Videocraft News

The baby fest continues at Videocraft with our third new arrival this year.

Lachie (Sydney Engineering) and his wife Lou have recently welcomed a gorgeous baby girl, Lily Isla, into their lives. Our congratulations and best wishes go to them both for producing such a precious bundle. Pretty sure this little lady will soon be a climber just like her mum and dad!

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A new Videocraft crew member has arrived.

We congratulate Penny (Projects) and Luke who are over the moon after welcoming a healthy little boy into their lives last Saturday. He is still waiting to be named, after surprising us all by arriving three weeks early. Weighing in at 3.080 kg (6lb 8oz), this divine little man is Jeanette’s sixth grandchild and another welcome nephew for James. Needless to say, we are all very excited and wish Penny and Luke lots of happiness.

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Baby Billy joins Videocraft!

Congratulations to Kim (purchasing) and her partner Ant who have welcomed little Billy into their family. Billy was born on 21st Feb weighing just over 7lbs 1oz and has settled in at home to lap up all the attention from his older siblings. We wish Kim an enjoyable maternity break to spend time with the gorgeous new addition to her family!

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The Videocraft family has a new addition and new Aussies!

The Videocraft family has grown again – this time congratulations go to Marco (Melbourne Engineering Team) and his partner Valentina who have welcomed their stunning little Aussie princess, Noemi who arrived last week at a healthy 3.4 kg. Marco started with us for a two week trial after he emailed us seeking work after arriving from Italy on a working holiday and now four years later, they are both permanent residents looking forward to citizenship. Noemi has already met all her proud grandparents who have come from Italy to greet the first Aussie addition to their family - pretty sure she won’t be lacking love and attention!

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Season's Greetings from Videocraft

To all our customers, suppliers and friends Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. from all of us at Videocraft We will be taking a short break over the holiday period. All offices will be closing at 12pm Friday 22nd December 2017 and return to normal operating hours on Tuesday 2nd January 2018 Online Orders All orders placed between 12pm on Thursday the 21st of December and Tuesday January 2nd will not be processed until Wednesday 3rd of January 2018.
 

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It's getting a little more hairy at Vide-mo-craft!

It's November, some of the team looked pretty sharp when November 1st hit, some of them even removing beards that had been there for quite some time. The sight of fresh white skin, there was something going on. A few weeks on and we can see exactly what is happening... its competitive hair-growing at its best - and its even cooler when they are all doing it to raise awareness for men's issues So check out the Vide-mo-craft Team at the Movember Foundation website and check out the latest photos of some of our mo-gress below and we will be adding updates for the rest of the month.

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Another beautiful Videocraft baby!

We welcome Charlotte Amelia to the Videocraft family. Charlotte was born late yesterday to Marissa - (Melbourne Reception) - and her husband Steve. We congratulate both of them on the safe arrival of their beautiful little girl.

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Season's Greetings from the Videocraft Crew

We will be taking a short break over the holiday period. All offices will be closing at 12pm Thursday 24th December 2015 and return to normal operating hours on Monday 4th January 2016 Online Orders All orders processed after 12pm on Tuesday the 22nd of December will not be processed until Monday 4th of January 2016.

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Videocraft Demonstrates the Latest in Mobile Production at SMPTE 2015

At this year’s SMPTE Videocraft will demonstrate just how flexible mobile broadcasting, editing and production can be with their powerful mobile production solutions. Alongside the recently introduced Mobile Production Centre (MPC) truck, brand new at SMPTE 2015 will be Videocraft’s latest addition to their live production arsenal, the new 4K ready Videocraft FlyPack demonstrating its flexibility and power for the most demanding projects. The new FlyPack will have the expanded digital workflow capabilities synonymous with all Videocraft production systems, coupled with the best of high bandwidth IP and current SDI technologies. SMPTE 2015 also marks the introduction of Videocraft’s new 4K live production camera systems, based around the acclaimed Sony PMW-F55 digital cinematography camera. The Sony CA4000 fibre camera adapter and BPU 4000 Baseband Video Processor allow the F55 to be used as a full facility studio/OB camera, in both 4K and HD production. These new systems are complemented by significant upgrades in lenses, including the new Canon CN50x20 IASH PL 50-1000mm super telephoto PL zoom. The new F55 4K systems complement Videocraft’s new fleet of HDC-2400 cameras, which will also be on display. Videocraft’s versatile MPC truck will be on display for the first time at SMPTE 2015, showing its powerful live production capability, with the latest EVS and Avid workflows on display. Its compact footprint, comfortable production space and high quality equipment make it a compelling solution for any production needing big truck performance on a small truck budget. SMPTE 2015 will also be the stage where Videocraft demonstrates its expertise in integrating Avid systems in live television, with the latest Media Composer, Interplay and ISIS systems all tightly integrated in to the broadcast workflow. All in all Videocraft will be presenting SMPTE attendees a comprehensive hybrid broadcasting and production solution with external control facilities and the MPC truck at its core. Videocraft’s MPC truck and new FlyPack are both true extensions of what the company has made a name for itself in – creating total production workflows that tie all facets of production together to create a better result. The Videocraft MPC has a proven track record in combining all of the elements of production with smart, IT-centric connectivity that allows easy expansion and connectivity for external equipment and providers. The new FlyPack extends on this model for larger productions to cater for the largest digital live production requirements, even including total interconnectivity between the MPC and FlyPack for the most complex requirements. This easy expansion and smart connectivity is all based around the latest in IP and fibre technology, ensuring a high quality, lightweight and fast setup.

