the distance measurement tool which works like human eyes
IMAGE+ is the latest distance measurement device that helps Focus Pullers get their distances right.
Focus Pulling is based on time and space. Timing is hard enough. Estimating distance is sometimes impossible.
IMAGE+ MEASURES AS THE HUMAN EYE SEES - THUS IT ENABLES NATURAL FOCUSING
the focus puller...
... has the film set precisely in his view
... estimates distances to objects permanently
... follows an object with his movement
... executes the precise timing of a focus pull
... pulls the focus as required by dramaturgy aspects
... scans the film set permanently and in real time
... measures precise distances to objects and offers all the distances
... tracks an object through 3D image recognition
... offers a timing trigger for the focus puller
... assists the focus puller with the timing of a focus pull
IMAGE+ IS ADJUSTABLE FOR EVERY NEED AND ALLOWS THE FOLLOWING SETUP POSSIBILITIES:
ADVANCED DISTANCE MEASUREMENT - MULTI TAPING
Start your system like your well known ultrasonic system, but expand it with a simple subject tracking:
- includes: easy subject tracking function
- distance read out
- interface to different lens control systems
FOCUS PULLING FEATURES
Interaction with focus pulling hand units and lens control features
- includes: direct control of a focus motor
- direct interaction with focus hand units
- interaction with cmotion LCS
- easy switch between manual and automatic focus control
- time and speed control of the focus pull
- autofocus function
ADVANCED FOCUS PULLING FEATURES
Controlled auto focus features and implementation of a graphical user interface with:
- visual focus planes
- depth of field display
- advanced focus peaking
- focus at a finger tip
- multi tracking
THE IMAGE+ SYSTEM
The Basic system of IMAGE+ is the measurement unit, short IMU. With the measurement unit, distance measurement with easy object tracking is possible. That means a moving object can be followed easily (Setup A). The measurement unit offers an interface, where traditional LCS-systems (Arri, cmotion, Preston, chrosziel) can be attached and the distance value can be read out. A focus motor can be directly connected to the measurement unit (Setup B).
A graphical user interface on a touch screen extends the system with new features to an advanced focus pulling system (Setup C).
The measurement unit of IMAGE+ inclusive holder, power cable and case is now available for 7.980€.
ALL ABOUT IMAGE+
ALWAYS EVERYTHING MEASURED
Focusing film is an artistic, creative act. No algorithm can decide where the attention of the viewer should be directed at. The time and duration between the change of an subject from one focus level to the next subject determines the drama of the images.
Especially in moving situations, focusing can be difficult. Some recordings often have to be repeated until the focus is right. IMAGE+ is a measuring device that solves a multitude of problematic situations when focusing. IMAGE+ measures continuously and at the same time how far away different objects are from the camera and how they move in relation to the camera.
IMAGE+ was developed in cooperation with focus pullers and camera heads to meet the needs of the film set ideally.
With IMAGE+, a measuring device has been developed which supports the creative filmmaker at any time at work.
It has never been easier to work with depth of field.
It has never been easier to create a film look.
IMAGE+ the measuring instrument of a new generation
Always innovative - Measurement method 2.0
DISPLAY DISTANCE DATA
- Advanced Focus Peaking
- Visualized focus level
- Visualized DoF display
- 3D depth picture
- Continuous scanning from the film set
- Measurement parallel to the film plane of the camera
IMAGE + scans the film set permanently and creates a 3D depth image. In a depth image, distances are assigned to all objects. The film set is therefore divided into planes which are arranged parallel to the film plane of the camera. The 3D depth image measurement is the most innovative measurement method, which is available and supports focusing in a new way.
Focusing with a monitor is extremely easy.
Always possible - Im Possible
- Simultaneous tracking of multiple subjects
- Automatic subject tracking in real time
- Automatic focusing at the push of a button
- Check the timing and the duration of the process
- Measure and capture moving objects in real time
IMAGE+ does not need to be aligned or adjusted to a subject. IMAGE+ sets itself independently on the subject. IMAGE+ measures and captures a moving object in real-time. Thus the distance to the object, no matter how the object or the camera moves in front of the camera, is measured.
IMAGE+ can track multiple objects simultaneously. This creates a new possibility when working with focus. Two objects can be tracked simultaneously and the focus is shifted from object A to object B. The refocusing can start at the push of a button and run automatically. The duration can also be influenced manually. This allows the user to make the drama of the image ideal without being distracted by a possibly difficult distance determination.
Maximize your creative output.
Always in budget: Save time & money
The desire to make the impossible shots possible comes true.
