V.I.O., a leader in wearable video technology since 2001 is proud to announce collaboration with Fox UK on the new Ridley Scott production, Prometheus.
V.I.O. products are the system of choice for production companies, extreme sports athletes and military forces worldwide; the selection of the POV.HD camera by FOX UK for this particular production was an easy choice. Fox UK comments: “After evaluating a number of products, V.I.O. cameras were chosen as they provided both the technical and aesthetic requirements for the movie. When dealing with props, the look of the item is very important, and these cameras, being an important part of the suit, fulfilled that requirement.
The full HD image quality enabled us to use real footage from the cameras, without having to re-film sequences separately. Their rugged design and high build quality kept the cameras working in the most extreme on-set conditions.” The POV.HD’s native 1080P sensor shoots Full HD video and provides exceptional low-light performance — perfect for the conditions on set at Pinewood studios. The exposure compensation mode was a key feature to enable capture of detail in particularly dark scenes.
The low profile: The sleek design of the POV.HD imaging head perfectly integrated with costume design, worn on the space helmets and suits of all actors. Stealth mode: The mode of choice for covert military forces allowed total piece of mind for the production team on set. Stealth mode shuts down all audio and visual alerts on the system to ensure the POV.HD is not seen or heard. A wireless monitor bank gave live viewing capability of all actors’ point of view during the entire production; by using small wireless transmitters with the A/V port, the Director and DOP were able to watch the POV from all actors while on set.
Directed by Ridley Scott, Prometheus stars Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender. Released June 1st 2012 in UK and and June 8th, 2012, in North America.
V.I.O. pioneered the P.O.V. category over a decade ago; video quality, durability, and innovation are hallmarks of the V.I.O. brand. Designed for action sports, industrial, and military applications, V.I.O. cameras offer many unique features including infield editing and other patent pending technology.