In Broadcast - July 2012 - 12
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Prime Focus NYC Post Facility
USA: Prime Focus has ofﬁcially launched its new full-service, creative post-production facility in New York. The new West Village facility is the latest in a global network of facilities, linking media hubs in LA, New York, Vancouver, London and Mumbai. The talent roster has been boosted with the appointment of Jake Braver as Managing VFX Supervisor. The facility provides a range of creative and technical solutions such as DI and colour correction; audio design, recording and mix; VFX and editing.
Schneider In Swing With Century Clairmont
Schneider has added a new 17mm T4 lens to go with the Century Clairmont Swing/Shift System. The Century Clairmont system bellows, swings, tilts, rises, falls and shifts for a variety of effects. This new lens allows for a wider angle of view focal length than previously available. Existing lenses include: 24mm f3.5, 45mm 42.8, 90mm f2.8, and 150mm f3.5. Much like large format view cameras, the Swing/Shift system lets operators distort the shape of a subject, remove unwanted objects from the frame, or shoot straight into a mirror without catching the camera’s reﬂection. Access to shifts and swings also provides control over the focus plane, for extremely deep or shallow depth of field. Distant objects and extremely close ones can both be sharp in the same frame. Users can limit focus to a particular object, isolating it even from objects the same distance from the lens. Tilting or swinging the lens can alter both apparent depth of ﬁeld and an object’s shape. Shifting allows repositioning of objects within the frame without changing the relationship (angle) between the object and the ﬁlm plane. Combining these movements facilitates control over perspective distortion that affects the shape (proportions) of objects. Additionally, the Swing/Shift System uses bellows with a built-in
Sundance Keeps Avid Support
Clairmont Swing/Shift system lens
rack and pinion mechanism, which extends for close focusing.
Optocore Develops RTS Interfaces
12 RTS certified partner Optocore is presenting the ﬁrst glass-ﬁbre interfaces for RTS systems. The devices, developed by the ﬁrm based in Gräfelﬁng near Munich, allow users near-unlimited communication with extremely low susceptibility to interference between RTS keypanels and matrices. Both interfaces are compatible not only with all RTS devices but also with all Optocore devices. The RTS interfaces from Optocore are
USA: Avid has continued with its 20-year-long support of Sundance Institute’s annual June Directors Lab. This year, the eight selected projects and associated programme participants will use Avid Media Composer 6 software, Nitris DX hardware and Avid ISIS 5000 shared storage to enable the creative process. The Directors Lab offers participants the opportunity to work with an accomplished group of creatives to shoot and edit key scenes from their screenplays.
available in two versions: the V3RFX-INTERCOM for RTS is equipped with four matrix and four keypanel ports, whilst the X6R-FX-INTERCOM offers 8 + 8 ports. The RJ45 port pin-out is compatible with all RTS devices. Both products can make use of already installed Optocore glass-ﬁbre
infrastructures to carry the audio and data signals. The V3R-FX-INTERCOM for RTS and the X6R-FX-INTERCOM for RTS can be integrated into an Optocore optical digital network system; the input audio signals can be routed or converted to MADI, AES/EBU or line outputs. Furthermore, the Optocore control software allows connectivity between each individual intercom channel and each intercom device within the network.
Sonnet Shipping xMac mini Server
USA: Sonnet is shipping its xMac mini Server, a combination PCI Express (PCIe) 2 expansion system and 1U rackmount enclosure for Mac mini with Thunderbolt ports. The xMac mini Server transforms a Mac mini into an expandable rackmount server, mounting the computer inside a specially designed 1U rackmount enclosure that contains two PCIe 2.0 slots that connect to the computer through its Thunderbolt port.