L.A.-based rental house Radiant Images will unveil the Novo 2K at Cine Gear Expo, (Booth S309). The Novo 2K is an updated Novo action camera that shoots uncompressed RAW footage. By shooting 2K uncompressed RAW, the Novo 2K gives filmmakers full control of latitude, exposure and color renditions.
“We feel like we’re moving in the opposite direction of where everybody else is going with digital cinema,” said Radiant co-founder Michael Mansouri. “At Radiant Images, we’re lasered in on simplicity in design and operation, ease of use, small form factor, versatility. It’s a new language of cinema and we are helping artists express themselves and achieve their vision with these new, uncomplicated tools.”
The Novo digital cinema camera was co-created by View Factor Studios and Radiant Images as an ideal camera for professional filmmakers enamored with the capabilities of the GoPro Hero3 but stymied by its limitations.
Key features of the Novo include a C-mount lens system plus a PL mount adapter, back focus adjustment, and exposure control capabilities that open up a wide-range of artistic possibilities for cinematographers. The auto exposure function standard with the GoPro can be disabled on the Novo, permitting cinematographers to use the lens to manually adjust the aperture.
The tiny Novo, released in February, is available for rental at Radiant Images in the U.S. and in European, from new rental partner P+S Technik.