Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen Filming Uses EarthCam Technology
Custom-Designed Live Webcam System Tracked Desert Progress
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New York, June 29, 2009 -- EarthCam (http://www.earthcam.net), the leader in webcam technology and managed services, today announced that a custom-designed live "TransformerCam" monitored and archived desert scenes during filming of DreamWorks Pictures movie sequel, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”.
The adventure spectacular, starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson, is the latest in a series of director Michael Bay’s summer blockbusters.
In addition to live monitoring the camera captured behind- the- scene action from set construction to views of the explosive final scenes in a time-lapse movie for DVD production.
“Our sequences filmed in White Sands, New Mexico required constant attention by scores of professionals.” said Bay. “The EarthCam system gave us the remote visual access we needed 24/7 in the isolated location to monitor, check progress and enable live multi-point collaboration.” Bay said.
“We developed the rugged, “TransformerCam" for the desert sequence monitoring to withstand heat, wind-driven sand, temperature shifts and the concussions of special effects while taking full advantage of solar power and wireless transmission technology,” said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of EarthCam.”
EarthCam's professional-megapixel system provided high definition, color images with digital Pan/Tilt/Zoom, enabling examination of the smallest set details. The HD images were archived around the clock, providing the producers with instant access to the highest quality digital photographs and time-lapse videos.
EarthCam is recognized internationally as the leader in complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming public and private, password-protected network camera systems delivering millions of images daily. The company’s more than 13-year experience includes developing products and software to maintain thousands of applications from sub-zero to desert environments, as well as urban and isolated locations for business, industry, federal, state and local government. Clients include Disney, Clear Channel Communications, Public Broadcasting System (PBS.) Panasonic, Coca-Cola. Yahoo! Turner Construction, Bovis Lend Lease, Skanska USA, Forest City Ratner Companies, The URS Corporation, Lockheed Martin, , Sprint, Volkswagen, and 28 state departments of transportation including Caltrans, Virginia DOT, New Jersey DOT and the Canadian Ministry of Transportation as well as NASA the, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and the GSA (#GS-35F-0719P).
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