SoundClap - Aaton Digital Newsletter December 2014

SoundClap
Aaton-Digital NewsLetter
December 2014

In this issue

Aaton-Digital Events in the world
IBC - Cinec - Broadcast India 2014
Camerimage 2014
AFFECT’s dinner in Bydgoszcz
InterBee 2014 with NAC
InterAction in Roma - Dec 2014

Cantar-X3
Inside the X3
Production starting
Special offer ends soon

Product News
Cantar-X2 enhancement kits

IBC - CINEC and Broadcast India 2014 have been great exhibitions for Aaton-Digital. First of all the Cantar-X3 has been voted “Best of the Show” for Audio products at IBC, then we received the prestigious CinecAward in Munich by the Society of CineTechnik Bayern e.V. (CTB, formerly Bavarian Society for the Advancement of Film Technology), awarding us for our innovative and trendsetting products and developments in the Motion Picture Technology. Broadcast India was a great event on a common booth shared by AFFECT’s members - the Cantar-X3 is awaited by the Indian market as a break between the past and future of high end sound catching.

 

The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE is maybe the greatest and most recognized festival dedicated to the art of cinematography and its creators - cinematographers. The goal of CAMERIMAGE is to contribute to the growth of cinematographers’ prestige. The unconventional format of the Festival,which awards films according to their visual, aesthetic and technical values, has turned out to be an alternative to a lot of traditional film festivals. The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE is maybe the greatest and most recognized festival dedicated to the art of cinematography and its creators - cinematographers. The goal of CAMERIMAGE is to contribute to the growth of cinematographers’ prestige. The unconventional format of the Festival,which awards films according to their visual, aesthetic and technical values, has turned out to be an alternative to a lot of traditional film festivals. The Festival is a great forum not only for presentation but also for further development of international moviemaking. CAMERIMAGE helps young filmmakers to integrate the community of those already recognized, allowing them to explore new artistic fields.
For the last two years, Aaton-Digital is a supporter of Camerimage. The Cantar-X3 received a warm welcome from visitors and exhibitors , Aaton-Digital suggested the event organizers to create of a new award category for “Best Sound Track”. The sounds system of the Opera Nova being not at the top, why not at the MultiKino...

AFFECT’s party in Bydgoszcz
Every year, a dinner is given at the Pod Orlem Hotel for students invited by Transvideo and K5600-Lighting to discover Camerimage. This year, it was under the umbrella of the AFFECT, the Association of French Manufacturers of Cinematic Equipment - Including Aaton-Digital, Angenieux, K5600-Lighting and Transvideo - that 20 students coming from two French schools, La Femis and Louis Lumière, the Polish Lodz Film School and from Germany with HFF and HdM could participate at a cheerful event with a lot of special guests, such as Denny Clairmont and Mardrie Mullen from Clairmont Cameras,

Nigel Walters IMAGO, Denis Lenoir AFC ASC and several AFC members including Rémy Chevrin, Jean- Noel Ferragut, Philippe Ros and Jean-Louis Vialard.

 

Interaction: A new concept of social event allowing different members of the film community, DPs, Gaffers, Assistants,
Sound Mixers, to test, compare equiment and share their personnal experience in a friendly environment.
Organized by Aaton-Digital, K5600-Lighting and Transvideo, the latest InterAction was held in Roma, Italy,
at the “Centro Sperimentale Scuola Nazionale di Cinema”. A great success with more than 150 visitors from the Italian Film Industry. Many thanks to the AIC, AITS and EMIC for their help to organize the event. Also to Panalight, Lambda and Cartoni Italy for their kind support. The Cantar-X3 has been one of the main attraction of the event with hi-level sound engineers and students from the school comparing its performance with those of the X2, well known on Italian stages.

Cantar
X3

Inside the X3

The new AATON Cantar-X3 is a 24 Tracks Portable Digital Audio recorder with an embedded 10 Channel Mixer. Its new intuitive interface is enhanced by a ultra bright large swiveling display panel.

56 Analog and Digital Inputs:
- 8 low noise mic preamps with very high quality transformer.
- 4 analog line inputs
- AES digital inputs include 2 AES42 pairs (mode 2), 8 AES/EBU
- 32 Audinate™ Dante audio inputs (optional)

52 Outputs
- 8 Analog line level outputs
- 12 AES Digital outputs
- 32 Audinate™ Dante audio outputs

4 Recording Media
- Simultaneous multi format recording to the internal SSD drive
(256Gb and up), two SD cards and one USB external drive
- Records and plays to and from all available media

Controls
- Two large rotary control selectors for easy operations
- Eight rotary potentiometers positioned so the operator’s hands
rest on them in a perfectly natural position
- On board ten channel assignable magnetic linear faders
- Direct access to monitoring and set-up functions

Power:
- Two Lithium smart batteries with seamless switchover during
recording
- One XLR4 for DC power input when used on cart

 

Production is starting

We launched the first production batch of 250 Cantar-X3.
Deliveries will start end of January, first order will be first delivery. Still a lot to do until this date,
we are finalizing the automatic test benches, stress
tests and quality measuring. Our suppliers are working hard for us and most of them will stay open during season holidays to help us  build the first great success of Aaton-Digital history and to continue Aaton’s legend.

 

Checking the main electronic board of the X3

 

Cantar-X3 Special Introduction Offer ends soon

We are very close to the first 100 pre-orders. A few units are still available with the special free offer. it is time to book your Cantar X3 ! www.aaton.com/store/cantar-x3

Our standard package includes:
1 Cantar-X3
2 Batteries
1 Dual battery charger
1 Pelicase with custom foam

The special offer adds to the standard package:
2 extra batteries
1 Class 10 8Gb SD card
The Audinate™ Dante board (32 x 32)
Offer total value is 1400 euros

Product
News

Cantar X2 - New parts & Enhancements

Yes, the Cantar-X3 is the future but it is not a reason to forget the hundreds of X1 and X2 that are still on locations, delivering day after day audio files of the highest quality in the world. This is why we keep offering new parts and upgrade kits for the existing recorders. We also provide top of the line service on the X1/X2 and, unlike other companies increasing the price of maintenance or part, our goal is to reduce the maintenance cost but not the quality !

Internal SSD with SATA board
FIreWire SATA Board + SSD120 Gb
PN: 5963393 price : 580 euros

 

SSD unit only (for X1/X2 with Sata board installed)
PN : 7050095 - price : 180 euros

Mixer plate V2
A new mixer plate with an ultra-hard coating similar to
the one found on the X3.
PN : 2024001S - price : 195 euros

Main selector V3
We have designed a new magnetic main selector for the X2.
Stylish and comfortable to use day after day.
PN : 2022120 - price : 390 euros