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April 2011
NAB Show 2011 Online Preview  Online
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference, held annually in Las Vegas, Nev., has become a main stage for manufacturers to showcase technological advancements that impact a variety of audio-visual workflows through every phase of production, from prep through post. AC will be on hand during the run of the show, April 11-14, to look at a host of new releases as they take their place in the spotlight. Before the Convention Center’s doors even open, though, here’s a snapshot of what to look forward to.

AJA Online
AJA will unveil several new products in addition to showcasing its Ki Pro Mini, Kona capture cards, Mini-Converters and a host of solutions for video professionals.
Alcorn McBride Online
Alcorn McBride will introduce an enhanced feature set to the SetPlayer video playback line.

Alteran Technologies Online
Alteran Technologies will present its enhanced ViTaDi product suite, which offers a series of low-cost, mobile and modular solutions for videotape ingest.
Anton/Bauer  Online
Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, will introduce the QRC-MBPA Gold Mount power solution for the Apple MacBook. The QRC-MBPA allows users working on-location to connect to a longer-lasting battery option.

Atomos Online
Atomos will showcase the Ninja, a portable, touch-screen HD recorder, monitor and playback device that captures video direct to Apple ProRes on removable 2½” hard disks from any camera with an HDMI output.
Autodesk Online
Autodesk will highlight the new features of its 2012 Digital Entertainment Creation products, including the 2012 versions of Flame Premium and Smoke. 
Band Pro Film & Digital Online
Band Pro will highlight the Leica Summilux-C prime lenses, designed to provide unprecedented optical resolution and mechanical innovation.
Cache-A Corporation Online
Cache-A, a supplier of network-attached archive appliances for the digital film, broadcast and professional video industries, will unveil one of the first storage products to incorporate the new Linear Tape File System standard.

