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Panoramic Aerials for VFX

The new rig from ShotOver has us overwhelmed by the possibilities. Loaded with 6 Red Dragon cameras, this panoramic shooting style allows for 150 degrees field of vision and 36K resolution. Behold – the Hydra!Making plates shooting that much easier from helicopter mount, cars or cranes this new system creates an image that is nearly distortion-free and includes metadata that records GPS position to boot. Imagining the time saves by having a single mount for a multicam system puts us into a fit of fancy. The plate shots of yore have a new guy in town, and this system is likely to push the bounds of CG as the base canvas just got that much better. This video of the Hydra surely doesn’t do its abilities justice, but with a little imagination one can see what the future holds.
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