View Full Version : Camera Name Suggestions for SI-1920HDVR

Ari Presler
05-18-2006, 06:03 PM
Would anyone like to submit a product name suggestion for the new camera?

05-18-2006, 06:25 PM
Cool camera names:

1) SI-HD Vision Cinema System

2) Dreamaker HD

3) Clear-Vision

4) M.E.G.A (mean engineering grabs attention)


Ari Presler
05-18-2006, 06:44 PM
Main Entry: cha·me·leon
Pronunciation: k&-'mEl-y&n
Function: Noun, Silicon Imaging D-Cinema Camera
Traits: independently movable eyeballs and unusual ability to change its colors in post.

Erik Olson
05-18-2006, 07:38 PM
What about something that integrates the kinda cool silicon electron symbol (also S.i. by coincidence) with a film reel? I love your company name and the model number works fine if you market it the way Arri and the others do.

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Ari Presler
05-18-2006, 09:42 PM
The logo looks great! But the commentary has been that we need a catchier name for the product...

05-18-2006, 10:10 PM
I go with Chameleon. Kinda cool.


Virtual Retina
HD-Ray (a play on X-Ray)
Latitude (somehow, its sounds nice on all its own)

Ari Presler
05-18-2006, 10:25 PM
It should be one word name.

We use EVE as our internal code name. It goes well with other cameras in its genre like Genesis and Origin.

05-18-2006, 10:45 PM
Something along the lines of Chameleon: Mimisis (Greek for imitation, -here imitation of real-life- but dont know if i have the spelling right)

05-19-2006, 12:29 AM
Eve. Rock-on.

Or any pleasing female name for that matter. :P

Erik Olson
05-19-2006, 06:54 AM
So what's the apple to your Eve... could it be something RED? And who or what is Adam?


05-19-2006, 06:59 AM
Chameleon is nice but it's a four-syllable word, which is only ok if it rolls off the tongue easily. Eve is good but it doesn't sound like a camera.... although neither does Origen, Genesis or Red. Cinealta and Varicam have great, memorable names and they sound like cameras. You guys need something relating to color or exposure latitude because that's the distinctive of a camera like this.

05-19-2006, 08:04 AM

Daniel Leite
05-19-2006, 09:01 AM
I'll suggest something over the "Digital Negative" workflow concept.




Ari Presler
05-19-2006, 09:48 AM
Roxics, nice logo/font. Sinema...Cinema...mmm.
Dan and Omada, I like the idea of focusing on the value points to help conjure up the name. So far the main ideas have been

color rendition or flexibility
exposure latitude
Digital Negative
Innovative Workflow
SI and Silicon Imaging

I know we want to serve the indies. But I dont want to alienate the film/hollywood establishment.


05-19-2006, 10:42 AM
DefCon (as in Hi-Def and Silicon, plus it sounds tough)

05-19-2006, 10:42 AM
I know we want to serve the indies. But I dont want to alienate the film/hollywood establishment.

Sure I can understand that.


05-19-2006, 11:55 AM
Defcon, hmm..doesn't sound too bad.

05-19-2006, 01:04 PM
Sinecam gets my vote. It rolls off the tongue, easy to remember, etc.

Forrest Schultz
05-19-2006, 01:23 PM
All yal need to recongize.

from hence forth the camera will be know as...

El Diablo

Ari Presler
05-19-2006, 03:07 PM
Yes. I feel the creative juices flowing out there....

05-19-2006, 04:43 PM
"SineCam" sounds a bit too much like just mashing "CINEalta" and "variCAM" together. :P

05-19-2006, 07:18 PM
OK, I'll throw something into the pot, how about "HollyCam" by Si.

Ari Presler
05-19-2006, 07:48 PM
Holly or Holy....?
no pannasony hybrid names...

05-19-2006, 08:51 PM
Silicon Eye HD

05-19-2006, 09:55 PM

Daniel Leite
05-20-2006, 07:58 AM

Ari Presler
05-20-2006, 11:48 AM
Sian = Full Color Spectrum - Red ;-)
Cyan color made by mixing equal amounts of green and blue. Often referred to as "Electric Blue". Pigement which absorbs Red Light.

05-20-2006, 12:46 PM
I like the Cye-cam name, but you could even simplify it more in terms of linking it to your company and call it simply, SICam (pronounced sigh-cam). Easy to say, matches your company initials, isn't too cute, has a serious tone to it.... There's nothing wrong with simply adding "cam" to SI, as if that would be copying off of Varicam - this is a basically understood sufix for a number of good camera makers: Arricam, MovieCam, Varicam....SICam. ;)

Let's put it in a sentence, shall we?

"We're shooting the spot on location with a SICam."
"Really? Cool."

as opposed to

"We're shooting the spot with the EVE."
"The Eve of what? Who's Eve? Is she the talent?"

