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OVERVIEW: Saving time on set can make all the difference – from capturing the perfect shot to saving production costs. The Light Widow FRS-Light matte box is a first of its kind. With our incorporated filter reading system, users can easily swap filters in and out without having to go through the process of adding and removing Velcro filter tags to the side of the matte box. Using small RFID sticker tags, the FRS-Light detects the type and position of each inserted filter and displays the information so that the cam op and AC can easily keep track of what is in the matte box. On top of that, the FRS-Light logs the filter information to a removable SD card. Using timecode, the matte box filter data can easily be referenced for each take after shooting. As we continue development, we will also work to send data directly to the camera. By adding the filter info to each take, post-production specialists have an easier time matching shots during grading and matching the look of visual effects that are added in post. The information can easily be accessed when needed for pick-up shots as well.

ACCESSORIES: The FRS-Light will ship with a removable top flag and options for multiple back clamp diameters, as well as 15mm and 19mm attachable rail support. We’ve also been working to incorporate RFID tags into third party rota-pola and diopter trays, and we will offer our own diopter and anti-reflection trays. In the future, modules for either diopter or rotatable stage will be available as well. These modules may eventually integrate with the filter reading system either via electrical contacts or possibly even wirelessly.