TCS Gets Sony F35 CineAlta CameraThe New York based professional equipment company, TCS (Technological Cinevideo Services), recently took delivery of the new Sony F35 camera.

The camera is already hard at work.

“We chose the F35 because it allows cinematographers to use all the 35mm glass they have grown to know and love,” explains Erik Schietinger of TCS. “Sony provides a well thought out product and a proven workflow in HDCAM SR that our customers can rely on. We have worked hard to bridge the digital and film worlds and to make the transition as seamless as possible.”

A 30-year old family-owned company, TCS is run by brothers Erik and Oliver Schietinger, who explained, “To bring our customers from the film community into the digital world, we turn to companies with quality reputations. Throughout our long relationship with Band Pro we've found that not only do they support the products they sell, but they also offer technical expertise to the filmmaking community. When we bring in a new Band Pro product, one of their technicians is there for us when we demo it to our customers.”

The Sony F35 is a 1920x1080P HD CineAlta camera with a single super 35mm size CCD image sensor recording 10-bit 4:4:4 at variable frame rates from 1-50fps. It records to dockable HDCAM SR recorders. It allows the cinematographer to shoot with the full line of PL-mounted 35mm motion picture lenses.

TCS Inc. is located at 341 West 38th St, Fourth floor, New York, NY 10018. Phone: 212-247-6517, e-mail:,