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'Got to Dance' introduces groundbreaking 96 cameras - watch video

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Sky1's latest series of Got to Dance has been wowing viewers not only with its talented performers, but also its groundbreaking new filming techniques in 2013.

For the first time, the show has started showcasing innovative 'time freeze' visuals and using 96 DSLR cameras on stage, bringing viewers closer to the action than ever before. It's the first time this technology has been used on a TV talent show.

Watch the Got to Dance 96 DSLR cameras in action below:


Got to Dance is produced by Princess Productions and airs on Sunday nights on Sky1.

Ashley Banjo, Kimberly Wyatt and JLS's Aston Merrygold are the show's judges, searching for a dance superstar.

Got To Dance freeze frame cameras in action


Sam Campbell, director of Princess Productions, said that they wanted to capture dance "like never before" with the new filming technique.

"To do this, cameras were placed around the GTD stage in a 220 degree arc, shooting at an incredible 4K resolution," he said.

"At either end of the rig we placed two 4K video cameras, which were perfectly frame-matched to each DSLR. This meant we could move seamlessly from the 'live' performance into time freeze or perfect slow motion. We also placed a 4K red epic camera at the centre of the arc shooting 120 frames a second.

Got To Dance freeze frame cameras in action


"We had a bespoke, unique triggering system which meant we could trigger the rig simultaneously to create time freeze or the so-called 'Matrix' effect, or trigger sequentially, creating unrivalled slow motion in 96-frame image sequences.

"Finally, we were operating with an ultra-fast storage server which accommodated After Effects HD-SDI playback within 30 secs on location."

Watch our recent interview with Got to Dance judge Kimberly Wyatt.

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