Exhibitor News

June 15, 2015

ARRI honored by Cine Gear Expo

The Cine Gear Expo 2015 Lifetime Technical Achievement Award was bestowed to ARRI on June 5 in a ceremony at Paramount Studios Hollywood. The distinction recognizes ARRI’s dedication to advancing motion picture technology along with the art and craft of filmmaking over its 98-year history. Former American Society of Cinematographers president Daryn Okada presented the award to ARRI Inc. President and CEO Glenn Kennel. “It is pretty undeniable what their impact will be in the future. They keep innovating,” said the DP whose credits include CASTLE and LET’S BE COPS.

Kennel accepted the honor, saying: “Thank you to Cine Gear for this recognition. But most importantly, thank you to our customers who have supported us for 100 years. And thank you for always pushing us to raise the bar, to make the very best tools…We pledge to continue the tradition.” He then welcomed his predecessor Volker Bahnemann and Walter Trauninger, Managing Director of Business Unit Camera to join him on stage. They each thanked the organizers for recognizing ARRI’s legacy and noted the exciting future ahead.

Says Karl Kresser, President of Cine Gear Expo: “ARRI has been and continues to be a technological leader from the first 16mm and 35mm film cameras to today’s latest digital offerings to lighting equipment and on to post production. The products have been successfully introduced and accepted in virtually every market around the globe. ARRI continues to invest and search for new trends and attract talented team members to stay in the forefront of this industry. We decided to honor this fantastic achievement.”


 

June 5, 2015

Krane AMG to debut affordable compact gear carts at Cine Gear 2015
Krane AMG (Advanced Moving Gear) is set to introduce its innovative line of convertible utility carts, which include 250, 500, and 750-pound capacity models. Optional cargo bag attachments and sturdy platform decks expand versatility, and an upcoming tabletop/tray add-on makes Krane carts the ultimate all-in-one solution for grips, cinematographers, and other film industry professionals. Pricing from only $179.99. Drop by Booth #122 for demos, or visit www.kranecarts.com.

 


 

June 2, 2015

The Gyrocam® from Harrison Sanborn, LLC

Harrison Sanborn, LLC offers for action photography the Gyrocam® Cine System complete with a RED Dragon camera that can be switched in and out of the Gyrocam® in 10 minutes. This is a turnkey shooting package which included the truck mounted Gyrocam®, Dragon camera, complete set of prime lenses and all the support gear to use the camera both in the Gyrocam® and as a traditional ground package.

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Turn a $19.95 a day pickup truck from U-Haul into a state-of-the-art camera car with the Gyrocam® Cine System from Harrison Sanborn, LLC.

The Gyrocam® Cine System is a turnkey action photography camera package that comes complete with a RED Dragon 6K camera, prime lenses, zoom lens in the Gyrocam® gimbals and a 12 foot ruggedized jib modified for the Gyrocam®.  The RED camera can also be removed in less that 10 minutes and used for traditional ground shooting so there is no need to rent another camera package.  The system can be quickly mounted on pickup trucks, dollies, and boats. The Gyrocam® is powered by its own battery system, which provides 10 hours of operation.

Harrison Sanborn is a third generation filmmaker with years of experience with all types of photography as well as with Gyro stabilized cameras.  Harrison Sanborn, LLC provide complete rental services of the Gyrocam® Cine Systems in LA.  The systems are also available for purchase.

See a Gyrocam® Cine System demo video.

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May 26, 2015

Ianiro presents the new Mintaka LED light

At Cinegear Los Angeles, Paramount Studios, from June 5  to 7, booth S219, Ianiro will present our new range of multi-use Mintaka LED lamps. Mintaka is the name of one of the three stars making up the Constellation of Orion, called “The String of Pearls” for its brightness. This is how we recall the tradition of Ianiro’s “sidereal” series dating back to the ’50s and ’60s, which named the projectors after stars (Ariel, Mizar, Polaris, Orion etc.).

The unique characteristic of this series is efficiency – for its high illuminance and low power consumption – and its multi-functionality.

Mintaka can be used as both an Open Face and as a variable-focus Spot Fresnel – all wrapped up in just one lamp.

READ MORE   http://www.ianiro.com/en/news/ianiro-cinegear_21_27.htm

 


 

 

May 20, 2015

Modern Studio Equipment’s CineGear Slider Giveaway

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Modern is giving away a 3 foot slider and a Speedrail Slider at CineGear in June.

Get the details on Modern’s site.

 


 

May 13, 2015

Light & Motion Sets the Bar for Rugged, Powerful, Portable LED Lighting!

Light & Motion will introduce its new line of Stella LED broadcast and cinema lights at Cine Gear, June 5th-6th in Los Angeles, CA

 

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The NEW broadcast lighting line from Light & Motion represents the most powerful, compact rugged lights available for imaging professionals. These self-contained lights have built-in Li-ion rechargeable batteries that allow the lights to run cord free for up to 12 hours, and for extended use, connect to a wall adapter, DTAP or additional external batteries. They’re completely waterproof, designed to withstand a 1-m drop on concrete and are compatible with a wide range of light modifiers and mounting systems from C-stand, pistol grip to bar mounts.

Models:

  • Stella Pro 5000 – $2,299.00
  • Stella 2000 – $849.99
  • Stella 1000 – $699.99

For additional information, please contact Heidi Hall hhall@lightandmotion.com or 831-645-1538 or visit lightandmotion.com


 

 

May 7, 2015

Technical Lifetime Achievement Award

The Cine Gear Expo 2015 Technical Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Arri in recognition of the significant contributions the company has made to advancing the art and craft of filmmaking.

 


 

 

April 9, 2015

Movcam Introduces Stabilizer System for Mobile Mounting

The Movcam Stabilizer System will be demonstrated at NAB
April 13th – 16th @ Booth #C10408
Stop by to see all of the latest from Movcam
Movcam is dedicated to perfecting image stabilization, providing high quality products at an affordable price compared to the leading competition. Movcam’s leading stabilization system has a new line designed specifically to work with popular gimbal systems: DJI Ronin* and MoVI**. The stabilization system is available in 2 models: 44 lbs (20 kg) and 55 lbs (25 kg).

Mount Ready
Comes with 2 2″ diameter speed rail tubes, 2 stabilization arms rated to either 20kg or 25kg, depending on model. Mounts to industry standard 2″ pipe clamps

 

 

 

 

 

 

G-Mount
The G-Mount is required for use with the DJI Ronin*. Movcam also created a separate dovetail adaptor for use with MoVI**. Mounting the MoVI** gimbal requires both the G-Mount and the dovetail adaptor.

 

 

 

 

 

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MOVCAM Stabilization System
MOV-105-2001 (44lb/20kg)
MOV-105-250-1 (55lb/25kg)

Shop Movcam

 


 

April 7, 2015

SHANE HURLBUT chooses
BLUESHAPE for His Power Needs

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Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C., is a world-renowned cinematographer who shoots multimillion dollar blockbuster films. Shane brings a level of unparalleled passion and excitement to everything he does. He is an innovative cinematic pioneer that deploys new techniques on every project to challenge him and enhance the quality of his work.
“The design and performance of the BLUESHAPE batteries have served to improve my efficiency on set. When I roll out with a small lightweight camera system, I’m looking for the ability to immerse the audience into the heart of the story. BLUESHAPE batteries allow me to keep my footprint small. My transition to BLUESHAPE batteries gives me the confidence that I have the extended performance capacity I need to capture that sunset and every other key shot I’m going after. My experience confirms that BLUESHAPE batteries provide maximum power without adding weight or interrupting the ergonomics of the camera system. The emerging standard for battery design and performance is BLUESHAPE.”

Shane Hurlbut is a member of the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Shane writes articles and blogs to provide virtual feedback and creative insight in support of his Hurlbut Visuals information web site.


 

November 19, 2014

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Impressive Accuracy at an Unbelievable Price

Colorimetry Research, Inc. has just released the new CR-250 Reference Spectroradiometer and you can get it now at www.ShopFSI.com. So what makes the CR-250 so special?

Highly Accurate
Highly accurate display agnostic measurement of all current and emerging display technologies.
Spectroradiometer Measurement Accuracy at Colorimeter Pricing

Why buy a $7,000 colorimeter that still needs display specific calibration matrices programmed when you can get a true spectroradiometer for the same price?5nm Spectral Bandwidth Standard

The 8nm and 10nm spectral bandwidth spectroradiometers on the market just aren’t adequate for dealing with today’s wide-gamut, spiky spectral distribution displays.
Performance on par with $25,000+ Spectroradiometers
We’ve done extensive comparative testing and have been impressed with how well the CR-250 holds up against significantly more expensive spectroradiometers.Convenient, Compact, Lightweight
Large measurement spot size and a rubber hood mean you have the option to place the CR-250-RH directly against the screen, which is simply not possible with many other high-end spectroradiometers on the market. The CR-250 is also very lightweight (1 lb / 0.45 kg) and extremely compact: a spectroradiometer you can easily transport.

​The CR-250-RH is available at www.ShopFSI.com for just $6,990.

Want the speed and exceptional lowlight capabilities of a top tier colorimeter combined with the accuracy of the CR-250 spectroradiometer? Get the specially priced CR250 Spectroradiometer & CR-100 Colorimeter bundle at www.ShopFSI.com for a $685 discount!

The CR-250 comes with CRI’s own measurement and logging software and is also fully compatible with LightSpace CMS for advanced profiling and 3D LUT creation.


New Firmware for all CFE2 Equipped Monitors

Firmware version 1.0.00-1965 has just been posted and includes some great new features and a few simple bug fixes.
  • New PIP Input option: SDI ALT. When set to SDI ALT your secondary input for picture and picture or picture in picture display will automatically be set to whatever SDI input you are not currently on. A great time saver for those using this feature often.
  • CIE Measurement feature: A beta version of this new feature is included in this firmware build. More details to come as this feature is further developed.
  • SD signal support over DVI for Canon DSLR cameras has been restored.
  • Timecode selection via OSD menu no longer locks out alternate function button selection.
  • Bug causing monitor image to occasionally freeze when sent rapid unclean signal switches has been resolved.

Get more details and the updates at www.FlandersScientific.com.


See Us At Government Video Expo in D.C. December 3rd-4th

Questions? Call or E-Mail us directly:
+1.678.835.4934 | Sales@FlandersScientific.comOur mailing address is:
6215 Shiloh Crossing, Suite G
Alpharetta, GA 30005Copyright © 2014 , All rights reserved.
Flanders Scientific, Inc. is a leading provider of display solutions for the professional video and film industries. Our corporate headquarters is in Alpharetta, GA and we also have a European sales and service office located in Lier, Belgium. Professional broadcast monitors are our speciality, learn more at www.FlandersScientific.com

 


 

November 19, 2014

Zacuto’s Next Generation Recoil Rigs

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July 14, 2014

Band Pro Film & Digital Inc.
3403 West Pacific Avenue
Burbank, CA  91505
Tel. 818-841-9655
Fax: 818-841-7649
www.bandpro.com

Effective: Immediately

Christian Calderon Joins Band Pro’s Burbank Sales Team

BURBANK CA – July 14, 2014 – Christian Calderon has joined the Sales Team of Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. at their Burbank, CA headquarters.

