In Sunday’s segment on Sky News Australia (Weekend Edition with Tim Gilbert) we looked at the camera technology that enabled Tom Cruise to produce the long awaited sequel to Top Gun, Top Gun Maverick. Almost three years after it was supposed to make its premiere, Top Gun Maverick will finally hit cinema screens later this month – May 26. Actors will be seen in real jets during action scenes.
A US Navy pilot is flying the FA/18 Super Hornet but by cutting between the tandem-seater and single seater in the editing room – it looks like Tom Cruise and the others are actually flying. It’s been made possible because of this special Sony camera rig. These cameras are 6K and modular so all of the reactions are real in the cockpit.
PARAMOUNT TEAMS WITH LASER
Laser Corporation is giving Australians a chance to be Top Gun for a day. In a huge endorsement of Laser, Paramount has chosen the Aussie tech company as its offical marketing partner. Chris Lau and the team will be giving away a Maverick helmet (see in the segment) and many of branded prizes. At the top of the list is a fighter jet experience worth $5 000 AUD.
GOOGLE IS MAKING IT EASIER TO REMOVE PERSONAL DETAILS FROM SEARCH
Google is now allowing people to remove their personal contact information — phone numbers, physical addresses and email addresses — from its search results. It’s to protect users from “unwanted direct contact or even physical harm.” Google did allow people to request the removal of specific information but it wasn’t easy. Although Google can remove your details from search, it cannot remove the information from the internet. You will need to approach each website to request the removal of your data.
SNAPCHAT SELFIE DRONE
Pixy is a tiny drone that’s designed to be a flying selfie camera that you take everywhere. It will follow you and return to your hand. The flight time is very short, camera basic and they are only on sale in the US and France. You can share instantly on social media. It has pre-programmed moves like larger drones. It’s not cheap at $230 US but it’s an intriguing product that could lead to a trend in selfie micro drones that don’t require any piloting skills at all.