Tag Archives: Trade Shows

Createasphere Expo Burbank

Createasphere’s Entertainment Technology Expo (formerly HD EXPO) will be held at the Burbank Marriott Hotel on November 3 & 4.  There will be a full line of professional cameras and hundreds of products on the expo floor, and a hands-on Gear Alley just outside the convention hall. Pick up a complimentary copy of Film and Digital Times at the show. There will also… read more…


FDTimes New Issue 32+33 Now Online

Film and Digital Times Mid-Year Cine Gear 2010 Edition (issue 32+33) is now online for subscribers. We will be all over Cine Gear. Visit us at Booth # 126 for a complimentary paper copy. See you there: June 4-5.www.cinegearexpo.com

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AFC Micro Salon 2010

Highlights of AFC Micro Salon 2010. Full report coming soon. Click here for full-screen slideshow.

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AFC World Premiere: ARRI Alexa

The first working prototype of ARRI’s new Alexa 35mm digital camera was shown at an AFC Micro Salon presentation on Saturday, February 13th at 10 am. New test footage shot in Rome and inside St. Peter’s Basilica was screened.

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AFC Micro Salon

The AFC (Association of French Cinematographers) Micro Salon began Friday February 12. We arrived from cold, snowy New York to cold, snowy Paris–where it has been one of the coldest winters ever. Local remedy: a vitamin C mix of 4 freshly squeezed oranges, 2 lemons and a grapefruit. The bright night light, above, rotates atop the Eiffel Tower, 4 miles away… read more…


Trade Show Mania – January 2010

Trade Show Mania – January 2010. By Oli Laperal, Jr. What an educational month January 2010 turned out to be. 6 major trade shows and conferences: 1. Storage Visions. 2. CES. 3. IEEE/ICCE. 4. Red Camera Showcase. 5. 3D Displays & Applications. 6.  SPIE Photonics. Read full report in articles section on FDTimes website.


AFC Micro Salon Feb 12-13, 2010

Join Film and Digital Times at the AFC (Association of French Cinematographers) Micro Salon 2010. Most of the French film industry shuts down for two days, Friday February 12 and Saturday February 13, to attend one of the best events of the year, featuring exhibits, lectures, excellent hors d’oeuvres and fine wine served to you on trays. Register online.


New Canon Camcorders

Touch & Track and Powered IS are two must-have features introduced today at CES on Canon’s new Vixia HF S21 (and HF S20, HF S200) HD pro/consumer camcorders that will compel every cinematographer to face their incredulous spouse or partner with an explanation of why last year’s models just simply won’t cut the mustard anymore. “But it’s cinematographic research–all cameras… read more…

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Consumer Electronics Show

CES is in hyper-twitter, kicking off four days of annual frenzied introductions in Las Vegas of products that we consumers are expected to spend $681 billion on in the coming year. Those astounding numbers make this year’s record movie box-office of $10.5 billion seem like petty cash. If you’ve ever wondered why there have been over 50 video standards in… read more…

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Band Pro Open House

Band Pro’s annual Open House and 25th Anniversary Party was Thursday, December 17 in Burbank, from 1pm – 8pm. It’s one of the best events of the year, with a boutique Expo of high-end equipment and a sumptuous buffet with delicious food and drink.  Film and Digital Times is saddling up and heading West to attend–this year is Band Pro’s 25th… read more…

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Inter BEE 2009 Tokyo

Our man in Tokyo, Dorian Weber, reports from The International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition: Sony EX1R XDCAM EX, Premiere of Fujinon 75-400/2.8, 3D everywhere, oh and a Japanese company introduced the world’s first 4K recorder. Here are some of Dorian’s photos, including a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji behind Tokyo. Click on a thumbnail for larger view, and click on the navigation arrows, lower right… read more…


FDTimes IBC Wrap-Up Online Report

Film and Digital Times IBC Wrap-Up Special Online-only Report Limited, non-printing, copy protected edition. Unlimited, printable, copy enabled editions reserved for Members in Members Section. Contents: Lighting with Paint, Lighting Paintings, Glaring at Paint, Rembrandt House Museum, IBC 2009, P+S Technik 16Digital SR Mag, ARRI Alexa, Alexa EV 360°, Alexa EV, Alexa OV-Plus, Alexa EV, Cooke /i’s, Cooke Looks, What… read more…


ARRI CSC Grand Opening

The rain stopped and the sky cleared to beautiful magic-hour car commercial dreamlike hues — and it was happy hour at the ARRI CSC Grand Opening in Secaucus, New Jersey (near the Meadowlands). Oktoberfest Beer was flowing, Bratwursts and Weisswurst were roasting, and it was a wonderful evening. During the day, Locals 600 and 52 hosted lighting and camera workshops,… read more…

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A lot of readers have been asking for more pictures of ARRI’s new Alexa. Here’s Marc Shipman-Mueller modeling the pre-pro model in an IBC “whisper room.” This is the Optical Viewfinder version, with wireless camera and lens control, spinning mirror shutter and ARRICAM style finder. At this stage, styling and features change–remember the Arriflex 235 started out life looking like… read more…

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Cooke 5/i T1.4 Primes at IBC

Not only is Cooke showing the complete set of the new T2.8 Panchro/i series, but also Cooke has a surprise look at their new 5/i set. There are initially 9 lenses in the Cooke 5/i series: 18, 25, 32, 40, 50, 65, 75, 100 and 135mm, all T1.4-T22. They all cover Super 35mm format (30mm diameter) and have a front… read more…

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SIGGRAPH 2009 in New Orleans. By Oli Laperal, Jr. I just returned from SIGGRAPH, the world’s premiere conference on CG and Interactive Techniques.  Over 20,000 people attended last year: artists, research scientists, gaming developers, filmmakers and teachers. The keynote presentations were excellent. Randy Thom of Lucas Skywaker Sound, a two-time Academy Award winner, explained the often neglected, but ever important,… read more…