2018 Digital Cinema Society NAB Internet Silent Auction – NOW CLOSED!

by | Apr 12, 2018 | Silent Auction | 0 comments

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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.) Bidding will end promptly with the close of NAB 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Thursday, April 12th, 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:

Item #1 — ZEISS Loxia 50mm F2 for Sony E-mount Lens

ZeissLoxiaThe ZEISS Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Lens is a full-frame Sony E-mount for mirrorless digital cameras that also features a manual aperture ring that can be ‘de-clicked’ for silent operation best-suited for filmmakers. Based on the symmetrical Planar optical concept, this lens is adept at correcting for chromatic aberrations and distortion throughout the aperture range for maintained image consistency and clarity. Additionally, a ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to individual lens elements to further reduce lens flare and ghosting for enhanced image clarity and contrast. Serving as a unique option for the contemporary image-maker, the ZEISS Loxia series of lenses are built for the imaging demands of modern full-frame digital cameras, yet are founded upon conventional manual controls.  The handling details of the lens have also been enhanced for maximum feedback and precision, including a long 180° focus throw, clearly engraved scale markings, and a robust, all-metal construction with weather-resistant lens mount gasket. Additionally, the lens is fitted with an electronic interface that conveys all EXIF data to the camera and can also be configured to automatically activate camera-based focusing aids during use.

More info available at the Carl Zeiss website:  https://www.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/int/photography/products/loxia-lenses/loxia-250.html
MSRP of $950.00 — with a FINAL BID of $500.00

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 FINAL BID of $800.00


Item #3 — OWC 20TB Thunderbolt-3 ThunderBay 4

OWCTB3IV ThundBay4ThunderBay 4, OWC’s flagship 4-bay RAID ready powerhouse is bigger and faster than ever before. Now with the unbelievable performance of Thunderbolt 3 — up to 1527MB/s sustained performance1 — it’s the ultimate workhorse external storage solution.  Not only faster, the new ThunderBay 4 Thunderbolt 3 is now natively compatible with both 2.5″ and 3.5″ drives, and with a redesigned chassis, it’s even cooler and quieter too. Add vast amounts of high-performance storage with ThunderBay 4. Utilize each of the four internal drives independently, or use the software RAID of your choice to setup a multi-drive array for high performance or data redundancy.For more information, please visit:  https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/TB3IVT20.0S/

MSRP of $1,249.99 with a FINAL BID of $1,000.00


Item #4 — 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 FINAL BID of $259.00


Items #5 and #6– Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio, (1 copy per item)

ResolveFromFPC7DaVinci 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 with FINAL BIDS of $250.00 and $240.00


Item #7 — OWC 20TB Mercury Elite Pro Dual

OWCMED3 EliteDuo20TB RAID Solution for Mac or PC with USB 3.1 Gen 1 & eSATA.  The Mercury Elite Pro Dual is the best dual-drive hardware RAID solution for creative workflows, project archives, and system backups where reliability and versatile performance count. With two fast hard drives, easily configured in multiple RAID modes at the flick of an easy-access switch, Mercury Elite Pro Dual is built to seamlessly integrate with any work environment from high demand production studios to your home office.  For more information, please visit:  https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/MED3ER7T20.0/

MSRP of $879.99 with a FINAL BID of $600.00


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 CS 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 FINAL BID of $455.00

Item #9 — Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate

Z vct pThe VCT Pro baseplate is compatible with all cameras including Canon EOS C-series, Sony FS5 and FS7, AJA CION, BlackMagic, RED cameras, Arri Amira, DSLRs, Mirrorless and more. The VCT Pro has a built-in, curved shoulder pad and an Arri M6 rosette for accessories and grips. It comes with quick-release, extendable 6.5” rods at the front, and lightweight spaced quick-release rod ports at the back. The v-wedge tripod connector is compatible with VCT14 tripod adapter plates or use the 1/4 20 and 3/8 16 screw holes for direct connect to your tripod quick release plate.

