Silent Auction 2013

by | Apr 4, 2013 | News | 0 comments

DCS Silent Auction 2013 – (THE DCS SILENT AUCTION IS NOW CLOSED!) Last Updated April 11th, 2:20PM PST.  Bidding ended promptly 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 donation 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 Winning, the item will be added to our next raffle of SWAG and given away at an appropriate DCS event.

Item #1 — 1 Year Membership to ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD

An annual membership to Adobe® Creative Cloud™gives you a full year access to the entire collection of CS6 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. See all the top new features here:!3085!3!23620848880!b!!g!adobe%20cloud&ef_idUUefjgAABFx02IAv:20130318231318:s MSRP of $599.00 with a Winning BID of $300.00.

Item #2 — AJA Io XT for Thunderbolt™

Use the AJA Io XT to turn your Thunderbolt™ – enabled Mac into a professional editing station for HD and SD 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 workflows. Take advantage of Thunderbolt™ interfaces, offering the 10Gbps available bandwidth of this new interface to capture and playback for professional post production and on set applications. Compact, portable and powerful, Io XT is loaded with high-end features including 3G/Dual Link/HD/SD-SDI, Component Analog and HDMI connectivity, to bring true desktop-level power to any Thunderbolt™-enabled Mac, with full uncompressed HD and SD 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 capable video and audio connectivity. Io XT connects to your Mac with a single Thunderbolt™ cable and provides a second Thunderbolt™ connector for daisy-chaining other devices, such as storage or displays, making it perfect for on set, or in the edit suite. With RS-422 control, up/down/cross-conversion, switchable reference and LTC input/output, the Io XT provides complete compatibility with the most popular NLE programs, the newest codecs, video formats, stereoscopic 3D workflows, and more. For more details please visit: MSRP of $1,495.00 with a Winning BID of $950.00

Items #3 — Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve for Macs or Windows

The latest version of DaVinci Resolve features a completely redesigned user interface to optimize workflow speed. This significant user interface overhaul was created to harness the power of multiple new technologies added to DaVinci Resolve in the last few years, including automatic 3D eye matching, multi layering timelines, XML support, plus more camera and file type support. It includes an exciting enhancement for the CinemaDNG file format, as used by cameras such as the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. DaVinci Resolve now includes a CinemaDNG Input Device Transform (IDT) for grading RAW images in full ACES workflows. More info available at the Blackmagic Design website: MSRP of $995.00 with a Winning BID of $780.

Items #4 — Blackmagic Design The UltraStudio Mini Recorder

The mini recorder that fits in your pocket, UltraStudio Mini Recorder is super tiny and includes just SDI and HDMI connections, plus Thunderbolt. Simply plug in and record from any SDI and HDMI device for the most incredible portable solution. $145. More info available at the Blackmagic Design website: MSRP of $145.00 with a Winning BID of $100.

Items #5 — Blackmagic Design The UltraStudio Mini Monitor

When you need low cost monitoring for editing, then UltraStudio Mini Monitor is perfect. Plug in the Thunderbolt and monitor out of the SDI and HDMI outputs. Perfect for using low cost HDMI TV’s and projectors for monitoring. More info available at the Blackmagic Design website: MSRP of $145.00 with a Winning BID of $88.

Item #6 — Chrosziel CustomCage for the Sony F5/F55

The Chrosziel CustomCage system offers great versatility and protects your investment by of future proofing the approach to camera accessories. The system features color coded locking bars that are available in three different lengths. Each color represents a specific length, so you can make the cage large or small, square or rectangular, tall or wide. With the optional 700-00-10 corner rosettes, you can add any handle or accessory with a Arri type Rosette. The optional 700-401-36 accessory bridge allows you to add 15mm LWS rods to the top or sides of the CustomCage. An optional cold shoe adapter, 700-00-12, is available to mount lights and other cold shoe mount accessories anywhere around the perimeter of the CustomCage. The Chrosziel CustomCage system is compatible with most other brands of camera LWS bases and accepts any manufacturers 15mm rods. You can mount any camera direct to the included CustomCage base if you don’t need 15mm rods to mount matte boxes and other rod mounted accessories. For more details check here: Combined MSRP of $1,018.00 with a Winning Bid of $550.00.

Item #7 and #8 — 2 Copies of Final Draft Version 8 Screenwriting Software Program

Version 8 offers more of the ease-of-use and time-saving features that have made Final Draft software the Industry Standard. Final Draft is the number-one selling application specifically designed for writing movie scripts, television episodics, and stageplays. It combines powerful word processing with professional script formatting in one self-contained, easy-to-use package. Don’t waste valuable writing time on stringent formatting rules – Final Draft automatically paginates and formats your script to industry standards as you write. More info. can be found on the Final Draft website: MSRP of $249.00 each with a Winning bid of $99.00 each.

