We announced we developed a film image simulation camera, the EF-1, stating the camera will simulate film-to-tape origination more accurately than any existing post production technique.
We also explained how the camera will capture non-interlaced images (progressive scan) and then convert them to interlaced 525/60 or 625/50 (or both simultaneously) simulating typical film gray scale and color, film shutter (approximately 1/50th second and film image dynamics (2:3 stepping in 60 field video).
In the spring of ‘99 we announced the unveiling of the camera at NAB, but couldn’t because the prototype wasn’t working to Robert’s satisfaction. Oddly, enough Sony was going to unveil their 24P camera but couldn’t for unknown reasons.
We had a successful NAB without the unveiling :)
Here is one of many articles that can be found about our 24P journey.
Marge Safinia and Joseph Boyle from Merge Media produced the inspirational documentary, “Seeds”, based on the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Maine.
“Seeds” profiles ten teenagers from the Seeds of Peace International Camp. The camp features adolescents gathered from all over the world, sometimes from combating nations, who attempt to form relationships with their perceived enemies and better understand their place in the world.
The entire documentary was shot in video and we did the color correction (with the FILMLOOK® process). “Seeds” is one of those films that gives hope that the world can live in friendship despite the differences between us all. Here is a link to the trailer and see why Judy Woodruff of CNN, says - “…a spectacular film…truly impressive.”