An overview of  new gear, technology and services
we expect to see this year at Cine Gear Expo 2019. (Part 1)

Fujifilm's optical team have brought the optical and mechanical performance of  the Premiers to the Vista Vision image circle size creating a new lens series, Premista.  Fujifilm's new, state-of-the-art optical design has enabled unrivaled level of performance in a lens that is 45% Lighter, 28% Shorter with a 17% smaller diameter front element than the Fujinon Premier HK18-85mm, T2.0.  Cine Gear Booth Stage 7 - S211

See the Premista Projected at Cine Gear in Chrosziel's Lens Projection room L401 
(New York Street). Friday - 5:30pm to 6:00pm with Matthew Duclos, 
Duclos Lenses. Saturday - 2:00pm to 2:30pm with Casey Ehalt, Abel Cine

It will be a special screening of Rhinestone Blue, the first film shot on Fujinon's  PREMISTA large format lenses on Saturday June 1st,  11:30am at Paramount Theater.  The screening is followed by an Q&A with director Aisha Schliessler and renowned cinematographer Tobias Schliessler, ASC moderated by CML founder Geoff Boyle, NSC.

 Angenieux Goes Prime !
 The Optimo Prime series of 12 lenses provides full frame 46.5mm image circle coverage
with a consistent 1.8 T-stop (except on extremes). Available as PL and LPL and designed as
smart lenses, the Optimo Prime Series is very compact and lightweight.

They will support both Cooke/I and Arri LDS; and offer a common gear size and position for all lenses in the 12-lens set. Focal lengths include 18mm, 21mm, 24mm, 28mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm,
60mm, 75mm, 100mm, 135mm, 200mm and will be manufactured both in France and Germany.   Booth #40

This year Cine Gear Expo pays tribute to Academy Award®-winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda, ASC for Visionary Achievement in Cinematography. (pictured above with director Brad Bird, for their collaboration on Tomorrowland)

A pioneer in digital filmmaking, he embraces the latest technology to capture some of the big screen’s most groundbreaking imagery. He shot the first entirely digital feature, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button for which he earned Best Cinematography nominations from the Motion Picture Academy, BAFTA and the ASC. 

His use of enhanced environment LED technology gave life to ultra-real lighting and out-of-this-world vistas on Oblivion and Tomorrowland. Breathtaking visuals on Life of Pi garnered Miranda a 2013 Best Cinematography Oscar® and top accolades worldwide.

Super Hornet 575-C. . 30,000 lumens (2.5X the Hornet 200-C) 4" x 11" and 5.5 lbs. 
Head. 10" x  9" x  4" and 9 lbs. Power Supply 550 Watts. 90 - 264 VAC
Profoto Mount Compatible.  Hive C-Series Accessories Compatible
100% flicker free (0-100% dimming). Full Hive "SHOT" controls
Wired and Wireless DMX (Lumen Radio/CRMX)
Bluetooth App for iPhone and Android (increased range)
Preset Effects, Sources and Profile library along with 
new "Corrective Gels" Booth S321 Stage 5)

Panavision’s Camera-to-Finish Imaging 
Ecosystem Featured at Cine Gear 2019 

(Updated  Cine Gear Expo 2019 Release)  Come to see us at Stage 3 Booth 5408.
  • Company Launches LINK HDR, a Revolutionary New System that Empowers Creatives to View Content in HDR Throughout the Imaging Chain 
  • DXL-M Expands the DXL2 Ecosystem, Meeting Production Needs for any Shooting Scenario
    LCND Now has Expanded Features Including Wireless Controls 
  • LEE100 Filter System Makes its Cine Gear Debut
Panavision, the world-class provider of end-to-end solutions, will return to Cine Gear Expo (May 31-June 1) at The Studios at Paramount to showcase the latest innovations in the company’s ever-expanding production and post production ecosystem. Panavision, Light Iron and LEE Filters will display an array of integrated technologies and systems at booth S408 on Stage 3 – ranging from lenses, cameras and filters, to state-of-the-art production and post production workflows – that illustrate Panavision’s commitment to providing the most versatile and powerful storytelling tools. 
“At Panavision, our vision is to support filmmakers with solutions that expand creativity and efficiency,” says Kim Snyder, president and CEO of Panavision. “We’re always focused on adapting the tremendous power of technology to the needs of the visual artist. We’re proud and excited to demonstrate our latest advancements.”

Among the breakthroughs on display are Panavision and Light Iron’s new LINK HDR system. Creatives are producing for HDR-capable distribution platforms more than ever before as consumers seek premium viewing experiences. LINK HDR was developed to address the challenge of viewing HDR (high dynamic range) images throughout the production and post production process. 

