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Introducing Rabbit-Rounder Universal for Nanlux, Feliix, Aputure and amp; more with Bowens mount systems Posted: 05/04/2022
Introducing Rabbit-Rounder and reg; Universal for Nanlux, Feliix, Aputure and amp; more with Bowens mount systems

DoPchoice and TRP Worldwide premiere a new mounting solution for Snapbag softboxes: the Rabbit-Rounder Universal. It's the versatile answer to mounting a variety of DoPchoice Snapbags, Octas, and Lanterns to the growing range of fixtures with Aputure, Fiilex, Nanlux, and others with industry standard Bowens mounts. With the patent-pending Rabbit-Rounder® Universal, one system fits a range of lights and softboxes.



Tags: DoPchoice GmbH | Light Modifiers | ARRI Orbiter | Obiter | Lightbank | Snapbag | lighting | cinematography | Local 728 | Local 80 | gaffer | light control | cinema tools | LED | Rabbit Rounder | Snapgrid | TRP Worldwide | Snapbag | reflective fabric | internal 3D Baffle | NAB 2022
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Steadicam Now Available in New Cost-Effective M-2 Core Kits Posted: 01/03/2022
Steadicam and reg; Now Available in New Cost-Effective M-2 Core Kits

The most integrated and adaptable Steadicam® system ever made is now available in a more affordable option with the introduction of the new M-2 Core Kits. Specially configured and priced to provide operators with an entry point into the Steadicam M-Series ecosystem, the M-2 Core Kits utilize the same lightweight components and modular design that has made the M-2 an industry standard. All M-Series components and accessories including the Steadicam Volt™ are designed to be fully compatible, so as an operator’s needs change, their M-2 system can adapt with them.

Tags: Tiffen | Lowel | LED | filters | Ego LED | Photo | Video | production | lighting | camera support | filmmaking | diffusion | polarizer | mist | beauty filters
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SUMOLIGHT Adds UK HQ headed by Broadcast Industry Veteran Simon Evans Posted: 23/02/2022
SUMOLIGHT Adds UK HQ headed by Broadcast Industry Veteran Simon Evans

New hand's-on showroom facilities for growing line of lighting solutions located at London's prestigious Elstree Film Studios

SUMOLIGHT GmbH, known for SUMOSPACE, SUMOSKY, new SUMOMAX and other innovative LED lighting, announces the opening of SUMOLIGHT UK Ltd. With an eye to the flourishing British and surrounding media community, the new 2,000 square foot facility offers filmmakers a showroom and the opportunity to test existing and upcoming SUMOLIGHT products. Located at renowned Elstree Film Studios, the accessible ground floor space provides clients with savvy staff, technicians and engineers, as well as 24/7 support.

Tim Zur, Managing Director of SUMOLIGHT GmbH, explains “SUMOLIGHT UK Ltd, has been formed as a one-stop shop solution for the UK and EU markets. This branch will work with key partners to ensure smooth sales support and service of all SUMOLIGHT products, as well as a site for hands-on activities, workshops, training and technical lab sessions and other business and social events.”

At the helm of the new location is Chief Executive Officer Simon Evans, who brings his multifaceted expertise in contemporary broadcast and cinema lighting to SUMOLIGHT. With over 2 decades experience in the field, he has contributed engineering and on-set lighting skill to scores of motion pictures, music videos, television, documentaries, and commercials. With special interest in power generation, power distribution and control systems design, he has also been involved in the R&D of numerous LED fixtures. Through his previous technical managerial positions with NBC Universal International Operations Ltd, Cinelease, Panalux and AFM Lighting, Evans has garnered diverse experience from the point-of-view of the manufacturer, rental house, and filmmakers who use the gear.



Tags: SUMOLIGHT | lighting | production | equipment | engineering | film | broadcasting | SUMO100 | SUMOSPACE | SUMOSKY | display | lighting system | mixed reality | studio | virtual environments | virtual production | full-color modular | SUMOMAX | powerful | interactive lightin
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New DoPchoice Snapbag and reg; for Astera NYX Bulb Posted: 23/02/2022
New DoPchoice Snapbag and reg; for Astera NYX Bulb

To make the most of Astera’s round NYX LED Bulb, DoPchoice now offers a custom-designed, patented Snapbag® softbox to pleasingly soften the output of this innovative lighting.

