Phantom Flex 4K Joins Radiant Images’ Strong Lineup of High-Speed Cameras

LA-based digital cinema innovator one of select rental houses offering highly-anticipated new Phantom Flex 4K to filmmakers

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The powerful full-featured Phantom Flex 4K, now available at Radiant Images, is a high-speed digital cinema camera designed with the cinematographer in mind. Capable of shooting 1000 fps at full 4K resolution, the versatile Phantom Flex 4K also offers uncompressed RAW recording, a user-friendly camera control interface and spectacular high-definition image quality through a wide range of frame rates. Read more.

Radiant Images Adds RED Epic Dragon and RED Epic Dragon Carbon to Camera Rental Inventory

LA-based digital cinema innovator one of select rental houses with groundbreaking 6K RED sensors available

RED Dragon and RED Dragon Carbon now available to filmmakers at Radiant Images
RED’s groundbreaking new 6K Epic Dragon and lightweight Dragon Carbon Fiber cameras are now available for rental at Radiant Images, a leading LA-based rental house and digital cinema innovator. The RED Dragon offers filmmakers dynamic range once thought impossible for a digital sensor, capturing images that are true to life in color and crispness, even in the most challenging lighting conditions. Read more.

Ovide Smart Assist Now Available to Filmmakers from Radiant Images

All-in-one Smart Assist - the most advanced video-assist system in the world - designed with mobility and simplicity in mind


Ovide Smart Assist packs the powerful QTake HD software with all the necessary hardware inside an all-in-one, full HD, 22” touch-screen monitor. No longer is there a need for a tower of separate components, monitors, converters and capture cards. The Ovide Smart Assist is a true game changer in digital cinema,” said Michael Mansouri, VP at Radiant Images. “It’s great to see that video-assist technology has finally caught up with camera technology, thanks to the incredible work by our friends at Ovide."... Read more.

The Future is Here at Radiant Images as New FreeFly MōVI M10 and Novo Stabilized Now Available for Filmmakers

New gyro stabilized camera gimbals are redefining the possibilities for camera movement

The MoVI M10 handheld gyro stablizer gimbal is available to filmmakers at Radiant Images
Two new gyro stabilized camera gimbals redefining the possibilities for camera movement in cinema – the FreeFly MōVI M10 and Novo Stabilized – are now available at Radiant Images. “The MōVI and the Novo Stabilized represent the future of digital cinema,” said Michael Mansouri, VP at Radiant Images. “Cinematographers now have the freedom to almost effortlessly create camera moves and execute shots that in the past would have been either impossible to obtain or too time consuming. It truly is a new frontier.” Read more.

Radiant Images Creates New Lightweight Stabilized Handheld for Novo Digital Cinema Camera

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Solution-based LA rental house also developing its revolutionary gimbal specifically for ARRI Alexa M and RED Epic

The design team at Radiant Images has created a  lightweight stabilized handheld specifically for its Novo digital cinema camera, giving professional filmmakers a powerful and easy-to-use new tool with the tiny action camera.

The high-performance, 3 axis stabilizer, known as a brushless gimbal, offers 360 degrees of continuous rotation using magnetic fields. The high-torque servo drive, designed with reduction of vibration in mind, is capable of the highest precision possible.

“Our gimbal is revolutionary because it’s so small and so precise and made specifically for the camera,” said Michael Mansouri, VP of Radiant Images.

A fully-outfitted Novo gimbal also weighs in at a mere four pounds, complete with the camera, lens, wireless video and batteries. 

Radiant Images Creates Comprehensive Camera Comparison and Evaluation Tool for Cinematographers

Wide-ranging, non-biased tests of all available digital cinema production cameras enable filmmakers to see differences visually

Radiant Images creates comprehensive camera comparison tool for filmmakers
Radiant Images has created a powerful new tool for filmmakers by conducting comprehensive testing of all available digital cinema production cameras. The wide-ranging, non-biased tests covering categories such as dynamic range and color rendition enable cinematographers to evaluate and choose cameras and lenses based on visual comparisons rather than technical specifications. Radiant Images, the first rental house to perform such comprehensive evaluations, has created demo reel of the testing.

