MBS Equipment Company, which calls itself the largest studio-based equipment company in the world for film, television, and events, is opening new east coast headquarters in Georgia. The headquarters, based in Fayette County at Trilith Studios, will span 100,000 square feet, making it the company’s largest global hub.
Some of the world’s most spectacular views are best seen from halfway up a wall of rock. That’s a place where gear has to be reliable, whether it’s crucial safety equipment or the cameras that let the rest of us experience the same dizzying panorama. It’s also a familiar situation to alpinist Renan Ozturk, whose experience includes some of the steepest climbing challenges on the planet as well as documentary filmmaking and photojournalism covering everything from the freezing Himalayas to the African deserts of Chad.
Teradek has launched the Bolt 4K monitor modules 1500 TX and 1500 RX, giving users a long-range option with the 1500 monitor modules and a short-range option with the original 750 monitor modules.
Arri Rental North America, a leading camera, lens, and grip equipment rental service company, announces plans to open a new headquarters in Long Island City, New York, during the first quarter of 2022. The facility will offer comprehensive equipment and exceptional services, enabling Arri Rental to provide an even higher caliber of service and support to its customers. The new location will also serve as a creative hub for production communities in New York and the greater Northeastern region
Awarding-winning production and post-production house Fifty Fifty in London has invested in a Leader LV5600 broadcast-quality waveform monitor for use at its Soho headquarters. The newly installed instrument is being used as the master reference for quality control of television and digital film productions. It was supplied by Leader distribution partner Thameside.
Arri has released the Hi-5, which it says is the most sophisticated hand unit on the market, providing reliable wireless camera and lens control in demanding situations on set. Weatherproof and solidly built, it features an exceptional radio link range and unique, swappable radio modules for different territories and shooting challenges.
SmallHD has launched a new 4K 13-inch high-bright monitor. Cine 13 is SmallHD’s most compact, agile, and pixel-dense 13-inch production monitor yet. With its low-profile design, this on-set workhorse can fit into nearly any production scenario. The brilliant daylight visibility and 4K clarity of Cine 13 is designed for creatives who always require critical focus capability.
Teradek has introduced the Bolt 4K LT Max, a 4K high dynamic range wireless video system featuring up to 5,000 feet line-of-sight range in a compact, rugged form factor.
Arri has endorsed B-Mount as a universal 24 V battery industry standard. The new B-Mount battery interface, as used in current and future Arri cameras and lights, is rapidly being adopted as a brand-agnostic industry standard, bringing benefits to Arri customers and the entire global industry.
Markus Förderer, ASC, BVK doesn’t take chances on set. He considers shooting days precious, so he rigorously tests new gear, new moves and new ideas long before he gets to set. “Shooting days are there to shoot” he says, “not to set up and light,” so he comes to the set prepared. The highly visually driven film, Bliss was no exception. A science fiction drama, it stars Owen Wilson as Greg and Salma Hayek as Isabel. The story is set around a man whose life is in disarray when he meets a beautiful woman who tries to convince him he is living in a simulation.