Hope to see you at Cine Gear Expo May 31 - June 3 at The Studios at Paramount Hollywood CA. ZGC and Cooke Optics will be at Booth #67.
Visit ZGC & Cooke Optics at NAB2018
April 9 - 12 Booth #C8635. Use our Guest Pass Code LV2296 to register.
Please join us for the FEBRUARY FREEZE Technology Showcase on February 6-7, 2018 from 3 to 7 PM at 800 Islington Ave, Toronto, ON.
Visit ZGC Inc at SIM Digital's Technology Showcase January 25, 2018 at One Atlantic Avenue, Suite 110, Toronto, ON, M6K 3E7.
See us at TV Globo Presentations November 13-14, 2017.
Meet with Eric J Johnston at VER Miami Open House November 2, 2017, 4:00 - 8:00 PM.
Hope you can join us at Resolution Enterprises ORBITAL EXP, and Philadelphia Soundstages biggest demo of the year! Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM. Philadelphia, PA.
Hope to see you at CineTech Expo Saturday, Sept 9, 2017 - NJ's Premiere Video/Media Production Showcase from 10 AM to 6 PM (EDT) in Madison NJ.
ZGC's Eric J. Johnston and Daniel Carvalho will be at
SET Expo 2017
August 22nd - 24th in Brazil, showing all things Cooke Optics and more!
Join us at VER Camera's New Technology Demo Day on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 2 - 7 PM in Atlanta Georgia.
Meet with Eric Johnston and Juergen Schwinzer at Telemundo Expo Cine Video July 12th - July 14th, 2017 at World Trade Center, Mexico City.
Valkyrien mini-series benefit from the capture and use of Cooke's /i Technology lens metadata during production and post.
How does a movie lens work? Look inside a Cooke Optics S4/i cinema lens.
NAB 2016 - Cooke Optics' Chairman Les Zellan on Cooke's Storied Film History
NAB 2016 - Newsshooter-Lens Experts
NAB 2016 - Les talks with James Mathers about Cooke Optics' latest projects
NAB 2016 - Rich Eliers talks to Megan Donnelly
NAB 2016 - Cooke Shows Off World's Only 300mm True Front Anamorphic Lens
NAB 2016 - Les talks with Larry Jordon from Digital Production Buzz
Cooke Optics appoints Rich Eilers as ZGC Director of Sales - Americas. Rich Eilers based at ZGC, brings the company 25 years’ TV production industry experience from working exclusively with Canon in a variety of senior sales roles. He most recently served as Canon's Director of Sales for its TV Production group, overseeing sales and relationships with the major TV networks in the United States. His vast knowledge spanning across the broadcast industry will benefit both ZGC and Cooke Optics
NEW Cooke Optics TV Channel
Cooke Optics TV contains interviews with some of the worlds renowned cinematographers,
who share their advice and behind the scenes stories from their experiences throughout their
IBC 2015 - Les talks about the latest developments at Cooke Optics
Now Shipping Cooke 21mm miniS4/i Prime lens!
Cooke Optics new 65 mm Macro Anamorphic /i 2x Prime lens. The 65mm Macro has a close-up magnification ratio of 4.1:1. That's an area of 92 x 38 mm in real life. Check out the September 2015 article by Jon Fauer, Film & Digital Times: Cooke 65 mm MACRO Anamorphic /i 2x Prime
NAB 2015 - Les talks about the latest developments at Cooke Optics - NAB 2015
NAB 2015 - Les talks Cooke Lenses
NAB 2015 - Cooke's New Anamorphic Zoom Aims to Add the Personality & Funkiness Back to Your Images
Cinec 2014 -Les Zellan discusses Cooke Optics and its impact on the film and TV industry at Cinec 2014.
IBC 2014 -Les Zellan discusses Cooke Optics /i Square Technology and Cooke Optics Metrology Lens Test equipment at IBC 2014.
IBC 2014 -Les Zellan discusses Cooke's expanding range of popular anamorphic lenses at IBC 2014.