The lightweight, adjustable rod mount is set far back in the plate, offering plenty of accessory-capable area under the camera lens. This allows you to position your camera further back on the plate, keeping the balance point of your rig directly over your shoulder.  The VCT Universal Baseplate is the core of our Next Generation Recoil rigs, designed for balance and comfort for every camera.  For more details visit: https://store.zacuto.com/vct-pro-baseplate/

MSRP of $650.00 with a FINAL BID of $300.00


Item #10 — OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock – 13 Ports, Endless Possiblities

Owc thunderbolt 3 dock 400Thunderbolt 3 Dock delivers more connectivity, more power, and charging capability than ever before all at the fastest speed available today so all your connected devices perform at their maximum. Drive two 4K displays, connect and charge up to six USB devices, work with legacy FireWire storage, enjoy pristine audio, wired networks, and read SD cards, all at twice the speed of Thunderbolt 2 and all through a single cable.  For more information, please visit:  https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/docks/owc-thunderbolt-3-dock

MSRP of $299.00 with a FINAL BID of $201.00


Item #11 — Fluotec CineLight Tunable LED Panel 1-Light Kit

(Model Production 30 with Gold Mount Battery Plate and AC Power)
Fluotec CineLight Production 30 Tunable SoftLIGHT LED Panel 1 Light KitThe CineLight Production 30 Tunable SoftLIGHT LED Panel 1-Light Kit from FLUOTEC features a 16.6 x 12.7″ panel with an 8.8′ Tripod KS stand as well as a plastic multilight case with handle and wheels, This kit will provide users the essential tools needed for setting up and make sure the fixture is protected during storage and transport.  Users will enjoy the ability to easily adjust the color temperature from a tungsten-balanced 2700K to a daylight-balanced 6600K through smooth adjustments or eight programmable presets. HALODIM stepless 0-100% dimming is present as well with a 12-bit resolution for extra precision. Operation of the fixture can be performed using either local controls and the digital display or via DMX which automatically assigns two channels, one for dimming and the other for color temperature.  For more details visit: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1349650-REG/fluotec_g6lcnt166_cinelight_production_30_led.html

MSRP of $2,160.00 item with a FINAL BID of $999.00


Item #12– Fluotec CARRYLIGHT MiniLED100 Sungun Set

Fluotec100Portable Professional LED Lighting System for Motion Picture and Still Photography.  With a useful life of more than 20,000 hours, and operation on its own rechargeable battery, camera power, or external batteries, (Sony NPF 970), this incredible 5600K dimmable professional light incorporates 5 High Power LEDs for a LUX rating of 770 at 65cm with only a 10w power draw.  The CARRYLIGHT MiniLED100 (G6LED001) Sungun SET includes Battery, Adapter Cable, Charger, Barn Doors, Flip Up 3200 Filter, and Case.

MSRP of $316.00 item with a FINAL BID of $149.00 


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, 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  $399.00 with a FINAL BID of $221.00


Item #14 — CineSmart Deluxe Handheld Kit w/ Swivel & Extensions

CineSmartHandheldKitThis Deluxe Hand Held Kit is strong and quick to set up and use. It attaches to cameras at the iris rods. The rig can be complemented with our Oppenheimer MicroForce Handle adapters.  The 90° adapters allow handles to adjust to the natural grip of the operator. The included CineSmart 5″ Extensions make the rig even more ergonomic.  For the rental house or camera owner with several camera systems Cinesmart rigs give maximum utility because the connections are all established with industry standard rosettes.  This kit is available as a 15mm Studio, 19mm or 15mm Mini Rod configuration.  For more details visit the CineSmart website: https://cinesmart.myshopify.com

