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Is film a brand
N/A In 2000 George Lucas announced he wanted to make Episode 2 of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. It was going to be about 90% CGI so he wanted to shoot the live action sequences using video. It is said that as he had just had a very expensive divorce and needed some money which is why he embarked on making these prequels! Then there was no video cameras that were anywhere near as good as film, so he turned to Sony for help. Sony produced the HDW F900 which was the first video camera that produced film like images and shot at 24 fps. It was built around a 2/3rd inch chip. With this new type of camera Sony was keen to market it to the rest of the film industry and they badged it Cinealta.
Tags: iss072 | star wars | cinealta | hdcam | N/A
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Managing Media
N/A Looking after the media for a television production used to be a relatively simple task. The footage would be shot and captured on tape. The tapes would be delivered to the post-production facility for editing. They would be ingested into the edit system, the editor would construct the final program and it would be recorded back to tape. All the tapes would then go back to the production company and the job was finished. I know this is a gross simplification, but the point was that the media started on and ended up on physical tapes; you knew how many there were and where they were because they were sitting on the shelf. You could log them, bar code them, dupe them, put them in a safe, leave them in a taxi, but there was no doubt about it; that was where the programme and all its footage was; on the tapes.
Tags: iss061 | marquis | hdcam tape | file based workflow | N/A
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Stereoscopic 3D legalisation
N/A Since its foundation in 1989, ONSIGHT has expanded from a London-based broadcast hire business into a full-service production facilities company. Also located at Shepperton Studios, ONSIGHT specialises in film and television production, post production and distribution.
Tags: iss061 | onsight | eyeheight | legaliser | hdcam sr | 3d | sgo mistika | N/A
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Navigating uncharted waters
N/A Im home again from the annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas. It must be something to do with getting older, but this year both key performance indicators (good dinners versus greasy hamburgers, and early nights versus late night carousing) fell on the conservative side. And my flight home landed 45 minutes early, rather than a week or so late.
Tags: iss053 | nab | HDCam-SR | oled | led | crt | sony at nab 2011 | N/A
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Challenging times
N/A I am writing this on 18 March, but only 77 days in 2011 is proving to be a momentous year for global events.
Tags: iss052 | floods | ctv | tsunami | japan | devastation | Fukushima | hdcam tapes | N/A
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A decaying elephant...filmed
N/A Assignment: To film 24/7 the six week decay of a dead five tonne adult elephant in the wild. Reason: to learn how the death creates six million calories of fat, meat and guts, feeding a whole new cycle of life.
Tags: iss052 | tx | tigress productions | remote hd camera | hdcamballs | bradley engineering | telecast viper | Panasonic BT-LH1760 HD LCD Monitor | xdcam | N/A
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Jamies 30 minute meals are served up
N/A The Challenge To shoot, edit, grade and conform 40 x 30 minutes episodes of Channel 4s Jamies 30 Minute Meals within an extremely tight timescale, whilst ensuring that quality wasnt sacrificed throughout the process.
Tags: iss052 | RED | CANON 5D Camera | RAID drive | ISILON server | Exported to DNXHD185 | Avid Media Composer | Avid Unity storage | Filmlight Baselight HD | Avid DS | Sony HDCam SR | Avid Media Composer | Avid DS | Avid Unity | N/A
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ALEXA bringing new creative freedom to filmmakers
N/A More than just a camera, ALEXA represents an entire image pipeline. By combining proprietary ARRI technology with ubiquitous tools from industry-leading partners, ALEXA stands alone as the most complete and powerful digital production system ever built.
Tags: iss043 | arri | alexa | interview | rental | marc weigert | pci ex card | arriraw | dnxhd | sxs pro | prores | hdcam sr | N/A
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SRW-5800 Training
N/A Hi Dave, how was the course? This is the sort of greeting you come to expect from fellow engineers when you have recently attended a training course. Engineers are notorious for having no small talk, probably because our minds are usually concerned with things like volts, amps and ohms¦ and why that VTR always works on the bench, but fails as soon as it is put into service.
Tags: srw-5800 | training | experts | sony training | vtr | hdcam | iss030 | bsc | broadcast service centre | N/A
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