Friday, December 16, 2011

Glidecam-Your First Steps to Professional Moves Workshop on 5th Jan 2012 at Raffles Town Club


Glidecam-Your First Steps to Professional Moves Workshop on 5th Jan 2012 at Raffles Town Club

Trainer’s Profile
"Sean Seah is the founder of Firewerkz Films, focusing in the weddings and events industry. He is a certified steadicam operator with 5 years of experience in stabilizers. Sean uses a vast variety of stabilizers from handheld to full body rigs with extensive experience in DSLR shooting and has been involved in many handheld stabilizer operations."

     

Glidecam – your first steps to professional moves

Already shooting with HDSLR? But wants something more to produce breathtaking video to impress your prospect?
Attendees will learn techniques for stabilizing cameras and the newest tools being used in social and corporate environments where stealth and mobility is the name of the game.Reservations are now being taken for upcoming Glidecam Basic Workshop.

Registration fee is S$214 (including GST) per person for a one day Workshop
(Limited seats)
. Lunch will be provided.

The workshop is held on the 5th January 2012 (Thursday).

Time :
9am to 5pm


For registration and payment please click on the link below:

http://www.expandore.com/Newsletter/glidecam_blast.htm

Who should attend: Handheld HD/PRO series users with light-weight cameras like DSLRs and Handycams.

Level: Beginners


Things to note :

v       Workshop does not include Glidecam and video equipment.
v       You are encouraged to bring your own Glidecam and Video equipment.
v       As an added incentive:
Ø       if you choose to buy a Glidecam (any model) during the workshop, we will offer 50% off the registration fee as a special Glidecam discount. Which you only pay S$107.00 (Incl GST)
Ø       While for those who already own a Glidecam and purchased it from Expandore previously, (with proof of purchase) will also entitle to 50% off the registration fee @ S$107.00 (Incl GST)
The Glidecam Basic Workshops will be held at facility in:
Raffles Town Club
(Dunearn 2, Level 1)1 Plymouth Avenue Singapore 297753
Mainline : (65) 63232 323
Fax : (65) 63376 116
Website : http://www.rafflestownclub.com.sg/

For more information you may us @ 68412889 or e-mail: contactus@expandore.com



We look forward to seeing you here!
Introduction to Glidecam
1. Introduction
 
• History of Stabilizer
 • Glidecam - Introduction
 • Operating Theory
2. Equipment Overview
 
• What Does What
 • Center of Gravity / Camera Mounting
 Mount Camera and Balance Sled Exercise
  *Balancing the SLED
3. Walking-the-Line
 
• Demo
 • Coffee Cups Exercise

Lunch Break
4. Booming
 • Booming Exercises

5. Panning / Tilting
 
• Panning / Tilting Exercises

6. Scenario
 Live practice with actual model / instructor assist
End of Day

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Azden Digital Portable Wireless Intercom

Digital Portable Wireless Intercom


DW-01
Digital Portable
Wireless Beltpack Intercom


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Azden DW-01 Digital Portable Wireless Beltpack Intercom•  DW-01 Digital portable wireless beltpack intercom is a portable intercom communication with license-free 2.4 Ghz digital band built in.
•  Suitable for various place usage. It features two-way communications system (full duplex) up to 4 simultaneous users.
•  Applicable for usage in broadcast, theater, nursing home, swimming pool security, supermarket, arcade, restaurant, hotel, construction sites
•  Only weighs 80g + , just perfect for mobile crew members. There is no need to get a license for using this system.
Click here for Enquiry


Features :
•  Two-way communication : 4 users can communicate simultaneously.
•  Security : Uses unique personal protocol through digital encryption, and only those which have done the pairing process can communicate.
•  Easy operation : Start using intercom communication without any complicate settings.
•  High mobility : Communicate within 30
70m of line-of-sight distance radius wirelessly.Specifications :
• Frequency Range : 2400 - 2483MHz
• Operation Frequency : 2402.0 - 2480.0MHz
• Modulation Type : GFSK
• RF Output Power : 10mW
• Exclusive Frequency : 4MHz
• Earphone Mic Connector : Mini-XLR 4pin
• Power : 2 AA(+3.0v DC) / Ni-MH battery
• Power Range : +2.4V - +3.0V
• Consumption Current : 100mA
• Storage Temperature : -10°C - +60°C
• Operation Temperature : 0°C - +50°C
• Size : 64.3(w) x 90(H) x 21(D)
• Weight : 80g without battery
• Accessory : Antenna
Click here for Enquiry
If you are unable to click the “Click here for Enquiry”.
Please email us at
sales1@expandore.com



