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Radiant debuts palm-sized digital cinema camera

18 April 2013
Radiant debuts palm-sized digital cinema camera

The Novo, a newly released digital cinema camera, made its debut at the 2013 NAB Show. LA-based rental house Radiant Images collaborated on the design and function of the Novo with creator View Factor Studios. The Novo is available for rent only, exclusively at Radiant Images in the US and through its rental partner in Europe, P+S Technik. Key features of the Novo include a C-mount lens system plus a PL mount adapter, back focus adjustment, and exposure control capabilities. "Our goal is to help cinematographers achieve their vision without compromise. The Novo is an important new tool for that purpose," said Michael Mansouri, co-founder of Radiant Images. In addition to showcasing the Novo, Radiant Images also unveiled brand-new accessories available for the camera, including a wireless follow-focus system and a wireless video solution. The tiny camera was released in late February, but is already making a big impact. Radiant Images is supplying the Novo to Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut on the set of DreamWorks’ racing video-game adaptation Need For Speed, scheduled for release next March. The Novo includes three bottom and two front 1/4-20 mounting points. Also, four buttons on the front (REC, PWR, WiFi & AUX) are assignable to several functions depending on the application. The Aux button turns the auto exposure on/off, but can also be utilised for other functions, such as digital zoom. The Novo offers an LCD touch screen, power backpack and WiFi connectivity, and shoots 2K and 4K resolution.

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