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Vortex Achieves Film-like Shots on a Live Broadcast

On 1st July 2016, Cammotion’s Vortex provided stunning and subtle ‘film-like’ moving shots at the Battle of the Somme 100th Anniversary, adding to the poignancy of the live memorial event.

Vortex – what is essentially a 30 metre high telescoping camera mast – was positioned 400 metres back from the memorial on what turned out to be quite a gusty day. Vortex is a two-person operation. A cameraman operates the remote head to position the lens in 3-axes and a technician controls the tracking speed and positioning of the remote head in the vertical plane between ground level and 30 meters high.

The distance from the memorial was used to provide depth of field on the tight end of a 42x lens. By working closely together, the cameraman and technician were able to keep the foreground and framing static whilst the background appeared to be moving. It would be easy to mistake the moving fields behind the performers / artists to be a screen with moving pictures.

The results are poignant and spine-tingling. Live broadcast filmography doesn’t get much better than this!

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London Fashion Week

Top Fashion House uses ROC Remote Head for fashion show to kick start London’s Fashion Week.  A ROC Column was built into the stage to hide the camera.  When the camera was required the Column was extended to the desired position. Other ROC systems were used in overhead positions. A Sony F55 camera with CA4000 fibre back and Cabrio 85×300 and Canon 17×120 Cine lenses were used.

Photos show the test fit during the set build with a Sony HDC P1 and HJ13 mounted on the head.

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BVE 2016

Cammotion had a successful show at BVE 2016 in February. Our stand at the Excel Centre in London was extremely busy as Matt demonstrated the ROC system including the new ROC Slide. If you missed us, videos from BVE are now available (follow the links below).

The new ROC Slide, which enables smooth tracking motion from a very compact unit (cross section of 6cm x 4cm), was mounted on two telescopic ROC Columns. This configuration, used together with the ROC Remote Head, provides a unique camera tracking system and neat solution for small spaces.

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ROC Column

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BVE 2016

Come and see Cammotion at BVE 23-25 FEBRUARY 2016 at the Excel London on stand Q10.

See the ROC head in action on the NEW slide and columns.

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BBC Proms 2015

Cammotion’s ROC Remote Heads and Columns were used at the BBC Proms 2015 for on-stage cameras positioned in the orchestra.  The remote systems were assembled on a ROC Floor Stand providing a free-standing, compact and height adjustable camera.

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IBC 2015 Amsterdam

Come and visit us at IBC 2015 Amsterdam in hall 9 stand 9B30ci.  Matt will be exhibiting the new ROC remote head and console on 11th – 15th September 2015.

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Eric Clapton Live at the RAH

Three ROC Remote Heads were provided for the exclusive filming of Eric Clapton at the Royal Albert Hall in celebration of his 50 years at the top of the music business in May 2015. All three remote heads were rigged with Red Dragon cameras and prime lenses. Two on-stage cameras were placed on ROC Columns to give an adjustable lens height range from 80cm to 150cm thereby adding dynamic interest to the shots.

 

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Cinegear Expo 2015, Hollywood, LA

Come and visit us at Paramount Studies on 5th and 6th June in Los Angeles ! Matt will be exhibiting the new ROC remote head and console at Booth 131 on South Chicago in the New York Streets area.