Recently Pierre Michoud, Aaton’s Director of Service and an old friend, came all the way from Grenoble, France to train us on their new 2-Perf / 3-Perf 35mm Penelope camera. The three-day training included a camera overview, converting the camera between formats, service techniques and future upgrades. Jeff Marzigliano, Jordan Napolitano and myself participated in the 3-day training session. It was an honor to be one of the first to witness some of the advances Aaton has made since their last 35mm camera.
The first thing everyone comments on is the camera’s quiet movement. You almost can’t believe it’s pulling film. The video tap image and viewfinder are significantly better than previous models… and, that’s just the beginning.
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