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Canon XC10

The Canon XC10 has arrived at Alias Hire. This compact little 4K video and stills camera will bring an affordable and easy to use 4K option to the hire market. Great as a B camera for the larger shoots, or a pick up run and shoot for the 1 person band, the XC10 is great for all. With a fixed lens that has 10x zoom with optical image stabilizer, the need to worry about what lens to chose is removed making this a no hassle camera. Check out the key points below and contact us to book in your hire.XC10-01-FSL-C
1.0″ CMOS sensor
Record 4K footage at up to 305Mbps/4:2:2/8 bit with Canon’s XF-AVC H.264 codec
12MP stills or 8.29MP 4K movie grabs
Canon Log and Wide DR Gamma
Records 4K internally to a CFast 2.0™ card
Up to ISO 20,000; plus built-in ND filter
10x zoom with optical image stabilizer
Compact, ergonomic design, with loupe viewfinder
Slow and fast motion recording
Wi Fi remote control

Filming in Hackney Wick.

Nestled between the ever growing Media Hub of East London and the beautiful and pristine Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hackney Wick is an urban gem that is fast becoming one of the go to areas to film in London. Formally an incredibly large part of London’s industrial scene, the former warehouses and large units have become fantastic spaces for artists and media types to create and showcase their works. With the amazing former factory buildings, dominating the landscape over standard residential housing, Hackney Wick has a backdrop that can bolster any production being filmed here.

Alias Hire is fortunate to be located smack bang in the centre of this growing hub that see’s some off London’s favourite go to spots including the Crate Brewery and Pizzeria, the Yard Theatre and Stour Space Art Centre. Located in Queens Yard, White Post lane we are conveniently found just a minutes’ walk from the Hackney Wick overground station and just off the A12 giving us fantastic links if you arrive by car or train. If you’re shooting in Hackney Wick be sure to think of Alias Hire for you kit and crew supplies. What better than to have the facilities company on the doorstep of your shoot.

Below are some links to just some of the big name projects that have shot in and around Hackney Wick.

High Flying Birds – Ballard of the Mighty

Provocalips 16HR TV Ad feat. Georgia May Jagger | Rimmel London

Google Stories Advert – Skatepark Engineer

Alias Welcomes 2 New Staff Members

With the expansion of Alias this year into be being able to offer affordable crew members to clients; as well as addressing our already incredibly busy workload, Alias welcomes 2 new members to the team. Giles Cahalane and Callum Bannister join us in a Technician/Driver and crew role. Both have valuable on set experience, Giles in London, Callum in his native Scotland but both have a desire to expand their knowledge working with the latest camera technologies and building their on set hours. Giles began life in London as a Personal Trainer after moving down from Royal Leamington Spa 7 years ago. After discovering a love for making films, Giles switched vocations and has spent the last 3 years working his way up the on set ladder from runner to camera assisting and op-ing on recent shoots for BMG Research and an Aldo Zilli shoot.

Callum is very new to London following his move from North of the border where he cut his teeth as a Camera Assistant and Operator for BBC shows and productions for Channel 4. By joining Alias, he hopes to expand his knowledge beyond the Canon XF305 and C300 which he has previously used on shoots, hoping to eventually become a fully fledged DOP.

Both men have fit straight into the Alias family and are already being hired as crew for shoots our clients involving Alias equipment.