PATRONS NEWS

  • 21 August 2023 14:51 | GBCT Admin (Administrator)



    Date: July 27, 2023

    From: Lacey Colter – Marketing Manager-Film/TV

    Re: Rosco Announces the DMG DASH™ Octa Kit for Filmmakers and Rental Houses

    Stamford, CT - Rosco, a leader in the development and manufacturing of LED lighting solutions for the film, television, and broadcast industries, is excited to announce the release of its new DMG DASH™ Octa Kit – the perfect set of pocket LED lights for filmmakers and rental houses.

    The DMG DASH Octa Kit includes eight DMG DASH CRMX fixtures and eight sets of accessories inside a compact and durable, rolling charging case. The Octa Case allows filmmakers to easily charge up to eight DMG DASH fixtures at once, while custom foam inserts enable quick inventory of all its components. DMG DASH is the smallest member of Rosco’s DMG Lighting™ range of light fixtures and it features the company’s patented, six-chip MIX® technology. Its compact design provides filmmakers with high quality light output and precise color control from a durable, handheld light fixture.

    The DMG DASH fixtures inside the Octa Kit feature wireless DMX via LumenRadio to provide CRMX and W-DMX control with RDM capability. The DMG DASH fixtures can also be controlled via their onboard controls or wirelessly via Bluetooth® using Rosco’s free myMIX mobile app (available for both iOS® and Android® devices).

    The Octa Kit includes eight full sets of beam-shaping accessories, including Flat Diffusers, Dome Diffusers, and Eggcrates. There are eight light stand mounts and eight magnet mounts inside the kit to deploy the fixtures individually, and two DMG DASH LINK4 adaptors that can connect four DASH fixtures together. The versatility of the DMG DASH Octa Kit, combined with its quick and easy charging capabilities, makes it a powerful tool on any set.

    What’s in the kit:

    1 x DMG DASH Octa Case

    8 x DMG DASH CRMX Fixtures

    8 x DMG DASH Eggcrates

    8 x DMG DASH Dome Diffusers

    8 x DMG DASH Flat Diffusers

    8 x DMG DASH Gel Holders

    8 x DMG DASH Light Stand Mounts

    8 x DMG DASH Magnet Mounts

    2 x DMG DASH LINK4 Mounting Adapters

    The DMG DASH Octa Kit is available now through Rosco’s worldwide network of authorized dealers, or wherever DMG Lighting products are sold.

    www.rosco.com/octa-kit

    Image Link: https://library.rosco.com/share/AF9EE45B-D692-4A1F-92B4519F1E50677A/ YouTube Video Link: https://youtu.be/L8Lfs8mQtrI

    For more information about Rosco’s entire DMG Lighting range of LED lighting solutions, please visit www.rosco.com/dmg.


  • 21 August 2023 14:49 | GBCT Admin (Administrator)

    Atomos Announces New Ninja Series

     The industry-leading ProRes monitor-recorder just goes from strength to strength

    Melbourne, Australia – 14th August 2023– Atomos has announced the latest generation of its hugely successful Ninja line of camera-mounted monitor-recorders: Ninja and Ninja Ultra.

    The original Ninja rocked the world when it was introduced in 2010, combining an HD disk recorder with a touchscreen monitor you could hold in your hand. It captured pristine, uncompressed video direct from the first generation of DSLRs straight onto a removable SSD.

    The latest Ninja base model handles video sources up to nine times that resolution, has a 5-inch HDR screen, records ProRes RAW, and connects to almost every camera in the world. Little wonder “Atomos” is now in the vocabulary of almost every filmmaker.

    A key component of both new Ninja models is the completely overhauled operating system, AtomOS 11. Cleaner, fresher and faster, thanks to hardware performance optimized for AtomOS 11, it delivers a host of new features too, including EL Zone exposure referenced colorized image, ARRI False Color, and new scheduled playback & recording tools.

    Both models sport a distinctive ‘camo’ color polycarbonate body and now include more codecs as standard: 6K ProRes RAW, ProRes, DNxHD as well as H.265, which was previously available as a paid option.

