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  1. On Sunday, September 29, 2013, SpaceX successfully completed the demonstration mission of its upgraded Falcon 9 rocket, delivering the CASSIOPE, CUSat, DANDE and POPACS satellites to their targeted orbits. Falcon 9 lifted off with nine Merlin 1D engines, generating 1.3 million pounds of thrust at liftoff and increasing to 1.5 million pounds of thrust as it approached the vacuum of space.

    This was the first Falcon 9 launch using SpaceX’s new 17 foot diameter fairing, and the first demonstration of a number of technologies on the upgraded vehicle. Following separation of the last payload, SpaceX also attempted an internal milestone of relighting the second stage.

    DP: Randy Wedick
    Producer: Brett Gillespie

    Wide shot: Sony F55 with Leica Summilux-C 40mm prime lens
    Follow shot: Sony F65 with Fujinon Premiere 75-400mm zoom lens
    Captured at 60 FPS in 4K RAW.

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  2. Band Pro's 4K short film 'Viewing the Night Sky in Summer' was shot on location at the world renowned Mt. Wilson Observatory. Dave Jurasevich, Mt. Wilson's Deputy Director of Operations, discusses the history, construction, and key astronomical discoveries made by Edwin Hubble in this behind the scenes interview.

    For more information, visit mtwilson.edu

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  3. Band Pro's Randy Wedick takes us behind the scenes of the 4K short film 'Viewing the Night Sky in Summer'. Exploring the limits of resolution and dynamic range when using the F55 in 4K RAW mode, this film was shot on location at the historic Mt. Wilson Observatory.

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  4. Exploring the limits of resolution and dynamic range when using the F55 in 4K RAW mode, this film was shot on location at the historic Mt. Wilson Observatory. A handmade structure of the highest grade worn by a hundred years of service, the Observatory presents a wide variety of very high detail backdrops, contrasted by a model for skin tone reference. Hard sunlight provides a very high contrast image which also tests the ability of the camera to capture wide dynamic range images, while also showing what happens when that dynamic range is exceeded. A filmic highlight roll off is possible when images are captured in 16-bit precision. Please try to see a screening of this film in 4K if possible, the compressed web version can only capture so much.

    Director / DP: Randy Wedick
    Producer: Brett Gillespie

    Music: "Time Lapse" by Ludovico Einaudi, off the album Time Lapse.
    Available for purchase on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com/us/album/time-lapse/id589994095?i=589994097

    Special Thanks to our Sponsors:
    Sony, Canon, Leica, Tiffen, Cartoni, Leader, Codex, Inovativ Carts, G-Technology, Fill-Lite, Matthews, The Camera House.

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  5. On August 13th, 2013, the Falcon 9 test rig (code name Grasshopper) completed a divert test, flying to a 250m altitude with a 100m lateral maneuver before returning to the center of the pad. The test demonstrated the vehicle's ability to perform more aggressive steering maneuvers than have been attempted in previous flights.

    Grasshopper is taller than a ten story building, which makes the control problem particularly challenging. Diverts like this are an important part of the trajectory in order to land the rocket precisely back at the launch site after reentering from space at hypersonic velocity.

    DP: Randy Wedick
    Producer: Brett Gillespie

    Wide shot: Sony F65 with Leica Summilux-C 29mm prime lens
    Follow shot: Sony F55 with Fujinon Premiere 75-400mm zoom lens
    Captured at 60 FPS in 4K RAW. Playback at 2.5x slow motion.

    Special thanks to Hollywood Camera / Bertone Visuals; Electric Light & Power; Siren Studios.

    ©2013 - Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc.

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