Ari Presler
05-20-2006, 06:42 PM
Good justification for SI-Cam.

By the way, Eve is my daughter's name :-) !

We have been using it as our project codename. We now have the Eve (full system), Mini-Eve (POV Camera)and Micro-Eve (separated smaller camera block and Gige modules).

What happens when we introduce next generation models. Are we going to call it SICam2 and SICam3 etc?

Should we consider adding resolution details to differentiate. SICam-2K, SICam-14K. But then we start sounding like part #s again instead of a branding and visualization name?

05-21-2006, 12:01 AM
SICam-14K.... can we get a time-frame on that? :D

Ari Presler
05-21-2006, 06:38 AM
Right after SICam-2K/CyeCam/Chameleon/Eve-1 has a proven track record :) !

05-21-2006, 11:43 AM
I like SiCam as a basic name .... and I like Eve as a model. It could be a, SiCam Eve by Si. Future models could be names also like a SiCAm Oliver, or SiCam Adam, SiCam Aurthur etc.

i.e., So when talking, people would say, I'm shooting on a SiCam Eve most of the time and for the special fx sequences we're shooting on an Oliver.

05-22-2006, 06:47 PM



Ari Presler
05-22-2006, 10:14 PM
Let's put it in a sentence, shall we?

"We're shooting the spot on location with a SICam."
"Really? Cool."[quote]

I agree with Litzwire. The product name needs to go well in a sentence...

05-23-2006, 02:40 AM
How about "Messiah", written as MeSI-A where "SI" is Silicon Imagin, "A" is the model, and "Me" is umm... i dont really know.

Forrest Schultz
05-23-2006, 07:40 AM
why just not the JesusCam.

that goes against my first name i thought of...

El Diablo

05-24-2006, 01:17 AM
lol. Thats too specific, to the christian community i mean. There are a lot of jews and hindus making films as well you know...

Ari Presler
05-24-2006, 08:13 AM
We are still looking for some non-denominational suggestions....

Bhaskar Dhungana
05-24-2006, 10:56 AM

Its getting late..... goodnight.

05-24-2006, 11:01 PM

05-25-2006, 03:42 AM
Chimera. Its an alternative for chameleon. Although Chameleon sounds sweet too.

05-25-2006, 09:44 AM
We are still looking for some non-denominational suggestions....

SiRes or SiRis (pronounced like the name Cyrus). Obviously the first uses "resolution" as a foundation and the next one uses "iris" as a foundation. Plus Cyrus is like a cool name or something.

Anyway, if it were my camera, I'd probably name it "The Black Box Of Death", but hey...


Ari Presler
05-25-2006, 09:46 AM
SiRes or SiRis sound cool. The Chi in Chimera may get mispronounced too many ways.

05-25-2006, 09:49 AM
The Chi in Chimera may get mispronounced too many ways.

...ooh, plus you can't use anything from Mission Impossible II... that movie had more holes in it than finely aged swiss cheese.

05-27-2006, 12:07 AM
Oh, I didnt know it was used in MI-II. Watched it a long time ago... (It was a horrible movie, so let me take that name back!)

Ok then, How about "Photonic",
or "Digital Photon"

Or simply "Radiance"

Ari Presler
05-28-2006, 06:25 AM
We need to settle on its branded model and product family names for our series of cinema cameras. It needs to encompass a full range of products from HD, 2K, 4K, remote heads, micros, minis, 3Ds, rig packages, etc.

Silicon HDVR Cameras
Silicon Cinema Cameras

Here are the models for Silicon-One or First-Silicon!

Silicon HDVR - could be the full camera with recorder
Silicon Mini-HD- Could be the camera head only
Silicon Micro-HD - The micro head for real tight spaces :-)

Then for next generation models
Silicon2K - A 2K Camera Family (2KDVR, HD, Mini, Micros)
Silicon4K - a 4K Camera (4KDVR, HD, Mini, Micros)

You would say

"I am shooting this feature with Silicon!" (ie. not film).
I am "Filming with Silicon",
"Shoot it with Silicon"
"Silicon is more flexible than Film".
"I want a Silicon HDVR"
"When are you going to build that Silicon4K".

We can then have our internal code name for the products such as EVE (Just like Intel code names their processor chipsets before market release such as Yonah and Duo Core. The next model family could be code named Chameleon (especially designed for its unique Coloring and uniqur 3D viewing capabilities).


05-28-2006, 11:31 AM
Here's my 2 cents:

Silicon Imaging =Company
.................................................. .................................................. ...........................

Camera = SiCam ....................Cinema Product Line

Model = Eve.............................Motion picture camera
.................................................. .................................................. ...........................

Mini & Micro-HD = Heads...........Versatile Video Capture Product Line

Model = Chameleon..................Tool for 3D and Enhanced Color Acqusition

Model = Snake?.........................Tool for Extreme Place Acquisition

.................................................. .................................................. ............................

everyone uses & will continue to refer to digital as digital.
Future models: EVE 2K, EVE 4K....Chameleon 2K,....

