Adidas "Predator X" commercial 1000fps

  • Production: Adidas 'Predator_X' football boot commercial
  • Director: Marco Brambilla
  • D O P: Robbie Ryan

The Phantom HD Gold camera was mounted on a highspeed rail system called 'Rail Cam'. This system is commonly used in sports filming in which a rail carrying a moving camera is mounted above a stadium. A remote-controlled camera head rides on a carriage capable of moving at speeds in excess of 10m/s - a speed necessary to capture a 100m sprinter. The shots used here involved building 40m of track from below stage level upwards towards the far ceiling of the studio. As the players kicked the ball, the camera sped past them, rotating to follow the flight of the ball.