March 17, 2012
Canadian documentary film company Q-Films contacted us late 2011 looking for a ‘trip-wire’ style invisible beam system they could deploy in the field to help capture footage for a feature film on local wildlife. Two invisible beams would be used in an ‘X’ formation to trigger professional cameras whenever the animals wandered into the detection zone. The beams were to be set up on tripods and battery powered, they also had to work in sub-zero temperatures reliably.
Thankfully we had just finished the first production run of our new 700-FSK model which was perfect for the job because of its low power consumption and small, robust construction. The detection beam of the new model can also be pushed out to 50m; exactly the distance the ‘X’ formation was required to span. Initially a single beam-set was dispatched to be trialed in snowfall and after a few weeks of testing and a few minor adaptations, a report came back that everything was working as hoped for. A second beam-set was dispatched to complete the configuration and the film is now well on the way to completion.
Some acclaimed wildlife projects Q-Films that have previously released may be viewed here: