The fast-moving scenes of car chases in movies feature high-speed maneuvering and camera angles to enhance the action and excitement. Some scenes even make you wonder, “Wow…how did they shoot that?”
Mostly trucks with camera and operator platforms bolted onto their fronts were used to capture these scenes. But they are typically not as fast as the cars they’re following. That means the scenes are filmed at a slower speed and sped up during editing to make them look faster.
But now, these fast action scenes can be captured in real time, maintaining that hot pursuit with the help of a new Porsche-based camera car, built by Chase Car Inc.
The company equipped a Porsche Panamera Turbo with a camera crane onto its reinforced roof. This camera car has a top speed of 100MPH with the camera in motion.
The sophisticated computer-controlled camera arm allows it to capture footage above, at ground level and to the side of cars. The arm can extend up to 18 feet and has an ability to shoot 360 degrees: