Technical stuff

Bebob at NAB 2024: Powerful Innovations for Cameras and Lighting
Visitors to stand C6732 can expect a variety of new solutions for power supply on set

Lighting and Power Equipment

Visitors to this year’s NAB should not miss a visit to the Bebob stand (Central Hall, Bavarian Pavilion, C6732). The Munich-based battery manufacturer is bringing various new products to Las Vegas and will also be providing an insight into many product launches in the near future. The overriding themes will be performance, flexibility, quality and sustainability – both in terms of powering the latest cameras and ultra-modern lights.

FilmLight launches Nara, a revolutionary new media tool

Digital Workflow

FilmLight, best known for its grading system Baselight, today announced the introduction of Nara. Nara, which will be exhibited at various partner booths at NAB 2024, provides media professionals, including post-production facilities and VFX houses, instant access to media from anywhere in the world – streaming and indexing to streamline workflows, enhance collaboration, and review processes.

Cinematic Excellence with Leitz Cine Zoom Lenses


In the world of filmmaking, every frame is a canvas, and every lens is a brushstroke. Just as a painter selects their tools with meticulous care, filmmakers rely on precision-crafted lenses to bring their vision to life on the screen. As one of the premium manufacturers in the world of optics, Ernst Leitz Wetzlar is proud to bring their legacy of optical innovation and engineering excellence to the world of cine zoom lenses.

Yves Cape, AFC, speaks to Seth Emmons, Leitz, about "Memory", directed by Michel Franco
Yves Cape, AFC, lets the script tell the story.


Memory sees Mexican writer and director Michel Franco push into new territory with a film that follows two characters who both have troubled relationships with memory. Jessica Chastain’s Sylvia is a social worker and recovering alcoholic with a history of sexual abuse while Peter Sarsgaard’s Saul is a widower suffering from dementia. The narrative weaves a story of uncertainty even as the two grow closer. Behind the camera was long-time collaborating cinematographer Yves Cape, AFC and the film opened in competition at the 2023 Venice Film Festival.

Mathieu Plainfossé, AFC, "Going Elsewhere"
By Ariane Damain Vergallo, for Ernst Leitz Wetzlar

Portraits of cinematographers from the angle of Leica

Just after the 39-45 war, Mathieu Plainfossé’s architect great-grandfather, inspired by the faith of the pioneers, set about rebuilding the town of Saint Malo, which had been almost destroyed by American bombing raids. It was a mammoth task that lasted more than 15 years, and which he oversaw with talent and perseverance. As for his grandfather, a renowned equestrian veterinarian, he had operated on nothing less than the Queen of England’s racehorses and those of the Aga Khan in his famous Grosbois clinic, using a technique invented by him. Remarkable men of whom he could later be proud.

You Love DMG Dash™ – But What Can You Create With Eight?

Lighting and Power Equipment

The DMG Dash Octa Kit includes eight DMG Dash W/ CRMX fixtures, eight sets of beam shaping & mounting accessories, and two LINK4 adaptors in a rolling, durable, charging case. The DMG Dash Octa Kit enables filmmakers to deploy their DMG Dash lights in a variety of setups, and then efficiently charge up to eight fixtures once their project has wrapped.

Lawrence Sher, ASC, named as FilmLight Colour Awards jury president for 2023

Laboratories, Post-production, VFX

FilmLight has finalised the 2023 FilmLight Colour Awards jury, made up of high-profile creatives from across the world, and appointed renowned cinematographer, Lawrence Sher, ASC, as this year’s president. Due to popular demand, the awards deadline has also been extended, with submissions now closing to the global colourist community at 23:59 BST on 7 August 2023.

The FilmLight Colour Awards jury: In colour

Laboratories, Post-production, VFX

The FilmLight Colour Awards are currently open for entries, closing on 31 July 2023. They are free to enter and open to colourists across the globe, working on any grading platform. There are five categories: theatrical feature; television series/episodic; commercial; music video; and the Spotlight award, for colourists working under the constraints of lower budget projects.

TRM unveils RED Komodo-X camera

Digital Cameras

Red Digital Cinema launched the Komodo-X camera last month — the newest addition to RED’s popular Komodo line of small form-factor 6K global shutter sensor cameras for cinema. Komodo-X builds on the original Komodo, multiplying frame rates and advancing dynamic range performance while expanding on the versatility of Komodo.