11.03.2005 09:58 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
University selects Grass Valley Viper FilmStream cameras for research

The University of Surrey in England uses a Grass Valley Viper FilmStream digital cinematography camera for a research project.

The University of Surrey in England has taken receipt of eight Thomson Grass Valley Viper FilmStream digital cinematography cameras, with Canon lenses and Manfrotto mounts.

The cameras will be used as part of a university research project designed to ultimately put the camera angle, lighting and even the movements of the actor in the hands of the viewer.

The university said the research would use multiple camera systems to allow capture of a 3-D scene, where the producer or viewer could have free control over a virtual camera. Every high-resolution capture of the scene will allow researchers to create a video-realistic synthesis of real objects, people and environments.

This research project spans 10 years. The Viper FilmStream camera is an integral piece of the project because it is capable of operating at full-resolution HD or 2k digital cinematography.

For more information, visit www.grassvalley.com.

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