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Creative Solutions Acquires Lightstream to Expand Gaming, Strengthen Cloud Offering

April 12, 2021 | By
Creative Solutions Acquires Lightstream to Expand Gaming, Strengthen Cloud Offering

Creative Solutions, a Division of The Vitec Group plc (LSE: VTC), has acquired Lightstream, a US-based tech company that builds a cloud-native live video platform, broadcast software, and creator tools with specialization in the video game live streaming industry. Lightstream is a world leader in live streaming technology for the massive and fast growing gaming... »

A.I. Specialist DGene Launches in Hollywood

April 8, 2021 | By
A.I. Specialist DGene Launches in Hollywood

DGene, a Silicon Valley and Shanghai-based developer of AI technology, has launched operations in Los Angeles. The company is creating software and services that leverage artificial intelligence and computer vision for entertainment content creation. DGene offers proprietary solutions for virtual production, visual effects, digital restoration, volumetric and holographic capture, and the creation of virtual... »

Iain Neil Joins Cooke Optics as Chief Optics Advisor

April 8, 2021 | By
Iain Neil Joins Cooke Optics as Chief Optics Advisor

Academy Award-winning optical designer and award-winning lens designer Iain Neil has joined UK lens manufacturer, Cooke Optics, as its Chief Optics Advisor. He will be providing consulting advice and support for Cooke’s team of in-house lens designers and supporting the company’s plans to develop next-generation lenses that will keep Cooke at the forefront of the industry. Tim Pugh,... »

Motion 24 Purchases Motion Impossible AGITO Modular Dolly System

April 1, 2021 | By
Motion 24 Purchases Motion Impossible AGITO Modular Dolly System

Motion 24 is one of the UK’s leading companies specializing in moving camera systems. Set up in 2015, it supplies a wide range of equipment — everything from handheld rigs to tracking vehicle equipment through their partnership with Action99 — to film, TV, music, and advertising clients worldwide.  It develops a lot of its own specialist... »

Cinematographer Markus Förderer Uses DoPchoice to Light Bliss

April 1, 2021 | By
Cinematographer Markus Förderer Uses DoPchoice to Light <em>Bliss</em>

Director of Photography Markus Förderer, ASC, BVK shot the Amazon Prime Video sci-fi drama Bliss, starring Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek, lighting it with a combination of Skypanel S360s and S60s, DMG Mini Mix, plus battery-powered Astera tubes. He relied heavily on DoPchoice Snapbags® and Snapgrids® to soften and direct the lights. The story is set around... »

AVIWEST, CyanView Team-Up to Simplify Remote Camera Control for Live Multi-Camera Production

March 30, 2021 | By
AVIWEST, CyanView Team-Up to Simplify Remote Camera Control for Live Multi-Camera Production

AVIWEST, a leading provider of video contribution systems, announced today that its bonded cellular technology is now integrated with CyanView‘s RCP multicamera control panel. Seamless integration between AVIWEST’s technology and CyanView RCP enables reliable, low-latency IP-based transmission of control signals from multiple camera types and brands to the control room for live production. Using... »

Search Party DP Jonathan Furmanski on His Use of SmallHD On Set

March 18, 2021 | By
<em>Search Party</em> DP Jonathan Furmanski on His Use of SmallHD On Set

The hugely popular HBO Max series, Search Party, wrapped its fourth season just two weeks before the pandemic lockdown. Because Cinematographer Jonathan Furmanski had shot almost every episode, he had his workflow down by Season 4, and a lot of that comes down to good communication between himself, the director and the rest of the crew. Furmanski... »

Musashi Optical Systems Announces Takumi 2 Cinema Lens

March 15, 2021 | By
Musashi Optical Systems Announces Takumi 2 Cinema Lens

Musashi Optical Systems, based in Saitama, Japan, announced the new Takumi 2, a 29-120mm T/2.9 cinema lens for full frame sensor cameras with an industry standard PL mount, which will be available in late May or early June 2021. The bright T/2.9 aperture is maintained throughout the zoom lens for consistent exposure while zooming and for... »

Matthews Announces Gobo Plate Baby Pin

March 12, 2021 | By
Matthews Announces Gobo Plate Baby Pin

Matthews Studio Equipment (MSE) has announced the latest to its Gobo Plate™ line of mounting solutions, the Gobo Plate Baby Pin, a simple, strong and professional solution for the industry standard 5/8″ pin. Like their other Gobo Plates, the Gobo Plate Baby Pin is a US-made, rock-solid machined hardware solution. Designed to save time and... »

Cinematographer Jose Luis Bernal Shoots Hierro Season 2 with Cooke Anamorphic/i SF

March 11, 2021 | By
Cinematographer Jose Luis Bernal Shoots <em>Hierro</em> Season 2 with Cooke Anamorphic/i SF

In February 2021, the acclaimed Spanish drama series Hierro returned for its second season on Movistar + in Spain, once again showcasing the work of Cinematographer Jose Luis Bernal, who has relied on Cooke Anamorphic/i SF (Special Flair) lenses to create the look for the series that reflects the drama’s maturity and confidence. The series created by brothers Pepe and... »