Tags: DoPchoice GmbH | Light Modifiers | ARRI Orbiter | Obiter | Lightbank | Snapbag | lighting | cinematography | Local 728 | Local 80 | gaffer | light control | cinema tools | LED | Rabbit Rounder | Snapgrid | TRP Worldwide | Snapbag | reflective fabric | internal 3D Baffle
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ZEISS Supreme Primes Work Day and Night for Plan B and mdash; Cinematographer Sandra Valde-Hansen on Large Format Posted: 10/02/2022
ZEISS Supreme Primes Work Day and Night for Plan B and mdash; Cinematographer Sandra Valde-Hansen on Large Format

Cinematographer Sandra Valde-Hansen (The L Word: Generation Q, Now Apocalypse, White Bird in a Blizzard, Kaboom) found herself capturing scenes in diverse weather and lighting for Natalie Morales' film Plan B. This road movie, now streaming on Hulu, follows a pair of teenaged friends during a day-and-night search for emergency contraception. To support the production design filled with rich night exteriors, Valde-Hansen chose ZEISS Supreme Primes to shoot large format at wide apertures on the Sony Venice camera.

Tags: zeiss | optics | lenses | Sandra Valde Hansen | cinematographer | director of photography | production | filmmaking
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Teradek Joins MPAs Trusted Partner Network Posted: 10/02/2022
Teradek Joins MPAs Trusted Partner Network

Teradek, a member of Vitec Group’s Creative Solutions division, has received a successful assessment from the Motion Picture Association's (MPA) Trusted Partner Network (TPN) for their Core, cloud video platform. The evaluation acknowledges that the Teradek Core cloud service meets their content security and encryption standards.

Tags: teradek | AWS | TPN | MPA | security | content | streaming
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New Matthews 5 Pocket C-Stand Posted: 23/12/2021
New Matthews 5 and rdquo; Pocket C-Stand and trade;

Sliding Leg C-Stand with Grip heads and Arm

Matthews C-stands have been a mainstay on sets for over 50 years. Now there’s one that literally fits in your pocket. Matthews 5” Pocket C-Stand™ offers familiar features in a super-compact form, including a rugged steel build with a double riser, sliding leg and 2 fully functional aluminum grip heads with 3/16 holes.


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K-Tek Tino Liberatore Named Managing Director Posted: 16/12/2021
K-Tek and rsquo;s Tino Liberatore Named Managing Director

Umberto “Tino” Liberatore has become the new Managing Director at leading professional audio accessory manufacturer, K-Tek.

After working with K-Tek as International Sales Manager for 9 years, Tino has been influential in ushering in a new era of the latest on set and location audio gear to facilitate boom operators and sound mixers. Liberatore is known for supporting the sound community internationally and domestically by working with high profile customers and holding seminars and workshops to bring the community together. He continues to be vital in introducing the growing line of K-Tek Stingray Sound Bags, including the 25th Anniversary Purple Edition for popular mixer/recorders. Along with K-Tek owner Brenda Klemme, Liberatore is responsible for updating features of the original Academy-Award winning K-Tek Klassic Boom pole and introducing The Mighty Boom Pole, with faster locking collars, better rigidity, increased interchangeability and more. Today K-Tek audio gear is a staple of the professional sound industry, worldwide.

Tags: K-Tek | audio | sound | Brenda Klemme | Tino Liberatori | Manfred N Klemme | sound engineer | boom operator | Klassic Boom Pole. Klassic | Avalon | graphite | aluminum boom poles | shock mounts | Shark Antenna mount | Fuzzy | windscreens | Stingray Bags | Sound mixer bags
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Matthews BM1 Bulb Mount and trade; for Aputure and Astera LED Bulbs Posted: 10/12/2021
Matthews and rsquo; BM1 Bulb Mount and trade; for Aputure and Astera LED Bulbs

Matthews Studio Equipment introduces an easy, grip-compatible solution to hold the industry’s professional medium-sized dimmable LED bulbs by Aputure and Astera. The BM1 Bulb Mount™ offers a quick, versatile and inexpensive answer for mounting these battery-powered bulbs to various types of grip equipment and ¼-20 hardware.

Designed for any E26/E27 medium bulb, the Mount offers a standard lamp socket thread (1.25” OD) to accept an LED bulb. At the other end a standard ¼”-20 female threaded insert is ready to accept a Micro Grip Pin, Scissor Clamp, Micro Grip Rod and more.

With a low-profile matte black surface, the BM1 Bulb Mount is made of lightweight yet sturdy molded nylon. It measures 2.6”/66mm long and weighs just 0.8-oz/22g.

Matthews BM1 Bulb Mount is available through the company’s worldwide dealer network. For more information visit https://bit.ly/MSE_BM1 or www.msegrip.com




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SmallHD adds RED V-RAPTOR support to Camera Control for KOMODO Software Posted: 07/12/2021
SmallHD adds RED and reg; V-RAPTOR and trade; support to Camera Control for KOMODO and reg; Software

SmallHD announces an upgrade to their popularCamera Control forKOMODO®software package. Now known asCamera Control for RED® RCP2™ Cameras (KOMODO, DSMC3™), the software adds support for RED’s new V-RAPTOR™ camera. This added functionality comes via a free software update for owners of the original SmallHD Camera Control for KOMODO software. The updated software also includes the increased functionality of wireless camera control via Teradek’s Bolt 4K Monitor Modules.

