Worldwide premiere at Studio Sitges! The Phase One XF IQ4 camera has arrived!

By Mikko
Worldwide premiere at Studio Sitges! The Phase One XF IQ4 camera has arrived!

The wait is over, It’s finally here! The brand-new Phase One XF IQ4 150MP Camera system, the highest resolution camera in the world.

The moment we’ve been waiting patiently for these last months has finally arrived. Today we received the very first XF IQ4 at the studio and it’s truly a magnificent piece of equipment.

Phase One is the world's leader in digital medium format photography and RAW processing software solutions for professional photographers. This new digital back has an incredible 151 mega pixel resolution bettering the previous model the IQ3 by 50%.

Some of the most exciting features of this new monster camera - apart from the incredible resolution - are the new tethering options. The firewire port is gone but instead there are three massive new tethering options.

• You can now tether with inexpensive ethernet cables that come in literally any length and don't accidently disconnect as easily as firewire cables, but also powers the camera eliminating battery concerns.
• Fast direct USB-C connection to hard drives, meaning you can shoot via USB-C to your laptop or an external hard drive directly, something we have all been waiting for, for a long time.
• And the most exciting: WiFi RAW tethering. No cables at all. You can shoot wireless and have a 151 million pixel image pop up on your laptop screen.

There are also improvements in storage options, and as mentioned above you can now shoot directly to your hard drive via USB-C, or a XQD card option that has a 400MB per second write speed, the fastest available at this moment. The new IQ4 has two card slots and can write to an SD card back up at the same time as tethering.

If you are interested in more info and the full specs, click here.

For more details and bookings please contact us here, thank you.

The Sony PXW-FS7 handheld Camera system

By Mikko
The Sony PXW-FS7 handheld Camera system

Whether you're trying to get the perfect shot for a documentary or reality TV show, the Sony FS7 is the camera you want to turn to. With a Super 35mm sensor, it lets you capture images at a cinematic depth of field.

The FS7 was designed specifically to be a comfortable handheld camera even after long hours of shooting and to support hours and hours of recording without having to change memory cards. And of course, deliver the latest in resolution, exposure latitude and color reproduction. It's also built to be sturdy and lightweight and is isolated from dust and water spray.

Let's take a closer look at the specs of this camera. It can record 4K DCI (4096 x 2160) or 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) at speeds up to 60 frames per second, and Full HD at speeds up to 180 fps, which translate into a beautiful 7,5 times Super Slow Motion if your project plays at a cinematic 24 fps, this without sacrificing bit depth and no windowing of the sensor.

The FS7 also supports 4-channel audio input and recording, which enables you to record form up to four different microphones simultaneously, perfect for interviews for example where you want to record the interviewee and the interviewer on different channels and at the same time record ambient sounds and the camera operators voice memos.

The Sony PXW-FS7 can be rented at studio Sitges with a variety of lenses including the Sony 20mm, 25mm and 135mm PL / T2 CineAlta lenses and a Zeizz 50mm Compact Prime CP .2 lens.

For availability and prices please contact us here, thank you.

The Azimut Magellano 53 motor yacht Peluni now available for charter at Studio Sitges.

By Mikko
The Azimut Magellano 53 motor yacht Peluni now available for charter at Studio Sitges.

Studio Sitges adds another dimension to the production possibilities that we can offer our clients.

The Peluni is a 2015 Azimut Magellano 53 motor yacht moored here in the Sitges port of Aiguadolç, only 25 min from the Barcelona Airport. It can take up to twelve people and can sleep six people in three separate cabins, not including the captain who has his private quarters. It has three outdoors seating areas where you can relax and take in the beautiful scenery as you sail along the coast.

There are so many stunning and varied spots along the coast around Sitges for photo or video shoots, like the long sandy beaches of Castelldefels, the hidden away coves wedged in between the high walls of the Garraf massif or right in front of Sitges with the beautiful town as a backdrop.

The yacht is of course also available to charter for leisure, for that special celebration or dream vacation, and The Peluni comes with all the amenities necessary for an unforgettable journey at sea.

