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June 17, 2015

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Cine Gear 2015 Hollywood draws to Successful Close and Technical Award-Winners Announced

Hollywood, California—Cine Gear Expo drew the world’s top motion picture, video and new media community for the unveiling of the latest industry technology and to discuss the latest trends. There were 15,490 attendees from 48 countries at the event.

A highlight of the confab was a 4K screening of Tomorrowland and Q&A panel with the film’s creators. Other screenings, panels and educational sessions covered motion picture workflow from acquisition through post-production. Nearly 300 exhibitors showed their newest technology to the industry attendees.

Cine Gear brought together leading experts including Peter Anderson, ASC – Tech Awards Chairman, Dwight Campbell, Dana Christiaansen, Gary Ushino, Daron James, Harry Rez, Mark Weingartner, Joe di Gennaro and Mike Brodersen to judge almost a hundred nominees for the Hollywood Cine Gear Expo 2015 Technical Awards.

Winners including Panther GmbH and Camadeus Film Technologies’ Panther Precision Leveling Track won the judges over for their new concept track that saves time on set with its integrated leveling system. The Modtruss Truss system was another winner due to its lightweight aluminum construction and universal limitless buildup possibilities. Hive Lighting partnered with FreeWire to create the winning FreeWire Mobile Energy Storage system.

The jam packed lighting category was won by Sumolight’s Sumospace Light, their next generation bi-color fixture with the output of a 6K space light and the power consumption of an LED. When it came to cameras, Arri’s much anticipated 5-pound ALEXA Mini topped the list due to features like its capability to record ProRes 1K and Arri RAW to CFast 2.0 cards.

Sony took home two awards starting with its impressive BVM-X300 4K reference monitor that offers high dynamic range and a wide color gamut display. In the Post/Sound category, judges were wowed by the Sony Creative Software Spectra Layers Pro3 that allows working with individual sounds in an audio file as if they were objects in a photograph.

A slew of honorable mentions got thumbs up from the judges including Cineo Lighting’s Matchbox portable remote-phosphor fixture and Innocinema/Action Products’ Runner Camera stabilizer with an exo-skeleton design. Flanders Scientific caught their eye with the DM250 24.5” 10 bit OLED Monitor capable of reproducing over 1.073 billion colors on screen. As did ETC’s Source Four LED Series 2 Daylight HD and Tungsten HD lights and the Macom 12G-SDI Chipset that supports 4K video resolution at 60 fps over a single coaxial cable or optical fiber.

Another honorable mention was given to DPS Cinema’s Enhanced Environment Process (used on Tomorrowland) that demonstrated their method of extending the sightlines of live sets using media (LED, projector, etc.) to allow talent and crew to visualize actual environments, rather than working in a green screen world. The LaCie 48TB 8big Rack Thunderbolt Raid 8-bay got the nod for its ability to store large files such as 4K video and RAW photos. Plus, Filmotechnic’s Auto Robot Mini (Russian Arm Mini) proved that performance in speed, image stabilization, flexibility and control is sure to turn heads.

Cine Gear’s biennial East Coast Exhibition and Premiere Seminars event will be held in the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street in New York City September 24-25, 2015. For more information visit


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June 3, 2015


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Lights, Cameras and Action Tools at Cine Gear Expo

Lights, cameras and action is the name of the game at this year’s Cine Gear Expo, opening Friday, June 5, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. Each year the world’s top motion picture, video and new media community gather to see and compare notes on the latest trends and technology on the famous Paramount backlot. It’s the chance for hundreds of equipment vendors to show new innovations to the filmmaking community.

When it comes to cameras, attendees can get their hands on the latest, including the Blackmagic URSA Mini compact, lightweight Super 35 digital film camera that’s balanced for handheld use. Canon will highlight its new EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera featuring 15 stops of dynamic range, internal 4K recording, and dual DIGIC DV5 processors. LA headquartered Digital Bolex will showcase its new native MFT-mount camera as well as the D16 Reflecting Monitor Hood and the D16 Skin. JVC will show its 4KCAM line of professional camcorders including the GY-LS300, which features JVC’s 4K Super 35 CMOS sensor.

In addition, Marshall will demo a 2-inch-long, all-weather full HD Lipstick Camera built around a high-performing 2-megapixel single chip 1/3-inch sensor and 3.6mm lens that’s ideal for vehicle mounts, hidden-cameras, sports-casts, weather-casts and more.

The exhibit will also feature scores of companies dedicated to tools that work around the camera, like lenses, filters, monitors, tripods, power supplies and more. For power Blueshape introduces new all-metal, rugged V-mount plates with four taps and a new line of waterproof batteries, the MVSPLASH. Lex Products introduces the CineBox™ to its PowerHOUSE™ series of portable power distribution boxes which are stackable, compact, non-conductive, with heavy-duty rubber enclosures to withstand the rugged conditions of location and studio shoots. Switronix will demo its VoltBridge battery monitoring platform that utilizes a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) UART to transmit smart battery data to iOS/Android devices, allowing the user to monitor and set functions on up to 25 devices.

