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BBC shoots all ‘Earth’ land footage with Panasonic VariCam HD

August 7, 2007

The upcoming documentary “Earth,” a feature-length version of the documentary TV series “Planet Earth,” was shot with Panasonic AJ-HDC27 VariCam HD Cinema cameras for all land-based acquisition.

Earth,” co-produced by BBC Worldwide and Greenlight Media, tracks animal families on epic journeys across the world’s most demanding and spectacular landscapes. It will make its international theatrical debut this October.

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With a combined budget of more than $40 million and more than 4000 days of cinematography, “Planet Earth and “Earth represent the biggest documentary production ever. “Planet Earth,” the 11-part TV series, aired on the BBC in 2006 and the Discovery Channel earlier this year.

Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield directed the movie. Patrick Stewart narrates the English-language version of “Earth.”

The BBC used the VariCams for shooting all land-based footage. The production made extensive use of the VariCam’s off-speed capabilities, a must for natural history shooting. The BBC used the fast ISO 640 sensitivity of the camcorder to the fullest in filming in some of the harshest environments in the world.

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