NAB 2011: Red Scarlet, Cinevate, and other cool HDSLR gear

I just spent two very quick, very busy days at the 2011 NAB show in Las Vegas.  As usual, there was tons to see and lots to learn.  Highlights for me were, in no particular order:

  • Trying out the Angeneux Optimo lenses. Sadly, $50K for a lens is outside my budget for the time being.
  • Seeing the Kessler Crane Revolution head and Orion controller in action.
  • Getting hands-on with the Cinevate stuff.  Most of my current rig is made by Cinevate, so it’s great to see the rest of the product line first-hand.
  • Getting an up-close look of the new Red Scarlet in action as it wandered around the show floor.

  • Checking out a promising-looking new powered cage by ECC Tools at the Oconner booth.
  • Trying out the Phantom Gold super high speed camera. Again, sadly $150K for a camera is outside my budget for the time being.
  • Meeting Vincent Laforet, Dennis Wood of Cinevate, and Mitch Aunger of Planet5d.
  • Lots of 4K eye candy by Christie, Panasonic, and others.

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