Camera viewing innovations, start with the world premier of SmallHD’s newest on-board 5” HD monitor, the 501. Plus attendees can tryout the much-anticipated Sidefinder viewfinder/monitor combo in its new 501 configuration. Atomos will demo the Shogun, award-winning 4K/HD all-in-one camera attachment for recording, monitoring, playback and editing. Sound Devices will preview its Video Devices PIX-E Series camera-mounted recording field monitors. Boland offers two new camera-top DayBright models, plus 20”, 24” and 27” production monitors for mobile DIT carts and location production. Zacuto will be offering bundle savings for the purchase of a Gratical HD combined with a Recoil Rig.

The lights are on at Cine Gear Expo with an array of new lighting advancements from more than a dozen companies. LED lighting will abound. AAdynTech’s Hurricane Jr. compact Daylight LED is designed for newsgathering and field production with an output of 650 foot-candles at 10 feet. Litepanels line-up includes the new ASTRA 1×1 EP, ASTRA 1×1 E series and a new remote control via Bluetooth. F&V is introducing an innovative Z720 Ultracolor LED Ring Light. Light & Motion will premiere its new Stella LED lights with built-in Li-ion rechargeable batteries that allow cord-free operation up to 12 hours. LiteMat joins LiteGears’ already established line of color-correct LED LiteRibbon and Flicker-Free LiteDimmers. And Sumolight will show a new Bi-Color LED Sumospace fixture that matches the output of a tungsten 6K spacelight. Plus lights will be shown by Manfrotto, Hive, ETC, Reflex Motion Control, Gantom Lighting and Controls, and more.

New LED Remote Phosphor technology comes into it’s own. BBS Lighting follows the success of its Area 48 with the intro of the Pipeline LED System™ that has a unique linear form factor with individual Pipes to use alone, or in an array of modular fixtures to suit specific size and color temperature requirements. And Cineo Lighting is exhibiting the Cineo Matchbox™, portable Remote Phosphor Lighting that outputs up to 1000 lumens of high-quality light at interchangeable color temperatures.

Other lighting innovations will be on hand from Chimera, Kino-Flo, K5600, Broncolor, and ZaboLight. Matthews will show the new VATOR III series of lighting stands to suit fixtures of all sizes There’s also dimmers including Magic Gadgets’ Studio PRO and RatPac’s LumenRadio wireless DMX, allowing control from up to a quarter mile.

When it comes to action, Cine Gear attendees will find it everywhere, including the Aerigon by Intuitive Aerial, a cinema drone designed with 12 powerful counter-rotating rotors and pre-preg carbon-fiber exoskeleton to carry the weight of Hollywood’s most sophisticated camera configurations. Those interested in aerials will also be able to chat with Pictorvision, about their full-sized rigs and drones.

There’s more ways to get moved at Cine Gear. Visitors can check out the Camera Goat off-road dolly that has all-terrain capabilities and unlimited flexibility that gets into the unlikeliest of places. Cinetech Italiana has chosen Cine Gear for the world premiere of their new lightweight dolly, Capinera. Several Sliders will be on hand, including those by Reflex Motion Control and That Cat. Mad About Technology (MAT) is displaying their MAT-TOWERCAM® TWIN PEEK, portable, remote-controlled, telescoping column that positions a camera up to 24’ vertically. Technocrane offers three new camera support product lines. Plus Filmotechnic USA and Camera Car Systems will give visitors the low down on the new Russian Arm 6 addition to its crane, car and flight head systems.

Cine Gear Expo exhibits will open at The Studios at Paramount, Hollywood, CA on Friday, June 5 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm and Saturday, June 6: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information visit



May 19, 2015

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Cine Gear Expo to Screen Tomorrowland and more at Paramount Studios Event

Cine Gear Exhibition & Seminar Series Offers Top Films and Expert Panels

Hollywood, California, May 19, 2015—Acclaimed entertainment industry event, Cine Gear Expo, being held at Paramount Studios June 4-7, 2015 will offer complimentary screenings of four blockbuster feature films, Slamdance short film finalists, and numerous legendary clips and shorts sponsored by its prestigious exhibitors. For 20 years, the Cine Gear Exhibition and Seminar Series has brought together artists and technicians alike, to share the latest art and craft of the Hollywood industry. Audiences will be treated to state-of-the-art projection systems in the Paramount and Sherry Lansing Theaters, and Screening Room 5.