Radiant Images Providing All Cameras, Gear and Support to Season 2 of NBC’s Revolution, Now Shooting in Austin

Camera package supplied by LA-based rental house and digital cinema innovator includes its new award-winning, palm-sized Novo action camera

J.J. Abrams' Revolution taps Radiant Images for all cameras and gear for Season 2
The production team from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions has chosen Radiant Images to provide all cameras, gear and support for Season 2 of NBC’s acclaimed post-apocalyptic drama Revolution, which is now shooting in Austin. Radiant is supporting the production with the ARRI Alexa as well as its new palm-sized Novo digital action camera. Revolution is due back on the air in late September.

Radiant Images Launching ‘Radiant Novo Challenge’ Filmmaking Competition at Palm Springs International ShortFest

Five finalists will have opportunity to shoot a short film with Radiant's new palm-sized Novo digital cinema action camera

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Radiant Images will introduce the Radiant Novo Challenge to budding filmmakers this week at the world-renowned ShortFest 2013, set for June 18-24 in Palm Springs. “We created the Radiant Novo Challenge as a way to show our support for up-and-coming filmmakers and help them achieve their vision, just as we already do for the many veteran filmmakers who rely on us for custom gear and expertise,” said Michael Mansouri, co-founder of Radiant Images.

Radiant Images to Unveil Novo 2K – a Novo that Shoots Uncompressed RAW – at Cine Gear Expo this Weekend

Digital cinema innovator also showcasing original palm-sized Novo action camera, a new iPhone/iPad app, the new Alexa XT, custom rigs and other forward-thinking gear in Booth S309

Radiant Images showcasing new ARRI Alexa XT, Novo 2K, Novo and camera comparison app at Cine Gear Expo 2013
As is tradition, the Radiant Images' booth at the Cine Gear Expo will be filled with innovation and a few surprises this year. The theme for 2013? Simplicity and ease of use. Please stop by Booth #S309 this weekend for a closer look.

Radiant Images to Showcase Customized Mini Technocrane and Super Techno at J.L. Fisher Event on Saturday

Digital cinema innovator will also share expertise and feature other custom gear, including cameras, lenses, rigs and accessories, at May 18 event in Burbank

In addition to displaying a wide array of the latest digital cinema gear and accessories, Radiant Images will showcase customized cranes - the Mini Technocrane and the Super Techno - at the annual J.L. Fisher event on Saturday. Stop by to say hello and get a closer look at our creations.

Novo, the New Digital Cinema Camera from Radiant Images, Making Debut at NAB Show in Las Vegas

Attendees can get hands-on demonstration of palm-sized Novo and try new accessories at P+S Technik Booth C8240

Rent the new Novo digital cinema camera at Radiant Images
Radiant Images will showcase its new Novo digital cinema camera at NAB Show in Las Vegas starting Monday, April 8 through Thursday April 11. Attendees can try out the Novo and learn more about its capabilities at the P+S Technik Booth C8240. The Novo provides cinematographers with the power and versatility of the GoPro3: Black Edition but without the cinematic limitations. Stop by Booth C8240 for a closer look!

Radiant Images Provides Versatile 3D Rig with Twin F65 Cameras for 3D IMAX Documentary on Panama Canal

Michael Mansouri and Nick Lantz of Radiant Images to discuss custom 3D rig and Panama project at Giant Screen Cinema Association expo March 21 in Galveston, Texas

Custom rig with twin Sony F65 and CC3D Gen-2, created by Radiant Images for IMAX 3D documentary
A custom 3D rig created by Radiant Images with twin Sony F65s and a modified CC3D Gen-2 rig played a starring role in an IMAX 3D documentary about the Panama Canel that was shot recently in Central America. Cinematographer Reed Smoot, ASC, was able to utilize the rig in a variety of ways, from mounting on platforms in trees and on zip lines to using with Steadicam, cranes and remote control stabilized heads. Despite using two full-sized production cameras, techs at Radiant Images were able to create a 3D rig that was balanced and light enough to be efficient and versatile in helping Smoot achieve his vision.