DW-02
 Digital Wireless
Intercom BaseStation


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Azden DW-02 Digital Wireless Intercom BaseStation•  Multi-purpose Digital Wireless Intercom System's Features:
•  Can communicate simultaneously between a floor with wired cascade.
•  Quick Auto Beltpacks matching on the spot.
•  Digital Wireless Intercom Base Station DW-02 1uint
•  Digital Wireless Beltpack Intercom DW-01 up to 6 sets can communicate simultaneously
•  Digital Wireless Listening Receiver (VOX type) - No limit slove
•  Azden DW-01 Beltpack Intercom SlaveClick here for Enquiry

Features :
•  Base Station System with Crystal-clear sound and Two-way Communication
•  1 : N(max.6) full duplex communication.
•  With high quality sound, it is stress-free even for long time usage.
•  Adopted line-livel input / output jack for external speaker with amplication.
Technical Specs:•  Frequency Range : 2400 - 2483MHz
•  Operation Frequency : 2402.0 - 2480.0MHz
•  Modulation Type : GFSK
•  RF Output Power : 10mW
•  Exclusive Frequency : 4MHz
•  Line Input Jack: Ø3.5 Mini-plug
•  Power: DC 9V
•  Storage Temperature : -10°C - +60°C
•  Operation Temperature : 0°C - +50°C
•  Size : 124(w) x 33(H) x 103(D)
•  Weight : 235g without battery
•  Accessory : Antenna, AC adaptor

Click here for Enquiry
If you are unable to click the “Click here for Enquiry”.
Please email us at
sales1@expandore.com

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Azden WHD-PRO Audio Kit for HD-SLRs and Mini DV Cameras

Quality You Can Hear - Azden WHD-PRO Audio Kit for HD-SLRs and Mini DV Cameras


WHD-PRO Audio Kit
for HD-SLRs and Mini DV Cameras

Azden WHD-PRO Audio Kit
•  Designed for HD-SLRs and Mini DV Cameras. Includes a high quality Wireless Microphone and high performance directional Stereo Microphone

Order Now
Wireless Microphone Features :
• Complete system which includes the WL/T-PRO a belt-pack transmitter (WM-PRO) with electret condenser lavalier microphone (EX-503) and the WR-PRO receiver which comes with both shoe-mount and hook and loop fastener.
• Receivers and transmitters in the "PRO" Series are on the same 2 frequencies (169.445MHz and 170.245MHz).
• Transmits Audio Up to 100 Feet Away
• Body-pack Transmitter with Clip-on Lapel Microphone
• Portable Camera-mount Receiver with Pivoting Antenna
• 2 Selectable Frequencies for Clear Reception

Directional Stereo Microphone Features :
• Record in stereo directly with Azden's SMX-10.
• The 177 mm long, dual uni-directional, electret-condensor mic is powered by a single "AAA" battery (not included) and features a built-in cable with a 3.5 mm stereo mini-plug.
• Comes with a windscreen and camera hot-shoe mount.
• Reduces Side and Background Sounds
• Removable Foam Windscreen
• Shock-mount Microphone Holder with Shoe
• Switchable LF Filter for Clear Sound

Order Now
If you are unable to click the “Order Now”. Please refer the following link.http://www.expandore.biz/product_detail.asp?productid=4663




SMX-20
DSLR Stereo Microphone
Azden SMX-20 DSLR Stereo Microphone
•  Designed to work with today’s high performance DSLR cameras
•  SMX-20 offers directional high quality stereo sound.
•  At less than 5” long the SMX-20 is small in size only.
•  Its wide frequency response, low noise and directional sound is a major step-up from the camera’s built in microphone.
•  SMX-20 comes complete with windscreen and shock mount holder with shoe.
•  The attached output cable terminates with a 3.5 mm stereo mini-plug and connects directly into the camera’s microphone jack.

