Sony’s New 4:4:4 HD System Adopted for Episode III

When production on the latest installment in the Star Wars saga begins in June at Fox Studios Australia, Sony’s new 4:4:4 RGB high-definition (HD) camera and new high-data rate HDCAM SR recording system will be at the center of it all. At NAB, Sony announced that the latest additions to its CineAlta family will be utilized in the making of the film.

Plus8Digital, the digital motion picture technology rental company with offices in Burbank, Calif., Vancouver and New York City, will supply the HDC-F950 camera and HDCAM SR equipment to Lucasfilm. Fujinon will supply all of the lenses for the principal photography. Star Wars: Episode III is due to be released theatrically in summer 2005.