Towering over the entrance of Cindy's Waterfront Cafe in Monterey California is a massive video pylon consisting of 6 giant HD screens. Slow motion waves, beautiful sunsets, and schools of sardines are some of the imagery you will see flowing in perfect synchronization across all six screens.
Cinematographer Chuck Saltsman shot the footage at a staggering 5K resolution at up to 100 frames per second on a RED Epic camera. By turning the Epic on it's side Chuck was able to obtain maximum vertical resolution. The RED files were brought to Sabertooth and color graded in the DaVinci Resolve suite. After grading the RED files were brought into Adobe After FX where they were formatted, assembled and sliced into 6 HD video streams. The streams were then made loop-able and encoded into high-bitrate mp4 files that are played back by industrial strength Brightsign hardware. Brightsign enables remote management of the playback files so different video streams can be played depending on the time of day, month or mood desired at the cafe.
Below are four of the many sequences captured on the RED Epic at 5K resolution @100 fps.