Item #9 — Grass Valley EDIUS v6.05 editing software

Grass Valley has graciously donated a copy of the latest version of EDIUS editing software. This NLE has been praised for it’s ability to handle 3D and includes new support for 1080p50/60, 4K as well as support for RED and DSLR’s. EDIUS has been one of the most flexible editing programs for over a decade and has been making large gains in the broadcast and freelance markets, especially over the last 3-4 years. EDIUS is a PC based program but will work with Parallels for Mac use. See all the top new features here: MSRP of $799.00 with a Winning Bid of $249.00.

Item #10 — Libec Zoom and focus control for LANC*(Sony/Canon) and Panasonic cameras

The ZFC-5HD offers precise and variable zoom speed control available for LANC (Sony/Canon) and Panasonic cameras, controlled by a selector switch. Equipped with a 2-step zoom speed control for LANC cameras. In addition, the ZFC-5HD is equipped with a focus control button for LANC and a focus dial for Panasonic cameras. Exclusively for LANC cameras, the ZFC-5HD has an on/off remote power switch function which allows your camera to power on/off remotely. This is ideal when shooting with a jib arm or crane. Can be clamped on various equipment: tripod pan handles, jib arm and crane weight bars, stabilizers, monopods and other accessories. MSRP of $207.00 with a Winning Bid of $95.00

Item #11 — RedRock Micro microMatteBox Deluxe Bundle

The microMatteBox Deluxe Bundle contains everything in the microMatteBox Standard Bundle, and adds a complete flag kit for additional light and flare management. It comes with everything you need to help control light and flare using a matte box, flags, and filters, and can be upgraded later with additional filter stages or a 19mm swing-away arm. Rubber donuts provide a flexible method of fitting your 35mm lenses or camera to the microMatteBox to prevent light leaks. More info. can be found on the Redrock Micro website: MSRP of $995.00 with a Winning Bid of $500.00

Item #12 — Solid Camera Top Plate and Dove Handle for either Sony F55 or Sony FS700

The DovePLATE is custom fitted to your choice of either the Sony F55 or Sony FS700. It features 5 Solid Camera Dovetails The Dovetails on the sides are for our EVF support system and other future accessories. On top there are 3 Solid Camera Dovetails and probably too many (can you have too many?), additional accessory-mounting points for 1/4-20 threads. The Solid Camera Dovetail Handle, mounts to any of the Dovetails on the top and features tool-less positioning and built in 15mm Rod support. The plate provides 4 places to locate the tape hook. 15mm LWS rods must be purchased separately. For more details, please visit the Solid Camera website: MSRP of $815.00 for F55 and $700 for FS700 with a Winning BID of $510.00 for either model

Item #13 — Sony Vegas PRO 12 Suite Software Collection

The Vegas™ Pro 12 Suite is a full-featured production environment for video editing and compositing, multi-track mixing, sound design, visual effects, and disc authoring. Edit SD, HD, 2K and 4K material in 2D or stereoscopic 3D, with drag-and-drop functionality or traditional 3-point and 4-point editing modes. Master your audio in Sound Forge Pro, automate your editing workflow with Production Assistant, and add the perfect musical background with 100 royalty-free soundtracks. These powerful tools, combined with the high-end performance and ground-breaking innovations in Vegas Pro 12, means it’s never been easier to bring your creative vision to life. More info. can be found on the Sony Creative Software website: MSRP of $899.95 with a Winning bid of $400.00

Item #14 — Zacuto $500 Gift Certificate Good Toward the Purchase of any item from their Extensive Catalogue of Products

Apply this gift certificate to any of Zacuto’s brand of extremely high quality, originally designed camera accessories. Zacuto products are designed, manufactured and assembled in the USA and known around the world for versatility and dependability. Their camera kits and dslr optical viewfinders set the standard within the industry. See all their great products at the Zacuto website: MSRP of $500.00 with a Winning BID of $400.00

Item #15 — Distagon T* 2.8/35 ZE Lens

The Distagon T*2.8/35 is a medium wide-angle lens, with compact design and extremely accurate manual focusing thanks to a large focus throw. ZE Lenses feature exceptional workmanship and legendary ZEISS quality, uniform standardized color characteristics throughout all ZE focal lengths, and excellent reflection reduction thanks to the Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating. More information can be found at MSRP of $1,117.00 with a Winning BID of $751.00

Items #16 — Cam Caddie Scorpion Pro Kit


The Scorpion EX Pro Kit contains all of the Scorpion EX Accessories in one big bundle. This is the best way to build up your Scorpion Support System in one shot. The patented design displaces the weight of your gear enabling a stable support rig that dampens movement while shooting. The system can facilitate moves that look like a professional camera stabilizer or jib arm. With the Pro Kit you will have all of components you need to set up your Scorpion EX into countless configurations. Includes: (1) Cam Caddie Scorpion EX “with required hardware for the Scorpion EX Cheese Plate/Tripod Mount” (2) Accessory Shoes (2) Accessory Wings (1) 1/4-20 Flashner (2) Mounting Knobs (1) Lockout Kit (1) Scorpion EX Cheese Plate/Tripod Mount Constructed From: Composite Thermoplastic with Custom Polymer Grip, & 6061 Aluminum Alloy. For more details please visit: MSRP of $229.95 with a Winning BID of $150.

