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InReview

It's A Wrap - BSC Expo
2016 Show Report
Contributing Editor David Kirk attended BSC Expo held this year in the Battersea Evolution and
was rather impressed by the venue, the catering area, and of course the gear on display...

I

magine you are ambling around an
exhibition in any of the various event
centres. Look up and what do you see?
An ugly amalgam of concrete panels,
rooftop windows, support girders, fire
sprinklers, emergency lights and the
occasional confused pigeon. BSC Expo
2016 was different. The side walls,
back walls and entire ceiling area
were wrapped in matte black cloth,
making the entire floor area relatively
bright and congenial. The black wrap
is evidently a more or less permanent
feature of the site.
Hitherto BSC Expo show has been
held at film studio venues such as
Elstree and Pinewood, albeit at risk
of being relocated to accommodate
an actual shoot. The venue chosen
this year, January 29-30, was the
Battersea Evolution. This is situated a
short walk south from Victoria
railway station and west along
the Thames-side perimeter
of Battersea Park. Or visitors
could catch a shuttle bus from
Sloane Square.
Adding to the charms of
BSC Expo was an impressively
large, and consistently busy,
central catering area. This has
been an integral facility at
BSC Expo over the years and,
like the black wall and ceiling
coverings, could usefully be emulated
by other event venue proprietors or
exhibition managers.
BSC Expo is run on behalf of the
British Society of Cinematographers.
The emphasis of the exhibition and
the parallel conference sessions
are therefore on lighting and
cameras, reflected in this summary
of new products seen during my
peregrination.
Aaton Digital and its sister company
Transvideo demonstrated the new
Transvideo StarliteRF five-inch 3G-SDI
touchscreen OLED wireless monitor/
recorder. This records in H.264 file
format on a Secure Digital card and
has an inbuilt wireless receiver and

has a range of 200 metres. Also new is
the Transvideo StargateFHD monitorrecorder. This has a 1920 x 1080
pixel display with a 1000 nit screen
luminance.
Airscreen Inflatables promoted
its range of AirWall security screens.
These come in sections that are 12
metres long, 2.4 metres wide and
inflate to a total height of 7.3 metres.
Audiomotion
Studios,
based
in Oxford, offers a wide range of
production services using equipment
from Vicon Motion Systems. The
company's demonstration at BSC Expo
included the use of Faro laser scanners
as surveying devices for virtual reality
scene surveying. The results were
extremely impressive.

Audiomotion Studios virtual camera

AJA exhibited its RovoCam miniature
HD/UHD camera which is housed in a
71 x 150 x 92 mm block with an internal
12x optical zoom lens. The RovoCam's
HDBaseT interface allows control of
video, power and audio over a single
Cat 5e/6 cable.
ARRI exhibited its SkyPanel S30 and
S60 LED soft lights. Both are available
in fully colour controllable and remote
phosphor versions.
Cinelab London promoted its
claimed role as the only full service
film laboratory in the UK supporting
film and TV companies using film for
acquisition and/or distribution. Film

related services include 8, 16 and
35mm negative development, printing,
telecine, scanning and film recording.
Codex demonstrated a combination
of its V-RAW Recorder and Capture
Drive 2.0 which can capture
uncompressed 4K RAW at up to 120
frames per second from the Panasonic
VariCam 35. The V-RAW
Recorder comes as a directattach module for the VariCam
35, eliminating the need for
cables and making operation
straightforward. The V-RAW
Recorder also powers the
camera and has three 24 volt
accessory power outputs.

Holdan displayed a range of
products
from
Anton
Bauer,
Blackmagic Design,
Panasonic,
Paralinx, SmallHD and Teradek.
These
included
UHD
cameras,
on-camera
monitors,
wireless
transmitters
and
electronic
viewfinders. New at BSC were the
Anton Bauer Cine battery series for
digital cinema cameras such as the
ARRI Alexa Mini and Red Weapon.
Also exhibited was Teradek's COLR,
a real-time LUT box, camera control
bridge and HDMI/SDI cross-converter
in a hand-sized package.

CW Sonderoptic,
sister
company to Leica Camera,
designs and manufactures
cine lenses for the film and television
production market. It displayed its
two current product lines: the Leica
Summilux-C (T1.4) primes and Leica
Summicron-C (T2.0) primes.

Leader's LV 5490 4K waveform
monitors were used by Panasonic
and Sony to showcase the colour
imagery of their 4K cameras. The
demonstrations centred on the realtime CIE colour space display that is
unique to the LV 5490. Also on show
were Leader's Cinezone & Cinelite.

BSC Expo 2016 venue
- Battersea Evolution

DMG Lumière exhibited a
new compact LED fixture, the
SL1 Switch, and the Mini Switch
which is half the dimensions of
the SL1.
Dynamic
Perspective
demonstrated its DynaX5
aerial camera mount. This
has a five-axis stabiliser
and is designed for use with
lightweight platforms such as
gyrocopters, ultra-lights and drones.

Leader LV 5490 4K waveform monitor


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