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JMR Electronics, Douglas Trumbull Push the Limits of HFR Cinema

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 11:49 -- Nick Dager

JMR Electronics recently designed and built a high performance server and storage system for the production of the world’s first high-frame-rate 3D movie. UFOTOG, a 10-minute short that tells the story of a man’s attempt to photograph alien spacecraft, is the work of director, visual effects pioneer and filmmaking visionary Douglas Trumbull.

Camera Store Supports Swan Lake 3D Live Special Event

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:52 -- Nick Dager

The TCS Skquattro pedestals on track at a recent UK theatre productionThe Camera Store supplied five Skquattro pedestals and additional support equipment for a live stereoscopic broadcast of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake from St Petersburg. Starring Yekaterina Kondaurova, the Swan Lake 3D Live Special Event was relayed on June 6 from the Mariinsky Theatre to cinema audiences in more than 50 countries around the world.

The Case for High Frame Rate Filmmaking

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 14:18 -- Nick Dager

With the success of The Hobbit and the first film to launch in high frame rate (HFR), what exactly is HFR? Why do moviegoers need yet another option at the Cineplex? These questions were all addressed recently during an HFR 3D promotional shoot, hosted by GDC Technology and Red Digital Cinema. Salvy Maleki, as lead producer and executive vice president at GDC Technology, was in need of original HFR footage to use in a promo to showcase GDC’s HFR Integrated Media Block (IMB), only to find that there was no content available to license. She took the initiative to organize a live-action, special effects shoot, shot in HFR 3D, to show off different frame rates, comparing 24 to 48 and 60 frames per second.

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