An experienced DP, Producer & Media Specialist, Mr. Calderon has worked in the professional broadcast and cinema industry for over 15 years.  In addition to studying at the New York Film Academy and earning a BA in Communications from Cal State Northridge, Mr. Calderon has delivered over 600 talk show episodes for the Telemundo Network, and has worked producing over 100 short and long form commercials over the course of his career.


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Band Pro’s President and CEO, Amnon Band, noted: “Christian is a real industry professional.  No question about it, this man knows production, and he knows the tools of the craft.  He will be a great resource for our clients and we’re proud to have him join the Band Pro team.

This new addition comes, in part, as a response to the ongoing Latin American industry renaissance.  A fluent speaker of Spanish, Italian, and English, Mr. Calderon will work closely with Band Pro’s international Latin American market client base, as well as local Los Angeles and domestic US clientele.  Mr. Calderon can be reached via email at Christian.Calderon@bandpro.com by phone at (818) 841-9655.

About Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc.
Celebrating 30-years, Band Pro specializes in products and solutions for professional filmmakers and videographers. With offices in Atlanta, Burbank, New York City, Munich, and Tel Aviv, Band Pro offers the highest level of knowledge and expertise along with the finest equipment and accessories available. Our close relationships both in Hollywood and worldwide, combined with our long-standing camera and lens maker partnerships, have kept us at the forefront of digital cinematography innovation since 1984.


 

June 9, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Glen Gracia
OSRAM SYLVANIA
(978) 750-2763
glen.gracia@sylvania.com

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OSRAM SYLVANIA UNVEILS NEW SAFETY FEATURE FOR HMI METAL HALIDE LAMPS

Industry Staple Now Nearly Eliminates Ultraviolet Radiation

Hollywood and Danvers, Mass. (June 4, 2014) – At Cine Gear Expo 2014, OSRAM SYLVANIA is introducing a new group of single end HMI® metal halide lamps that incorporate a  doped UV-Stop (UVS) quartz outer jacket which reduces UVB and UVC emissions up to 99.9%.   UVS not only extends the life of fixture components, it also reduces UV emissions from the back of fixtures.  Most importantly, HMI lamps equipped with UVS achieve these benefits without compromising performance.  New single end OSRAM HMI UVS lamps will come with an orange base and are available in 200W, 400W, 575W, 800W, 1200W, 1600W and 1800W versions, delivering 16,000 to 165,000 lumens with an average rated life up to 1000 hours.

“For over 40 years, OSRAM HMI lamps continue to provide the film and event industries with high intensity light that closely simulates natural sunlight,” said Stephen Robertson, product marketing manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA.  “Now, we are offering the same high performance lamps with a new safety feature that greatly reduces the risk of exposure to ultraviolet radiation.”

Invented by OSRAM in 1967, HMI lamps remain the standard light source for the film and television industry because they simulate daylight color temperature conditions of 6000K and have excellent color rendering (90+) with photometric integrity throughout their life.  In fact, OSRAM received an OSCAR® in 1987 and a PRIMETIME EMMY® Engineering award in 2007 for the invention and continuous improvement of HMI lamp technology.

Highly efficient HMI lamps have a high luminous efficacy of nearly 100 lumens per watt (LPW) and are available in single or double end with wattages ranging from 200 to 24,000.  Dimmable, with a hot restart capacity, OSRAM HMI lamps are over five times more efficient than incandescent light.  Applications include exhibition lighting; film, TV and video productions; industrial solar simulation; lighting for major events; professional photography; and stage lighting such as theatre and opera.

OSRAM HMI UVS 800 Watt Metal Halide Lamp

For more information about OSRAM entertainment lighting solutions from OSRAM SYLVANIA,  go to www.osram-americas.com/entertainment or visit booth #114A at the Cine Gear Expo 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

About OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc. and its North American Display/Optic division:
OSRAM SYLVANIA is part of OSRAM Americas, a group of OSRAM companies located in North and South America.  As a leader in lighting solutions and services, specializing in innovative design and energy saving technology, the company sells products for homes, businesses and vehicles under the brand names OSRAM, Traxon, ENCELIUM and SYLVANIA.   The company’s portfolio covers the entire value chain of components, ranging from lamps, control units and optical semiconductors such as light-emitting diodes (LED) to luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions.  The OSRAM SYLVANIA and OSRAM Americas regional headquarters is located in Danvers, Massachusetts.  For more information, visit www.osram-americas.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

OSRAM Display/Optic is a division of OSRAM GmbH, headquartered in Berlin, Germany.  This global operating division manufactures discharge, halogen, fluorescent and incandescent lamps worldwide.  Also included in the Display/Optic product offering are process heaters, lampholders, LED modules, LED systems and LED luminaires.  It produces innovative products to fulfill the needs of very diverse, ever changing and fast moving markets: entertainment, cinema, display, medical, semiconductor, airfield and industrial.

Throughout the world, the Display/Optic division markets its lighting products under the OSRAM brand name with process heaters under the SYLVANIA brand.  In the North American region, OSRAM Display/Optic is a division of OSRAM SYLVANIA and is headquartered in Exeter, New Hampshire.


 

June 5, 2014

News Release

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Radiant Images to Showcase Custom-Built Gear and Solution-Based Approach at Cine Gear Expo June 6-7

Radiant’s Booth S216 will overflow with forward-thinking camera stabilizers, specialty lenses, workflow solutions, drones, underwater housings and other custom accessories

LOS ANGELES (June 3, 2014) – Visitors to the Radiant Images Booth S216 at Cine Gear 2014 will be treated to the digital cinema innovators’ latest breakthroughs and solutions, including Novo action camera accessories and a wide selection of custom camera stabilizers that are revolutionizing filmmaking.

Radiant Images, a solution-oriented rental house singularly focused on advancing cinematography, will showcase the hottest gear, such as the revolutionary Phantom Flex 4K, lightweight RED Carbon Dragon and compact ARRI Master Anamorphics, as well as its latest creations. Custom DIT stations will be on display, featuring the Codex Vault 2, Codex View and Ovide Smart Assist. Other innovative products will include new Microview lenses, Steadicar, cinema drones and underwater housings.

Radiant’s Exhibition Booth S216, located in Stage 31, is expected to again be among the liveliest and most comprehensive at the Cine Gear Expo on June 6-7 at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood. The booth will be staffed from 2-9 p.m. on Fri., June 6 and from 10-5 p.m. on Sat., June 7.

“We’re excited about Cine Gear because it gives us an opportunity to share our latest creations and discuss our approach with filmmakers and technicians who stop by our booth,” said Michael Mansouri, VP at Radiant Images. “Our focus is simplicity in design and operation, ease of use, small form factor, versatility. It’s a new language of cinema and we are helping artists express themselves with these new, uncomplicated tools.”

The Cine Gear Expo, an annual four-day conference, is the premier film, video and digital media expo for the entertainment industry, attracting the most dedicated specialists from every major department of the entertainment production and post production world.

Rather than taking a standard rental house approach, Radiant Images (www.radiantimages.com) is focused on finding ways to stretch the boundaries of digital cinema, specializing in designing and building custom 2D and 3D solutions that enable cinematographers to achieve their vision without compromise.

Mansouri and his team of experienced technicians, including Sinclair Fleming, Radiant’s in-house engineer, and the firm’s rental agents will be on hand at Cine Gear to demonstrate and discuss Radiant’s offerings.

The various handheld, aerial and motorized camera gimbals, including the just-released DJI Ronin handheld system, are expected to take center stage in the Radiant Images booth.

Two of Radiant’s gyro stabilized camera gimbals – the FreeFly MōVI M10 and Novo Stabilized – are redefining the possibilities for camera movement in cinema. Both handheld devices incorporate breakthrough camera stabilization technology to quickly solve one of the biggest challenges faced by filmmakers – moving a camera in a steady path.

The MōVI M10 is praised for its ability to smoothly pan, tilt or roll remotely to create camera moves that are unlike anything ever seen before – yet are amazingly easy to execute.

Radiant Images has made further modifications, such as shaving off weight with lighter cables, and integrating wireless HD video and wireless focus control, to enable the MōVI to handle a wide range of lenses with ease on larger digital cinema cameras, including the RED Epic, Alexa M and Canon’s EOS 1DC, 5D Mark III, C300 and C500 – even the Sony F55.

Radiant also created a new wireless Geared MōVI accessory to enable ultra smooth and more precise pans, tilts and rolls unachievable from the standard remote control joystick.

The easy-to-use, lightweight Novo Stabilized is designed specifically for Radiant’s award-winning 3.2-ounce Novo digital cinema camera, giving professional filmmakers a powerful new tool with the tiny action camera. A fully outfitted Novo Stabilized weighs in at a mere four pounds.

Fleming, Radiant’s director of engineering, created the high-performance, 3 axis stabilizer that offers 360 degrees of continuous rotation using magnetic fields and no mechanical parts. The high-torque servo drive, designed with reduction of vibration in mind, is capable of the highest precision possible.

Radiant Images also will display its Novo Copter Cinema System, considered the world’s most versatile cinema drone. The ultra-compact quadcopter from the Drone Dudes features more professional cinematic qualities than any other aircraft in its class.

The versatile and unique Novo camera (www.novocamera.com), developed by Radiant Images and View Factor Studios and released in 2013, its sister Novo 2K and the SI-2K Nano are continuing to captivate filmmakers.

The Novo offers key cinematic features missing from other action cameras in its class, including interchangeable lens, back focus adjustment and exposure control capabilities. The camera won a MARIO Award for innovation at NAB 2013. The Novo 2K shoots 2K uncompressed RAW, enabling filmmakers to have full control of latitude, exposure and color renditions.

The Novo has been used in a number of feature films, including Transformers 4, Ten, Fast & Furious 7 and In the Heart of the Sea as well as NBC’s Revolution. It was on the set for the Oscar winner Danny Boyle-produced TV drama Babylon, which was just picked up by Sundance TV for airing in 2015. The cameras also played a key role in the success of the award-winning short Random Stop and were used in the latest Toyota campaign now airing that features the Muppets en route to the premiere of Muppets Most Wanted.

Other gear and accessories that will be on display in the Radiant Images booth at Cine Gear includes:

  • The new Optitek Epic EF Mount allows users to wirelessly control the iris and focus of Canon EF lenses without having to attach a motor lens control system to the camera.
  • A pair of fully-submersible underwater housings for the Novo, including a slick new handheld housing featuring wireless HD video, HD surface monitoring, internal power, external power, external remote start/ stop and a rear viewing window.
  • Microview Lenses that offer magnification up to 16x and can focus from infinity down to 18mm.
  • The powerful new Phantom Flex4K high-speed cinema camera, capable of shooting 1000 fps at full 4K resolution and offering spectacular high-definition image quality through a wide range of frame rates.
  • RED’s groundbreaking new 6K Epic Dragon and lightweight Dragon Carbon Fiber, which offer filmmakers dynamic range once thought impossible for a digital sensor.
  • ARRI Master Anamorphic lenses that offer a smooth, cinematic look, achieved with a  perfect combination of compact size, minimal weight, high speed and exceptional optical design. They represent a significant step forward in the technology and practicality of anamorphic cinematography.
  • The revolutionary Codex Vault and Codex Vault 2 on-set or near-set media management systems provide a simple, easy-to-use workflow solution.
  • The all-in-one Ovide Smart Assist, the most advanced video-assist system in the world, designed with mobility and simplicity in mind.