Sony invites attendees to experience Monkey Kingdom on Thursday, June 4, 6:00pm in the Paramount Theatre. Disneynature’s latest True Life Adventure combines narrative story telling techniques with nature filmmaking to tell the story of Maya, a clever toque macaque, with voiceover narration by Tina Fey. It was shot over three years in the jungle for over 1,000 camera days, on the Sony F65 and F55 motion picture cameras.

Band Pro will present a rare 65mm screening of Baraka on Friday, June 5 at 1:00pm in the Sherry Lansing Theater. Shot in 25 countries on six continents, Baraka is a series of stunningly photographed scenes that capture what director Ron Fricke calls “a guided mediation on humanity.” A Q&A with Producer Mark Magidson moderated by Jon Fauer, ASC will follow.

Crowning this year’s Cine Gear Expo on Friday night 7:00-10:00pm (June 5) will be a 4K screening of the newly released Tomorrowland and exclusive Q&A Panel Discussion with the film’s creators, presented by Sony in the Paramount Theatre. Two-time Oscar® winner Director Brad Bird, Oscar® winner Cinematographer Claudio Miranda, ASC and Co-Producer/VFX Producer Tom Peitzman are scheduled to appear. Tomorrowland stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie and Britt Robertson in a science fiction movie from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

At 8:15pm, Friday, Digital Bolex teams up with Slamdance to showcase films shot on Digital Bolex’s D16 cinema camera, in the Sherry Lansing Theatre. Cine Gear marks the first time Digital Bolex footage will be projected in native 2K resolution in Los Angeles. Featuring audience favorites from the sold-out Digital Bolex Fearless Filmmaking Showcase at the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival plus new works, the shorts program includes Coming To directed by Lindsey Haun, winner of this year’s Showcase, and Blood Drinker, Vimeo’s staff-pick by Joe and Lloyd Stas.

On Saturday, June 6, 6:00-9:00pm Sony will show EX MACHINA followed by an exclusive Q&A with Rob Hardy, BSC, in the Paramount Theatre. EX MACHINA is a 2015 British science fiction thriller film, written and directed by author and screenwriter Alex Garland, making his directorial debut. The film stars Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander and Oscar Isaac. It was shot with the Sony F65 motion picture camera using Xtal Express lenses (Joe Dunton anamorphics).

Cine Gear Expo Film screenings are free to registered attendees but are subject to availability so Cine Gear encourages early arrival for the first come first serve events. Those wishing to ensure a seat at Premier seminars and Screenings may purchase Gold or Silver passes for Guaranteed Priority Seating. For Additional information, directions, and Free (until Midnight PDT 5/30/15) Cine Gear registration, visit



May 15, 2015

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20th Annual Cine Gear Expo to be held at Paramount Studios
Hollywood, California, May 15, 2015—Acclaimed entertainment industry event Cine Gear Expo returns to the Paramount Studios on June 4-7, 2015. For 20 years, the Cine Gear Exhibition and Seminar Series has brought together artists and technicians alike to share the latest art and craft of the Hollywood industry.
Held on the landmark Paramount Studios Lot, attendees from around the world learn about the newest professional techniques and equipment and discuss the latest projects, product innovations, and industry news in a casual Hollywood-style atmosphere.

The 4-day event offers a vast array of activities starting on June 4 with the Film Competition Finalist Screenings of Student Shorts, Independent Shorts and the new Commercial/Music Video competition. Winners in each category will take home generous prizes including a Blackmagic URSA EF 4K Super 35 Camera at the awards presentation held Friday evening, June 5.

This year Cine Gear will host 300 exhibits lining the studio back lot and filling 3 soundstages, including the industry’s most respected manufactures, rental houses, guilds, associations, trade journals and other solutions companies—all standing by to share the latest tricks and technology. The Cine Gear exhibitions are open Friday, June 5 noon to 8pm and Saturday, June 6 from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Filling those same days, there will be over twenty-five complimentary seminars, panels, and screenings supported and organized by manufacturers and associations will be held on site. Attendees have the benefit of small sessions with industry experts from Sony, Arri and Canon, to revered audio engineers and award-winning cinematographers.

For in-depth education, Cine Gear also offers its renowned Master Class Seminars on Sunday June 7. This outstanding mix of educational opportunities includes Lighting, Camera and Camera Support Workshops. Tickets may be purchased online or at the Information Booth during show hours.

In addition, the Cine Gear experience will offer 4 or more complimentary, blockbuster film screenings and expert panels. The audience will be treated to state of the art projection systems in the Paramount and the Sherry Lansing Theaters and a special 4K feature screening from Sony Electronics on Friday evening.

A VIP Awards party caps the event festivities. Cine Gear Expo will present the Legacy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Technical Lifetime Achievement Award to honor individuals and companies who advance the art and craft of filmmaking.

Additional information, directions, and Free Cine Gear registration is now open until Midnight, May 30, 2015, at

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