Camera Corps Online
Camera Corps will spotlight its Multi Camera Keypad, which made its debut at IBC in 2010 and is now in production.
Cel-Soft Online
Cel-Soft will launch the latest version of its Cel-Scope3D stereoscopic analyzer.
Cinegy Online
Cinegy, a developer of media software solutions for automation, playout, production workflow and archive, will spotlight Cinegy Capture 2.0 Pro.
Cintel Online
Cintel will unveil the first working version of its new ImageMill2 Origin data image restoration tool.
Class on Demand Online
Class on Demand plans to display its full range of training titles, including recent software releases from Apple, Adobe and more, as well as the just-announced “Complete Training for Avid Studio” training course.
Codex Digital Online
Codex Digital will launch two new on-set dailies and deliverables-processing solutions designed to support the Red Epic digital camera.
Convergent Design Online
Convergent Design will spotlight the Gemini 4:4:4, an uncompressed video recorder/player that enables cinematographers and videographers to capture the ultimate video quality in a small, low-power, lightweight package at a very affordable price.
Denz Online
Denz will showcase its new support for Sony’s PMW-F3 camera.
Digital Anarchy Online
Digital Anarchy will showcase the next generation of its award-winning skin and retouching product for video and film.
Digital Film Technology Online
Digital Film Technology, a provider of high-end film and digital postproduction solutions, will debut the Flexxity software suite, which offers specialized software applications for dailies, archive and restoration, video playout and file mastering, ingest, transfer, and transcoding.
DSC Labs Online
DSC Labs will be announcing significant breakthroughs in 3-D chart technology. Created in collaboration with Tim Dashwood, a stereographer, cinematographer, director, editor and the founder of Dashwood Cinema Solutions, the Dashwood 3D Chart automates the display of accurate 3-D rig calibration at unheard-of speeds.
Egripment Online
Egripment will showcase a number of innovations across its range of camera-support equipment.
Element Technica Online
Element Technica will spotlight its Atom 3-D rig, purpose-built for the Red Epic digital camera. The company will also demonstrate 3-D Hand Controllers for 3-D rig and lens control.
FilmLight Online
FilmLight will demonstrate a radical new color-grading tool for Baselight.
Flanders Scientific Inc. Online
Flanders Scientific will spotlight the recently launched LM-2461W, the company’s new top-of-the-line monitor.
The Foundry Online
In addition to the latest versions of Nuke and NukeX, the Foundry will offer a look at Storm, which enables users to check, tag and organize their footage, perform basic edits and then hand everything off for finishing.
Gamma & Density Co. Online
Gamma & Density will unveil Image Control, the mobile version of its 3cP on-set color-correction system, for use with Apple’s iPad and iPhone.
Gekko Technology Online
Gekko Technology will launch Kedo, the focusable version of its color-tunable LED-based luminaire.
I-Movix Online
Extreme-slow-motion specialist I-Movix will show a new version of the SprintCam Vvs HD ultra-slow-motion system for live HD broadcast production.
Innovision Optics  Online
Innovision Optics will spotlight the Kamtrax vertical and horizontal camera slider, which provides ultra-smooth camera movement along a 3’ or 6’ track that can be oriented vertically, horizontally, or at an angle in-between.
International Supplies Online
International Supplies will showcase the newest model of its Nexto DI portable storage device, the NVS2525, which can back up hundreds of hours of raw footage from Panasonic P2 and Sony SxS cards via its own card slots, CF cards via an adaptor, and Ikegami GFPAK via USB.
K-Tek Online
In addition to its line of boom poles, K-Tek will showcase the Norbert camera-accessory holder, as well as the newly released Norbert Sport version. 
Litepanels Online
Litepanels will showcase its focusable Fresnel fixtures, which provide HD-friendly lighting while using just 1/10 the energy of conventional Fresnel lights.
Lowel  Online
Lowel will provide a peek at the LED Studio 450, the first of the company’s soon-to-be-released series of studio LED fixtures.
Manhattan Edit Workshop Online
Manhattan Edit Workshop (Mewshop) will promote its unique and versatile digital training curriculum and destination-based methodology.
Marvin Technologies  Online
Marvin Technologies will introduce the Marvin 2.0 on-set camera-data-management system.
Matthews Studio Equipment Online
Matthews Studio Equipment will expand its successful car-mount systems with the introduction of the Baby Ball Head adapter and the Magic Riser.
Maxon Computer Online
Maxon Computer, a leading developer of professional 3-D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, will showcase Cinema 4D, the company’s cornerstone 3-D software.
Nvidia Online
Nvidia will showcase its latest technologies for broadcast and post, including Quadro professional graphics solutions, interactive on-air graphics and workflows with leading editing and visual-effects vendors.
OConnor Online
OConnor will introduce the 2065 Fluid Head, designed to support digital cameras such as the Red One, Sony F35 and Arri Alexa. The company will also showcase its O-Box WM mattebox for 16:9 35mm-sensor cameras, as well as the CFF-1 Follow Focus and O-Grips.
Panasonic Online
Panasonic will showcase a host of solutions for video professionals.
Pandora International Online
Pandora will introduce three new products: Psi is a hardware upgrade for Spirit Classic and Shadow telecines that gives users 2K and HD scanning capabilities; Pluto is a display color-management system; and Pilot is a controller for telecines, VTRs and image processors.
Petrol Bags Online
Petrol Bags will introduce an array of new black Deca series DSLR backpacks, roll packs, shoulder carriers, raincovers, camera bags and more.
Polecam Online
Polecam will launch the Polecam Starter Pack. Designed primarily for use with DSLR cameras, the Starter Pack offers low-budget productions all of the essential features of the legendary Polecam rig.
Prism Projection Online
Prism Projection will debut the Reveal Profile luminaire, the latest addition to the company’s award-winning Reveal collection.
Quantel Online
Quantel will unveil a range of new and enhanced software solutions for post and broadcast built around expanding file-based workflow, enhancing integration and boosting high-quality stereo 3-D productivity.
RadiantGrid Online
RadiantGrid will unveil several new solutions to help broadcasters support their ever-expanding file-based workflows.
Sachtler Online
Sachtler, a Vitec Group brand, will present the Cine DSLR fluid head.
SAN Solutions Online
SAN Solutions will showcase new products within the company’s ArtiSAN Storage and ArtiSAN Application Platforms.
Schneider Optics Online
Schneider Optics will showcase the True-Match 10-stop variable ND filter kit, which works in conjunction with Schneider’s DSLR 4” filter system.
Singular Software Online
Singular Software, a developer of workflow-automation applications for digital media, will showcase extended support from its innovative audio and video synchronization product line.
Snell Online
Snell will showcase a variety of new and enhanced products that enable greater automation and more flexible media handling in live production, playout, infrastructure, media restoration and transformation environments.
Software Generation Ltd Online
Software Generation Ltd (SGL) will have a real working demonstration of the innovative Linear Tape File System (LTFS). 
Sonnet Technologies  Online
Sonnet Technologies will showcase several products that cater to the storage needs of professionals in the broadcast and postproduction industries.
Vinten Online
Vinten, a Vitec Group brand, will showcase the new Vector 75 head.
YoYotta Online
YoYotta will show the latest version of the YoYo postproduction workflow system.
Zacuto Online
In addition to showcasing a full range of DSLR accessories, Zacuto will introduce the Z-Finder EVF (electronic viewfinder), EVF Mounts, EVF Should Mount Kit and more.
Denz Accessorizes Panasonic Camera
Denz has introduced an accessory package for Panasonic’s AG-AF100 Micro 4⁄3" digital camera. 
HydroFlex Borg Assimilates Element Technica Neutron Rig
Element Technica has announced that its Technica 3D Neutron rig, mounted with Silicon Imaging SI-2K cameras, can now be enclosed in the purpose-built Neutron Borg 3-D underwater housing system from HydroFlex.
Fujifilm Expands Eterna Vivid Line
Fujifilm Corporation has announced the introduction of Eterna Vivid 250D, a daylight-type motion-picture color-negative film formulated to offer high color saturation and high contrast.
Pixel Farm Shares Free Airgrade
The Pixel Farm, a manufacturer and marketer of image-processing and visual-effects software technologies, has introduced Airgrade, a free color-grading engine that is remote-controlled from an iPhone. 
Quantel Offers Software-Only Pablo PA
Quantel has released Pablo PA, the company’s first standalone software product. 
Panavision Introduces Digital Transfer Station
Panavision has introduced the Digital Transfer Station, providing a unique solution to enable greater flexibility in the production process. 
Panasonic Adds Pro Monitor
Panasonic Solutions Company has introduced the BT-LH910, a 9" LCD monitor for field and studio applications. Features include a new, high-brightness, high-contrast IPS panel; newly developed 3-D assist functions; and professional interfaces, including HDMI and 3G-SDI. 
Abel Cine Tech Authorized by Zeiss
Lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss has appointed equipment supplier Abel Cine Tech as a Carl Zeiss Authorized Service Partner. 
Vocas Adapts Lens Mount
Vocas has introduced a lens-mount adapter from Micro 4⁄3" to PL mount, designed with the Panasonic AG-AF100 specifically in mind. 
Redrock Micro Works with Really Right Stuff
Redrock Micro has introduced the MicroRRS clamp for adapting the Really Right Stuff line of quick-release clamps and plates for use with Redrock’s HDSLR camera rigs.
JBK Cinequipt Focuses on DSLRs
JBK Cinequipt has introduced the FF-2010 HD, a lightweight follow focus designed for use with Canon’s EOS 5D and 7D DSLR camera systems.
FG Follow Focus from Ikan
Ikan has introduced the FG Follow Focus, offering precision machined aluminum construction, lightweight design, beveled dry-erase marking disk and compatibility with all Ikan Elements kits and any 15mm rod-based camera-support system.
Zacuto Updates Z-Finder Pro
Camera-accessories manufacturer Zacuto has released the updated Z-Finder Pro DSLR viewfinder. 
Acme Illuminates Komet Pipe Light
Acme Lighting & Grip has introduced the Komet Pipe Light. Lightweight and self contained, the 6,500°K LED fixture is simple to use and sets up in seconds.
MSE Supports Fluorescents with K-Stackers
Matthews Studio Equipment has introduced K-Stackers, a simple solution for fluorescent-lighting support. 

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NAB Show 2011 Online Preview

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference, held annually in Las Vegas, Nev., has become a main stage for manufacturers to showcase technological advancements that impact a variety of audio-visual workflows through every phase of production, from prep through post. AC will be on hand during the run of the show, April 11-14, to look at a host of new releases as they take their place in the spotlight. Before the Convention Center’s doors even open, though, here’s a snapshot of what to look forward to.

 

Online Online Exclusive
For more information and a full list of exhibitors, visit   
www.nabshow.com
AJA

AJA will unveil several new products in addition to showcasing its Ki Pro Mini, Kona capture cards, Mini-Converters and a host of solutions for video professionals.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL 4420

 
www.aja.com
Alcorn McBride

Alcorn McBride will introduce an enhanced feature set to the SetPlayer video playback line. The SetPlayer series is designed for on-set video applications, providing a low cost, solid-state alternative to server channels.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL 5105

 
www.alcorn.com
Alteran Technologies

Alteran Technologies will present its enhanced ViTaDi product suite, which offers a series of low-cost, mobile and modular solutions for videotape ingest. Built around the company’s AutoPack — a 4-channel videotape capture flypack that operates in both automatic (robotic) and semi-automatic modes — ViTaDi’s scalable systems facilitate the migration of all library sizes.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: N 5537

 
www.alterantechnologies.com
Anton/Bauer

Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, will introduce the QRC-MBPA Gold Mount power solution for the Apple MacBook. The QRC-MBPA allows users working on-location to connect to a longer-lasting battery option.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C 7032

 
www.antonbauer.com
Atomos

Atomos will showcase the Ninja, a portable, touch-screen HD recorder, monitor and playback device that captures video direct to Apple ProRes on removable 2½” hard disks from any camera with an HDMI output. The company will also introduce the Samurai, which builds on the Ninja’s design and adds even more professional features.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL 9105

 
www.atomos.com
Autodesk

Autodesk will highlight the new features of its 2012 Digital Entertainment Creation products, including the 2012 versions of Flame Premium and Smoke. 