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Technical Specs:
•  Type: Stereo Electret Condenser
•  Frequency Response: 100-20,000Hz
•  Sensitivity: -40dB @1kHz (1V/Pa)
•  Output Impedance: 1.5 k ohm @ 1kHz
•  Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 60dB (1kHz @ 1Pa)
•  Dynamic Range: 66dB
•  Battery Type: LR44
•  Max. SPL: 100dB
•  Battery Life: 150 hours with alkaline battery
•  Weight: 72g with battery
•  Dimensions: 121mm long – 21mm diameter
•  Output cable: attached with 3.5mm stereo plug

Order Now
If you are unable to click the “Order Now”. Please refer the following link.http://www.expandore.biz/product_detail.asp?productid=4646

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Litepanels – Introducing NEW Products Litepanels Sola 4, Croma and Hilio


Litepanels – Introducing NEW Products Litepanels Sola 4, Croma and Hilio


Litepanels Sola 4

Litepanels Sola 4
Smallest DMX controllable LED Fresnel on the market, the daylight-balanced Sola 4™ offers the controllability and light-shaping properties inherent in a Fresnel light at a small fraction of the power draw of conventional fixtures. like the rest of sola series, sola 4 provides Litepanels’ famous soft light quality.

Advantages
•  A true Fresnel fixture that produces soft, directional illumination•  Litepanels proprietary heat free LED technology•  High quality 4” Fresnel lens•  An ideal HMI replacement•  5600°K with no external ballast or restrike period required•  AC/DC power with DC power via 4-pin XLR•  Control via integrated DMX interface (standard 512 protocol) as well as
   on fixture dials
•  Focus control from 70º to 10º beam•  100 to 0% dimming with no noticeable color shift•  Robust lightweight housing•  Integrated yoke•  Perfect companion to Sola 6™ Fresnel

Specifications
•  Output: 250W tungsten equivalent•  Maximum Power Draw: 30W•  Weight: .62 kg (22 ounces)•  Fresnel lens: 10.16 cm (4 inches)•  Dimensions: 186.7mm W x 156mm H x 218.9mm D (6.14” W x 7.35” H x 8.62” D)•  Power requirements: 12-28.8VDC•  Power Supply: AC/DC 120-240VAC•  DC Power via 4 pin XLR•  Integrated DMX interface and manual control for 100-0% dimming and
   70°-10° focus

Now Accepting Pre-Orders for January 2012 Delivery



Litepanels Croma

Litepanels Croma
Croma™ is a sleekly designed, camera-mounted LED lighting fixture that provides Litepanels hallmark soft light with the addition of variable color temperature output. it is a versatile solution for run-and-gun news shooters, event videographers, or still photographers who move rapidly from one light environment to the next, without time to change lighting equipment or add gels. Delivering powerful performance in a small package, this self-contained light can be a secret weapon on any set or location, wherever extra kick or nice fill is needed.

Advantages
•  High quality bi-color fixture blending tungsten (3200°) and daylight (5600°) Kelvin for
   easy color balance
•  Produces naturally soft directional illumination for creative control•  Dimming - 100 to 0% with no noticeable color shift•  Ergonomic and intuitive control of color temperature and dimming•  Rugged black soft touch rubber coated housing•  Mounts on any camcorder, DSLR camera or may be handheld or pole mounted•  Runs on just 9W yet produces output equivalent to a 50W tungsten fixture•  AC/DC operation via six aa batteries or AC i nadapter•  Long Battery life: up to 1.5 hours on fully charged batteries•  Includes black canvas carrying case complete with metal ball head shoe mount
   with .-20 thread and diffusion

Specifications•  Output: equivalent to 40W – 90W traditional fixtures•  Maximum Power draw: 9 WattsW•  Weight: 12 ounces (.4 kg)•  Dimensions: 102mm W x 54mm H x 36mm D (6’” W x 4” H x 2”D)•  Power Requirements: 6V to 20V•  Power Supply: 6 aa batteries or AC adaptor•  Carrying casel•  100-0% dimming via fixture dial•  Color temperature: Bi-color blending 3200°-5600° K
Now Accepting Pre-Orders for January 2012 Delivery



