Apple’s Carpool Karaoke Season 2Fresh off of the PGA Award for the Best Short Film Programming, Apples announced that they will be releasing Carpool Karaoke Season 2. After being programmed on Apple Music for the past year, they have decided to kick it up a notch by bringing in the 4K quality. In these half hour segments, you can see your favorite stars jamming to anything that range from the classic songs to the latest top 40.
Challenges of Bringing Quality ContentTaking a 5-10 minute Late Night segment to a 4k half hour stand alone series required larger sensor cameras and robust recorders that could handle massive files while recording none stop for up to 5 hours straight. We had to come up with custom cabling and camera mounting in order to meet the new higher quality demand. However, that being said, we still had to keep the rig small enough for the talent to drive. Being more compact and more complex is always a challenge that CMount is excited about taking on.
The Future of Carpool KaraokeWe are excited to get back to work on our 4k Car rig for Carpool Karaoke Season 2. We have even more tricks up our sleeves for Season 2 including a custom wireless camera control system prototype. This, like so many other components we need to pull off what we do, don’t exist… if you can’t find it, you just have to make it! Much of the gear we are using for this new season of Carpool Karaoke is confidential, but here are some of the primary items:
- Black Magic Micro Studio 4k
- Micro Four Thirds lenses
- AJA Ultra Recorders