High quality high-speed shooting with a camcorder became practical with Vision Research’s introduction of its Phantom series cameras a few years ago. The company’s imaging chops have continuously improved, and innovations in solid-state storage now make it practical to take these camera systems out of carefully set up insert stages. (You might want to check out one of their Miro crash cams to see how compact the technology has become.)
Now, Abel Cine Tech, which distributes Vision Research products, will offer two levels of courses on VRI’s camera systems. A three-hour introductory course offers a good high-level overview of the basic principles of Phantom high-speed cameras in a lecture environment. Meanwhile, the Phantom Intensive Training course is a full-day, hands-on course for anyone with a specific production in mind.
The introductory course will be held this January 25th at the company’s Greenwich Street East Coast headquarters. More info here.