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Cooke Optics to extend Anamorphic/i lens range
Cooke Optics to extend Anamorphic/i lens range
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is to add more choices to its acclaimed lens ranges. The Anamorphic/i range will benefit from 25mm and 135mm lenses which are expected to start shipping towards the end of 2014, followed by 180mm and 300mm lenses in 2015. In addition Cooke will add a 21mm lens to both the miniS4/i range and the 5/i series.
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cinec – International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology
The Film Industry of The Future Will Consist of More Than Just Digital Technology
It is clear that the fields of computer and film are increasingly merging but there is more involved than just the bare hardware; the business models are also changing. This year’s cinec and the cineCongress will focus on this issue as well as showcasing the benefits and advantages of new technologies. Exhibitors can still benefit from the early bird discount.
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SIM Digital Toronto to Host Technology Showcase on January 30
News: SIM Digital Toronto to Host Technology Showcase on January 30The latest cameras, lenses, lighting, camera accessories, workflow technology and much more to be featured in Las Vegas-themed event.
Some of the world’s leading manufacturers of camera systems, lenses, lighting equipment, workflow technology and other film and television production gear will be on hand as SIM Digital, along with PS Production Services and Bling Digital, hosts its SIM Technology Showcase on January 30th. Held annually at SIM’s headquarters in Toronto, the showcase has become a can’t miss event for seasoned and emerging production professionals seeking to connect with industry experts. Exhibitors at this year’s event will include ARRI, which will be showing the ARRI AMIRA, its new documentary-style camera, for the first time in Canada. Sony will be demonstrating new workflows for its popular F55 camera system.
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cinec – International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology 21st to 23rd September 2014, MOC Events Center Munich, Germany
Computers and film grow together
Times are changing. Digitalisation generates new challenges but also new chances for the film industry. Gathering information has the top priority. Thus, the specialised trade show cinec provides an ideal market place for all film professionals. Booths can already been booked for the event in fall 2014.
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Cooke Optics brings miniS4/i lenses to BVE North 2013
News: Cooke Optics brings miniS4/i lenses to BVE North 2013- Cooke mini S4/i range brings ‘Cooke Look’ to TV dramas -
At BVE North 2013 Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, will demonstrate its miniS4/i lenses that are increasingly being used to bring an organic look to digital content for high end television dramas such as "Devious Maids" and "The Client List." The Leicester-based company will also show its T1.4 5/i prime lenses on Stand D28.
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Codex, Cooke Optics and Pixel Farm Share Best of IBC Honors for i/ Squared Technology
News: Codex, Cooke Optics and Pixel Farm Share Best of IBC Honors for i/ Squared Technology/i Squared Technology, a revolutionary system for capturing metadata from digital cameras, is the recipient of a Best of IBC 2013 Award, presented by TVB Europe. Developed jointly byCodex, Cooke Optics and The Pixel Farm, /i Squared Technology streamlines the process of capturing critical lens data, which can lead to significant time and cost savings in production and post production. Best of IBC 2013 award-winners were selected by TVB Europe and IBC Daily teams after reviewing new products from the more than 1400 IBC exhibitors.
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Cooke Optics Presents First Two Working Anamorphic/i Lenses at IBC 2013
News: Cooke Optics Presents First Two Working Anamorphic/i Lenses at IBC 2013Also showing first working Metrology product and full range of miniS4/i, S4/i, 5/i lenses
At IBC 2013 Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, will present the first two working production models from its Anamorphic/i range that was launched to great acclaim at NAB 2013. In addition, the first production model in the new Cooke Metrology lens testing range will be on display on Stand 11.D10, together with Cooke’s full range of miniS4/i, S4/i, and 5/i lenses.
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Cooke Optics, Codex and The Pixel Farm present /i Squared Technology
News: Cooke Optics, Codex and The Pixel Farm present /i Squared Technology- Next-generation metadata system expands capabilities of /i Technology -
At IBC 2013, Cooke Optics will announce its new /i Squared Technology system (patent pending) that expands the capabilities of the original /i Technology system developed by Cooke to record key lens data for post-production work and real-time display.
