High Speed Camera Robot Shoots Amazing Slow Motion Footage

Written by Documentary.net staff
Published on June 13, 2012

Check out the high speed motion control system 'Spike' from German based company "The Marmelade". Amazing footage...

Check out the high speed motion control system ‘Spike’ from German based company “The Marmelade”. Amazing footage…

Academy Awards 2011

Our groundbreaking High Speed Motion Control System ‘Spike’ brings the creative freedom of a moving camera to the world of high speed filming and so enables us to create shots that would be impossible to achieve otherwise.
‘Spike’ can freely move the camera with unparalleled speed and precision, thereby removing the previously existing creative limitation of having to shoot high speed sequences with a locked camera.
By marrying the hardware of a sturdy and reliable industrial robot to software that was built from the ground up for the demands of motion controlled high speed imaging, we developed a unique system for creating real life camera moves with the ease of use normally associated with 3D Animation.
Exactly repeatable camera moves can be created and modified within a matter of seconds. Using the rich previsualisation features of the system, creative options can be quickly explored on the computer screen and the resulting changes then immediately be performed for real. Additional effects can be triggered in sync with the move, allowing complex effect sequences to be performed.
And of course ‘Spike’ also is at home at slower speeds, producing dramatic product shots as well as stealthy perspective changes and breathing life into pack shots.