Items #17 — Cam Caddie Scorpion Shoulder Support Kit

This is the perfect bundle for the filmmaker shooting for extended periods of time using a DSLRs, point & shoot, or other consumer level cameras. This bundle includes the Scorpion EX universal stabilizing camera handle, an Accessory Shoe, the Scorpion EX Shoulder Support, and a Cheese Plate which is used to mount the camera handle to the shoulder support or to a tripod. The patented design displaces the weight of your gear enabling a stable support rig that dampens movement while shooting. The system can facilitate moves that look like a professional camera stabilizer or jib arm. Includes: (1) Scorpion EX universal stabilizing camera handle, (1) Accessory Shoe, (1) Scorpion EX Shoulder Support (1) padded shoulder mount, (1) spring chest harness, (2) adjustable platforms, (1) heavy duty strap, (1) pouch bag, (1) Cheese Plate for tripod/shoulder support mounting. More info available at: MSRP of $148.99 with a Winning Bid of $75.

Items #18 — $1,000 in Stock Footage from ARTBEATS

Choose any royalty free stock footage from Artbeats vast catalogue of clips and collections. Must be redeemed by August 30, 2013 Visit Artbeats website to see their offerings: MSRP of $1,000.00 with a Winning Bid of $300.

Items #19 — One hour of one-on-one Business Consultation with The Shindler Perspective

DCS 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 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 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 $325 with a Winning BID of $100.00.

Item #20 — $500 voucher toward the purchase of custom BigFoot Mobile Workstation

BigFoot Mobile Systems, a division of VTR Specialists presents a new concept in the transportation and set up of portable production and post systems. With the goal to provide the finest, most FUNCTIONAL, PRACTICAL, and MOBILE workstations on the planet, they are a favorite among professional DITs, Colorist and Editors. BigFoot Mobile Systems provide for the safe and easy transport any of your unique, custom systems. Due to the custom nature of their systems, the MSRP ranges typically from $2500 – $4,000, largely dependent upon the model and the extent of customization required. With this voucher, you can cut $500 off the final price. For more info, visit Face value of the voucher $500.00 with a Winning BID of $200.00.

Item #21 — $1600 in select post-production services at Hollywood DI

Hollywood DI, specializing in file-based workflow and finishing for digital filmmakers is offering $1600 worth of conform, color and finishing services plus a screening in their DI Theater, equipped with 2K DLP Projector, 5.1 surround sound and comfortably seating 30. More info about Hollywood DI can be found at their website: MSRP of $1600.00 with a Winning bid of $800.00.

Item #22 — Avid Media Composer

Get the latest version of Avid Media Composer, the preferred platform of professional Editors. This powerful and creative editing tool works the way you want to work with the speed, flexibility, reliability, and organization you need to cut films, TV shows, commercials, and other digital media. Stay focused on what matters most — telling a great story. More info. can be found on the Avid website: MSRP of current Version 6.5: $2,295.00 with a Winning Bid of $995.00.

Item #23 — Wooden Camera Cruiser Rig (Rubber)

This new Wooden Camera product to premiere at NAB is an ARRI style dovetail with ergo shoulder pad no-slip rubber grips. More details will be available at the Wooden Camera website: MSRP of current Version 6.5: $795.00 with a Winning Bid of $395.00.

Items #24 — $1600 in select post-production services at Point.360

Point.360, a leading post production innovator for over twenty-five years, offers film and digital filmmakers $1600 for services which can include digital conform, film scanning, advanced noise reduction (A.R.T. process), color grading, audio layback, Digital Cinema Package, and record to file. Please visit for further information. MSRP of $1600.00 with a Winning bid of $800.00

Item #25 — $1,000.00 Discount Certificate Toward the Purchase of a Hive Wasp Plasma Par 1 Light Kit Complete.

The Wasp Plasma Par is the perfect light for portable punch. With an electroformed, vacuum-coated reflector, the Wasp works just like a traditional Par, but is more efficient, drawing just 276 watts to reach the output of a 400W HMI Par. Using standard 6-5/8″ par lenses, the Wasp can change from Spot to Medium to Wide to Super Wide Flood for a variety of applications. Kit includes: Wasp Plasma Par Fixture – AC/DC Power Supply – 4 piece Lens Set w/Lens Bag – 5 Piece Srim Set w/Scrim Bag – Barn Doors – 2 Riser Aluminum Baby Stand w/Steel Legs – Hard Rolling Case. Note: This discount is in additon to the normal Hive discount for DCS Members and must be purchased directly from Hive Lighting Inc., (not valid through dealers). For more details, please visit the Hive Lighting website: MSRP of $1,000.00 with a Winning Bid of $250.00

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