2019 Digital Cinema Society NAB Internet Silent Auction – Now Open

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2019DCS SilentAuctionAnnounceThrough 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.) Bidding will end promptly with the close of NAB 2019 at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Thursday, April 11th, 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. As with our dues collection, 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. SO WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOSE?

Silent Auction Items:

Last updated April 6, 2019 at 7:00AM PST


Item #1 — ZEISS Batis 25mm F2 for Sony E-mount Lens

ZeissBatis25mmShort close-focusing distance, high speed, fast autofocus, and a wide field angle for the full frame: the professional lens for exceptional perspectives in landscape, architecture, street photography and photojournalism.  The very close focusing distance of the 25 mm wide-angle lens supports the creative implementation of exceptional perspectives. An extremely uniform image quality is ensured right into the corners of the image. The lens is the perfect companion for shooting landscapes, architecture, street scenes and photojournalism.

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:  https://www.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/int/photography/products/batis-lenses/batis-225.html
MSRP of $1,299.00 — with a Minimum Bid of $725.00


Item #2 — Avid Media Composer (with one year of upgrades and support)

Edit Faster and Easier with Professional Tools

AvidMediaComposerWlogoAvid Media Composer has long been the professional choice for top Movie, TV and Broadcast editors. Working with Media Composer is easier and more productive than ever. Connect any of your cameras or studio equipment to accelerate your workflow and create better content quicker. Now with up to 24 video tracks, 54 audio tracks and unlimited projects, plus the ability to edit up to 8K natively, Media Composer is the perfect tool for every production.

More information can be found at:  http://www.avid.com/media-composer

MSRP of $1,299.00 and a Current Bid of $725.00


Item #3 — OWC Envoy Pro EX Thunderbolt-3 – 1TB


OWC EnvoyProEXThe OWC Envoy Pro EX with Thunderbolt 3 is the rugged portable SSD designed to go where you go, the ideal solution for on-location photo editing or simply taking your photo, video, music, and game libraries with you. Envoy Pro EX (VE) delivers professional-grade portable SSD performance that is tuned specifically to deliver stable data transfers, ideal for video production and demanding performance needs. Key Features include integrated Thunderbolt 3 cable with speeds up to 1800MB/s and 2600MB/s (VE).  The unit is extremely portable and rugged, (MIL-STD-810G drop test compliant,) and comes with a 3 year OWC limited warranty.  Both Mac and Windows PC compatible. For more information, please visit:  https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/TB3ENVP10/

MSRP of $379.00 with a Current BID of $190.00


Item #4 — Fiilex P360 Pro Plus Portable LED

FiilexP360PPThe P360 Pro Plus is the next-generation of Fiilex’s flagship portable LED light. This 300W-equivalent fixture now has an expanded color temperature range (2800-6500K) and dimming from 100% – 0% flicker free. The Pro Plus also includes hue control (±0.25 green), a feature not previously available in LED lights of its size.  Weighing under two pounds, the weather-resistant (IP-24) P360 Pro Plus is designed for travel, but it can also be easily integrated into studios with its onboard DMX functionality. Other features include a high-resolution OLED display and design tweaks such as the accessory lock.   Fiilex offers a wide array of accessories, ranging from magnetic fresnels and diffusers, to softboxes and larger fresnel attachments. With these light modifiers, the Pro Plus can be turned into a broad fill, a powerful spot, or anything in between.  This auction item includes light head, barn doors, and AC power adapter.  For more information, please visit: http://fiilex.com/products/P360_ProPlus.php

MSRP of $999.00 with a Current Bid of $650.00


Items #5 and #6– Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio,

(1 copy per item)

Resolve15StudioDaVinci Resolve combines professional non-linear video editing with the world’s most advanced color corrector so now you can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system! DaVinci Resolve is completely scalable and resolution independent so it can be used on set, in a small studio or integrated into the largest Hollywood production pipeline! From creative editing and multi camera television production to high end finishing and color correction, only DaVinci Resolve features the creative tools, compatibility, speed and legendary image quality you need to manage your entire workflow, which is why it is the number one solution used on Hollywood feature films.

