InCinematographer - Issue 2 - September 2017 - 16
www.incinematographer.com | Issue 2 | September 2017
Aaton Digital and
Transvideo at IBC
Aaton Digital and Transvideo, with a reputation for innovation
and exacting standards, are showing new products at IBC2017
on stand 12.F30...
aton Digital will demonstrate the new CantarMini
location sound recorder and the new Cantaress
mixing surface, while Transvideo will present its
new Stargate high specification monitor and the
new CineMonitorHD. Also on show, the StarliteRF-a
monitor and the new StarliteHD-e monitor.
Starlite RF-a & StarliteHD-e
Transvideo's Starlite family of 5-inch HD OLED
touchscreen monitor products are designed to be
intuitive to the professional. The Starlite family
hosts a high-resolution monitor, with built-in tools
including waveform monitor, vectorscope, and
histogram. The menu is customizable with Smart
The Starlite RF-a is a robust and reliable wireless
monitor with a 200m/600ft range. It now includes
user controls for ARRI's ALEXA Mini and AMIRA as
standard, usable also on any other cameras but
without the direct controlling mode. The system
is scalable up to two TitanHD2Tx transmitters and
four receivers. The StarliteRF-a creates a reliable
connection in just a few seconds. Built to last; the
Starlite RF-a gives you reliability even in the toughest
Based on the innovative StarliteHD core
technologies the StarliteHD-evolution (StarliteHD-e,)
adds the facility to record lens metadata from
intelligent lenses (COOKE/I, or ARRI LDS or ZEISS
eXtended Data lenses). Captured directly with the
camera time code and stored on an SD-card, the
lens data saves time in post-production by offering
technical lens information to the visual effects
The Starlite family has low power consumption
whilst an embedded recorder delivers dailies in
H.264 compression directly on to SD cards of up to
128GB. You can take snap-shots and generate PDF
reports including camera metadata (from cameras
carrying metadata via HD-SDI only).
CinemonitorHD & HDR
The legendary CineMonitorHD family has
been enhanced with added features and HDR
New matrices for the CineMonitoHD 8-inch, 10-inch
and 12-inch give an improved
viewing angle as well as an
extended color gamut. A
new CineMonitorHD8 XSBL
for body-rig applications
will be demonstrated on the
booth. The CineMonitorHDXSBL is the flagship of
Transvideo for Steadicam™
type applications; available
in 6-inch and 8-inch sizes.
The profile menu has been
expanded for all versions
of the CineMonitorHD with
several HDR modes and S-Log3
Transvideo has been offering HDR functionality for
over 10 years with monitors offering a brightness of
1000nits or more, a high contrast ratio and adapted
Transvideo is part of the NevEx consortium, a
European HDR project organized around Technicolor.
no need to navigate in deep menus to find the right
Direct access to assistant tools such as Focus
Helper, Peaking, Markers, and variable Zoom.
Several profiles available: Rec 709, Log-C, CanonLog, S-Log, S-Log2, Linear and also a HDR mode with
Aaton Digital is presenting the Cantaress, its latest
contribution to the sound industry; this innovative
mixing surface offers an extraordinary feel and
high durability for all intensive users. The Cantaress
is compatible with both the CantarX3 and the
With its extra-wide foldable display, perfectly
aligned to the VU meters of the 12 assignable channel
strips, the Cantaress provides for each channel an
instant view of the setup of analogue Input gain, solo
functionalities, mix gain and equalization.
In addition to the main display, two intuitive
screens are available on the right of the faders to
show custom options, setup or shortcuts.
An optional hand rest including the famous
Cantar main selector duplicates the original control
Large mixing surface lovers will find comfort,
design and ergonomics they cherish while using their
Rec and Play facility is provided by a free firmware
update for CantarX3 and CantarMini. The Record
& Play facility allows clone, remix and solo music
operation but is also invaluable for the film industry
to remix some tracks or to add more sound tracks to
This unique feature on a field recorder makes the
Cantar able to play and record files simultaneously
without any latency.
Many possibilities are offered, including:
* add a new track to an already recorded file
(sound on sound - no latency);
* clone your last take (all your ISO tracks)
and redo your mix down track(s) - say you did
a perfect mix down except that you cut one
track a little too early, you re-record
without losing your mix down and remix
just that channel;
* re-record a dialogue that cannot be saved from
production tracks (ADR or looping);
* during a live recording, to play and eventually
re-record sounds stored in the cantarX3. i.e.
telephone call, background music, wild sounds.
This free software update is available from the
Aaton Digital website.
The Stargate 7-inch monitor recorder provides all
the necessary functions in an intuitive interface with
Transvideo accuracy, robustness and reliability.
One of the most ergonomic monitors from
Transvideo, the Stargate is equipped with direct
access buttons allowing quick accessibility to specific
features aided by a joystick to quickly navigate into
menus and adjustments.
Fast Mode capability allows an immediate display
of the camera output without introducing any delay
from the monitor.
Record dailies and export them in MP4 to your SD
card to keep track of your work.
Store and use 3D LUTs directly on the
monitor-allowing user to preview the
video with the final look or to use camera
manufacturer gamma correction 3DLUT.
The Stargate 7-inch has a Full HD
Display (1920x1080), is compatible
with 4K - 6G, and has a brightness
of 800nits. It features 1 x 3G
and HD SDI 1 x HDMI inputs.
Outputs 1x 3G & HD/SD SDI
feature a specific set The Cantaress
assignment for each job - Mixing Surface from Aaton-Digital