Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction will utilize a new IMAX® 3D Digital Camera, which will be the first feature film to use this new camera technology. Time to make those Dinobots pop!
IMAX has developed the first fully integrated dual 65mm 4K digital large-format 3D camera. The camera will switch aspect ratio’s similar to Nolan’s use of the IMAX camera in The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and his upcoming Interstellar. The aspect ratio will switch from standard theatrical release of 2.40:1 to 1.9:1 OR will switch from 1.85:1 or 2.40:1. The entire IMAX presentation will be captured in full 4K resolution.
Here’s the official description of the new camera via IMAX‘s official site:
IMAX’s fully integrated dual 65mm 4K digital large-format 3D camera delivers stunning image quality and is smaller, lighter and easier to use than other 3D digital camera systems on the market.
Exclusively in IMAX® theatres, sequences captured with this camera will expand to fill more of the IMAX screen with unprecedented crispness, clarity, color and earth-shattering 3D for a truly immersive experience.
Check out the IMAX®3D Digital Camera Featurette below:
Last year, J.J. Abrams shot some of Star Trek Into Darkness in IMAX and then converted it to 3D. At the time, that made it the first Hollywood feature shot in IMAX and presented in 3D. Bay expressed the use of the camera in chase-sequences and aerial shots with a specific use of the camera in wildlife scenes.
Though the camera is a departure from IMAX’s staple of film-based capture and exhibition to digital presentations, they will continue to support what they call “gold-standard filmmakers”, which is why Nolan’s new film, Interstellar will be showcased in a film-projected 2D presentation,
Here is the new IMAX trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction:
Let’s see what Bay can pull off the fourth time around on June 27th.
Images: Paramount Pictures. IMAX Corp