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Michael Bay’s Transformers 4 is among the latest productions to use Radiant Image’s palm-sized Novo action camera. The Novo and Novo 2K — a newly unveiled model of the camera that supports uncompressed 2K Raw — were both on display this weekend at Cine Gear Expo.
Radiant co-founder Michael Mansouri told The Hollywood Reporter that a prototype of the new 2K version was already tapped for David Ayer‘s Ten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
He added that in addition to Transformers 4, the original Novo — weighing just 3.2 oz — was also used for the upcoming film Need for Speed directed by Scott Waugh and lensed by Shane Hurlbut.
Co-created by View Factor Studios and Radiant, the Novo cameras are built with the GoPro sensor and designed for “cinematic” use, said Mansouri. The Novo includes a C-mount lens system plus a PL mount adapter. The autoexposure function can be disabled, permitting cinematographers to use the lens to manually adjust the aperture.
The Novo is available for rental at Radiant in the U.S. and through Europe-based rental partner P+S Technik.
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