Monthly Archives: July 2018

Netflix Mode for Sony Consumer Televisions

If you’re like me, you spend an inordinate amount of time tweaking and fiddling with the color, contrast and other settings of your home TV. This is maddening. Today, Sony and Netflix announced a helpful collaboration. Here’s the edited press release: Sony Electronics Launches MASTER Series TVs with Exclusive Netflix Calibrated Mode, Bringing Studio-quality Picture Mastering to the Living Room…. read more…

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Michael Neuhaeuser new ARRI Board Member

July 24, 2018, Munich. The Supervisory Board of ARRI Group announced today that Dr. Michael Neuhaeuser will be appointed as the new Executive Board member responsible for technology effective Sept 1. He succeeds Professor Franz Kraus. Franz Kraus will join the Supervisory Board and continue to work closely with the company. To clarify: Joerg Pohlman and Michael Neuhaeuser, as the Executive… read more…


Cooke Optics, Caledonia, Same Team

By now, the press releases are online, complete with Cooke mistooked as Cook, along with a distraction of financial figures. Les Zellan called with clarifications today. Caledonia Investments plc, a self-managed investment trust based in the UK, acquired a majority stake in Cooke Optics. The current Cooke management team and day-to-day company activities remain unchanged. Caledonia’s investment will facilitate company growth and development of new lenses. read more…

ARRI Large Format Japanese Edition

To coincide with the delivery of an ARRI Alexa LF camera to NAC Image Technology in Tokyo, here is the Film and Digital Times “ARRI LARGE FORMAT CAMERA SYSTEM” Special Report in Japanese. Translation courtesy of ARRI ASIA.

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Nick Hayes at Angenieux North America

Nick Hayes has been appointed North America Sales Manager of Cinema Optics at Angenieux.  He is based in Irvine, California. Nick is a familiar face in the industry. He worked at RED Digital Cinema for over 6 years, first as a Bomb Squad sales representative and corporate accounts manager. He was then promoted to Territory Manager for Western US and Canada…. read more…

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Canon C700 FF Full Frame Workshop

Band Pro Burbank - Canon C700 FF Full Frame Workshop: Free Full Frame hands-on presentation at Band Pro Burbank 1-4pm

Thursday 7/12 from 1-4pm free Canon C700 FF Workshop at Band Pro’s Burbank Headquarters. Canon’s Cinema EOS reps Alex Sax and Peter Marr will be there to present a technical overview of the C700 FF followed by an open Q&A session. Canon will also be bringing the full Cinema EOS camera and lens families for live demos and hands-on time. Snacks… read more…

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Ultra Lightweight ARRI 35mm cameras for drones: for sale

Here’s an ultra-lightweight carbon fiber Arriflex 35mm camera package for sale. It is ideal for drones, gimbals, helium-filled balloons — and was used extensively on the film OCEANS. The system includes two Arriflex 2 cameras, each under 1.4 kg, modified with carbon fiber bodies, new motors and mounts. Frédéric Jacquemin, writes: “We met at the 2010 AFC Micro Salon in… read more…

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