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Three roommates must survive when the floor is lava!
‘The Floor is Lava’ is a viral sensation which was filmed with the help of ZEISS CP.3 XD lenses. These new cinema prime lenses have metadata capabilities that allow filmmakers to achieve a higher quality image for VFX and other applications.
A Behind-The-Scenes explanation of how CP.3 XD lenses along with a lens metadata workflow was used in the making of this video.
Visual effects specialist, producer and director Scott E. Anderson had a chance to test the ZEISS Compact Primes CP.3 XD lenses for the first time. This reel will walk you through the different steps in creating a visual effects piece on a budget using ZEISS eXtended Data. The ZEISS eXtended Data is a unique technology which is based on the /i Technology and provides information about the lens’ distortion and shading characteristics in real time. With the ZEISS CP.3 XD lenses, even small productions on a limited budget gain access to the advanced techniques common in state-of-the-art, big budget films, commercials and television shows.
Digital technologies have transformed traditional filmmaking and refashioned the market. New and innovative technologies in both production and post-production have paved the way for a more versatile, cost effective and advanced workflow. The ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 family is the latest contribution from ZEISS to support creative and progressive filmmaking with an affordable, future-proof and premium quality lens set. Visual effects specialist, producer and director Scott E. Anderson had a chance to test the ZEISS Compact Prine CP.3 XD lenses for the first time.
New ZEISS CP.3 showreel exploring the beauty of Wales, United Kingdom. Shot with:
The movie “Chemist – Artist – Architect” narrates a passion. Christoph Filsers‘ inner voice describes something intimate. “Chemist” stands for the procedure coloring the hair, “Artist” refers to the imagination of styling a coiffure matching the personality and “Architect” describes the symmetry during the hair cutting which must fit precisely. If the three merge into one, trust can last a life-time.
The ZEISS CP.3 lenses offer the perfect combination of high image quality and reliable usability. They exhibit the clean, crisp characteristics ZEISS is known for, together with an interchangeable mount system and full-frame coverage. The ZEISS CP.3 XD version features innovative and ground-breaking lens data technology to speed-up and simplify the workflow on set and in post-production. The ZEISS eXtended Data is a unique technology which is based on the Technology and provides information about the lens’ distortion and shading characteristics in real time. With the ZEISS CP.3 XD lenses, even small productions on a limited budget gain access to the advanced techniques common in state-of-the-art, big budget films, commercials and television shows.
Ranging from 15 mm to 135 mm, the ten focal lengths available in the ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 or CP.3 XD series cover all applications from wide-angle to telephoto. The ZEISS CP.3 lenses feature advanced lens coatings, painted lens rims and special light traps within the barrel to eliminate unwelcome veiling glare and flares. The result is higher contrast, richer blacks and more saturated colors.
The compact and light-weight design enables you to use different stabilizing systems and to have a compact camera setup that is ideal for shooting in narrow spaces and for capturing dynamic shots.
The ZEISS CP.3 lenses are a professional toolset that simplifies your work on set. They are easy to handle, allow for fast changeover of equipment and give you great creative freedom to make your ideas come to life.
T2.9 to T22
Close Focus Distance
12 / 30 cm
Front Lens Diameter
3.3 / 83.7 mm
1.9 lb / 0.86 kg
Zeiss CP.3 18mm T2.9 Compact Prime Lens (Canon EF Mount, Feet)
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