BCPVA Meeting June 23rd 2020 – Chronos High Speed Cameras

Hello Members & Guests;

I’m kind of loving some of the unique topics & guests our online meetings are opening up for us. This month promises us a fascinating session with Thomas Lemaire of Kron Technologies, a company that is democratizing an amazing creative tool – Ultra High Framerate Cameras.

At the foundation of film making and the essential thing that makes it a separate art from photography is time. What a luxury it is that we get to play in this sandbox of human perception, and what a fabulous tool filmmaking is for examining the moments that skip by us in reality.

At the edges of this we have all experienced some time or another the wonder of time being exploded in some piece of media be it narrative, documentary or commercial. And in the back of our minds we also remind ourselves of the extreme cost of ultra high frame rate cameras.

This month we get to talk with Thomas Lemaire –  Sales & Marketing Manager for Kron Technologies Inc. a Canadian company located in Burnaby,  known for being the maker of the industry disrupting Chronos 1.4 and 2.1-HD high speed cameras.

The company’s intuitive interface, and the autonomous and compact design of its products make the Chronos camera line an excellent choice for research, manufacturing, sports and all types of videography/media creation. Krontech’s mission statement mission is to provide the most cost effective high speed imaging solutions to every corner of the world. We like that, and after all – who doesn’t want a time machine?

More info at http://www.krontech.ca/

Meeting Details

People can start joining the meeting at 6:45 pm, and the meeting will start at 7 pm. If you have never used Zoom before, please join early to download and troubleshoot.

How it will work: You can connect with both Windows and Mac computers / laptops, Apple and Android cell phones, and tablets with the Zoom video app. This link will give you a prompt to download and run Zoom if you have never used Zoom before. If you have used Zoom, it will open a box with Zoom Meetings highlighted – click the Open Link button. When you connect you can test your headphones, webcam, and microphone with Zoom, before you join the talk. 

Audio: This is the most important part.  We want/need to avoid feedback -so wear headphones. If members don’t wear headphones, the audio from everyone else will feed into their microphone and this can cause a feedback loop.

Microphone: Most laptops and mobile devices have built-in microphones (and webcams).  These will work just fine. Your mobile devices likely shipped with headphones with a built-in microphone – this works great too.  If you have and headphones with three rings on the connector then your headphones have a microphone built-in.  If you are using an external USB webcam, then it probably has a microphone too.  If you haven’t used it in a while, you may want to plug it in and possibly update the driver.

Webcam: If you are joining with a mobile device then take the time to mount your device on a stand at eye level.  The same basics that apply to videography apply to webcam usage: add some soft front-light, avoid back-light, and be aware what is in your background.

Details:

Tuesday June 23 6:45PM – 9:00PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84790392234

Meeting ID: 847 9039 2234 

Password: 052690 

Stay well and see you all online June 23rd!


The BCPVA Exec Committee