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Canford News

The latest news from Canford including show previews and reviews, new product launches and prestigious projects we've supplied equipment for.

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  • Top TV sound recordist heads for the desert with Panamic poles

    Top TV sound recordist heads for the desert with Panamic poles

    Roger Lucas, one of the UK’s top sound recordists, has been using Panamic boom poles from as far back as he can remember and rates them as the best in the business. Roger has used the poles in the widest variety of challenging locations and on some of the UK’s favourite TV shows. He is about to put his Panamics through another gruelling shoot in the Syrian Desert.

  • Kilimanjaro

    Kilimanjaro

    In July, a multi-ability team of disabled and non-disabled adults climbed Kilimanjaro accompanied by a film crew. This was a very real challenge - on average, ten climbers die each year while trying to reach the summit.

  • Canford plastic cable tray relaunched

    Canford plastic cable tray relaunched

    Canford has announced the relaunch of their plastic cable trays. These tough utilitarian products are Canford designed and provide many advantages over the more traditional steel offerings not the least of which being their lighter weight and ease of cutting to appropriate lengths.

  • Canford stops recycling!...

    Canford stops recycling!...

    …and begins re-using. One of the biggest impacts Canford has on the environment is in our necessary use of packaging in various forms. From this point forward Canford will re-use all boxes and other packaging materials wherever possible when packing your order for despatch, a scheme that is even more environmentally friendly than recycling as no energy input is required.

  • Over 1 Million metres of cable in stock right now!

    Over 1 Million metres of cable in stock right now!

    Canford have over 1 million metres of cable available for immediate despatch! We also have several free, easy to follow technical guides on digital transmission distances, digital cable choice, low fire hazard cables and more; an absolute must for anyone working with cable.

  • Roll to Record tie up Big Brother

    Roll to Record tie up Big Brother

    Canford have just supplied London based Roll to Record Ltd with a wide variety of equipment for use in the latest Big Brother series. Amongst a great deal of racking and interconnect products, we have also supplied a large quantity of cable marking and cable management accessories.

  • End of an era – ASC Minx mixer enters last production run

    End of an era – ASC Minx mixer enters last production run

    Canford has announced the last batch of that stalwart of radio or TV outside broadcast, the ASC Minx Mixer. The Minx has been a mainstay of OBs going back more than 25 years. Its unique and comprehensive range of features on such a compact, portable unit, have made it a firm favourite with production crew heading out into the field. The last ever batch has been built and are available for immediate delivery.

  • Canford sponsor RTS award

    Canford sponsor RTS award

    Canford sponsored the craft award for audio at the Royal Television Society (RTS) recent annual awards ceremony, the largest UK event of its kind outside London. We have been a sponsor of The RTS North East & Borders Centre awards for many years and it is with great pleasure we can announce this years winner as Peter Groom of Dene Films. The award was presented to Peter by our CEO Chas Kennedy at the ceremony held at The Sage Gateshead on February 23rd.

  • Brit Row orders custom headsets

    Brit Row orders custom headsets

    Britannia Row Productions, the world renowned live production specialist, has just taken delivery of a large quantity of Tecpro headsets and RTS beltpacks and power supplies. Britannia Row was able to ask Canford to customise the headsets to make them compatible with the RTS beltpacks.

  • From Pole to Pole

    From Pole to Pole

    Panamic booms are currently being used exclusively on productions of series Tank Overhaul, the History Channel programme. Paul Adlaf, the award winning Canadian sound recordist from Toronto is the sound man for the show and swears by the products. It’s currently being filmed at The Imperial War Museum at Duxford in the UK.

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