“We’ve had a very good experience with the system”, says BTF’s Joachim Richerzhagen. “It gives me access to the cameras via the network, which enables me to see the camera from the top of the control room and operate it via remote triggering. The cameras also internally record as a back-up.”
A crucial first step in the development of the AMIRA Multicam system was to make the cameras controllable with industry-standard Sony Remote Control Panels (RCP’s), allowing technicians to continue to use the tools they are comfortable with. The system allows Sony RCP image parameter and iris control for ENG style PL and B4 lenses, and EF lenses, and Cinestyle lenses (with cmotion Broadcast camin).
And above all, says Joachim Richerzhagen, ARRI cameras and lights make it look great. “We have a much higher dynamic range, which is definitely noticeable in the picture,” he explains. “And since the studio has been completely converted to LEDs, which can also be used to produce colored light, the cameras already look great without us having to add a lot of look”.
However, if more look is needed, Look Library looks and 3D LUT’s can be loaded, used, and modified using the Sony RCP.