Liquid Pictures Introduces 3D System for Shooting Underwater

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Sun, 03/08/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Liquid Pictures has announced what it says is the world's first camera system utilizing Red digital cinema cameras capable of shooting 4K 3D footage on land underwater and macro 3D. The proprietary system is built with a range of acquisition options including a digital 3D underwater beam splitter housing. The Liquid Pictures 4K 3D Digital Cinema Camera System can also be adapted to use Sony F35 Phantom HD and Phantom 65 cameras. Liquid Pictures has contributed to several landmark 3D films including Ghosts of the Abyss 3D U2 3D Journey to the Center of the Earth and Wild Ocean 3D.   We're committed to producing mainstream 3D films and content that will entertain audiences with an immersive stereoscopic experience. Until now there was no all-in-one 3D camera system capable of wet or dry in a beam splitter configuration says D.J. Roller founder of Liquid Pictures. Because we're working on 3D features commercials and films for 3D Imax theatres we needed a completely self contained system capable of shooting a spectacular vista Hollywood action sequences or a fingernail-sized creature at the bottom of the ocean. After months of rigorous test shoots the camera system was a success last fall on a seven-week expedition to Micronesia during principal photography of a soon-to-be-announced 3D film co-produced by Liquid Pictures. Roller and his production team shot over a hundred hours of 4K 3D footage on location in jungles aboard camera boats and under water with the new camera system. Other industry firsts for the camera system include acquisition of 4K 3D macro footage live real-time 3D monitoring and full wireless microwave control of camera functions all underwater. Roller's design was executed by a specialized team of engineers tasked with creating a streamlined process for manufacturing multiple units on demand and future proofing the system for compatibility with upcoming Red cameras such as the Epic and Scarlet. This new camera system removes old boundaries freeing us to take audiences on fantastic adventures and tell incredible stories in a whole new way says Roller. 3D makes the screen disappear and transports you to another world. Liquid Pictures