200 fps Camera Required
Published : 24th April 2005
Good Evening Listserve :
I just had a call from a Producer who wants to photograph some bass (very angry sea bass) jumping from water while attached to the business end of a fishing line. He and the DP want to shoot at 200 fps using a Super 35, pin registered, reflex, color video assist, PL mount camera. They talked about Photosonics, but I am sure there are new competing technologies out there and was in need of your suggestions.
They have a fish wrangler and have done this shot many times before using a S16 high speed SR3. They want to bump up to S35 and 200 fps for this shoot. Any camera suggestions will be helpful. The shoot will take place later this year in the Southern United States.
If you can live with nice, sharp Nikkors, it sounds like a job for the Photo-Sonics 4ML. Nikkor mount, fully reflexed w/color video assist! Available with submersible "splash" housings - 200 full-frame-frames per second! Check it out on the Photosonics.com site and give me a call with any questions.
Fort Lauderdale, USA
John Sheeren wrote:
>He and the DP want to shoot at 200 fps using a Super 35, pin >registered, reflex, color video assist, PL mount camera.
This is probably really old news, but Clairmont used to have the Wilcam. I recall it being able to do 300 fps. Not sure if it fits all the specks but its a start.
Ian Ellis DP
600 op/f-900 owner
John Sheeren wrote:
>They talked about Photosonics, but I am sure there are new >competing technologies out there and was in need of your >suggestions.
I'm sure you know about these choices already but I figured we might have to start with the obvious.
The 35mm Photosonics are large as I'm sure you know. The 16mm Actionmaster can shoot some great images at 200 fps although the viewfinder is very "old world".
How compact do you need to be?? The Arricam 435 will do 150fps but I've never driven it that fast for too long.
I don't know of any new film cameras that will do 200 fps. Anybody else??
John Sheeren writes :
>How compact do you need to be?? The Arricam 435 will do 150fps but >I've never driven it that fast for too long.
I've run it at 150 for days on end...No problems at all.
It's how I discovered how to make a producer cry, take 2 435's and shoot with both at 150 at all times, run out of stock for a 2 day shoot by lunch on the first ... that was 40 rolls BTW
Geoff Boyle FBKS
Director of Photography
>It's how I discovered how to make a producer cry, take 2 435's and >shoot with both at 150 at all times, run out of stock for a 2 day shoot by >lunch on the first ... that was 40 rolls BTW
>Geoff Boyle FBKS
So... 80 rolls a day, times 2 days= 160 rolls? Pretty good ratio...was it a :30 or a :60 ?
The Kodak rep. absolutely loves ya! ( and suggests multi-cam photosonics for the next one).
Nick Hoffman NYDP
Clairmont does have a Wilcam @300fps but it is a VistaVision 8 perf camera
Steve Peterson LA 600 1st AC.
From the Clairmont catalogue :
35mm 4 perf
Wilcam W-12 4-300fps
35mm 8 perf
Wilcam W-7 is nominally 199 fps
Wilcam W-9 is nominally 99 fps
Wilcam W-11 is, I believe the "quiet" 8 perf Wilcam and I do not think it goes much above sync speeds