Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
‘Facing the Giants’ shot with Panasonic AJ-HDC27 VariCam
“Facing the Giants” is a drama about a high-school football coach who uses his undying faith to battle the “giants” of fear and failure off and on the field. Writer/director Alex Kendrick enlisted veteran sports cinematographer Bob Scott to shoot the film with Panasonic’s AJ-HDC27 VariCam HD Cinema camera. “Facing the Giants” is being distributed theatrically by Destination Films and Samuel Goldwyn Films in association with Provident Films, and is a production of Sherwood Pictures (Albany, GA).
The six-week shoot yielded more than 25 hours of footage, which was edited down to a 110-minute feature on Final Cut Pro, inputting from an AJ-HD1200A DVCPRO HD deck. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, one of the film’s distributors, “Facing the Giants”received full-scale color correction and a film-out.
Panasonic’s AJ-HDC27 VariCam replicates many of the key features of film-based image acquisition, including 24-frame progressive scan images, time lapse recording and a wide range of variable frame rates (4fps to 60fps in single-frame increments) for “overcranked” and “undercranked” off-speed, in-camera effects. The AJ-HDC27 VariCam also features CineGamma software that permits Panasonic’s HD Cinema camera systems to more closely match the latitude of film stocks.
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