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Cooke Optics to Show Metrology Lens-Test Projector at IBC

Next Generation of /i Technology Metadata Capture System to Be Discussed

Lens manufacturer Cooke Optics said it plans to show a production model of its new Metrology lens-testing projector for the first time at IBC, as well as to discuss the next-generation of its /i Technology metadata capturing system.

The Cooke Metrology Lens Test Projector, introduced at NAB, is designed specifically to allow flaws and artifacts to be detected in modern lenses that are faster than T2. It features a 200-watt ceramic tungsten lamp, a dimmable electronic ballast, a connector for a USB light, a four-pin 12v XLR connector, an interchangeable mount system supporting PL, EF, and Nikon lenses, support for 19mm mounting rods, and custom test charts. The turnkey system includes the projector (manufactured by Munich's Pure4C), a PL mount, a lens test chart, and an analog measuring gauge. 

Meanwhile, Cooke's new metadata capture system for film and digital cameras is said to expand the capabilities of /i Technology in cooperation with Codex Digital and The Pixel Farm. Expect to hear more about that as IBC gets under way next month.

Also on display will be Cooke's T2.8 miniS4/i lenses, now in 40mm and 65mm T2.8 versions. The line is being used on projects that include Lifetime series The Client List and Devious Maids. "The Cooke minS4/i lenses share the same beautiful 'Cooke look' of the larger S4s," said The Client List cinematographer James Chressanthis, ASC, in a prepared statement. "They're great with today's fast digital cameras and, since they are extremely lightweight and compact, they're ideal for handheld work and tight spots."

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