Exhibitor Directory 2019: S to Z
Battersea Evolution, Battersea, London UK | Opening times: Friday 10am - 7pm Saturday 10am - 5:30pm
Samas Cases - Stand 102
SAMAS cases & covers is a company that manufactures bags for the safekeeping and transport of articles and accessories needed by anyone dealing with cinema, television and photography.
Having experienced excellent cooperation and achievements with major brands in the industry, SamaS today designs and creates increasingly innovative products through original models, suitable for almost anykind of demand or need.
SAMAS guarantees a high protection quality, impermeability and elegance of all products.
The protection and the impermeability are guaranteed by the use of certified cordura 1000 (waterproof, anti-tear, washable and fireproof) and by the fasteners equipped with waterproof zippers. Elegance is ensured by quality finishes with leather and velvet fabrics.
Finally, a light, agile and compact design of the product also ensures easy and comfortable transport.
All products are resistant to impact, temperature variations, dust and weather.
The entire production and processing of the product is certified Made in Italy.
All our items have a 24 month warranty.
Requests for tailored and customized products are also welcome.
Schneider-Kreuznach - Stand 354
Lenses and filters to pursue your creativity
Whether on set or in the studios, Schneider-Kreuznach lenses and filters always set standards in filmmaking. Developed and manufactured in Germany or the USA, their reputation is well-respected all over the world. We are proud to have been recognized with dozens of prestigious industry honors including the Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and an Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Schneider-Kreuznach Cine Lenses – More than a sharp image
Schneider-Kreuznach lenses are the high-quality tool for professional and creative filming. These lenses impress with excellent imaging quality, very low distortion and the harmonious image of uncertain elements in the background.
Our Xenon Full Frame Prime Lenses – a set of matched professional primes, purpose-built from scratch for the demands of today and tomorrow`s cinematography. These German-made optics offer outstanding image quality yet are ruggedly built to withstand the daily rigors of a working set.
The Xenon Full Frame Prime Lens family currently includes 18 mm T2.4, 25 mm T2.1, 35 mm T2.1, 50 mm T2.1, 75 mm T2.1 and 100 mm T2.1 focal lengths.
Each lens offers an all new optical and mechanical design for outstanding operation and performance as well as rugged reliability. The circular 14-blade aperture is specially engineered for a smooth and consistent bokeh. The precision cam driven constant volume focusing design ensures that breathing is minimized. And with a 300-degree barrel rotation, the manual focus markings offer accuracy and repeatability. Additionally all lenses are color-matched for consistency.
Engineered for compatibility with industry standard cine-style accessories like follow focus rigs and matte boxes, the Xenon Full Frame Primes feature identical external dimensions and positioning of focus and gear rings in each focal length. Operators appreciate using the oversized focus and distance scales that are readable on both sides of the lens. To accommodate filters and other accessories, each lens has a 100 mm front diameter and a standard 95 mm thread.
Schneider-Kreuznach Motion Picture and Television Filters – Putting more impact into your images
Schneider-Kreuznach represents also a long history of extraordinary filters for many industries including still photography, high definition, television broadcasting, cinematography, and digital projection. It’s no wonder Schneider-Kreuznach filters for motion pictures and digital cinematography are the finest in the industry.
Our Technical Filters can provide optical solutions for technical problems involving exposure, dynamic range, depth-of-field, color and saturation, refection control and many other imaging problems.
e.g. Schneider-Kreuznach RHOdium FSND filters answers the cinematographer’s call for a truly neutral ND that attenuates light evenly from the near ultra-violet (important for film) through the full visible spectrum and into the near infra-red.
Our Diffusion Filters can enhance the emotional impact of images by softening fine details, adding a warm glow to highlights and other effects.
e.g. The Radiant Soft series expands Schneider-Kreuznach’s diffusion filter line, bringing cinematographers and photographers the ability to give their subject’s skin a radiant, soft glow, while still having control over the contrast, as well as controlling the highlights with very little blooming effect.
