Transformers 4 to film using Palm-Sized Novo Camera

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Hollywood Reporter has some news on the filming of Transformers 4 – though not the kind you’d think! According to the article on Hollywood Reporter, parts of Transformers 4 will be filmed using Radiant Image’s palm-sized Novo camera, which weighs in at just 3.2 ounces. The article linked above has some additional technical information on the camera and its capabilities – it’s a far cry from the traditional depiction of large, stand mounted Hollywood cameras, although it can get closer to the action of a scene by virtue of its smaller size and lighter build.

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  1. Ikkstakk's Avatar Ikkstakk says

    Bay will be using this to shoot parts of the movie? It's palm-sized and weighs 3.2 ounces?

    Mm-hmm. ShakyCam much?

  2. agentSAP2006's Avatar agentSAP2006 says

    First thing I thought of based on the thread title was Bayformers Reflector.

  3. Autovolt 127's Avatar Autovolt 127 says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by agentSAP2006 View Post
    First thing I thought of based on the thread title was Bayformers Reflector.
    Man I would love to see Reflector in any new fiction. The idea for him is brilliant. Really helps sell the robots in disguise angle.

  4. Bumblethumper's Avatar Bumblethumper says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ikkstakk View Post
    Bay will be using this to shoot parts of the movie? It's palm-sized and weighs 3.2 ounces?

    Mm-hmm. ShakyCam much?
    My thoughts exactly.

    ... although, it will allow them to get closer to the action, with helmet cams, cameras inside and underneath vehicles.

    Hopefully they have the sense to use it judiciously, and include only the most spectacular footage.

  5. Ikkstakk's Avatar Ikkstakk says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by agentSAP2006 View Post
    First thing I thought of based on the thread title was Bayformers Reflector.
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Autovolt 127 View Post
    Man I would love to see Reflector in any new fiction. The idea for him is brilliant. Really helps sell the robots in disguise angle.
    "Ohai Bayverse Reflector" was my original joke. (Before I read the article and thought the camera was actually going to be product placement IN the movie.)

  6. tonyformer's Avatar tonyformer says

    I could see this as reflector but when by uses it to film, that filming becomes the world through he optics of reflector. That would be cool.

  7. Leather Elbows's Avatar Leather Elbows says

    Bay will have a military soldier hold it in his hand and run as fast as he can without even aiming it.

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