We weren’t able to attend CineGear 2011 (darn family vacation haha), but our friend Tony Reale from NextWaveDV was able to interview Shane Hurlbut and is letting us borrow the discussion. Tony talks with Shane about their newly announced rentals (see also “Shane Hurlbut, ASC is proud to announce the debut of Hurlbut Visuals DSLR Cinema Rentals“) as well as other cameras besides the HDSLRs and post processing.
I was interested in what Shane said about using Cinnafilm's Dark Energy (starting at 6:30 with the question) so I looked it up.
Starting with the building blocks created by the powerful Pixel Strings™ video processing engine, Dark Energy® rebuilds every frame to the exact specification directed by the user. Whether the desire is to de-noise, standards convert, frame rate convert, simulate film, or retime video, Dark Energy provides an unequaled level of precision and speed in software designed for conversion/optimization. Created with video engineers and cinematographers in mind, Dark Energy is equal parts scientific and creative; having the ability to visualize needs/vision immediately without rendering.
You can find more about them here
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)