Final Additions to the DCS 2020 Cinema Technology Spotlight Series

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DCS2020SpoltlightFinalAddsFollowing, are the final eight additions that will wrap up our DCS 2020 Cinema Technology Spotlight series. We hope that they have helped to fill the void left by the cancellation of this year’s NAB in Las Vegas. The Convention will undoubtedly return, perhaps as soon as this Fall in New York City, and likely to Las Vegas next April, and DCS will be there reporting from the show floor.  In the meantime, you can find out about new products and technologies by watching our Spotlight series.  View the whole collection of 45 interviews by visiting our homepage, where they will remain throughout the year, or at this link:

We learned a lot in the process and hope that when you view these interviews, you will as well.  We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our interview guests, our supporters, and especially the companies that helped us pull it all off.  AJA supplied the web interface gear including a U-tap to bring our Panasonic VariCam into the mix, as well as a K-Pro Ultra Plus which recorded multiple video and audio tracks to their super fast AJA Pak sold state drives.

Of course was the glue that held the whole project together.  Michael Cioni helped us design a workflow to collaborate remotely and give each interview subject the ability to upload their own recordings and background content.  Another hero of the whole operation was our Editor, Christopher Scott Knell.  Chris pulled the disparate formats together into a cohesive timeline with the help of Adobe Premiere and did an outstanding job of delivering a polished finished product.

Here’s a listing of all the interviews in the order they were posted:

Michael Cioni –  •  Bryce Button – AJA  •  Snehal Patel – Zeiss  •  Michael Bulbenko – Fujifilm Electronic Imaging  •  Pamela Bloom – Rotolight  •  Geoff Boyle – CML  •  Karl Soule – Abobe Premiere Pro  •  Jose Noriega – FLUOTEC  •  Steven Strong – Timothy Kang – Ben Dynice — Quasar Science  •  Karl Winkler – Lectrosonics  •  Bryan Covarrubias – FJ Westcott  •  Brad Dickson – HS Scope  •  Larry Thorpe – Canon 25-250mm Cine-Servo Zoom  •  Garrett Brown – Steadicam  •  Florian Bloch – ARRI Lighting  •  Aaron Kroger and Katie Fellion – Panavision/Light Iron  •  Tim Smith – Canon C300 Mark III  •  Larry O’Connor – OWC  •  Tom Fletcher – Fujinon Premista  •  Ernie Sanchez – Cinnafilm and PixelStrings  •  Matt Frazer – Panasonic Lumix  •  Scott Gant – Litra  •  Greg Smokler – Creative Solutions – Teradek – SmallHD  •  Jim Uphoff – ETC fos/4  •  Michel Suissa – The Studio-B&H  •  Zack Shannon – Core SWX  •  Gerhard Baier – P+S Technik  •  Dedo Weigert – Dedolight  •  Takuma Sudo – SWIT  •  Joanna Or – Tony Ngo – Mazi Mitchell — FilmGear  •  Ramy Katrib – DigitalFilm Tree  •  Curt Schaller – ARRI Camera Stabilization  •  Les Zellan – Cooke Optics  •  Nicolas Goerg –  Rosco/DMG Lumiére  •  Randy Wedick – BandPro/Angénieux  •  John Tindall – Brokeh  •  Toby Sali – BB&S  •  Brian Linhoff – Sigma  •  Jeff Lee – Fiilex  •  Steve Cooperman –  Panasonic  •  Brian Eustace – Mole-Richardson  •  Alan Ipakchian and Tim Duff – Litepanels  •  Barry Garcia – Nanlite •  Art Adams – ARRI Lenses  • Sam Fares – Sony  •  Michael Krulik – Avid  •  Bob Caniglia – Blackmagic Design  •  Joachim “JZ” Zell – ACES

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The Last Batch below:

Art Adams – ARRI Lenses

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Curt Schaller – ARRI Camera Stabilization Systems

ARRI CSS WebFrameJames Mathers meets with Product Manager Curt Schaller of ARRI CSS, (Camera Stabilization Systems,) to find out about their latest innovations as used on the feature films, Ford vs. Ferrari and 1917.


Bob Caniglia – Blackmagic Design

BobCanigliaBMD WebFrameJames Mathers gets an update on Blackmagic Design products including updates to Resolve, Fusion, the HyperDeck recorders, and ATEM Mini Switchers to work with h.264 and h.265 for better web utility. Also updates to Blackmagic RAW with the ability to work with other manufacturers’ products, plus a price drop on the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K.


Sam Fares – Sony Venice & FX9 Firmware Update

SonyFaresWebframeJames Mathers meets with Sony’s Sam Fares for a very deep dive into major new firmware updates for both the Venice and FX9 Cinema cameras.  He also tells us about the facility he manages known as the DMPC.


Jeff Lee – Fiilex

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Michael Krulik – Avid Technologies

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Brian Eustace – Mole-Richardson

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Joachim “JZ” Zell – ACES

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