Band Pro | Burbank CA
This particular installation at Band-Pro serves two different purposes. This unique setup provides in-house lens technicians with the means to check lenses for Angenieux whom they represent exclusively in the U.S. and a variety of other film lenses before they are sent to their customers.
Band Pro also wanted the ability to use the Opti-Glide as a camera check-out bay with the ability to hang a chart in front of the screen board when using a camera instead of the projector.
The MYT Pedestal allows for not only the projector to be installed on the upper platform but a camera as well. The camera can be mounted separately in front of the projector directly on the upper Pedestal plate, on a dovetail, or the camera Hi-hat.
Band Pro optimized their Reticle with a dual configuration projector/camera setup, allowing them to use their system as a one-stop Lens Calibration & Camera Checkout System.
Our Film plane encoder enables the lens technician to slide the laser from the camera film plane to the projector film plane. This setup allows for an instant calibration-free distance digital read-out of the distance from either the projector or the camera film plane to the screen board or the chart, which in this case is mounted on a custom frame fitted with mounts to hang it in front of the projection screen-board.
This setup was designed to maximize to use of not only a limited space but also expedite the lens check-out process, which in this case is meant for in-house technicians only. Occasionally, members of the Band-pro will bring in a client to check a lens.
At Band-Pro, they believe in partnering with their customers and offering them education, support, and equipment service, not just a product in a box.
For over 40 years Band Pro has provided the best new products and solutions for professional cinematographers around the world. With offices in Burbank and Tel Aviv, they offer the highest level of expertise along with the best equipment and accessories available.
Their technical product specialists can offer camera training and custom setup, as well as equipment maintenance and Sony warranty repair. During the year they offer any number of seminars and hands-on demonstration events.
The company is known for its long-running support for Sony cameras and for being a premier CineAlta reseller.
Band Pro also sells, distributes, and supports the full range of production gear, from lights to lenses, recorders to rain covers, and monitors to mounting arms.