An interview from the 2015 International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam with Randy Wedick of Band Pro Film & Digital. Band Pro is the most comprehensive resource for digital cinema equipment and technical information in the industry. Band Pro sells a full array of carefully selected, high-end production acquisition equipment and accessories. In this interview Randy talks with us about a few support products that were being shown off at the IBC show such as, the IBE HDx35 optical adapter, the Semote ARRI/RED Controller, and a fully rigged out Sony F55 with Nipros 4K Optical Transmission System.

The HDx35 Mark II is an optical adapter for use with ARRI ALEXA, RED Epic (all 4K formats), Sony F3/F5/F55/F65/FS100/FS700, Phantom Flex/v641/v642, HD Gold (1920x1080) and Canon C100/C300/C500. The new Universal Mounting System (UMS) allows the reassembly
to any mount out there either PL or Canon EF, Sony NEX E, Sony FZ, MFT and Nikon F Mount without the need to reshim. HDx optical adapters mounted between B4 mount 2/3” HD lens and the newest super 35 cameras will cover all (4K) image areas. The adapter turns the B4 lens into a 2.6x longer focal length lens that the relative depth of field expected for the larger sensor is achieved, while the usual field of view when the lens is mounted to a 2/3” camera is maintained.

The Semote is the perfect remote camera controller for Arri Alexa, and RED Epic cameras. Semote's compact design and intuitive controls are an ideal tool for 3D/multiple camera shooting via a network hub, crane operation, remote head, aerial shoots, car trailer shoots, and much more.

The Nipros optical fiber transmission system can transmit 4K pictures (either 3840/60P or 4096/60P) coming from 4 x 3G-SDI. And also one more 3G/HD-SDI signal can be transmitted simultaneously which can be quite useful for the monitoring system integration. Because LS-750/850 can transmit all of ancillary data and metadata on SDI standard, any type of 4K/HD/SD camera can be connected with the innovative system. It means, this system is not only for 4K, but it is actually very flexible system which can work as 5 x HD (50P/60P) cameras transmission system.

The Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 ultra-telephoto zoom lens provides 4K performance for Super35mm large-format single-sensor cameras and accommodates either broadcast or cinema-style production due to its removable Digital Drive unit. Available in EF- or PL- mount versions, the lens delivering the world's longest focal length (75-1500mm with its built-in 1.5x extender) and highest (20x) magnification among super 35mm zoom lenses as of October 16, 2014.

For more information please visit: www.BandPro.com or www.BandPro.de

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