BTS By Bart Johnson Productions
In advance of our upcoming Cinema Camera Mega Test, our good friend Bart Johnson has posted a behind the scenes look at our test setup and he talked cinematographers, Tim Wilson and Derek Allen about the motivations for doing the test, the methodology, and our ultimate goals.
The Final results for the test are scheduled to be posted Feb 1, 2017 #film1feb1.
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Lately, my trusty 2014 MacBook Pro has been showing signs that it’s not really up to the 4K and RAW workflows that are starting to become common in my everyday work. It’s time to take another look at the mobile computing landscape to see what my next best investment should be.
As an Adobe Creative Cloud user, I have the option of going Mac or Windows PC. For my entire 20+ year career, I have been a Mac user, but some of the choices that Apple has been making in recent years has me thinking I should reconsider the option of other systems. This video shows some very interesting performance results. FCPx user would really be interested in this comparison.
VR Locomotion Solved
One the biggest limitation in VR/360 cinematography has been motion. The very nature of VR makes it difficult to explain that dude that’s always next to the camera when it moves. The solution: build a remote-controlled, wheeled robot into the base system. That’s just what VroomCam did.
The key was to make the movement feel as natural as human movement, to really sell the feeling of “being there.” This video explains how VroomCam have created both terrestrial and aerial systems that address exactly that.
Imagine having a better view than front row tickets while moving with the game. Nonstop.
Whether a game or a concert, get ready to experience locomotive virtual reality and augmented reality capture by being continuously next to the action through robotics and artificial intelligence. Combining our patent pending gesture replicating technology and light field camera-ready platform, VRoomCam is the world’s first automated and locomotive capture system for sports and entertainment. Goodbye dolly, cranes, jibs and tripods (fixed cameras lead to less than 1 minute viewer time and engagement, not to mention the stratospheric cost of setup and post-production nightmare).
For more info, check out the VroomCam website.
About a year and a half ago I [Brian Bloss] got the idea to combine passion for time-lapse with my passion for aerial cinematography. When I started I had no idea what I was doing and what was possible. I have been waiting to release this until its perfect. I realized its never going to be as perfect as I want it to be. There were many challenges along the way and I learned allot. I know many people will ask how? I am not ready to dive into that quite yet. I am looking forward to doing to doing more lapses with higher wealth SLRs and the new generation of drones. This was shot with the DJI Phantom 3 Pro and the Phantom 4. I look forward to hearing what you think.
Have you seen what the Panasonic VariCam LT can produce at 5000 ISO. This has to be the new low light King of all cinema cameras. Maybe not capable in the darkest conditions as the Sony A7s, but certainly a much more practical solution for serious productions.