Gavin Struthers ASC Chooses Leader LV5333 3G/HD/SD-SDI Waveform and Picture Monitors
Gavin Struthers ASC, one of Britain’s leading cinematographers, has invested in two Leader LV5333 multi SDI waveform and picture monitors. The purchases were made from Thameside TV, based at Shepperton near London’s Heathrow airport. Originally chosen for use on the US television drama series Black Sails, the instruments now form a permanent part of his production system working alongside Arri Alexa, Sony F-55 and Red cameras.
He mentioned the following about Leader LV5333.
“I first experienced the Leader LV5333 when working with DIT Steve Evans on Halo: Nightfall.
“The monitor was a huge help with the extensive day-for-night sequences in Iceland. It packs a lot of features into a very compact portable instrument. The LV5333 is very fast and easy to use which is vitally important whether you are shooting on location or in a studio. The integral CINELITE and CINEZONE modes are particularly useful. They assist me with very accurate control of relative exposure and overall luminance levels whilst ensuring that the resultant content conforms fully to broadcast standard signal parameters.
“In addition, the LV5333 can be used to perform all the classic real-time waveform and vectorscope test and measurements. It incorporates a high quality 6.5 inch display screen which works extremely well even in the brightest outdoor conditions. CINELITE and CINEZONE can each be viewed full screen or as one of four simultaneous test images.I frequently work with multiple cameras to give the director a choice of shooting angles. Using two LV5333 units gives me complete freedom of camera position.”
- Gavin Struthers
- After graduating from the National Film & Television School in Beaconsfield, Gavin Struthers became a documentary cameraman for the BBC before deciding to make a permanent move into drama and commercial cinematography, shooting on film and in high definition video. He was the DOP on the BBC’s first ever 3D HD broadcast, shot on Panavision’s Genesis camera system.
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