About Radiant Images

Radiant Images provides innovative 2D and 3D digital cinema solutions, support and leading-edge, high-end cameras and equipment to the film and entertainment industry worldwide. The company offers creative, flexible and affordable solutions for any sized project. For more information, visit online at www.radiantimages.com or call 323-737-1314. Find Radiant Images on Facebook and Twitter.


 

June 3, 2014

NEWS RELEASE
Schneider Optics
7701 Haskell Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Phone: 818-766-3715
Fax: 818-505-9865
Web: www.schneideroptics.com

New Lens Intro’s from Schneider Optics at NAB

Schneider Optics, Van Nuys, California: Leading lens and filter maker, Schneider Optics will make several product introductions in Booth # C9035 at the NAB convention on April 7, 2014 in Las Vegas.

Schneider adds 18mm, 25mm and 100mm lenses to its popular Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF-Prime family that already includes the 35mm, 50mm and 75mm focal lengths. They are purpose built for digital cinematography with SchneiderXENONcameras including RED Dragon, Canon C100/C300/C500, Arri Alexa, Sony F5/F55 and HDSLR cameras, and cover the full 45mm image circle usable on Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon D800 cameras. These compact lenses are designed for 4K and beyond resolution (4096 x 2304 pixels).

The display will also feature the Cine Xenar III color-matched PL mount digital cinematography prime lens family, with the newest 14mm T2.2 wide-angle addition.

In keeping with the company’s reputation to do more with existing optics, NAB will see the premier of the new Schneider Optics Wide Angle adapter for the Fujinon 19-90mm Cabrio lens. With an easy on/off design, this non-zoom through adapter expands the lens by 30%.

For those ever-present mobile devices, Schneider expands its offerings for the iPro Lens line. The new Clip lets Apple iPad, iPad Mini, Mini Retina and iPad Air accept iPro lenses. The Clip precisely positions iPro lenses over the devices built-in camera lens and the twist lock mount provides quick lens changes between the Macro, Super Wide, Wide Angle, 2X Tele and Fisheye lenses allowing users to get more in every shot. iPro lenses are also available for iPhone® 5S, 5, 4S, 4 and Samsung® Galaxy S4.

As exclusive distributor for Chrosziel products in the United States, Schneider is exhibiting two professional wireless control systems. Successfully used at the French Open and the soccer Champions League, the Aladin MKII 4K Live Broadcast Wireless Lens Control System is optimized for cine-style lenses and broadcast cameras. The new Chrosziel MagNum wireless systems offer lightweight and ergonomically designed focus/iris control in a turnkey system, complete with lens motors. The system is available in three models: Single axis focus only, Upgradeable system for two axes, and a complete Focus/Iris system to accommodate digital and cine cinematography. Also look for Chrosziel’s world-renowned matteboxes, filterholders, and sunshades outfitting the latest cameras from Sony, JVC, Blackmagic and Canon.

In addition Schneider Optics, will display its renowned professional MPTV filters, including Digicon®, Hollywood Black Magic™, Platinum IRND, Classic Softs®, True Streaks®, and others, as well as Century Wide Angle Adapters, Fisheyes, Telephotos and Achromatic Diopters.

For more information contact Schneider Optics, 7701 Haskell Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91406, telephone (818) 766-3715; or at: 285 Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY 11788, telephone (800) 645-7239/(631) 761-5000 www.schneideroptics.com

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June 3, 2014

NEWS RELEASE
Schneider Optics
7701 Haskell Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Phone: 818-766-3715
Fax: 818-505-9865
Web: www.schneideroptics.com

Wide Angle Adapter For Cabrio 19-90 PL Mount Zoom Lens

Schneider Optics premiers its new Wide Angle Adapter for Fujinon’s 19-90mm T2.9 PL-mount Cabrio zoom lens. The adapter provides a 30-percent wider angle than the Cabrio’s 19mm limitation, with a minimum focal length of 14.5mm. The non-zoom through adapter is designed for quick mounting and removal on the front of the Cabrio lens.Schneider-Fuji-Wide_Angle

The Cabrio lens adapter is precision manufactured to the highest specifications so that scenes shot with and without the adapter can be intercut with no change in image quality.

For more information contact Schneider Optics, 7701 Haskell Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91406, telephone (818) 766-3715; or at: 285 Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY 11788, telephone (800) 645-7239/(631) 761-5000 www.schneideroptics.com

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For additional photos or other news please go to www.aboutthegear.com


 

June 3, 2014

NEWS RELEASE
Schneider Optics
7701 Haskell Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Phone: 818-766-3715
Fax: 818-505-9865
Web: www.iProLens.com

New at MAC WORLD, 2014

iPro Lens System Now for iPhone 5, 5S, 4/4S, Galaxy S4, & iPads

Schneider Optics, Van Nuys, California: The iPro Lens System of versatile interchangeable lenses has been expanded so it is now compatible with even more devices including iPhone 5, 5S, and 4/4S, as well as Samsung Galaxy S4, and current iPads.
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Designed by professional lens and filter maker, Schneider Optics, the iPro Lens System is purpose-built to enable professional quality photographic and video imagery with smartphones and iPads by adding the benefits of interchangeable Macro, Wide Angle, Super Wide, Fisheye, and Telephoto lenses to capture more in every shot.

These five interchangeable lenses optically capture the image without sacrificing valuable pixels. For a wider field of view, the space expanding Wide Angle adds 35% and the Super Wide adds 50% more coverage so there’s no more backing up against the wall to get a large group or object in a confined space. For wide action or scenic shots there’s nothing like the Fisheye’s 165-degrees for extraordinary angles. The 2X Tele compresses space getting close-up to the action so shots from the audience of sporting events or the school play let you zero in on the subject. The Macro lens has 2.5X magnification and provides razor-sharp details giving small subjects or objects a big presence. The iPro Lens System’s professional optics are simple to use, easy to handle, and smartly self-storing in an integral black case that doubles as a handle.

Now there are purpose-built cases for the Galaxy S4 as with the iPhone 5, 5S, and 4/4S, so the lenses simply thread on and are ready to shoot. With a slide-on design, the rugged 2-piece cases offer fast installation and removal and an easy-to-handle soft touch feel. A quick bayonet mount securely fastens the lenses to the custom iPro cases.

The new iPro Lens Clip is designed to securely fit the latest models of iPad Mini, iPad Mini with retina display, iPad Air and iPad 2. Owners have the versatility to use the same iPro lenses on either the smart device’s built-in iSight camera or Facetime camera. The Clip is quick and easy to install without altering the iPad in any way, so interchanging iPro lenses from device to device is a breeze.

The iPro System is available in kits or by individual lenses or components, so the user can customize a system to suit their needs. To order, or for more information, visit www.iprolens.com.

For additional information, contact Schneider Optics, Inc., 818-766-3715 extension 132; email: Contact@iProLens.com, or visit www.iProLens.com

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Information Prepared by Lewis Communications: susan@lewiscommunications.net

For additional photos or other Schneider Optics news please go to www.aboutthegear.com


 

May 13, 2014

NEWS RELEASE                                
Band Pro Film & Digital Inc.
3403 West Pacific Avenue
Burbank, CA  91505
Tel. 818-841-9655
Fax: 818-841-7649
www.bandpro.com

Effective: Immediately

Band Pro to Present Free Screening of Samsara at Cine Gear LA 2014

BURBANK, CA – May 9, 2014 – Celebrating 30 Years in the industry, Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. will present a free screening of Samsara on Friday June 6th at 3:00 p.m. in the Paramount Theater at Cine Gear LA 2014.  Presented in 4K projection as it was meant to be seen, Samsara (directed by Ron Fricke) is a visually stunning film that truly shows the full capabilities of 4K.

Band Pro presents:

Friday June 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Samsara
Cine Gear LA / Paramount Theater

Paramount Pictures
5555 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038

* Q&A with Samsara Producer, Mark Magidson; moderated by Jon Fauer. *

Shot over five years in 25 countries around the world (and expanding on the themes they developed in Baraka) Samsara explores the wonders of our world from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of humanity’s spirituality and the human experience. Neither a traditional documentary nor a travelogue, Samsara takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation.

Band Pro’s founder, Amnon Band noted: “For our 30th anniversary, we wanted to do something really special to thank everyone for their support.  Samsara was shot on IMAX film and cut digitally for 4K projection.  It’s a great way to celebrate Band Pro Film & Digital with our friends in the industry.

Since its release in 2011, Samsara has only been shown twice in Los Angeles in 4K projection.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience it for yourself.

Seating is limited and early attendance is strongly encouraged.  See the Samsara trailer online here.

About Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc.

Founded in 1984, Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. specializes in products and solutions for professional filmmakers and videographers. From their offices in Burbank, CA; Atlanta, GA; New York City, NY; Munich, Germany; and Tel Aviv, Israel, Band Pro offers the highest level of knowledge and expertise along with the finest equipment and accessories available.

Visit us at Cine Gear LA: Booth #70.


 

May 6, 2014

Focus Optics
3403 W. Pacific Ave.
Burbank, CA 91505
Tel. 818-567-1007
Fax: 818-567-1029
www.focusoptics.com

Effective: Immediately

Leica Summilux-C Lens Set Stolen from Focus Optics on May 6, 2014

BURBANK, CA – MAY 6, 2014 – Focus Optics, a local lens design, repair, and modification shop, was the victim of an overnight robbery at their Burbank office. The thieves managed to steal a set of highly valued Leica Summilux-C lenses, and while the Burbank Police Department is investigating, your help is also urgently needed to help track them down.

The list below includes serial numbers for each stolen lens in the set. Please help Focus Optics circulate the list, and urge everyone you can to be on the lookout for these lenses.

Lens Description               Serial #

18mm Leica Summilux-C    CW-0001858

21mm Leica Summilux-C    CW-0001545

25mm Leica Summilux-C    CW-0001557

35mm Leica Summilux-C    CW-0001924

40mm Leica Summilux-C    CW-0001936

50mm Leica Summilux-C    CW-0001893

75mm Leica Summilux-C    CW-0001742

100mm Leica Summilux-C  CW-0002046

Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Please contact Focus Optics ASAP if you have any information at (818) 567-1007, or by email at stuart@focusoptics.com .

About Focus Optics
For over 20 years, Focus Optics has been in the business of repairing professional film and video lenses. Founder, Stuart Rabin, started out as a tool and die maker engineer. He has worked for Panavision and Clairmont Camera as a lens repair technician before founding Focus Optics in 1990.

 


May 5, 2014

Innovision Polly Portable Dolly System: First of Its Kind
The revolutionary Polly Portable Dolly system offers the ability to capture smooth and precise tracking shots with the touch of a finger. Manufactured by Pollysystem, the Polly is self-powered and requires no battery or external power source.

Available now in the USA through the award winning manufacturer and distributor, Innovision Optics Inc. of Santa Monica, CA, the compact, 7 pound dolly features a high-grade, steel flywheel that allows for two modes of operation.

