Cine Gear Expo

ARRI introduces Matte Box LMB 4×5

By Jose Antunes

ARRI introduces Matte Box LMB 4x5

Suited for a wide range of applications in just one product, the Matte Box LMB 4×5 will be one of the products displayed at ARRI’s booth at Cine Gear Expo 2017.

ARRI, a company celebrating its centenary this year, continues to invest in its range of high-quality, camera-independent accessories, with the introduction of the new Lightweight Matte Box LMB 4×5. This modular matte box expands on the feature set and creative possibilities of the popular LMB-25 while retaining an entry-level price tag. Suited for a wide range of applications in just one product, this robust but lightweight matte box allows for an unprecedented level of flexibility.

From a single-filter configuration for gimbals, drones, or Steadicams to clamp-on versions up to rod-mounted solutions (using either 15mm lightweight, 15 or 19mm studio rods), the LMB 4×5 makes short work of challenging situations. Altering the various applications doesn’t necessitate any supplementary tools, making set-ups quick and easy. The new matte box is also a highly compatible to legacy accessories; all clamp adapters and filter frames from the former models LMB-5, LMB-15, and LMB-25 are compatible. The LMB 4×5 also maintains the streamlined design for which ARRI’s LMB range is known.

The valuable features of ARRI´s matte box line, such as tray catchers, tilting capability, and swing-away modules have been retained in the LMB 4×5 while many other features have been added. Enhancements, such as an additional filter stage in two different versions, a tilt-and-flex adapter, as well as flags that fold flat for easier storage without the need to be removed make this matte box unique.

ARRI introduces Matte Box LMB 4x5

The weight of the LMB 4×5 has been optimized to meet the demands for lightweight accessories on today’s film sets. One important aspect for those already → continue…

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Panasonic will preview mystery camera at Cine Gear Expo

By Jose Antunes

Panasonic will preview mystery camera at Cine Gear Expo

The mysterious camera from Panasonic will be revealed to the world June 2, at the Paramount Theater, during an exclusive preview of the new model.

The new model, covered by a translucent veil, was on show at NAB 2017, with other models that were also making the news during the show: the VariCam LT, VariCam 35, VariCam HS, and VariCam Pure. But the mystery camera was never completely revealed, leaving people to imagine what was under the cloth.

From the type of mount used to the sensor – MFT?, asked some – people imagined their “dream camera” based on what could be seen. The images available were used to guess the sensor size – some say it is Super 35 – while others add that the mount may well be Canon EF. Looking at the form factor, some people suggest that a Sony FS5 and Canon C100/300 killer is about to emerge.

Whatever it is, it may fit within the space that goes from the GH5 to the entry level of the VariCam family. With so many users of the Lumix GH5 asking for another platform that extends its potential in another form factor, Panasonic may have decided it was a good idea to create that camera, as a way to keep people using the brand, even if they move to a new platform.

We know the camera will be released this Fall, that it is a small and lightweight model, able to shoot cinematic images, and offers a lower-cost media and workflow solution. That’s how much Panasonic revealed during NAB 2017.

The Lumix GH5 was an important new model at the NAB 2017 show, but no one could escape the questions raised by a camera hidden in plain view. Panasonic seems to love the veil/unveil solutions, and has used → continue…

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Cartoni, Vocas and more at Cine Gear Expo

By Jose Antunes

Cartoni, Vocas and more at Cine Gear Expo

Manios Digital & Film will showcase new camera accessories from Cartoni, Vocas, Kinotehnik and Hawk-Woods at Cine Gear Expo 2017, in Hollywood.

Attendees of the event at Paramount Studios will have a chance to inspect, up close, newly-developed fluid heads, tripods, specialty rigs, matte boxes, lights and power systems, and have their questions answered by Manios Digital & Film camera professionals.

The company will be showing several new products from Italian camera support manufacturer Cartoni developed for film production. They include Total Dutch, a revolutionary head design for Dutch angle compositions, which ProVideo Coalition featured recently. Based on Cartoni’s famed Dutch head, Total Dutch expands the canted angle to full 360-degree rotation. The Total Dutch head can be mounted on any heavy-duty pan-and-tilt head and provides nodal settings to any camera package up to 25 kg.

“We look forward to Cine Gear every year because it’s an opportunity to talk one-on-one with the cinematographers and camera operators who use our products in the field,” said Manios Digital & Film president Steve Manios Jr. “We are particularly excited this year as we have several great new products that directly address situations pros face in the field every day.”

