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#1 Christian Simpson

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 10:04 PM

Anybody know what camera they use for the new show Fringe on Fox or House? I've always wondered what was used for big time TV shows. My guess is a Variacam but i could be totally wrong. If anybody knows, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 10:32 PM

I know house is 35mm on Panavision cameras. Not sure 'bout fringe. IMDB doesn't list any technical details for it, sadly. for hosue:
http://www.imdb.com/...12142/technical
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 05:45 AM

Thanks alot. I never even realized that there was a technical section on imdb. You learn something every day!
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 09:51 AM

Anybody know what camera they use for the new show Fringe on Fox or House? I've always wondered what was used for big time TV shows. My guess is a Variacam but i could be totally wrong. If anybody knows, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!


"Big time" television dramas are primarily on film (at least for the current season), mostly 35 mm 3 perf - unless they're on the CW network. The only film shows on the CW are One Tree Hill (shot on S16mm) and Supernatural (shot on 3 perf 35mm). Every other drama on that network is shot on a video camera, almost exclusively either Panavision Genesis or Sony F900. There is no network drama shot on Varicam as far as I know, only cable productions (American Chopper comes to mind).
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 10:02 AM

"Big time" television dramas are primarily on film (at least for the current season), mostly 35 mm 3 perf - unless they're on the CW network. The only film shows on the CW are One Tree Hill (shot on S16mm) and Supernatural (shot on 3 perf 35mm). Every other drama on that network is shot on a video camera, almost exclusively either Panavision Genesis or Sony F900. There is no network drama shot on Varicam as far as I know, only cable productions (American Chopper comes to mind).

To answer your specific question, House is on 35mm 3 perf film. I believe Fringe is as well, although it's possible that the series is on the Genesis.
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