Litepanels Hilio


Litepanels Hilio
A High Output LED fixture, well-suited for today’s High Definition Productions
A LED fixture capable of throwing illumination over a 20 to 25 foot distance.To answer the need for an LED fixture capable of throwing illumination over a 20 to 25 foot (6.1 - 7.6 M) distance, Litepanels has developed the new Hilio™ 5600°K. Utilizing an array of 72 one-Watt daylight LEDs that are focused to a 10° angle, the H2 Hi-Output washes the set in Litepanels legendary HD-friendly LED soft light.

Advantages
•  HMI replacement with high quality Litepanels illumination•  Eco-friendly – uses up to 95% less energy than conventional lights•  Typical studio ROI is less than 3 years•  72 one-Watt daylight LEDs focused to a 15° angle•  100 to 0% dimming with no noticeable color shift•  High quality light source for interior or exterior use•  Dimming via DMX standard 512 protocol as well as local manual dial•  Sleek footprint in rugged hard anodized aluminum housing•  Filter slot holds up to two gel filters on front panel•  Standard yoke for easy positioning with hardware or on a stand•  Integrated rear gimball plate for accessory attachments
Specifications•  Output: equivalent to 1000W tungsten or 650W HMi•  Maximum Current Draw: 125W•  Weight: 5.9 kg (13 lbs)•  Dimensions: 356mm W x 254mm H x 102mm D (14” W x 10” H x 4” D)•  Power requirements: 120-240 VAC•  Power supply: 24 VDC AC adapter•  DMX: integrated DMX interface for dimming via Standard 512 protocol•  100-0% dimming via on-fixture dial or DMX
Now Accepting Pre-Orders for January 2012 Delivery

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Revolutionary Uncompressed Video Recorder Convergent Design Gemini 4:4:4


Convergent Design Gemini 4:4:4

Revolutionary Uncompressed Video Recorder
Monitor, Twin Record, Playback, 3X Transfer
HD/2K, 4:2:2 / 4:4:4, 10bit, S-Log, Dual-Link, 3G, 16-Chan
Perfect for AF100, F3, F35, Alexa, All Filmmakers
Flexible post workflows; Full uncompressed, or encode to your favorite codec
Gemini 4:4:4 recorder with high bright LCD and transfer statio
Can you give us a brief description of your new HD recorder: Gemini 4:4:4?
Gemini 4:4:4 is a revolutionary full uncompressed HD recorder which stores video/audio data onto two removable 1.8” SSDs (Solid State Drive) for playback/transfer to a PC/MAC.  Gemini supports most HD/2K formats in 4:2:2/4:4:4, 8/10-bit formats with single-link HD-SDI/3G or dual-link.  A built-in 5.0” sunlight viewable (800 cd/m²), 24-bit, 800x480 color LCD touch-screen serves as a high-quality monitor and playback screen.  Gemini also features an industry first: the unique ability to record to both drives simultaneously, creating identical masters.
The 1-lb Gemini with milled aluminum case measures 5.4 x 4.5 x 1.1” or about the same size as the popular SmallHD DP6 monitor. But, of course, Gemini also includes recording, playback, image processing, etc, etc.

So Gemini lets you choose any CODEC you want?
Precisely!  The uncompressed HD-SDI output from your camera is exactly the same data that is fed to the internal in-camera hardware CODEC.  While your camera (and most recorders) only supports one CODEC, Gemini frees you to use any CODEC/format. 
We found that oftentimes the workflow and editing system is not well defined at the beginning of a production, or the client may want the footage in a different CODEC/format.  Gemini gives you the flexibility to deliver accordingly, at the best possible quality levels.  So after two weeks of shooting, when the director brings word that you’re changing from PC to MAC (or vice versa), you’re ready to encode that pristine uncompressed footage into a new CODEC / format, while maintaining the highest possible quality.
Consider also, that all professional video is ultimately transferred off the capture-media (typically Flash) onto HDDs, optical media or LTO Tape.  Using high-performance multi-core processors, you can transfer and encode with little additional time penalty (compared to a simple transfer).  For example, using an 8-core Mac Pro were getting transfer (SSD HDD) + encode (to ProRes HQ) at 1/2 real-time.  So, 30 minutes of uncompressed 1080p24 video requires a total of 15 minutes to transfer off the SSD and encode to ProRes.  By comparison, a simple transfer of the same footage (without encode) occurs in 1/3 real-time, or 10 minutes.

