At BVE 2013 Tiffen International Ltd is showing the latest products from its range of high quality glass MPTV optical filters, Steadicam camera stabilisers and Lowel Lighting for cinematographers to DSLR videographers. Besides seeing the latest products, visitors to the Tiffen stand can also benefit with advice from world experts in their fields including optical filters, Steadicam and lighting.
Tiffen MPTV filters
The London Filter Company, now based at Pinewood, is showing Tiffens recommended motion picture and television optical filters for the latest cameras, including Canon EOS C series, Sony F65 / 55, ARRI Alexa and RED. New filters build on the established IRND filters to offer three-in-one combination Hot Mirror filters that provide IR, ND and now diffusion, with Tiffen trademark names including Glimmer Glass and Promist. These and other innovations for the MPTV market will be on display.
Also on the stand is the Dfxv3 digital filter software that provides emulation of the 2000-plus Tiffen optical filters as well as further effects, available as stand-alone or plug-ins for Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and Avid. Check out Cool fx and Grad fx apps for Tiffen digital filters on iPhones.
Steadicam is presenting the latest additions to its range of camera stabilisers that include two new versions of established rigs. The Pilot HD and Scout HD are wired for live HDSDI TV production and benefit from the latest Steadicam engineering. PilotHD can support the modern breed of lightweight camera loads from 0.9 to 4.1kg, and includes a new 7-inch 400 Nit Hi-Bright monitor with 900:1 contrast and 1024x600 pixel resolution. Similarly the Scout HD supports loads up to 8.2kg and has a new 7-inch HDSDI 800 Nit monitor that offers a frameline and vertical and horizontal image flip for working with 3D mirror rigs. The Archer and Zephyr rigs that support loads of 13.6kg and 10.5kg respectively are also on the stand.
New the Fawcett Exovest is an ultra-light exoskeletal Steadicam vest that transfers weight into anatomically appropriate areas and bridges areas that should not be loaded. Its rigidity means that the force required to counterbalance a Steadicam rig is halved. Also the absence of chest straps allows unrestricted breathing and with nothing to compress the spine at mid-back level. The result is a lighter and less constrictive vest that allows better respiration, circulation, transpiration and movement, and is especially comfortable for female operators.
Lowel is presenting its state-of-the-art LED range. The new Prime 200 and 400 daylight fixtures add to the existing tungsten fixtures. With a Colour Rendering Index of 91+ these are designed to bring studio quality to productions of all types and sizes. Lowel Prime LEDs are brighter than many similarly sized studio LEDs, with a wide, more usable 50-degree beam angle. All Prime models offer quiet fanless operation from 90-250VAC and are fully DMX addressable, dimmable and controllable with a host of available accessories.
For those on the move the small and effective run-and-gun bi-colour LED Blender light is a versatile choice. BVE is also the European debut of the zoomable LED Lowel GL-1 a new way of lighting for the shooter on the go.