Why a E-hybrid for Chase Car?
FIRST Porsche Cayenne E-hybrid Russian arm chase car
Short Wheel Base: Allows for the Russian Arm to rotate 360° with plenty of front and back clearance on a low angle shot.
Roomy Interior: Six people, batteries, chargers, video playback & monitors, patch-bays, com-system, Russian Arm and Flight Head controls, second remote head controls, all fit comfortably.
The ML55 Chase Car is a high speed, AWD, On/Off-Road shooting platform for:
Russian Arm & gyro-stabilized Flight Head: mounted to Roof of Porsche Cayenne E-hybrid
Chase Car with the gyro-stabilized Flight Head, Locked-off Camera and/or Stills Camera mounted anywhere on the back, front or roof of the Porsche Cayenne E-hybrid.
Shock Absorber System: uses the Gyro-stabilized Flight Head mounted left/right/ centre on the back or front bumper of the Porsche Cayenne E-hybrid Chase Car Max safe operating speed 180 km/h (115 mph) providing optimum road conditions, (driver makes the final call).
Chase Car Advantages
Safety & Efficiency
Shoot moving vehicles from just about any & every angle you want.
Shooting in all weather conditions.
Shots are setup on the fly & adjusted instantly.
Sequences can be as dynamic as your imagination (within the laws of physics).
Porsche Cayenne E-hybrid Chase Car Features
HD Record/ Playback
(4K Record/Playback available in option)
The HD camera image is recorded/played back using the PIX 240i which records Quicktime files in either Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD video formats. Files recorded in these intra-frame codecs are ready-for-editing directly from the recorder. For color-critical applications recording to Apple ProRes 4444 provides uncompressed alpha-channel transparency for superb chroma keying and grading performance.
The video input on the PIX 240i has extensive compatibility with a wide range of cameras. It’s BNC input accepts 12-bit 3G SDI (4:4:4 RGB or YCbCr), HD-SDI, SDI. Its HDMI input accepts high-definition and standard-definition video.
8 HD/ SD LCD Monitors
5 camera video assist & 3 witness LCD monitors are mounted in various positions inside the Porsche Cayenne E-hybrid. Each monitor has dual inputs
HME Communication System
All in the Chase car can converse at normal speaking levels via HME mic/ headsets that are either open mic or push to talk. The precsion driver(s) are also on the same system so it is like they are in the same vehicle.