Gemini obviously supports 4:4:4, but what about S-Log?
S-Log, as you may know, maps 12-bit (or higher) linear data into a 10-bit log space (for transmission over HD-SDI, which is limited to 10-bits).  Gemini maintains the highest possible quality, by recording 10-bit S-Log video in an uncompressed format, so there’s absolutely no added noise or artifacts.
Gemini also supports user-programmable 1D viewing LUTs, which can be selectively enabled for one or more of the SDI/HDMI outputs.  Additionally, in dual record mode, you can simultaneously record the native S-Log video to one SSD (online) and the same video with burned-in LUTs to the second SSD (offline / H.264 generation).
Will Gemini have a 3D or stereo option?
Yes.  From the beginning Gemini was conceived as a dual stream recorder.  Gemini will independently record two video streams to individual SSDs, for all formats except 1080p50/60.  You can synchronously play-out the two individual streams or combine into side-by side, 50/50 composite or anaglyph formats.  Gemini uniquely allows you to simultaneously view 3D video in multiple formats, such as side by side and 50/50 composite, which should be very helpful in 3D camera alignment.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Litepanels Sola Series - LED Fresnel Lighting for today's cutting edge broadcast work

 

Litepanels Sola Series - LED Fresnel Lighting for today's cutting edge broadcast work
Litepanels Sola Fresnel

Litepanels Sola ENGLite Fixture with integrated power cord (D-Tap), 2-way Barn Door, Carrying Case,
Ball Mount, Filters

Advantages for Video & Still
•  Proprietary Heat-Free LED technology
•  Produces bright, HD friendly light
•  Integrated dimmer 100% to 0 with no noticeable color shift
•  Flicker-Free light output
•  Eco-Friendly - Uses up to 95% less energy
•  50,000+ hours of LED life
•  Highly Efficient
•  Lightweight
•  Instant restrike
•  No ballast necessarySpecifications
•  Size: 4” x 4” x 5” (102mm x 102mm x 127mm)
•  Weight: 10 ounces (.28kg)
•  Power: 30W (equiv. to 250W tungsten)
•  Power Requirement: 10-20VDC
•  (tradtional ENG Batteries) Via 2-Pin D-Tap power cable

Immediate Delivery
Click here to order

         Litepanels LED Sola 6

 
Litepanels LED Sola 6
Sola6 Fresnel LED Light Fixture, Mounting Yoke, Power Cable

Advantages
•  Proprietary Heat-free LED technology
•  Produces bright, HD friendly light
•  Integral dimmer: 100% to 0 with no noticeable color shift
•  Flicker-free light output
•  Eco-Friendly—Uses up to 95% less energy
•  50,000+ hours of LED life
•  Highly-efficient
•  Lightweight
•  Instant restrike
•  No ballast necessaryControl Via•  Traditional on-fixture knobs access motorized mechanical focus & electronic
   dimming
•  Screen shows dimming, focus, status, temperature, DMX address
•  Integrated DMX interface

Specifications
•  Size: 6" x 7" x 9" (152mm x 178mm x 229mm)
•  Weight: 6 lbs. (2.7kg)
•  Fresnel lens: 6 inch (15.24cm)
•  Power: 75W (equiv. to 650W Tungsten)
•  Power Supply: internal universal PFC 85-245VAC

Optional Accessories
•  4-way hinged Barndoors

Now Accepting Pre-Orders

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Expandore Electronics cordially invites you to our Booth (4H4-01) at Broadcast Asia 2011 Singapore, Enjoy great offers!


