KEMscreen technology

Recording without Extra Device

KEMscreen and STEevolution does not need any computer. It can record optionally in camera on SD-Card UHS (digital cinema workflow in Cinema DNG/ProRes) or onto a hard disc recorder (HDMI-workflow in YCbCr), a server system or directly on PC or Mac (video playout workflow).

Better Picture Quality

KEMscreen and STEevolution affect in comparison to usual film editing tables with picture hoods a significant improved picture quality not only in terms of resolution and dynamic range.

The new, patented imaging system KEMcore (P)  comes to you from KEM. it provides a dynamic range that is superior to the original picture-module as follows:

The brighter parts of your picture are typically lost during an ordinary video recording. Here the highlights are reduced by an optical low pass-filter and scaled into the dynamic rage of the digital cinema camera (13 stop). This way the information in the highlights of your film material is saved and may be reproduced just like the blacks.

Calibration and Color Management

Thanks to the ICC-profiling of the new professional flat screen your editing table becomes a reference tool for picture comparison in between profiled systems of a digital postproduction. KEM offers a scale of powerful video displays starting up to broadcast equipment. Of cause, your already existing video monitors can be used as well.

Well Preserving of Content and the Historic Viewing-Technique

The table does not lose any of its reliability or visual character. All its features will remain the same, not even one drilling is necessary to mount the table interface instead of the picture module. The operation of your table remains as it was before.

The polygon of the table is retained, and with it the familiar and characteristic look of the editing table. For sound recording the analog tape heads of the table are used so the character of the sound will stay as well while hear it on a modern active sound monitor.

A circuit has been developed  for KEMscreen to create the synchronicity of the analog film and digital image. Every single image can be checked in improved quality as a single picture, in shuttle mode and in real time.

Ergonomic and Representative: vintage Editing Table with Modern Monitor

The self-luminous display compensates changes of light in the environment in color and intensity automatically. This makes the installation location of your vintage and beautiful table  independent from ambient light. You may place your editing table in a bright entrance hall or office now. Focus and brilliance counteracts visual fatigue.

The digital display has a significantly larger viewing angle than the ground glass of the editing table, thus enabling demos in front of a group of interested people. The camera can be controlled via a remote-app.

Formats

The system natively provides 4k ready. Other Cameras can be installed or retrofitted on demand, though a digital 16:9 HD Black Magic Cinema Camera is integrated by standard.

KEMscreen and STEevolution are optimized for 16:9 full-picture formats of S16 up to Super35mm. If wanted,  the framing can be fixed for visual co-recording of the sound track. In this case, however, 4:3 formats have to be re-formatted by cropping.

Future-proof Archive Formats

Video-playout workflow:

  • Uncompressed digital component video (YCbCr) 1080p (4:2:2) as HDMI (or SDI via converter)

Digital-cinema workflow:

  • CinemaDNG non-proprietary, open Adobe RAW format incl. proxy preview
  • ProRes (4:2:2) in different bit rates (Apple/ ARRI)

This allows all options of a professional film postproduction and sustainable archiving.

Layout of KEMscreen

Heart of our digital retrofit-kit for analog film editing tables is the new patented imaging system KEMcore©

This, plus camera and display, can be changed by the operator in between the tables with a KEMscreen or STEevolution table-interface that has been mounted by KEM-professional-staff before.

Components and Optional Components(opt) 

  • KEMcore (P)
  • Table-interface for KEMcore (P)
  • Remastered projection lens
  • Breakout-box
  • Master clock (KEMscreen only)
  • Camera(opt) (Black Magic Micro Cinema Camera)
  • Camera interface for KEMcore (P)
  • Customized bracket camera (BMMCC)
  • Camera lens
  • Flat screen display(opt)
  • Flat screen bracket and monitor-arm(opt)
  • Sound-monitor(opt)
  • Camera-Remote: OneLittleRemote + app(opt)
  • Look-Up-Table (LUT)(opt)
  • Synchronized LED Light Source (opt)