Radiant Images Helps Cinematographer Peter Levy Achieve Attractive Look of Showtime's House of Lies

LA-based rental house and digital cinema innovator provides cameras, lenses, on-set color management system and support for Season 2 of House of Lies

Radiant Images provides cameras, equipment and support to Season 2 of House of Lies

Radiant Images is supporting Season 2 of House of Lies by providing gear and support to help Cinematographer Peter Levy, ASC, achieve the fresh, polished look of the Showtime TV comedy. Techs and rental agents worked closely with Levy in pre-production to identify the equipment best suited to give him the flexibility and performance he needed.

Introducing the Revolutionary Novo, a New Digital Cinema Camera Created by View Factor Studios with Radiant Images

Tiny Novo, which adds cinematic touches to power and versatility of GoPro3 Hero, available to rent only at Radiant Images

Rent the new Novo digital cinema camera at Radiant Images
The new Novo digital cinema camera, created by View Factor Studios in collaboration with Radiant Images, provides filmmakers with the power and versatility of the GoPro3: Black Edition but without the cinematic limitations. Key features include C-mount lens system with back focus adjustment plus exposure capabilities, while maintaining all key GoPro functionality. Stop in to Radiant Images for a closer look!

Customized GoPro Hero 3: Black Edition Available Exclusively at Radiant Images

Most advanced GoPro yet is a tiny camera with huge possibilities

Rent the GoPro Hero 3: Black Edition at Radiant Images
The Hero3: Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro ever – 30 percent smaller, 25 percent lighter, Wi-Fi enabled and two times as powerful as previous models. And at Radiant Images, technicians have ramped up the camera's viability for cinematic uses.

ARRI ALEXA Plus 4:3 Now Available

Radiant Images Adds ALEXA Plus 4:3 to Stable of Leading-Edge Digital Cinema Cameras


ALEXA Plus 4:3Radiant Images has added the newest addition to the ARRI ALEXA line up! This new ALEXA model has similar functionality to the ALEXA Plus but features a 4:3 Super 35 sensor, the ability to switch from 16:9 sensor mode to 4:3 sensor mode, and built-in licenses for high speed shooting, DNxHD recording and anamorphic de-squeeze.

Radiant Images Plays a Role in Creating Distinctive Look of Magic City on Starz

Addition of acclaimed TV drama marks continued growth for LA-based rental house and digital cinema innovator

Radiant Images provides Super Baltars for cinematic look of Magic City
Radiant Images is supporting the highly-anticipated second season of Magic City and Cinematographer Gabriel Beristain by providing the vintage Super Baltar lenses that help him give the Starz TV drama its distinctive cinematic look. Shooting is ongoing in Miami with the show scheduled to be back on the air in 2013.

Radiant Images Breaks New Ground with End of Watch

LA-based rental house and digital cinema innovator creates new camera, finds creative solutions for filmmakers

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When End of Watch opens in theaters on Friday, audiences are going to see for themselves what the critics have been raving about: a raw, pulse-pounding, heartfelt drama providing a glimpse into the lives of two cops on the beat in South Central LA.

Bring Cinema Quality to Tight Spaces

Versatile New ARRI Alexa M – Now Available at Radiant Images – Brings Cinema Quality to Tight Spaces

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Radiant Images’ reputation as the rental house of choice for filmmakers shooting in tight spaces or on the fly has grown exponentially with the arrival of the versatile ARRI Alexa M camera.

3D IMAX Filming in Jerusalem

First use of a Sony F65 in a 3D IMAX feature

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The folks from Band Pro Film & Digital were at Radiant Images last week prepping twin Sony F65s on a CC3D rig with Ultra Prime lenses for an IMAX film shooting in Jerusalem...IMAX needs a large sensor, so the F65’s 8K sensor outputting a 4K image is perfect.

SI-2K Nano is (Cinema) Man’s Best Friend

Radiant Images Builds SI-2K Nano Rig for Dog POV in Upcoming Sprint Commercial


dogsSo where do you turn if you’re a skilled cinematographer and you’re shooting a Sprint commercial and you need a series of POV shots from a dog’s perspective? If you’re Dave Perkal (Vampire Diaries, Scrubs, Chuck), you turn to Radiant Images and its exclusive pocket-sized, cinema-quality POV camera – the SI-2K Nano.