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL 2120

 
www.autodesk.com
Band Pro Film & Digital

Band Pro will highlight the Leica Summilux-C prime lenses, designed to provide unprecedented optical resolution and mechanical innovation. The company will also showcase Horseman Tilt Shift lenses as well as file-based recording solutions from Codex, S.two, Sony and more. contact info:

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C 10308

 
www.bandpro.com
Cache-A Corporation

Cache-A, a supplier of network-attached archive appliances for the digital film, broadcast and professional video industries, will unveil one of the first storage products to incorporate the new Linear Tape File System standard. The company has been collaborating with HP to develop an easy-to-use implementation of LTFS for the professional media and entertainment industry. LTFS is based on open-source software and enables users to interchange content across different operating systems, software applications and physical locations.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL 8209

 
www.cache-a.com
Camera Corps

Camera Corps will spotlight its Multi Camera Keypad, which made its debut at IBC in 2010 and is now in production. The Multi Camera Keypad increases the number of remote camera heads that can be operated via the company’s Joystick Control, Mini Joystick Control or CCU panel from five to 96.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C 6833

 
www.cameracorps.co.uk
Cel-Soft

Cel-Soft will launch the latest version of its Cel-Scope3D stereoscopic analyzer. The faster, more powerful version of the Cel-Scope3D system boasts a new automatic depth-budget and depth-plot logging feature that allows automatic QC for 3-D.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C 7833 (with Leader Instruments)

 
www.cel-soft.com
Cinegy

Cinegy, a developer of media software solutions for automation, playout, production workflow and archive, will spotlight Cinegy Capture 2.0 Pro. Supporting all new multi-encode and multi-wrap capabilities, Capture 2.0 Pro allows the toughest new HD formats to be encoded in software once and target an Avid-compatible MXF and FCP-compatible MOV simultaneously. Capture Pro also allows real-time generation of frame-accurate proxy formats in the latest codecs.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: N 6233

 
www.cinegy.com
Cintel

Cintel will unveil the first working version of its new ImageMill2 Origin data image restoration tool. Origin processes 2K and HD DPX files at faster than real time, and fixes dust, scratches and other image defects extremely quickly. Origin can also run simultaneously with Grace, the noise and film-grain management tool, and Steady, the real-time image-stabilization application. Cintel will also demonstrate a new, faster version of the Ditto Evolution film scanner, with 2K speeds of up to 11 fps and 4K speeds up to 7.5 fps.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL 1716

 
www.cintel.co.uk
Class on Demand

Class on Demand plans to display its full range of training titles, including recent software releases from Apple, Adobe and more, as well as the just-announced “Complete Training for Avid Studio” training course. Class on Demand instructors and experts will be on site to demonstrate the Class on Demand Learning Platform and to discuss the marketable and creative benefits that post and broadcast professionals receive from staying up to speed on the latest industry trends and techniques with the company’s affordable, self-paced products.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL 11217

 
www.classondemand.com
Codex Digital

Codex Digital will launch two new on-set dailies and deliverables-processing solutions designed to support the Red Epic digital camera. The company will also announce major new initiatives with Assimilate (for on-set color grading) and Arri (for a new digital recorder).

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C 8615

 
www.codexdigital.com
Convergent Design

Convergent Design will spotlight the Gemini 4:4:4, an uncompressed video recorder/player that enables cinematographers and videographers to capture the ultimate video quality in a small, low-power, lightweight package at a very affordable price. Gemini features a built-in high-brightness 5.0” 800x480 24-bit LCD touch screen for monitor and playback, and introduces the ability to simultaneously record to two removable solid-state drives, creating instant backups and opening new workflow options.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C 11126

 
www.convergent-design.com
Denz

Denz will showcase its new support for Sony’s PMW-F3 camera. Attaching to the camera via ¼” camera threads, the support offers the necessary stability for using PL-mount lenses and allows for attaching the camera to tripod adapter plates, Arri bridge plates and more. The support allows for the use of 19mm or 15mm rods, and rosettes allow the support to be used with the Denz Lightweight Handle System.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C 8438

 
www.denz-deniz.com
Digital Anarchy

Digital Anarchy will showcase the next generation of its award-winning skin and retouching product for video and film. Beauty Box Video smoothes skin wrinkles and blemishes in SD, HD or film footage within After Effects, Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL 3327A

 
www.digitalanarchy.com
Digital Film Technology

Digital Film Technology, a provider of high-end film and digital postproduction solutions, will debut the Flexxity software suite, which offers specialized software applications for dailies, archive and restoration, video playout and file mastering, ingest, transfer, and transcoding. DFT will also highlight new features to the Scanity 4K/2K film scanner, including batch processing and background rendering, infrared channel and dirt processing, audio scanning, automated D-min functionality, variable scaling, and film-shrinkage measurement.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL 11608

 
www.dft-film.com
DSC Labs

DSC Labs will be announcing significant breakthroughs in 3-D chart technology. Created in collaboration with Tim Dashwood, a stereographer, cinematographer, director, editor and the founder of Dashwood Cinema Solutions, the Dashwood 3D Chart automates the display of accurate 3-D rig calibration at unheard-of speeds. Additionally, the Pilot 3D Chart, which features runway-like extension and corner LED lights, is a comprehensive tool for the proper balance and alignment of 3-D rigs. DSC Labs will also spotlight the Hawk Quick Check Chart and CamAlign RoliChart, as well as the updated ChromaDuMonde 18G chart, which includes an 18-percent spectrophotometrically neutral gray background.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C 10215

 
www.dsclabs.com
Egripment

Egripment will showcase a number of innovations across its range of camera-support equipment. Highlights include the TDT Encoded System, a high-quality encoding package for augmented-reality projects; the ultra-portable Focus Dolly Light and Aluminum Pack Track; the ProTraveler jib/crane system for prosumer cameras; and the compact 305 remote head.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C 8312

 
www.egripment.com
Element Technica

Element Technica will spotlight its Atom 3-D rig, purpose-built for the Red Epic digital camera. The company will also demonstrate 3-D Hand Controllers for 3-D rig and lens control.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C 12626

 
www.elementtechnica.com
FilmLight

FilmLight will demonstrate a radical new color-grading tool for Baselight. The company will also launch a new version of Baselight aimed at opening high-end color grading to a new class of user. Additionally, FilmLight will demonstrate a new on-set color-correction system developed in conjunction with Technicolor.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL 7920

 
www.filmlight.ltd.uk
Flanders Scientific Inc.

