Build-up for Cinec 2016

Cinec, which takes place in Munich from 17 – 19th September, will again provide an international marketplace for users and decision makers in the cinema, TV and media industries, to network, present and discuss ideas, and showcase new products. This year’s exhibition will once again be accompanied by the CineCongress, which offers lectures and workshops … Read more

Not making the grade

Not making the grade President’s perspective / Barry Ackroyd Not making the grade President’s perspective / Barry Ackroyd It’s been a tough start to 2016 for cinematography. We have lost some of the greatest-ever exponents of our art – Haskell, Vilmos and most lately Douglas Slocombe OBE BSC. Each of them so great and, in … Read more

Tribute to Bill Vinten

Bill Vinten, whose achievements shaped the broadcast industry worldwide, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2015. The son of founder William Vinten, Bill Vinten was one of the key influencers for The Vitec Group and instrumental in what it is today. As a renowned cinematographer during WWII, he understood the needs of camera operators, translating … Read more

SL1 by DMG Lumière now available through Octica and CVP

French manufacturer DMG Lumière has announced that its SL1 Switch, an LED fixture designed specifically for cinematography, is now available in the UK via cinema equipment specialists Octica and CVP. The rectangular SL1 is notable for its size/weight/power ratio and innovative design. At just 2cm thick – around one-seventh the thickness of a standard fluorescent … Read more

BBS introduces remote dimmer for Area 48

BBS Lighting has introduced a new remote dimmer for its Area 48 Soft LED light system. The new unit fits in the user’s hand and allows single or multi-fixture 16-bit dimming of Area 48 Soft fixtures smoothly from 100% to blackout, as well as On/Off. Overriding the settings of the Area 48’s on-fixture controls, the … Read more