Gemini 4:4:4 ARRIRAW Recorder Available

Lightweight and Affordable Gemini 4:4:4 ARRIRAW Recorder Available at Radiant Images

geminiBlogThe new Gemini 4:4:4 ARRIRAW recorder is considered the industry’s smallest, lightest weight and highest quality uncompressed video recorder. But the best part? The Gemini system allows filmmakers to create the ultimate in HD and now ARRIRAW at a fraction and size of other ARRIRAW recorders.

Syrous Nabatian Named General Manager

Syrous Nabatian, Experienced Rental Manager and Camera Technology Expert, Named General Manager at Radiant Images

Latest addition bolsters Radiant Images’ reputation for creative solutions and the latest innovations in digital cinema

LOS ANGELES (May 31, 2012) – Syrous D. Nabatian, an experienced rental manager and digital camera technology expert, has been named General Manager at Radiant Images, the company announced Thursday.

SI-2K Nano at Cine Gear Expo

Radiant Images to Feature Its Exclusive Pocket-sized Cinema-quality POV Camera "the SI-2K Nano" at Cine Gear Expo on June 1-2

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Radiant Images has built a reputation among DPs and camera operators as a go-to shop for the latest innovations and problem solving. Co-founder Michael Mansouri and his team are known to stretch the boundaries of digital cinema with creative solutions - specializing in designing and building custom 2D and 3D rigs as well as modifying cameras and gear.

GoPro Customized at Radiant Images

GoPro Customized at Radiant Images with Interchangeable Lens Mount, Heavy-Duty Casing

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On a scale of 1-10 for added versatility, Radiant Images' customized GoPro HD Hero basically scores an 11. The creative engineers at Radiant Images are off the charts again - this time with a custom lens mount and heavy-duty aluminum case for the GoPro that elevates the popular POV camera to new cinematic heights.

STEREOTEC Post-NAB Workshop

Latest 3D Filmmaking Technology and Equipment by STEREOTEC Focus of Two Post-NAB Workshops at Radiant Images April 21st and 23rd

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The latest 3D filmmaking technology and equipment will be the focus of a free post-NAB workshop presented by leading 3D equipment manufacturer STEREOTEC on two dates – April 21 and April 23 – at Radiant Images in Los Angeles.

Free PRE-NAB Technology Workshop

Radiant Images Hosting Free Pre-NAB 3D Technology Workshop on Friday, April 13


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The latest 3D technology will be on display at Radiant Images in Los Angeles on Friday (April 13) at a information-packed, pre-NAB workshop presented by Camadeus Film Technologies. The free event – open to the public – gets underway at 10 a.m. and is expected to end at noon. Radiant Images is located at 4125 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Radiant Images Builds 360-degree for Red Hot Chili Peppers

Radiant Images Builds 360-degree, Quad Camera Rig with RED Epics for New Interactive Music Video with Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Just about everything connected with the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new interactive music video for “Look Around” is cool – including the 360-degree quad camera rig designed by Radiant Images for the production.

The rig allowed skilled DP Alejandro Lalinde to shoot band members in adjoining rooms and create the head spinning 360-degree motion affect. The video is directed by well-known Director Robert Hales.

New Pocket-sized POV Camera

Radiant Images to Showcase New Pocket-sized Cinema-Quality POV Camera and Other Innovative 3D Solutions at 3D Entertainment Summit in Hollywood on Sept. 20-22

Radiant Images, a leading L.A.-based rental house and digital cinema innovator, will showcase a new pocket-sized cinema-quality POV camera and other 3D solutions at the 3D Entertainment Summit in Hollywood on Sept. 20-22.
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3D Cameras for Action-Adventure Film – Journey 2

Radiant Images Provides 3D Cameras and Gear for Aerial FX and Back Plate Shots in New 3D Action-Adventure Film – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island


journey2PosterRadiant Images, a leading L.A.-based rental house and digital cinema innovator, played an important role in the new 3D action-adventure film, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, which opened in theaters across the U.S. over the weekend.
Radiant provided SI-2K Mini sensors and Cinedecks for a series of aerial visual effects shots. The sensors were mounted side-by-side along with the Cinedeck on RC helicopters. (Go here for more images.)

