Innovation of the year Schneider-Kreuznach Isco4all lenses Editor’s choice: Scan 3XS vGPU and Cloud Computing Solutions Launch of the year Red V-Raptor
SPECIAL AWARDS O ur special awards are designed to appreciate
adapter. The compact Iscospherical A+ cine primes offer focal lengths of 43, 58 and 85mm. They are a Schneider-Kreuznach version of the Dulens Mini Primes, hence the lenses are provided with an Iscospherical amber coating for authentic flare. It’s high-end kit that many can only dream of owning, but as a rental option it’s great for your big production. For our launch of the year award, readers crowned the 8K Red V-Raptor. It’s the first of the next-generation DSMC3 series and features the highest dynamic range, fastest cinema-quality sensor scan time, cleanest shadows and highest frame rates of any Red.
innovation, and the winners definitely demonstrate that – with clever thinking delivering incredible results. The innovation of the year goes to Schneider-Kreuznach’s Isco4all lenses, the world’s first suitable for both anamorphic and conventional footage. This unique set combines three spherical cine prime lenses and an Iscorama anamorphic front
CLEVER KIT The Red V-Raptor (bottom right) and Schneider- Kreuznach lenses push the boundaries of what’s possible
The V-Raptor’s 35.4-megapixel CMOS sensor can shoot 8K large format or 6K Super 35. Most interesting is the price, which undercuts not only similar high-end cameras from rivals, but also Red’s DSMC2 series. Priced at £25,320/$24,500, it’s around half of Red’s 8K Ranger Monstro. That’s not what many would count as modest, but is significantly less than other flagship Reds, and offers a glimpse into the future of the iconic Californian brand.
EDITOR’S CHOICE: SCAN 3XS VGPU AND CLOUD
COMPUTING SOLUTIONS A whole new path to faster, easier editing is now here – and attainable. This leap forward convinced Pro Moviemaker that Scan’s 3XS vGPU and Cloud Computing Solutions deserved the editor’s choice special award. These bring server-quality drives and GPUs to filmmaking teams, thanks to virtual technology pioneered by Disney animators and fine-tuned by Nvidia. 3XS vGPU and Cloud Computing Solutions mean you use your own computer via the internet to access a virtual PC workstation desktop run by Scan. You are admitted to a seat at one of Scan’s computers, which is faster and more capable than anything an independent production company could usually afford. Rent the seat monthly, from a quick-fix or last-minute task to longer-term projects, and only pay for what you need. Scan can monitor your current workflow and computing needs, then offer a solution to match. Scan’s systems are so quick that what can take five minutes on a fast computer is handled in seconds, thanks to safe, enterprise-class servers. Edit films on superfast virtual workstations using Adobe Premiere Pro or DaVinci Resolve, for example. It’s a modern way to access the best computers, without huge upfront cost.
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