Category: Video Technology

13
Nov
2017

Better Than Reality? Advantages and disadvantages of virtual learning worlds

Just let your imagination go wild… Virtual Reality (VR) allows a fascinating view into what will be possible in the future. Like in Star Trek we might be able to relax in ‘Holosuites’, meet imaginary people from the past and decide what we want to do where and when. The imagination has no limits – the implementation, however, still has.

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08
Dec
2016

Green Screen – the All-Round Remedy? (Part 1)

“Let’s just film in front of green! That way, we save ourselves the effort of constantly building new locations!” Or: “We need to have another go at a scene. Perhaps we’ll do that in front of the green screen, then we can just implement it into the other scenes.” These are all examples of customer statements – mostly expressed with great enthusiasm… However, we have to destroy this illusion of the ‘green solution’ pretty quickly, as filming in front of green is unfortunately not always the solution for everything.

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27
Oct
2016

What to Watch Out for When Filming with a Drone?

More and more often, drones are used in professional video productions. Using this technique, images and emotions are created which, until now, could only be realized with high production costs and immense effort. However, a lot of legal requirements need to be considered for every drone production. Our production manager and director Stefanie Behr spoke with Christian Breuer, managing director at our partner firm All About Video GmbH.

Drohnen-Dreh Bavaria-Filmstudios 2016

(Copyright: Tom Streubel, 2016)

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11
Aug
2016

The Communicator Award 2016 in Silver goes to SAP TV

We are happy to announce that our platform SAP TV has been honoured with the Communicator Award of Distinction in silver. On its website www.sap-tv.com the software company hosts videos about various topics: From innovation to events to behind-the-scenes-insights and customer stories. With globally over 320,000 customers in 25 industries, there are no limits: The content ranges from basketball at the NBA to autism projects in India.

Communicator Award 2016 für SAP TV und Bavaria Film Interactive

SAP is the world leader in enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related service revenue. Hence, the expectations towards the platform in terms of reliability as well as an easy-to-use interface are high. Since SAP is a global player with customers in over 190 countries, we take care that the platform is accessible at anytime, anywhere in the world, from any device. Apart from the editorial content, the homepage also hosts a section for journalists where they can access and download footage like photos and videos of the company.

The Communicator Award is the leading international awards program recognizing groundbreaking ideas in marketing and communications. It honours work that transcends innovation and craftmanship that makes a lasting impact. The Communicator Awards receive over 6,000 entries every year. They’re sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts. Thank you to the academy for honouring our work with this year’s trophy of distinction in silver!

28
Jan
2016

What Are They Talking About? Post-Production Terms Explained!

Almost every industry has its own special jargon with terms, only “insiders” can understand. That’s not different for us in the movie production. But: I’m happy to make you all insiders! According to my area of expertise, I start by explaining important terms from the post-production – my very own workspace.

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16
Dec
2015

EB Sound, the Eternal ‘Poor Relation’ – Talking to an Expert

In the traditional film production, sound recording still has a certain status. EB (electronic reporting) teams, however, don’t necessarily handle it in a professional way, often even neglecting it completely. This can lead to ongoing problems with the sound. More understanding and attention from editors, directors and other responsible people could help though. Everyone is at least a bit interested in camera technology, mainly because the result is visible. The interest in sound engineering and recording, however, is still extremely poor.
We have asked Michael Mücher, a trainer and expert for video, TV and audio a few simple, ever-recurring questions. The interview was conducted by Nils van Well, project manager Volkswagen TV.

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04
Feb
2014

Bouncing Image Capture

The Commercial shooting in Studio 6. Focuses on the bright-illuminated, 170 square metre wide set and its main actor: a brand-new BMW 3 Gran Turismo. As is usually the case in fashion model shooting, the vehicle has been perfectly spotlighted from every side. There were beauty-shots in front of a neutral background, long shots and close-ups. Shots, which are not possible everywhere. Studio size and setting have to match. The studio offers the profound basis required for such a complex commercial shooting.

READY TO SHOOT

In early 2013, Studio 6 was upgraded to become a multifunctional studio to allow the special demands for commercial shootings. Its core highlight is a 13 x 13 metre wide and 6 metre tall infinity cove. Its standard colour is white but it can also receive a different colour paint, as desired. Included into the standard equipment are basic lighting as well as a 12 x 6 metre wide textile sail. This makes the studio one of the largest, ready-to-shoot and best equipped studios in Munich.

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25
Jan
2012

High-speed and low in cost: the Olympus i-SPEED PL

i-Speed-PL-Shot-1_03In January, the camera specialist pure4c from Munich invited us to attend a product presentation by a manufacturer with whom film and video professionals had had little to do before: Olympus. The well-known brand, which is predominantly associated with photography cameras, presented a new high-speed camera called i-SPEED PL.

In reality, manufacturing consumer cameras is only a small part of what Olympus does. Its focus is on medical technology (endoscopes, microscopes) and industrial test apparatus.

The high-speed cameras for industry arose from the latter of these sectors, and these then led to the variant for the world of film and video.

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10
Jan
2012

The video quality of the new Nikon D4: Welcome to filming?

D4_VideoWe can hardly wait to test the video capability of the Nikon D4, which was advertised on 5th January. One of the most exciting features will be the apparently “uncompressed video signal” at the HDMI output: can we expect 10bit colour depth with a chroma subsampling of at least 4:2:2? What about the Moiré susceptibility when filming grids and patterns? (The Canon EOS 5D Mark II is infamous for this).

Is the internal image processor so powerful and configurable that you can use the H.264 *.mov file immediately? That would be a real blessing for a fast workflow! How well does the aperture adjustment work with a moving camera?

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04
Aug
2011

Apple: The silent departure from the professional sector

klapprechnerIt was a wonderful time when Apple still cared about media professionals. Developers from the distant Cupertino sought to get close to us media makers and were in a position to develop groundbreaking software following a successful dialogue with us. Solutions such as the compositing software Shake or the video editing software Final Cut Pro (FCP), which were enthusiastically received by the industry. Top dogs like the Avid Media Composer were knocked off the number one spots amongst the NLE solutions. The laborious and difficult exchange with the media professionals proved to be more than worthwhile for Apple: the alliance with us media makers was decisive for the successful development of Apple’s brand image.

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