by Fabian Chaundy | 21st March 2017
New US carry-on restrictions for electronic devices in flights from a number of airlines and airports have been implemented as an added security measure against terrorist attacks. Starting Tuesday March 21st at 07:00 GMT, a number of airlines from the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey travelling into the US will have 96 hours to comply with a new set of regulations. After that, their passengers will face restrictions regarding the electronic devices they are allowed to carry in their cabin luggage. With the exception of medical equipment, passengers will have to check all electronic devices larger than a mobile phone. This measure comes as a response to the ever more “innovative methods” of carrying out terror attacks in the context of commercial aviation. Here is the list of affected airlines: Royal Jordanian Egypt Air Turkish Airlines Saudi Arabian Airlines Kuwait Airways Royal Air Maroc Qatar Airways Emirates Etihad Airways And these are the affected airports: Queen Alia International, Amman, Jordan Cairo International Airport, Egypt Ataturk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey King Abdulaziz International, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia King Khalid International, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Kuwait International Airport Mohammed V International, Casablanca, Morocco Hamad International, Doha, Qatar Dubai International, United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi International, United Arab Emirates While this will affect the comfort of all passengers in general — as not even laptops or tablets will be allowed in the cabin — this poses a great challenge for members of our industry in particular. Not only film crews but also photographers travelling with one of these airlines or out of the affected airports will have to face checking their cameras and other valuable electronic equipment. This of course translates as more checked luggage, which in turn means a higher cost. On the plus side, this should give you a bit more room in your carry-on luggage to store those spare lithium ion batteries! (Remember, spare batteries are not allowed in the hold. You can only check lithium ion batteries if they are installed in a device. See this FAA chart for reference). Could the new US cabin baggage restrictions mean the luggage for your next trip looks like this? There is no planned end to these restrictions as of yet, so it may really be a case of starting to stock up on Peli cases if your travel plans are affected. UPDATE: The UK has now also implemented similar restrictions on inbound flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia, and even affects airlines such as British Airways and EasyJet. Sources: BBC, The Guardian. Will your work be affected by the new restrictions? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!Read more
by Nino Leitner | 30th December 2014
Watch previous episodes of ON THE COUCH & ON THE GO by clicking here! Visit our Vimeo and YouTube playlists, and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! Watch part 1 of episode 20 by clicking here – in case you missed it! In part 2 of episode 20 of ON THE COUCH, I talked with pro photographers Kamil Tamiola, Tom Barnes and Lucas Gilman about photographers moving into video production. There are a lot of challenges that photographers face who want to move into filmmaking which they probably don’t think about beforehand. Lucas mentioned his challenges when he decided to shoot video for the first time, with things like audio, moving camera, technical issues and many other things that he never thought about – even different framing and selection of shots, going all the way down to thinking even more in sequences rather than individual shots, which is crucial for editing.Read more
by Sebastian Wöber | 16th December 2012
This week we wrote about the very accessible pricepoint of the new Sony F5 camera in Europe. Today we hear that B&H adjusted their new price for the Sony F5 and made it $3000 more affordable. The official suggested list price from Sony for the PMW-F5 4K Camera is at $19,400. This was also the price the camera went for at B&H until we contacted them and they could change the price to a more attractive number. The new price for the Sony F5 is $16,490. The most important details on the camera and a film sample can be found here: LINK B&H Sony F5 link: The gift code for the European Marcotec store gives you the best pricepoint for the F5 and F55 in Europe: LINKRead more
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