More info available at the Blackmagic Design website:

MSRP of $299.00 each item with a Current Bid of $150.00 each item


Item #7 — Wooden Camera Zip Box Pro 4×5.65 (Swing Away) Mattebox

WoodenCamZip BoxPackageThe Zip Box Pro 4×5.65 (Swing Away) is a lightweight and compact mattebox that holds three 4×5.65 filters, attaches to 15mm lightweight rods, swings away for easy lens changes, and has a folding top flag which covers the front of the mattebox for protection during packing. This system can be used as a clamp-on or with 15mm/19mm rods.  Rear opening of the swing away back is 114mm and snap in reduction rings are included for common lens barrel diameters of 110mm, 104mm, 95mm, 87mm, and 80mm. A universal cloth donut is also included for non-standard lens diameters or lenses that have a moving front while focusing. If clamp-on version is desired, swing away back can be removed by 4 screws and replaced with clamp-on backs with sizes 114mm, 110mm, 104mm, 100mm, 95mm, 87mm, and 80mm.  To find out more: https://woodencamera.com/products/zip-box-pro-4×5-65-swing-away

MSRP of  $499.00 with a Current Bid of $350.00


Item #8 — 1 Year Membership to ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD

Adobe creative suite logo 300x296An annual membership to Adobe® Creative Cloud™ gives you a full year access to the entire collection of CC tools and more. Plus, Creative Cloud members automatically get access to new products and exclusive updates as soon as they’re released. And, with cloud storage and the ability to sync to any device, your files are always right where you need them. Creative Cloud gives you the entire collection of Adobe desktop and mobile apps, from essentials like Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop CC to next generation tools like Adobe XD CC. You also get built-in templates to jump-start your designs and step-by-step tutorials to sharpen your skills and get up to speed quickly. It’s everything you need to create, collaborate, and get inspired.  See all the top new features here:


MSRP of $599.88 with a Current Bid of $300.00


Item #9 — Zacuto Shorty Trigger Grips

Z shtgZacuto Shorty Trigger Grips are short and sweet. They come as they are with no customization! They offer you 8” dual wooden handgrips that are comfortable and quick to flip into position. The Shorty Trigger Grips slide onto 15mm rods.  Trigger Grips allows for single-handed 360° rotation with the simple press of a trigger. The two handles rotate independently of each other. Flip them down for a low, rock-solid handgrip. Raise it up for more of an Aaton style position. Or quickly flip them both all the way up to set your camera flat on the ground or for storing in a case. Or stagger them if that is more comfortable to you.

For more details visit:  https://store.zacuto.com/shorty-trigger-grips/

MSRP of $525.00 with a Current Bid of $300.00


Item #10 — Core SWX Hotswap Shark-fin Gold Mount Battery Adapter

CoreSWX HotSwapThe GP-TA-SFF is a short form factor Hotswap Shark-fin adapter that mounts directly to the existing 3-stud mount plate on the camera. It allows for continuous battery operation, and for additional accessories, it has 2 powertaps.  Since the batteries aren’t ‘stacked’ on one another, you can easily remove the depleted battery while leaving the other battery connected so that there is no down time.  Input: DC 11-17v,
Output for Camera: DC 11-17v, Unregulated Paralleled
Output for 2x P-Tap: DC 11-17v, Unregulated, 7.2A max
Size: 4.6″ x 3.5″ x 4.7″
Weight: 1.2 lbs

For more information, please visit:  https://www.coreswx.com/store.coreswx/product/gp-ta-sff/

MSRP of $239.00 with a Current Bid of $125.00


Item #11 — AJA Hi5-4K-Plus 3G-SDI to HDMI 2.0 Mini-Converter

Hi5 4K PlusPreserve your vision with AJA’s Hi5-4K-Plus SDI to HDMI 2.0 Mini-Converter, which offers pristine image fidelity and HFR support up to 60p for 4K/UltraHD. Hi5-4K-Plus generates HDR metadata in accordance with HDMI v2.0a/CTA-861.3, and provides a simple monitoring connection from professional 4K devices using Quad 3G-SDI, Quad 1.5G-SDI, or Dual 3G-SDI outputs to new displays with HDMI 2.0 inputs, for cost-effective monitoring for 4:2:2/4:4:4 60p professional workflows. For more information and a complete list of features visit: https://www.aja.com/products/mini-converters/hi5-4k-plus

