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Old November 9th, 2009, 02:38 PM   #1
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Dual NanoFlashes used for 3D project

I am currently shooting a big budget series of videos for a major blue chip client. The principle video is being shot in Stereoscopic 3D using either a pair of XDCAM EX's or HXR-MC1's. Filming is taking place at several major city locations and includes many night scenes.

As an owner of a NanoFlash I really wanted to take advantage of the superb quality advantages gained from shooting at 100Mb/s with the XDCAM codec. So I purchased a second NanoFlash and the team at Convergent Design built me a custom remote to my specifications to control both NanoFlashes and to allow me to feed them both with timecode. I have been seriously impressed by the way CD handled my request, delivering the custom remote at short notice via FedEx in time for the start of the shoot.

The shoot started yesterday and the NanoFlashes have worked like a charm. They start up in perfect sync which on a stereoscopic shoot is such a time saver as it reduces the amount of work needed in the edit getting pairs of clips in sync. As ever the pictures are looking good and the extra robustness of the 100 Mb/s recordings is a big help when you have to tweak and manipulate the alignment of the stereo pairs in post.

As soon as time permits I'll get some clips and photos of the 3D rig online. Once again a big thank you to Dan, Mike and the rest of the team at CD.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 04:34 PM   #2
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awesome.
I just ordered my 2nd nanoflash for using 2 cameras at once for doc and commercial work. I've been using the nanoflash now for quite a few months and I'm super happy with the results!
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Old November 9th, 2009, 06:16 PM   #3
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Alister thank you for keeping us posted on the exciting projects where you use the Nano. I look forward to your clips. Also thank you for your site/forum which I have added to my never ending learning curve.

CD staff are fantastic and continue to impress me with the constant firmware updates and product development.
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