InCinematographer - Issue 1 - June 2017 - 62
www.incinematographer.com | Issue 1 | June 2017
More Outputs for Camera Accessories
AG, the camera power specialist
of some 45 years standing, is
shipping its PowerHub for its PAGlink
Gold Mount System of compact,
The PAGlink PowerHub provides
all the outputs you need for your
12V camera accessories. The Hub
is designed to be used between the
two PAGlink Gold Mount batteries,
powering your camera and accessories
simultaneously, while maintaining the
hot-swap capability. It is compatible
with both the PL94 and PL150 PAGlink
Gold Mount models.
The PowerHub features five ports
that accept interchangeable D-Tap, Lemo (2-pin),
Hirose (4-pin) and USB connectors. Four D-Taps and
a USB (5V 1A) are issued as standard.
The low-profile PowerHub is manufactured from
a durable, lightweight ABS and occupies a half-inch
deep gap between two PAGlink batteries.
"The inexpensive and versatile PowerHub is userconfigurable and so much smarter than just D-Taps
in a battery," said PAG America's Sales
Director Bob Carr.
PAG is a UK-based company
technologically innovative camera power
solutions for the broadcast and film
The company is best known as a global
provider of intelligent linking batteries,
chargers, mounts, power adaptors and
on-board camera lighting, for broadcast
companies, camera rental companies,
professional videographers, the military
and civil authorities.
The PAG PowerHub was displayed
at NAB by PAG America, a division of the Carr
Radiant Soft Filter
Introduced at Cine Gear
chneider-Kreuznach, known for hide-the-trick
Classic Soft filters, has introduced another
essential addition to its word-class diffusion line, the
new Radiant Softs.
These superior highlight controllers are capable of
toning down skin imperfections, while still controlling
contrast and blooming around in-frame lights.
Due to a proprietary new engineering technique,
these water white glass filters offer an expanded
palette of in-camera effects to the shooter. Available
in strengths of ¼, ½, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, Radiant Softs'
prevent the need to reset the overall contrast grade
of the scene after the desired diffusion is applied.
This versatile family can do the job of improving skin
tones at a low strength, and then add a highlight
bloom effect when desired, at higher
After testing the filters, cinematographer
Ted Hayash, said: "The goals of making
people look good on camera don't often go
hand in hand with blooming highlights. So,
the new Schneider Radiant Soft approach
can work better in that it is effective on skin
tones without adding an overall effect to
Schneider-Kreuznach's Radiant Soft
Filters are made in traditional sizes
including 4x4, 4x5.65, and 6.6x6.6.
Full and Split Diopter Lineup Grows
chneider has added new +1/8, +1/4 and +3/4
strengths to their existing range of +1/2, +1, +2,
and +3, 138mm close-up Full and Split-field diopter
These essential tools are mainly used to allow
sharp focus when too close to the subject for the
camera lens to properly focus on its own. Full Diopters affect the entire image area. Schneider Split
Diopters are produced by diamond-cutting a Full
Diopter lens in half, then securely mounting it within
a precisely machined metal ring. The result is that
half the image is magnified and the other portion is
Schneider's VP of MPTV Filters,
Ira Tiffen, explained: "The Split-field
diopter lens is particularly effective when you need to bring both
foreground and background into
sharp focus simultaneously but the
primary lens by itself cannot provide
sufficient depth of field, even with
the lens iris closed down fully. It allows for different treatment of fore-
ground and background simultaneously."
Made of the finest optical glass, Schneider Full
and Split-field Diopters utilize a hard, anti-reflective
coating on both front and rear surfaces to measurably reduce flare and light loss so there's no need for
This also preserves proper color, contrast, and
overall image quality. These drop-in diopter lenses
feature rugged black anodized aluminum rings and
are protected by a unique mounting technique.
Calculation of strength depends on focal length,
focus setting, object distance, and size.