Radiant Teams with STEREOTEC

Radiant Images Teams with German Firm STEREOTEC to Make Fully Motorized, Universal 3D Rig Available for Rental to L.A. Production Community for First Time

Radiant Images, a leading L.A.-based rental house and digital cinema innovator, has teamed up with German firm Steroscopic Technologies GmbH (STEROTEC) to make the state-of-the-art motorized STEROTEC 3D Mid Size Rig available for rental to the L.A. production community for the first time, the company announced Wednesday.
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Radiant Images Featured in Electric Playground Video

Digital Cameras, Custom Rigs at Radiant Images Featured in Electric Playground Video


Miri Jedeikin at Electric Playground just posted this video about Radiant Images, featuring Nick Lantz discussing digital cinema and our growing reputation for solution-oriented custom 3D and 2D rigs, POV and camera modifications.

Radiant Images Joins Industry Leaders at Cine Gear Expo on June 3

Michael Mansouri of Radiant Images Joins Industry Leaders on Panel in 3D Symposium at Cine Gear Expo on June 3

Michael Mansouri of Radiant Images, a leading L.A.-based rental house and digital cinema innovator, will discuss 3D production on a panel with other industry leaders at a 3D Symposium at the Cine Gear Expo on Friday, June 3.
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Test Shoot for James Franco’s 3D Biopic about Joe Namath

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Radiant Images built 3D rigs for a 3D biopic about former NFL great Joe Namath, which will be directed by James Franco and shot in 2012. Here are some still images from a test shoot at Hollywood High School with a local semi-pro team. We tested three rigs – a Stereotec with RED Epic Ms, and the P+S Technik Freestyle with SI-2Ks on a Steadicam (with a Segway) and with a jib arm. Simple, versatile and reduced production time – what more would you want?

ARRI Ultra 16 Lenses

HD Camera Rentals Adds ARRI Ultra 16 Lenses to Growing L.A. Inventory Serving Filmmaking Industry

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HD Camera Rentals, a leading L.A.-based rental house, has added ARRI's Ultra 16 lenses to its growing inventory of sought-after, cutting edge cameras and accessories for the film-making industry.
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HD Camera Rentals Changes Name

HD Camera Rentals is Now Radiant Images – Same Company, Better Name

HD Camera Rentals, a leading L.A.-based rental house and digital cinema innovator, has changed its name to Radiant Images, the company announced Wednesday.
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Leading-Edge Digital Cinema Cameras at J.L. Fisher Event

HD Camera Rentals to Share Leading-Edge Digital Cinema Cameras, Gear and Technology at J.L. Fisher Event on Saturday, May 14

Technicians from HD Camera Rentals/Radiant Images, a leading L.A.-based rental house and digital cinema innovator, will share expertise, custom gear and the latest in camera and 3D at the annual J.L. Fisher event on Saturday, May 15, in Burbank, CA.
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HD Camera Rentals Expands

HD Camera Rentals Expands L.A. Facility and Services to Meet Growing Demand for Digital Cinema and 3D Technology

HD Camera Rentals, a leading L.A.-based rental house, has expanded its West Jefferson Boulevard facility and enhanced services to meet a growing demand for digital cinema, 3D technology and custom-built rigs, the company announced Thursday.
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Radiant Plays Key Role in Film 127 Hours

DIT Michael Mansouri of HD Camera Rentals Plays Key Role in Filming of Danny Boyle’s Upcoming 127 Hours

While preparing to shoot 127 Hours, acclaimed director Danny Boyle and cinematographers Anthony Dod mantle and Enqique Chediak discovered what a growing number of digital filmmakers already know: If you want to get the impossible show, get Michael Mansouri.
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Custom Equipment for Danny Boyle's Film 127 Hours

HD Camera Rentals Provides Cameras and Custom Equipment for Danny Boyle's Upcoming Film, 127 Hours

Academy Award-winning cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle used custom equipment, accessories, leading-edge camera and expertise provided by HD Camera Rentals for the filming of the upcoming movie, 127 Hours.
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