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Women in Sports Media Initiative winter tech networking event

Women in Sports Media Initiative winter tech networking event
15 Nov 18 @ BT Sport

Sony Certified Training: Corporate Video Production

Sony Certified Training: Corporate Video Production
16 Nov 18 @ Sony DMPC, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks SL0 0NH

The ProRes RAW workflow with Jim Marks

The ProRes RAW workflow with Jim Marks
20 Nov 18 @ Proactive UK Ltd, Units 1 and 2, Eastman Way, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7DU

Beyond Three Point Lighting – a personal view by a lighting director

Beyond Three Point Lighting – a personal view by a lighting director
22 Nov 18 @ Proactive UK Ltd, Units 1 and 2, Eastman Way, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7DU

Sony Certified Training: Exposure

Sony Certified Training: Exposure
28 Nov 18 @ Sony DMPC, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks SL0 0NH

Colour Science for Cinematographers and Colourists in an HD World

Colour Science for Cinematographers and Colourists in an HD World
29 Nov 18 @ University of Salford, MediaCity UK, Salford, M50 2HE

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HDR system recognised with ACS Technical and Innovation Achievement Award

Director, cinematographer and camera developer Paul Nichola was recently presented with the Bob Miller – ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award at the 46th 2017 Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) National Awards for Cinematography. The award, sponsored by Miller Camera Support Equipment, recognizes Nichola's development of the 360 x 60 High Dynamic Range (HDR) panoramic camera system.
 
The panoramic system uses existing industrial imaging cameras incorporated into a zero parallax rig that is able to capture the same dynamic range of light and dark as the human eye. It was first utilized on a shoot in Beijing for a re-enactment of a Chinese archery ceremony to record key segments of the ancient ritual.
 
"It is an honor that the panoramic camera system I created has been recognized for the Bob Miller – ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award," says Nichola. "Innovation is a passion of mine and it is great to see this has not only reached the ACS stage, but has also contributed to safeguarding some of China's culture."
 
Nichola incorporated four Ximea 2K x 2K cameras with 6mm Kowa lenses to achieve a 360 x 60 degrees field of view. The Ximea cameras were chosen because they offer a "lin to log" function. This allows the camera operator to nominate two points along its linear exposure acquisition to reduce sensitivity. The dynamic gain control occurs individually on every pixel during the exposure of a frame resulting in a pseudo log exposure, with a net result of preserving deep shadows and bright highlights.
 
The Bob Miller – ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award forms part of the National Awards for Cinematography, which is an annual opportunity to celebrate the art  of cinematography in Australia.
 
Miller Camera Support has sponsored the ACS since the organization’s inauguration in 1958. In addition, Miller donated an LP54 tripod in a handcrafted wooden case fitted  with a special Bob Miller Award plaque, which is permanently housed at the ACS headquarter in North Sydney. The LP54 plaque has the name of the Bob Miller award recipients from each year engraved on it, in perpetuity.
 
"Bob Miller revolutionized the film and television industry when he invented the world’s first fluid head by giving operators the freedom to shoot far more creatively and achieve shots that were previously unattainable," says Mark Clementson, Managing Director, Miller Camera Support Equipment. "Paul Nichola exemplifies the resourcefulness and originality that was personified in Bob by developing a camera system that was specifically built to suit the needs of the project at hand. Miller is delighted to have Paul named by his peers as the winner of the third annual Bob Miller award."
 
To learn more about the ACS, visit: www.cinematographer.org.au
 

Coming Up

Women in Sports Media Initiative winter tech networking event

Women in Sports Media Initiative winter tech networking event
15 Nov 18 @ BT Sport

Sony Certified Training: Corporate Video Production

Sony Certified Training: Corporate Video Production
16 Nov 18 @ Sony DMPC, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks SL0 0NH

The ProRes RAW workflow with Jim Marks

The ProRes RAW workflow with Jim Marks
20 Nov 18 @ Proactive UK Ltd, Units 1 and 2, Eastman Way, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7DU

Beyond Three Point Lighting – a personal view by a lighting director

Beyond Three Point Lighting – a personal view by a lighting director
22 Nov 18 @ Proactive UK Ltd, Units 1 and 2, Eastman Way, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7DU

Sony Certified Training: Exposure

Sony Certified Training: Exposure
28 Nov 18 @ Sony DMPC, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks SL0 0NH

Colour Science for Cinematographers and Colourists in an HD World

Colour Science for Cinematographers and Colourists in an HD World
29 Nov 18 @ University of Salford, MediaCity UK, Salford, M50 2HE

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