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Michael Bay and Imax's 3D cinema camera (pictures)

Action-movie director Michael Bay used Imax's massive 3D, 4K videocamera to shoot "Transformers: Age of Extinction." Here's a look at the technology.

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Stephen Shankland
The Imax 3D Digital Camera is a 38-pound custom-built tool for making 4K movies.
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Imax 3D Digital Camera

The Imax 3D Digital Camera is a 38-pound custom-built tool for making 4K movies.

For "Transformers: Age or Extinction," the 3D camera was lowered rapidly down the side of a skyscraper for a scene with dueling robots.
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Imax 3D Digital Camera

For "Transformers: Age or Extinction," the 3D camera was lowered rapidly down the side of a skyscraper for a scene with dueling robots.

Director and executive producer Michael Bay (right) shooting "Transformers: Age of Extinction" in China.
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Imax 3D Digital Camera

Director and executive producer Michael Bay (right) shooting "Transformers: Age of Extinction" in China.

The Imax 3D Digital Camera can shoot 4K video at up to 100 frames per second.
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Imax 3D Digital Camera

The Imax 3D Digital Camera can shoot 4K video at up to 100 frames per second.

The 38-pound camera is still small enough to be mounted atop a Porsche Cayenne.
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Imax 3D Digital Camera

The 38-pound camera is still small enough to be mounted atop a Porsche Cayenne.

Digital is gaining importance in cinema, but film still is widely used.
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Kodak movile film

Digital is gaining importance in cinema, but film still is widely used.

Imax's 3D Digital Camera mounted on a remote-control crane.
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Imax 3D Digital Camera

Imax's 3D Digital Camera mounted on a remote-control crane.

Michael Bay and Imax 3D Digital Camera
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Michael Bay and Imax 3D Digital Camera

Michael Bay touts the Imax 3D Digital Camera.

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