TV-BAY Magazine Issue 66 June 2012
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Wider angle, higher magnification DIGISUPER 80 and DIGISUPER 76 enhance Canon’s HDTV field lens line-up further W ith the introduction of the Canon DIGISUPER 80 and DIGISUPER 76, Canon moves the DIGISUPER benefits of high magnification together with a wide angle several steps further. Through its 80x zoom ratio, the Canon DIGISUPER 80 adds an extra 5x magnification over its predecessor, the DIGISUPER 75. An 8.8 mm focal length gives wide angle around 5% more than the DIGISUPER 75 which was 9.3mm. The DIGISUPER 76 is the successor to the DIGISUPER 72. This new lens has a 9mm wide angle – 3% greater than the DIGISUPER 72. It also has a superior zoom ratio – 76 times compared to 72. Powerful on-field close-ups record breaker within the context of a 70,000 seat stadium. These close-ups are made even more impactful through the lenses’ excellent optical performance. This ensures both high resolution and high contrast throughout the entire zoom range. Innovative large diameter lens technology Canon has applied a series of optical design technologies in the production of the DIGISUPER 80 and DIGISUPER 76. These incorporate the latest optical materials as well as Canon’s own optical design technology for large diameter aspherical lenses. Examples include optimal placement, (Ultra Low Dispersion) glass and UD fluorite to compensate for various aberrations, such as spherical aberration, chromatic aberration and field curvature. In addition, high resolution has been achieved from the center to the periphery of the image. Both the DIGISUPER 80 and DIGISUPER 76 are designed to deliver compelling close-ups from a distance. For instance, the triumphant smile of a Optical Shift anti-vibration ARRI ALEXA Also captured with ALEXA was JAGTEN by Thomas Vinterberg who’s leading actor Mads Mikkelsen garnered the award for best actor along with cinematographer Charlotte Brus Christensen winning the Vulcain award for artist technician. Shining at Cannes F or the third year in a row, ARRI played host to the Cannes International Film Festival Director’s Fortnight Happy Hour events, bringing together directors, producers, cinematographers and industry professionals from around the world. The beautiful beach side location gave the perfect opportunity for guests to enjoy the view and meet the steadily growing ALEXA family; ALEXA Studio and ALEXA M. Later in the week the festival awarded Michael Haneke the top prize of the Palme d’Or for AMOUR, a film of love and death. Shot by Darius Khondji AFC, ASC, AMOUR was one of the first projects world-wide to capture with ARRI ALEXA in ARRIRAW. 54 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE Taking the two lenses’ range of technical features even further, the DIGISUPER 80 also incorporates a DJECA, directed by Aida Bejic received the Special Distinction of Un Certain Regard, shot by Erol Zubcevic, captured with ALEXA and ARRI/Zeiss Master Prime lenses. In the Director’s Fortnight selection the SACD award went to CAMILLE REDOUBLE, directed by Noéme Lvovsky and shot built-in Optical Shift image stabilizer. Through shake-detecting sensors and a microcomputer, this counteracts image shake and maintains a stable picture and provides greatly improved image stabilization. The output connector for both lenses is standard, that can be read with high- precision Data and can be synthesised with virtual systems for use in Studio and sports broadcasts. Keeping pace with HD broadcast needs The growing demand for HD content has, as expected, extended to sports, news and events broadcasting. With the transition to digital broadcasting, the demand has increased yet further especially regarding the coverage of worldwide broadcasting events using HDTV camera field zoom lenses. The launch of the high magnification, wide angle DIGISUPER 80 and DIGISUPER 76 lenses, demonstrates how Canon provides enhanced solutions that are ready now to meet these specific broadcasting demands. www.canon-europe.com by Jean Marc Fabre also captured with ALEXA. Stephan Schenk, General Manager Business Unit Camera & DI systems at ARRI commented “We congratulate all the winners and nominees of this year’s awards. We are truly delighted so many of these amazing productions chose to shoot with the ARRI ALEXA and almost all the winners of the main competition where shot with ARRI film cameras. This year we celebrate our 95th anniversary and will endeavor to continue to provide leading-edge technology to enable filmmakers to tell their stories and create and capture their vision. www.arri.com