If you’re interested in the technical specifications of the yacht check them out here, and if you want to inquire about availability or get additional information, please contact us here.

Sony F5 cameras now available to hire at Studio Sitges

By Adam
Sony F5 cameras now available to hire at Studio Sitges

When your project means everything, don’t cut corners.

Now at Studio Sitges you can hire the outstanding Sony F5 camera for your shoot. And start recording internally with an eye-popping 4K.

500 engineers worked on this camera for two years. And they got a tonne of industry feedback to raise standards further. The result? The F5 is an impressive piece of kit that provides you with a gorgeous HD experience.

For you technical junkies, check out the full spec here. And there’s a lot of information here at this Sony community page.

Used by discerning filmmakers and advertisers around the world, the F5 is going to set your visuals apart from the crowd. So whatever story you need to tell, make sure you tell it with the Sony F5 and Studio Sitges. And make every pixel count.

Located near Barcelona, we’re taking equipment and studio bookings now. For more details please get in touch on +34 620 222 239.

Studio Sitges Welcomes Mercedes Benz

By Adam
Studio Sitges Welcomes Mercedes Benz

Mercedes Benz has the highest standards and they’re always striving for perfection.

Their cars are crafted with beautiful designs, built with precision engineering and their attention to detail is astonishing. So they always demand the best from everyone.

Which is why we’re really proud that Mercedes chose Studio Sitges to shoot their new flagship model, the AMG GT – which was officially launched on the 9th September.

It’s a beautiful car and was a perfect match for our contemporary photography studio. If you want to see why Mercedes hired our state of the art studio, please contact us here.

6 x 8 m Hand Painted Canvas

By Adam
6 x 8 m Hand Painted Canvas

Here at StudioSitges we like old-school. The beauty of a hand-painted canvas backdrop cannot be matched.

Some of the world’s most famous artistic photographers are known for their stunning portraiture due to their selection of canvas as a backdrop. Annie Leibowitz’ celebrity shots, Richard Avedon’s fashion pics and Joel Peter-Witkin’s artistic ensembles would never have achieved their greatness if not for the allure of the canvas backdrop.

Now available at StudioSitges, we can offer our huge 6 x 8 m hand painted canvas backdrop to add that classical look to your production.

Broncolor rental made easy

By Rodney
Broncolor rental made easy

We’ve come up with yet another way to make our superb deals on Broncolor equipment rental better still.

We have got together with Tx-Lab to ensure a simple and convenient way for you to book, collect and return our range of Broncolor gear. Not only that – TxLab will be happy to provide demos and give full information and back-up at their central Barcelona location.

So all you need to do now is to pick up the phone to Txomin on +34 658 979 229. He will handle all enquiries on behalf of Studio Sitges. That leaves you free to get on with what you do best – using the Broncolor equipment.


Feel-good times

By Rodney
Feel-good times

Isn’t it a great feeling when people tell you that they like what you do? That’s how it is for us at Studio Sitges now that we are on Gamma Nine’s Lust List.

We are proud and delighted that our superb facilities turn them on. Catch what they have to say about us here: http://gammanine.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/g9-lust-list-studio-sitges/ We had faith that our hard work and careful planning would pay off. And that how it is turning out big-time. We don’t forget that we couldn’t have done it without collaboration with architect Tom Kundig. He brought his world renowned signature style to Europe via Studio Sitges.

So please forgive us if we are feeling pretty happy about it all right now.

Cristalmina Casting

By Rodney
Cristalmina Casting

On January 18, Laboratorios Salvat and advertising agency Memento did the casting of their new Cristalmina campaign in our studios.

We had the pleasure of working with choreographer Rafael Amargo; and some very little, and impressive, dancers. Expect some videos and more exclusive photos pretty soon...

Kids invasion!!!

By Rodney
Kids invasion!!!

This past weekend, a troop of kids invaded Studio Sitges.

What was going on...? Why they were here...? You'll find out soon. For the moment being, take a look at this little dancer...