The Hobbit to be filmed in 3D with 30 specialised cameras

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The Hobbit to be filmed in 3D with 30 specialised cameras

Post by maximus » Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:02 pm

The Hobbit will be filmed entirely in 3D on 30 specially designed camera, with specialist RED confirming that director Peter Jackson will be using its wares.

Jackson, the director behind the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy, is making a movie that is already one of the most eagerly anticipated for the coming years.

The film, based on the book by JRR Tolkien and a prequel to the Lord of the Rings, will be shot on RED Digital Cinema's soon to be released EPIC digital cameras.

"The Hobbit will be amongst the first productions in the world to use the EPIC and at least thirty cameras will be required by the 3D production," explained RED founder Jim Jannard in a forum post.

"The EPIC'S small size and relatively low weight, makes it perfect for 3D - where two cameras have to be mounted on each 3D rig."

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The EPIC has a 5k resolution and can shoot up to 120 frames per second – with RED explaining that it has designed the camera from scratch to produce a smaller, lighter camera that is "an order of magnitude more powerful".

"Everybody at RED is incredibly proud that Peter has chosen the Epic" added Jannard.

"The Hobbit is a major production, and could have chosen any camera system that they wanted. The fact that they went with us is extremely gratifying."


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Re: The Hobbit to be filmed in 3D with 30 specialised camera

Post by Bjth » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:51 am

I cannot wait for this to be released, definitely going to be worth a trip to an imax to watch.

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Re: The Hobbit to be filmed in 3D with 30 specialised camera

Post by maximus » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:09 pm

Same here although not sure about the Imax. I have gone right off public cinema's. Usually the sound is way to high and the seats uncomfortable. Might wait until it hits 3D Blu Ray.
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Re: The Hobbit to be filmed in 3D with 30 specialised camera

Post by Dexxa » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:29 pm

Same here!

Has it been released yet?

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Re: The Hobbit to be filmed in 3D with 30 specialised camera

Post by maximus » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:43 pm

Not until the end of the year and it's being split into two parts with the next appearing at the end of 2013. Wish they would not keep doing that but it needs to be a long movie to do justice to the book so I suppose it cannot be helped. I doubt I will be going to a cinema to see it though. Went to see Prometheus couple of weeks back and despite being in the premium seats it was pure torture. Seats were like rock and there was of course the usual array of muppets who obviously came in just to chat to their mates all the way through the film! So will wait for the dvd.
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