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Professional Cameraman's Handbook, The, 4th Edition by Verne Carlson, Sylvia E Carlson

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Foreword to the Third Edition

Ultracam, Arri 535, Panavision Platinum, Aaton-XTR, Arri 35-BL III, Arri 16SR, Panaflex, Crystalok, J-5 Zoom Control, XR 35, Steadicam. These outer-space names identify a sampling of the incredible array of exquisitely designed professional cameras and accessories developed by many companies for the filmmaker of the 1990s and even of the next century.

After a hiatus of some 25 years during which no really remarkable innovations took place, giants such as Arnold & Richter, Ed Di Guilio, Frank Leonetti, Robert Gottschalk, Anton Bauer, and Garrett Brown—to mention only a few—embarked on an engineering spree that finally provided modern tools for the Cinematographer. The game has not been the same since. New camera ...

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