‘Smalltalk Diaries’ relies on Iconix Video HD camera to explore insect world

Dohrn’s latest rig was developed specifically for use with the Iconix HD-RH1 camera system to capture tiny, complex wildlife.
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The CBBC series “Smalltalk Diaries,” scheduled to air in the UK in December 2007, will feature the use of the Iconix HD-RH1 miniature HD camera system.

The show, produced for the children’s programming branch of the BBC, is the latest project from wildlife cameraman and producer Martin Dohrn.

The 10-episode series from Dohrn's production company, Ammonite, is an exploration of the insect world via fictional translation lens, which allows the creatures to communicate directly with viewers and presents a unique twist on the genre.

Dohrn’s latest rig was developed specifically for use with the Iconix HD-RH1 camera system to capture tiny, complex wildlife and is the inspiration behind the “Smalltalk Diaries” translation lens.

Featuring a camera head about the size of a golf ball, and weighing 2oz, the remote head system of the Iconix HD-RH1 can keep pace with larger HD video cameras, yet is versatile enough to offer 35 different format and frame rate combinations.

For more information, visit www.iconixvideo.com.