Scene at AbelCine Rental – March 2012
Thursday, 29 March 2012
In this issue of The Scene at Abel Rental, the F65 and C300 join our rental fleet, plus a peek at AbelCine NY’s newly expanded rental facility.
Sony F65 Joins Rental Fleet
AbelCine is pleased to be among the first rental facilities in the US to offer the new Sony F65 digital cinema camera system. With both 4K RAW and SR Codec HD recording capability, the F65 raises the bar on resolution, dynamic range, color gamut and sensitivity. The Sony F65 is the new standard for VFX, feature films, special venue, and high-end television and commercial production.
AbelCine supplies the F65 complete with rotary mechanical shutter, an SR-R4 portable memory recorder, SRMemory cards, the PC-4 data transfer unit and complete power solutions.
Canon C300 Now in EF & PL Mount
The Canon C300 offers a large 4K, Super 35mm sensor in a very compact form factor, making it ideal for documentary and run-n-gun style productions. The camera uses sophisticated and proprietary image processing to derive very high quality HD. With a native ISO of 850, the camera produces a clean signal all the way up to 20,000 ISO, giving exceptional low-light performance.
AbelCine offers the C300 in both EF mount and PL mount versions.
AbelCine NY’s Expanded Rental Facility
As part of AbelCine New York’s recently completed expansion and renovation, we designed the department to accommodate rentals large and small. With Rental conveniently located next to our sales and service departments, AbelCine truly serves as a turnkey solution for most productions.
2011 ran the gamut of rentals, from the Mark Walberg-headlined Contraband, shot on Aaton Penelope, to supplying v641s to NFL Films for the Giants’ Super Bowl victory, all the way to outfitting tomorrow’s talent at universities like Columbia, NYU and SVA with Sony PMW-F3s and cinema lenses.
“In this time of rapidly expanding technology and new camera systems seemingly popping up every few weeks, it’s critical for a rental staff to be sharp, astute and ahead of the curve. We take great pride in the level of service provided by our staff and look forward to assisting any production on any level,” says Mike Nichols, AbelCine Rental Manager – East Coast.
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