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Cooke Optics Brings Award-Winning Lenses And Technology Innovations To IBC 2013
- Full range of lenses on show, plus Metrology products and /i Technology announcement expected -
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, will present its full range of miniS4/i, S4/i, 5/i and Anamoprhic/i lenses on Stand 11.D10 at IBC 2013, as well as the first production model in the new Cooke Metrology lens testing range. The company is also expected to reveal more details about the next generation of /i Technology metadata system.
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Cooke Optics to receive BSC Bert Easey Technical Award
News: Cooke Optics to receive BSC Bert Easey Technical AwardWe are pleased to announce that Cooke Optics is honoured to be the recipient of the BSC Bert Easey Technical Award, awarded at the BSC Summer Luncheon on Sunday 21 July 2013 at Pinewood Studios.
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Codex, Cooke Optics And The Pixel Farm Announce Plans For Next-Gen Metadata System
News: Codex, Cooke Optics And The Pixel Farm Announce Plans For Next-Gen Metadata System- Companies will build on /i Technology to assist VFX post teams -
Cooke Optics, the Academy Award®-winning manufacturer of precision lenses, is to team up with Codex, the manufacturer of high-end digital equipment for film and television production, and The Pixel Farm, the developer of image processing technologies, to develop and deliver the next generation of metadata capture for film and digital cameras.
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Cooke Optics announces plans to extend factory and workforce in response to continuing demand for PL glass
News: Cooke Optics announces plans to extend factory and workforce in response to continuing demand for PL glass- Reaction to launch of Anamorphic/i lenses underscores need for further expansion -
Cooke Optics, the leading manufacturer of precision lenses, today announced that it will extend its factory and workforce in Leicester, UK to accommodate the sustained and growing demand for its world-leading, hand-crafted lenses. The news comes on the day that Cooke receives the Technical Lifetime Achievement Award at Cine Gear Expo 2013 in recognition of the significant contributions Cooke has made to advancing the art and craft of film making.
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Cooke Optics to receive Technical Lifetime Achievement Award at Cine Gear Expo 2013
- Lens manufacturer will show latest innovations including Anamorphic/i and Metrology range -
Cooke Optics will be the recipient of the Cine Gear Expo 2013 Technical Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of ’the significant contributions Cooke has made to advancing the art and craft of film making’. The award will be presented at the Cine Gear Expo VIP Reception at the Paramount Theater and Paseo Grounds on Friday 31 May 2013.
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Cooke Optics adds to miniS4/i range
- New 40mm and 65mm lenses launch at NAB 2013 -
Cooke Optics, the leading manufacturer of precision lenses, announced today that it will add two new lenses to its miniS4/i range. The 40mm and 65mm lenses have been developed in response to customer demand. The miniS4/i range consists of smaller, lightweight lenses that bring the professional ‘Cooke Look®’ to all content creators at an affordable cost.
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Cooke Optics Launches New Affordable Range of Metrology Tools
News: Cooke Optics Launches New Affordable Range of Metrology Tools- Prototype lens test projector on display at NAB 2013 -
Cooke Optics, the leading manufacturer of precision lenses, today launched Cooke Metrology, a range of innovative and affordable lens testing equipment designed by Cooke and manufactured by Pure4C.
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Cooke Optics and Thales Angénieux Announce Collaboration on Compatible Anamorphic Lenses
News: Cooke Optics and Thales Angénieux Announce Collaboration on Compatible Anamorphic LensesNAB 2013, C11149 , C6020 (Thales Angénieux)
Two of the most esteemed names in the content creation industry, Cooke Optics and Thales Angénieux, today confirmed that their technical teams have worked together to share designs of their respective new anamorphic lenses. The results of the collaboration will bring cinematographers a full range of compatible anamorphic lenses, including Cooke's Academy Award® winning design that captures the 'Cooke Look®' and Angénieux' renowned zoom technology, also awarded by the Academy in 2009, to meet the demand for today’s film and digital capture.
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Schneider Filters Aid Iconic Images on Breaking Bad for Slovis
News: Schneider Filters Aid Iconic Images on Breaking Bad for SlovisASC cinematographer Michael Slovis’ challenge in shooting AMC’s Breaking Bad goes beyond the intricate storylines about the consequences of the life choices made by the main character. The New Mexico location offers a wide variety of looks and camera/lighting situations. Life is never dull on this acclaimed series. To make the most out of what he has, Slovis often relies on his favorite filters, the True-Pols® from Schneider.
