SOURCE: Popular Press Media Group (PPMG)

May 14, 2008 18:19 ET

Wexler Goes State of the Art With 'One In The Gun'

Wexler Video Brings Panasonic's New High Definition Camera, The HPX3000 to 'One In The Gun'

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - With a multi-award winning director like Rolfe Kanefsky on board whose current films include "Nightmare Man," "Blonde & Blonder" and "Pretty Cool Too," Gigi Malavasi ("A Simple Promise") as the director of photography and a cast including Steven Man ("Savage Island"), Steven Bauer ("Scarface," "The Lost City"), Katherine Randolph ("Jarhead," "Sonny"), Robert Davi ("Die Hard," "Goonies," "James Bond") and James Russo ("Public Enemies," "Donny Brasco") it's no wonder Wexler Video chose "One In The Gun" to debut its new high definition camera.

The HPX3000 is unique because it's the industry's first 1080p one-piece camcorder to capture master-quality high definition video. Featuring three 2/3" high density 2.2 million pixel CCDs, the HPX3000 acquires cinema-quality images in full-raster 1920 x 1080 resolution with 4:2:2 10-bit sampling using the advanced AVC-Intra codec. AVC-Intra, the industry's most advanced compression technology, is a professional "I"-frame only video codec with bit rates of 50 and 100Mbps. It provides high-quality 10-bit intra-frame encoding in two modes: AVC-Intra 100 for full-raster mastering video quality, and AVC-Intra 50 Mbps for DVCPRO HD quality at half the bit rate, thereby doubling the record time on a P2 card. The HPX3000 also records in industry-standard DVCPRO HD at 1080 in 24p, 25p, 30p, 50i and 60i and can produce standard definition recordings in 50Mbps DVCPRO50.

Designed for movie, commercial and TV program production, the HPX3000 combines the ultra reliability of P2 HD solid-state recording with high-end features, including six advanced gamma settings, including Film-Rec mode, film-like shutter controls, intuitive film camera-like operation. It also features a built-in reverse scan that allows unique setups such as mounting the camera upside down or usage of an ultra prime lens or an anamorphic lens adapter to create a 2.35:1 aspect image.

All of these features and capabilities are a perfect match for what Kanefsky wants to achieve with his sexy brain teaser of a thriller, "One In The Gun," which nods to classic film noir of the past mixed with a post-modern flair of David Lynch-style surrealism and surprises. When Mickey Lewis (Steven Man), a homeless struggling artist crosses paths with Katrina Webb (Katherine Randolph), the beautiful rich wife of Arthur Webb (Steven Bauer) and is enlisted to paint their home, a game of manipulation is set afoot. Soon manipulation, seduction, and double and triple-crosses spiral Mickey's life out of control leading to a motel in the middle of nowhere filled with eccentric people (Robert Davi, Robert Donavan and James Russo) and twisted secrets that all hold the key to the mystery of Mickey's past, present, and future. All it takes is -- ONE IN THE GUN. (Please visit http://www.oneinthegun.com for further information).

About Wexler Video

In business for more than 25 years, Wexler Video offers one of the nation's largest inventories of broadcast equipment and provides the highest level of customer service and engineering expertise. Wexler is the only rental house to offer collaborative workflow solutions for every phase of production. Wexler is strongly committed to new technology investment and is known for its innovations in microwave signal transmission, infrared cameras, and supplying and supporting equipment for prestigious projects around the globe. The parent company of Wexler Video is Telecorps Communications. Further information is available at www.wexler.tv.

For more information on the production, cast and crew for "One In The Gun" please contact PPMG at (310) 860-7774 or email media@ppmg.info. Additional information may also be found at the following web locations:

One In The Gun: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1217059/

Steven Man: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1060462/

Steven Bauer: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000874/

Katherine Randolph: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0939822/

Robert Davi: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001108/

James Russo: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0751638/

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