UltraSlowMotion Cameras in Sochi and Dubai
Once more LMC´s award winning ANTELOPE Ultra Slow Motion systems shot extreme slow motion replays at the biggest winter sporting event which took place at the east coast of the Black Sea.
Ten ANTELOPE MkIIs systems were carefully positioned on the steep slopes in Rosa Khutor to provide replays with up to 2580 frames per second in native HD 1080i.
Most of the latest version of the ANTELOPE cameras were deployed as hand-held solution to capture the fastest disciplines where athletes reach speeds of more than 80 mph in the most dynamic way possible.
The tripod version with a Canon J100x lens was also used as well as one ANTELOPE AIR systems which is the RF wireless solution of the MkIIs.
Both the ANTELOPE AIR and the handheld systems were equipped with LMC´s exclusive C-BOX which remote controls all cameras out of the Antelope family.
Through LMC´s outstanding UCCP (Universal Camera Control Protocol) bandwidth is significantly reduced. The UCCP is a configurable multi purpose protocol and contains all information regarding camera control, camera status, color correction, replay operation, tally control and many more. The C-Box features lens control and supplies power as well. All systems were equipped with LMC´s eXflicker to eliminate lighting related flicker.
Antelope Polecam PICO at Omega Ladies Masters 2013
The Polecam PICO has returned to another major golf event just before Christmas. After its golf premiere at the Duel @ Jinsha Lake in 2012 the “flying POV ultra slow motion” returned to the grand season finale of the Ladies European Tour 2013 in Dubai. “What can be better than spending a couple of days in the desert in December” says Steffan Hewitt who operated the system himself. “The idea was to pre- cable five camera positions where both live shots and re- plays made sense”, says Felix Marggraff who directed the 26 camera LIVE broadcast for U.COM Media. The tournament was broadcasted live in many countries and golf-specialized channels as BSKYB UK and the Golfchannel USA appreciated the analytical but also artistic replays of the best female professional golfers battling-out the tour title.
“The combination of our Polecam and the only live broadcast POV style ultra slow motion PICO provides unlimited possibilities to shoot sequences from totally new vantage points” says Steffan Hewitt, Director of Polecam. “We can now fly ultra-motion systems into camera positions where no other camera has gone before”.