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Clairmont In-Camera Filter System for Alexa by Schneider Optics
News: Clairmont In-Camera Filter System for Alexa by Schneider OpticsSchneider Optics announces that it is manufacturing and distributing an innovative In-Camera Filter System developed by Clairmont Camera for the ARRI Alexa camera. Working closely with Schneider, Clairmont Camera’s Andree Martin and Alan Albert designed custom assemblies that hold interchangeable Schneider filters in front of the Alexa’s CMOS sensor assembly.
published 2 years ago   read more
Cooke Optics says hello to Oscar® at SciTech Academy Awards®
News: Cooke Optics says hello to Oscar® at SciTech Academy Awards®Cooke Optics was awarded an Academy Award® of Merit at the Scientific & Technical Awards ceremony on Saturday 9 February 2013, in recognition of the company’s “continuing innovation in design, development and manufacture of advanced camera lenses that have helped define the look of motion pictures over the last century”. Cooke Optics was this year’s only recipient of an Oscar® statuette at the ceremony which took place at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles.
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Cooke Optics to be honoured at 85th Academy Awards®
News: Cooke Optics to be honoured at 85th Academy Awards®Cooke Optics will receive an Academy Award® of Merit — an Oscar® statuette — for its continuing innovation in the design, development and manufacture of motion picture camera lenses.
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Cooke MINIS4/i lenses are the popular choice in Uruguay
News: Cooke MINIS4/i lenses are the popular choice in Uruguay- ‘Terra Ribelle 2’ is one of many recent miniS4/i shoots -
Cooke miniS4 lenses (formerly known as Panchro by Cooke) have gained rapid popularity in Uruguay, with many international feature film, television and commercial productions turning to the small, lightweight lenses to bring warmth and personality to digital images.
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Cooke Optics rebrands Panchro range as Mini S4/i
- Lower cost range retains all current features -
Cooke Optics is to rebrand its Panchro by Cooke range as the Mini S4/i range in response to customer feedback. While the small, lightweight and affordable lenses are loved by those who have used and purchased them, the change comes as a result of lingering confusion over the name.
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Cooke Optics S4 lenses capture ‘World Without End’
News: Cooke Optics S4 lenses capture ‘World Without End’- Cooke lenses bring warm, filmic quality to digital production -
Lenses by Cooke Optics were used to capture a sweeping vision of the Middle Ages for ‘WORLD WITHOUT END,’ a new eight-hour epic television drama produced by Tandem Communications and Take 5 Productions in co-production with Galafilm and in association with Scott Free Films.
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cinecAwards 2012 - the winners
After two very lively days at the cinec, many exhibitors and guests gathered in the Kaisersaal of Munich’s Residence last night. They celebrated the winners of the cinecAward during a festive state reception.
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Cooke brings its latest lenses to IBC 2012 as demand for PL glass continues to grow
News: Cooke brings its latest lenses to IBC 2012 as demand for PL glass continues to grow- Prototypes of new focal lengths on display -
Cooke Optics, the premier manufacturer of precision lenses, will bring lensesfrom its three ranges - S4/i, Panchro/i and 5/i – to IBC 2012, including a prototype of a 65mm lens for the Panchro range. The company also continues to expand its production capacity with more new hires at its Leicester factory to meet increased global demand for PL glass.
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Juergen Schwinzer joins ZGC and Cooke Optics
Schwinzer brings over 40 years’ experience at ARRI
ZGC, the premier supplier of film, photography, motion picture and digital video production equipment for the Americas, and Cooke Optics, the premier manufacturer of precision lenses, have appointed industry veteran Juergen Schwinzer in awide-ranging sales and technical capacity, bringing his vast industry knowledge and technical expertise to both organisations.
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Cooke expands workforce to meet increased demand for PL glass
News: Cooke expands workforce to meet increased demand for PL glassFull range of precision lenses on show at NAB 2012
Cooke Optics, the premier manufacturer of precision lenses, has significantly expanded its workforce of skilled assembly technicians since 2011 in response to the increasing demand for PL glass. Each Cooke lens is hand crafted using a combination of state-of-the-art technology, traditional 100 year old techniques and personal dexterity that come together to create the unique and famed ‘Cooke Look®’.