MSRP of $999.00 with a FINAL BID of $399.00


Item #15 — Airo by K-Tek Booming Intro Kit

AIRO KTEK AIBK1 mainK-Tek, makers of audio gear for high-end sound recordists, introduces Airo by K-Tek, a new line of essential audio tools especially designed for content creators of all types who require quality, affordable audio sound for their video.  The Airo Booming Intro Kit offers everything you need – just add a microphone and a recorder:

• The Airo Boom Pole 1 (ABP1) is a practical pro-style non-rotational boompole that extends up to 10’10”(330cm).
• The Airo Shock Mount 1, (ASM1) uses K-Tek’s high-end microphone suspenders to isolate the mic from vibration and cushions it when the boom is swinging.
• The Airo Fuzzy Windscreen (AFW1) reduces wind noise using special fake fur over an open-cell foam core that firmly grips onto the microphone.
•  A 25’ XLR cable (AXC25) is included to externally cable the boom pole.
• Everything is packed into the Airo Kit Bag (AKB1) with plenty of extra space for additional audio and video accessories. For more details visit the K-Tek website: http://www.ktekpro.com

MSRP of 249.95 with a FINAL BID of $169.00


Item #16 — Airo Mixer Bag 1 by K-Tek

AIRO KTEK AMB1 300The Airo Mixer Bag (AMB1) is the first of its kind and fits the latest generation of smaller mixer/recorders including Sound Devices MixPre-3, MixPre-6 and Zoom’s F4 and F8; also fits Tascam DR-70D & DR-701D
This mixer bag has black rigid front and back panels for structural strength and to allow the bag to stand up straight on a table top. A large side and bottom zipper opening allows for easy access to inputs, outputs, media and battery compartments. Wireless receivers can be attached to Molle-style attachment points on the front of the bag. The sides feature Velcro loops as additional attachment points. Strong top D-Rings act as hanging points for the included shoulder strap.

The removable, clear shield offers additional protection for the mixer/recorder while allowing an unobstructed view of the screen and interface.

For more details visit the K-Tek website: http://www.ktekpro.com

MSRP of 99.95 with a FINAL BID of $59.00


Item #17 — 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 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 FINAL BID of $125.00


Item #18 — 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 FINAL BID of $395.00


Item #19 — The Light Bridge Cine Reflect Lighting System Starter Kit

LightBridgeCine Reflect Lighting System (CRLS) employs proprietary high efficiency reflectors to make diffused light easier to control and modulate, offering creative ways to paint with light and shadow. The CRLS system takes advantage of the beauty of natural light by controlling the surfaces that reflect the light.  Reflected lighting offers many advantages including that many streams of light can be created from a single source, and the character of each stream can vary by using different reflective surfaces, (hard, soft, variable color).  Reflectors can also work in tight spaces that might not accommodate a large electric source.  The CRLS Starter Kit includes everything you need to get going including:

-One full pro 15x15cm C-Reflector Set – DIFF  1 to DIFF 4

-Two 25x25cm Pro C-Reflectors DIFF 3 & DIFF 4

-Two C-Wheels, (intuitive Grip for mounting the C-Reflectors)

-CRLS 10 Step manual

For more information including instructional videos by the system’s inventor, please visit:  https://www.thelightbridge.com

MSRP of $495.00 with a FINAL BID of $315.00


Items #20 — OWC Thunderbolt 3 DisplayPort Adapter

OWC DualPortMac or PC compatible Thunderbolt 3 with up to 5120 x 2880 Resolution @ 60Hz.  More screens mean more of what you’re working on, more gaming and more productivity. With OWC’s Thunderbolt 3 Dual Display Adapter, connect two DisplayPort 4K displays or one 5K display at 60Hz, without draining system resources or degrading performance. Choose the easy way to massively increase your screen real estate.  Compatible with any Mac or PC with a Thunderbolt 3 port. They’re bus powered and come with an integrated Thunderbolt 3 cable – so all you need to do is plug in your monitors. Perfect for adding extra screen space to your laptop workflow, increasing productivity, setting up a powerful desktop workstation with the monitors you already have, or immersing yourself in a rich gaming experience.  For more information visit:  https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/TB3ADP2DP/

