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#1 wildoat

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 19:54

Probably like many folk here I have been watching the olympics and thoroughly enjoyed the camera work, to see it all
in high definition for the first time has been a real treat.
The cameras these BBC guys use for their moving images are huge, was wondering does anyone know
anything about these impressive beasts or where one can glean any information?

Not suggesting the cameras the BBC use are different from anyone else's in this line of work but it would be interesting to obtain
any info.

any relevant links/suggestions much appreciated.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 21:16

I've been looking at the Steadicam Ultra 2's they use. Rent for £450 a day, base unit price about £25000, configured unit about £40000 :no2:

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 22:16

I've been looking at the Steadicam Ultra 2's they use. Rent for £450 a day, base unit price about £25000, configured unit about £40000 :no2:


Saw some similar prices for this gear, really clever trick stuff and an engineering marvel!

Makes our dslr's seem like a snip.
 

 

 

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:34

The world standard broadcast HD cameras right now, and for about the last 20 years or so going back to SD, utilize three 2/3 inch CCD sensors --one each for RGB--glued to a color-separating prism block. Lenses, finders , and other accessories are interchangeable. The 2/3 inch sensor is about the size of a Super-16 film frame or the sensor in a Nikon 1-Series camera.
Here are two links: the first, a typical Sony studio-style Broadcast HD camera(notice the 86:1 zoom lens); I don't know if the BBC is using Sony cameras, but with the extraordinary number of television cameras in the southern part of Britain right now it's likely that some are Sony. The second link shows a special experimental UHD--Ultra High Definition--camera being used at the olympics.
http://pro.sony.com/...uct-HDC1000RLW/
http://www.bbc.co.uk...-hi-visio.shtml

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 05:33

Did you see the Time Slice photography used in conjunction with the gymnastics? I wonder what DSLR's they were using for that?

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 13:17

Did you see the Time Slice photography used in conjunction with the gymnastics? I wonder what DSLR's they were using for that?


The world standard broadcast HD cameras right now, and for about the last 20 years or so going back to SD, utilize three 2/3 inch CCD sensors --one each for RGB--glued to a color-separating prism block. Lenses, finders , and other accessories are interchangeable. The 2/3 inch sensor is about the size of a Super-16 film frame or the sensor in a Nikon 1-Series camera.
Here are two links: the first, a typical Sony studio-style Broadcast HD camera(notice the 86:1 zoom lens); I don't know if the BBC is using Sony cameras, but with the extraordinary number of television cameras in the southern part of Britain right now it's likely that some are Sony. The second link shows a special experimental UHD--Ultra High Definition--camera being used at the olympics.
http://pro.sony.com/...uct-HDC1000RLW/
http://www.bbc.co.uk...-hi-visio.shtml


Engadget have an article about watching that UHD feed: http://www.engadget....vision-eyes-on/

From what I read, the sound system is at least as impressive.
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 13:18

Did you see the Time Slice photography used in conjunction with the gymnastics? I wonder what DSLR's they were using for that?


Yes, I saw those as well, it was The Matrix style technology, very cool :sungum:
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