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Finally, the Mapping Mode allows the user to measure a set in order to create a topographic map. Small flags on the video image show the distances between targets and the camera. The user can then save the map image for later use. For additional information, visit www.easyfocus.at. Cavision Introduces Mattebox, Viewing Glass Cavision Enterprises Ltd. has intr oduced the MB3485S 3x3 Mattebox, which is ideal for DSLR, video and film cameras alike. The MB3485S can be used as a clamp-on mattebox, or it can attach to the camera system by way of an 8mm or 15mm rods support system. Its small size

ful on setups involving cranes and r emote heads. The focus puller can use a mouse, pen or fingertip on the EasyFocus’ touchscreen monitor to dir ect the EasyFocus Reader to measur e the distance between the camera’s film or sensor plane and an object visible in frame. The distance measurement can be shown using metric or imperial units. The system’ s effective measuring range is from 6' to 400'. The EasyFocus system featur es five operating modes. The Focus Mode of fers the simplest way of using the EasyFocus system. The user places the cursor on a target and either clicks the left mouse button or touches the target on the touchscreen monitor; immediately, the measured distance will appear in a flag next to the target and in the Reader field on top of the user-interface window, and the lens motor will automatically shift the focus to the measured distance in the shortest possible time. When the Ramping Mode is activated, the lens motor will shift the focus from one distance reading to another over a predetermined duration. The option of pre-setting the duration of the focus ramp (from 0.1 to 9.9 seconds) pr ovides more sensitive control. In Tracking Mode, the cursor follows the movement of a selected target, and the EasyFocus Reader will continue measuring and displaying the moving target’ s changing distance while the lens motor adjusts the focus accordingly. In Manual Mode, the EasyFocus Reader provides measuring distances, and the focus puller maintains contr ol over all connected lens motors via a Cmotion Lens Control Unit. Additionally , focus can be pulled via a Focus Bar in the EasyFocus’ monitor.

and light weight make it ideal for use when mobility is r equired. Additionally, expandable top and side flags can be easily and quickly removed and r eattached. A new , wider shade also enables the mattebox to be used with wider-angle lenses than previous 3x3 matteboxes allowed. The MB3485S of fers two filter stages, which accept 3"x3" filters. The rear stage allows for 270 degr ees of r otation, making it ideal for use with polarizing filters. Cavision carries a large range of filters in the 3"x3" format as well as most other standard sizes. Cavision has also intr oduced the OLF-37A density adjustable viewing filter , which features a nine-stop neutral density range, making it useful for both interior and exterior conditions. The OLF-37A can also be used to observe bright light sources, including the sun during a solar eclipse. It features a standar d 37mm fr ont thread, which allows for the attachment of additional filters. The MB3485S (with expandable top
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American Cinematographer - February 2012
Contents
Editor’s Note
President’s Desk
Short Takes: NASA time-lapse footage of Earth
Production Slate: Extremely Loud and Incredibly CloseAct of Valor
Saving the Whales
High Stakes
A Very Bad Cop
Cinema, Italian Style
Filmmakers’ Forum: Hiro Narita, ASC
New Products & Services
International Marketplace
Classified Ads
Ad Index
Clubhouse News
ASC Close-Up: Roberto Schaefer
American Cinematographer - February 2012 - American Cinematographer - February 2012
American Cinematographer - February 2012 - Cover2
American Cinematographer - February 2012 - 1
American Cinematographer - February 2012 - 2
American Cinematographer - February 2012 - Contents
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American Cinematographer - February 2012 - 6
American Cinematographer - February 2012 - 7
American Cinematographer - February 2012 - Editor’s Note
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American Cinematographer - February 2012 - President’s Desk
American Cinematographer - February 2012 - 11
American Cinematographer - February 2012 - Short Takes: NASA time-lapse footage of Earth
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American Cinematographer - February 2012 - 17
American Cinematographer - February 2012 - Production Slate: Extremely Loud and Incredibly CloseAct of Valor
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American Cinematographer - February 2012 - Saving the Whales
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American Cinematographer - February 2012 - High Stakes
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American Cinematographer - February 2012 - A Very Bad Cop
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American Cinematographer - February 2012 - Cinema, Italian Style
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American Cinematographer - February 2012 - Filmmakers’ Forum: Hiro Narita, ASC
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American Cinematographer - February 2012 - New Products & Services
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American Cinematographer - February 2012 - International Marketplace
American Cinematographer - February 2012 - Classified Ads
American Cinematographer - February 2012 - Ad Index
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American Cinematographer - February 2012 - Clubhouse News
American Cinematographer - February 2012 - 87
American Cinematographer - February 2012 - ASC Close-Up: Roberto Schaefer
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