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First Full HD Body-worn Minicams

Prime has just built the worlds first body worn 1080@25P HD Minicameras for a new Channel 5 production. The first two Full HD cameras have already been used on the new production; one has been built into a jacket, giving a terrific POV shot from chest height; the other has been built in to a rucksack strap giving the wearer excellent pan & tilt adjustment (with the use of a thumb) for ideal secret filming capability. Using the HD-SDI output from the camera we are recording onto AJA KiPro Mini for the jacket camera and the new Sound Devices PIX-240i recorder for the rucksack camera. Both are recording in Avid DNxHD145 for this production but can also record in PRORES 422 or Avid DNxsHD at up to 220 mbs.

These 1/3'' HD 2 Megapixel CMOS cameras has many other great features that are more commonly found in cameras one hundred time the size; the quality has to be seen to be believed.

We will be building two more cameras in the next couple of weeks and will be writing to tell you all about them; in the meantime, if you would like further information please contact us at HDMinicam@PrimeTV.com or call 0208 969 6122.