MSRP of $78.00 with a FINAL BID of $45.00


Item #21 — 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 FINAL BID of $299.00


Item # 22 — Wooden Camera Director’s Monitor Cage v.2

239000 directors monitor cage v2 21The Director’s Monitor Cage v2 is engineered to be universally compatible with any monitor up to 9 inches (measured diagonally) and attaches via top, bottom, or rear 1/4-20 mounting locations. Newly designed main brackets also allow direct mounting to the rear of Convergent Design Odyssey and Apollo.
DMCv2 kitAn included sun shade is adaptable to most monitors and snaps directly to the cage frame. The bottom of the shade is made of velcro, which can be adjusted to the proper width of the monitor and an included loop piece can be used to hook onto the bottom of the cage for a more permanent mounting of the shade.  Vertical and side-by-side mounting of two monitors is also possible with the Dual Director’s Monitor Cage v2!More details will be available at the Wooden Camera website: https://www.woodencamera.com/directors-monitor-cage-v2-p/239000.htm

MSRP of $299.00 with a FINAL BID of $185.00


Item # 23 — Two VIP All Access Badges to New Media Film Festival

NewMediaFFThe 9th Annual New Media Film Festival will take place June 16-17, 2018 at the James Bridges Theater in Los Angeles. Last year’s festival screened 127 New Media Films & Content from 37 countries with 55 World premieres and numerous special events and Industry panels. (DCS will host a special VR Technology panel). Badge holders will enjoy full access including:
• Red Carpet • VIP Soiree • Live Music • Screenings • Web Series Superstar Panel • Technology Panel • Opening Night Programming • Awards Ceremony • Networking Lounge • International Art Exhibit • New Media Marketing Table • Q&As • Audience Awards.  The more details, please visit:  http://newmediafilmfestival.com
MSRP of $398.00, (for the pair) with a FINAL BID of $99.00


Item #24 — GEN Energy 290Wh High Capacity V-Mount Battery and Charger

GenEnergyBattsThe GEN Energy G-B100/290W V-Mount Battery (14.4v, 290w) is a professional Cine battery, featuring polycarbonate shock-proof material and is one of the longest lasting batteries on the market. GEN Energy batteries passed the US military drop-test which includes being dropped 10 times over a height of 2 meters and feature short-proof technology to prevent short circuits.  This Battery comes with the G-C35P, which is a GEN Energy Professional D-Tap charger designed for D-Tap connector batteries such as V-mount or Gold Mount, including GEN Energy batteries. 

MSRP of $655.00, (for the set) with a FINAL BID of $315.00


Items #25 & #26 — Birns and Sawyer Pro Acrylic Slate (1 slate per item)

Birns Sawyer SlateThe Birns and Sawyer 425003 is a professional acrylic slate with grey scale clapper. This camera-assistant’s scene marking slate is 7 x 11″ wide with engraved text and sections. It fits into a standard front-box and is meant to be used with dry erase marking pens.  (Note: Shipping from the L.A. area will apply.)  For more information visit:  http://birnsgear.com

MSRP of $95.00 each with FINAL BIDS of $39.00 each


Items #27 & #28 —  AirBac Technologies Backpack (1 backpack per item)

Item# 27 is the Model Focus and Item# 28 is Model Zom from Birns and Sawyer

BS BackpackThe AIRBAC™ patented air support system allows the weight in the backpack to rest comfortably just above the waistline, to literally take the weight off your back and shoulders. This results in Better Posture and Spinal Alignment enabling your body to relax in an upright position (as opposed to a hunched over position to compensate for the extra weight).  Easily adjusts to fit any body type with padded shoulder straps and patented air support system adjust to a customized fit.  (Note: Shipping from the L.A. area will apply.)

For more information visit:  http://birnsgear.com
MSRP of $59.00 each with FINAL BIDS of $39.00 each


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