The first mode, using the flywheel, allows for geared movements that are always in your control. With its rubber hand grip, you can guide the Polly yourself for manual precision.

The second mode, with the flywheel disengaged, allows for smooth, free rolling tracking shots with merely a gentle push. It will work on any flat surface but is optimal when used on smooth surfaces or tracks.

Stop Motion Sequences
You can now create stop motion sequences using the Polly’s built in scale without the need for batteries or any additional accessories.

Innovision owner Mark Centkowski states: “Innovision Optics is proud to represent the Polly in the U.S. The Polly represents a groundbreaking new method of motion control and camera movement unlike any system on the market”.

Features & Accessories

Disengage the Gear Drive: Now you can release the gear drive to let the Polly roll forward like a skate board, allowing the user to achieve uninterrupted and ultra-slow tracking shots with the touch of a finger. The gear drive can be easily reengaged for full manual control.

Full Brake: Get exactly the right crawl speed for your shot by using the Full Brake to regulate the speed of the Polly.

Although simplistic by design, you can expand the capabilities of the Polly with variety optional accessories. These include:

Polly Surface (Track): The Polly track system consists of three adjustable elements which provide a smooth surface no matter where you are. Available now, $815 for three sections of track

Polly Arm: This rotatable, 3 foot camera arm has 5 points of articulation to extend your range vertically as well as horizontally. No matter how far you extend the arm from the Polly, your shot will always be steady. Available now, $1,554

See the Polly for your at the Cine Gear Show in Los Angeles, booth, 52A .

The Polly engine (body) is $2,669 (€1,996), and is available for sale and rental in the US from Innovision Optics. For more information about the Polly, including accessories, pricing and videos of it in use, at www.InnovisionOptics.com

About Innovision
Founded in 1987 and based in Santa Monica, California, Innovision is an award winning manufacturer and distributor specializing in the sale and rental of specialized lenses, motion control, camera tracking systems, and unique camera support equipment. Find out more at InnovisionOptics.com.

For more media, including hi-resolution images and video of the Polly in action, please click here.

For Additional Information, please contact:
Mark Centkowski
1-310-453-4866
Mark@InnovisionOptics.com
www.InnovisionOptics.com

 


 

April 23, 2014

Brought to you by IATSE Locals 80 and 728.

Safety Rights of Workers & Your Rights Under OSHA Class

Sunday, May 4th at 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
IATSE Local 80 Bldg.
2520 W. Olive Ave., Burbank

OSHA guarantees workers the right to a safe and healthful workplace. However, what you need to know goes deeper than this one line and many people do not understand their rights or the responsibilities of the employer. This seminar will examine Safety in the Workplace and give you a better understanding of your rights and what to do when you feel you are being placed in a hazardous situation. Topics include the employers’ responsibilities, the General Duty Clause, reporting hazards, accidents, and near misses, OSHA investigations, and your rights to: information about injuries and illnesses in your workplace; hazardous chemicals; make complaints or request correction without the fear of retribution; training; file a complain with OSHA; and participate in an OSHA inspection.

This seminar is open to all workers in the entertainment industry, so please spread the word.

Brought to you by IATSE Locals 80 and 728.


4/16/14

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The Film Series Competition – CALL FOR ENTRIES!

Deadline for Entries Extended – April 25th, 2014

There’s still time to submit your film to the Film Competition at Cine Gear Expo 2014. This year’s focus is “The Visual Art of Film Making.” This exhibition opportunity on the Paramount Studio Back Lot in Hollywood, California is a great way to get noticed, gain recognition, and take home stellar awards. All finalists will be invited to the VIP Party and the awards ceremony. For the chance to showcase your work to an audience of industry professionals from more than 60 countries, submit your film today! Educators please pass this information on to your film students and colleagues.

Feature Film, Independent Short & Student Short
Competition Entry Forms – Click Here

Prizes awarded to the winners in each category.

Click on the banner for Free Attendee Registration

 


 

3/31/2014

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PAG Launches Linking Gold Mount Battery at NAB

LONDON—11 March 2014—At NAB 2014, PAG, one of the broadcast industry’s longest established global providers of innovative portable power solutions, will launch its new Gold Mount® (3-Stud Snap-On®) compatible, high-current, PAGlink battery, a replacement for all Anton/Bauer® Li-Ion batteries. The new battery will be showcased by Manios Digital & Film, Stand C9539.

“PAGlink is the first truly digital linking battery system,” says PAG Sales Director Nigel Gardiner. “It offers more power, more functional benefits and more technological advances than any other system.”

The smaller and lighter PAGlink HC-PL94T Li-Ion battery is compatible with Gold Mount camera plates and Anton/Bauer Li-Ion chargers; there is no need to change either in order to benefit from the many advantages of these new, revolutionary intelligent-linking batteries.

PAGBatTwo or more PAGlink batteries, in any state of charge, can be linked, combining their capacities and enabling a higher current to be drawn. Up to 12A can be supplied for power hungry camera set-ups with multiple accessories. Individual high-current PAGlink packs are capable of 10A alone. Two linked packs provide longer run-time than two single packs used consecutively. PAGlink also allows batteries to be hot-swapped for continuous power. (International patents have been applied for PAGlink.)

PAGlink was designed so that flight-friendly 94 watt-hour battery units can be linked to create a high-capacity Li-Ion power source on location. Linking two HC-PL94T packs creates an 188Wh battery. Although Li-Ion batteries with capacities greater than 160 watt-hours are banned from passenger flights, 94Wh PAGlink batteries—which are UN certified and embody unsurpassed safety features—are allowed in unlimited quantity.
Uniquely, up to four PAGlink batteries can be linked for charging on AB Li-Ion chargers, effectively resulting in a 16-channel unit. That results in less battery swapping and a need for fewer chargers. PAGlink batteries display their individual status during charging. PAGlink allows up to eight batteries to be linked in total for charge or discharge.

“Intelligent PAGlink batteries form a network when linked, allowing them to communicate with each other and manage output safely and efficiently,” notes Gardiner. “It also enables them to communicate automatically with the camera data system that allows Anton/Bauer batteries to display their remaining capacity in the camera viewfinder/LCD. PAGlink is the right battery for today’s increasingly computerized cameras. It makes other battery systems seem crude by comparison.”

PAGChgThe PAGlink HC-PL94T battery incorporates a convenient numeric display that, with two button presses on-load, shows remaining camera run-time in hours and minutes. The display maintains accuracy by tracking cell-performance and adjusting calibration values to compensate for cell-aging. When batteries are linked, the run-time figure given is for the entire stack, but a single button press shows individual battery capacity as a percentage.

 

(Anton/Bauer, Gold Mount and Snap-On are registered trademarks of Anton/Bauer.)

 

About PAG
PAG is the British-based designer and manufacturer of the most technologically advanced camera power and lighting systems for the broadcast and professional video industry. The company is best known for providing batteries, chargers, on-board camera lighting, lighting accessories, battery mounts and power adaptors for broadcasting organizations, video production companies, equipment hire companies, freelancers, cinematographers, professional videographers, the military and civil authorities.


 

3/26/2014

Band Pro Film & Digital Inc.
3403 West Pacific Avenue
Burbank, CA  91505
Tel. 818-841-9655
Fax: 818-841-7649
www.bandpro.com

Effective: Immediately

Band Pro Named International Preferred Reseller of Summicron-C

BURBANK, CA – March 24, 2014 – Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. has been designated as a Preferred International Reseller of the the new Summicron-C lenses from CW Sonderoptic, makers of the Leica Summilux-C.

The new T2.0 Summicron-C prime lenses are currently available in 18, 25, 35, 50, 75 and 100 mm focal lengths.  These light, lower cost alternatives to the Summilux-C provide incredible performance that matches or exceeds the competition, with full coverage up to and including the new RED dragon sensor.  The Summicron-C set will grow with additions of 21, 29, and 135 mm focal lengths in the coming year.

In conjunction with this announcement, Band Pro is now accepting applications for International Agents interested in representing Band Pro for Summicron-C lens sales.  Interested parties attending NAB should visit Band Pro in Booth #C10408 for more information.  Additionally, prospective candidates are urged to contact Tanja Decman via email at tdecman@bandpro.de for immediate consideration.

Summicron-C Technical Specs

Summicron-C lenses all have a maximum aperture of T2.0. Minimum aperture is T22 and there is a totally closed position. All have PL mounts, 95 mm front diameters, and are 101 mm / 4″ long (except the 135 mm, which is longer). Focus and iris barrel gears of Summicron-C and Summilux-C lenses line up in the same position relative to the lens mount, so follow focus and lens motors don’t have to be repositioned when you change lenses.

About Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc.
Celebrating 30 years, Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. specializes in products and solutions for professional filmmakers and videographers. From their Burbank, CA headquarters, to their worldwide offices in New York City, NY; Atlanta, GA; Munich, Germany; and Tel Aviv, Israel, Band Pro offers the highest level of knowledge and expertise along with the finest equipment and accessories available.


2/10/2014

Matthews Minivator II

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1/28/2014

Cine Lighting introduces Foton2 Lights

 CinePhotonPR380

 


 

9/26/2013

Mo-Sys gives movie camera operators new tools for precise control of new generation camera gimbals with the new Drone-Bar

Spectacular aerial cinematography got much better in the past two years, as more and more directors and DOP’s have discovered the potential of radio controlled drones as camera platforms. ‘Copters carrying an under-slung gyro-stabilized gimbal to mount a range of cameras, challenge traditional  helicopters and camera cranes on price and can produce unique, stunning shots impossible with either..  Gimbals are also being mounted in small, light, hand-held units, taking the camera on a journey never before seen with body mounted Steadicams.

The radio controlled gimbal gives the camera its pan, tilt and roll movement, but controlling these has until now been awkward for operators used to working with film equipment such as fluid heads or geared heads with wheels. Gimbals on drones are usually operated with controllers more appropriate for model aircraft enthusiasts and just don’t have the precision and smooth operation film camera operators are used to and expect.

Now Mo-Sys Technologies, creators of the world renown Lamda head, recently used on Life of PI and Gravity, have applied their specialist expertise in remote camera control systems to give operators the same smooth, precise control over the latest generation of camera gimbals. The Drone-Bar was designed by Mo-Sys Technologies in collaboration with Cartoni, renown for their fluid drag technology which gives the pan bar a very professional feel.

The Drone-Bar looks like a regular pan and tilt fluid head, but with a HD monitor where the camera would go.  It is an adjustable, fluid damped head with the finest movement in any direction captured by high resolution, precision encoders and sent direct to the gimbal via the on-board transmitter.  Adjustable smoothing ensures zero jerkiness throughout the camera movement. Soft stops can be set to restrict the camera movement to avoid for example getting propellers or landing gear of ‘copters in the frame. Adjustable ramping allows smooth deceleration towards the soft stops.

The Drone-Bar can also be used with gimbals mounted in hand held units. This is the revolutionary concept of a small camera mounted in a lightweight unit easily carried in one hand by one operator, while a second operator controls the pan and tilt with the Drone-Bar.

Rock steady pictures with the freedom to go anywhere and an unlimited range of movement open up a new world of easily achievable, stunning visuals at a fraction of the cost of other hand held systems. Just pick it up and shoot!