Our Sensational Filters can create visually sensational effects, producing brilliant streaks, intense color, magnify minute details, and over-the-top diffusion effects, and more.
e.g. The True-Streak filter line – Clearly the most effective and exciting way to simulate the anarmorphic streak effect with virtually any lens, anamorphic or not.
Senna Ltd. Stand 633
Senna Ltd has been creating innovative broadcast equipment and camera robotics for the past decade. Being in at the start of the DSLR revolution, the Senna team has created powerful and creative production tools for DSLR users. Aiming for innovation and simplicity at the same time, they have put their considerable experience into producing lightweight and easy-to-use wireless devices giving reliable results even in remote locations. Motion control, auto memory recall and wireless control are no longer restricted to high budget productions, but have been made available for all by Senna’s innovation. New reveals are innovative LED light systems – LightStation, LightWall, Four Spot and Five Me Five. Extremely strong, high quality lighting with wireless total recall system enables the operator to set and store different light scenes, fading and playlists of light presets.
Sennheiser UK - Stand 146
SES Entertainment - Stand 555
SES is the leading manufacturers of power distribution products for the entertainment industry. We design and manufacture our products to meet the specific demands of our customers, as well as stocking ‘off the shelf’ products. “What you need, the way you need it” this is the moto for SES.
Shift4 - Stand 613
Shift 4 are one of the UK’s leading facilities hire companies. We supply cameras, camera accessories, lenses, lighting, grip and sound equipment to commercials, drama, broadcast television and corporate productions. We carry the latest models as well as reliable favourites and a number of unusual and hard-to-find items. We’re a trusted authority when it comes to technology.
We pride ourselves on our immaculate equipment but also take quality of service to the next level: our processes are slick and seamless and our unrivalled attention to detail means problems are pre-empted and solved. Our skilled staff, high calibre of in-house engineering and 24/7 technical support are designed to give peace of mind.
We offer a crewing service and manage an extensive portfolio of freelancers. We provide free professional training and equipment demos through the Shift 4 Academy. Confident in a solid reputation built on recommendation and long-lasting relationships, we have a broad, loyal and ever-growing client base including production companies as well as crew.
We look forward to meeting you at BSC Expo 2019.
+44 (0)20 8809 8680
Sigma Imaging UK - Stand 115
Revolutionary lenses for the era of
high resolution digital cinematography
Performance born of SIGMA’s experience in ultra-high megapixel digital photography— now ready to take on every challenge in the world of cinematography.
In the new era of high-resolution movie production, the arrival of reasonably priced, high-performance digital cinema cameras has changed the standard of what makes an excellent product in the industry and has expanded the freedom and potential of movie production. At the same time, when it comes to cine lenses, price and brand recognition are still often taken as proof of performance, which ends up being proportional to the production budget. In contrast to consumer products, professional cinema equipment is by its nature difficult to manufacture in volume, in turn causing lens R&D and innovations in manufacturing technology to lag behind progress in cameras. But SIGMA is different. Responding to the demanding requirements for lenses in the era of ultra-high megapixel still photography, SIGMA has developed the technologies required to produce high-performance lenses in volume. They have what it takes to offer a new solution to the cine lens market.
A lineup offering an astonishing combination of specifications and value— all thanks to our ultra-efficient vertically integrated production system.
At SIGMA’s sole production site, the Aizu factory, they perform nearly all processes in-house, from parts and mold production to final lens assembly. This vertically integrated production system comprises both product development and manufacturing, making it a true one-stop resource. Their artisans bring expertise and skill together at the highest level in the pursuit of outstanding optical performance, while their suite of leading-edge manufacturing technologies make possible ultra-efficient, highly precise volume production. Offering a full lineup that delivers compact design and maximum optical performance at minimal cost. A lineup that satisfies every professional film making need while expanding the freedom and potential of cinematography. A lineup that leverages minimal equipment and investment to maximum results. With the goal of providing uniquely innovative lenses and unprecedented value, SIGMA has developed its new line of cine lenses
100% retained: ultra-high-performance optical system
SIGMA has combined the highest level of optical performance with compact design while keeping the cost of development and production to a minimum. SIGMA has played the leading role in the current era of 50-megapixel-plus ultra-high resolution still photography. Now, in the realm of cine lenses, SIGMA is leveraging the outstanding optical performance of its Global Vision still lens lineup, which has been acclaimed by photographers around the world. Featuring the same high-quality optical components including lens cells and aperture mechanisms, these cine lenses deliver the highest level of optical performance and amazing value
100% new: mechanical structure
While retaining the same superb optical system, SIGMA’s cine lenses feature a completely updated mechanical structure. Supported by this new design, the optimized specification includes all of the essential functions required for modern cinematography. Since its foundation, SIGMA has believed in achieving top performance via high-precision parts.