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Cooke 5/i And Panchro/i Lenses Bring Focus To "World War II: The Last War Heroes"
News: Cooke 5/i And Panchro/i Lenses Bring Focus To "World War II: The Last War Heroes"New documentary series reveals the true power and destruction of the battlefields
World War II: The Last War Heroes, a new documentary series produced by Impossible Pictures and EOne, is set to illustrate the testimony from the last surviving veterans of the Allied Troops by recreating battlefield scenes and filming real bombs and bullets with high speed cameras in intricate detail.
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"Hugo" provides a series of firsts for Cooke Optics
News: "Hugo" provides a series of firsts for Cooke OpticsCooke Optics, the premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, is proud to share a series of firsts for its lenses on the production of Martin Scorsese’s eagerly anticipated 3D film, "Hugo".
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Cooke Optics celebrates successes with 5/i, S4 and Panchro lenses at NAB 2011
News: Cooke Optics celebrates successes with 5/i, S4 and Panchro lenses at NAB 2011Lens sets being used on wide range of film projects
Cooke Optics, the premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, will be celebrating the continuing success of its lens sets - the top-of-the-line 5/i Prime lenses, the industry favourite S4 Prime lenses and the increasingly popular lightweight Panchro lenses - on Booth C9750 at NAB 2011.
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Plaudits for Cooke as 5/i and Panchro lenses exceed expectations
New lens sets being used on wide range of film projects
Cooke Optics, the premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, has once again exceeded expectations of its latest lens sets, with the top-of-the-line 5/i Prime lenses and the lightweight Panchro lenses winning great acclaim from those who are using them. The 5/i and Panchros, together with the industry favourite S4 lenses, will be on display on Stand 11.D10 at IBC 2010.
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Thales Angenieux and Cooke Optics collaborate to incorporate /i Technology
Partnership enables camera ops to capture vital metadata which aids post process
Cooke Optics Ltd., the premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, and Thales Angenieux, the leader in the design and development of the most prestigious zoom lenses in the film world, has announced a groundbreaking partnership agreement in which Thales Angenieux will incorporate Cooke’s /i Technology into its range of lenses.
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DCS gears up for NAB 2010 Streaming Media Show Floor Coverage
Second Annual Online Silent Auction now in progress
The Digital Cinema Society (DCS) will once again provide streaming interviews with manufacturers of the latest technology from the NAB show floor. They have also announced the launch of the Annual DCS Silent Auction.
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Julie Miller Joins Raz Public Relations
Raz Public Relations, a boutique agency that serves entertainment technology developers and creative companies, announces that industry veteran Julie Miller has joined the company as managing director.
published 5 years ago   read more
Fletcher Camera Expands into Third Phantom Camera
Trains Technicians throughout the Midwest
Fletcher Camera & Lenses, the Chicago and Detroit based camera rental house, recently took delivery of their third high-speed Phantom camera, this time focusing on the high quality imagery delivered by the Phantom HD Gold.
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Cooke Optics and The Foundry Collaborate to Improve Post Process
Nuke to incorporate /i Technology support to aid accurate post work
Cooke Optics Ltd., the premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, today announced that it is working with The Foundry to incorporate /i Technology into Nuke, the powerful compositing application. /i ‘Intelligent’ Technology enables the recording of extremely accurate, frame-by-frame lens and camera data, saving visual effects artists hours of time in post production by eliminating the need to guess lens parameters and camera information.
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Cooke Optics launches new range of revolutionary prime lenses that help cinematographers to see in the dark
Cooke 5/i Primes feature T1.4 stop and illuminated focus ring
Cooke Optics Ltd., the premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, today launched the Cooke 5/i prime lenses, a top-of-the-range set designed for all PL-mounted professional film and electronic cameras.
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Cooke Optics launches new range of revolutionary prime lenses that help cinematographers to see in the dark
Cooke 5/i Primes feature T1.4 stop and illuminated focus ring
Cooke Optics Ltd., the premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, today launched the Cooke 5/i prime lenses, a top-of-the-range set designed for all PL-mounted professional film and electronic cameras.
