Simon Hardwick

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Why your DSLR is not a broadcast camera

When DSLR camera manufacturers added video capability to their feature set it opened up an affordable way of creating video to a mass market.  Unfortunately they are not suitable for ...
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Eurovision’s Epic Sax Guy vs Sir Greg Knight MP’s Theme Tune

On the eve of a General Election my work colleagues challenged me to create a mash up of these two earworms. I apologise in advance for your brain slowly melting ...
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Defeating Encryption Is Not The Way To Defeat Terrorism

This morning I sent some tweets regarding Encryption. I subsequently had to delete them because they were retweeted out of context by those who wished to use them for political ...
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Badly Drawn Badgers

Back in May 2016 I wanted to do something to raise a bit of awareness and money for the British Heart Foundation – a charity that has particular relevance and importance to ...
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Review: Read this before ordering a marquee or gazebo from Dancover.

I’ve long wanted a gazebo/marquee.  They are handy for outside broadcasts to protect you and the kit from the elements, but also for parties and events in the garden.  They’re very ...
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Video: Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, 2016

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Video: Brighton Timelapse May 2016

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Video: Just walking through London carrying my dead squirrel

Having worked 7 years in TV news I’ve seen a lot of weird stuff happen to live reporters, but this is quite possibly the weirdest.  
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How To Use Your iPhone for TV Newsgathering

As the pressure to break the news increases, many broadcasters are turning to viewer sourced videos to get to a story on the air immediately. Many are also investing in ...
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Controlling An ENG Broadcast Lens Without An Expensive Controller

I recently acquired a Panasonic AW-E800 camera and fully motorised fujinon lens from the BBC World Service Auction.  Fortunately as it was predominantly a radio auction a few tv related ...
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Audio: Lozenge is my favourite word

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