Offering HDR and SDR viewing options in tandem, LINK HDR provides cinematographers, directors, editors and creative talent throughout the imaging chain the ability to view their image at the same quality delivered to consumers.
The LINK HDR system consists of:
  • Panavision LINK HDR On-Set Cart – a modular cart outfitted with various monitoring configurations that offers creatives the ability to view HDR and SDR live from the camera.
  • Light Iron LINK HDR Dailies – an NLE process that creates HDR and SDR deliverables simultaneously, which allows editors to cut, toggle between, and export in either format.
  • Light Iron LINK HDR Finish – a combination of creative talent, technical expertise, and leading technologies that link the creative decisions made on-set to the HDR mastering process for delivery to various HDR platforms.
“As adoption rates of the HDR format rapidly grow, it is more critical than ever for creatives to view a consistent image from on-set through the finishing suite,” notes Light Iron Supervising Colorist Ian Vertovec. “We want filmmakers to have all the tools they need for this new deliverable. The components of LINK HDR were designed with them in mind.”

Panavision’s Millennium DXL2 and DXL-M camera systems will also be showcased at the Panavision booth, demonstrating the value of this expanding ecosystem. With new industry developments, the DXL2’s 6G 4K SDI outputs, which allow direct connection to a Teradek Bolt 4K with a single SDI cable, can now be fully utilized. The latest enhancements to the DXL2 also include: an integrated C-Motion F.I.Z. module allowing the use of Arri WCU4 wireless lens control handsets with full lens mapping support; a proxy workflow that allows easy creation of traditional dailies while archiving 8K files for DI and VFX; a wireless audio module adding expanded audio capabilities; and DXL Control for iPhone and Android.

The DXL-M, which marries the modularity and connectivity of the DXL with the smaller size and weight of RED’s DSMC2 cameras, is now available to filmmakers. In addition to the Primo HDR viewfinder, DXL menu system and LiColor2, the DXL-M now offers 2x2 SDI outputs delivering two independent monitoring paths across 4x HD-SDI outputs. Along with added accessories, battery elevator and control upgrades, these advancements add to the efficiency and flexibility of the kit. The result is a fully-equipped camera that is conveniently adaptable to any shooting scenario, including drone, remote head shots and situations where space is at a premium.

Panavision’s LCND, a variable liquid crystal neutral density filtration system, will be presented with expanded new features. LCND is now wirelessly controllable via the Preston handset and offers functionality that translates to creativity on the set. The ability to maintain a given stop under changing lighting conditions by riding the ND filter instead of the iris adds powerful image control options at the moment of photography. LCND also has manual controls and a 24-hour internal battery built into the single filter tray.

Panavision’s longstanding emphasis on delivering superior lens quality and unmatched selection continues to be a priority as it serves the artistic needs of today’s creative community. At Cine Gear, filmmakers can examine the company’s proprietary portfolio of optics, including the Primo-X (weatherproof and compact drone and gimbal solution), Panaspeed (large format, high-speed T1.4 with the classic Primo look), H-Series (vintage portrait look for spherical large format), and UltraVista (1.65x large-format anamorphic) lines, as well as other lenses in Panavision’s large-format offerings.

In addition to exhibiting, Panavision, in partnership with RED Digital Cinema, will present a panel featuring Oscar®-nominated cinematographer John Schwartzman, ASC. Panavision’s SVP of Optics Dan Sasaki will join Schwartzman as he discusses his approach to visual storytelling and explores the fusion between visual concepts and tools. Schwartzman will reveal his decision-making process from pre-production to post on such projects as The Highwaymen and the upcoming Last Christmas, on June 1 at 11:45 a.m. in the Sherry Lansing Theater.

LEE Filters will highlight the LEE100, a newly updated 100mm filter mount system that boasts lighter weight and improved performance. The LEE100 Filter System incorporates a rotation lock as well as a newly designed clip-on polarizer filter for ease of use. Additionally, LEE’s full collection of lighting gels, including the expanded range of Zircon gels specifically designed for fine-tuning LED fixtures, will be touted, as well as the ProGlass CINE IRND range of neutral-density filters, precisely built to meet the exacting needs of cinematographers.

“The advancements on display at Cine Gear exemplify our commitment to providing end-to-end solutions that put creative flexibility in the hands of filmmakers,” says Snyder. “Each tool is conceived as an element of a unified ecosystem designed to deliver customizable solutions to meet any need or budget. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to present the results to our friends and colleagues in the filmmaking community, and we can’t wait to see how they’re used in the visual storytelling of tomorrow.” 

 The  Easyrig STABIL it will be available onsite at CineGear and we welcome everyone to stop by 16x9 and take it for a test. Also from Easyrig, the Venice Cheeseplate is now delivering.   We're excited to invite everyone to visit us at CineGear Expo May 31st through June 1st on the Paramount Studios NYC Streets Backlot, Booth #70.

 Orca Bags 3S Harness (Pre-order Only) Booth #70.
The Orca 3S (Spinal Support System) Harness. The new 3S features a patented design to help protect and support audio operators to perform their craft.  The 3S can be used with the stand-alone top vest, just the waist belt or the top vest and waist belt combined with the patented Spinal Support System.

The 3S waist belt features a unique "roller buckle" that helps tighten the waist belt on the operator's hips for proper weight distribution and the perfect fit.

Other Features
 - Built with special EVA sponge and mesh system for maximum air flow and ventilation
 - Pneumatic spring system that helps users adjust height of the harness spine as needed
 - Includes two back pockets for storage and USB port with cable for reserve power supplies
Expected arrival - August 2019

End of Part 1. More to come

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