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Reflex uses slo-mo techniques in game show first

Reflex uses slo-mo techniques in game show first
Pippa Considine
21 February 2013

The NAC/Ikegami Hi-Motion II Camera will be used for the first time in a television studio in the UK for Objective Productions’ new BBC One prime-time game show Reflex, when it goes into production in the spring.

One key element of the show will be tests of human reaction times, covered by bespoke super slow-motion technology, as well as new techniques which will allow viewers to see things never before captured in a game show.

Series editor Warwick Banks says: “What makes these cameras so special – witnessed when they captured iconic images of the London 2012 Olympics – is their ability to record in two different ways. Firstly, they can operate in standard capture mode and act and perform as a normal studio camera. But with a flick of a switch, the very same camera can also record at 1,000 frames per second. This speed allows us to capture all the action in super slow motion.

“This series will be ground-breaking in using these specialist cameras alongside an array of our high speed and high tech capture technology.”

Reflex, a six-part show fronted by Shane Richie, features contestants responding to – and competing in – a series of dynamic and extraordinary tests with each show featuring two teams of family members. After a head-to-head, the most successful family team will go on to play an endgame where they can win up to £20,000.

The format was created by Adam Adler who will also executive produce the show with Nathan Eastwood and Andrew Newman. The producer is Hannah Dodson, and executive producer for the BBC is Karl Warner.

Objective Productions is part of the All3 Media Group.

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