Technical stuff

New ultra-compact 200 Wh Battery Packs from Bebob

Digital Cameras

In line with the industry trend toward lighter and more powerful devices, Munich-based battery manufacturer Bebob presents its new V200micro and A200micro battery packs. Available as V-Mount (V200micro) and Gold Mount compatible (A200micro) versions, both feature 196Wh and 14.4V (16A maximum discharge current) — combined with the lowest footprint in its class.

Alfonso Parra ADFC’s tests of the Sony FX9 Camera published by Imago

Digital Cameras

The IMAGO Technical Committee invites you to view Alfonso Parra ADFC’s tests of the Sony FX9 Camera. Alfonso is renowned for conducting an honest testing regimen that showcases a camera’s capabilities, demonstrates its strengths, and shows how far he can push the limits of a camera. The Sony FX9 camera tests presented by Alfonso and his colleagues demonstrate the balance of technical and creative artistic performance in the Sony FX9.

Grading and finishing Netflix’s ‘Lupin’ with BaseLight by FilmLight at Mikros
An interview with colourist Aline Conan, Mathieu Leclercq, head of digital cinema at Mikros, and DoP Christophe Nuyens, BSC

Digital Workflow

The French series "Lupin" is a worldwide phenomenon. Ranked number one on Netflix in more than ten countries, the ten-episode series revisits Maurice Leblanc’s French literary character of Arsène Lupin - Gentleman Burglar, but is set in the Paris of today, rather than in1905 when the original stories were written.

Thomas Hardmeier, the universal language
by Ariane Damain-Vergallo for Ernst Leitz Wetzlar

Portraits of cinematographers from the angle of Leica

Born in the mid-1960s in German-speaking Switzerland, Thomas Hardmeier spent his entire youth in a village named Küsnacht, which in German means “night kiss”. The name must have delighted Freud’s disciple Carl Gustav Jung. As almost everyone knows, Jung attached major importance to dreams and, as fewer people know, had lived in Küsnacht and died there a few years before.

Alex Garland’s "Devs" shot on Sony Venice by Rob Hardy, BSC

Digital Cameras

"Devs" is one of 2020’s most critically acclaimed TV shows; a stunningly beautiful 4K HDR production for FX Networks. The eight-part miniseries is a philosophical and intelligent exploration of determinism and individuality or free will—what it is to be alive—and how technology is shaped by humanity’s emotional need and input.

Cartoni France introduces the Dedolight Lightstream system and High-Speed

Lighting and Power Equipment

Shooting at more than 1,000 frames per second (shutter at 180 degres) is a headache for the light, especially when filming flying insects and other butterflies: it is impossible to use powerful HMI sources without burning the insects and no Led source is powerful enough. We have tested with Eli Lévé, at Next Shot rental company, Dedolight Lightstream projectors and this technique has solved the difficulties.