Vistek duo shoots for a Guinness World Record

Vistek employees Timothy D Rideout and Sue Maynard, co-hosts of the Toronto-based blog/podcast The Mind Reels, will make an official attempt at breaking the Guinness World Record for the Longest Uninterrupted Live Webcast!

Friday, November 7, 2014 is the day Tim and Sue plan to kickoff their marathon webcast. Broadcasting live from the lobby of the InterContinental Toronto Centre and starting at 7:00pm on the 7th, the event will be free and open for the public to view both in person and online. The current record stands at 36 hours / 23 seconds. So if Sue and Tim hope to break the record (all of their Vistek colleagues are cheering for them) they’ll have to keep going until at least early Sunday morning.

Fortunately, they won’t be alone in their quest. Mind Reels will feature a revolving-door of guests. And since part of the reason for the webcast is to promote Canadian Artistic Talent, the guest list includes cast members from popular Canadian productions. Stars from Murdoch Mysteries, Bomb Girls, Orphan Black, Defiance, Lost Girl, The Listener, Continuum, Bitten and Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain (see the full list and updates on their website here). They’ll all be dropping by to lend their support to Sue and Tim’s record-breaking webcast.
So spread the word and watch a little piece of history in the making! It will be a marathon of laughter, geekery and ridiculous good fun in an effort to own a Guinness World Record.

They liked it. They really really liked it.

As you well know, we’ve been talking it up for some time now. What more can we say about ProFusion that hasn’t already been said?

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Apparently, quite a lot. Not by us, mind you. Rather, by the record number of attendees and vendors who were charmed by the magic of ProFusion 2014. And, already, can’t wait till next year’s show.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This year’s show was unquestionably the best to date in the opinion of everyone who was there.

On one hand, attendees were overheard bantering around such phrases as ‘really exciting’, ‘dynamic presentations’, ‘highly informative’, and ‘unbelievably interactive’.

Miguel Jacob Profoto Booth ProFusion Expo

On the other hand, vendors were equally outspoken in their praise. We’ve received an outpouring of gratitude in a flood of emails from our many appreciative vendors: “Thank you for organizing and putting on such a great show.” “It was unbelievable, we had an overwhelming response to our booth.” “Thank you personally for the great vibes and great show you and your team put on.” And, there’s this one that was unanimous, “Sign us up for next year!”

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Post ProFusion is also our time to say “thank you”. Thank you to the returning and many new attendees. Thank you to our exhibitors, and for showing up with your new exciting products. Thank you to keynote speakers, Alister and Shane for setting the exciting tone for the show. Thank you to our fantastic seminar presenters for sharing their many skills and talent. And, finally, thank you to the countless Vistek employees who work tirelessly to stage Canada’s premiere imaging tradeshow.


Video Roundup: ProFusion Expo 2014

The Eagle has landed.

He’s a Grammy-winning musician, an audio expert, a filmmaker, lecturer, a skydiver as well as one of those daredevils who jump off cliffs and out of airplanes in a wingsuit. Oh, and did we mention he’s going to dropping into ProFusion?

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We’re referring of course to Douglas Spotted Eagle. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because he’s been here. In fact, he’s become a regular of sorts – due to the overwhelming demand for his seminars.

He's dedicated, folks.

He’s dedicated, folks.

Douglas, because of the kind of guy he is, has looked at the world from just about every angle. Which largely explains why he’s also one of the world’s leading experts on POV cameras – another one of his famous seminars.

Needless to say, if this guy can’t change your POV, nobody can.

Want to know anything about recording audio or shooting video? Have we got seminars for you.

October 15, 2014

Corporate Video
9:00am – 11:30am

Understanding Green Screen
12:30pm – 3:00pm

Pro Audio Seminar
3:30pm – 6:00pm

October 16, 2014

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Beyond the Full HD
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Top Ten Reasons to Attend ProFusion 2014

If you need a reason to visit the only trade show in Canada custom made for the professional and serious hobbyist, we’ll give you ten.

1. Amazing 2 Day Show Specials.
What’s so special about the Now-famous not to be missed Show Specials? Let’s just say you’ll kick yourself later if you miss them!

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2. World class brands
You want to see the company’s that are leading the charge in new imaging technology? They’re all here at ProFusion.

3. Pro Seminars
There’s nowhere you can get this kind of schooling, nowhere except ProFusion. And for the measly low price of $49, you can sit in a room with a leading pro and absorb invaluable tips and information.

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Sports Photography with Peter Llewellyn

4. Keynotes
Alister Chapman and Shane Hurlbut – This is a lifetime opportunity to see and hear two dynamos in the film industry passing on their knowledge and sharing their experiences.


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5. Engaging Free presentations
There’s something fascinating going on virtually every minute of every day somewhere on the massive ProFusion Showroom floor. Either it’s the Shooting Studio with photographer Michael Cooper. Or the Demo Theatre, where new gear being is being showcased.

Miguel Jacob at ProFusion 2014

6. Meet the reps and try the gear
The leading manufacturers are here, which means the people who know the products best will also be on hand. If there’s something you’ve always wanted to ask, ProFusion is your chance.

7. First-in-Canada product launches
As usual, ProFusion is the Canadian launch pad for new and exciting products. ProFusion 2014 is no exception. Among the many, be there for the Canadian launch of the Sony FS7 and the GoPro Hero4 Black and Silver.


8. Sony 4K Booth
It’s an event in itself. This year, at 2,000 sq/ft, the Sony booth will be 5 times the size of last year’s. Along with Sony gear, they’ll find room for keynote speaker Alister Chapman, who also happens to be a Sony Independent Certified Expert.

cm9. Canon Booth
It gives ‘interactive’ a whole new meaning. You get to watch the production of a music video. And then you get to try the cameras used in the shoot. How cool is that?


10. Show your support.
As Canada’s premiere pro imaging trade show, ProFusion offers you a unique opportunity to come and support the proud Canadian professional imaging community.