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Birds of Paradise DoP Shaheen Seth Relies on Cooke Optics S7/i Full Fame Prime Lenses

September 22, 2021 | By
<em>Birds of Paradise</em> DoP Shaheen Seth Relies on Cooke Optics S7/i Full Fame Prime Lenses

Just the word ‘ballet’ brings wonderful classic images to mind. To capture those images juxtaposed with the modern world for Birds of Paradise, director of photography Shaheen Seth relied on Cooke Optics S7/i Full Frame prime lenses for director Sarah Adina Smith, who not only adapted the A.K. Small novel for the screenplay, but also happens to be... »

Matthews Claw Expands Rigging Options for Astera, T12 Tube Lights

September 21, 2021 | By
Matthews Claw Expands Rigging Options for Astera, T12 Tube Lights

Matthews Studio Equipment (MSE) has announced  the answer for safely mounting Astera Hyperion, Titan and Helios as well as T12 tube lights to standard grip equipment. The Claw is a new generation clamp, designed to solve real on-set issues, by Sci-Tech Award-winning Key Grip Richard Mall with gaffer Jeremy Launais and crafted by the team... »

Goldcrest Post Upgrades Mix Stages to Dolby Atmos

September 21, 2021 | By
Goldcrest Post Upgrades Mix Stages to Dolby Atmos

Goldcrest Post has completed a major upgrade to its sound department, expanding its capacity to deliver soundtracks in Dolby Atmos Home Theater format. State-of-the-art immersive sound technology has been added to the facility’s Studio A to accommodate streaming, broadcast and home theater projects requiring Atmos sound. Goldcrest’s largest mix stage, Studio Q, was upgraded... »

October NAB Show Cancelled Due to Delta, Next Show for April 2022

September 15, 2021 | By
October NAB Show Cancelled Due to Delta, Next Show for April 2022

It was bound to happen. NAB Show has cancelled its planned Las Vegas show that was intended to run from October 9 through October 13 at the Las Vegas Convention Center due to the continued surge of the Delta variant of the coronavirus pandemic that’s been raging over the past few months. It looked... »

Grass Valley’s AMPP Joins with ASG’s Virtual Production Control Rool

September 9, 2021 | By
Grass Valley’s AMPP Joins with ASG’s Virtual Production Control Rool

Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a solutions provider for media creatives and content owners,  announced that it has partnered with Grass Valley to integrate its Agile Media Processing Platform (AMPP) cloud-based software as a service into ASG’s new Virtual Production Control Room (VPCR). Powered by Google Cloud, the VPCR requires no on-prem services to deliver secure, broadcast-quality live... »

Power Book III: Raising Kanan DoPs Use Cooke S7/i Lenses to Recreate ’90s

September 7, 2021 | By
<em>Power Book III: Raising Kanan</em> DoPs Use Cooke S7/i Lenses to Recreate ’90s

In the 1990s, almost every DP in New York was using the Cooke Optics S4/i for commercials, music videos, and independent features, according to Aaron Medick, one of the DPs on Power Book III: Raising Kanan. Medick also became lead DP  in the second season for Power Book II: Ghost after starting as B camera/Steadicam operator and moving up to... »

Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC) Will Now Manufacture Agile Remote Cameras

September 2, 2021 | By
Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC) Will Now Manufacture Agile Remote Cameras

Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC), a Nikon company, announced today that Agile Remote Cameras, the Winchester-based manufacturer of the highly-regarded ARC360 PTZ and ARC360 Lite PTZ camera systems, are now part of MRMC. The ARC360 range is based around the Sony Exmor sensor. Ruggedised for operation in even the most extreme environments, the cameras have... »

RED Digital Cinema Launches New V-RAPTOR 8K VV for DSMC3 Platform, QnA Later Today

September 1, 2021 | By
RED Digital Cinema Launches New V-RAPTOR 8K VV for DSMC3 Platform, QnA Later Today

RED Digital Cinema has unveiled its new V-RAPTORTM  8K VV camera today, launching its first entrant into the next generation DSMC3 platform. Building on RED’s bold dedication to advancing image quality, the camera is RED’s most powerful to date. It features the highest dynamic range, fastest cinema-quality sensor scan time, cleanest shadows, and highest frame rates... »

Teradek Introduces New Bolt 4K Monitor Modules 1500 TX/RX

September 1, 2021 | By
Teradek Introduces New Bolt 4K Monitor Modules 1500 TX/RX

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. Colin McDonald, Product Manager for Cine Products at Teradek explains, “Scalability has always been a huge benefit of the Bolt 4K family.... »

DoP Larry Smith, ASC, BSC, Uses Cooke Anamorphic/i Lenses for The Forgiven

August 31, 2021 | By
DoP Larry Smith, ASC, BSC, Uses Cooke Anamorphic/i Lenses for <em>The Forgiven</em>

Writer-director John Michael McDonagh and Cinematographer Larry Smith, ASC, BSC faced a race against time in the face of a threatening global pandemic to capture the vibrant colors and contrasting scenes of the Moroccan landscape for the feature film, The Forgiven. The film, starring Jessica Chastain, Ralph Fiennes, and Matt Smith, was shot on Cooke... »