Tag Archives: Transvideo

Aaton Smart Grip

The Aaton wood handgrip is iconic. This is the original. Now Aaton-Cameras and FoolColor have created a new take on this most comfortable handgrip. It is available now directly from Aaton-Cameras and Transvideo for 990 Euros. Foolcolor, of course, is Mikael Lubtchansky and famous FoolControl. The new handgrip is made of walnut wood from Grenoble. It connects directly to the camera and has a joystick, a 5-position switch and three silver buttons familiar to Aaton camera users everywhere. The new handgrip connects via Bluetooth to an iOS device (iPhone, iPad) running the FoolGrip App to program individual functions for the camera. At the moment the handle and the app are compatible with RED DSMC 1 and DSMC 2 cameras. (RED KOMODO and other cameras will be added soon.) read more…

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Camerimage Docs: Essay by Axelle Coquelet

Bydgoszcz, Poland. Axelle Coquellet writes: Camerimage is the marvelous international festival dedicated to the art of cinematography. It is all about cinematographers, and even more so when you look at the documentary program where most of them are also directors. I think it is one of the main interests of documentaries: how these directors see the world and how they manage to communicate it through the cinema screen. read more…

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Delacoux gets Legion d’Honneur

Jacques Delacoux, President and Managing Director of Transvideo and Aaton-Digital, received the Legion d’Honneur medal in a ceremony at la Femis in Paris this evening. The Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur (Order of the Legion of Honor) was established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 and is the highest honor in France. More pictures to come from the ceremony, presided over by Pierre-William Glenn, AFC and… read more…

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The Cat is Back

Film and Digital Times is pleased to announce that Aaton is alive and well and living in  Grenoble. Jacques Delacoux, President of Transvideo, said, “Aaton and Transvideo will follow the same path — as sister companies. We have lots of exciting products that we are working on together.” I tried to reach Jean-Pierre Beauviala, Founder of Aaton, but he is probably… read more…

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FDTimes NAB Edition Contents

FDTimes April 2011 double issue 41-42 hits the halls of NAB on opening day: at 9 am on Monday April 11, 2011. Pick up your complimentary copy of Film and Digital Times from the publication bins in the Central Hall Main Lobby and South Hall Upper Lobby, at our booth C9550, and at the booths of our sponsors, including Sony, Fujinon,… read more…

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Transvideo Launches New Web Site

Transvideo has redesigned their website. After registering, you get full access to all specs, details and prices for their entire range of high-end monitors for film, HD, DSLR, wireless, and 3D. You can even order online. Transvideo mini-monitors have been on-board on all my productions since 1985, because they were, and continue to be, as rugged as the cameras to… read more…


Primes and Zooms Out of Africa

More equipment than 3 guys could possibly carry or clean. This July, Bob Primes, ASC, Dan Kneece, SOC, and Yousef Linjawi flew to Tanzania with more cases than I can keep track of, filled with over $500,000 of equipment. Their package included a Sony PMW350 2/3-inch XDCAM camcorder; Fujinon HA25x16.5BERD Premier Series HD Super Telephoto ENG style lens with 2x… read more…

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December Issue now online for Subscribers

Our 96 page December Issue 36-38 of Film and Digital Times is now online. Subscribers: click on the MEMBERS tab, above. The print edition has gone to press. It will be in the mail soon. Our cover says “Converging Worlds.” Although convergence and 3D certainly has everyone’s attention, this is the historic year of convergence and collision between consumer and professional… read more…

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Transvideo Special Alexa Monitor Package

Transvideo is offering a special monitor package for ARRI Alexas. The package includes CineMonitorHD8 SBL (SuperBright), 3DSwing arm and clamp, sliding baseplate, sun shade, 1x RS3 power cable 2x HD BNC cables 1x Cooke /i lens cable. It all comes in a waterproof Pelican case, and the combined kit saves you enough Euros to buy even more equipment or to… read more…


Cooke 5/i and ARRI Alexas on Scorcese/Richardson 3D “Cabret”

Here’s a sneak preview of an article in our upcoming issue 35 of FDTimes, by Gregor Tavenner, First Camera Assistant on “Hugo Cabret.” There are a lot of firsts being made on “Hugo Cabret.” 1. First major motion picture shot with Cooke 5/i Prime Lenses. 2. First 3D movie for Martin Scorcese and Bob Richardson, ASC. 3. First major 3D movie… read more…

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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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FDTimes December 2009 Issue 29 Now Online

The December 2009 Issue of Film and Digital Times has gone to press in LA and should be in the mail soon. Our online edition is now ready to download (PDF files) for all Subscribers and Members. We end the year in low light, with articles on: Forgetting Three-Point Lighting; Lighting with Paint at one footcandle; ISO 12,800 to 102,400; Game-Changing Hybrid Cameras;… read more…

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Transvideo CineMonitorHD/i

Here’s a monitor not only for Directors and DPs, but also for Camera Assistants and Script Supervisors. Put away your Kelly Calculators and iPhones. Transvideo’s new CineMonitorHD/i Evolution Monitors, shown at IBC, constantly update you on depth of field in an easy-to-read display. In the example above, the Cooke S4/i lens is set to 2.02 and the focus is 8’4″… read more…

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Cooke 5/i Dimmer

Update: the Cooke 5/i lenses have an external dimmer, made by Transvideo. As an alternative to using the iris ring to control the focus scale illumination settings, you can plug one end of this small box into the camera’s RS receptacle, and the other end attaches to the /i connector on the lens. Voilà. Brightness is controlled by pushing the… read more…

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Transvideo at IBC

Article on Transvideo’s New Products at IBC: TitanHD, CineMonitors, Cooke /i data on monitors, Cooke 5/i dimmer and more….TransvideoPageFDTimes27


Five Top Models at Cannes

Our Paparazzi caught these five top models at Cannes, left to right: Linda (Super Model from Angénieux), Penelope (Aaton‘s newest, silent, 35mm model), Optimo (Angenieux’s 15-40 mm lightweight zoom), Rainbow II (Transvideo‘s 6.5″ SuperBright Monitor), and of course, the legendary JP (Jean-Pierre Beauviala, Aaton’s founder and president.

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3D Workshop

ZGC Inc and Florian Maier, expert 3D consultant and developer of the P+S Technik 3D Rig, presented 3D workshops to sold-out seessions in New York, LA and Vancouver. Highly recommended: everything you always wanted to know about 3D, how to prep, rig, shoot, edit, present, and more. Florian compared good and bad 3D, secrets of the pros, gentle 3D and… read more…

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