Whenever technology introduces something new and fascinating it creates waves of opportunities. But it can also entice confusion if not understood properly. With so many new inventions coming to surface every day it is very hard to grasp what actually serves your purpose and what does not.
Take the bullet time effect for example. It is new, it is exciting but it is also very easy to confuse with many other different things that may not be as cool as ‘Bullet Time Effect’. ‘Bullet Time Effect’ has many different terms such as freezing time effect, matrix effect, Multicam 360, 3D Multicam, etc. That is why people often confuse their capabilities with usual multi-camera videography.
The purpose of this article is to aware you of mismarketing of bullet time that has recently cost people a lot of money and time. But to move forward we need to understand a little bit of ‘Bullet Time Effect’ and ‘Multi-camera photoshoot’.
Using multiple cameras to show a situation from different angles or perspectives is not a new thing. In many instances, multiple cameras controlled by a crew can produce videos that give a viewer different options to observe from.
By setting up multiple cameras to record events such as weddings, graduations, news presentations, sporting events and such, the videographer can create a completed project right there on the spot, ready to duplicate or broadcast. One of the most recent popular examples would be the 2018 FIFA World Cup’s VAR system.
The important thing to remember about multi-camera video production is that you’ll need a crew to manage all the cameras and the technical aspects. Also, constant communication and coordination are needed to complete any project successfully. The more cameras you set up, the larger the crew and more tools are needed.
Bullet Time Effect
Bullet time was originally popularized by The Wachowski Brothers in their 1999 film ‘The Matrix’. It was a groundbreaking invention at that time for cinematography. Since then Bullet Time Effect has been used in many experiential marketing events, photo booths, promotional videos, ads, etc.
The bullet time effect was originally achieved photographically by a set of still cameras surrounding the subject. The cameras are fired sequentially, or all at the same time, depending on the desired effect. Single frames from each camera are then arranged and displayed consecutively to produce an orbiting viewpoint of an action frozen in time or as hyper-slow-motion. This technique suggests the limitless perspectives and variable frame rates possible with a virtual camera.
You can achieve a bullet time effect perfectly by setting up a connected camera array/rig together, a PC, software to integrate and operate remotely and USB hubs to connect all of the hardware together. COR2TECT has developed an amazing solution that helps you integrate and automate the whole process very easily and precisely.
The best solution for a complex problem
As I’ve already mentioned when technology brings new innovative methods it is easy to confuse them with other methods. Some of the software solution companies may take advantage of that situation and try to sell you the wrong product in order to make some cheap bucks. This is very evident as quite a few people tried to get a solution for complex and advanced bullet time effects but end up getting a multi-camera solution that does not serve their purpose.
Bullet time effect is a very complex system that needs an advanced solution to handle its delicate nature. Although it is quite hard to achieve such advanced technology some companies will surely claim that they have the right product on their hands. But in truth, most of the companies out their lack of vision, skill, and expertise to provide a solution for this complex problem.
For this reason, I can confidently recommend that COR2TECT provide the best solutions for the ‘Bullet Time Effect’ and their service is unparalleled compared to other solutions out there. They don’t rely on false marketing to make money; rather they make impeccable products and provide flawless service.
Bullet time videos are usually made by camera array rigs of different sizes and shapes. COR2TECT provides solutions that help you remotely control and auto-trigger your cameras for small camera array rigs. Their fast and accurate algorithm lets you have the ability to remotely control and trigger your cameras for a much more flexible experience.
After all, this is all about getting the best value for your time and money. Before spending your dollars on solutions for complex problems, you need to think twice. Do you actually buy from the people who only use ‘flashy marketing words’ but do not offer any value? Or do you actually want the best product which will definitely improve the quality of the products? The choice is yours.