- Working with aperture and moving subjects
- Ideal for shoulder, Steadicam, crane, dolly
- Distance determination in unseen situations
- Easy setup, instant ready to use
- Ready for 8k
IMAGE + is a precise measurement method. The system makes it easy to create a film look. Due to the 3D depth picture, the objects are always measured. Actors can move freely in front of the camera.
IMAGE+ is plugged into the camera and is ready to work. No complicated settings are required. IMAGE+ can always stay mounted on the camera. The Touch PC can be placed hundreds of meters away from the camera.
IMAGE+ is ideal where objects are in motion. The camera can move freely in the room. Thus, it is an ideal device for shoulder camera, at the Steadicam or at the crane.
If situations occur where the focus puller cannot see the situation or only see it very difficultly, IMAGE+ measures the necessary distances. If an actor is pursued with the Steadicam and the focus puller cannot see the situation, he has the right distance anyway thanks to IMAGE+.
In car-to-car shots, the distance between the camera and the subject is extremely difficult to determine. Also here IMAGE+ is ideal.
With two actors moving parallel to a dolly, refocusing between the actors becomes very easy.
The desire to make the impossible shots possible comes true.
IMAGE+ is universal and intuitive; you will not want to miss it any more.
IMAGE+ is always there, always ready.
Always manual - not always manual
- Autofocus functions
- Include a lens control system
- Display the distance on the LCS hand unit
- Stand-alone LCS integrated into the device
- Direct control of a focus motor
- (Flowing) change between manual and automatic mode
IMAGE+ can be connected directly to a focus motor and controlled. This results in an advanced autofocus system.
If a hand unit is connected through a cable or by radio using IMAGE+, the instrument expands into a complete lens control system. The focus can be controlled by hand. A smooth transition between automatic focus operation and manual operation is thus provided.
IMAGE+ can also be easily connected to a Lens Control System (Arri, chrosziel, cmotion, Preston). This results in the possibility to integrate IMAGE+ into an existing system. The distance values are output on the hand unit. Depending on the LCS system used, it is also possible to switch between an auto focus operation and a manual mode.
Always measure better
- Easy and fast measurement of reference markings
- Visualized reference points
- No need to set reference marks
- Measure before objects come into the picture (FoV)
(see before it becomes visible)
- Permanent visualized distance information from the film set
- Quickly react to changes in camera location
IMAGE+ is an optical measuring system and is modeled on the human eye. A focus puller can very well determine distances between 1 - 4m. IMAGE+ expands this area, IMAGE+ can do more.
IMAGE+ is a distance measuring device. It is based on optical image recognition and is not a laser. This does not bother the film set or an actor. IMAGE+ really be measures where you need a distance, e.g. in the eyes of the playwright. Since there is no red reference laser point, it does not interfere with the film set, for example with multi-camera arrangements but still you see where the measurement takes places.
Shooting conditions must be very flexible today. Often there is no time. Reference points, such as a table edge, are determined with lightning speed. The visualized reference points on the touchscreen always keep the most important distances in view and up to date. Camera location changes are not a problem at all. The setting of reference marks, for example on the floor, can be dispensed altogether.
IMAGE+ already measures before the subject enters the field of view of the camera (FoV). This means that a situation can be reactivated or the focus can be drawn in advance.
Always everything enhanced
- Always on the camera - no complex settings
- LCS interface
- LCS functions included
- several measuring modes for distance determination
- Flexibly expandable through a variety of interfaces
- build in distance read out
The basic system of IMAGE+ is the measuring unit. Thanks to its weight of less than 480g and different mounting points, it can be flexibly mounted on the camera. After powering up and switching on, a distance measurement is immediately displayed.
Even in the basic version, IMAGE+ has several measuring modes, which distinguish it from conventional distance measuring systems, like your well-known ultrasonic measurement tool.
The main distinction is that the film set is permanently scanned.That implies that every single spot on the whole film set is measured at once, so that hundreds of thousands of measurement values are permanently available. Therefore the system does not need to be adjusted to a desired subject, but all subjects are measured simultaneous.
Thanks to its interfaces, the measuring instrument can be universally expanded. This provides a wide range of functions
- integration of a graphical user interface
- direct focus motor control
- Camera interface
- Working and managing lens data
- Control monitor can be 100 meters away from the camera
- Measure within range limits
- Additional highly visible readout on the camera
- Different setups possible (like exchangeable measurement range)
- Expandable for Record Metadata, Timecode and screenrecording
- Touch PC