Flanders Scientific will spotlight the recently launched LM-2461W, the company’s new top-of-the-line monitor. The LM-2461W features a 1920x1200 resolution LCD panel with 10-bit color depth and 3Gbps SDI inputs. The monitor also features FSI’s advanced Color Fidelity Engine, which allows users to instantly switch between Rec 709, SMPTE C, EBU and Native Wide Gamut modes, with newly announced support for DCI-P3.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL 10010

 
www.flandersscientific.com
The Foundry

In addition to the latest versions of Nuke and NukeX, the Foundry will offer a look at Storm, which enables users to check, tag and organize their footage, perform basic edits and then hand everything off for finishing. Storm currently handles Red workflows, but version 1.1 will include QuickTime formats and a workflow with Avid.contact

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL 5625

 
www.thefoundry.co.uk
Gamma & Density Co.

Gamma & Density will unveil Image Control, the mobile version of its 3cP on-set color-correction system, for use with Apple’s iPad and iPhone. Image Control includes tools for location scouting, previsualization, data management and color correction.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL 3327E (with Synthetic Aperture)

 
www.gammaanddensity.com
Gekko Technology

Gekko Technology will launch Kedo, the focusable version of its color-tunable LED-based luminaire. The Fresnel-based optic within Kedo provides a focal range of 6:1, and the fixture is comparable in output intensity to a 900-watt tungsten source. Kedo has presets at 2,900°K, 3,200°K, 4,300°K, 5,600°K and 6,500°K, and it boasts the ability to match a wide range of color gels. Gekko will also unveil a blendable-white version of its Karesslite 6012, which can be adjusted to any intermediate color temperature between 3,200°K and 5,600°K.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C 2249 (with PRG)

 
www.gekkotechnology.com
I-Movix

Extreme-slow-motion specialist I-Movix will show a new version of the SprintCam Vvs HD ultra-slow-motion system for live HD broadcast production. SprintCam Vvs HD now operates at up to 2,700 fps in 1080i50 or 5,800 fps in 720p60 and provides instant replay at native HD resolution and image quality.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C 4644

 

 
www.i-movix.com
Innovision Optics

Innovision Optics will spotlight the Kamtrax vertical and horizontal camera slider, which provides ultra-smooth camera movement along a 3’ or 6’ track that can be oriented vertically, horizontally, or at an angle in-between. The company will also highlight the Radcam mini R/C camera car for DSLRs, the Probe 2 tubular lens system for DSLRs, and the Wally 2-Axis camera-tracking system.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C 7537

 
www.innovision-optics.com
International Supplies

International Supplies will showcase the newest model of its Nexto DI portable storage device, the NVS2525, which can back up hundreds of hours of raw footage from Panasonic P2 and Sony SxS cards via its own card slots, CF cards via an adaptor, and Ikegami GFPAK via USB. Additionally, for DSLR cinematography, the company will spotlight Varavon’s Pro Finder low-angle viewfinder, the DeluxGear PinPoint laser-aided focus system and DeluxGear Lens Guard.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C 11823

 
www.internationalsupplies.com
K-Tek

In addition to its line of boom poles, K-Tek will showcase the Norbert camera-accessory holder, as well as the newly released Norbert Sport version. 

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C 8325
 

 
www.ktekbooms.com
Litepanels

Litepanels will showcase its focusable Fresnel fixtures, which provide HD-friendly lighting while using just 1/10 the energy of conventional Fresnel lights. The company will also spotlight its MicroPro Hybrid on-camera LED light, LED Ringlite, 1x1 and more.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C 6025

 
www.litepanels.com
Lowel

Lowel will provide a peek at the LED Studio 450, the first of the company’s soon-to-be-released series of studio LED fixtures. The tungsten-balanced LED Studio 450 is fully dimmable either manually or via DMX control, and it can be mounted on a stand or a hanging C-clamp. Lowel will also spotlight its Rifa Extra Flo 80 Kits, Trio 3-Light Kits and its full line of lights, controls, mounts and kits.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C 8818

 
www.lowel.com
Manhattan Edit Workshop

Manhattan Edit Workshop (Mewshop) will promote its unique and versatile digital training curriculum and destination-based methodology. Mewshop offers an extensive training curriculum in the latest digital technologies and the industry’s most popular editing tools.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C 11022 (with B&H Photo, Video & Pro Audio)

 
www.mewshop.com
Marvin Technologies

Marvin Technologies will introduce the Marvin 2.0 on-set camera-data-management system. Marvin automates the creation of backups, LTO tape masters, QuickTime proxies for offline editing and DVD dailies as well as shot logging. Along with support for all common digital cinema cameras, Marvin 2.0 offers stereoscopic 3-D support. 

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth SL 1716 (with Cintel)

 
www.marvintech.com
Matthews Studio Equipment

Matthews Studio Equipment will expand its successful car-mount systems with the introduction of the Baby Ball Head adapter and the Magic Riser. Designed as a strong, safe, reliable and versatile system for mounting cameras to automobiles, trucks, boats, trains and even low-flying airplanes, the MSE car-mount system integrates MicroGrip technology with MSE’s family of Ball Heads. The strong, single-piece Baby Ball Head adapter converts any 5/8” baby pin or 1 1/8” junior receiver into a 3/8-16” threaded spud. The Magic Riser allows the camera to travel from a 9” position to a full 14”. The company will also showcase its range of support equipment, including the recently introduced K-Stackers, which make it easy to rig multiple fluorescent fixtures from a single stand.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C 3251

 
www.msegrip.com
Maxon Computer

Maxon Computer, a leading developer of professional 3-D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, will showcase Cinema 4D, the company’s cornerstone 3-D software. Cinema 4D boasts ease of use, a quick workflow, fast rendering and unmatched integration into leading compositing applications, providing a production-proven 3-D solution.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL 2327

 
www.maxon.net
Nvidia

Nvidia will showcase its latest technologies for broadcast and post, including Quadro professional graphics solutions, interactive on-air graphics and workflows with leading editing and visual-effects vendors.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: SL 2728

 

 
www.nvidia.com
OConnor

OConnor will introduce the 2065 Fluid Head, designed to support digital cameras such as the Red One, Sony F35 and Arri Alexa. The company will also showcase its O-Box WM mattebox for 16:9 35mm-sensor cameras, as well as the CFF-1 Follow Focus and O-Grips.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

Booth: C 6025

 
www.ocon.com
Panasonic

Panasonic will showcase a host of solutions for video professionals. Highlights include a new wireless system for the AJ-HPX3100 master-quality 1080p P2 HD camcorder, new AVCCam Importer software, AJ-SF110 Video Ingest software and AJ-SF100 Linear Open-Tape Archive Software for P2 content, the 3-D ready AG-HPD24 P2 portable deck with native 24p recording, the high-performance 9” BT-LH910 LCD production monitor, the AJ-PCD30 P2 drive and reduced pricing for P2 cards.