Broadcast Asia Date & Venue
21 to 24 June 2011 (Tues to Friday)
Suntec Singapore
1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City
Singapore 039593
Hall – 401, Level 4,
Expandore booth No. 4H4-01
Getting There

BroadcastAsia2011 will be held at Suntec Singapore, and only about 20 minutes from Changi International Airport.
By Public Transport to Suntec Singapore is conveniently accessible by MRT and buses.
MRT: The nearest MRT Station is Esplanade Station. Alternatively, you can also alight at City Hall Interchange.
From there, you can then take a 10 minutes’ walk via the underground City Link Mall.
Buses: Bus services to Suntec Singapore: 36, 97, 106, 111, 133, 501, 502, 518, 857, 700. Alight right in front of the
Convention Centre
.
Taxis: You can call for taxis through the telephone numbers of the taxi companies provided below. Additional
taxi booking surcharges will apply.
Taxi Booking Lines
Comfort and CityCab Taxi Company:  +65 6522 1111
Premier Taxi Company:                         +65 6363 6888
SMART Taxi Company:                           +65 6485 7777
SMRT Taxi Company:                              +65 6555 8888


Best Regards,
Tel: 65-68412889
Fax: 65-68410455
Expandore Electronics Pte Ltd
705 Sims Drive , Shun Li Industrial Complex, #05-12A
Singapore 387384

Friday, May 6, 2011

Panasonic AG-AF101 Memory Card Camera-Recorder

AG-AF101, is the first professional 4/3" large imager video camcorder optimized for high-definition video recording. Targeted at the video and film production communities, the AF100 delivers the shallow depth of field and wider field of view of a large imager, with the flexibility and cost advantages of a handheld camcorder. The AF101 has the ability to use virtually any professional quality lens with the addition of an easily obtainable adapter.
The design of the AG-AF101's 4/3-inch sensor affords depth of field and field of view similar to that of 35mm movie cameras in a less expensive camera body. Equipped with an interchangeable lens micro 4/3" mount, the AF101 can utilize an array of low-cost, widely-available still camera lenses as well as film-style lenses with fixed focal lengths, prime lenses, and zoom lenses.

Sony NEX-FS100 Super 35mm Exmor™ CMOS Sensor Camcorder with 11x Zoom E-Mount Lens

BroadcastAsia 2011 : Come Visit Us At Booth 4H4-01,
Suntec Singapore Level 4, 21-24 June 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sony NEX-FS100P And NEX-FS100PK Super 35mm Exmor™ CMOS Sensor Camcorders

Sony NEX-FS100P And NEX-FS100PK Super 35mm Exmor™ CMOS Sensor Camcorders

Sony NEX-FS100P
(Without Lens)



Sony NEX-FS100PK
(With 11x Zoom E-Mount Lens)


Sony NEX-FS100P And Sony NEX-FS100PK

The NXCAM NEX-FS100P and NEX-FS100PK Super 35mm camcorders have been developed specifically for shooting truly stunning images at low cost. The high sensitivity, large format CMOS sensor is capable of producing full 1920 x 1080 progressive images with shallow depth of field similar to that of a film camera.

Lens (Supplied with NEX-FS100PK)
• Lens mount: E-mount
• Model Name: SEL18200
• Product Name: E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
• Equivalent 35mm-format focal length: 16:9 28.8 - 320mm 4:3 36 - 400mm
• Zoom ratio: 11.1x
• Filter Diameter: 67mm
Product Highlights
• Exmor™ Super35 CMOS Sensor for Shooting Motion Pictures
• E-Mount Interchangeable Lens System
• Modular design for a variety of shooting styles
• XtraFine LCD panel
• 1920 x 1080P Slow and Quick Motion
• Hybrid recording
• NXCAM Recording Format
• Uncompressed 4:2:2 Output with Embedded Time code
• Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver
• Six picture profile settings for different shooting conditions are provided as default settings.
• Press a single button to immediately review the last recorded scene.
• Press a button and this enlarges the centre of the displayed image by 2x, a particularly useful feature when making critical focusing adjustments.
• Centre, aspect, safety zone, guide frame and other markers can be displayed on the LCD.
• Sony has implemented a firmware update scheme for future functions.
Sony NEX-FS100P (Without Lens)Order Now
Sony NEX-FS100PK (With 11x Zoom E-Mount Lens)Order Now