Cartoni, Vocas and more at Cine Gear Expo

Another new Cartoni product present at Cine Gear Expo 2017 is the MAXIMA 30, a cinematography fluid head for payloads up to 66 lbs. MAXIMA 30 features Cartoni’s patented “wing” counterbalance system for perfect balance throughout the +/- 90 ° tilt range with no dead spots. Offered in a flat base, it can easily be converted to a 150-bowl base with optional adapter.

Another new product on show is the Lambda 25 3rd Axis, a new accessory for Cartoni’s popular Lambda 25 head. Its innovative design allows operators to perform complete 360° rotation on a third → continue…

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RED takes Guardians of the Galaxy to Cine Gear Expo

By Jose Antunes

RED takes Guardians of the Galaxy to Cine Gear Expo

Two panels featuring Henry Braham, BSC, Dean Devlin and Red Bull Media House will star on the cultural side of RED’s presence at Cine Gear Expo 2017.

Cine Gear Expo 2017 visitors will have a chance to interact with a range of DSMC2 cameras, including SCARLET-W, RED EPIC-W, WEAPON 8K S35 and WEAPON 8K VV. Additionally, RED will be demonstrating the latest workflow options – covering their new image processing pipeline (IPP2) announced March this year, HDR, and 8K.

RED’s new image processing pipeline (IPP2), which is available for download, offers a completely overhauled workflow experience, from image capture through post production. RED cameras with the HELIUM 8K S35 sensor can now monitor and control the new image pipeline in-camera, while all other camera owners benefit from the new image pipeline in post through the latest beta REDCINE-X PRO upgrade. Those who prefer RED’s original color science workflow have the option to toggle between IPP2 and the legacy workflow both in-camera as well as in REDCINE-X PRO.

RED will be joined in their booth by a wide variety of manufacturers of lenses, camera modules and accessories, including RT Motion, Kippertie, foolcontrol, and Offhollywood, as the Paramount Studios space returns to life with another edition of Cine Gear Expo.

RED will also take attendees behind the scenes with two panels in Paramount’s Sherry Lansing Theater, with the first happening June 2 at 12:45pm. Director Nicholas Schrunk and key members of Red Bull Media House’s production team will discuss the making of the feature documentary Blood Road.

Blood Road follows the journey of ultra-endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail. Their purpose was to reach the crash site and → continue…

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First Look at Cine Gear Expo 2017

By Staff

Cine Gear Expo 2017 is an annual event for professionals engaged in the film and entertainment technology industry. Taking place June 1-4 at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California, Cine Gear features 300 exhibits, new product and service introductions, 30+ complimentary seminars led by industry leaders, master classes, film competition, awards ceremony, special screenings in state […]

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PNW Lens Summit, May 13 in PDX

By Adam Wilt

Koerner Lens Summit info

If you’re into cine lenses, save the date: on Saturday, May 13 from 10am–5pm, Portland, Oregon’s Koerner Camera Systems is hosting the Pacific Northwest Lens Summit at Koerner’s spacious new rental facility.

Scheduled halfway between NAB and Cine Gear Expo, the Lens Summit may be better than either of those shows: it’s an all-day event dedicated solely to cine glass, with multiple stations set up for lens testing and evaluation (I spoke to Michael Koerner at NAB, and he confirmed that at least one such setup will have the canonical strings of Christmas lights in the background for bokeh testing. And yes, of course Koerner has a lens projector).

Better than NAB or Cine Gear? Ask yourself: do those events gather all the lenses together and let you see ’em in action, side-by-side? Do those events let you set up a Zeiss alongside a Cooke so you can compare the precise and objective rendering of Zeiss glass to the famed “Cooke Look”? Do those venues let you evaluate affordable zooms from Fujinon and Canon on the same rig, so you can feel how each responds to your touch? Easy answer: no, they do not.

But you will be able to do these things—and more—at the PNW Lens Summit.

Also: refreshments will be provided. You can’t ask for more.


Look at the expected lineup of lenses, as relayed by Michael Koerner just before NAB:

  • Cooke S7/i VV lenses
  • Cooke Panchro Classics
  • Cooke Anamorphic SF
  • Cooke Uncoated S4/i front elements on S4/i
  • Duclos – 1.4x, 2x
  • Sigma – Duclos
  • Tokina – Duclos
  • Fujinon MK 50-135mm?
  • Leica Thalia VV lenses? – CW Sonderoptic
  • Leica Macrolux diopters
  • Angenieux EZ lenses – Bandpro
  • Raptor VV lenses – Bandpro
  • IB/E – Bandpro
  • Lomo Illumina MK3 Lenses – Hotrod Cameras
  • Angenieux – their new optical back I saw on Instagram? Don’t know yet
  • Canon – can’t announce new gear until Monday of NAB → continue…

    From:: Pro Video Coalition