Author Archives: Mark Ritchie

Jim Henson Co. Sets New Puppet Talk Show at Disney+


HD Optics & Camera is excited to have provided the Jim Henson Co and Disney + our CINEPAK LIVE camera System designed specifically for Cinematic Multicam.

Earth To Ned

Shot with four Arri Amiras, C- Motion Live Iris Control, Real time Line Cut, On Set Play back, and video distribution to over thirty monitors providing ISO’s, Multi-views or Line-cut to puppeteers, and the production team.

ARRI Amira Multicam Set Up

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Arri Anamorphic Cameras Go Live To Capture Bad Bunny & Kali Uchis.


Cinepak Live

Taking Cinematic Multi-Cam To The Next Level

The second annual Pornhub Awards  streamed live from the Orpheum theater in downtown Los Angeles on October 12th.

HD Optics & Camera teamed up with All Mobile Video to seamlessly integrate Arri Mini’s lensed with Cooke Special Flares and Hawk Anamorphic zooms to capture the evenings music performances and awards ceremony.

Our workflows used MultiDyne 4k5 Fiber systems for Tripods, Slider and Moviebird and AVS’s Wireless system for both steadicams.

Cinepak Live integrated seamlessly with All Mobile’s 63′ Sterling Broadcast truck allowing for live paint (grade) and iris control on all cameras affording both the Director & Cinematographer complete control of the look and feel throughout the show.

Watch Kali Uchis Loner Performance

Jharrel Jerome Wins First Emmy for Lead Actor in ‘When They See Us’


HD Optics & Camera was proud to be a part of Neflix & OWN’s one hour special, “When They See Us Now”, hosted by Oprah Winfrey.

HDOC provided our Cinematic Multicam System to capture an amazing and heart felt evening with the entire cast and crew of “When They See Us”.

Arri Cinematic Multicam


HD Optics is excited to be providing Henson Studios with a turn Key solution for their upcoming new episodic series.

Four Arri Amiras with remote Iris through C Motion broadcast Camins. Return Video and on-Camera Tally’s for Camera operators.

UHD On board records with an HD Line Cut, and a robust routing system to send six video sources to over thirty on set monitors.

Over 10,000 feet of BNC! Yes! That’s almost two miles!

HDOC on Set with The Big Picture Film & Video


HD Optics & Camera was proud to support The Big Picture Film & Video on their recent project for Land O’ Lakes.
Director / DP Mark Ritchie chose to use the New Arri Amira for it’s light weight and versatility.
“With over twenty set-ups a day and multiple company moves, we needed to move fast and I didn’t want to sacrifice quality”.
Paired with the complete set of Angenieux Optimo compact Zooms and lightweight accessories, Ritchie was able to capture some stunning moments over this three week campaign.



FUJI FILM IS Mini LUT Generator – A little box with a big bang!


With so many digital cameras offering log capabilities, on set viewing for the cinematographer has never been so crucial.
Fuji film is now offering an incredible compact & affordable solution for on set LUT viewing.
Users now have the option to apply built in LUTs or to work with Live Grade or Resolve for real time on set monitoring.

Now Available at HD Optics.

Digital color adjustment device used for on-set camera preview and for monitor calibration for professional motion picture productions.
Small and lightweight with outputs for both HD-SDI and HDMI.
The IS-mini utilizes 3D color LUTs in cube sizes almost 50% larger than other products enabling much more accurate image display for on-set production and post-house environments. Included Mini Manager software incorporates 3-wheel color correction capability. Monitor calibrations can be done in less than 10 minutes.

HDOC On Set with New Jaguar F Type


HD Optics & Camera was excited to support RDP Productions & our friends at the Ultimate Arm in capturing some stunning footage of Jaguar’s new F-Type Coupe.

It sounds as good as it looks!

HD Optics & Camera on set with the Jaguar F-Type

HD Optics & Camera on set with the Jaguar F-Type

HD Optics & Camera on set with the Jaguar F-Type

HD Optics & Camera on set with the Jaguar F-Type


Optimo Anamorphic 56-152 mm 2S Now Available at HDOC!

  • Aperture: f/3.6 – T:4
  • Zoom ratio: 2.7X
  • Weight (approx.):  4.8lb -2.2kg
  • Length:  210 mm
  • MOD: 2’1’’ – 0.63m
Image coverage: 4 perf. scope +:  28.8mm diagonal


• Exceptional optical performance, not previously achieved with an anamorphic zoom:
2x squeeze, no ramping or breathing, a fast aperture of T:4 exceptional sharpness and low distortion.
• For high-end film and digital cameras.
• Perfect homogeneity of colorimetry, contrast and resolution.
• Compact and very light (4.8 lbs- 2.2 kgs)
• Focus scale with over 50 witness marks for precise focus position. Easy interchangeable scale between imperial and metric
• Minimum image coverage of 28.8mm diagonal perfect of 4 perf scope film camera and S35 digital camera with 4/3 or 16/9 sensor type
• Available in PL mount, PV mount on request
• The flexibility of the zoom and the exceptional image performances of the 56-152 A-2S provide a new freedom of movement while shooting in anamorphic 2x squeeze mode


Optimo Anamorphic 56-152 mm 2S Now Available for Rental at HDOC!

Optimo Anamorphic 56-152 mm 2S Now Available for Rental at HDOC!