Monthly Archives: October 2013

Yasuhiko Mikami joins Angénieux

Yasuhiko Mikami has joined Angénieux as VP of Cinema/TV Business Development & Asian Operations. He will be based at the Thales Japan Tokyo office. “Over the past 27 years, Yasu has been at the center of the digital imaging industry–driving the birth of HDTV, 24P, digital 35mm cameras, and 4K. His profound knowledge of the industry and technology trends will be… read more…

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Canon Project Imaginat10n

Canon U.S.A. hosted the premiere of their 2013 “Project Imaginat10n” Film Festival, at Lincoln Center yesterday. The ten films were introduced by Canon’s Michelle Fernandez, Ron Howard, and the ten directors: Jamie Foxx – “…And She Was My Eve” Eva Longoria –  “Out of the Blue” Georgina Chapman – “A Dream of Flying” James Murphy – “Little Duck” Biz Stone… read more…

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Denz PL to Leica M Adapter

Seen at IBC and PhotoPlus Expo NYC, this new adapter from Peter Denz turns the Leica M into a superb Director’s Finder. The PL-to-M mount adapter provides extra support for heavy PL lenses. It attaches to the latest Leica M 240 in place of the camera’s existing base. (If you’re concerned about warranty, better check in advance.) A sliding cover… read more…

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Film in Oz

One of Lemac Film and Digital’s Aaton Penelope cameras was used in 2-perf mode on this Australian music video. Strange Tenants, the band many consider to be the godfathers of Australian ska, recently released a new music video “Who Mines the Riches.” read more…

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Angénieux History Updated

Our Angénieux History special 64-page report has been updated with additions and corrections. The new 25-250 Optimo DP is included. New Angénieux Optimo DP 25-250 mm T3.5 Zoom   The 25-250 mm zoom range has been a de-facto standard since Angenieux introduced the famous 25-250 T2, HP and HR lenses between the 60s and the 90s. At IBC 2013, the new Optimo… read more…


TCS NY Band Pro Evening

TCS NY Band Pro Evening: overview of the Sony F55, F65, 4K monitors

On Tuesday October 22, TCS and Band Pro will host an in-depth overview of the Sony F55, F65, the newest 4K monitors, and more. Band Pro’s Randy Wedick and John Fishburn, with Manny Velez, Director of Engineering and Technical Operations at TCS, will provide a technical overview, review of operation, and 4K workflow. Recent firmware updates and features will also be discussed…. read more…

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Tandem Diaries Boston

Fauer and Zellan’s Motorcycle Diaries lecture tour took a turn toward self-propelled, zero carbon emitting tandem transport, as they pedaled to a lecture at Talamas Boston yesterday evening. Zellan gave a talk on the history of Cooke Optics and how lenses are built. Fauer lectured on lighting, art and new equipment. The event was sponsored by Talamas, and well attended… read more…


Bahnemann Back On Board

About a year ago, after 95 years as successful partners, the Stahl family, descendants of c0-founder Robert Richter, acquired all the Arnold family’s shares in ARRI. As of August 2013, Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH has a new Board of Directors consisting of only three members: Chairman Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Bullinger, Dr. Walter Stahl, and Volker W. Bahnemann.
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Band Pro + TCS NY Event

Band Pro + TCS F55 & F65 Event: At TCS NY 5:30 - 8:30 pm 10/22

Band Pro and TCS will host an evening on Tuesday October 22nd for an in-depth overview of the Sony F55 and F65, the newest 4K monitors, and more. Band Pro’s Randy Wedick and John Fishburn, together with Manny Velez, Director of Engineering and Technical Operations at TCS, will provide a technical overview, review of current operational capabilities, and 4K workflow. Recent firmware… read more…

Fauer and Zellan lecture in Boston

Fauer and Zellan lecture in Boston: Talamas Boston hosts event 6pm

Jon Fauer and Les Zellan continue their journey of lectures to the northern hemisphere. Next stop is Talamas Boston on October 15, 6 – 9 pm. Jon Fauer, ASC (Publisher and Editor of Film and Digital Times) will discuss: History of art as it relates to cinema Lighting with paint. New equipment for 2013 — cameras, lenses and lighting, the latest… read more…

Scorpio Anamorphic Lenses

When Andres and Alfredo Valles and Pedro Povill invited me to visit them in Barcelona, I jumped. Barcelona is one of the great cities on earth for architecture, daring cuisine, and a bold new journey by Servicevision into anamorphic lens manufacturing. The pundits were prognosticating that it couldn’t be done: designed by lady, made in Spain, by a bunch of… read more…

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Leica C

There are three compelling reasons to put a new Leica C in your pocket or purse. Built-In Electronic Viewfinder:  where every Leica owner expects it to be. Size: Shorter than an iPhone (about twice the thickness), you’ll take it everywhere. WiFi: Control the camera from your smartphone and send images online. Images: The pictures look great. Color, contrast, dynamic range… read more…

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Leica Cristina Barcelona

The Leica C is a pocket camera with a unique difference. It has a built-in Electronic Viewfinder. This puts a merciful end to the usual pocket camera tourist salute: camera at arm’s length, eyes squinting at a glary monitor screen that’s impossible to view in sunlight. Leica C’s built-in 200,000 pixel Electronic Viewfinder duplicates the image provided by the push of a button on its 3″ TFT 920,000 pixel LED monitor. And because the 12 Megapixel 1/1.7″ (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sensor is CMOS, the EVF image is live-view in both still and full HD video. read more…

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Leica Camera AG awarded Entrepreneur of the Year

Ernst & Young, the accounting and advisory company, named Leica Camera AG winner of its 17th annual German “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Leica was selected from 58 finalists. The award was presented at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt. The independent jury of prominent business experts credited Leica’s impressive growth, innovation, organization, strong customer loyalty, social commitment, willingness to invest… read more…