    While the Ninja is targeted primarily at owners of DSLR and mirrorless cameras, Ninja Ultra is built to get the most out of camera to cloud technology and leans into cinematic workflows with Atomos Connect. It can record full-quality files to ProRes RAW up to 4K 60p while at the same time recording HD 60p to H.265, and supports automatic matching filenames, timecode and record from ARRI, Canon and RED cameras. More cameras will be supported very soon.

    Ninja Ultra’s new 4K camera to cloud mode lets you record and upload much higher quality bitrate H.265 video with higher framerates. H.265 files are half the size of H.264 media. They’re small enough for camera to cloud workflows but more than good enough for immediate use on social media, sports reporting or news gathering.

    Adding an Atomos Connect expansion module to either a Ninja or a Ninja Ultra enables Atomos RemoteView - a brand new technology that lets you share live views from your Atomos screen with other Atomos monitors, as well as with iPads, Macs and Apple TVs wirelessly. You can monitor what’s happening on-set and look through any connected camera taking the shot, from anywhere in the world. RemoteView is a total game-changer for remote production, offering many new features never seen before.

    For Ninja Ultra only, the Atomos Connect module provides a lower latency, higher throughput and more stable connection with Wi-Fi 6E. Once again, Atomos is leading the way by incorporating this cutting-edge Wi-Fi standard into its cloud-enabled products.

    Both Ninjas are backwards-compatible with their predecessors, Ninja V and Ninja V+, so all Atomos and third-party accessories can be used with the new products.

    “While we continue to innovate, we continue to listen to our customers too,” said Trevor Elbourne, CEO of Atomos. “Ninja remains the go-to ProRes monitor-recorder for individual content creators and freelancers, but with even more functionality. If cloud connectivity is not your priority right now, that’s no problem at all - you can just add that option further down the road as your business dictates.”

    “Ninja Ultra, on the other hand, has been tuned for cinematic workflows as well as the cloud, although we strongly recommend that it’s paired with the Atomos Connect module to maximize its potential for studios and broadcast facilities. The addition of dual recording in 4Kp60 ProRes RAW and H.265 has been the most requested feature since we introduced cloud-enabled products last year.”

    Both Ninja and Ninja Ultra will be shipping from early September 2023, priced at $599/€599 and $799/€799 respectively, excluding local sales taxes. You can see them both at IBC, Amsterdam on the Atomos booth (11.D25).


    Media Contacts (press information and image requests)

    e: Denise Williams denisew@bubbleagency.comt: +1 503 806 0755 (The Americas/APAC)

    e: Danielle Harper danielleh@bubbleagency.comt: +44 7514 495 819 (EMEA)


  • 16 July 2023 13:49 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    Sony Future Filmmaker Awards 2024, now open!

    Back for its second year, this global event welcomes worldwide creators and elevates original voices in storytelling. Enter five categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Animation, Student, and Future Format. Experience an LA trip (flights +accommodation), exclusive workshops with Sony Pictures execs, network at a prestigious black-tie awards ceremony, win Sony equipment - and more!


    FIND OUT MORE HERE

  • 12 July 2023 14:44 | GBCT Admin (Administrator)



    Dear GBCT Members,

     

    I can’t express enough how excited we all are here at ‘That’s a Wrap’ to be launching our new website.     taw.eu.com 

    Each day you will see new products appear, always competitively priced of course and with the added benefit of an additional discount for all GBCT orders.

     

    Having supplied the media industry for many years, we now serve the general public, adding many more categories to our already vast range of items, complimenting the professional sector. In particular, you can now purchase those last-minute gifts, personalise almost any product we sell or just indulge in our sweety treat section for all occasions. There’s so much more on offer .

     

    **Coming soon, our new Signs & Graphics division, please call our office for further information.

     

    For the professional there’s our new Showroom in Shepperton Studios, offering a 2-hour delivery service to any location in the studio or take advantage of our ‘Click & Collect’ option from our Showroom. Consumers can also ‘Click & Collect’ from our Halliford Branch, where most orders can be ready within the hour !

     

    May I take this opportunity to thank all our existing customers for their continued support over the years and to our new customers, we look forward to offering you a first-class service.

     

    If we don’t stock it, we’ll find it ! All your consumables wrapped up.

