Thanks to everyone who stopped by Band Pro's booth for this year's Cine Gear Expo at Paramount Studios.

To help celebrate our 30th Anniversary, Band Pro presented a free 4K screening of Samsara, followed by a Q&A with Samsara producer Mark Magidson and moderated by Jon Fauer.   

Samsara was projected using a state-of-the-art Sony SRX-R320 projector equipped with three Silicon X-tal Reflective Display (SXRD™) devices; which provides an amazing resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels (H x V) - more than four times the resolution of full HDTV (1920 x 1080), and achieving a high contrast ratio of more than 2000:1.

The Paramount Theater was packed, and everyone was treated to an amazingly pristine projection. Thanks to Mark Magidson and Jon Fauer for helping make this a great afternoon.

If you couldn't make it to the show, here's what you know what you missed.  


As always, Band Pro featured many new production innovations in our booth this year.  Call your Band Pro salesperson for a quote or to schedule a demo.

CW Sonderoptic, makers of the Leica Summilux-C, have introduced their new series of prime lenses: Summicron-C.  Summicron lenses provide a lower cost alternative to the Leica Summilux-C primes while still maintaining some of the more pleasing attributes that Leica has become known for. This new entry has been designed as a PL mount, with a T2.0-22 aperture, close focus from 1’ to 3”4”, with a focal length of 101mm and a front flange of 4.0”.

The Movi M10 is a handheld 3-axis digital stabilized camera gimbal, so advanced, it redefines the possibilities for camera movement. The gimbal is 100% custom designed in-house by our engineering team. Creating the gimbal from scratch allowed Freefly to precisely execute their vision for the next generation of stabilized camera gimbals.

         The affordable, intelligently designed Movcam Cage system-comprised of a Top Plate, Top Handle Kit, Side Handles, LWS Base Plate, Shoulder Pad, LWS Dovetail Plate and EVF Mount-ergonomically envelopes the F5 or F55 (they have the same form factor) in a rigid framework of mounting options, a veritable Swiss cheese of 114" and 3/8" threaded holes.    

  The Ovide Smart Assist was developed based on QTAKE HD software. Ovide has created a compact self-contained system in a 22" touchscreeen. Before this, QTAKE HD needed bulky computers, capture cards, monitors, and was AC powered. Ovide has developed smart Assist hardware that reduces the size to a 22" monitor. Everything needed is inside.

    The Odyssey7Q, supports monitoring of up to four video streams, or one 4K Video Signal (via four HD-SDI inputs, the industry standard), and with extra cost options, supports recording up to four video streams simultaneously. Also, the Odyssey7Q supports recording of Raw + Proxy at the same time.

    Sony 4K sensor for gorgeous, super-sampled HD, 2K and 4K The PMW-F55 CineAlta camera shoots spectacular images with its 8.9 megapixels (effective) Sony 4K image sensor. You get superb dynamic range, the widest colour gamut, and pristine image quality, whether you shoot in HD, 2K or 4K.

    Designed by a Hollywood cinematographer to overcome the drawbacks of bulky, power-consuming traditional soft-lights and the technical shortcomin gs of blotchy first-generation LEDs, Fill-Lite introduces a compact, flexible solution that meets professional quality standards in temperature, color and precision control.

    Canon has made their mark on the digital cinema world.  The Canon Cine Prime and Cine Zoom lenses have quickly become industry favorites, along with their entire line of EOS cameras including the C500, C300, C100 and the 1D-C.  Come try out Canon's expansive range of recording and output options designed for 4K and 2K image acquisition.

    Solid Grip Systems (SGS) manufactures aluminum precision tracks for both the film and television industries. SGS also manufactures the Truss-Dolly-System along with all of its accompanying accessories.
These precision track profiles are not adapted from the printing or manufacturing industry, but were specifically designed for the weight of film equipment.

    Fujinon has introduced their new Premier Series HA18x5.5 that offers 18x zoom from 5.5mm at the wide angle to 100mm on the telephoto end to capture images for a versatile range of scenes. It features high-precision large-diameter aspheric elements, designed with Fujifilm’s proprietary cutting-edge optical simulation technology, achieving sharpness at the center as well as all corners to deliver edge-to-edge premium image quality.

    The LV5490 is a waveform monitor supporting 4K video format. It can display up to four channels of 3G-SDI input signals simultaneously. Eight channels of inputs are available, four are dedicated input connectors with cable length measurement capability, the other four channels are configurable as inputs or outputs with pattern generator functions. The built-in 9-inch LCD monitor is Full HD (1920 x 1080) with wide viewing angle and high color reproduction.