IBC 2013 Preview – Cooke Optics Presents Two Anamorphic/i Lenses And A Lens Test Projector
At IBC 2013, Cooke Optics, a manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, will present the two working production models from its Anamorphic/i range that were announced at NAB 2013. In addition, the first production model in the new Cooke Metrology lens testing range will be on display (Stand 11.D10), together with Cooke’s full range of miniS4/i, S4/i, and 5/i lenses.
The new 40mm and 75mm Anamorphic/i lenses, which are approximately the size of Cooke’s industry standard S4/i lenses, retain the Cooke Look, are color matched with the Cooke 5/i, S4/i and miniS4/i ranges, and come equipped with the next generation /i Technology, /i Squared, to capture lens metadata. Cooke is also the developer behind /i Technology, the protocol enabling vital lens and camera information to be captured and passed digitally to post-production teams.
IBC 2013 will also see the first production model from the Cooke Metrology line that was also introduced at NAB 2013. Many current projectors cannot pass a beam correctly through lenses that are faster than T2. Cooke’s new lens test projector is designed for today’s fast lenses and is so bright that it can be demonstrated in daylight, making it much easier to discern flaws and artifacts in fast lenses.
Cooke will also demonstrate its full range of miniS4/I lenses, which have recently been used on high-end television dramas, including Devious Maids and The Client List, as well as the industry leading S4/i and 5/i lenses.