Sony mirrorless cameras are now some of the best and most popular cameras on the market. With small cameras like the Sony a7C and high-resolution systems like the a7R IV, photographers can choose from a wide range of options for almost any kind of photography. When 144 Sony cameras are put together in a rig that works in sync, this seems to be even more true.
Just outside of Madrid, Spain, is a company called Peris Digital. In 2021, Peris Digital began. It is a part of Peris Costumes, which has been making costumes since 1856. The costume company has a small digital branch that uses 144 Sony cameras to make high-resolution digital scans.
The cameras that Peris Digital uses for its rig are the Sony a7C and the Sony a7R IV. The Sony a7C is a great camera because it’s one of the smallest full-frame cameras on the market and it’s not too expensive. The Sony a7R IV is a mirrorless camera that is about the same size as other cameras. It has a 61-megapixel full-frame sensor, giving it a lot of resolution.
The main lenses for these cameras are the Sony 85mm f/1.8 and the 50mm f/1.8. Two of the least expensive full frame lenses you can buy right now are these two from Sony. But great things happen because of them. The only high-end lens in the rig is the Sony 135mm f/1.8 GM lens. This is one of Sony’s lenses on the market right now that is one of the sharpest.
The Sony 135mm GM lens is often used for portraits because it has a long focal length and a wide aperture. But it looks like Peris Digital is making the most detailed scans possible by using its ability to resolve.
The above rig, which has two cameras and three lenses, lets the company make very detailed 3D scans. The most interesting thing is that Peris Digital has set up all of the cameras so that they all fire their shutters at the same time. When this is done and some work is done after the filming, the results might be better than CGI.
“Photogrammetry” is the process of taking many pictures of a scene or object and then putting them all together to make a 3D digital model. This method seems to be used by a lot of people in the industry because it is fast and accurate. Even the people who make triple-A games like this method better than CGI because it works faster and gets better results.
Most of us might not be able to do something like this. This is mostly because it costs a lot of money to have such a set-up. Based on its current retail price, the Peris Digital rig would almost certainly cost more than $250,000. This doesn’t even count the lights and space that would be needed. Still, it’s interesting to see how modern cameras are changing businesses around the world.