With the support of Canon Switzerland, the Swiss Radio and TV SRF produced two elaborate Bullet Time Shots for the programme “Sommer-Challenge”. 50 Canon EOS-1D X cameras were used in one indoor and one outdoor shooting.
Tight budgets mean Matrix-style montages for public-broadcast documentaries are rarely done. But somehow the team at DokLab did it.
50 EOS-1D X DSLRs and 50 EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lenses were used to take the shots.
The cameras had to be configured with the same settings to ensure the eventual shot would be cohesive and believable. The objective was to freeze the action; so each EOS-1D X and 24-70mm lens paring were set at 1/1000sec at f/2.8, ISO 800. Reischer says: “We set-up one camera and used a CF card to copy and paste the profile and chosen custom settings to the rest of the cameras, so they were all the same. That was important.”