Light Illusion S.two Form Strategic Partnership

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Tue, 12/13/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Light Illusion and S.two Corporation have announced a strategic partnership to bring to the Indian market S.two’s digital film recording systems including the OB-1 on-board recorder with removable FlashMag solid-state magazines and the FlashDock family of compact transfer stations. 

CEO of Light Illusion India Sundeep Reddy has been working with the S.two family of Raw recorders for some time as a DP. “It is without a doubt that S.two technology is the most suited choice for the Indian market be it from price point to its performance designed to take on the harsh Indian conditions to ease of use ” he says. “The fact that the S-two product line works seamlessly with modern digital cinematography cameras like Arri Alexa D-21 F35 F-23 to deliver a RAW workflow makes it the most versatile recording system around.” “We are proud to be working with Light Illusion” says Chris Romine S.two president.  “Sundeep and his team at Light Illusion India are well qualified to support S.two’s industry-leading digital filmmaking solutions.”

 The OB-1 is designed to be mounted directly on new-generation digital film cameras such as the Arri Alexa and D-21 Sony’s F35 and F23 and Panasonic’s 3700. The 8x5x4 inch unit weighs six pounds records uncompressed 4:4:4 RGB from two cameras simultaneously. The removable FlashMag media has a capacity of 36 minutes uncompressed 4:4:4 or ArriRaw incorporates multiple levels of internal redundancy is hot-pluggable and uses a connector rated for 100 000 insertions making it an extremely rugged system.

 The FlashDock supports video and file-based data transfers by incorporating multiple video and computer interfaces includes a color touch-screen monitor and can operate on 100-250VAC or 24-30VDC without external adapters making it suitable for both Field and Facility usage. An optional FlashDock Expansion Chassis supports multiple user-configurable peripheral devices such as LTO tape drives for completely self-contained backup and archival of data.

Furthermore the recent development of S.two technology’s integration with the SGO Mistika DI and Finishing system has made it easy to transfer check and review both 2D and 3D Stereoscopic footage on a DI system enabling smooth workflows for both Onset and Studio environments.
 Some of the major Hollywood movies that have used S.two technology include Zodiac The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Killers and Tower Heist.