Sony Electronics has announced four new crystal LED displays under the product name Verona, purpose-built to meet the needs of virtual production applications.
Tokyo Laboratory, headquartered in the Chōfu section of Tokyo and doing business as Togen, has announced that it will shut down at the end of November after 68 years in business. The company added that after the end of October, it will dispose of any unclaimed film originals still in its possession. Thus, the company is working toward returning all film originals to its clients.
Mark Roberts Motion Control, a Nikon company, has launched its latest innovation, the Cinebot Mini, a small, lightweight, and versatile camera robot designed to enable operators to take charge of every shot. The Cinebot Mini has been engineered for simplicity, with a range of user-friendly, simple, and portable features ideal for studio owners, content creators, grips, cinematographers, and camera operators.
Anton/Bauer has announced the launch of Salt-E Dog, a sodium-based 9kWh mobile power source designed specifically for motion picture and television production. The industry-first power source delivers consistent and reliable energy and addresses the pressing issue of carbon emissions associated with traditional fossil fuel or lithium generators. It signifies a major milestone in sustainable power for the media and entertainment industry.
Arri has introduced a new control option for its latest cameras: The CCM-1 is a seven-inch onboard monitor that provides full camera control and menu access for the Alexa 35 and Alexa Mini LF. Creating new camera configuration possibilities, the company says the CCM-1 combines Arri color accuracy and a bright display with customizable controls and rugged build quality.
Cooke Optics has partnered with EZtrack to develop a seamlessly integrated system that, the companies say, revolutionizes the way movies are made.
Established in 2008, Arri Asia-Pacific initially operated from Hong Kong. Fifteen years later, the company has relocated to Singapore to further bolster the moving image industry in the region.
Danny Schmidt is an award-winning director, producer, and cinematographer whose work in wildlife documentaries has taken him to the most remote and forbidding parts of the globe in search of its most elusive creatures. In one of his latest projects, Schmidt served as cinematographer on Path of the Panther, a feature-length documentary directed by Eric Bendick and produced by Carlton Ward, Jr for National Geographic.
Cartoni, the Rome-based designer and manufacturer of professional camera support products, for the film, television, and broadcast industries, has acquired Manios Digital & Film, the North Hollywood-based supplier of premium camera equipment. Manios Digital & Film has represented Cartoni products across the United States since 1989.
In October 1948, Jesse Brown became the first African American to complete the U.S. Navy’s flight training program and received his Naval Aviator Badge. The feature Devotion, directed by J.D. Dillard and based on the bestselling book by Adam Makos, recounts the true story of Brown’s distinguished service, focusing on the year 1950, at the onset of the Korean War, when he and his fellow pilots in Fighter Squadron 32 deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Leyte, first to the Mediterranean Sea and then to the East Sea, off the coast of North Korea.