The Drone-Bar is compatible with most radio-controlled gimbals including the MōVI from Freefly, and is supplied with a compatible transmitter. Mo-Sys Technologies will also soon release its hand-wheel technology for the use with remote camera gimbals.

Drone-Bar – precision remote camera control for movie camera operators.

For more information please contact:
Jurga Sakalauskaite
jurga@mo-sys.com
+44 7768 595989

www.mo-sys.com


9/26/2013

Mo-Sys announces the Exim Head, the high capacity Gyro-Stabilized head with the feather-like touch

Mo-Sys’ family of precision products for film production are designed and built to give directors and DOP’s the tools to create new and imaginative imagery. Our remote controlled heads have been used on many major feature films including recently Life of Pi and Gravity, and are preferred by camera operators and grips for their strength, responsiveness and immediacy.

Our latest addition is the  Exim G60 designed in response to operator’s demands for a high load capacity head perfect for gyro stabilization and maintains Mo-Sys’ reputation as manufacturers of high precision, responsive remote heads.

The heavy duty Exim G60 is gyro-stabilized with zero backlash and ultra-responsive drive units. It features large through-holes in the centre of each drive unit eliminating the need for slip rings. Designed with heavyweight camera packages in mind, the cradle is adjustable to carry all regularly used cameras up to a maximum payload of 60 kg making it perfect for 3D rigs and Imax cameras. The design of the cradle also makes it possible to pan left and right, even with the camera pointing directly downwards.

The Exim G60 is controlled with its highly intuitive touch screen console and with traditional pan bar, joy stick or hand-wheels inputs. Motion data can be exported for use in VFX post-production and for pre-vis compositing with Mo-Sys’ on-set compositing system Genie. The Exim G60 also features recordable and repeatable camera moves as standard.

The Exim G60 is a first fully digital high capacity gyro-stabilized head you can buy.

For more information please contact:
Jurga Sakalauskaite
jurga@mo-sys.com

+44 7768 595989

www.mo-sys.com


9/24/2013

2011 CINE GEAR FILM SERIES WINNER “BEST INDEPENDENT FEATURE” “BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY”

“WEDDING PALACE” OPENS IN THEATERS SEPTEMBER 27 NY, LA AND HAWAII.

1st US-Korea independent co-production, Wedding Palace is called the Korean-American “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” Starring Brian Tee (Wolverine, Fast & Furious Tokyo Drift), Bobby Lee, Margaret Cho and award winning S. Korean actress Kang Hye-jung (Oldboy).

Please support the opening weekend! This is an independent release!

To Watch the Trailer and Theater Listings: www.weddingpalacemovie.com

High School Students React: http://youtu.be/DqA2M281IAg

Bobby Lee On Wedding Palace: http://youtu.be/-g7Kr07CibQ

Behind the Scenes documentary: http://youtu.be/ZR2nWDnpMXQ

Wedding Palace Movie

www.weddingpalacemovie.com

Times Square AMC Empire 25 234 W. 42nd St, NYC Koreatown
CGV Theater 621 S. Western Ave. Pasadena Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 Edward’s University Town Center 6

9/20/13

Ianiro announces its new Gulliver light

Ianiro’s new portable and fully dimmable Gulliver LED is a small 40W unit available in AC or DC versions. With the same diminutive proportions as the classic halogen light, the new Gulliver offers all the advantages of LED technology.

“With this new unit, we have delivered a product that does not fall into the usual LED traps. It’s designed to perform to a high level over its entire lifespan and to maintain a consistent output throughout a shoot, with no change in color response,” said Fabrizia Ianiro.

Gulliver LED is designed for use in small studios and on location. As such, it is lightweight and durable making it suitable for news and documentary reporters.

The small size of the unit posed particular challenges to the design team. To keep operating temperatures at acceptable levels, the casing was designed as a radiator, with near-invisible vents throughout. The internal heat sink was made to measure from anti-corrosion aluminum, very different from an ordinary commercial extruded component. The aluminum casing was optimized to facilitate heat dispersion.

The same attention to focus is evident with the mirrors, which are printed on ultra-pure time-tested aluminum by a German company, which is a leader in the field. For Gulliver, as with all Ianiro products, a special diffusing finish is made with great precision to give the light the right balance between softness and high luminance.

This emphasis on quality engineering extends to the choice of individual LEDs, which are carefully selected and calibrated for professional television applications. The bulb arrangement and internal circuitry was also specified by Ianiro’s research and development team in order to ensure suitability for professional video use.

“Because of our precise LED arrays and custom-designed heatsinks”, notes Fabrizia Ianiro, “the dreaded color shift (LED color deviation) is not an issue. These factors, plus LED bulb quality, means that the unit has excellent heat dissipation.
This makes a real difference compared to standard products.” Gulliver LED is compatible with all existing accessories and is available from authorised resellers now.

More information (pdf)

 


9/20/13

Ianiro announces a major addition to its LED line up with the arrival of the red head-style Varibeam LED

The red head has been the mainstay fixture for lighting interviews in the studio and in the field. Three units can easily pack into a shoulder bag, allowing high quality multi-point lighting to be set up quickly in any location. With dimmers,  cost-effective filters, soft boxes and reflectors, crews have enjoyed complete control and great results from portable red head lights for decades.

Despite concerns over heat and power requirements, traditional red heads have remained highly popular, with newer lighting technologies struggling to truly replace tungsten’s bright output and excellent colour characteristics. Now, Ianiro delivers a real alternative, with the launch of the 7000 Varibeam LED series.

Critically, Varibeam Led provides an excellent light source, with a CQS suitable to film shooting. Fabrizia Ianiro remarked:

“The Ianiro tungsten red head is famous: the range goes back to the 1960s so we were not willing to tarnish the reputation of the company by releasing immature LED technology. With the Varibeam LED, there’s no compromise whatsoever; the photometrics are quite outstanding. The light output is phenomenal delivering up-to 1388 lux at 2 metres while the dimmer operates with virtually no colour shift at all.”

These new redhead units deliver the distinctive compact design and traditional light weight build, as well as all the usual benefits of red head lights. They also embrace energy saving, thanks to a high-efficiency, exclusive long-life LED array and a special heatsink, customized by Ianiro to exploit the limited space inside the casing. The units incorporate an extra-pure, uniformly calibrated aluminum mirror, tailored for use with LEDs. Ianiro’s attention to details means that the light’s performance is indistinguishable from a tungsten unit.

“The LED is not just more comfortable for the talent under the light but is easier for the crew to use: it’s cooler, more economical and more durable. With standard AC and 12v DC units available, we can also give producers more flexibility than
ever.” Said Fabrizia.

More information (pdf)


7/24/13

The Cine Gear Expo Technical Awards

The 2013 Cine Gear Expo Technical Awards are presented to the best debuting products that are unveiled in 2013. The winners were selected on site by a panel of Industry experts with an eye toward the latest in technology. The panel of judges evaluated only new products that were launched in the United States for the first time in 2013.

A big “thank you” to our judges: Peter Anderson, ASC, Dwight Campbell, Daron James, Garrett J. Smith

Winners:

Camera Technology:
Fujifilm Optical Devices Division – Fujinon – Cabrio PL 85-300mm T2.9 Lens

Support Technology:
MK-V – For “Omega Revolution” – Designer Inventor: Howard J. Smith

Sound Technology:
Sound Devices, LLC – For “PIX 260i” – Designers/Inventors: Matt Anderson and Paul Isaacs

Other Technology:
Rotolight – For “Magic Eye V2″ – Designer/Inventor: Rod Gammons

Lighting Technology:
Zylight – For “F8 LED Fresnel” – Designers/Inventors: Jim Collias and Charlie Collias

Post Production Technology:
Color 7 – For “Mobile Coloring Suite” – Designer/Inventor: Mark Sachen

3D Technology:
No Award Given

 


5/30/13

Radiant Images to Unveil Novo 2K – a Novo that Shoots Uncompressed RAW – at Cine Gear Expo this Weekend

Digital cinema innovator also showcasing original palm-sized Novo action camera, a new iPhone/iPad app, the new Alexa XT, custom rigs and other forward-thinking gear in Booth S309

LOS ANGELES (May 29, 2013) – Radiant Images, a leading L.A.-based rental house and digital cinema innovator, will unveil an updated Novo action camera that shoots uncompressed RAW – called the Novo 2K – in Exhibition Booth S309 at the Cine Gear Expo.

Radiant Images (www.radiantimages.com) also will showcase its original palm-sized Novo action camera and the new ARRI Alexa XT, release a new iPhone and iPad app to search and compare cameras, and share an array of custom 2D and 3D rigs and gear at Cine Gear 2013 at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood. The Radiant Images booth, located in Stage 31, will be staffed from 2-9 p.m. on Fri., May 31 and from 10-5 p.m. on Sat., June 1.

The Cine Gear Expo, an annual four-day conference, is the premier film, video and digital media expo for the entertainment industry, attracting the most dedicated specialists from every major department of the entertainment production and post production world.

Radiant Images is focused on simplicity and ease of use in its digital cinema creations, which are attracting attention from a loyal and growing number of cinematographers, camera operators and producers. Co-founder Michael Mansouri and his team are known to stretch the boundaries of digital cinema with creative, user-friendly solutions – specializing in designing and building custom 2D and 3D rigs as well as modifying cameras and gear.

“We feel like we’re moving in the opposite direction of where everybody else is going with digital cinema,” Mansouri said. “At Radiant Images, we’re lasered in on simplicity in design and operation, ease of use, small form factor, versatility. It’s a new language of cinema and we are helping artists express themselves and achieve their vision with these new, uncomplicated tools.”

The Novo digital cinema camera – the entertainment industry’s newest small form factor action camera – is a prime example.

Co-created by View Factor Studios and Radiant Images, the lens-friendly Novo (www.novocamera.com) is viewed as an ideal solution for professional filmmakers enamored with the capabilities of the GoPro Hero3 but stymied by cinematic limitations.

Key features of the Novo include a C-mount lens system plus a PL mount adapter, back focus adjustment, and exposure control capabilities that open up a wide-range of artistic possibilities for cinematographers and camera operators. The auto exposure function standard with the GoPro can be disabled on the Novo, permitting cinematographers to use the lens to manually adjust the aperture. The Novo achieves this while retaining all the key functionality, versatility and accessories of the GoPro Hero 3.

The tiny Novo, released in February, won a MARIO Award for innovation at NAB 2013. The camera is available for rental only at Radiant Images in the U.S. and new European rental partner P+S Technik.

This weekend at Cine Gear, Radiant Images will unveil an updated version called the Novo 2K. By shooting 2K uncompressed RAW, the Novo 2K enables filmmakers to have full control of latitude, exposure and color renditions, for example, giving them another powerful tool at their disposal.

Radiant Images also is one of the first companies to receive delivery of the new ARRI Alexa XT (Xtended Technology) cameras. Its Alexa XT Plus model will be on display at Cine Gear, giving visitors an up-close look at one of 2013’s most anticipated pieces of equipment, which will eventually replace all Alexa models.

