The 2024 Digital Cinema Society NAB Internet Silent Auction Is Now CLOSED

Winners will be notified as soon as possible.

Through the generosity of our supporters who are donating very valuable products, we will once again hold our DCS Internet Silent Auction to coincide with NAB. It is a great way for our supporters to make you aware of their new products while giving members a chance to get great deals, and at the same time help finance the Digital Cinema Society.

Here’s how it will work:

All current DCS members are welcome to e-mail us bids on the products described on the following list, (plus any additions that may be donated.) Manufacturers Please Note That We Are Still Accepting Product Donations.

Bidding will end promptly with the close of NAB 2024 at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Wednesday, April 17th, and the winners will be notified shortly thereafter. In most cases the companies making the donations have elected to ship the products directly, so they will be given the winners’ contact details and arrange delivery. Payment for the silent auction prizes will be via Paypal or check in US funds sent to us prior to pickup or shipping. Buyers are responsible for the actual cost of shipping, if any, as well as all import/export taxes that may be due. If the bid price fails to reach the listed minimum, the item will be added to our next raffle of SWAG and given away at an appropriate DCS event. ​



Silent Auction Items:

Last updated April 17, 2024 at 2:00 PM


Item #1 — Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera 6K

The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K is a next generation, handheld 6K digital film camera with 6048 x 4032 full frame high resolution HDR sensor, dual native ISO, L‑Mount, CFexpress recording and direct recording to USB-C disks! Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K features an OLPF for better detail handling, records stunning 12-bit Blackmagic RAW for cinematic images as well as real time H.264 proxies.

MSRP of $2,595.00 with a Final Bid of $1,850.00

Item #2 — ZEISS Batis E-Mount Lens in Choice of Focal Length, (2.8/18, 2/25, 2/40 CF, 1.8/85 or 2.8/135)

ZEISS Batis are full frame, lightweight lenses with fast autofocus that are offered here in the buyers choice of focal lengths: f2.8/18mm, f2/25mm, f2/40mm CF, f1.8/85mm or f2.8/135mm. The ZEISS Batis autofocus lenses were specially developed for mirrorless, full-frame sensor cameras from Sony. They have been adapted to work with the camera to form a compact, lightweight system that doesn’t compromise on performance. The lenses are fully compatible with all E-mount cameras and offer not only fast, quiet autofocus, but also protection against dust and weather. For creative photography, the innovative OLED display shows the distance and depth of field to ensure the focusing range can always be perfectly set. The high-speed fixed focal lengths of the ZEISS Batis family offer flawless imaging thanks to their completely revamped optical design. The legendary ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating, combined with more than 125 years of experience in lens development and the latest technologies, ensure that every moment captured with a ZEISS Batis lens provides that exceptional ZEISS look.

More info available at the Carl Zeiss website:

MSRP of $999.00 to 1,299.00 per lens — with a Final Bid of $667.00 for your choice of any one lens

ItemS #3A & #3B — Filmcraft Studios Custom Tall Director Chair, Black or Natural Finish

Make your VIPs feel at home and direct your production in style and comfort with a Pro Series Tall Director’s Chair from Filmcraft. This 30″ tall, bar-height chair is constructed with sturdy, black-stained or natural beech wood and features premium canvas for durability and comfort. To save time when wrapping out, the entire chair (including the footrest) folds as one piece without disassembly. The Pro Series Tall Director’s Chair features an extra-wide seat, comfortable, shaped armrests, and pinned mortise and tenon joints for durability.

Get more details on all the Filmcraft Studios products and customization services at:

MSRP of $310.00 with a Final Bid of $157.00 each chair for a total of $314.00

Item #4 — Filmcraft Studios Director Chair Pouch

Carry your script, notes, and other important papers and documents to and from set with this black Deluxe Script Pouch from Filmcraft. For directors, script supervisors, or anyone who needs to have access to their notes and papers and important items while on set, this portable storage pouch is made from canvas with leather trim that provides a stylish look and adds to the durability of the bag. Carry the bag by the included shoulder strap, and once on set/location, simply mount the pouch on the arm of your director’s chair and you are ready to go. The Pouch fits professional-grade Filmcraft chairs and most other director’s chairs.

