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An interview from the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas with Randy Wedick of Band Pro Film & Digital. Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. is the most comprehensive resource for digital cinema equipment and technical information in the industry. Band Pro’s team of respected experts can provide knowledgeable solutions to all production challenges based on 30 years of experience.

In this interview Randy talks with us about a wide range of new products like the new Raptor prime lens family and the S35x6K & 8K Expanders from IB/E Optics, dollies by Italian manufacturer Cinetech, BVMX300 30-inch 4K Oled master monitor from Sony and more.

The new IB/E Raptor FF lens family consists of 3 focal lengths: 100mm, 150mm, and 180mm. The lenses feature full frame (24mm x 36mm) coverage, 1:1 magnification, consistent T-stop T2.9, as well as robust and durable cine mechanics. Based in Germany, IB/E is a globally respected optics manufacturer known for cutting edge expanders, adapters, and lenses, including the new Arri 65 lenses.

The new macro lenses were designed to address the industry-wide movement toward larger format sensors (including RED Weapon 6K and 8K, Sony A7, and ARRI ALEXA 65 cameras). These larger sensors deliver a convincing film-look and interesting bokeh due to their very shallow depth of field, and require lenses that can cover their larger camera sensor sizes.

With its magnification factor of 1.1x the IB/E S35x6K Expander scales the S35 image
(ø30 mm) up to RED Dragon 6K format (34.5 mm) . During the design of the expander, special attention was paid to ensure a minimum of light falloff and a maximum imaging performance up to the edge of the larger sensors. The S35x6K Expander is recommended for lenses with a max. aperture of T-Stop of 2.0, providing the best performance at T2.8, with optimal resolution and sharpness.

With its magnification factor of 1.45x the IB/E S35x8K Expander increase the image circle of a PL lens up to 46.6 mm, which covers 35 mm full-frame and even the RED Dragon 8K format (46.3 mm). The S35x8K Expander is recommended for lenses with a max. aperture of T-stop of 2.0, providing the best performance at T2.8, with optimal resolution and sharpness.
The S35x8K is incompatible with rotating mirror shutter cameras and can be used with all S35 PL lenses.

The Cinetech Capinera dolly combines saftey, freedom, smaller footprint and a lightweight design allowing you to reach as many locations as possible. Weighing in at only 185 lbs, but retaining the stability and smoothness of heavier dollies. Combined skate/pneumatic wheel system provides maximum versatility. The Super Falcon II dolly was designed for great stability, manuverability, and versatility. Offers Crab, Round & Conventional steering modes. Vertical lift maintains precise camera alignment through the full range of arm motion. The Albatross dolly was designed with a responsive valve system, dolly movement is incredibly steady and smooth. Characterized by great stability; arm movement reaches a max height of 46 inches.

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