Monday, April 4, 2011

Convergent Design Gemini 4:4:4 Uncompressed HD Video Recorder


Convergent Design Gemini 4:4:4

Revolutionary Uncompressed Video Recorder
Monitor, Twin Record, Playback, 3X Transfer
HD/2K, 4:2:2 / 4:4:4, 10bit, S-Log, Dual-Link, 3G, 16-Chan
Perfect for AF100, F3, F35, Alexa, All Filmmakers
Flexible post workflows; Full uncompressed, or encode to your favorite codec
Gemini 4:4:4 recorder with high bright LCD and transfer statio
Can you give us a brief description of your new HD recorder: Gemini 4:4:4?
Gemini 4:4:4 is a revolutionary full uncompressed HD recorder which stores video/audio data onto two removable 1.8” SSDs (Solid State Drive) for playback/transfer to a PC/MAC.  Gemini supports most HD/2K formats in 4:2:2/4:4:4, 8/10-bit formats with single-link HD-SDI/3G or dual-link.  A built-in 5.0” sunlight viewable (800 cd/m²), 24-bit, 800x480 color LCD touch-screen serves as a high-quality monitor and playback screen.  Gemini also features an industry first: the unique ability to record to both drives simultaneously, creating identical masters.
The 1-lb Gemini with milled aluminum case measures 5.4 x 4.5 x 1.1” or about the same size as the popular SmallHD DP6 monitor. But, of course, Gemini also includes recording, playback, image processing, etc, etc.

So Gemini lets you choose any CODEC you want?
Precisely!  The uncompressed HD-SDI output from your camera is exactly the same data that is fed to the internal in-camera hardware CODEC.  While your camera (and most recorders) only supports one CODEC, Gemini frees you to use any CODEC/format. 
We found that oftentimes the workflow and editing system is not well defined at the beginning of a production, or the client may want the footage in a different CODEC/format.  Gemini gives you the flexibility to deliver accordingly, at the best possible quality levels.  So after two weeks of shooting, when the director brings word that you’re changing from PC to MAC (or vice versa), you’re ready to encode that pristine uncompressed footage into a new CODEC / format, while maintaining the highest possible quality.
Consider also, that all professional video is ultimately transferred off the capture-media (typically Flash) onto HDDs, optical media or LTO Tape.  Using high-performance multi-core processors, you can transfer and encode with little additional time penalty (compared to a simple transfer).  For example, using an 8-core Mac Pro were getting transfer (SSD HDD) + encode (to ProRes HQ) at 1/2 real-time.  So, 30 minutes of uncompressed 1080p24 video requires a total of 15 minutes to transfer off the SSD and encode to ProRes.  By comparison, a simple transfer of the same footage (without encode) occurs in 1/3 real-time, or 10 minutes.

Gemini obviously supports 4:4:4, but what about S-Log?
S-Log, as you may know, maps 12-bit (or higher) linear data into a 10-bit log space (for transmission over HD-SDI, which is limited to 10-bits).  Gemini maintains the highest possible quality, by recording 10-bit S-Log video in an uncompressed format, so there’s absolutely no added noise or artifacts.
Gemini also supports user-programmable 1D viewing LUTs, which can be selectively enabled for one or more of the SDI/HDMI outputs.  Additionally, in dual record mode, you can simultaneously record the native S-Log video to one SSD (online) and the same video with burned-in LUTs to the second SSD (offline / H.264 generation).
Will Gemini have a 3D or stereo option?
Yes.  From the beginning Gemini was conceived as a dual stream recorder.  Gemini will independently record two video streams to individual SSDs, for all formats except 1080p50/60.  You can synchronously play-out the two individual streams or combine into side-by side, 50/50 composite or anaglyph formats.  Gemini uniquely allows you to simultaneously view 3D video in multiple formats, such as side by side and 50/50 composite, which should be very helpful in 3D camera alignment.