Get more details on all the Filmcraft Studios products and customization services at:

MSRP of $79.00 with a Final Bid of $39.00

Item #5 — K-Tek Essential Boom 9′

The KC108 Essential Boompole collapses to a compact 29.5″, and extends to 9′ (74.9cm – 2.75m). Made of a proprietary composite material, the KC108 Essential Boompole weighs only 1.2 lbs (544 g). The top attachment is a 3/8″ – 16 male thread. The KC108’s collapsed size conveniently fits in a standard 1650 and 1637 Peli-Case, or a medium-sized luggage for easy travel. The anodized, knurled surface collars provides a firm grip and smooth feel when opening and closing each collar. The finish of the tubes allows for the sections to glide open and closed effortlessly. K-Tek has been manufacturing quality Boompoles for almost 30 years and leveraged their experience of high-end composites, engineering and (in-the-field-use) to create this new generation boom. As with all K-Tek booms, the KC108 is manufactured in the USA, with in-house support & repair.

For more details visit the K-Tek website:

MSRP of $206.00 with a Final Bid of $165.00

Item #6 — DoPchoice SNAPBAG for ASTERA 1 Titan Tube

DoPchoice SNAPBAG® especially created for single Titan tubes from Astera. Made to give filmmakers maximum control of their lighting, the benefits of these premiere softboxes include intensified output, adjustable beam spread, simplified pack-up, and the easy track mounting system— together the SNAPBAG® and tube are extremely lightweight. For more details visit:

MSRP of $579.00 with a Final Bid of $225.00

Item #7 — AJA U-TAP SDI for USB 3.0 Powered 3G-SDI Capture

The U-TAP 3G-SDI USB 3.0 (USB 3.2, Gen 1) capture device brings professional connectivity and high quality video capture to your laptop or workstation. U-TAP SDI is bus powered with the ability to simply and easily bring in video across 3G-SDI for use within a wide range of software without any drivers to install, as it’s supported directly in macOS®, Windows® and Linux®. For more details visit:

MSRP of $439.00 with a Final Bid of $205.00

Item #8 — Zacuto ACT Baseplate

The ACT camera Baseplate is an Arca-Swiss compatible baseplate.  It is designed to work with all cameras.  It has a built-in curved gel shoulder pad and 15mm lightweight spaced quick-release rod ports both front and back for matte boxes, follow focus, lens supports, and other accessories. The top (camera plate) and bottom (tripod mount) of the baseplate are Arca-Swiss compatible for easy transitions between shooting styles. Add on our ACT mounting plate to your tripod to be able to quickly lock down your shoulder rig or cage rig.  The bottom of the ACT Baseplate also has ¼ 20 and ⅜ 16 screw holes for direct connection to tripod quick release plates. The red sliding top camera plate offers easy adjustability for different lens options to get your rig balanced properly for shoulder mount shooting. The Zacuto Mirrorless and DSLR cages can also mount directly into the top of the ACT baseplate, without the use of the red camera plate while offering the same features.  Dimension: 9.5″ x 4″ x 2″

For more details, visit the Zacuto website:

MSRP of $495.00 with a Final Bid of $195.00

Item #9 — Tuner Variable Look 3 Lens Attachment Kit (PL-Mount L1, L2, L3) From Module 8

“The Tuner” lens system is a set of three tuners that each has a distinct look and is inspired by vintage lenses. It has been designed to emulate classic lenses, but it allows you to adjust the strength of the look from minimum to maximum. This feature is powered by the patented Vari-look technology, which is a platform that can be built upon to create any look that customers desire. Thanks to a clever design, you no longer have to settle for permanent (and possibly damaging) detuning since this adapter allows you to adjust your look on the spot. Module 8 is a company founded by renowned lens innovators Iain Neill and Mike Thomas who also offer a variety of other mount adapter and expanders. Check out their website here:


MSRP of $2,499.00 with a Final Bid of $1,499.00

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More Items may be added throughout the auction, and we will try to update as we are able, so check back often. We will do our best, but please know that this is no eBay. No offer of solicitation of any merchandise at any particular price is expressed or implied. Thanks for bidding!