This principle and SIGMA’s leading-edge manufacturing technologies have made possible ultra-high-efficiency mass production of these new lens lines.
SmallHD - Stand 515
Solid Grip Systems - Stand 142
SolidGripSystems is a Dutch based manufacturer with its focus on traditional camera-movement. Our CenterFold BarTracks are very well received as well as our sustaining TwinDolly. We are working grips so we now your demands on grip-equipment.
Sony - Stand 545
Sony welcomes you to join us at BSC Expo. We will showcase the VENICE with v3.0 firmware and the VENICE Extension System alongside the popular PXW-FS7 II and PXW-FS5 II.
VENICE v3.0 and the extension system are scheduled to arrive from February so come and experience the new creative possibilities they offer.
Spots Unlimited - Stand 304
Established in 1999, Spots Unlimited started as a group of 4 gaffers who bought their first truck together which evolved to a larger group of gaffers that work together and share lighting gear.
The philosophy of Spots Unlimited has always been to create tools to make life on a film set easier and more effective. Gaffers Control was born from a number of factors of the changing industry: Small crews needing to be able to use a simple control; evolvement of LED fixtures offering more options ;more departments using WiFi networks on set which results in unstable WIFI connections and the lack of fysical knobs when using an APP.
The first unit was shown around to people in the industry, and from their positive comments, Gaffers Control went into production and is now available worldwide.
New to AC-ET’s portfolio, the award-winning StageSmarts smartPDU provides intelligent power distribution. The status of every single channel can be remotely monitored through a web browser.
Technicolor/Cinelab - Stand 131
Technicolor London is an industry-leading post production house delivering a range of services, including Front-End, Colour Finishing, VFX and Mastering to features like the “Fantastic Beasts” series, “You Were Never Really Here” and “Paddington 2”, and episodic series, such as “Black Mirror”, “Troy: Fall of A City and “Wanderlust”.
Technocrane - Stand L1
Technocrane s. r. o. is the leading manufacturer of Telescopic Camera Cranes and remote controlled Camera Heads. With now over 500 cranes built, Technocrane has a proven history in the television and movie industry.
Technocrane is now proud to announce launch of Stabilized TechnoheadS.
Technocrane manufactures three product lines:
- SUPERTECHNO cranes are the workhorses on every television show or big movie. Now we launch the next digital generation: the SUPERTECHNO PLUS, with built-in tracking for augmented reality, targeting for precise head movements and gyro stabilization.
- TECHNOCRANE is the perfect tool for a new generation of lightweight cameras. It is light, steady and is also equipped with tracking and targeting. TECHNOCRANE can be operated by just on one camera man.
- TECHNODOLLY is the first of its generation: a programmable and fully automatic camera crane. With the TECHNODOLLY you can create movements of unlimited length and complexity, then you can repeat them with precision.
Teradek - Stand 515
Teradek manufactures professional wireless video, lens control, and color processing systems for cinematographers and independent content creators, as well as IP video devices and software for live streaming, switching, and routing. All Teradek devices are designed, manufactured, and assembled in the USA.
The Helicopter Girls - Stand 237
Founded in 2011, The Helicopter Girls Ltd is one of the leading providers of drone aerial film services in Europe. 2018 Recent credits include Disney’s Artemis Fowl and Maleficent 2, Downton Abbey the movie, Hobbs and Shaw (Universal Studios) and Jack Ryan Seasons 1 and 2 for Amazon/Paramount Pictures. We work with a great stable of talented pilots and at our core is a creative team of Aerial DoPs and Operators who have been working in the industry for over 20 years.
