A DIT cart can be a heavy and complex piece of equipment, with tons cords and data cables hanging everywhere – but it doesn’t have to be. The cart of DIT Sam Petrov for example follows a sleek design where not a single cord is visible from the front. In a recent interview Sam shares some details on his equipment, and explains what Steve Jobs has to do with the design of his cart.
The “one-take” workflow video from Light Iron / Panavision shows the new integration of LiveGrade Pro and the Panavision DXL2 camera.
DIT carts come in various forms and sizes. What they all have in common is that they are designed to support their owners best in their daily tasks. The cart of DIT Adam Braverman is a compact and powerful cart that fits just about anywhere on set.
The build of a DIT Cart can be influenced by many different factors, going from personal preferences to specific requirements of a production. One important factor that’s easily forgotten is the location that a DIT works in. Someone who knows this best is New Zealand-based DIT Jason Naran. His cart is built to be robust and adaptable at the same time, in order for him to use it on shootings in the famous New Zealand locations.
DIT Carts don’t have to be large in terms of size to be incredibly powerful – as the DIT Cart of Tokyo based Taki Yusuke shows. On his Magliner Mini Cart he has equipment installed for a variety of different tasks on set, from data management to audio mixing. In an interview with us he explains why the size of DIT carts in Japan really matters, how he copes with power outages on set and why a game controller is the one item that completes his cart.
A good DIT cart is the basis for every digital imaging technician’s work. Hawai’i based Michael Romano owns all in all five different carts for various requirements. He uses a mix and match approach to be prepared for every kind of film set. Read more on how he handles his carts and power supply and see what’s his favorite part about his DIT cart in our in-depth interview.
Starting today comes a new series of blog posts featuring DITs and their DIT carts. We take a look at different setups, common components and the little tweaks that make every single DIT cart unique.
To kick off this series Vancouver based digital imaging technician Frank Devine gave us an exclusive look behind the scenes of his DIT cart.
When talking about the hardware integrations of LiveGrade Pro we often get asked about the best LUT box to use: “Which is the best LUT box for the film set?” or “Which LUT box do you recommend to work with your software?”. LiveGrade works with a broad range of LUT boxes which in the end leaves you spoilt for choice.
We have recently been asked in support which storage on set solution we would recommend. This is a tricky question to answer remotely with only little knowledge of the production environment.
It made me think if we can somehow objectify this question and break it down to define general criteria for storage on set. Read my thoughts on this which finally end up with six criteria for storage on set you can use to make your very own choice.