Radiant Images techs will be on hand in Booth S309 (Stage 31) to demonstrate and discuss the Novo and Novo 2K and a wide range of other custom equipment, including the user-friendly CC3D Gen-2 lightweight rig outfitted with twin Sony F65s – used on a Steadicam for the first-time ever on a recent 3D IMAX production in Panama.

Legendary designer Marty Mueller of Converging Concepts worked closely with Radiant Images to create a CC3D Gen-2 rigthat carried two full-sized production cameras, lens, lens control, motors and brackets, yet was light and well-balanced enough to work on a Steadicam – marking a step forward in 3D production.

In addition, visitors to the Radiant Images booth will be able to demo and download a new iOS application created by Radiant Images and compatible with both iPhone and iPad. The free, fully-featured app allows users – including cinematographers, directors, camera assistants and operators, lens techs and producers – to intuitively browse inventory, searching by category, keywords or alpha.

The new app contains non-biased, detailed information about all available production cameras, including a range of camera specs – sensor size, resolution, frame rate, base ISO, latitude, bit rate, recording format, recording time, weight and dimension – plus numerous photos of each product. A 360-degree panorama view is available for select products.

As an organizational tool, the app allows users to set up an infinite number of “projects” (similar to ‘shopping carts’) and switch between them, adding items to whichever project they chose and then submitting for a price quote. The app will be available through the App Store beginning May 31.

“We’re excited about this new app as it fits into our philosophy of simplicity, accessibility and ease of use for our clients,” Mansouri said. “This tool puts tons of information at their fingertips to help them compare cameras and lenses and make informed choices.”

About Radiant Images

Radiant Images provides innovative 2D and 3D digital cinema solutions, support and leading-edge, high-end cameras and equipment to the film and entertainment industry worldwide. The company offers creative, flexible and affordable solutions for any sized project. For more information, visit online at www.radiantimages.com or call 323-737-1314. Find Radiant Images on Facebook and Twitter.


5/14/2013

Special “After Earth Screening

Friday, May 31, 6:30pm – 8:30pm  Paramount Theater

Admission Complimentary.  Sponsored by Sony

As part of the Cine Gear Expo experience, Sony Electronics is hosting an exclusive 4K screening of the upcoming Sony Pictures Entertainment feature film “After Earth,” from acclaimed director M. Night Shyamalan. The movie is the latest release shot with Sony’s flagship F65 digital motion picture camera, and it will be shown at the Paramount Studios Theater in 4K. Sony is also planning a panel discussion with the filmmakers and the production team. Be among the first to see the newest 4K blockbuster and hear first-hand from the professionals who created the movie. The event will be held on Friday, May 31, 2013, with the activities beginning promptly at 6:30 pm.

This special event is open to registered Cine Gear Expo attendees and Sony guests.

Director M. Night Shyamalan and Cinematographer Peter Suschitzky on the set of “After Earth,” the latest major motion picture release that was shot with Sony’s F65 4K camera.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credit: Frank Masi, SMPSP


5/7/2013

SHARP and Visual Systems introduce Ground-Breaking IGZO™ 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD Display at CineGear Expo 2013

http://www.visusys.com/

Hollywood, CAMay 31. 2013 — This weekend at CineGear Expo 2013 at Paramount Studios, Visual Systems, along with Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, will present a new 32″ class professional LCD monitor series featuring Sharp’s ground-breaking 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution IGZO™ technology.

“Introducing Sharp’s revolutionary IGZO technology to the Hollywood community will drive innovation in the industry,” said Jim Hackett, president of Visual Systems. “We are very excited to present a fully road-cased Ultra High Definition portable display perfect for on-set critical focus monitoring, playback and production scheduling.  SHARP factory representatives will be in our booth to answer technical questions and provide demos”.

According to industry research, demand for Ultra High-Definition displays, commonly referred to as “4K2K”, is forecast to grow across numerous industries and verticals, including graphics, video editing and production scheduling requiring intensive use of small text and detailed digital drawings. The IGZO professional display series from Sharp delivers ultra-high resolution (3,840 × 2,160 pixels), which is four times the pixel resolution of full 1080p high definition.

Featuring much smaller thin-film transistors (TFTs) as compared to conventional displays, IGZO technology also significantly increases the amount of light transmitted per pixel. As a result, these advanced displays portray vibrant and crisp content with the ability to zoom in to examine the detail of a picture or text, or pan out to view content from a wider angle. This can help boost operational efficiency by sparing users the need to scroll frequently.

Combining Sharp’s IGZO technology with a brilliant white, edge lit LED backlight system, these state-of-the-art monitors measure only 35 millimeters at their thickest point (that’s less than an inch and a half), making them the industry’s thinnest design in their class.

The series consists of two 32” class (31.5” diagonal) displays that are differentiated by touch capability. One of the two models features 10-point multi-touch capability utilizing advanced projected capacitive technology. Its intuitive design is easy to use with either your fingers or the included stylus that enables precision, accuracy and smooth handwriting.

Outfitted with two HDMI® ports and one DisplayPort interface which are both capable of using a single connector cable in order to transmit an ultra-high resolution signal, helping to simplify cable management and reduce desktop clutter. Backed by Sharp’s 3-year limited warranty, both models support landscape and portrait orientation and are designed for 24/7 operation.

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America is a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. sales and marketing subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, Osaka, Japan.  For more information about the complete line of Sharp Professional Display products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J., 07495-1163. Or visit us online at: http://www.sharpusa.com/monitors.

Become a fan of Sharp Business on Facebook (www.facebook.com/sharpbusiness) follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/sharp_business) and view us on YouTube (www.youtube.com/sharpelectronicsusa).

About Sharp Electronics Corporation

Sharp is the #1 selling brand of Large-Format (60″+) Commercial Displays in the USA through B2B sales outlets*. Sharp’s professional and commercial displays are specially engineered for business applications and are offered in a wide range of sizes. From high-impact displays for digital signage, to our award-winning ultra-thin bezel video walls, to the innovative AQUOS BOARD™ interactive display systems, Sharp products help you communicate, collaborate, and disseminate information brilliantly.

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting, and mobile communication and information tools.

*According to NPD Display Search Monthly Large-Format Commercial Displays Report, January 2013.


5/2/2013

16×9 Inc. Unveils Affordable Movcam Cage System for Sony F5/F55

www.16x9inc.com

The Movcam Cage system provides maximum accessory support for Sony’s PMW-F5/F55 cameras, allowing camera operators a near limitless ability to configure accessories specifically to their shooting needs.

The affordable, intelligently designed Movcam Cage system envelopes the F5/F55 in a rigid framework of mounting options.

The Movcam Top Plate mounts on top of the camera and features numerous 1/4” threaded holes. The front of the plate has a mounting bracket for 15mm mini rods. A Weaver rail mount secures the Top Handle to the plate. The EVF Mount may be positioned on the front or the rear stanchion. The Side Handles reinforce the Movcam Cage system to support the fully loaded F5/F55 camera.

Completing the cage framework is the LWS Base Plate that mounts to the bottom of the camera. The Shoulder Pad mounts to the LWS Base Plate via the 15mm rods.

The LWS Dovetail Plate allows the camera to be balanced properly on a tripod, which is a good thing.

ABOUT 16X9 INC.

A distributor and producer of high-end accessories for film and video production, 16×9 Inc. offers a full selection of the latest products from renowned, innovative manufacturers such as Bebob Engineering, EasyRig, Horseman, Noga, Movcam and Wise, in addition to its own line of top-quality 16×9 Inc. camera accessories. Backed by more than 35 combined years of industry experience, the goal of 16×9 Inc. is to expand its lenses, adapters and camera accessories to meet the changing needs and challenges of professional cinematographers.


 

 

4/25/2013

Meet the Novo, the New Lens-Friendly Action Camera Made for the Cinema

www.radiantimages.com

The entertainment industry’s newest small form factor digital cinema camera appearing at Cine Gear Expo in Radiant Images Booth S309

 LOS ANGELES (April 25, 2013) – The Novo, the new lens-friendly action camera that removes the cinematic limitations of the GoPro Hero3 for professional filmmakers, will be on display in the Radiant Images booth at the upcoming Cine Gear Expo in Hollywood.

Attendees who visit Booth S309 will get an up-close look and hands-on demonstration of the tiny camera that is making a big impression on cinematographers throughout the industry. The palm-sized Novo, winner of a coveted MARIO Award for innovation at NAB in Las Vegas, is viewed as an ideal solution for filmmakers enamored with the capabilities of the GoPro Hero3 but stymied by cinematic limitations.

Key features of the Novo include a C-mount lens system plus a PL mount adapter, back focus adjustment, and exposure control capabilities that open up a wide-range of artistic possibilities for cinematographers and camera operators. The auto exposure function standard with the GoPro can be disabled on the Novo, permitting cinematographers to use the lens to manually adjust the aperture. The Novo features base ISO 640 and 11 stops of dynamic range.

Radiant Images, an L.A.-based rental house and digital cinema innovator, collaborated on the design and function of the Novo with creator View Factor Studios. The Novo (www.novocamera.com) is available for rent only, exclusively at Radiant Images in the U.S. and through its rental partner in Europe, P+S Technik.

“Our goal is to help cinematographers achieve their vision without compromise,” said Michael Mansouri, co-founder of Radiant Images. “The Novo is an important new tool for that purpose.”

The Novo’s lightweight aluminum housing is 20 percent thinner than the GoPro Hero3, fits into the palm of a hand, and includes three bottom and two front 1/4-20 mounting points. Also, four buttons on the front (REC, PWR, WiFi & AUX) are assignable to several functions depending on the application. The Aux button turns the auto exposure on/off, but can also be utilized for other functions, such as digital zoom.

The Novo offers these enhanced cinematic features while also retaining the GoPro Hero3: Black Edition’s key functionality and accessories, such as the LCD touch screen, power backpack and WiFi connectivity for wireless camera control. Like the GoPro, the Novo shoots cinema-quality 2K and 4K resolution.

About Radiant Images

Radiant Images provides innovative 2D and 3D digital cinema solutions, support and leading-edge, high-end cameras and equipment to the film and entertainment industry worldwide. The company offers creative, flexible and affordable solutions for any sized project. For more information, visit online at www.radiantimages.com or call 323-737-1314. Find Radiant Images on Facebook and Twitter.


March 29. 2013

iPad Version Of 3cP/ Image Control Allows To Create Even Better Digital Dailies

3cp.gammadensity.com

“Set + Post” System Creates, Controls And Delivers “All – In – One” Solutions For Digital Cinema Workflow

Los Angeles, California –  Wednesday, 20 March 2013 Gamma and Density Co. (www.gammadensity.com) announced newest iPad based version 1.1 of 3cP/Image Control Lite and 3cP/Image Control Pro apps compatible with latest Apple operation system iOS 6.1. New price for 3cP/Image Control Lite is $19.00 and for 3cP/Image Control Pro is $99.00 and they can be bought in iPad App Store! Here is a demo for 3cP/Image Control http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmqtIQRNpN8 and for 3cP/Image Control Pro http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lW4KWsfxmE

Gamma and Density’s Image Control Pro and Image control Lite iPad – based mobile apps — allow 3cP to be a one – stop method not only for on – the – set use, but also for use during the pre – post and post – production phases of a production. Color – corrected dailies created by 3cP Set + Post can be targeted for viewing on many devices — including the Apple iPad and iPhone — and can be produced in Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD formats. Image Control Pro/Lite is the ultimate tool in quick mobile color correction. With Image Control Pro / Lite, you can import still frames from motion footage, use the digital spot meter tool to analyze exposure, color grade the image using professional tools with industry standard test instruments, then email the image in a professional report to post – production – along with the custom LUT file of the color corrections. You can do all this and more right from you palm on your Apple iPad!

