The SoCal trade show is once again upon us. Here’s our show preview CINE GEAR EXPO 2019 SHOW PREVIEW WORDS CHELSEA FEARNLEY


Grip Factory Munich (GFM) has worked hard to become one of the leading providers in the design and production of high-end camera support equipment. This year, GFM returns to Paramount’s backlot with its simple yet elegant strap bracing kit. On the stand, you will see the GF-8 Xten Camera Crane, GF-Slider System, GF-Iso Dampener, GF- Vibration Isolator, as well as other GFM rigs and jibs.



Visitors at Cine Gear Expo will be able to experience Sony’s next- generation, full-frame motion picture camera system, the Sony Venice, most recently used to shoot political thriller Official Secrets and the Netflix series Sex Education (see our March issue). It will include the recently released firmware Version 3.0 (and upcoming 4.0) as well as its Expansion System (CBK-3610XS), which is currently being used to shoot the Avatar sequels. Sony is also showcasing its wider range of solutions, designed to support filmmakers in their mission to deliver emotional impact on screen. The versatile PXW-FS7 II camcorder will be on display, alongside the compact 4K PXW-FS5 camcorder. While the latest BVM- HX310 Trimaster HX Professional Master Monitor will also be on the stand, with the 16.5-inch Trimaster EL OLED critical reference monitor, the BVM-E171.

NBCUniversal Lightblade and Cineo Lighting are debuting the latest model of their Standard series. The new Standard 480 has the same output, colour rending and saturated colour technology as the Standard 410, but with several innovations. The most significant is the in-built touchscreen control environment. It simplifies local and remote operation, offering identical user control on mobile and tablet. Remote control is available via DMX/RDM, sACN/ArtNet, CRMX wireless and Bluetooth. The Standard 480 supports single zone and patented multi-zone operation for advanced dynamic lighting effects, and several new applications will be available in coming months, including CIE colour pickers and effects recorders. The new NBCUniversal & Cineo Lighting LightBlade Edge fixtures will also be on display, combining a variable white spectrum, full-gamut colour and a suite of control options.

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