On Sight

News Archive for June 2010

First UK rental firms get Alexa Date: 29th June, 2010

ONSIGHT have been unveiled as one of four UK kit rental companies to take delivery of Arri’s new Alexa digital film camera.


The Super 35mm format CMOS sensor-based camera, which started shipping this month, offers a 3.5k pixel count that provides for both HD (1920x1080) and 2K DI working.


It costs around £40,000 and shoots directly to native Final Cut Pro codecs ProRes 422 and ProRes 4444.


According to Arri business development manager Milan Krsljanin, the number of enquiries for Alexa has ‘gone through the roof’ since NAB. “If we had 500 cameras in the UK, I…

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Flying Monsters 3D Date: 14th June, 2010

Atlantic Productions is producing a groundbreaking new 3D film in preparation for the launch of Sky 3D – Europe’s first 3D TV channel.


“Flying Monsters 3D” is a pioneering documentary about the prehistoric world, and will be written and presented by Sir David Attenborough, one of the UK’s best known broadcasters.


The film focuses on pterosaurs – flying vetebrates with a wingspan of up to 45 feet who lived 160 million years ago. It will use cutting edge 3D TV technology to bring the prehistoric world alive. Viewers will be immersed in the environment that these creatures –…

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