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New Support Gear for Cameras Small and Large

camerasupport_k-tek-ktadm_ktekbThere has never been a greater offering of professional cameras — today’s swelling fleet comes in all sizes and shapes designed for so many general and niche applications. By extension, there has never been such a wide range of camera-support gear, including tripods, jibs and poles. In terms of the kinds of cameras being supported, there has definitely been a sea change over the past few years, from a primary focus on larger cameras with mid-sized (2/3-inch and ½-inch) sensors to smaller cameras with larger sensors, like DSLRs and the new class of smallish video cameras with large sensors.

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Shooting in tight spaces with ARRI Alexa M and Radiant Images

image003Established in 2005, Radiant Images provides leading-edge, high-end digital cinema technology and support to the film and entertainment industry worldwide. Radiant Images’ reputation as the rental house of choice for filmmakers shooting in tight spaces or on the fly has grown exponentially with the arrival of the versatile ARRI Alexa M camera.

Radiant Images has the inovative Alexa M camera system on site and ready to rent, and technicians already are hard at work customizing gear and building rigs to take full advantage of all it has to offer.
The Alexa M is essentially an ARRI Alexa that’s been cut in two. The light camera sensor is separate from the body, connected with a fiber option cable, to allow tighter shots, lightweight 3D setups and greater flexibility in action sequences – without compromising image quality or workflow.

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Vision blue Captures All The Angles

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For over 30 years, producer Danny Grizzle has traveled the country documenting the log home lifestyle for the best known log homebuilder, Satterwhite. Today he shoots with a DSLR package that includes the Vision blue pan and tilt head and tripod system from Vinten, which is a global market leader in camera support technology for broadcast professionals and videographers

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3-Dimensional Discoveries

Just a few years ago, 3D rigs, monitors and other production gear were few and far between and hence quite expensive to rent, let alone to buy. Moreover, much of what existed, especially in terms of 3D camera rigs, was large, heavy and fairly immobile. Today, the number and size range of rigs and integrated cameras are growing steadily as is the toolset of peripherals for improving and simplifying 3D production.

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3ality Digital Acquires Element Technica

3ality Digital, a leading innovator of S3D production technology for the entertainment industry, has acquired Element Technica, a company long-known for its manufacturing expertise, accessories and mechanical engineering of motorized S3D camera rigs. 3ality Digital gains an in-house manufacturing and design capability and the opportunity to further expand its R&D infrastructure. The newly named 3ality Technica will provide the combined assets of both companies and product lines and will be located in 3ality Digital’s expanded headquarters in Burbank, Calif.

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