C-Side has slowly built a specialized pool of camera equipment, besides a choice of RED cameras, we offer a wide choice of lenses and accessories. We also have Digital Bolex D16 and video cameras. See our online rental catalogue.
DIGITAL CINEMA EQUIPMENT:
We started investing our efforts in digital cinema as early as 2006, when we acquired one of the very first Red One cameras in Switzerland, #500, nicknammed “Stalker”, which we took delivery of in February 2008. It has since been retired. C-Side’s offer of Red cameras today includes a Scarlet-X and an Epic-Dragon. These cameras can be equipped with a wide choice of accessories, the list of which is regularly updated. Our speciality is vintage lenses including offering from Zeiss, Cooke, Angenieux, Duclos and Red, as well as equipment from Arri, Preston, Schneider, Tiffen, O’Connor, Sachtler, TVlogic, Paralinx, SoundDevices, etc.
NEW TECHNOLOGIES PIONEERS:
In march 2014, we received one of the first Digital Bolex D16 in Europe, #49. The specifications of this camera include a Super16 2K sensor, with the option to shoot full HD (1920×1080) using a slightly reduced portion of the sensor, which matches the size of a 16mm film frame. It has a CCD sensor, whereas except the Ikonoscope, all the other digital film cameras on the market use CMOS. The advantages of CCD are a “global shutter” avoiding the unwanting side effects of “rolling shutter” inherent to CMOS sensors; the photosites are closer to each other, limiting moiré effects and CCD sensors have a superior color rendition, particulary when it comes to skin tones.
VIDEO CAMERA EQUIPMENT:
We also have HD and 4K video cameras, including: 2 Sony PXW-FS5 (4K & HD) cameras recording XAVC, 1 Sony EX1R (multi-format HD), 1 Panasonic HVX-200 (multi-format HD) camera recording DVCproHD on P2 cards; and the very compact Canon HF11.