ALWAYS NEW LENS CONTROL TECHNIQUES
In 1988, I began to work with the development of control systems for film cameras and optics. During my work I was fortunate to work closely with camera operators and first ACs. With increasing experience, ongoing feedback and wishes of focus pullers, I noticed: it still needs to be different. Together, the basic principles of focusing were developed and two systems were produced, which allow what was previously impossible for the first time.
ALWAYS OUR VISION IN FOCUS
Next to lightning, focus is the essential storytelling tool for film. Focusing on film is an artistic, creative act. No algorithm can decide where the attention of the viewer should be directed at. Time and duration of focus pulls determines the drama of an image. Focus Pulling is story telling.
Especially in moving situations, focusing can be challenging.
We are here to help and improve the way focus pullers work on the film set. So that focus pullers can concentrate on their artistic work.
Wir machen Focus: Unser TEAM
Martin Waitz, CEO and Founder, martin.waitz[at]qinematiq.com
In 1988, I began to deal with the development of control systems for film cameras and lenses. Over the years, there was a technical evolution in the construction of control devices. At the beginning, new fieldbus systems were used for modular networking of devices, followed by the development of robust radio systems, the introduction of ergonomic standpoints into device construction, countless studies on user interface design, technologies for distance determination or, ultimately, the visualization of lens and video data.
During my work I was fortunate to work closely with the users of the technical equipment. With increasing experience, ongoing feedback and confrontation of the wishes of the focus pullers, I have noticed: It still needs to be different.
The basis of all developments is an unbridled curiosity and joy, to deal with new technologies and to inspire and network people for new ideas. Great techniques can only arise in a great team. The basic principles of focusing have been developed together with focus pullers, camera specialists and a wide range of experts. A system has been developed that allows for the first time what was previously impossible. A distance measuring system which permanently provides all distance data and offers the focus puller the opportunity to live out his or her creativity without restriction was born