OUR VIDEOGRAPHERS USE THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT
Panasonic P2 HD broadcast cameras
We use Panasonic broadcast cameras,which are some of the most versatile cameras available. They allow cost effective productions while offering 4:2:2 colour quality. That’s a big advantage when the footage needs to be colour corrected in post production or chroma keying (green screen) is required.
Our cameras offer wireless audio, exchangeable lenses and can be combined with a teleprompter.
Professional camera abilities:
- Multi-Format (1080/60i/50i/25p/24p, 720/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
- Full SDI-Out (HD video with embedded audio)
- Synchro Shutter (eliminates flicker from lights, monitors or projection screens)
- Exchangeable lenses (with professional zoom remotes for camera operation)
- Timecode In/Out (sync point for multi camera recordings)
- Same chip set (consistent image look across all cameras)
- Time Lapse and Slow Motion (variable frame rate from 2 frames to 10 minutes)
3 axis gimbal stabilisation
Our ‘DJI Osmo’ stabilisation system allows smooth handheld motion video, similar to Steadicam applications but with a much smaller footprint. We capture vision up to 4K resolution. The set-up is very quickly assembled and provides a great solution for any piece to camera. The spring-loaded arm significantly reduces vertical shaking of the camera while walking.
3 axis gyro stabilisation
Our Kenyon ‘KS-4×4′ 3 axis gyro resists directional change and brings stability by dampening out shakes and vibrations. We like to use this gyro in combination with heavier cameras, in particular for filming on boats, out of cars or from helicopters.
Showreel ‘Gyro stabilised DSLR’
Handheld footage comparison. 0’45”
- First the compact Panasonic HPX-250 P2 camera without stabiliser
- Followed by the Canon 60D with the attached Kenyon KS-4x4 gyro
Camera: Thorsten Joses
Cinematic look video production
Features, music clips and highlight videos are mostly shot in a cinematic style. Thor Productions are specialists in creating this highly sought after narrow depth of field ‘film look’. We use large sensor cameras, mirrorless cameras, DSLRs and DoF adapters to achieve this within the available budget.
‘Film look’ for smaller video productions
Choosing the best camera for the job depends on the intended use of the video, the available budget and the workflow of the production.
- DSLRs and mirrorless cameras can be a great choice for smaller budgets and Sony’s A7s cameras have the added advantage to work very well in extreme low light situations
- Broadcast cameras in combination with top end DoF adapters and 35mm still lenses are great for jobs that require fast workflows like documentaries or current affair stories
Showreel ‘Film look’
From footage shot for a documentary about the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. 1’14”
The filming equipment consisted of:
- Broadcast video camera with DoF adapter
- DSLR camera
The DSLR camera mainly provided support as a second locked off shot.
Camera: Thorsten Joses