Phantom Miro VS Mumbai City Football Club

Seeing Nicholas Anelka in India is quite bizarre. A football player who played in the top teams in Europe like Real Madrid, Arsenal, PSG, Chelsea… and now at Mumbai City ! Football is picking up in India and Rambir Kapoor (Mumbai City owner) did not want to miss the chance to record everything in slow motion with Stereovision’s Phantom MIRO at the Cooperage Football Ground in Colaba.

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Stereovision’s Phantom Miro. What a small beauty.

Shooting outdoors relying on daylight can be tricky, especially when needing to add light with HMIS as flickering can be an enemy to high-speed cinematography. Fortunately weather was cloudy almost throughout the day and this helped us to avoid high contrasted shadows and most important to rely on HMI’s on close-ups. It even rained for 10 minutes! A very welcoming shower in Colaba.

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We shot mostly at 1000 FPS; more than enough to record beautiful tricks performed Nicholas Anelka. The Miro’s exposure index of 1000ISO is just fantastic for such situations. No lighting whatsoever, only bounced light and rock&roll. Great images and room to play with apertures to have all stars sharp in focus.

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More Gopros, trying to be creative by rigging them in the most unimaginable places.

Gopro cameras (which Stereovision is the exclusive distributor in India) can be seen in most productions whether its TVC, Features, Documentaries, Broadcast, etc… They have become a standard for lightweight rigging such as drones, extreme sports. Super versitlie. Wit ha bit of imagination you can create superb shots. Check the rigging of a Gopro3 onto one of the players’ knee. This created a high angle shot of the player in action, only possible with Gopro.

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Gopros have become very frecuent on TVC shoots.

The new Gopro4 can shoot 4K , and also in FULLHD has the superb feature to shoot at 120FPS. A great tool when rigging in very bumpy or unstable surfaces as it does not have that “shaky” look on video.

Phantom Cameras and Sunil Patel.

Sunil Patel, one of the most respected and experienced cinematographers in the Indian Film Industry and Stereovision’s Phantom cameras get along very well. So well, Sunil has even created special lighting to work with high-speed cameras. And no, they don’t flicker at all!

Something that might differentiate Sunil’s sets is how lights are distributed. In many cases he uses trusses to hang the powerful and hot +5K’s lights instead of using stands. This is quite comfortable as you can easily move the camera around the subject freely, frame within seconds, and avoid the manpower of moving heavy lights and stands around.

Although Sunil’s homemade lights were only 2KW heads, they were distributed into different phases and allowed us to avoid flickering as each tungsten filament heat up separately overlapping each others cool down. High-speed cinematography requires powerful lights, sources with high luminance, therefore thousands of watts. To work comfortably without flicker Stereovision recommends at least 5KW tungsten lights.

Here is a recent picture working with our Phantom Miro 320LC & Sunil Patel for First Take Films:la foto 3

The possibilities a Phantom MIRO can provide are limitless. Its compact size makes this camera a very versatile piece of technology.

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