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contact info:

Booth: C 3707

 
www.panasonic.com/broadcast
Pandora International

Pandora will introduce three new products: Psi is a hardware upgrade for Spirit Classic and Shadow telecines that gives users 2K and HD scanning capabilities; Pluto is a display color-management system; and Pilot is a controller for telecines, VTRs and image processors. With these new technologies, Pandora is renewing its commitment to providing high-end tools for artists in postproduction and film-finishing facilities.

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contact info:

Booth: SL 1716 (with Cintel)

 
www.pandora-int.com
Petrol Bags

Petrol Bags will introduce an array of new black Deca series DSLR backpacks, roll packs, shoulder carriers, raincovers, camera bags and more. The company will also present its full line of bags and cases for portable production.

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contact info:

Booth: C 6034

 
www.petrolbags.com
Polecam

Polecam will launch the Polecam Starter Pack. Designed primarily for use with DSLR cameras, the Starter Pack offers low-budget productions all of the essential features of the legendary Polecam rig. Incorporating a newly designed DSLR head and redesigned back end, the Starter Pack rig can be attached to any standard professional camera tripod or harness mount.

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contact info:

Booth: C 8013

 
www.polecam.com
Prism Projection

Prism Projection will debut the Reveal Profile luminaire, the latest addition to the company’s award-winning Reveal collection. The Reveal Profile is a true high-CRI, LED profile spot with high lumen output. 

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contact info:

Booth: C 1661
 

 
www.prismprojection.com
Quantel

Quantel will unveil a range of new and enhanced software solutions for post and broadcast built around expanding file-based workflow, enhancing integration and boosting high-quality stereo 3-D productivity. Highlights include QTube, which allows users anywhere in the world with Internet access to interact with media in other locations; Enterprise sQ, a fast turnaround production system; Qube, a powerful new editor for Enterprise sQ; the new sQ Fileflow workflow application for Enterprise sQ; Mission 2, the latest version of the company’s Media Asset Management system; and Pablo PA, the software-only assist station.

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contact info:

Booth: SL 2014

 
www.quantel.com
RadiantGrid

RadiantGrid will unveil several new solutions to help broadcasters support their ever-expanding file-based workflows. Kirk Marple, RadiantGrid’s president and chief software architect, will be on hand to discuss these new offerings as well as the future of file-based workflows.

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contact info:

Booth: SU 3725 (with SAN Solutions)

 
www.radiantgrid.com
Sachtler

Sachtler, a Vitec Group brand, will present the Cine DSLR fluid head. The new support features a proprietary camera plate with an anti-twist retainer, a 10-step counterbalance system, Sachtler’s signature damping with three vertical and three horizontal grades of drag and a payload range of 1 to 11 pounds. Sachtler will also display its full line of renowned camera supports.

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contact info:

Booth: C 6032
 

 
www.sachtler.com
SAN Solutions

SAN Solutions will showcase new products within the company’s ArtiSAN Storage and ArtiSAN Application Platforms. The ArtiSAN Storage Platform consists of two product lines: the ArtiSAN 9400 series, designed for high-performance film and video applications, and the ArtiSAN 5400 series, ideal for high-capacity nearline media storage. The ArtiSAN Application Platform comprises a family of products that enable and optimize file-based workflows, including the ArtiSAN DDR, ArtiSAN Content Archive and ArtiSAN Metadata Controller.

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contact info:

Booth SU 3725

 
www.sansolutions.com
Schneider Optics

Schneider Optics will showcase the True-Match 10-stop variable ND filter kit, which works in conjunction with Schneider’s DSLR 4” filter system. Additionally, for 3-D productions, the company will show quarter wave retarders, 3-D windows and more. Other highlights from the company include C-mount and Cine Xenar prime lenses, as well as the Cam Caddie stabilizing handle for lightweight camera systems.

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contact info:

Booth: C 8737 

 
www.schneideroptics.com
Singular Software

Singular Software, a developer of workflow-automation applications for digital media, will showcase extended support from its innovative audio and video synchronization product line. PluralEyes boasts recently expanded support for Avid Media Composer, and the standalone DualEyes application is now available for Mac OS X.

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contact info:

Booth: SL 3327F

 
www.singularsoftware.com
Snell

Snell will showcase a variety of new and enhanced products that enable greater automation and more flexible media handling in live production, playout, infrastructure, media restoration and transformation environments. Particularly noteworthy, the Archangel Ph.C-HD real-time film and video restoration system features a new timeline controller, which adds scene-by-scene restoration control and allows users to apply processing on a scene-by-scene basis and to change filter parameters on the fly.

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contact info:

Booth: N 1820
 

 
www.snellgroup.com
Software Generation Ltd

Software Generation Ltd (SGL) will have a real working demonstration of the innovative Linear Tape File System (LTFS). Traditionally, data is written to a media archive in a proprietary format. However, specific LTO-5 and all future LTO tape formats will support LTFS, enabling true interoperability between what were once disparate systems. SGL will also highlight key new features to FlashNet 6.4 as well as the company’s support for the latest version of Apple’s Final Cut Server and Avid Interplay 2.3.

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contact info:

Booth: N 2821

 
www.sglbroadcast.com
Sonnet Technologies

Sonnet Technologies will showcase several products that cater to the storage needs of professionals in the broadcast and postproduction industries. Highlights include the Transposer universal 2.5” SSD to 3.5” drive-tray adapter, the Fusion RX1600Fibre video-editing shared-storage system and the Qio professional universal media reader/writer. 

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contact info:

Booth: SL 9605

 
www.sonnettech.com
Vinten

Vinten, a Vitec Group brand, will showcase the new Vector 75 head. The Vector 75 offers the same outstanding camera carrying performance as the popular Vector 750, but incorporates the standard LF drag control that helped make its predecessor, the Vector 70, an industry standard. Built upon the skeleton of the Vector 70, the design of the Vector 75 includes a range of features that address the pressures of today’s fast-paced and cost-conscious productions without compromising camera control.

