C-Side has slowly built a specialized pool of camera equipment, besides the whole array of RED cameras, is a wide choice of lenses and accessories. We also have Digital Bolex D16 and other 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 upgraded with a Mysterium-X sensor and a SSD recording module. In October 2011, an Epic-X arrived to complement our offering. The range of Red cameras we have on offer was yet again widened with a Scarlet-X and the Epic-Dragon, and then with an Arri Alexa Classic. These cameras can be equipped with a wide choice of accessories, the list of which is regularly updated. Our accessories include Zeiss, Cooke, Angenieux, Duclos and Red lenses, 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 defects of “rolling shutter”; the photosites are closer from one another, so less moirage problems and a beautiful colours, in particular skin tones.
VIDEO CAMERA EQUIPMENT:
We also have 6 High Definition cameras: 1 Sony PXW-FS5 (4K & HD) camera recording XAVC, 1 Sony PMW-F3 (multi-format HD) camera recording XDcamHD with the S-log option which can be combined with one of our external recording devices, the Gemini 444 or the PIX240, 1 Sony EX1R (multi-format HD) camera also XDcamHD, 2 Panasonic HVX-200 (multi-format HD) camera recording DVCproHD onto P2 cards or a Firestore hard drive, a very versatile camera; and the very compact Canon HF11.