05-29-2006, 12:33 AM

05-29-2006, 06:06 PM
Would anyone like to submit a product name suggestion for the new camera?
It's really already done.

The vast majority of the Film community know it as the SI or Silicon Imaging.

You have already branded it.

No need for fancy nomenclatures.

The long form you use is perfect as well.


"What are you guys shooting on?"

A Silicon Imaging.

"Nice, which one."

The SI-1920HDVR.
It's my favorite one.
I've had it since they first came out.
Going for that classic SI look.

See how nicely it flows!

It just rolls off the tongue.

No need to be pretentious because you've got the goods and the point of branding a name is to differentiate one's self in the marketplace.


06-01-2006, 11:12 AM
what about "S2K"?

and the logo:




06-01-2006, 12:36 PM
What about

"The Horta"

from the silicon based creature in Star trek TOS.

Ari Presler
06-01-2006, 01:35 PM

You are becoming a machine!

The logos look great! Do you think we should keep with our blue theme (Silicer/Grey look pro)! First we need to release the SHD before S2K, S4K, etc...

I like your color correction work on the spoon footage. In case someone disnt see it from the other thread.....


what about "S2K"?

and the logo:




David Newman
06-01-2006, 01:55 PM
I really like S2K.

06-01-2006, 02:03 PM

btw: I think grey would be better

If you like blue:


Erik Olson
06-01-2006, 02:49 PM
I like dark blue, but then again, I have a soft spot for that other corporate shrine to all things silica....



06-01-2006, 03:12 PM


06-01-2006, 04:18 PM
Vincent, you're working very nice...

06-01-2006, 04:21 PM
Vincent, you're working very nice...

:dankk2: m8

Ari Presler
06-01-2006, 06:55 PM

You're Hired !

Silver it is!!!


06-01-2006, 11:19 PM
Nice pic above posted there, Ari. Very nice CC (maybe grading as well?) indeed! Tell me: 2k & 4k will be upgradable from the actual 2/3" 1080p sensor?

Ari Presler
06-02-2006, 04:34 AM

Sorry....cant tell you that...all will be revealed in due time!

06-02-2006, 11:13 PM
It reads S2K, but my mouth wants to say SK2. Does this happen to anyone else?

06-03-2006, 04:21 AM
It reads S2K, but my mouth wants to say SK2. Does this happen to anyone else?

no. lol

Ari Presler
06-03-2006, 06:09 AM
Would you say

"I am shooting with an "S2K"? OR "I am shooting with a "Silicon 2K"?

"Shoot It on Silicon"

"Just shoot IT? ....For the network/IT geeks :-)

06-03-2006, 07:44 AM
i don't understand.. isn't it already Eve and Mini-Eve?.. these gals name it would be terrific.. a biblical name..

Ari Presler
06-03-2006, 08:20 AM
Eve is our internal code name. This is for branding.

Silicon Cinema Camea (SICam) ...."Shoot with Silicon"

Silicon HD (SHD) ....code name EVE
Silicon 2K (S2K)
Silicon 4K (S4K)

Silicon HD DVR - Camera with Recorder
Silicon HD Mini - Camera Head only
Silicon HD Micro - 2pc: Remote head with CCU

Any we have some very fine logo's complements of Vincent..

http://img481.imageshack.us/img481/9572/senzatitolo50tb.gif http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/2840/senzatitolo42vi.gif

I am always open for suggestions...

06-16-2006, 08:47 AM
What about - "THE HAMMER"

- tool of the trade, straight forward implementation, impact, implying a workhorse.

06-17-2006, 05:41 PM
What about - "THE HAMMER"

- tool of the trade, straight forward implementation, impact, implying a workhorse.

:huh: ... the hammer???

Focus This!
10-09-2006, 02:21 PM

10-10-2006, 12:47 AM
I still think that one cam should be named after the silicon creature in Star trek TOS. "Horta"

If its named that i buy the cam no matter what ;)

Tom Lowe
11-05-2006, 10:53 AM
DefCon is the best.

Capt Quirk
11-05-2006, 11:32 AM
I like the name "George"...

If that doesn't float your boat, how bout "Photo 'Lectric Artistic Imaging Device".

Landon D Parks
12-12-2006, 02:36 PM
Heres my suggested names:


It sounds neat, gets the point accross, is catchy and you can make some wicked looking logos with that name!

I also think the names:

"X-2" (For X-2k)
"PlatinumX" (Platinum should be in silver, sleek letters, X should be in Forest Green)
"Platinum" (Platinum should be in silver, sleek letters)

Hope you enjoy them! Ari; feel free to use the names as you wish.

12-18-2006, 02:30 AM
I thought we had already decided on the names? Shouldnt this thread be locked now?