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Cine Gear Expo LA held at Warner Bros Studios in Burbank showcased lights, cameras and plenty of Hollywood action in the world of cinema technology, drawing industry leaders and thousands of creative enthusiasts for an exciting weekend.

By Margie Anne Clark

Burbank, Calif. – It was lights cameras and plenty of Hollywood action at the Cine Gear Expo LA, held at the famed Warner Bros Studios in Burbank as industry leaders and visitors alike gathered over the weekend at the historic film studio with demonstrations that staggered the imagination of possibilities in the realm of film-making and storytelling for television and the big screen.

The Cine Gear LA Expo is the biggest EXPO and featured exhibits, new product and service introductions, complimentary seminars led by industry leaders, master classes, film competition, and awards ceremony. The LA Expo was held June 7 through June 9.

A fitting backdrop for the Cine Gear industry trade-show, visitors enjoyed outdoor booths on Warner Bros Midwest and French Streets, former home to The Music ManBonnie and Clyde, and Gilmore Girls. Simultaneously the Friends and Young Sheldon stages will house indoor booths filled with the latest tech from popular equipment vendors.

Warner’s full-service facility also offers state-of-the-art venues like the Steven J. Ross Theatre to accommodate Cine Gear’s hallmark Film Competition and Screening Series, and Presentations.

This year’s Cine Gear Expo LA at Warner Bros Studios included technology previews, film screenings, educational panels, guild and association presentations, filmmaker talks— to the best mingling in the biz, all under the California skies, as June’s morning overcast made way for LA’s signature sunshine.

Motion Picture Connectivity Co. Bit Part Showcases bitbox Remote Camera Control Radio at Cine Gear Expo LA; Helps Film Techs Remotely Manage Shots, Interference-free.

LOS ANGELES, CA, June 6, 2024 – Helping movie industry technicians deliver better quality footage more efficiently, motion picture connectivity co. Bit Part is showcasing its new remote camera control radio, bitbox, at the Cine Gear Expo in LA (booth #845 @Midwest and French Streets). Bitbox offers interference-free camera control from ultra-long ranges to help cinematographers, DITs, and ACs save valuable time, money and labor throughout the entire production process. 

Whether it’s filming in challenging lighting conditions or shooting from atop a large crane, bitbox’s 915 MHz system can remotely control filters, camera settings, live color grading and more in virtually any environment. Bitbox features patent-pending technology to help camera technicians remotely manage their shots from thousands of feet away with a simple push-button interface and sub-five second boot-up time. Bitbox does all of this without the challenges of spectrum interference, the need for mesh systems, or the need for expensive and complicated DIY solutions. The device is the only solution of its kind that’s custom-designed for the cinema industry and is supported by more than a year of field testing.

“In an industry where precision and speed is everything, remote camera control has historically been a formidable challenge for film tech. professionals,” said Damon Meledones, co-founder of Bit Part. “From spectrum overload to the limitations of closed systems, the hurdles are endless. With its unparalleled ability to penetrate objects, ensure long-range connectivity, and deliver instant boot times, bitbox is an industry game-changer. It empowers film technicians to concentrate on their true passion: the art of filmmaking.”

Bitbox works by leveraging existing networks and operates seamlessly by mimicking the functionality of plugging into a switch for both connected devices, providing a uniform experience at each end of the connection with zero wireless configuration. Film technicians then simply set their camera’s IP to match their existing network setup. Bitbox can be deployed across a wide range of cameras and accessories from brands including Sony, Arri, RED and Vision Research (makers of Phantom). Bitbox units can be reserved now and will be available in the second half of 2024.

“I recently demoed BitBox in single and multiple camera situations and was beyond impressed with the connectivity,” said Mike Nichols, a DIT and bitbox beta tester. “We had a rig flying on a CableCam in an 18K seat arena working flawlessly. Equally impressive was the multicam set up in a smaller, more densely packed venue in terms of radio noise, and it was still reliably solid. I couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming release.”

About Bit Part, LLC

Founded in March 2023 and based in New York, Bit Part is a film production connectivity company serving productions of all sizes and the technicians who work on them. Bit Part is dedicated to helping film technicians produce better quality filmmaking through innovative, user-focused technology. The company’s first product, bitbox, was designed from scratch by cinema professionals with their own carts, builds and workflows in mind. Bit Part is fully committed to following sustainable manufacturing and fair labor practices in all aspects of its production, manufacturing and day-to-day operations.