We have a fleet of Freefly ALTA 8 aircraft, including full back up aircraft, which typically carry the Alexa Mini or RED cameras with prime lenses including Hawk V-lite anamorphics with full lens control. For heavier payloads we operate the Shotover U1 with G1 remote head which can carry the Sony Venice with external RAW recorder and lenses like 2x Cooke Anamorphic with full Preston lens control. This system is also one of the only drones in the world to successfully shoot with the Arri 435 and 400’ mag, currently shooting on a feature for Disney. For high speed/high risk work or environments where flying space is tight we operate the Inspire 2 aircraft with X7 S35 camera and proprietary DJI/Hasselblad primes. In addition this system is great for photogrammetry work where we can remotely set flight path, camera angle, image overlap and flight speed.
Our crew are well travelled with a wealth of experience working in other territories including Morocco, Colombia, Greenland, Eastern and Western Europe and both Poles; and challenging environments such as jungle, desert, ice, open water, flying from boats and at high altitude. We also specialise in operating in urban environments and are one of a handful of UK drone companies permitted to operate in Central London.
Three Elements Media
The Production Guild
Tiffen International - Stand 345
Tiffen, leading manufacturer of imaging products for the motion picture and broadcast industries will be showcasing its latest Steadicam rigs: the M-1, Shadow, Archer, and the amazing Volt Horizon Stabilizer for all three; Tiffen’s unsurpassed Optical Filters, including Diopters and NATural NDs, and Lowel Lighting products. This is a not to be missed opportunity to see and experience all these great products. Stand 345
Tokina Cinema has introduced the new Vista T1.5 prime lenses. These revolutionary new lenses feature a huge 46.7 mm image circle making these lenses compatible with nearly every motion picture camera sensor on the market including VistaVision Format. The new Vista series are all exact same size and gear position for easy set up and workflow. Ultra sharp with nearly zero image breathing during focus pulls.
Top-Teks - Stand 538
Top-Teks are one of the UK’s top suppliers of Cine, broadcast and professional camera equipment to the industry. As an authorised re seller for all the leading professional brands including Sony, Canon, Fujinon, Zeiss, Cooke and Panasonic, we get to know you and your business to find the right product solution for your need.
This year we are showcasing four different manufacturers.
Sony VENICE. Top Teks is the leading supplier of the Venice in the UK. Sony’s next generation motion picture camera system bringing professional cinematography to the next level. The VENICE is the film industry’s first camera with a built-in 8-stage glass ND filter system, it has also made it’s way onto the Netflix 4K Approved Camera List. Sales Director Mike Thomas will be on hand to give demos with the VENICE and allow you to get some hands on experience including seeing the new Firmware V3.0 in action. We will also be showcasing the Zeiss Supreme Prime Lenses with the VENICE.
Kandao focuses on virtual reality technology research and development, providing patented end-to-end solutions for virtual reality video capturing and live streaming. We will be showcasing the Obsidian R & S; Professional 3D 360° VR Cameras. Portability, mobility and flexibility being just some of the ways the Obsidian is designed to be super user friendly. Intrigued? Come to stand 538 to have a look at these incredible VR cameras in person and have your questions answered!
Tourflex Cabling stock thousands of metres of popular cables – including H07 RNF and H05 RRF – and many industry standard connectors including Tourmate HMI and BAC. Made to order, dispatching specialised cable assemblies with customer branding, colour coding, bar coding and RFID identification to over 80 countries.
True Lens Services - Stand 607
True Lens Services (TLS) is recognised worldwide amongst high end filmmakers for its bespoke lens innovation and reputable expertise in the design, manufacturing and servicing of lenses. Its comprehensives services include the conversion, servicing and repairing of lenses from a wide variety of manufacturers.
