On Sight

News Archive for January 2012

BSkyB has commissioned ONSIGHT to manage and build its first Stereoscopic 3D Flypack System Date: 27th January, 2012

ONSIGHT has been awarded a contract for operating the Flypack that will make use of three dedicated 3D camera rigs from 3ality Technica. The equipment will be used to produce live and recorded coverage of entertainment and sport events for Sky’s 3D channel.


ONSIGHT’s CTO Richard Mills designed the System in conjunction with Chris Johns, BSkyB Chief Engineer, supported by Sony’s Professional Services division. This is the first commissioned 3D Flyaway constructed by Sony.


Richard Mills explains: “Sony P1 cameras, mounted on 3ality Technica Pulsar 3D rigs, will provide a flexible solution for both standalone documentary and multi-camera…

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The BSC Show is back Date: 25th January, 2012

ONSIGHT welcomes back The BSC Show, returning to the George Lucas Stage at Elstree Studios on 3 and 4 February. Our stand will consist of the latest kit, showreel material and a team of staff to discuss our unique services.  From Camera Rental to Lab & Post, we can guide a project in both 2D and 3D through the entire production process. 


Two years since their last show, The British Society of Cinematographers’ new equipment and technology event continues to focus on the art of cinematography through high-end kit, facilities and services for the UK production community.  There was no doubt we…

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Bear Grylls hits our screens with a new show & look Date: 19th January, 2012

Bear Grylls has returned to our screens with a new set of adventures, produced by Dragonfly Productions for Channel 4.


Bear’s Wild Weekends sees him not only challenge himself, the crew and not forgetting the kit, but also two well known celebrities.


Aired over the festive season, Bear Grylls takes Jonathan Ross to the volcanic island of La Palma, where Europe’s only rainforest exists. Episode 2 shows Miranda Hart in a world of mountains and glaciers in none other than the Swiss Alps. Under Bear Gryll’s bold and expert guidance, it’s an intense and entertaining watch.

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ONSIGHT supports Red Dwarf's new mission Date: 16th January, 2012

Red Dwarf is returning with their tenth series, Red Dwarf X, and ONSIGHT is delighted to have won the service contract for the full camera and post solution.


We are providing cameras and accessories, DIT hardware, multi-platform editing, VFX management plus post and mastering.


The RED Epic, with its 4K resolution, was selected using a mixture of ARRI Alura and Angenieux Optimo DP zoom lenses.  Shooting with a live studio audience at Shepperton, where our Camera Rental is conveniently based, the media is transferred and backed up there and then, making the rushes immediately accessible via the offline Avid system.


This classic…

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ONSIGHT's cutting edge DCI compliant DI Reference Suite for 3D colour grading & viewing Date: 12th January, 2012

ONSIGHT is proud to announce a brand new DI Reference Suite, installed at their post production office in Soho. This state of the art facility includes projection from Barco and stereoscopic 3D by RealD to maximise large screen quality in both 2D and 3D.


ONSIGHT is committed to high end finishing and providing services throughout the entire production process. This unique room allows them to offer clients a true depiction of how the completed film or programme will look in a theatrical environment.


The technology has been an essential part in meeting these standards. Sound Associates supported the…

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The Bachelor King 3D dives into action Date: 6th January, 2012

We congratulate Atlantic Productions and the teams involved in creating another stunning documentary – The Bachelor King 3D with David Attenborough. The project started some time ago and tells the story of a King Penguin’s life struggles and successes in the remote Sub-Antarctic.


Shot on location in South Georgia, ONSIGHT embraced the challenge of designing a bespoke workflow and a compliment of equipment to suit the enormously challenging conditions. The Camera Rental department supplied cameras and accessories plus skilled crew. RED Ones and SI-2Ks were selected using 3Ality Technica Quasar and Neutron rigs for quality, flexibility and reliability the…

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