Cine Gear Expo 2017 Technical Awards!

After reviewing and evaluating nearly one hundred of the newest technologies submitted and presented at this year’s Cine Gear Expo, our team of judges is pleased to recognize and honor these diverse recipients with this year’s Cine Gear Expo’s Technical Awards.

Camera Technology:


Arri's Lightweight Matte Box LMB 4x5 --
Suited for a wide range of applications in just one product, this robust but lightweight matte box allows for an unprecedented level of flexibility.
Inventor/Designer: Philip Vischer

Lighting Technology:
Tie between Kino Flo Lighting Systems and FLUOTEC

Kino Flo Lighting Systems

Kino Flo Celeb 850 LED, Film Production Softlight & Kino Flo FreeStyle LED portable lighting system --
Large LED True Match® & Lightweight LED True Match® systems provide white light and RGB for key and fill lighting for motion picture and television production.
Inventors/Designers: Frieder Hochheim, President; Gary Swink, Vice President


VEGALUX 300 --
Tunable Studio LED FRESNEL
Inventors/Designers: Victor Medina, Alberto Barron, Javier Zamudio, Rodolfo Vergara

Honorable mention for Lighting excellence also goes to:

Cineo Lighting

Quantum c80 (Qc80) --
Inventor/Designer: Charles Edwards, Cineo Lighting CTO

NBCUniversal LightBlade --
Inventors/Designers: NBCUniversal & Cineo Lighting

Support Technology:

Motion Impossible

Agito Remote Dolly System --
Inventors/Designers: Andrew Nancollis & Rob Drewett

An honorable mention for Support Technology excellence also goes to:

High Sight

High Sight XL --
An intelligent cable camera trolley designed for smooth, dynamic and repeatable shots.
Inventors/Designers: Kevin Brower, Daniel Brower

Post Production Technology:

Acromove / Motion FX Systems P.C.

ThunderPack Mini --
Portable weathertight shockproof RAID storage with Thunderbolt 2/3
Inventor/Designer: Evangelos Achillopoulos

An honorable mention for Post Production excellence also goes to:

Timecode Systems Limited

UltraSync ONE --
Wireless synchronization for multi-cameras and recording
Inventor/Designer: Paul Bannister

Judge’s Honorary Mention:

Tiffen & Garrett Brown

Tiffen's M-1 Volt electronically stabilized gimbal for the M-1 Steadicam --
The M-1 Volt provides tilt axis and roll axis stabilization using motors built into the gimbal. The amount of stabilization can be adjusted individually for roll axis and tilt axis of the camera.

Judge’s Honorary Mention:

Lindsey Optics, LLC

Brilliant Macro Lens Adapter Series --
The Brilliant Series of Macro Lenses’ 3-element exotic optical glass is custom designed to hold macro focus throughout the zoom range when used with specific zoom lens.
Inventor/Designer: Dwight Lindsey

We would like to express our appreciation to everyone who entered their fantastic new products in this year’s competition. Our tech awards team is looking forward to reviewing a new generation of remarkable awards submissions at next year’s Expo.

Cine Gear Expo would like to thank our 2017 Technical Awards Judges:
  • Peter Anderson, ASC (Chairman)
  • Dwight Campbell
  • Gary Ushino
  • Sarah Priestnall
  • Harry Rez
  • Peter Santoro
  • Erin Franklyn
  • Mehran Salamati 
  • Erik Messerschmidt
  • Mark Weingartner, ASC