Hi-Def Scanning Equipment for Knight Rider

An interesting article has turned up about the revolutionary HD camera that was used to photograph the new Knight Rider TV movie, with comments from Jamie Barber, the Director of Photography.

“According to Knight Rider DP Jamie Barber (The O.C. and Roswell), the HD-RH1 was an integral part of creating the film’s overall look.

“The driving shots could only be accomplished with the Iconix [camera], and the film would not have turned out the way it did without it,” Barber said. “The camera is so small that I was able to put it in places where I wouldn’t have been able to put an ordinary camera without a lot more time and effort. There was one shot where the car runs literally right over the camera, right down the middle of the street. Using black paper tape, I taped the camera to the road, ran the cable, and then had the car run over it at high speed. There was maybe a half-inch clearance over the camera. There’s no other high def camera I could have done that with.”

Using a suction cup mount and c-stand arm, Barber was able to mount HD-RH1 virtually anywhere on the car itself. “The majority of the interior shots were accomplished with the Iconix,” Barber continued. “Shots of the car driving itself, the steering wheel turning, all of that kind of thing. The Iconix is such a small, light camera that we could put it anywhere, we would do mounts on the outside of the door as the car was driving, looking over the empty driver’s seat and into the passenger seat.”

The complete article can be found at the following location:

Broadcast Newsroom – Iconix HD-RH1 Camera System Used on Knight Rider

The story has also been picked up by Digital Arts Online:

Digital Arts Online – K.I.T.T.’s Perspective

In the meantime, I’ve been working on some of the other sections of the site; look out for some new Knight Rider 2000 trivia and original filming dates soon!

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