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Digital Vision Grows With Dynamic New Appointments
Digital Vision the premier supplier of picture enhancement systems for film and television post-production, has today announced two dynamic appointments that will reinforce the company’s stronghold on the grading and mastering markets and see it expand into new geographies and domains.
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Cooke Optics to Present First Look at Iconic Panchro Lens at IBC 2009
At IBC 2009 Cooke Optics will unveil the first working prototype of the highly anticipated Panchro by Cooke lens. The PL mounted lens for 35mm film and digital production, which was announced at NAB 2009, is a modern redesign of the original Cooke Panchro lenses that were instrumental in establishing Hollywood as the center of 20th century film production.
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Cooke Optics announces the rebirth of the legendary Panchro lens
News: Cooke Optics announces the rebirth of the legendary Panchro lensCooke Optics Ltd., a premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, today announced the rebirth of an iconic lens, the Panchro By Cooke lens. The PL mounted lens for 35mm film and digital production is a modern redesign of the original Cooke Panchro lenses that were instrumental in establishing Hollywood as the centre of 20th century film production. The legendary lens is expected to be available at the end of 2009.
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Cooke Optics resurrects an icon and extends /i support at NAB 2009
At NAB 2009 Cooke Optics Ltd., a premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, will announce the rebirth of an iconic lens, and a major camera manufacturer’s integration of Cooke’s /i Technology protocol which improves efficiency and quality across the entire production workflow.
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Cooke Optics Extends /i Support at NAB 2009
Cooke Optics Ltd., a premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, will be showcasing its S4/i lenses which have recently been used on award-winning films and television shows including Milk, Frost/Nixon and 30 Rock.
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Silicon Imaging SI-2K™ Camera to Support Cooke Optics /i Technology
At the NAB conference, Cooke Optics Ltd., a premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, announced that Silicon Imaging, a leader in IT-centric high-definition digital camera and RAW workflow solutions, has incorporated support for the Cooke-developed /i Technology into its SI-2K™ digital cinema platform.
published 6 years ago   read more
Cooke Optics Helps Illuminate the "City of Ember"
Cooke Optics Ltd., a premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, today announced that its award-winning S4 lenses have been used on the feature film "City of Ember", due for release in October 2008. Based on the novel by Jeanne DuPrau, the film is directed by Gil Kenan and the cast includes Bill Murray and Tim Robbins.
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Cinematographers Capture Lasting Images, Top Honors with Cooke Lenses
The Assassination of Jesse James, American Gangster, and the Bourne Ultimatum Lensed Using Cooke S4
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News: Cooke Optics Introduces
Cooke Optics Ltd., a premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, today announced the Cooke RED Set, a package of four standard Cooke S4/i lenses offering a range of focal lengths from 15mm through 100mm, specially engraved with red lettering.
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News: Cooke Optics Announces Aaton Support for /i Technology
Cooke Optics Ltd., a premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, announces that Aaton, the renowned film equipment manufacturer, has incorporated support for the Cooke-developed /i Technology into its Penelope-2 35mm camera.
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News: Cinematographers Capture Fall TV Drama, Comedy with Cooke Lenses
Cooke Optics Ltd., a premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, reports that top cinematographers are shooting a number of highly anticipated new and returning fall television shows using Cooke S4 Prime lenses.
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News: Cooke /i dataLink Camera Metadata Capture Device Now Available
Cooke Optics Ltd., a premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, announces that the Cooke /i dataLink, which records camera data for use in post-production, is now available.
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News: Cooke Optics Announces Red Digital Cinema Support for /i Technology
Cooke Optics Ltd., a premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, announces that Red Digital Cinema has joined the growing list of companies who have incorporated support for the Cooke-developed /i Technology into their product lines. /i Technology enables film and digital cameras to automatically record key lens and camera data for every film frame shot and provide it to post-production teams digitally.
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News: Cooke Optics Announces Avid Support for /i Technology
Cooke Optics Ltd., a premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, announces that Avid Technology, Inc. has incorporated support for the Cooke-developed /i Technology into its editing systems. /i Technology (the ‘i’ stands for ‘intelligence’) enables film and digital cameras to automatically record key lens and camera data for every film frame shot and provide it to post-production teams digitally, ready for incorporation into downstream processes without any manual manipulation.
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