Amsterdam: September 9, 2010… Band Pro Film & Digital has signed an exclusive sales agreement with MARVIN Technologies to sell MARVIN systems in the United States, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

MarvinHelping Filmmakers to Practise Safe Capture with Automated Data Management on Set. MARVIN makes data wrangling with RED cameras easy by copying, verifying, creating dailies and more, all with the push of a button. Wait, once you've setup your shoot, you don't even need a button.

 Visitors to IBC will be able to see MARVIN at the Band Pro Munich stand (12.B20) during the show. MARVIN, which is already being used in the field on an 80-day shoot for the Dutch miniseries Lijn 32, automates the creation of backups, LTO tape masters, QuickTime proxies for offline editing and DVD dailies, all in a single step. At a fraction of the cost of competing data recorders, MARVIN provides data security and all of the production formats required for digital cinematography.

"This year we have been taking a good, hard look at the direction our industry is going," said Amnon Band, president of Band Pro. "With the growing use of data cameras, like RED and SI-2K, data management is becoming as important as the camera used to capture it. MARVIN is a natural result of this transition and is perhaps the simplest, most elegant solution available. Band Pro is positioned to lead this movement, and the MARVIN one of the products that will take us there."

MARVIN supports the RED One, Silicon Imaging SI-2K, ARRI D21/Alexa, Panasonic P2, Phantom, and Weisscam HS-2 cameras. The system is housed in a 4U housing with a padded case and controlled through a simple browser GUI running on a laptop computer connected via ethernet.

After entering the settings for a new project, MARVIN automates the rest of the process, saving filmmakers countless hours of manual data wrangling and effectively eliminating the risk of human error. When removable media from the camera is attached to the system, MARVIN creates verified copies of every shot to its own internal RAID5 storage array. The system then generates multiple verified LTO copies of all of the shots from the day, along with DVD dailies and QuickTime files for offline editing.

Said Gerhard Baier, Managing Director of Band Pro Munich, “We are excited about adding MARVIN to our product line-up. New technology demands new tools, and the MARVIN is the data management solution that many RED owners and data camera-based productions have been waiting for.”

“We’re delighted to be working with the team at Band Pro to make MARVIN available to filmmakers, rental houses, production companies and camera owners in Europe and the US,” said Adam Welsh, general manager of MARVIN Technologies.

See MARVIN at IBC
Visitors to IBC in Amsterdam, Sept. 10-14, 2010, can see MARVIN at the Band Pro Munich stand (12.B20) and at MARVIN Technologies (13.A38). For more information, or to book a demo, visitors should contact Band Pro Munich GmbH at +49-89-9454849-0 or info@bandpro.de.

About Band Pro
Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. specializes in products and solutions for professional filmmakers and videographers. From their offices in Burbank, CA; New York City, NY; Munich, Germany; and Tel Aviv, Israel, Band Pro offers the highest level of knowledge and expertise along with the finest equipment and accessories available. The company’s research and development protocol allows product lines to expand toward the newest technologies so clients can focus on the art and craft of cinematography. With close relationships in Hollywood and worldwide, and long-standing partnerships with camera and lens makers, Band Pro has remained at the forefront of the newest developments in digital cinema. For more information, please visit: www.bandpro.com or www.bandpro.de.

About MARVIN Technologies MARVIN Technologies was founded by Dutch filmmaker Maarten Treurniet in order to develop a simplified and reliable data workflow for the digital cinematography. The company’s flagship product, MARVIN, accomplishes this by establishing a clear set of protocols and automating the creation of backups, masters, offline proxies for editorial, and dailies. Based in Amsterdam, MARVIN Technologies is a privately held company with a growing network of international sales offices.

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