Technical stuff

Myriam Vinocour, Day 1
By Ariane Damain-Vergallo for Leitz Cine Weltzar

Portraits of cinematographers from the angle of Leica

On a specific day in September 1984 (a year George Orwell definitively made famous), in a small courtyard off the Rue Rollin in Paris, the final results are – at last! - to be posted of the competitive exam to enter (or not) the Louis Lumière Film School’s prestigious Camera Dept. Myriam Vinocour has been waiting all summer for this moment because, mere months ago, right after she took the exam, she ranked twenty-fifth… but only the top twenty-four were taken. But who knows? Perhaps Lady Luck is in a good mood and one of the twenty-four stood down?

The AJA HDR Image Analyzer v1.1

Preview tools

Coming soon, HDR Image Analyzer v1.1 is a free firmware update for AJA’s powerful, real-time HDR waveform, histogram and vectorscope monitoring and analysis solution. Developed in partnership with Colorfront, HDR Image Analyzer v1.1 introduces feature updates that help high dynamic range (HDR) productions deliver more engaging content with deeper color and greater luminosity.

Technovision Classic rebirth of an icon


The idea for the Technovision Classic lenses goes back to the iconic Technovision Lenses from the 70’s of last century that had been used for hundreds of impressive widescreen feature films like Leon (DoP Thierry Arbogast, AFC), Subway (DoP Carlo Varini, AFC), Evita (DoP Darius Khondji, AFC, ASC), Apocalypse now (DoP Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC) and many more. Due to the change to digital and scalable modern sensor technology a full frame version is the desired achievement. Coverage the larger sensors of cameras such as the Sony Venice, RED Monstro and the Arri Alexa LF was a design key element to offer a future proofed creative product.

The June news from Next Shot

Technical stuff

New Website, Carry rack for Sony Venice extension, the shooting of three feature lengths and three TV series (one photographed by an AFC member), and one movie on screen (photographed by an AFC member), are in the latest news from Next Shot.

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!