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The Videocraft family welcomes their latest addition

The Videocraft family is so very proud to welcome a beautiful baby boy! Harry was born in early April to Cara who has been a part of the Videocraft Melbourne team for almost a decade! She has helped us all in various roles including reception, rentals coordinator and more recently, purchasing, websales administration and sales support. All of the Videocraft team wish baby Harry and his parents Cara and Edward a joyous time as a new family!

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Videocraft Christmas Break - Wednesday 24th December 2014 - Monday 5th January 2015

On Behalf of the Videocraft team we like to thank you for your business this year and wish all our customers a happy, healthy and safe New Year In 2015. All Videocraft Branch Offices will be closed from 1.00PM Wednesday 24th December 2014. Re-Opening normal trading hours on Monday 5th January, 2015.

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Phil Smith joins Videocraft

Well-respected industry veteran Phil Smith has joined Videocraft as their new Business Manager. Smith, previously with Sony Australia for twenty four years where he held roles in regional sales, sales and dealer management and direct key account management, joins Videocraft in a role that sees him assist in the company’s day to day senior management business. Smith is particularly well known in the broadcast industry for his success in securing many large project and system sales from major broadcast and key account customers around Australia. Videocraft MD Jeanette Taylor said, “We are delighted to have Phil join our team. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from our industry and is a real asset for us and our customers.”

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2013 Christmas Holiday Trading Hours at Videocraft

From all the crew at Videocraft Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Videocraft moves to BIGGER and BETTER Offices

Videocraft today announced that they have moved their Melbourne head office and warehouse to a new location. According to Managing Director James Taylor this is one of the most significant moves the company has made. He said, “We decided to move late last year after consulting with some of our customers and as the company had expanded we had out grown the old premises. We looked around and found a new location at 148 Highbury Road, Burwood that was perfect and only 2 minutes from our previous building.” The new premises allowed Videocraft to consolidate space and upgrade facilities. Taylor continued, “148 Highbury Road is convenient for our clients and offers far better facilities. We have a bigger warehouse and a state of the art showroom with full cabling and fibre networks throughout. This means we can demonstrate more complex systems in fully working configurations, there is far more functionality in the showroom and we can replicate actual workflows to precise customer requirements.” The new Melbourne HQ also has a streamlined rentals division with faster equipment deliveries and pick-ups. Taylor added, “We completely refurbished and revamped the building. It feels new, crisp, clean and efficient. All our main areas of acquisition, live studio production, post production and distribution are well represented and clients can see now see demos taken to a much higher level of detail. There is a large dedicated area for camera and editing systems with full test facilities and also a new training room. The installation of cabling and the server areas are all of broadcast quality and in full display. We truly believe this is one of the best showrooms and demo areas in Australia and welcome all customers old and new to come and experience it.”

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Videocraft Becomes Official Panasonic Australia Dealer

Furthering their expansion in the Australian broadcast market Videocraft has announced that it has become an official Panasonic Australia dealer. Videocraft Sales Director James Taylor said, “We have been in discussions with Panasonic for some time as it is an excellent forward thinking company with innovative products and undoubtedly a good fit for Videocraft. I presented Rob (Myers) with a business plan of how we could help take the brand forward and I am delighted to say we shared a very similar vision and thus our appointment was agreed.” Rob Myers, Panasonic National Sales Manager - Broadcast Business Systems Group added, “"I am very pleased that Videocraft is the newest member of our Panasonic Broadcast Dealer Network. We welcome Videocraft's commitment, experience and high level of customer service that have become so well regarded within the broadcast and production video industry. Their appointment brings additional depth to an already strong Panasonic Broadcast dealer network. The Videocraft offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra will strengthen our presence in these markets and will help us improve on the high level of service that our customers have come to expect from Panasonic." James Taylor concluded, “Our number one goal is to provide our customers with the best choice of products and the very best solutions. Along with our range of editing systems, adding Panasonic to our offering means our clients can enjoy exactly that. We already have several significant projects underway involving Panasonic products and more announcements will be made shortly.”

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