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Phantom Cameras Prominently
Showcased At IBC2014
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BC presented a chance for Vision
Research to show off their latest
offerings for the television and
motion picture industry.
The new Phantom Flex4K, and
well established Flex, compact
Miro LC320s and v642 for sports
broadcast were well represented
throughout the show. Mark Roberts
Motion Control and Camerobot
showcased Phantom cameras on
their high speed motion control
rigs - providing exciting live
demonstrations for visitors.
The Flex4K digital cinema camera
started shipping earlier this year and
already has several productions
under its belt. The unique camera
system was designed to support
various production styles with a
full featured on-camera menu and
excellent performance from 24 to
1000 frames per second. Accessory
power outputs and optional battery
backs exist to make this camera a
completely self-contained system
that can be used as easily remotely
as it can in the studio.
At IBC Vision Research screened
plenty of breathtaking 4K footage
on a 65" 4K monitor, including
footage recently shot with a

monochrome version of the Flex4K.
Several accessories were shown to
complement the Flex4K - including
a prototype 12" full 4K on-camera
monitor from Astro, new monitors
from Transvideo, a new Angenieux
Optimo lens complete with full
set of Vocas accessories. A new
Canon EF mount, battery options
from Blueshape and custom
remote controls were also shown to
demonstrate the camera's flexibility.
When it comes to controlling
the camera, the most common
camera settings are available right
on the camera body and Vision
Research PCC software is available
for operation over Ethernet. In
addition, there are multiple remote
control units commercially available,
including the Vision Research RCU,
the Abel Cine PCU (Phantom Control
Unit) and the customer-designed
SpectR controller from Sublab.
All available controllers include a
system for wireless operation.
Perhaps the most notable new
offerings in the Phantom product
line have to do with integration
into sports broadcast systems.
Phantom Flex4K and v642 camera
models were featured at the iMovix

Phantom cameras prominently featured at IBC

booth, showing the latest advances
and footage from their integrated
broadcast systems. The iMovix
X10, X10 UHD and Spine systems
provide unique functionality which
enable the special features of
Phantom high speed cameras.
The camera's sharpness,
colour matching and low noise
performance makes the Flex4K
an exceptional camera for both
live action and super slow-motion

replays. The camera can run in full
4K mode, compatible with pan &
scan systems, or in a windowed
1080p mode, allowing for 1080p
capture under a B4 mount. Vision
Research works with integrators
that specialise in super slow-mo
broadcast, who are now offering
complete 4K systems built around
the Flex4K that captures and
plays back super slow motion at
4K or 1080p.

Rally Film Lights Challenging Shoot With Zylight F8s
F

or his graduation film,
cine matographe r stude nt
Sverre Sørdal, who is training at
the National Film and Television
School (NFTS) in Beaconsfield, UK,
did not take the easy road. Instead,
he shot a film about rallying on a
track in the middle of the forest with
a very tight shooting schedule and

very unpredictable lighting.
Directed by Nick Rowland, 'Group
B' is named for the rallying era of the
1980s. The narrative follows Shane,
who is returning to the track after a
major accident, and explores his
fears of getting back into racing
while trying to find trust in his newly
assigned navigator. Rowland and

Zylight F8 LED Fresnels were used during principal photography of 'Group B',
a film about rally sport

Sørdal previously collaborated
on 'Slap', which received the
Virgin Atlantic Little Red Award for
Best Short Film at the Edinburgh
International Film Festival in June.
Principal photography on 'Group
B' was five days on a rally track in the
Welsh forest, with an additional day
of shooting at Beaconsfield Studios.
The production crew
rented two daylight
(5600K) balanced
Zylight F8 LED Fresnels
from Greenkit, a
London-based film
lighting rental company.
Originally, the plan
was to shoot on 35mm
film, but the creative
team eventually
settled on the ARRI
ALEXA for most of the
shoot. "Luckily, we
were helped by Tiffen
getting some Black
Satin filters that helped
us achieve something
a bit different," Sørdal
said. Most moving incar footage was shot
with an Iconix HD-RH1
mini-HD camera and

RED EPIC, with some aerial footage
captured with the Blackmagic
Cinema Camera.
"At times when the light was
changing at the end of the shooting
days, I always brought out the
Zylights to keep the consistency
and to give some definition," said
Sørdal. "I also found the quality of
light to be very good. Mixing it with
daylight worked very well."
Sørdal said: "We used the F8s
handheld on some moving shots
- and not having to worry about
cabling was very convenient.
For one complicated shot, Sørdal
wanted to have Shane reflected in
the wing mirror as the dust engulfed
the image. "We had very little space
and time to get the shot, as the light
was going quickly," he said. "While
I was trying to figure out how to get
the right exposure, our lead gaffer
had placed two Zylights just out of
shot. There was no real space on the
right side of the car where the light
had to be placed, but with the very
slim profile of the F8s, he managed
to get away with it."
Group B is scheduled to premiere
at the British Film Institute in
February 2015.


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