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contact info:

Booth: C 6028

 
www.vinten.com
YoYotta

YoYotta will show the latest version of the YoYo postproduction workflow system. The YoYo software suite streamlines and automates file-based data management. YoYotta is also introducing YoDailies, a new system for creating review reels.

Online Online Exclusive

contact info:

 Booth: SL 1716 (with Cintel)

 
www.yoyotta.com
Zacuto

In addition to showcasing a full range of DSLR accessories, Zacuto will introduce the Z-Finder EVF (electronic viewfinder), EVF Mounts, EVF Should Mount Kit and more. Zacuto will also display the Sony F3 and Panasonic AF-100, fully rigged and ready for play. Additionally, Zacuto Films will present the upcoming Web series, “The Great Camera Shootout 2011,” in the theater located in the Zacuto booth.

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contact info:

Booth: C 9542

 
www.zacuto.com
Denz Accessorizes Panasonic Camera

Denz has introduced an accessory package for Panasonic’s AG-AF100 Micro 4⁄3" digital camera. The package includes a Universal Holder, PL54-Support, Ultra Lightweight Handle System and FFM Follow Focus.

The Universal Holder attaches onto the camera’s handle and can be fixed via two clamping screws, which allow for different positions depending on the needs of the operator. The Universal Holder can also be used in conjunction with the Cineroid electronic viewfinder.

The PL54-Support allows users to mount any PL-mount lens to the camera, no matter the lens’ weight. The support system contains a mount for 15mm support rods as well as Arri/Denz-standard rosettes for adjusting handles and accessories.

An optional shoulder rig can also be mounted to the 15mm rods, and the Ultra Lightweight Handle System incorporates two handles, one of which can be equipped with shutter control.

Finally, Denz’s FFM Follow Focus perfectly fits the system and mounts to the 15mm rods sideways beneath the lens. 

contact info:  
www.denz-deniz.com
HydroFlex Borg Assimilates Element Technica Neutron Rig

Element Technica has announced that its Technica 3D Neutron rig, mounted with Silicon Imaging SI-2K cameras, can now be enclosed in the purpose-built Neutron Borg 3-D underwater housing system from HydroFlex. The underwater 3-D camera system incorporates a Cinedeck recorder inside the housing.

The Neutron 3-D rig’s small form factor is particularly attractive for underwater use, since it makes a compact underwater housing possible. The combination of the Neutron rig and SI-2K cameras allowed HydroFlex to design an anodized aluminum, cuboid-shaped housing that measures 15" wide, 17" long and 16" tall. The Neutron Borg housing weighs 114 pounds out of the water and 3 pounds underwater.

Pete Romano, ASC, recently used the first production model. “It is easy to move in the water and follow the action,” he says. “It is balanced well for handheld use and I couldn’t be happier.”

The Neutron Borg system utilizes Element Technica’s integrated lens control. By fitting the SI-2K cameras with Zeiss 16mm cine lenses, the system can take advantage of those lenses’ f1.3 apertures and close-focusing capabilities. The system also accepts Schneider 4.8mm, 8mm and 12mm lenses, and Linos 12mm, 16mm and 15mm C-mount lenses.

“Because of its size, camera quality and lens compatibility, the Neutron 3-D rig and SI-2K camera combination made an excellent choice for a small housing,” says Matt Brown, HydroFlex’s operations manager. The Neutron Borg system can be configured as a free-swimming, untethered housing, with operator viewing on the Cinedeck and full lens and stereographic control underwater. Alternatively, video and full remote control of the rig’s focus, iris and stereoscopic properties can be cabled to the surface and operated from there.

The HydroFlex Neutron Borg housing is designed to remain watertight to a depth of 60' and incorporates watertight connections for lens focus and iris, interaxial and convergence. When utilizing the Cinedeck for internal recording, SD video can be run to the surface with an underwater coaxial cable. Alternatively, the Cinedeck can be bypassed to run full HD from both cameras to the surface via underwater Ethernet cables.

The Neutron Borg system is available for rental from HydroFlex.

contact info:  
www.hydroflex.com
www.technica3d.com
Fujifilm Expands Eterna Vivid Line

Fujifilm Corporation has announced the introduction of Eterna Vivid 250D, a daylight-type motion-picture color-negative film formulated to offer high color saturation and high contrast. Incorporating Fujifilm’s proprietary Super Nano-Structured Grain Technology, Super-Efficient Coupler Technology and Super-Efficient DIR-Coupler Technology, the Eterna family of motion-picture color-negative films offers exceptionally high-quality images.

Eterna Vivid 250D shares the same gradation and color saturation characteristics as the tungsten-type Eterna Vivid 500 and Eterna Vivid 160. Not just an excellent film for shooting in exterior locations, Eterna Vivid 250D can also be used under mixed-lighting conditions.

All films in the Eterna family are characterized by their ability to reproduce natural skin tones and grays in under- to overexposed conditions. Additionally, Eterna Vivid 250D provides rich and distinctive colors as well as deep blacks with the optimized gradation balance, enabling a wide range of expressive dramatic effects.

Optimization of orange-mask density and sharpness balance contributes to enhanced image quality for film scanning or direct telecine transfer of images from negative film to videotape, making this newest addition to the Eterna lineup well suited for commercials and other motion-picture production utilizing the latest advanced digital technologies.

contact info:  
www.fujifilm.com
Pixel Farm Shares Free Airgrade

The Pixel Farm, a manufacturer and marketer of image-processing and visual-effects software technologies, has introduced Airgrade, a free color-grading engine that is remote-controlled from an iPhone. 

Airgrade emulates professional film and television grading tools and combines a powerful Mac-based grading engine with an easy-to-use wireless remote control on the iPhone. Users roll a 3-D trackball and rotate a radial wheel on their iPhone to adjust precise tonal ranges using Lift, Gamma and Gain controls, as well as a Saturation control for overall color intensity. The result appears interactively on the user’s Mac, and on any other connected monitoring device, such as a digital projector. A shake of the iPhone resets the parameters, allowing a fresh grade to be made.

When the desired color grade has been achieved, Airgrade’s color engine saves the grading data in the ASC CDL format, which allows color decisions to be transferred between color-grading and finishing solutions. The graded image is saved simultaneously to the iPhone’s photo album, delivering a fast visual reference.

Users can download the free, Mac-based color engine at www.airgrade.co.uk; the iPhone remote controller is available through the iTunes store.

contact info:  
www.thepixelfarm.co.uk
www.airgrade.co.uk
Quantel Offers Software-Only Pablo PA

Quantel has released Pablo PA, the company’s first standalone software product. Pablo PA is designed to help Quantel customers get the maximum value out of their high-end eQ, iQ or Pablo suites by handling conforms, preparation and workflow, allowing the main suite to concentrate purely on client-focused work. As a standalone system, Pablo PA also offers facilities that don’t currently own Quantel systems a low-cost way to benefit from Quantel’s high-quality post tools.

