An interview from the 2015 National Associaton of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas with Richard Schleuning of Carl Zeiss. Carl Zeiss is one of the oldest existing optics manufacturers in the world and is world renowned for their optical quality. At NAB ZEISS showcased its entire lens portfolio: from the SLR lenses including the ZEISS Otus high-end lenses, the ZEISS Loxia E-mount full-frame lenses and ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 and ZEISS Compact Zoom CZ.2 right up to ARRI/ZEISS Ultra Prime, ARRI/ZEISS Master Prime and ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic.
In this interview Richard talks with us about the ZEISS Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30/T2.9, the CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 and the CZ.2 70-200/T2.9. ZEISS has set new performance standards for cine zooms. Equipped with an interchangeable mount system (IMS), the lenses can be flexibly used on practically all current and future cameras. The zooms are equally suitable for HDSLR cameras and professional HD video and movie cameras. All lenses of the ZEISS Compact Zoom family comply with the 4K production standards and, like the ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 lenses, they are ideal for cameras featuring sensors with surfaces measuring up to 36x24 mm. The lenses easily cover image circle diameters of up to 43 mm and function perfectly with sensors such as the RED DRAGON® with an image circle diameter of approx. 34 mm.
An interview from the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas with Jesse Mineo of Canon USA. Canon USA manufactures their Cinema EOS Line of compact, modular cameras designed specifically for cinematography applications, featuring Canon's unique Super 35mm CMOS sensor, revolutionary Canon DIGIC Image Processor, and 50Mbps 4:2:2 recording, in PL and EF-mount options.
In this interview Jesse talks with us about the latest update to the Cinema EOS line, the Canon C300 Mark II. The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera is an evolutionary 2nd generation Cinema EOS 4K camera system with a wide range of new and improved features including 4K/2K/Full HD internal and external recording (including 4K RAW output) and a new 10-bit Canon Log 2 Gamma. This powerful new camera also features an expanded dynamic range of 15 stops, improved Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus, innovative focus assist engineering and CFast recording technology. Redesigned with the help of user input, the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera helps to deliver more creative flexibility for professional studio motion picture production applications, as well as independent productions, TV dramas, commercials, news features, sports and more.
The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera integrates a re-designed imaging system of advanced components. These include a newly developed 8.85 Megapixel Canon Super 35mm 16:9 CMOS image sensor that supports up to 4K (DCI) recording with a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels and a high-speed readout for reduced rolling-shutter distortion. Working in concert with its dual Canon DIGIC DV5 image processors, data from the 4K sensor delivers Over-Sampling HD Processing for reduced-moiré 2K(DCI)/Full 1080-60p HD recording and Dual-Pixel CMOS Auto Focus with an expanded focusing area and Face Detection (in combination with Canon EF lenses).
The dual DIGIC DV5 image processors also help to reduce visual noise and enable high-sensitivity shooting at a maximum speed of ISO 102,400 (+54dB) for sharp, clear image capture using only ambient lighting. In addition to its sensor and processors, the EOS C300 Mark II camera also incorporates a trio of XF-AVC H.264 codecs that enable in-camera 4K (DCI) recording to dual CFast card slots and 2K/Full HD recording to an SD card slot. For external recording and monitoring, twin 3G-SDI outputs capable of 4K RAW output are included on the rear of the camera body Users can choose among multiple recording modes, resolutions and frame rates to meet their production needs.
An interview from the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas with Halid Hatic of Bexel. Backed by award-winning engineering support, enhanced production services, custom fiber solutions and the most technologically advanced systems in the industry, Bexel stands alone as the leading worldwide provider of broadcast services. In this interview Halid talks with Bexel Global Initiative & the companies involved, as well as all of the services they offer.
Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions, is the new business unit that will bring the Vitec Group’s portfolio of top tier production services companies together and will serve as an umbrella entity to streamline offerings for the organization’s global clientele. Comprised of a prestigious group of companies, BGBS includes Autocue Hire/QTV Teleprompters, Autoscript Hire, Bexel, Bexel ESS, Bexel TSS, Camera Corps, and The Camera Store.
An interview from the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas with Jeff Cree of Band Pro Film & Digital Inc. , the most comprehensive resource for digital cinema equipment and technical information in the industry. Band Pro sells a full array of carefully selected, high-end production acquisition equipment and accessories. In this interview Jeff talks with us about a wide array of products that they were excited to show off at NAB this year. Products like, the Tecnopoint Excalibur telescopic crane, Leica Summilux-C & Summicron-C lenses, the Wi Vid WVC-HD-2000 Wireless Transmitter and the IO Industries Flare 4KSDI 4K Camera.
The Summicron-C lenses compliment CW Sonderoptic’s existing line of Leica Summilux-C T1.4 prime lenses. They employ a classic spherical lens design but feature custom coatings to more closely match the color and natural skin tone rendition of the Summilux-C lenses. They also exhibit excellent flare suppression with very low chromatic aberration and distortion. To accommodate the growing size of modern electronic sensors, the Leica Summicron-C lenses have an image circle exceeding 34.5mm in diameter. All lenses in the Summicron-C line share an identical size (4” / 101mm long with a 95mm front diameter), except for the 135mm, which is slightly longer. Weighing between 2.7 – 4.1 lbs., the Leica Summicron-C lenses are among the smallest and lightest cine prime lenses available.
The latest Transmitter from Wi Vid, the WVC-HD-2000 system, can transmit full 1080p HD wireless video over 2000ft. clear-line-of-sight range. The system has SDI and HDMI inputs for the Transmitter and SDI and HDMI outputs for the Receiver. The Receiver unit can use both of these outputs at the same time for 2 full 1080p HD video displays. The Transmitter can use either SDI or HDMI with SDI having top priority if 2 devices are plugged in at the same time. HD-SDI HDMI Transmitters & Receivers provide full 1080p HD wireless video solutions for almost any clear-line-of-sight applications such as mobile cameras, UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) and point to point video links. The Transmitter is lightweight (only 8oz.) and compact for use with steadicam systems as well. HD-SDI HDMI Transmitters & Receivers from Wi Vid Wireless Video Cameras use technology providing some of the lowest video latency on the market (>1ms). This makes the systems ideal for live broadcast of full 1080p HD video or on set HD video requiring real-time wireless video.
The IO Industries Flare 4KSDI 4K/UHD Cameras is a compact one-piece camera head with SDI video output using a 4K Super 35/APS-C CMOS sensor with global shutter. It supports multiple lens mount options such as F, EF & PL Mounts. It outputs at 10-bit 4:2:2, 4:4:4 or RAW output over 4x 3G/HD-SDI outputs with high sensitivity and low noise. It also has many standard features like Auto-exposure and Auto-white balance and manual settings like Adjustable color matrix, saturation and gamma.
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An interview from the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas with Matt Feury of AVID, a company specializing in video and audio production technology; specifically, digital non-linear editing systems, management and distribution services.
In this interview Matt talks with us about plans to open video editing to everyone with the upcoming Media Composer | First, a free version of the video editing software used by top Hollywood Oscar and Emmy winners. The company also announced that Pro Tools | First, the free version of its renowned music creation software, is starting to roll out to the more than 70,000 people who pre-registered for the product.