(CBS News) Wow, I don't even know where to begin with this one... in short, the level of resolution capable on a camera has led to the creation of this truly powerful video above that shows firefighters in action like you have never, ever seen them before. Seriously, you really need to watch this one! (And remember: This is not a movie. This is real life. And it's spectacular!)
The mind-blowing video was posted by Vimeo user Gregory Wilson who writes about the Hollywood-like, but actually live firefighting footage shot:
Director Brendan Bellomo and cinematographer Greg Wilson were asked by Vision Research and Abel CineTech to shoot the first test footage with the yet to be announced Phantom Flex4K Digital Cinema Camera. The camera was a little more than a week old and still in its Alpha Proto-type stage when we got our hands on it.
All the live action footage was shot on March 24th, 2013 with some additional fire elements shot on the 23rd and 25th of March with the Hebron Fire Dept. and the Glastonbury Fire Dept. in Connecticut. We were thrilled with the camera's performance at this early stage of its development and are very much looking forward to this camera as it matures prior to it's release this fall. This is a true 4K RAW camera capable of at 1000fps at 4K resolution. Thanks to our great crew, including lead Phantom camera technician Edward Richardson, VRI and Abel CineTech for giving us the opportunity to shoot with this amazing new camera system.So, is your mind completely blown like mine over the capabilities of this camera and talent of these filmmakers? And for those reading this post who happen to be filmmakers (or possibly journalists), are you rushing out to place an order for one right now? (Hello? Are you still there?) A triple-rainbow salute of video excellence goes out to Greg Wilson, Brendan Bellomo and all others involved in this mesmerizing and amazing project from all of us here at The Feed! And if you'd like to check out more great work by Gregory Wilson, you can visit his website by clicking here or for more (equally) great work from Brendan Bellomo, you can visit his by clicking here.