Image Control comes in two versions – Pro and Lite. The Pro version contains all features and interfaces with our popular 3cP software program via a wireless connection. Image Control Lite gives users the ability to select the features they want and use utilizing in app purchases.

This technology has allowed Gamma & Density Co. to create a unique workflow, one that is already changing the cinematographer’s profession. 3cP / Image Control Pro can work as a standalone app by transferring frames directly from your camera’s SD memory card or via USB using the iPad Camera Connection Kit.

The iPad – based 3cP / Image Control Pro and 3cP / Image Control Lite used in combination with the Mac- based 3cP “SET+POST” allows users to produce dailies and to work with a variety of new workflows with Arri Alexa, RED, Sony, Canon and many other cameras, as well as color correct multiple HD-SDI video streams in real time using the Hdlink Pro Box.

The newest 3cP version supporting the Canon EOS C300, RED Scarlet and Epic, Tangent Wave control surface and NEW ability to generate native Avid DNxHD MXF files and show how 3cP can enhance and streamline your on – set, pre – post, and post – production workflow.

New Version 6.1 includes faster dailies generation for Avid DNxHD MXF output, as well as Red Epic Monochrome support. Many other minor fixes and bugs have been corrected.

 

Digital workflow is becoming more and more complicated, so why not offer your clients a software program that will make it all simple, verified and color correct! 3cP Set + Post is one of the only “all-in-one” solutions for digital cinema workflow. In 3cP you can offload and verify footage using industry- standard MD5 Checksum technology. Users can also color correct footage, generate LUTs for post-production or in-camera, as well as generate dailies for everything from iPhone/iPad to Avid MXF files. 3cP can really do it all!

The combination of these enhancements and features make the already popular 3cP the universal tool for

DPs/DITs and Post Production.3cP has proven itself on over 500 studio films and television shows, and countless independent productions, commercials, and music videos all over the world. Version 6.1 includes a variety of new and improved tools for working with the latest cameras.

Here is the demo: http://www.gammadensity.com/demo/


28. March 2013

 

GAM Products, Inc.

www.rosco.com

Rosco Laboratories, Inc. announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Los Angeles-based GAM Products Inc. The addition of GAM’s widely regarded products such as GAMColor, GAM Patterns, Blackwrap™ and TwinSpin, among others, will dramatically expand the creative solutions Rosco offers to designers, technicians and artists.

For more than 35 years, GAM has provided high quality lighting products to the theatre and film community. Rosco will continue to market and promote them worldwide through its extensive global distribution network. “For existing and loyal GAM customers, it will be business as usual with GAM’s entire catalog of products available through Rosco. But we’re especially looking forward to leveraging our world class dealer network to expose these excellent products to new clientele,” said Mark Engel, CEO of Rosco.

GAM was founded in 1975 by Joe Tawil and has pioneered a range of tools now considered to be indispensible to generations of lighting professionals. “Stan was the first person I called when I decided it was time for me to exit the business. It was important to me to find a company with the same reputation for excellent service that GAM’s customers expect. Rosco was the natural choice and I’m excited by the prospect that GAM products will now be seen by an even larger audience.”

Stan Miller, Chairman of Rosco Laboratories, adds, “I’ve known and respected Joe and his company since the beginning. I’m proud that he trusts Rosco to continue his brand and legacy. GAM’s business will complement Rosco’s perfectly and the customer will now have an even larger selection of tools from which to choose. We look forward to the opportunity.”

Founded in 1910, Rosco Laboratories provides unique and effective solutions to the global community of lighting professionals in entertainment, film, architecture and photography. With 13 offices and over 600 distributors, Rosco products are available virtually anywhere in the world.

Contact Information
Rosco Laboratories
Tyrell Foster
203-708-8900
tyrell.foster@rosco.com
www.rosco.com


13. February 2013

Mark Roberts Motion Control

www.mrmoco.com

Highlights:
Worlds first 3G HD-SDI Slip-ring Pan-Tilt Broadcast head
MRMC opens online store for motion control
High-speed motion filming Rig Jaw-dropping results!
Dont miss us at BVE & NAB 2013

PRESS RELEASE – AFC100 Head Accurate, Fast, Compact 3G HD Broadcast head released

As part of its expansion of broadcast-related products and services, Mark Roberts Motion Control are releasing the AFC100 compact robotic head. The worlds first broadcast head with the option for full 3G HD-SDI capable slip-rings allowing unlimited, cable-free panning, as well as full Ethernet control.
The new head has evolved from the success of the companys range of versatile robotics including the Robo Head, SFH-30, SFH-50 and Ulti Head.

Offered with next generation slip rings, near silent operation and precision servos, the new head is aimed at servicing a wide range of demanding creative applications. A bespoke version of the AFC100 has already been commissioned for a medical facility, employing nine networked MRMC heads and a 3G HD workflow.

Managing Director, Assaff Rawner, commented, This new head is testament to our focus on delivering high-end technology that meets new TV production
standards, whilst ensuring we continue to provide a tailored and personalised service for our customers.

View full specifications PDF for AFC100

MRMC products and staff will be at BVE London (Stand K20 – Nikon) and NAB 2013.

High speed rotate
We often get asked to go around a subject at high speed. This month we were asked to create a high speed rig for a client wanting to go at over 5m/s (16/sec) around a subject while filming with a high speed Olympus i-Speed camera. Additionally they wanted to be able to go around and around and not have to worry about cables tangling. We created what was needed and the results were pretty jaw-dropping so we thought wed put some of the test footage online.

Standard off-the-shelf rental dolly rail was used and special dolly wheels were used to grip onto to the rail to stop the dolly from flying off due to centrifugal forces. Even so, everything including the rail had to be heavily weighed down to ensure nothing tried to move off during the high speed motion.

Online Motion Control Shop Now OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Some users may have noticed a new addition to our website last month. www.mrmoco.com/shop is our new online shop. Its only a small taster of whats to come, but we thought wed start by putting on some of our popular smaller products online, for users to buy directly from the website. It includes the more standard configurations of our small pan-tilt heads and sliders for motion control and time-lapse, including various controllers. Its only a tiny portion of what we do, and buyers are always welcome to ask about customizations for their specific applications. It also calculates UPS shipping costs although for large orders it is best to get a direct quotation for shipping. More content will be added shortly, but you will find some interesting items on there.

Call +44 (0)1342 838 000 or email info@mrmoco.com for more information


 

Leicester, UK – 8 January 2013

Cooke Optics will receive an Academy Award® of Merit — an Oscar® statuette — for its continuing innovation in the design, development and manufacture of motion picture camera lenses.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® created the Scientific and Technical Award to honour the men, women and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding and lasting ways to motion pictures. Each year, the academy honorees are celebrated at a formal dinner held two weeks prior to the Oscar® ceremony. This year’s Scientific and Technical Awards presentation takes place on 9 February 2013 at The Beverly Hills Hotel, LA.

The Academy commented that Cooke receives an Award of Merit because it “helped define the look of motion pictures over the last century.” Cooke lenses are renowned in the industry for the ‘Cooke Look®’, which gives a warm, natural feel to images on the screen. The British company’s innovations over the years have included zoom lenses for movie cameras, the ‘fast’ prime lenses that eliminated the need for bright lights, and more recently its ground-breaking /i Technology protocol, a system adopted by many leading camera and lens manufacturers, that collects crucial lens metadata to provide more accurate information to camera operators and post-production teams.

Les Zellan, Chairman and Owner, Cooke Optics, said, “We are thrilled that the company has been recognised by the Academy after 120 years’ continuous service to the motion picture industry; I’m humbled to accept the award on behalf of all the talented people currently working at Cooke as well as the thousands that have gone before. Cooke has been an innovative force in this industry from the birth of motion pictures to the current digital film revolution. Our commitment has always been to enable customers to realise their vision and help them create the films that capture the imaginations of audiences around the world.”

Each Cooke lens is hand crafted at the factory in Leicester, UK, using a combination of state-of-the-art technology, traditional 100 year old techniques and personal dexterity that come together to create the unique and famed ‘Cooke Look’.

Cooke lenses have recently been used on film projects including A Good Day To Die Hard, After Earth, Hugo, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Midnight in Paris and My Week With Marilyn, and on television productions including World Without End, Game Of Thrones, Downton Abbey, True Blood, The Borgias and Chicago Fire.

www.cookeoptics.com


14. January 2013

Kino Flo Adds Asia-Pacific Sales Associate

 

BURBANK, CALIF. — Kino Flo Lighting Systems recently expanded its international sales team with the addition of former BTV producer Wayne He.

 

Mr. He has been assigned to the Asia-Pacific Territory as Kino Flo’s newest Sales Associate, taking over the territory developed by Kino Flo domestic and international Sales Manager, Scott Stueckle.  Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, , Mr. He will be responsible for coordinating Kino Flo sales and marketing efforts in Southeast Asia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan.

 

“We are excited to have someone of Mr. He’s background joining the Kino Flo sales team,” said Frieder Hochheim, founder and president of Kino Flo. “Mr. He brings with him a unique understanding of our clients’ needs, having spent 11 years in TV production as an editor, producer and cameraman. His valuable insight will be a great benefit in further developing the Asia-Pacific production lighting market.”

 

Mr. He will represent Kino Flo professional lighting products for cinematic feature and television production, television news broadcast, video production and photography markets throughout Asia.

 

After graduating with a B.A. in Journalism from Remin University of China, and completing his MBA work at UCLA, Mr. He had a successful career editing and producing news programs at BTV Studios in Beijing, the second largest television broadcast company in China.

 

2012 marks Kino Flo’s 25 years of growth and innovation in the production lighting community, both here at home and overseas, and we welcome Mr. He on board as we begin another bright and prosperous year serving our valued customers.

2840 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505-1023            Tel: 818-767-6528              Fax:  818-767-7517

Web: www.kinoflo.com


January 8. 2013

Pro8mm of Burbank, CA launches a weekly pod cast commencing January 9, 2013 that compliments their new division, Home Movie Legacy, www.homemovielegacy.com

The Home Movie Legacy Project will air live on Wednesdays at 4PM Pacific Time (7EST) with your host, Rhonda Vigeant (author of GET “REEL” ABOUT YOUR HOME MOVIE LEGACY…Before It’s too Late!) If you are the family historian passionate about preserving and sharing family films, a filmmaker wanting to use legacy or found footage in a documentary, a wedding or life-style filmmaker wanting to include super 8 film in your work, a production manager looking to incorporate Super 8 film in a current project, a genealogy buff, memory keeper, or archivist, this show is for you!

http://rockstarradionetwork.com/shows/thehomemovielegacyproject

Rhonda will draw upon her many years of running Pro8mm, a company known worldwide as being the Super 8 experts for production and legacy footage. Pro8mm has developed proprietary technology for the entertainment industry to use Super 8 film in today’s most popular television shows (American Idol, The New Normal, The Neighbors, American Horror Story), theatrical releases (Argo, Super 8, The Fighter) and dozens of music videos and commercials for national brands.  Over 3 decades they have   worked on thousands of super 8 and 16mm projects for the entertainment industry, and have handled millions of feet of film to archive the legacies of the world’s most famous faces. They have digitized historical material for hundreds of documentaries, as well as Presidential Libraries, and Museums.

