Canon's EOS cameras are once again working hard in space - IMAX Corporation selected Canon's cameras to capture 4K footage on the International Space Station. It is worth adding that the cameras and lenses left Earth Saturday on a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft - which is a reusable spacecraft developed by SpaceX, an American private space transportation company and in two years SpaceX plans to introduce Dragon V2 - an updated version of the spacecraft that will be used to fly American astronauts to the International Space Station under the Commercial Crew Program. But now the goal is to capture stunning 4K content for the upcoming new 3D film, tentatively titled "A Perfect Planet", a presentation of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and IMAX Entertainment.
Here's some more info on the project:
"Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers, the IMAX 3D space project will offer breathtaking, illuminating views of Earth from space, exploring mankind’s future on and off the planet. Renowned large format cinematographer James Neihouse serves as the film’s director of photography and trained the astronauts who will man the cameras while in orbit.
IMAX’s 3D film will be shot over the course of the next year with multiple crews of astronauts conducting principal photography. The film is tentatively set for release in early 2016."
The team selected two EOS models - the Canon EOS C500 EF, the Canon EOS 1DC as well as a selection of Canon Cinema Zoom and Prime lenses. The EOS C500s will be paired with Codex recorders to capture 4K images.