Sustainability

VMI wins award to achieve net zero by 2030

VMI is the proud recipient of a Better Futures+ Green Innovation Voucher, awarded by West London Business, to help VMI to become a net zero, fully sustainable business by 2030. VMI was chosen as just one of twelve companies in West London for this process, which involves being coached by Imperial College’s Leonardo Centre, as … Read more

Brand New VMEDIA on-line database V2

With so many different recording formats, memory card types, media sizes, compatibility issues and upgrade requirements, it can be a challenge trying to find compatible memory cards or SSDs for your camera or recorder.
However, Lewis has been extremely hard at work to make this easier for you with the VMEDIA Online Database V2 which is organised into the most popular brands and sortable by camera model, which gives details on compatibility, data rates and approximate recording times too

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VMI Bristol is 6 years old

VMI Bristol celebrates six years since it was set up and in that time, Gary, Jon and the rest of the Bristol team have established it into a mainstream camera rental supplier for natural history and commercials/documentary productions in the South West.

Barry Nelsonian Award 2020

VMI’s Barry Bassett wins prestigious Nelsonian Award.

A surprise announcement by by Infinity Photo-Optical Company, saw VMI’s Managing Director, Barry Bassett being awarded their annual Nelsonian Award to recognise his work and lifetime commitment to imaging excellence.

Living Wage Week coincides with VMI’s anniversary achieving accreditation

One year ago, VMI achieved formal accreditation of being a Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage foundation are the organisation at the heart of the independent movement of businesses and people that campaign for the idea that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. They celebrate and recognise the leadership of responsible employers who … Read more

Drive and Media Sales

VMEDIA is a partner of media reseller, CCK Media and can now supply you with SSD, drive and card sales as part of our rental service. 

Types of Apple Prores Codecs

The Apple ProRes format comes in five versions: Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (LT), and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy). This is an overview of their specifications

VMI Expands London Facility post lock-down

It might seem a strange thing to do in such uncertain times but VMI has taken the opportunity of the lock-down to expand its London operation to build a third camera test room, more storage and a larger green-room/recreational area. We are still being mindful of social distancing measures and the need for good hygiene … Read more

Too Many Cards, Too Many Cameras, Too Many Adapters

I began my time at VMEDIA back in May of 2017 after spending just over 6 years working for Samsung as an in-store rep, and while also completing a degree in Film Production. Being that we live in the 21ˢᵗ Century, and a period in human history coined ‘The Digital Age’, it seems ridiculous to label myself … Read more

The History of the CFast 2.0 Memory Card

September 18ᵗʰ 2012, at the Photokina trade fair in Cologne, Germany, SanDisk officially announces the creation of a new specification of CFast card, the CFast 2.0.¹ Using the SATA 3.0 interface, these cards were theoretically capable of 600MB/s bus speeds². A logical progression in the memory card timeline as cameras were demanding evermore larger resolutions, frame … Read more

Tips on Data Recovery

This article gives some useful tips on what to do if you are unlucky enough to experience the unthinkable of perhaps losing your data, through corruption or media failure.

How to Avoid Data Loss

An article to give helpful tips on best practice to avoid data failure and corruption by adopting some sensible precautions and sharing best-practice.

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