MSRP of $595.00 with a Minimum Bid of $299.00


Item #12– Zylight Newz LED On-camera Light

Newz feature imageThe Newz is the next generation camera-top light with attributes not found on lights at twice the price. This palm-sized powerhouse is set up for simplicity while delivering everything you expect from a Zylight instrument. The Newz gives you the flexibility of fully dimmable, variable white color temperatures from 3200-5600K. By combining traditional phosphor with a custom blend of Quantum nanoparticles the Newz boasts a CRI of up to 95 and a quality of light matched only by traditional sunlight and incandescent bulbs, while using a fraction of the energy.  The Zylight Newz can be powered by both a Worldwide AC power adapter or standard 7.2V or 14.4V camera batteries, and its water-resistant IP54 rating ensures the Newz will perform in rain, snow, or blowing dirt and dust.  For more information, please visit: http://www.zylight.com/newz/

MSRP of $479.00 with a Current Bid of $300.00


Item #13 — BB&S Lighting Pipeline Remote Phosphor 1′ LED w/Dimmer

BBS Pipeline1FtIn a convenient cylindrical form factor in length of 1′, the Pipeline remote phosphor provides ultra-high TLCI (Television Lighting Consistency Index) soft light that is controllable and dimmable with no color shift or flickering.  Among Pipeline’s numerous advantages are low power draw, high light output, wide light dispersion, and heatless and fan-less operation. The Pipes are available in 3200K, 4300K or 5600K outputs and the winning bidder will have their choice of color temperature.

To find out more: http://www.bbslighting.com/products/pipeline-rp-led-system

MSRP of  $375.00 with a Current Bid of $255.00


Item #14 — K-Tek Stingray Utility Hip Pack


KTEKStingrayThe new K-Tek Stingray Utility Hip Pack provides 2 spacious compartments, one with a built-in organizer, and offers places to hold equipment, accessories, tools, a mobile phone and whatever is needed to be close at hand and easy to find.  Comfortable to handle, with a unique soft corner curved design, this versatile carrier is equally useful on-set and off. Its adjustable wide fabric waistband and padded exterior lets it be worn in a number of ways: holster style with the stay-in-place resizable and removable thigh-strap, as a fanny-pack, or even cross shoulder.  Two sections offer wrap-around zippers for easy access. The main compartment measures 10” x 10” x 3”/ 25cm x 25 cm x 8 cm while the front compartment is an ample 7”x8.5”/18 cm x 35 cm.  Each features soft lining with mesh pockets, a view-through vinyl-backed mesh section, and elasticized fabric pouches, making it ideal for all on-set departments like sound, lighting, grip, camera, make-up, still photography and script.

For more details visit the K-Tek website: https://ktekpro.com/product/ksuhp1-stingray-utility-hip-pack/

MSRP of $123.50 with a Current Bid of $80.00


Item #15 — One hour of one-on-one Business Consultation with The Shindler Perspective

ShindlerLogoDCS Advisory Board member, Marty Shindler is CEO of The Shindler Perspective, a husband and wife consulting practice with strong industry experience and educational credentials. Their backgrounds include Big 4 consulting/CPA firm experience, top 5 business graduate school with work experience at 20th Century Fox, MGM, Industrial Light & Magic and Kodak’s Cinesite. This auction item is for a 1 hour session of one to one consultation to discuss your business ideas, planning, challenges or other topics of your choosing. See iShindler.com for the types of projects in which they have been involved, the companies they have worked with, complete credentials, and check out their informative eNewsletter.

