Zeiss CP.3 Lenses & The Magic Of Metadata

Zeiss’ latest set of lenses, the Compact Prime CP.3 and CP.3 XD, have made a big splash since their release. We spoke with Zeiss’ Snehal Patel during our livestream from Band Pro’s One World Open House about how the CP.3s change both production and post-production, their maximization of metadata and more.

Ranging from 15 mm to 135 mm, the ten focal lengths available in the ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 or CP.3 XD series cover all applications from wide-angle to telephoto. The ZEISS CP.3 lenses feature advanced lens coatings, painted lens rims and special light traps within the barrel to eliminate unwelcome veiling glare and flares. The result is higher contrast, richer blacks and more saturated colors.

The ZEISS CP.3 lenses are a professional toolset that simplifies your work on set. They are easy to handle, allow for fast changeover of equipment and give you great creative freedom to make your ideas come to life. While on set, the ZEISS eXtended Data feature enables members of the crew to monitor lens settings in real-time, pre-visualize modified images and to use new, automated search functions within data wrangling. In post-production, ZEISS eXtended Data offers numerous benefits such as image fine-tuning, editing and color grading, visual effects, virtual and augmented reality, multi-cam live productions, projection or 3-D imaging. An additional plug-in provided by ZEISS allows an easy implementation of ZEISS eXtended Data in a number of leading software tools.

You can find out more about Zeiss and the CP3 lenses at



This video was shot with *Blackmagic Cameras, Carl Zeiss Lenses and edited live using Blackmagic Design’s ATEM Television Studio Pro HD at the Band Pro One World Open House 2017.
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