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High Speed Camera Robot Helps with Slow Motion Shots
Posted by Piotr, motionVFX Team
June 14, 2012, at 12:31 PM

The Marmalade, german studio is specialized in a commercial slow motion productions. The Marmalade produces complete high-end special effects sequences with help an unique cinematographer called Spike. Spike is the high-speed robot which operate camera to make live-action look almost like CGI.

"Our groundbreaking High Speed Motion Control System ‘Spike’ brings the creative freedom of a moving camera to the world of high speed filming and so enables us to create shots that would be impossible to achieve otherwise. ‘Spike’ can freely move the camera with unparalleled speed and precision, thereby removing the previously existing creative limitation of having to shoot high speed sequences with a locked camera."

The reaction time with this type of shooting is so short that no human is able to do as precisely as an exactly repeatable robot.

"By marrying the hardware of a sturdy and reliable industrial robot to software that was built from the ground up for the demands of motion controlled high speed imaging, we developed a unique system for creating real life camera moves with the ease of use normally associated with 3D Animation."

In next video are some more amazing shots taken by Spike. 

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June 14, 2012
Amazing reel.
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