NAB 2014 - Les Zellan on how a big plan for some new anamorphic funkiness came together at last year's NAB.
See Test Footage of the New Cooke Anamorphic/i Lenses on Vimeo
2K Cooke Anamorphic/i TEST FOOTAGE
2K version of London test footage can be downloaded from WeTransfer
2K version of Paris test footage can be downloaded from WeTransfer
/i Technology: software upgrade for all ALEXA cameras
Arri soon to release public software update 9.0 (after IBC) allowing any ALEXA camera to communicate with /i Technology lenses. (Check with Arri for latest updates.)
New Software Upgrade available for Arri Alexa XT Plus now supports Cooke's /i Technology. The new software provides direct lens metadata capture through contacts in the camera's PL mount. You can download the ALEXA XT software Update Packet 81. (ALEXA XT & XR Module Upgrades) and release notes here.
2013 NAB Cooke Optics interviews with Les Zellan
On February 9, 2012, Cooke Optics was awarded an Oscar statuette “for their continuing innovation in the design, development and manufacture of advanced camera lenses that have helped define the look of motion pictures over the last century. Since their first series of motion picture lenses, Cooke Optics has continued to create optical innovations decade after decade. Producing what is commonly referred to as the “Cooke Look,” these lenses have often been the lens of choice for creative cinematographers worldwide.”
Congratulations to Cooke Optics for their /i Technology!
Congratulations to all the 2012 Cinec Award winners.
A Cooke Look Back - Timeline of Cooke Cine Lens History - by Barbara Lowry
"The recent surge of interest in Cooke Series II and III and other classic lenses suggested the time was right for this article. ..."
Timur Civan: "...shot on Cooke. Mix of iPanchros and 18-100 T3 Varotal. Yes .... that's Cookie Monster. :) It was the most fun day of work ever."
Ryan Patrick O'Hara: "Silly little music video shot on Epic and Cooke Panchro/i primes. Must say, I love going into a color session not having to worry about matching lenses. The little CC that we did was easily transferable from one shot to the other because Cooke lenses match so well. No wasted time matching lenses, which makes the whole process take no time at all. Thanks Cooke/ZGC!"
Man and Beast- Shot exclusively with the Canon EOS C500 Camera
2012 CineGear Expo Cooke Optics interview with Les Zellan by Production Hub TV
2012 NAB SHOW Cooke Optics interview with Les Zellan by Production Hub
2012 NAB SHOW Cooke Optics interview with Les Zellan by Studio Daily
Check out this commercial filmed using Cooke Panchro/i lenses with uncoated front elements (minus the flashback scenes).
ZGC is pleased to announce: MTF Services Ltd. awarded the seal of approvial by The Guild of Television Cameramen. The Award is for MTF's Nikon to Sony F3 lens adaptor, which allows the use of any Nikon mounted lens on the F3 camera. With this adapter, users can buy the camera body only and use their existing Nikon glass.
MTF Director Mike Tapa said, “We are honored to receive this prestigious award. MTF is a relatively new company with a small team so we are extremely proud that our work has been recognized by the Guild. The GTC Awards, sponsored by the Vitec Group, and in association with Zerb, were presented on 11 May 2012 in Birmingham as part of the Guild of Television Cameramen's 40th anniversary celebrations.”
ZGC welcomes Juergen Schwinzer to our team!
Robert Richardson, ADC Oscar Winner for Best Cinematography for Hugo. Congratulations on your well-deserved Oscar!
Sensible Digital Cinema: The Cooke 5/i Primes from Inspiration Studios on Vimeo.
Sensible Digital Cinema: The Cooke 5/i Primes from Inspiration Rentals on Vimeo.
Martin Scorsese's new 3D movie, "Hugo" shot using all 3 families of Cooke lenses, 5/i, S4/i, Panchro/i.
First major movie using /i Technology (metadata) and Transvideo CineMonitorHD 3D View /i monitors.
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