Additional support services include the servicing of grip equipment, tripods, heads, jibs and other equipment that require regular preventative maintenance. The technicians at TLS display a wealth of industry knowledge from years of extensive optical and engineering experience, and in addition to lens servicing and conversions, also offer unique product designs and tailor made packages to suit clients’ optical requirements.
Follow TLS on Twitter @WeAreTLS and Instagram @truelensservices to stay up-to-date on the latest updates and industry news.
True ND filters are made in Japan utilising the very latest filter technology and offer true neutrality.
As expected from a Japanese manufacturer, True ND filters are produced under strict pollution free conditions to ensure that quality and tolerance are exact from every filter, every time.
They are clean, consistent, and handle any IR contamination fully without any colour shift. The quality of ND filtration should never be overlooked, particularly so when using modern digital cinema cameras.
Available in two sizes, 4×5.65 & 6.6×6.6, and in 7 densities; 0.3, 0.6, 0.9, 1.2, 1.5, 1.8 & 2.1.
Discover more about True ND and their products on the Octica Professional booth.
Adoption of LED lighting for professional use continues to grow, with European pioneer VELVET Light leading the way.
Constructed from durable aluminium and individually assembled to exacting standards, VELVET Lights are built to last. A one-piece heat sink maintains optimum running temperature, without the need for noisy fans.
Defined by their unique soft wraparound light quality, VELVET Lights feature advanced LED drivers ensuring accurate and consistent colour and luminosity – covering the full colour temperature range of 2700K to 6500K.
VELVET Lights are available in sizes to suit every application – be it studio or location.
Discover more about VELVET Light and their products on the Octica Professional booth.
Video Europe are the UK’s leading equipment hire, crew and live events TV and Digital Cinema company. From the latest equipment to the perfect production, from complicated locations to state-of-the-art Outside Broadcast Facilities – Video Europe is the answer
Vitec Group - Stand 315
The Vitec Group plc is a leading global provider of premium branded products and services that enable users to capture and share outstanding images, Vitec brings together some of the most respected, innovative, and sought-after brands: Anton/Bauer, Autocue, Autoscript, Camera Corps, JOBY, Litepanels, Lowepro, OConnor, OffHollywood, Paralinx, RTMotion, Sachtler, SmallHD, Teradek, The Camera Store, Wooden Camera, and Vinten.
Wooden Camera - Stand 515
Wooden Camera designs, manufactures, and retails innovative camera accessories for professionals. Wooden Camera prides itself in providing unique products, excellent customer service, and shipping orders the same day they are placed.
Wex Photo Video - Stand 235
Established in 1997, Wex Photo Video has helped over 800,000 photographers and filmmakers achieve their goals. Wex’s dedication to service, expertise and customer satisfaction is underpinned by competitive prices and the largest range of any UK retailer. The website is complemented by a specialist customer contact team, extensive online content, regular events and nine stores across the UK, with sales, rental, repair and technical advice available seven days a week.
X-Rite - Stand 004
X-Rite offer a range of colour management solutions for filmmakers and photographers of all levels. No matter what your colour needs are, X-Rite provide a range of quality products to ensure accurate and consistent colour results throughout your entire workflow.
YoYotta - Stand 351
YoYotta creates macOS workflow software for production and post. YoYotta indexes assets, extracts metadata, creates backups to disk, tracks media allowing searching and restoring. YoYotta LTFS archives to LTO tape. YoYotta Automation controls LTO libraries. Transcode Camera footage for editorial. Conform restores and trims RAW clips for post
Zeiss - Stand 305
ZEISS is an international leader in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. Our photography and cinematography lenses feature exceptionally high quality workmanship combined with legendary ZEISS quality.
ZEISS have helped to create distinctive images in many famous movies including Spectre, Skyfall, Life of Pi and ARGO, just to name a few. The winning combination of great flexibility and optimal performance means ZEISS lenses are perfectly designed to match your application requirements. ZEISS lenses provide endless opportunities whatever the situation.
Join us on stand to discover more from our portfolio of lenses spanning our photography and cinematography portfolio, including the newly launched ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 XD Lenses and the ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3