1 Beyond Super Wrangler on 3D Blockbuster
The latest installment in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is currently in post-production and scheduled for release on May 20, 2011. The film is the first of the series to be shot and distributed in 3D. The production shot with RED MX cameras in Element Technica rigs and used the 1 Beyond Super Wrangler on-location to manage all the data from the cameras.
The Super Wrangler from 1 Beyond is an excellent solution for managing and reviewing the footage on the fly. The Super Wrangler, equipped with two RED Rocket Cards, was able to ingest the R3D files from both left eye/right eye cameras, verify the files, back them up, build the 3D clips and playback in 3D. And the entire unit, with 17” screen and flip down keyboard, weighs about 42lbs and is comparable in size to a carry-on suitcase (13.6”x17”x9.6”).
The Super Wrangler is almost infinitely configurable, depending on your production, and is capable of supporting files and media from RED, Alexa (including auto off-load and verify, and LTO5 off-load), SI-2K, SI-3D, Phantom, SxS, P2, or Single or Dual Link HD-SDI input. With 24 internal processors, it can do the job of a much larger system in a rugged and travel-friendly form factor.