(Las Vegas: NAB 2012--April 16, 2012) CamBLOCK proudly announces the revolutionary lensBLOCK add-on for the camBLOCK modular motion control system to be shown at NAB 2012.
camBLOCK inventor Stewart Mayer says “Our customers asked for this so we developed and catered it specifically to their needs. The new lensBLOCK system will now allow you to take your shoot to the next level with precision controlled programmable follow focus and iris”
Thanks to the modular design of the camBLOCK, up to 16 devices can be linked together to allow the lensBLOCK system to be able to control Iris, Focus and/or zoom, in addition to the pan, tilt, and vertical/horizontal dolly axis’s that are already available. The lensBLOCK is shipping now at a list price of $1990, an accessory kit will be available for $250.
CamBLOCK will also demo the “Microbe” Micro-3D Beamsplitter for parallel stereography for use with mini cine cameras. This rig is amazingly small and light and has real time interocular adjustments.
camBLOCK also releases a new software build which includes a much requested feature called “exposure mapping", which is geared to help day-to-night timelapse transitions. Exposure mapping is much like bulb ramping but the shutter is determined from a innovative keyframeable time-of-day timeline. The new software is available to download now for free for existing and new camBLOCK users.
The patented camBLOCK™ motion control system can be as simple or complex as you need, allowing you to configure a system with pan, tilt, dolly, lens controls, turn tables, and more. All axis of movement are synchronously coordinated through the camBLOCK's™ controller running our custom camBLOCK™ control software. The graphical touch screen controller allows for precise control through a familiar timeline/keyframe interface allowing for real time movement, repeatable moves, advanced motion time lapse, high resolution imaging, and more functionality. The camBLOCK system is used all of the world with clients such as The BBC, Turner Broadcasting, National Geographic, and Wild Horizons.
NAB location: Polecam booth C5340