Motion picture crews and those who shoot cine-style for projects like commercials, television features and indie films expect a great deal from their equipment. No wonder: seemingly small errors that might escape notice when viewed just a few times on a small screen soon become glaringly apparent on a 20 metre movie screen or in a commercial that airs hundreds of times. These professionals need equipment that works perfectly.
Those working in the motion picture industry are often the first to use a new product from the Vitec Videocom family, and movie crews have continued to turn to Vitec Videocom for the simple reason that each of our brands makes products that are the best in the business. Camera operators can get the shot they want every time, unhindered by any shortcomings of their equipment.
These filmmakers know from experience that Vitec Videocom products are synonymous with quality craftsmanship, innovative features, ruggedness and professional results. Our leading brands like OConnor, inventor of the fluid head, Vinten, which invented the pneumatic camera pedestal and Litepanels, pioneer of professional LED lighting equipment, continue to introduce new and exciting products that change the way industry professionals work.
Vitec Videocom brand products are a safe and smart investment because they are built to last and built to travel. And they have the strength and longevity of Vitec Videocom standing behind them, with worldwide repair and service centres to get equipment back up and working fast.
The move from celluloid to digital cinematography has brought with it the need for high capacity, high current draw batteries which can perform to the rhythms of the movie set.
The art of the movies is to create the atmosphere of a scene by painting it with light. The practicality of the shoot is to achieve this perfection of illumination quickly. Increasingly, there is also a requirement to maintain the quality of the light but reduce the energy consumption and heat generated, too.
When a shoot is going to end up on the big screen, the need for rock solid camera support equipment takes on a more exacting meaning. A small bump or surge in a pan might escape notice on a television screen, but not at the movies.
For episodic television shot multi-camera on a stage in front of an audience, silent and smooth camera mobility is at a premium.
Sometimes you need complete freedom of movement for a long fluid shot, and a camera stabiliser – and skilled operator – is the only way to capture it without unwanted shakes and bumps distracting from the content.
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The movie industry has a large inventory of camera accessories for its film and large digital cinematography cameras, but the development of high performance small camcorders and the video-enabled DSLR revolution left filmmakers without the accessories that made life better.
Equipment Bag Solutions
Throughout its life, movie equipment is packed and unpacked, loaded and unloaded, and trucked to and from studios and locations. Protecting that gear and facilitating its easy transport is an essential.
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