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New Products & Services
Arri Unveils Amira
Arri has introduced the Amira, a versatile, documentary-style
camera with an ergonomic design optimized for single-operator use
and extended shoulder-mounted operation. Ready to pick up and
shoot straight out of the camera bag, the Amira can record at up to
200 fps and features in-camera grading with preloaded looks based
on 3-D LUTs.
The Amira features the same sensor and image quality as the
Arri Alexa, recording HD 1080 or 2K pictures suitable for any distribution format. The camera records Rec 709 or Log C images using
ProRes LT, 422, 422HQ or 444 codecs. By recording to in-camera
CFast 2.0 flash memory cards with super-quick data rates, the route
into postproduction is made as simple as possible. The camera also
boasts a dynamic range of more than 14 stops, low noise levels,
subtle highlight handling and natural color rendering.
Integrated, motorized ND filters as well as zebra and falsecolor tools aid exposure control, while an advanced peaking function makes accurate focusing easy and fast. Access to switches and
configurable user buttons is quick and intuitive. An innovative multiviewfinder combines a high-resolution OLED eyepiece with a foldaway LCD monitor that displays a live image when the eyepiece is
not in use and also provides full access to camera functions without
having to remove the camera from the operator's shoulder. Flexible
multi-channel audio options are accessed from the camera-right
side, minimizing disturbance to the operator.
The Amira camera system is designed to be a safe, long-term
investment built to withstand the rigors of life on a professional set.
A solid internal skeleton guarantees camera and lens stability, sealed
electronics provide protection against humidity and dust, and an
integrated thermal core enables highly efficient cooling.
For additional information, visit www.arri.com.
Kodak Emerges from Bankruptcy
Antonio M. Perez, Kodak chairman and chief executive officer, has announced the company's emergence from Chapter 11 as
a reorganized company, following completion of the final steps in
the restructuring process.
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"We have emerged as a technology company serving imaging for business markets, including packaging, functional printing,
graphic communications and professional services," says Perez. "We
have been revitalized by our transformation and restructured to
become a formidable competitor - leaner, with a strong capital
structure, a healthy balance sheet and the industry's best technology."
Andrew Evenski, president, Entertainment & Commercial
Films, Kodak, adds, "The motion picture film business will continue
to be part of the company's future. We are manufacturing film,
we've inked contracts with six studios, labs around the world are
dedicated to quality service and, most importantly, filmmakers are
choosing film. Kodak's Entertainment Imaging represents a stable
and profitable division of the company. Moving forward, I am confident in our ongoing ability to provide value to the motion picture
and television industries, which have been our honor to serve for so
many years. We are grateful to our customers and partners for
standing by Kodak throughout this process."
For additional information, visit www.kodak.com.
Glidecam Offers Stability
Glidecam Industries, Inc. has introduced the Glidecam X-20
Professional Camera Stabilization System. The professional, affordable, dual-articulating body-mounted stabilization system is
designed for film and video cameras weighing up to 20 pounds. The
X-20 System incorporates advanced engineering and precision
machining, and the complete system comprises a Vest, Support Arm
and Sled.
The X-20 Support Vest is lightweight and comfortable, and
can be adjusted to fit a wide range of operators. High endurance,
dual density, EVA foam padding and integral T6 aluminum alloy
allow the Vest to hold and evenly distribute the weight of the system
across the operator's shoulders, back and hips. For safety, quickrelease high-impact buckles allow the Vest to be removed quickly.
The Vest's outer shell is made of 1000 denier cordura fabric and
seven-panel seat-belt strapping. The Vest also incorporates a proprietary Arm-to-Vest Connector that allows the Support Arm to be
attached and removed from the Vest without affecting the operator's trim settings.
The X-20's Dyna-Elastic Dual-Articulating Support Arm incorporates precision radial bearings and needle roller bearings within its
machined T6 aluminum structure. The placement and implementation of these bearings produce minimal friction and allow the DynaElastic Support Arm to pivot and boom smoothly, with virtually no
noise.
The system's Sled incorporates sophisticated engineering and
precision machining to make it lightweight and strong. The precision, x-y-adjustable head assembly features a drop-in style dovetail

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