Value of the hour is $350.00 with a Minimum Bid of $125.00


Item #16 — Redrock Micro microFollowFocus Professional Series

RedrockFollowFocusThe microFollowFocus Black Professional Series is a new generation of follow focus units that lead the way in price and performance. The Black Professional Series line incorporates professional designs and technologies to deliver a solid, accurate, highly repeatable follow focus ideal for professional level productions. The microFollowFocus Black can be used with still lenses (with proper gearing such as our microLensGears) and cinema lenses. Play-free performance Integrated hard stops have easy begin/end setups for fast repeatable racking which makes focusing lenses that have no hard stops (such as Canon EOS lenses) much easier. The 3D marking disk allows you to view your focus marks from many angles. All-aluminum precision machined construction, inside and out with Industry-standard, all-metal machined accessory port for adding focus whip or speed crank as needed. For more information, please visit: https://shop.redrockmicro.com/product/microfollowfocus-professional-series/

MSRP of $795.00 with a Minimum Bid of $395.00


Item #17 — dedolight Ledzilla Bicolor LED with Battery and Charger

Dedo DLOBML BiThe LedzillaBI is engineered with dedolight’s famous aspheric lenses delivering a clean, homogenous beam with unsurpassed focus range. In spot, at 5600K, you can get 30fc at 10’ from this little beast! Match any ambient light situation ranging from 2700K to 6500K with a CRI97 color rendering rating in tungsten.  Flicker-free color and smooth dimming controls are easily accessible via the integrated ballast. The LedzillaBI is engineered with a unique front-end bayonet mount system allowing it to be transformed for completely different purposes. Available attachments include soft box, 8” soft tube, white dome (China lantern), and even a gobo or shutter imaging projection.  LedzillaBI pulls only 8 W (6v to 18v DC) and can be run from small NP batteries or AC power (options for Anton/Bauer, PAG, V-Lock, car cigarette and battery belt adapter are possible). This light uses a shoe mount which can be converted to ¼” mount. This special DCS auction offering includes an NPF 950 battery with charger, and optional softbox attachment.

For more information, please visit:  http://www.dedolightcalifornia.com

MSRP of $849.00 with a Current Bid of $500.00

Item # 18 & 19 — Submission Fee Waiver to New Media Film Festival

(1 content entry submission fee waiver per item)
NewMediaFFThe 10thAnnual New Media Film Festival ® will take place June 4-6, 2019 in Los Angeles with $45.000 in awards  It is the first major film festival celebrating innovation, story, mediums & platforms.  There are 25 competitive categories including Best in Category – Audience & Grand Prize Awards.  All content is considered, even online, made public, novice, expert.  Submissions have opportunities outside the festival process with Judges from FOX, HBO, Marvel, Emmys to name a few.  For more details, please visit:  http://newmediafilmfestival.com
MSRP of $85.00, (per submission fee waiver) with a Minimum Bid of $40.00 ea.

Item #20 — Quasar Science Q25WRGBX 2′ Rainbow Lamp

QuasaryTubeThe new Q-LED Rainbow Linear LED Lamp featuring RGBX can paint your world with vibrant saturated color and illuminate it with powerful white light from 2000° Candlelight to 6000° Daylight Kelvin. All Rainbow Lamps are equipped with onboard digital interface giving you command of Intensity, Kelvin, Hue & Saturation. Each lamp has a built in Lumen Radio CRMX chip for wireless control. The Rainbow can also be wired to DMX via Cat5 I/O Port. The lamp is Self Ballasted AC input utilizing Neutrik True1 locking connector as well as locking Barrel connector for DC input. For more information, please visit: https://www.quasarscience.com/products/q-led-r-rainbow-linear-led-lamps-with-rgbx?variant=41667648270

MSRP of $499.99 with a Current Bid of $375.00

Item #21 — MAAT Dynamic Range Loudness Meter Software Suite

MAAT LoudnessThe MAAT DRMeter MkII and DROffline MkII are loudness meter plug–ins designed for general use and specifically for music production. The DRMeter MkII is the only Loudness meters that displays channel–specific trends and events by augmenting the mandated mono measurement with classic L/R metering. DRMeter MkII is also the first plug–in to offer official DR dynamic range measurement.  Also included is MAAT’s DROffline MkII batch measurement app, the only software that automatically measures all mandated R128 parameters, along with official DRi and a host of key metrics that your DAW may not display. All this in the background and out of your way.  Both plug-ins are included as one item in this auction.

For more information, please visit: https://www.maat.digital

MSRP of $129.99 with a Minimum Bid of $69.00

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