The Xterà not only introduces some major improvements, it also allows you to use all your existing camera accessories, including magazines and viewfinder. In addition, all existing XTRprods can be easily upgraded to the Xterà level.
Low power consumption, color video-tap consumes a third of the power that others use. At 200mA, it can run for over a day on the twin batteries.
Dual batteries power the camera and accessories. The lower battery feeds camera motor and video-tap while the upper battery feeds accessories. They can be paralleled with no power interruption during replacement. Single-battery operation is also an option.
Carbon fiber rod mounted on the central chassis eliminates lens motor torque backlash.
Generous junction box (adding two BNC video outputs, two LEMO6’s, a LEMO12 and a LEMO2) dispatches power from the twin batteries to camera, video assist and accessories. Stop/test/start switch on assistant side.
HD-like progressive-scan video assist provides full target resolution during film takes – a first in video-taps. Aatoncode VITC insertion to auto-sync rushes with digital recorder files.
Half-moon mechanical counter remains visible at a distance, from behind operator's head. In addition, large numbers are clearly visible on assistant display.
New, large, bright and clear assistant-side display (in addition to the operator side display) gives live output of the battery life, footage remaining, frame rate, timecode and ISO, as well as VHR gain and white balance.
Easy to load magazines that feature gentle-for-film magazine lacing with a totally open loop-making area that’s easier to check and keep clean
800' magazines available for 22 minutes of uninterrupted filming
Aatoncode in-camera timecode
Highly efficient Xterà motor powers twenty-four 400' magazines (eleven 800' magazines) on a single 12V 3.8Ah NiMH battery, or approximately four hours of shooting on one battery.
Camera body’s comfortable and ergonomic design fits over the operator’s shoulder
Coplanar film pull-down provides superior image crispness. The mechanism is so quiet (20 dB) it doesn't need elastic filters between the gate and the lens, and so steady it extracts every last bit of the Super16 frame.
High precision internal photometer for run-and-gun situations and peace-of-mind permanent exposure control
Bright, clear viewfinder system, with interchangeable viewing screens and Aatonite illuminated framelines
Rock solid link between lens and film makes for ultra crisp images: no noise hiding, blur-producing rubber mounted film gate.
Built-in 15mm front rod sockets for handgrip and lightweight mattebox (the lateral top rod accommodates the lens motors). Lens-to-base distance is the standard 105mm, so no tripod intermediary is needed.
- Camera Body - 2x 400' Magazines (or 1x 800' Magazine) - 2x 12V On-board Batteries - 1x Handgrip with Rods - 1x Battery Charger - VHR Color Video Assist
Available Viewing Screens
S16 - 1.78 / TV Safe S16 - 1.85 full/ 1.66 full S16 - 1.66 full gate R16 - TV Safe, TV Trans
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