60% of the movie will use the full IMAX aspect ratio

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  1. infiniti

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    Watch interview by clicking link:

    Greg Foster (President of IMAX Entertainment) on the red carpet at the world premiere of Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Age of Extinction in Hong Kong. As we previously reported, Bay used the new IMAX 4K 3D digital cameras to shoot a tremendous amount of Transformers 4, and when you see it in IMAX about 60% of the movie will use the full IMAX aspect ratio. It’s absolutely the best way to experience this movie.

    During the interview Foster talked about the new cameras, how Bay originally had them for two weeks but decided to keep them for the entire shoot, how IMAX will do future upgrades to the camera, and more. I Hit the jump to watch the interview.

    Greg Foster:

    Talks about the new IMAX 4K 3D digital cameras and how Michael Bay got access to them.
    Explains how they had to build a 2nd camera for Bay.
    60% of Transformers: Age of Extinction is using the full IMAX aspect ratio.
    2:00 – How the camera weighs 25 pounds.
    2:45 – Who else is using these new cameras? I try and get him to confirm J.J. Abrams is using them on Star Wars: Episode 7
    3:30 – When the upgrade for the next resolution happens will it be a firmware upgrade or chip set?

    Read more at Greg Foster Talks TRANSFORMERS 4 and IMAX 4K 3D Digital Camera

    Transformers 4: Age of Extinction, opening next Friday all across the United States, clocks in at 150 minutes jam-packed with rippling muscles, swooping action shots, and earth-shattering explosions. Somewhere within there are 30 minutes shot with an IMAX camera—the first digital 3D IMAX camera the company has yet developed. How will you know which ones they are? They’ll likely be the most vivid, most thrilling, most awesome 30 minutes of the movie.
    http://www.fastcompany.com/3032185/can-imaxs-new-camera-make-big-movies-worth-big-moneyhttp://www.fastcompany.com/3032185/can-imaxs-new-camera-make-big-movies-worth-big-money

    Don't know if its only 30 minutes of footage shot with Imax 3d camera. I hope its more than that. Not sure how reliable the source is.
     
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    I wonder how that compares with Dark Knight Rises' IMAX usage, that was the movie with the most IMAX shots.
     
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    60% of the time...


    ..it works every time.
     
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    The Dark Knight Rises, which has the same running time as Age Of Extinction, had 72 minutes of IMAX scenes. If 60% of AOE is in IMAX, then it probably is about 80 minutes or so of IMAX scenes, so it beats TDKR by 8 minutes.

    Then again, I could be very wrong. LOL. Weird how Foster says that that 60% of the movie will be in IMAX, but the article below says 30 minutes. I don't know who to believe! :eek: 
     
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    No difference to me as my dam local cinemas DON'T have IMAX. :banghead: 
     
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    I hope this means that when the Blu-Ray comes out, Paramount will have the decency to make the IMAX Edition the wildly available version of the movie, rather than regulating it to friggin' Walmart.
     
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    Cool.
     
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    isn't the imax ratio a lot closer to TV than film?

    not particularly a fan of it, l like widescreen.
     
  10. infiniti

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    watching it like that in imax is worth it.
     
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    maybe, but I don't think i'll see it on IMAX.

    I guess I hardly noticed the aspect ratio change in the Batman movies so its probably no big deal.
     
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    really, you didn't notice watch the dark knight rises in imax?
     
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    All the imax scenes in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises felt off to me as they were a different level of quality to the normal scenes;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OYBEquZ_j0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNUSDu-Tehg

    As such I'm not really a fan of the idea of certain parts of the movie being filmed using a different method to others as it means 40% of the movie will be more noticeably weaker in terms of quality and the quality jumps will result in multiple lighting shifts.
     
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    I really hope they offer a "Big Screen" Edition of the Bluray for AOE, like they did at Walmart for ROTF. The forest fight taking up the whole screen is always nice.
     
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    Rightly or wrongly... I'm taking that 60% in IMAX 3D being 1h 38mins of Robot and / or action scenes! I don't care if I'm wrong.. I'm using it to boost my confidence in the movie. I already think it will be great... but over an hour and a half of action should be awesome!!
     
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    Sweet! No black bars on the TV! ;) 

    Of course, when they finally come out with 21:9 TVs it will look funky, but oh well.
     
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    I just pee'd in my chair.