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Old July 6th, 2011, 12:00 PM   #1
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Sherlock and the killing, which cam?

Hello all!

I wonder if anyone of you know which camera was used in BBC's Sherlock Holmes (YouTube - ‪BBC Sherlock Trailer‬‏) and AMC's the Killing? (YouTube - ‪The Killing - Official First Look Trailer [HD]‬‏)

Both youtube trailers look quite bland and nothing special but seen in HD they really stand out for their pictures in my opinion. Just curious if anybody has some info about their set-up. (I'm by no means saying that it's the same cam..)

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Old July 6th, 2011, 12:34 PM   #2
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I know the current Sherlock series is being shot with the Arri alexa.
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Old July 6th, 2011, 12:46 PM   #3
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Thanks Brian.
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Old July 6th, 2011, 04:31 PM   #4
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The American version of "The Killing" is shot on Super 35mm 3 perf pull down film using Panavision Panaflex cameras.

The Danish original is worth catching, slow, gripping and dark.

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Old July 8th, 2011, 05:50 AM   #5
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THanks again BRian! Both alternative a bit too pricey for me...
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Old July 8th, 2011, 07:27 AM   #6
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The nearest alternative could be using a F3 with s-log if possible.
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Old July 8th, 2011, 07:34 AM   #7
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Re: Sherlock and the killing, which cam?

Rather then start another thread for this, which camera's do they use to film the British (real version) of TopGear? Honestly, that show is a big reason i wanted to get into filming. For a silly car show, it's REALLY well done.
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Old July 8th, 2011, 09:04 AM   #8
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I know Brian. I am considering the F3. Had a look at some Carl Zeiss linses. Their zoom lens looks amazing. (That's until I saw the price for it...)
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Old July 8th, 2011, 09:06 AM   #9
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"Top Gear" was originally shot on Digibeta, but since for the last couple of series it's now HD there are now references to HDCAM SR, but that could be the mastering format. I expect they'll be using a mix of HD cameras depending on the requirements of each shoot and the specialised car rigs. One specialist camera being GoPro’s HD HERO. I gather the Panasonic AJ-HDX900 has been used, but this could be a moving target.

They also have a very high shooting ratio, which another aspect to how it looks - not forgetting all the post production colour grading..
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Old July 8th, 2011, 09:11 AM   #10
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I know Brian. I am considering the F3. Had a look at some Carl Zeiss linses. Their zoom lens looks amazing. (That's until I saw the price for it...)
If it's just for one film, I'd just rent gear. Also, you can buy used film zoom lenses, just check they cover the Super 35mm frame. They're not suitable for documentaries, but fine for drama etc, but also need the support rods.
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