Category Archives: Industry News

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLCZJEFqDeg

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!

ARRI releases it’s latest firmware update for the ALEXA Mini

 

HDOC Alexa Mini

If you thought this camera was a power house before, take a look at it now.

New Features Include;

– Approved 4:3 Anamorphic
– Arri Raw / Open Gate Recording
– Lens Data Archive
– Super 16 HD Recording Mode

ARRI also released their latest software update for their Wireless Follow Focus (WCU4) with Lens mapping & Archiving.

This compact camera packs quite a punch!

Please call for pricing, availability or stop by for your free demo.

Now In: Arri WCU-4

 

WCU-4

Introducing the Arri WCU-4 wireless control unit. A three-channel wireless focus unit that will plug directly into the Alexa Mini, or any Alexa Plus or Studio models. However, with the Universal Motor Controller, or UMC-3A, the WCU-4’s compatibility is boundless. Be able to pre-mark lenses, track lens data, and nail any shot with the easy-to-read display. Call for pricing and availability.

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.

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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.

http://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/motion_picture/image_processing/is_mini/

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.