Tags: SmallHD | Focus | Monitor | On-Camera Monitoring | Focus Pro | LCD | OLED | touchscreen | camera control | lightweight design | recording format | resolution | frame rate | shutter speed | aperture adjustment | autofocus | output tone map | highlight roll-off | 3D LUTs | Ni
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Teradek Launches Ultra Low Latency Video Monitoring Solution with AWS Wavelength Verizon Posted: 07/12/2021
Teradek Launches Ultra Low Latency Video Monitoring Solution with AWS Wavelength and amp; Verizon

In a recent collaboration with Verizon and Amazon Web Services Teradek, a member of the Vitec Group’s Creative Solutions division, announced a new ultra-low latency monitoring server for their Core cloud service: Wavelength Sputnik.


Tags: SmallHD | Focus | Monitor | On-Camera Monitoring | Focus Pro | LCD | OLED | touchscreen | camera control | lightweight design | recording format | resolution | frame rate | shutter speed | aperture adjustment | autofocus | output tone map | highlight roll-off | 3D LUTs | Ni
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Creative Solutions Supports Made In Her Image Posted: 30/11/2021
Creative Solutions Supports and ldquo;Made In Her Image and rdquo;

Creative Solutions, which includes SmallHD, Teradek, Wooden Camera, and Lightstream, is collaborating with Made in Her Image, a nonprofit movement dedicated to advancing young women, girls, and non-binary youth of color in film, media, and technology. The CS initiative, "Their Point of View," includes a Cinematography Workshop, Mentorship Lab, and Giving Tuesday events—all aimed at enabling new voices to tell their stories.

Tags: SmallHD | Focus | Monitor | On-Camera Monitoring | Focus Pro | LCD | OLED | touchscreen | camera control | lightweight design | recording format | resolution | frame rate | shutter speed | aperture adjustment | autofocus | output tone map | highlight roll-off | 3D LUTs | Ni
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ZEISS Cinema Americas Expands to Better Serve Cinematography Community Posted: 16/11/2021
ZEISS Cinema Americas Expands to Better Serve Cinematography Community

In an industry that relies heavily on collaboration to combine technical excellence with inspiring creativity, the last two years have been a unique challenge. The ZEISS Cinema Lens team, meanwhile, has worked hard to not only continue communications, but to also expand and improve its capabilities across the Americas. Whether it’s from behind masks or monitors they have been actively engaging with the filmmaking community, unveiling new technology, maintaining channels, sponsoring online events and film festivals, and producing their Studies in Cinematography series with the likes of Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS, Matthew Libatique, ASC and Alice Brooks, ASC.

Tags: zeiss | lenses | optics | cinematography | filmmaking
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Matysiak Picks New Lenses and Tiffen Filters for an Unforgiving Western Look on Old Henry Posted: 10/11/2021
Matysiak Picks New Lenses and Tiffen Filters for an Unforgiving Western Look on and quot;Old Henry and quot;

Reaching for a historic lens is an almost instinctive choice for modern cinematographers, especially those keen to transport an audience back in time. On Old Henry, cinematographer John Matysiak took a different approach to creating a realistically harsh and unforgiving world for director Potsy Ponciroli's western. Inspired by photographers of the time, Matysiak used carefully chosen Tiffen diffusion filters to control contrast and sharpness while also enjoying the consistency and speed of precise modern lenses.

Tags: Tiffen | Lowel | LED | filters | Ego LED | Photo | Video | production | lighting | camera support | filmmaking | diffusion | polarizer | mist | beauty filters
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Creative Solutions and RED Digital Cinema Announce Accessories for V-RAPTOR Camera System Posted: 02/11/2021
Creative Solutions and RED Digital Cinema and reg; Announce Accessories for V-RAPTOR and trade; Camera System

Creative Solutions (CS) and RED Digital Cinema® announce the launch of a series of multiple camera accessories for the new V-RAPTOR Camera System. Following a multi-year collaboration between the two companies, the results are unique, integrated, co-branded products.

The first resulting technology within the V-RAPTOR Camera System includes the DSMC RED Touch 7.0” LCD Monitor and V-RAPTOR Production Pack of Accessories.

Tags: SmallHD | Focus | Monitor | On-Camera Monitoring | Focus Pro | LCD | OLED | touchscreen | camera control | lightweight design | recording format | resolution | frame rate | shutter speed | aperture adjustment | autofocus | output tone map | highlight roll-off | 3D LUTs | Ni
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