Pable PA has all the Pablo V5 color, multi-layer timeline, import, export, archive, conform and Stereo3D tools. It also supports Red and DPX soft mount of third-party storage for instant access to media, and will handle conform verification, Red shot selection and live de-bayering as well as file i/o. When work is complete, only the recipe of what’s been done on Pablo PA needs to be transferred to the eQ, iQ or Pablo, saving valuable time that would otherwise be spent moving media.

The release of Pablo PA follows a successful Beta testing phase with a number of Quantel customers. Pablo PA is being offered on a 30-day “try before you buy” scheme. 

contact info:  
www.quantel.com
Panavision Introduces Digital Transfer Station

Panavision has introduced the Digital Transfer Station, providing a unique solution to enable greater flexibility in the production process. The DTS complements Panavision’s Solid State Recorder, increasing the SSR’s capability while providing consistency throughout the production workflow. The DTS takes uncompressed content from the SSR and outputs DPX or QuickTime files while offering a production the option to simultaneously generate a backup tape.

This solution provides value to various departments in the production process. For the cinematographer, it is an invaluable addition that allows the application of look-up tables so that material can be generated for editorial needs as well as dailies. Cinematographer David Tattersall employed the system on Gulliver’s Travels and The Hungry Rabbit Jumps. “It was an invisible part of our camera equipment,” he says. “I was almost unaware it was there.”

The DTS provides for near-set quality control of the master image, enabling near-instant feedback on set before the files are sent to postproduction. The system also helps to accelerate the delivery of off-line files for the editorial process. “Panavision’s Digital Transfer Station eliminates the transfer-from-tape portion of the deliverables distribution, and eliminates the compression associated with tape,” says digital-imaging technician Doug DeGrassio. “I liked the compact size and reliability. It’s simply very clean and it makes our work very clean.”

The DTS solution can also enhance the entire production workflow, including visual effects and postproduction. For visual effects, this means every frame is available as a DPX file directly from set. “Having all the DPX files in the cutting room is excellent,” says editor Alan Bell, ACE. “It allows for very fast turnarounds delivering [visual-effects] elements and gives us options when it comes to doing the final conform.”

Josh Limor, Panavision’s technical marketing manager, says, “We wanted to design a system that is easy to use, invisible on set, and can satisfy every aspect of the production team’s needs. In addition, every production will have Panavision’s support in designing and implementing a workflow that works for them.” Other productions that have already utilized the DTS include Captain America, Vamps, The Smurfs and Ironclad.

contact info:  
www.panavision.com
Panasonic Adds Pro Monitor

Panasonic Solutions Company has introduced the BT-LH910, a 9" LCD monitor for field and studio applications. Features include a new, high-brightness, high-contrast IPS panel; newly developed 3-D assist functions; and professional interfaces, including HDMI and 3G-SDI. Equally suitable for production, broadcast and institutional applications, the cost-effective BT-LH910 can be utilized on-camera as an electronic viewfinder, on location, and in mobile or live settings.

The BT-LH910 offers production-level critical viewing with 1280x768 WXGA pixel resolution, the highest in the 9"-and-under professional LCD monitor category. The monitor’s high brightness, high contrast, horizontally aligned IPS panel has 176-degree vertical and horizontal viewing angles. It delivers exceptional imagery with superb color accuracy and exhibits minimal changes in brightness and color due to the viewing angle.

The BT-LH910 incorporates a 2X SDI IN overlay and side-by-side display that provides a 2-D view of various 3-D checks, including composition, convergence, color and luminance, focus and zoom position, and parallax. This 3-D assist function is ideal for production crews that require a 3-D review in the field. The monitor also offers two times SDI loop-through to allow it to be used with existing 3-D rigs while still feeding video to any downstream equipment. Additional functionality encompasses a Black mode for confirming dark scenes, an RGB waveform monitor, a vectorscope, an RGB direct white-balance adjustment, a color audio level meter, new front/rear design, SDI closed-captioning support, a headphone jack and tilt stand.

The 15:9 aspect-ratio monitor is compatible with multiple HD/SD formats and features the industry’s lowest image-processing delay, a Diagonal Line compensation function and such advanced focus-assist functions as Focus-in-Red and Pixel-to-Pixel matching. Measuring only 3.1" deep and weighing only 3.7 pounds (excluding the tilt stand), the space-saving BT-LH910 also boasts an eco-friendly W-LED backlight.

When used as an electronic viewfinder, the BT-LH910 can be configured with Panasonic’s full range of HD shoulder-mount cameras, using the optional BT-CS910 viewfinder cable. The 12-volt DC-powered monitor is equipped with both a 4-pin XLR DC input and an Anton Bauer battery gold mount, making it ideal for outdoor use.

The BT-LH910 has a suggested price of $3,500.

contact info:  
www.panasonic.com/broadcast
Abel Cine Tech Authorized by Zeiss

Lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss has appointed equipment supplier Abel Cine Tech as a Carl Zeiss Authorized Service Partner. Building on years of cooperation between the two companies, the aim of the partnership is to allow Carl Zeiss customers in the Americas to benefit from optimized customer service. In particular, the partnership will further reduce the amount of downtime associated with repairs. In the future, local services will be carried out more efficiently and according to the highest quality standards. 

“The appointment of a Carl Zeiss Authorized Service Partner creates an important foundation for intensifying our cooperation with Abel Cine Tech,” says Josef Kohnle, director of operations of the Carl Zeiss Camera Lens Division in Oberkochen, Germany. “Our clients in America can now send their lenses directly to Abel Cine Tech for maintenance and repairs. The professional and localized customer service will guarantee quick and smooth service and increase effectiveness.”

Pete Abel, president and CEO of Abel Cine Tech, adds, “We’re delighted with the special trust Carl Zeiss has placed in us through this official partnership. We will use our experience and technical know-how to build awareness among Carl Zeiss customers in America for its products and to provide the outstanding performance and quality for which Carl Zeiss lenses are renowned the world over.”

