Among the products highlighted by Manios Digital and Film at last week’s National Association of Broadcasters convention were newly upgraded versions of Kinotehnik LCDVF and LCDVFe viewfinders for DSLRs.
Miller Camera Support Equipment has announced that the Burbank facility of AbelCine will be its new, exclusive authorized product and service center on the West Coast. This relationship is part of Miller’s plan to further support its customers and continue expanding its presence in the region.
Marvel Studios used Codex recording technology to streamline the capture-to-post workflow on several high-profile productions, the most recent of these being Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Cinematographer Trent Opaloch chose to frame the action in a widescreen anamorphic format, captured by Arri Alexa Plus cameras shooting ArriRaw with a 4:3 sensor and Codex Onboard S recorders.
Three top filmmakers will hold seminars next week at the Miller Camera Support booth (C9520) at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas. Accredited time-lapse photographer Ryan Killackey, renowned Italian filmmaker Ketch Rossi and esteemed British filmmaker Philip Bloom will each share their insights into the complex, inner workings of the film and television industries and why they choose to rely on Miller Camera Support equipment when out in the field.
Codex has announced Codex Action Cam, an ultra-compact, all-in-one, digital cinema camera and recording package for 2D and stereoscopic 3D production. The camera is designed for use as a supplement to larger camera systems on commercials, TV and movie productions as a companion camera when regular camera packages are too large for the situation or location in which the production is trying to shoot. The new camera will be on display at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas April 7.
Real-time tracking technology company BlackTrax recently appointed two-time Academy Award-winner Christopher Jenkins to be general manager, BlackTrax Audio. The newly formed division’s mandate is to focus on developing the company’s 3D and spatial audio applications and installations. Jenkins is keeping his job as president and CEO of Bisby Productions, a full service post-production sound company. Bruce Freeman, chairman at parent company Cast said Jenkins is working to incorporate BlackTrax in future projects that he is working with Bisby, as well as to introduce BlackTrax to the audio market. I recently spoke with Jenkins about his new role.
Matthews Studio Equipment will feature the Minivator ll camera stand at the National Association of Broadcasters show next month in Las Vegas. The company says that the Minivator ll is a stronger and taller version of the Minivator ll, which was first introduced over 10 years ago.
Light Illusion’s LightSpace CMS color management system now integrates with the FujiFilm IS-mini 3D LUT box. With this integration, users of the LightSpace CMS can now perform automated calibration of any display using the IS-Mini as a patch and signal generator, under direct control of LightSpace CMS, building custom calibration LUTs that can be directly up-loaded into the IS-mini.
AJA Video Systems has released the free v10.5.1 Mac software driver package to add 4K/UHD high frame rate support to its Io 4K. The Io 4K is designed for professional video I/O and has been updated and customized for Thunderbolt 2 technology and the latest 4K workflows.
Some of the world’s leading manufacturers of camera systems, lenses, lighting equipment, workflow technology and other film and television production gear will be on hand when Sim Digital, PS Production Services and Bling Digital, hosts the Sim Technology Showcase on January 30 at Sim’s Toronto headquarters.