed with Vislink, the HEROCast wireless transmitter enables professional broadcasters to deliver engaging live content with the immersive POV footage and unique perspectives that made GoPro famous. Wearable, mountable, and designed for use in harsh environments, HEROCast makes capturing and broadcasting live content easier than ever. Smaller, lighter, more cost-effective and 50% more power-efficient than any other wireless broadcast solution on the market, HEROCast is ideal for sports, concerts and all of the events you cover.

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NEW HEROCast hero_cast

Optimized for body mounting and engaging POV shots.

  • Separate units for versatile mounting and easy accessibility
  • Lightest and smallest COFDM HD wireless transmitter on the market
  • Industry-standard H.264 encoding for HD picture quality with low latency
  • Most power-efficient wireless solution for professional broadcasters

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NEW HEROCast BacPac ™ hero_cast_bac_pac

The all-in-one solution for immersive live-action footage.

  • Connects directly to the camera to create an easily mountable integrated unit
  • Rugged, waterproof (IP67) design for use in harsh environments
  • Lightest and smallest COFDM HD wireless transmitter on the market
  • Industry-standard H.264 encoding for HD picture quality with low latency
  • Most power-efficient wireless solution for professional broadcasters



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If life is a dream, then why not see it as one

The most hotly anticipated product of the year, the GoPro drone has been causing ripples of excitement across the broadcast industry. There is very little information available to us at the moment so if you want to stay in the loop make sure you are on our mailing list. In the meantime the videos below should give you a taste of what is to come…

#GOPROKARMA                                   COMING 2016

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“Two Roads” is a 9-part original series that follows nine athletes and one coach who have made the commitment to pursue greatness. New episodes every other Tuesday on the BPS social feeds

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BPS have been given GoPro authorised retailer status for the Broadcast industry so do keep in touch for all your GoPro needs