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Recapping BSC Expo 2024

February 21, 2024

The annual British Society of Cinematographers exhibition (BSC Expo) once again served as a hub for innovation and collaboration within the cinematography industry. This year's gathering of industry professionals buzzed with excitement as leading brands showcased their latest advancements. Here's a spotlight on a standout products:

The New 'Mini' Chapter

Debuting at BSC 2024, the LaCie Rugged Mini SSD captured significant attention. This durable, fast, and portable device brings solid-state performance to the classic Rugged form factor, complete with IP54 protection. With a USB 3.2 Gen2x2 interface, the Rugged Mini SSD achieves impressive read speeds of 2,000 MB/s and is compatible with USB4, Thunderbolt 4, and Thunderbolt 3 systems. Its compact size makes it perfect for on-the-go storage needs, while its eco-conscious design, containing a minimum of 30% recycled materials, aligns with sustainable practices.

Symply: 'Do you know about LTO?

The revelation that many film- professionals are unaware of the benefits of LTO Tape for their backup and archive workflows is astonishing. Symply's mission is dedicated to illuminating the advantages of LTO. Offering the most comprehensive family of LTO devices for backup and archive. Their LTO range offers a CableLess technology that makes them making them highly serviceable and upgradeable. Whether starting with one LTO in your desktop system or adding an additional drive seamlessly, Symply ensures a hassle-free experience. Plus, in the rare event of a drive failure, the CableLess design allows for the removal of the failed drive without system shutdown, simplifying repair processes.

Instantaneous Creative Expression

Angelbird attended the BSC Expo 2024 with its latest lineup of high-performance storage and accessories. The CFexpress Type B memory cards set a new standard for speed and reliability, catering to filmmakers' needs for capturing high-resolution video. With robust construction and advanced Stable Stream technology, Angelbird’s memory cards offer peace of mind in the most challenging shooting conditions. The AV PRO CFexpress B SE offers a substantial 1TB capacity and a remarkable sustained write speed of 1300 MB/s, ensuring the preservation of every detail captured by the camera's sensor. Meanwhile, the AV PRO CFexpress B SX, with a capacity of up to 330GB and a sustained write speed of 1480 MB/s, targets professional creators requiring rapid-fire high-resolution video and image capture.

Empowering Connectivity at High Speeds

ATTO showcased their industry-leading connectivity solutions designed to meet the demands of modern filmmaking. The ATTO ThunderLink® NS 3252 Thunderbolt™ 4 to 25Gb Ethernet adapter demonstrated the lightning-fast data transfer speeds and seamless integration with SymplyWORKSPACE XE a collaborative storage solution that delivers true high performance over 10Gb, 25Gb or 100Gb Ethernet. Filmmakers were impressed by ATTO’s commitment to delivering reliable, high-performance connectivity solutions for mission-critical workflows.

Innovative Tools for VFX Artists and Cinematographers

Xencelabs captivated attendees with their innovative range of digital art tools designed to unleash creativity. They are breaking new ground by providing creative professionals with a new choice in Pen Display 24 and Pen Tablet products. The Pen Display 24 is ideal for anyone handling VFX work and comes as standard with Quick Keys, which even on its own accelerates any computer-based workflow and is not to be missed. 

To learn more about these solutions and how they can enhance your workflow, contact us today.


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