Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 27, 2006
FootageBank HD, the only footage company specializing in High Definition (HD) content, continues to lead the industry in innovation with today’s announcement of an exclusive agreement with Innovision Optics, manufacturer and provider of specialized camera equipment to the video and film industries. The agreement gives FootageBank HD exclusive rights to represent custom high speed and macro footage created in HD and shot with two Innovision systems -- the Cine SpeedCam and the HD Probe. The Cine Speed technology captures directly to hard drives in fully uncompressed HD. The HD Probe system, well known for the visual effects shots created for the CSI television show, captures a wide array of motion control macro cinematography. All footage will be available at the FootageBank HD site which utilizes FootageBank HD’s innovative, service-oriented search technology.
“Having started my career in special effects -- when both motion control and high speed projects were expensive, as well as time and labor intensive - it is exciting for me to work with Mark and his crew to build a special effects collection in these new formats,” said Paula Lumbard, founder and president of FootageBank HD. “We are using the most current technologies available and I expect spectacular results.”
The Cine SpeedCam is a digital high-speed camera system designed for HD cinematography. It can capture from 1,000 fps at full resolution to 10,000 fps at lower resolutions to a hard drive that is then formatted for output to HD CAM 24p.
Innovision's tubular lens, the HD Probe, offers superior optics and light transmission for HD video, while the system's unique periscope attachment lets operators shoot from an ultra-low perspective. The Emmy-award winning crime-drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” has been employing Innovision’s HD Probe since the show’s inception as is considered the “workhorse of the CSI shot” according to Larry Detwiler, visual effects supervisor for the original show.
The HD Probe features high resolution glass elements and relay optics for images with remarkable edge-to-edge sharpness, flat field and extreme depth of field.
“Companies like the BBC and ESPN have had great success with the CineSpeed Cam and HD Probe. This is the right time to develop a collection of high end visuals that will showcase the beauty and power of HD,” said Mark Centkowski, Innovision Optics founder and president. “We chose FootageBank HD as a partner because of their great reputation and ability to quickly understand and work with new technologies that will produce the best results for their customers.”
About Innovision Optics
Innovision Optics manufactures, sells and rents specialized video, film, and studio equipment including camera lenses, motion control systems, camera support equipment, and fiber optics lighting. Innovision Optics provides such equipment as probe lenses, remote controlled camera systems, Cine SpeedCam, Radcam miniature camera cars and camera accessories.
About FootageBank HD
FootageBank HD is a privately-held company based in Los Angeles founded by industry icon Paula Lumbard. Lumbard anticipated the coming demand for HighDefinition (HD) motion content in 2002 when she opened her second footage company. FootageBank HD continues to be the only footage house specializing in HD content and is dedicated to shooting and aggregating collections of HD images to serve the rapidly growing demand for HD content in the film and television marketplace. For more information, please visit http://www.footagebankhd.com.