Some shows will focus on compelling interviews with people who are sharing their personal story using home movies from the past and the present, sharing what was discovered, what was challenged or what was confirmed. Other shows will feature technical content with guest speakers that will teach you how to best move your analog media into your digital life, including how to organize it, repurpose it, share it on social media, or monetize it for a wider audience. A filmmaker forum segment featuring Phil Vigeant, President of Pro8mm, and author of The Power of Super8 Film: Insider Secrets Every Filmmaker Should Know, (Rhonda’s business partner, husband and tech guru) will be routinely included to help you learn what the entertainment industry does with their digital assets, tips on how to become head of your own personal studio, and why filmmakers can and should continue to shoot on film in a ‘digital world.’ Home Movie Legacy isn’t just about grandpa’s old home movies. The term is all-inclusive and casts a wide net on the past, present and future independent filmmaking.

Rhonda is completely passionate about the value of home movies and educating people how to best care for and share them.

“Everyone has a legacy and Home Movies are a living, recorded history of our lives, our family, our community, relationships, celebrations, the way we looked, dressed, and interacted. If a picture is worth a thousand words than a home movie must be worth a million. No where else can we rekindle those moments of times gone by or see ourselves interacting with our loved ones who have passed away. It jolts the memory with such a strong emotion in a way that nothing else can. My life’s work has been dedicated to the belief that not only is it important to see these images, but it is equally as important to preserve them with integrity for future generations so your family legacy on film lives! My show will be a call to action to GET “REEL” ABOUT YOUR HOME MOVIE LEGACY…. BEFORE It’s TOO LATE!”, while enjoying stories about the masses and the moguls who launched their careers by shooting home movies on film and continue to make it a vital part of their professional work today.

Check Our Calendar http://www.homemovielegacy.com/calendar/ to view upcoming guests!

If you would like to be considered to be a guest on the show, email me, Rhonda@homemovielegacy.com

 

2805 West Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, Ca  91505

Rhonda Vigeant
V.P. of Marketing
818-848-5522
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October 30. 2012

SONY EXPANDS LARGE SENSOR CAMERA FAMILY
WITH NEW 4K CAMERA SYSTEMS

visit www.sony.com/35mm

New PMW-F55 and PMW-F5 Models — Plus New PL Lenses, Battery, RAW recorder, Viewfinders,
and Recording Media — Expand Sony’s Line of End-to-End 4K Acquisition Solutions
PARK RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 30, 2012 – Sony Electronics is unveiling two new CineAlta™ 4K cameras,
complemented by a full line of new accessories. The new cameras – models F55 and F5 – have a
modular and compact design for easy configuration, and each features a new type of 4K Super
35mm image sensor with a 4096 x 2160 resolution (11.6M total pixels).
“These two new models join a family of Sony large-sensor cameras that complement each
other and deliver powerful new capabilities to professionals working at every level of production,”
said Rob Willox, director of marketing for large image sensor cameras at Sony Electronics. “They fill
a critical gap in large-sensor acquisition between Sony’s PMW-F3 camcorder and F65 digital
motion picture camera, and give content creators new levels of flexibility and creative options for
acquisition and production in HD, 2K, 4K and beyond. The total line-up, with our new accessories,
further underscores Sony’s commitment to supporting every aspect of the highest-quality
professional workflows.”
New F65 features and future upgrades
The 20-megapixel F65 remains the flagship of Sony’s large sensor acquisition technology.
The 8K sensor-equipped F65 continues to evolve, with new features designed to keep it at the
highest end of professional digital imaging. The most recent feature add-on (Ver2.0) includes a
new high frame rate mode for 8K 16-bit Linear RAW recording at 120P to deliver stunning 4K
images with super smooth slow motion capabilities, as well as the SR codec updated to 12-bit. The
Ver2.0 upgrade was also released for Sony’s SRR4 recorder, as well as the SRPC4 transfer station to
enable 1.5 times faster than real-time transfer speed of 8K 16-bit linear RAW files. Future
upgrades to the F65 will deliver higher than 4K RGB resolution, paint and remote control, and
interfacing with the new OLED viewfinder, among other features strongly desired by the
production community. Click here for more F65 information.
New F55 and F5 Cameras
The new CineAlta 4K cameras deliver unprecedented creative options for HD, 2K QFHD
and 4K production. Both offer multi-codec support: Sony’s new XAVC MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format,
the SR codec (MPEG4 SStP), and the well-established XDCAM 50Mbps 4:2:2 codec. In-camera
recording is to Sony’s new SxS PRO+ memory card media (for the F55, 4K 60p:422 10-bit XAVC and
HD 422 10-bit XAVC High Frame Rate); and for the F5, HD XAVC and HD high frame rate).
PMW-F55 PMW-F5
The F55 can connect to Sony’s new 4K 30-inch LCD monitor, model PVM-X300, using four
3G-SDI interfaces for live monitoring at 4096×2160 up to 60p while recording XAVC 4K and
playback XAVC 4K images. Users can connect directly to Sony’s new 84-inch BRAVIA 4K (3840×2160) LED TV for largescreen
monitoring of the camera’s 4K 60P images (at resized horizontal resolution of 3860 pixels).
Using Sony’s new RAW recorder “AXS-R5,” enhanced high frame rate capabilities allow
shooters to capture super slow-motion imagery in up to 60p 4K RAW on new AXS memory — for
2K RAW, up to 240fps** with the F55; and up to 120 fps**with the F5 — all without crop factor or
loss of angle of view. The F55 adds a global shutter to eliminate rolling shutter skew and flash band, delivering
the same color filter with ultra wide color gamut as the F65 for true color reproduction. The
cameras are further distinguished by wide (14 stops) exposure latitude, high sensitivity, and low
noise. Unique to both the F55 and F5 will be the ability to dual record in a number of different
configurations depending upon codec selection and whether using the optional AXS-R5 RAW
recorder. Combinations will include recording in parallel to a single SxSPro+ card, to both SxS slots
with the same or different codecs, and recording to SxS at the same time as to the AXS-R5 in RAW.
These powerful features enable highly efficient off line, on line workflows and the archiving and
repurposing of the RAW data.
New PL Lens System – The Second Generation
The F55 and F5 cameras continue Sony’s efforts to offer the most flexible lens options. PLmount
prime cine lens technology lets users choose cine optics from Angénieux, Canon, Carl Zeiss,
Cooke, FUJIFILM, Leica, Schneider Optics and others.
New PL-mount prime lenses
Representing Sony’s second generation of cost-effective PL mount prime lenses, each is
certified for 4K capture, and designed to minimize geometric distortion, vignetting and breathing.
A nine-blade iris delivers beautiful bokehs and the focus rings rotate 240 degrees. The new lens
series includes focal lengths of 20, 25, 35, 50, 85 and 135 mm. For easy lens changes, each has the
same T2.0 aperture, the same external diameter, matte box diameter, and gear locations for
follow focus and aperture. All are the same height except for the 135 mm lens.
Shooters can use still lenses by removing the supplied PL-mount adaptor to reveal the
native FZ mount. This makes it easy to accept commercially available adaptors for third-party
lenses, including Canon® EF, Canon FD, Nikon® DX, Nikon G, Leica® M and even 2/3-inch broadcast
B4 lenses. A third option is the use of Sony FZ-Mount lenses with auto focus servo zoom (model
SCL-Z18X140.)
New Digital Viewfinders
Using a new digital interface, F5 and F55 users can take advantage of a new series of highquality
OLED and LCD viewfinders. The DVF-EL100 measures 0.7-inches with 1280 x 720 HD
resolution, superb brightness, contrast and response. DVF-EL100 viewfinder DVF-L700 viewfinder DVF-L350 viewfinder
The DVF-L350 3.5-inch LCD viewfinder offers 10 times the contrast of previous Sony LCD
viewfinders, with a flip-up eyepiece for direct monitoring. A third option is the full HD DVF-L700.
This compact 7-inch LCD viewfinder enables high resolution when shooting in 2K and 4K, with
pixel- to-pixel 1920 x 1080 representation of HD images.
New RAW Recording System
Sony is also unveiling the AXSM™ Access Memory System for 2K*/4K RAW recording,
based on Sony’s unique recording technology. Optimized for this new platform is the AXSM
memory card (512 GB capacity, model AXS-512S24), using the generic file system exFAT which
mounts on PC or Mac systems without requiring a driver. Users can record 4K RAW data up to 60
fps and 2K RAW up to 240 fps**, with a 300MB/s sustained transfer speed. PC-friendly operation is
enabled with the AXS-CR1 card reader, offering a USB 3.0 interface for 2x high speed transfer.
AXSM™ memory card AXS-R5 RAW recorder
Additionally, the new AXS-R5 RAW recorder directly docks onto the F5 and F55, for an
extremely elegant and compact recording solution for 2K** and 4K RAW recording. The AXS-R5
RAW is also the 4K RAW recorder for the NEX-FS700U/UK camcorder via the new interface
adapter HXR-IFR5.
New SxS Recording Media
The cameras support Sony’s new high-speed, enhanced versions of its SxS PRO memory
cards: the SxS PRO+ series (in 128 and 64 GB capacities, models SBP-128B and SBP-64B).
Sony SxS PRO+ memory cards Based on the proven and reliable memory card technology widely used in Sony’s XDCAM
EX camcorders, the new cards support XAVC 4K and XAVC HD high frame rate recording, and can
be directly inserted into the cameras.
New Battery and Charger
The F5 and F55 cameras take advantage of Sony’s new BP-FL75 battery pack, which uses
Olivine—Lithium Iron Phosphate—instead of conventional Lithium Ion cathodes. The result is a
substantial increase in charge-discharge cycles, compared to previous Sony batteries. The Olivine
battery works with Sony’s BC-L90 quick charger. The new battery supports outstanding mobility
for field shooting, enabling two times higher-speed charging than current chargers and a
maximum of 150 minutes consecutive shooting. The F5 and F55 cameras are also compatible with Sony’s BP-GL95A, GL65A, L80S and L60S
batteries, which use the BC-L70 and L160 chargers.
New Shoulder Rig
Delivering advances in ergonomics specifically requested by working cinematographers,
the F5 and F55 cameras feature Sony’s newest shoulder rig for extra stability and comfort in
shoulder-mount applications. The rig is sturdy, lightweight and uses industry-standard rosettes on
both sides for quick and easy attachment of third-party hand grips and other accessories.
Pricing and Availability
The new cameras are planned to be available in February 2013, with suggested list pricing
to be announced. For more information, visit www.sony.com/35mm.
* 2K/QFHD for F55 and 2K for F5 will be available with firmware upgrades.
**High frame rate higher than 60fps will be available with firmware upgrades


 


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