Technical stuff

LiteMat Spectrum, by LiteGear

Lighting and Power Equipment

While previous versions of LiteMat changed the way we light, LiteMat Spectrum changes everything, from pre-production planning to post-production workflow, allowing a filmmaker’s true vision to become a reality… all while maintaining the great features of the over ten thousand LiteMats in use globally.

The news from ACS France in May

Specialized shooting

In the latest news from ACS France, the release in theatres of Nous finirons ensemble, by Guillaume Canet and photographed by Christophe Offenstein, shot with our Russian Arm on a boat. This month, we are talking aerial coordination, with all types of aircrafts, used on big budget films and films shot by AFC members.

The news from Panasonic in May

Digital Cameras

In the news from Panasonic in May, the release of the Ver.8.0 of the VariCam LT, the shooting of a series episode with seven VariCams LT and seventeen EVA1s, and the shooting a musical drama with ten VariCams LT.

The latest news from ACS France

Specialized shooting

In cinema today, the trend is to miniaturization, like that of cameras (for example: the Red and Alexa Mini), which resulted in a shrinking of the machinery but also a lightening of accessories. However, optics remains a technical tool bound by the laws of physics. It is now possible to enter an impressive number of pixels into a camera sensor the size of a fingernail.

The news from Exalux in April

Technical stuff

Exalux will be present at the NAB on the LiteGear stand, from April 4 to 11 for the official launch of the Connect and Control ranges in the USA and introduces to Control Sky, a hybrid "5 in 1" wireless DMX controller specifically designed to control up to 20 SkyPanels® and compatible with any DMX device.

The news from ACS France in March

Specialized shooting

The whole ACS team would like to thank the AFC for the latest Micro Salon which took place at the Parc Floral in Paris. It was great to meet everyone who visited our stand. Over the two days, we were able to present our latest technologies and respond to questions about our activities – but if you want to know any more about what we do – don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Vincent Jeannot, AFC, shoots with the LED Lumos Hawk 150 projector

Lighting and Power Equipment

Director of photography, member of the AFC, Vincent Jeannot has been in the business for more than 40 years. He has filmed with Henri Alekan, Luc Besson on Le Dernier combat, Subway and Le Grand bleu, among others. With Françis Huster and Jean-Paul Belmondo in Un homme et son chien. In summer 2018, he shot a feature film in Burgundy. To choose his lights, he went to Jacqueline Delaunay (Acc&Led), where he met Régis Prosper (Cartoni France), who offered him to try out the Lumos Hawk 150 LED projector.

The March news from Next Shot

Technical stuff

A new Scorpio stabilized Head V, new things in Sony Venice: Firmware 3.0 and Extension System, are in the latest news from Next Shot, as well as the shooting of three feature lengths, of which one photographed by an AFC member, and a TV series.

The Panasonic March news

Digital Cameras

The V3.0 of the EVA1 is now available. It’s include a new generation of Codec: the HEVC (or h265) that allows 4K/50p 10bits internal recording. (Current codec can record 4K/50p 8bits only) As HDR requires 10bits recording, EVA1 v3.0 can be used for 4K/50p HDR productions. Moreover, it supports wired connection to RCP (from CyanView) or to our ROP app. This can open new market for EVA1: muticam live shooting.

The latest Eclair news

Laboratories, Post-production, VFX

Seven films selected for the 26th edition of Fespaco were restored by the Eclair teams. The festival took place from 23 February to 2 March 2019 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Two Movies, post-produced in EclairColor, available in theatres on February 2019.

The news from Panasonic in February

Technical stuff

The TV film "Des rêves au-dessus de leur tête" (trad: "dreams above their head"), directed by Arnaud Selignac and cinematographed by Eric Guichard, AFC, is the first "heavy production" shot with two EVA1 as main cameras in Europe. The v3.0 of the EVA1 is now available. During the AFC Micro Salon 2019, Panasonic will present the film "Aïlo: A Lapland Odyssey", a wildlife fiction film shot in Varicam 35 and EVA1.

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