Abel Cine Tech operates facilities in New York City, Burbank and Chicago. Qualification as a Carl Zeiss Authorized Service Partner involves training by Carl Zeiss partners as well as the provision of special tools that ensure the company can guarantee a uniform level of service for all its customers.

contact info:  
www.abelcine.com
www.zeiss.com
Vocas Adapts Lens Mount

Vocas has introduced a lens-mount adapter from Micro 4⁄3" to PL mount, designed with the Panasonic AG-AF100 specifically in mind. The adapter, which enables the use of PL-mount lenses on digital cameras fitted with a Micro 4⁄3" sensor, comes with a 15mm support bracket for using the mount on a 15mm rails system. Vocas also offers a 15mm rails system, which is suitable for adding more accessories.

contact info:  
www.vocas.com
Redrock Micro Works with Really Right Stuff

Redrock Micro has introduced the MicroRRS clamp for adapting the Really Right Stuff line of quick-release clamps and plates for use with Redrock’s HDSLR camera rigs.

Redrock customers now have a choice of camera mounts for their Redrock rigs: the Redrock DSLR baseplate or the MicroRRS adapter clamp with Really Right Stuff. The MicroRRS with Really Right Stuff clamps are an excellent choice for still photographers who want to continue using their Really Right Stuff quick-release system, or for cinematographers who demand the ultimate stability in a camera-mounting system. The MicroRRS allows HDSLRs to be used either vertically or horizontally, and it can be used with either camera or lens support plates.

“Really Right Stuff is extremely well regarded and hugely popular in the photography world today,” says James Hurd, chief revolutionary for Redrock Micro. “Our new MicroRRS clamp really benefits customers by bringing together the best of both worlds for video DSLR rigs and accessories.”

The MicroRRS clamp is priced at $229. 

contact info:  
www.redrockmicro.com
www.reallyrightstuff.com
JBK Cinequipt Focuses on DSLRs

JBK Cinequipt has introduced the FF-2010 HD, a lightweight follow focus designed for use with Canon’s EOS 5D and 7D DSLR camera systems. The FF-2010 attaches directly to one 15mm support rod and locks into place with a quick-lock clamper. Constructed of Black Delrin, the FF-2010 boasts a sealed gear box, weighs only 5 ounces and has an outside diameter of 3". 

The FF-2010’s interchangeable drive gear is held in place with an Allen screw, making it easy to swap out for different drive-gear sizes. The unit also features a marking disk, and the knob accepts standard accessories, such as a speed crank or whip.
contact info:  
www.jbkcinequipt.com
FG Follow Focus from Ikan

Ikan has introduced the FG Follow Focus, offering precision machined aluminum construction, lightweight design, beveled dry-erase marking disk and compatibility with all Ikan Elements kits and any 15mm rod-based camera-support system. Driven by a 2"-diameter control wheel, the FG Follow Focus features low backlash and is compatible with standard film-pitch gearing of .8 MOD supported by a 2.3"-diameter focus gear. The horizontal adjustment feature accommodates a wide range of DSLR lens diameters. The FG Follow Focus also features a focus mark indicator and lockable focus control.

The included 17" FG Follow Focus Whip features vinyl covering and a crank stability grip for smooth control. Utilizing Ikan’s compact square connector, the FG Whip provides leverage over distance and smoother focus pulls all around. The 2.3" FG Follow Focus Crank Knob provides rapid focus, allowing users to move from one focus mark to another at high speed. Fitted with Ikan’s square connector, the FG Crank Knob offers fast and accurate control. Also included is a pair of 2.5" to 4.25"-diameter adjustable zip lens gears. 
contact info:  
www.ikancorp.com
Zacuto Updates Z-Finder Pro

Camera-accessories manufacturer Zacuto has released the updated Z-Finder Pro DSLR viewfinder. The optical viewfinder offers 2.5x or 3x focusable magnification, a 40mm-diameter Zacuto optical designed lens, an anti-fog coating protective shield, an eyecup preventing extraneous light leakage, a diopter and a field of view perfectly matched to 3" LCD screens. Also included are three extender frames, a gorilla plate with DSLR short body frame, a lens cap, a protective boot, a lanyard hook and lanyard, and three extra anti-fog coating protective covers.

The anti-fog protective covers serve two purposes: to protect the actual lens from damage and to prevent fogging. “We’ve spent over a year and a half to come up with the Zacuto anti-fog formula,” says Steve Weiss, product designer for Zacuto. “The key to creating an anti-fog lens is to create a texture on the surface so that moisture cannot collect.” Weiss and fellow product designer Jens Bogehegn developed inexpensive anti-fog shields for customers to use as expendables in case of loss, scratch or damage to the covers. Bogehegn notes, “We found that the texture of the protective cover can rub off. Whether you have an older Z-Finder or Pro Series, anti-fog lens or non-anti-fog lens, these shields will protect your existing lens and make any Z-Finder anti-fog.”

For existing Z-Finder owners, the Anti-Fog Protective Cover Upgrade Kit comes with a three-pack of anti-fog protective covers, a lens cap and newly designed eyecup to fit all covers.

contact info:  
www.zacuto.com
Acme Illuminates Komet Pipe Light

Acme Lighting & Grip has introduced the Komet Pipe Light. Lightweight and self contained, the 6,500°K LED fixture is simple to use and sets up in seconds.

The all-weather Komet Pipe Light features a nylon body and T6 aluminum head. The fixture weighs 17 pounds and folds into a cylinder that measures 32" long and 4.5" in diameter, allowing for easy transport.

The Komet Pipe Light features low, medium and high operating modes; according to Acme’s photometrics, the Pipe Light produces a maximum of 500 foot candles at a distance 6'. The fixture runs off of a battery, which recharges in approximately 8 hours and offers 2.5 to 9 hours of operation, depending on the operating mode. The power supply and charger are included. Other accessories include a four-way barndoor, a wide lens, four gel frames and a car power adapter. 

contact info:  
www.kometled.com
MSE Supports Fluorescents with K-Stackers

Matthews Studio Equipment has introduced K-Stackers, a simple solution for fluorescent-lighting support. 

Based on a concept from gaffer Alex Amyot, K-Stackers allow for the placement of large fluorescent fixtures in a tight pattern for more punch, or for an overhead source with fluorescent fixtures hung from a Junior Boom or telescoping hanger. Two or three large fluorescent fixtures can be tied together on a rolling stand or Runway Base; up to six 4' fixtures can be mounted, with the ballasts hanging off the back of the K-Stacker. Two K-Stackers on a stand or base allows for placement of four 4' fluorescent fixtures vertically around the stand. Rotate the pin 90 degrees and K-Stackers can be conformed from a horizontal to a vertical light-fixture mode. This compact, powerful light source can be moved almost anywhere.

“Crews spend a great deal of time building contraptions out of C-stands to achieve the same effect that the K-Stacker gives them in moments,” says Kelly Koskella, president of Hollywood Rentals, one of the first companies to take delivery of the K-Stackers. “Those time-saving quality products are what production professionals demand. Hollywood Rentals is always on the lookout for tools that improve production for our clients, and K-Stackers certainly do that.”

contact info:  
www.msegrip.com