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BBC 2 Natural World Frankencam 4K Iphone Lens

 
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RobertOToole



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:10 pm    Post subject: BBC 2 Natural World Frankencam 4K Iphone Lens Reply with quote

Came across this today, hope this hasn't been posted here before!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05rgmbt/p05rglqk




The video clip is short but interesting, the BBC crew supposedly used an off-the-shelf Iphone lens for their custom 4K cam set-up. The lens looks custom or maybe its an iphone lens mounted in retro?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05rgrcb

Note for people not located in the UK: due to location restrictions it was really a hassle for me to watch this clip in the US. My VPN that used to work on BBC, did not work this time, BBC has blacklisted most VPN services it turns out, so I ended up using a Chrome extension plug-in called Beebs to watch it.

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ChrisR
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw that, it appears to be rather like the much hyped Frazier camera.
I assume they're using different FL phone camera lenses put into a common mount so they can interchange them, and there's a relay lens system behind it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool setup !
Mayby a bit overcomplicated but i guess thats what happens when you want to build something from scratch and try new things Very Happy
Not alot of ppl could do that or have patience for building it.

Impressive build and filming with that rig for sure.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems it's worth having something special, to get special video. I'd be interested to see the budgets for the BBC/David Attenborough's series.
If you fancy the Canon 50-1000mm cine lens, it's $70,000. It covers APS, by the way.
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