The camera used to shoot Slumdog Millionaire
80% of the film Slumdog Millionaire was filmed with a camera the size of two packets of cigarettes. Size can be deceiving - this modular camera system enables one to record direct to laptop for high quality recording with a tethered camera-head - or to bolt the head onto a processor/recorder for more conventional production.
P+S Technik offer the SI-2K digital cinema camera with a range of prime lenses, built by P+S Technik, providing an affordable alternative to film production.
Classed as being in the league of 16mm or Super 16mm film production, the SI-2K has earned a reputation as being a versatile camera that can go anywhere due to the size and flexibility of the system.
The SI-2K is a Modular Digital Cinema Camera System with Touchscreen Interface. This combines a digital cinema class 2048 x 1152 resolution camera head with excellent image quality and shooting flexibility. It‘s low-noise, high dynamic range images, with over 10 f-stops of dynamic range via an on-chip 12-bit A/D converter, are freely manipulatable with user-generated Iridas .look files, creating a "blank slate" for the cinematographer to freely express his or her vision.
The SI-2K Mini uses a 16:9 format 2/3" CMOS sensor, and its single large image design enables the use of cost-effective 16 mm film-style lenses, eliminating the optical aberrations caused by a 3-chip prism assembly.
Shooting flexibility is enhanced with the P+S Technik Interchangeable Mount System: an intermediate positive lock mount allows the exchange between different lens mounting rings within seconds. More than 10 different mounts are available to support the use of B4 2/3" video lenses, high-quality modern cinema PL-mount lenses as well as affordable F-mount and compact C-mount lenses and more.
For situations too extreme or space limited for the camera operator to maintain direct physical operation, the SI-2K features the ability to remotely tether the camera head via gigabit Ethernet over long distances while maintaining full control of the camera. The separable camera head‘s built-in power regulator allows battery operation from 5-17 V DC with just 6 Watt of power consumption. For very long distances, off-the-shelf fiber optic converters can be added to extend distances past the threshold of copperbased gigabit.
Choose from several recording media options for up to four hours recording time for the SI-2K Recording Unit: Digital Standard Magazines (160 GB HDD or 32 GB SSD) and Digital RAID Magazine (320GB HDD).