Slumdog Millionaire was the first movie shot mainly in digital to be awarded an Oscar for Best Cinematography. The camera that made this possible was the SI-2K Mini, an innovation from P+S TECHNIK in Munich, Germany – developed in collaboration with Silicon Imaging.
P+S designs and builds high-speed digital cameras, image converter equipment and complex rigs for 3D camera set-ups for the professional motion picture industry.
P+S professional cine equipment has also been used for the history-making epic film Avatar, contributing to 3 oscars: Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Art Direction and Best Achievement in Visual Effects.
Most stunning I find the slow-motion images shot using a Weiscam high-speed camera built by P+S. It already has held up to underwater, high speed, low light, minimum focus and maximum depth shooting.
More of such enterprising, creative mechanical engineers –like Alfred Piffl– capable of programming cutting-edge CNC machine tools will contribute to the creation of jobs, impact the nation’s wealth and in this case: win Oscars.
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