P+S TECHNIK received the prestigious CINEC Award 2010 for its revolutionary 16Digital SR Mag.The 16Digital SR Magazine is going to bridge the gap between both the film and digital worlds. No other camera model in the market gives you the freedom to shoot and capture Digital Film in High Definition and analogue film. The CINEC Award is presented by the Bavarian Society for the Advancement of Film Technology (FGF), and awarded to innovative cine equipment developments. The CINEC Award comprises a certificate and a statue which is inspired by the Munich symbol "Bavaria". Michael Erkelenz and Konrad Seeger proudly received the award.
The migration from film to digital is an important challenge for the industry. P+S TECHNIK faces this challenge and combines innovative steps forward in Digital Film and High Definition. The 16Digital SR Magazine transforms the ARRI 16SR Film Camera into a state-of-the-art Digital Cinematography Camera. With the 16Digital SR Magazine, the ARRI 16SR camera is able to shoot up to 60 fps, with a sensor resolution of 1920 x 1080, to HD RAW files.
Designed for versatility, the 16Digital SR Magazine combines the intuitive user interface known from film with fast and convenient digital workflow advantages. The camera works just as usual – except for there's no film stock in the magazine, but a digital device allowing the operator to shoot and digitally capture on set. The optical viewfinder remains intact and all 16mm PL mount lenses can be used. It is possible easily switch back and forth from film to digital because all changes are non-destructive and completely reversible. The 16Digital SR Magazine is designed for all kinds of applications and shooting situations used to from 16mm film, e.g. documentaries and independent films. The power supply of the 16Digital SR Magazine is performed through the ARRI SR camera itself, external power supplies for the 16Digital SR Magazine are not necessary. Saving their investments in film equipment is especially interesting for rental houses, film universities and production facilities, which are able to keep using their existing 16SR bodies and accessories and can utilize the following features:
- Operation through existing camera interface
- 16mm lenses and accessories
- Original optical viewfinder
- Standard removable storage (such as SSD)
- HD-SDI video assist (flicker-free)
Besides this, the 16Digital SR Magazine includes an innovative and convenient wireless operation concept via smart phones (iPhone, BlackBerry etc.), net- and notebooks. The 16Digital SR Magazine 2/3" CMOS sensor with full native HD resolution makes available both the lossless CineForm 10bit RAW and CineForm 4:2:2 10bit HD formats. CineForm formats recorded on standard removable SSD storages allow for an easy and direct access to various digital post production workflows. An efficient and convenient workflow for the 16Digital SR Magazine is ensured by several well-known partners such as AJA, Cinegy, Digital Vision, DVS, Iridas, Quantel and Pomfort.
To take maximum advantages of the digital world the 16Digital SR Magazine is delivered with PSRushes software that offers a complete workflow solution for digital dailies processing (quality control, media management and transcoding for RAW and HD workflows). The P+S TECHNIK 16Digital PSRushes workflow software is a joint development of P+S TECHNIK and Pomfort.