  • 12 July 2023 14:32 | GBCT Admin (Administrator)

    Cooke Macro/i FF 60mm, 90mm and 150mm Spherical Macro Lenses Now Available to Order

    - Three 1:1 macro Full Frame lenses designed from the ground up -

     

    Leicester, UK – 02 June 2023 Cooke Optics announced today that 60mm, 90mm and 150mm Macro/i FF 1:1 lenses are now available to order as a full set.

    The set of three spherical complimentary macro lenses are performance matched to the S8/i FF, Varotal/i FF, and S7/i FF and feature the iconic Cooke Look™. Each lens has expanded focus scale marks for shooting as normal focus standard prime lens, with the ability to close focus down to 1:1 macro with a maximum aperture of T2.5. These unique macro lenses are equally at home for principal photography and table top product close-up shots.

    At 1:1 macro, the close focus of the 60mm lens front measured from the sensor plane is 46 mm (1.8 in.). For the 90mm, the 1:1 close focus is 92mm (3.6 in.). For the 150mm, the 1:1close focus is 162mm (6.4 in.).

    “These new macro lenses enable cinematographers and directors to get those very special extreme close-up shots, as well as to use them as regular spherical lenses, providing exceptional creative focus possibilities,” said Carey Duffy, Director of Product Experiences, Cooke Optics. “These types of shots are exceptionally impactful and help to bring audiences further into the story.

    With a small front diameter of 87mm, the new Macro/i FF lenses have been created for a wide variety of situations and today’s compact digital cinema cameras. Being compact, however, has not compromised strength, durability, or their exceptional image aesthetic.


  • 11 December 2022 18:18 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    ** ANNA VALLEY - NEW WEBSITE
    Our Patron Anna Valley has recently updated their website. Go to https://annavalley.co.uk/ to view the updated look!
     

  • 11 December 2022 18:13 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    ARRI - STELLAR APP UPDATE
    Did you update your Stellar app already? Update to Stellar 2.6.3 to support all Orbiter accessories. Latest update includes the Orbiter Projection Optics 25° and 35°.
  • 11 December 2022 18:10 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    ** ANNA VALLEY - EXCITING NEWSLETTER

    Clck below to find out what our Patron Anna Valley has been up to!
     

  • 13 November 2022 21:46 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    SONY - FUTURE FILMS AWARDS
    Don’t forget SONY, announced a few months back the first-ever FUTURE FILM AWARDS competition.  The Award has been designed to encourage and provide aspiring filmmakers and students with a platform and opportunity to grow.  If you know anyone who would be interested in taking part.  The deadline for entry closed on 13 December.  For more information – including seeing the prizes on offer, click on this link:
    https://www.sonyfuturefilmmakerawards.com/

  • 13 November 2022 21:44 | GBCT Info (Administrator)

    VMI KIT WIZARD
    So you have your favourite camera and your go-to lenses and accessories but when do you ever consider using newly arrived kit?
     
    To answer this question, we have constructed a website module allowing visitors to enter an initial set of parameters and build a totally customised camera kit, choosing from every available combination of cameras, primes, zooms, grip and accessories.
     


    Have a go and perhaps choose:
    • S-35 4K anamorphic
    • FF E-mount spherical
    • PL FF anamorphic 5K...
     
    Be sure to tell us what you think too!
     
    (Note works best on a tablet or PC).

    More info:
    https://vmi.tv/kit-wizard/
    6/7/8 DEC: VMI NEW PRODUCTS DAY, EALING REGISTRATION OPEN

     

    VMI’s biannual New Products Day is upon us once more and registration is now open.
     
    This is a big deal for us, as we only host this once every 2 years, alternating between London and Bristol and this time post COVID, we are hosting a massive 3-day event at a studio in Ealing Green on 6/7/8 December.
     
    We plan to show the very latest in equipment developments including: ARRI Alexa-35, Sony Venice 2, RED V-Raptor & Komodo and loads of new lenses, grip, lights and much, much more. Most importantly - Santa is coming (Shh!)
     
    Registration is now open - ensure that you book early, as we expect this to book out fast.
    ...Bookings now open

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