I'm in the theatre now. 60ft screen. Jim and jarred are here, working scarlet, non working epic. About to see the new reel
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09-12-2009 04:11 AM
09-12-2009 10:13 AM
So I am back from from the RAI now, in the hotel on my hard bed watching dutch TV, having just paid 19 euros for internet access.
09-12-2009 10:21 AM
Yeah, I was mainly at the table with Jarred and the Epic. Jim had the Scarlet, I didn't really see it. Had a poke at the epic though. Full size connectors, none of that mini BNC or mini XLR.
09-13-2009 04:08 PM
Also saw the UniQ optics lenses today.
I am shocked, they are pretty good. Very well built, as heavy and as solid as any cine lens. Really worth considering if your in the market. They come in at about 5000 dollars each.
Zeiss Compact primes are not so impressive. The lens barrel looks and feels very plasticy. I dont know if it is or not, the scary german man assured me that it was, but it felt very cheap. The image is OK, but the actual tactile feel in hand is not so nice.
The new Cooke lenses look nice, very fast.
Oh also, the higher end Vocas matteboxes are amazing, Arri level for build quality. I was really suprised. The swing away mechanism is really nice, it uses a knob that you turn, which pulls it off the lens then swings it away in one motion, so you dont have to slide it forward, then swing it away. Whole thing is done with one motion. It also has integrated eyebrows which flap in and out inside the front shade.
Also, Panther tripod heads, also very good. Definatly worth looking at if you are thinking about an oconor or high end satchler system, the Panther heads are very well made and really smooth, with lots of levers and dials to fiddle with to get them behaving right.
Ermmmm what else.
Truelens in the UK are doing a very nice follow focus, rather than using a gear on the lens and a gear on the follow focus, the FF incorporates a belt that goes around the lens. Its hard to explain, but it is very solid and it will fit any lens. Really neat system. Fairly expensive at £600, but very universal and well made.
Thats all I can think of for the moment...
09-13-2009 04:57 PM
Oh also, the JVC 4k camera is terrible. Its just a block with a lens mount, no buttons or anything. I think it is still at prototype stage though. The image was horrible, looked like HDV on JVCs 4k monitor.
I think JVC make great VHS recorders, they should stick to it.
I also spoke to a guy from canon about the rumored new canon full frame cameras ;-)
09-13-2009 06:10 PM
BAAAaasically he said that no one but the top people at canon know whats going on, its all being kept very secret. I also told him that they would sell 20x more of these cameras if they could supply it with a Nikon mount, as no one really uses modern canon lenses as digital cinema lenses, nikon lenses are much better suited.
He said hell would freeze over before canon stick a nikon mount on one of their cameras.