Wimbledon 3D Cinema Commercial Shot using F3’s and Phantom HD Gold’s.

I recently helped shoot a 3D cinema commercial for the Wimbledon Tennis Finals which will be shown in Cinemas and on TV in 3D. There were two 3D rigs used, an Element Technica rig with a pair of Phantom HD Gold’s, shooting at 1000 fps as well as one of my Genus Hurricane Rigs equipped … Continue reading Wimbledon 3D Cinema Commercial Shot using F3’s and Phantom HD Gold’s.

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Details of free and paid firmware updates for PMW-F3

From the Sony Cinealta Web Site With respect to the PMW-F3 firmware updates which should be available any day now: The following features are free of charge: Dual Link HD-SDI output 4:2:2 10bit 1080  23.98/ 25/ 29.97PsF* *1080  59.94i and 50i are already available with V1.00. SxS software key installation for CBK-RGB01 and CBK-3DL01. Planning metadata … Continue reading Details of free and paid firmware updates for PMW-F3

Sony FS-100 Super 35mm NXCAM Camcorder Announced.

Well the rumours have been circulating for some time and prototypes have been seen at various trade shows, but the full details have been sparse to say the least. Well here it is, it’s called the FS-100 and it’s a quite radical design from the Sony Shinegawa factory. The Super 35mm NXCAM shares the same … Continue reading Sony FS-100 Super 35mm NXCAM Camcorder Announced.

Convergent Design Gemini 4:4:4 Recorder and Monitor… Yum Yum!

Well here it is. I’ve known about this rather amazing device for some time, but have been under NDA. I see this as the perfect companion for Sony’s PMW-F3 and with a street price of around $6,000 it’s a bit of a bargain. It is both a 4:4:4 uncompressed recorder and a rather handy monitor … Continue reading Convergent Design Gemini 4:4:4 Recorder and Monitor… Yum Yum!

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Interbee 2010. Sony F3, Sony 35mm NXCAM and Hurricane Rig.

Hi all. This is a quick day one report from Interbee in Tokyo. Sony today revealed the often rumoured “other” 35mm camera to feature in their product line up that will be sold along side the already announced PMW-F3 (more on that later). This new camera from Sony’s Shinagawa factory, which at the moment has … Continue reading Interbee 2010. Sony F3, Sony 35mm NXCAM and Hurricane Rig.