The Viper Filmstream camera was unique in that it was a system seemingly before its time, and yet it quickly fell into obsolescence. But was a camera that helped change the face of filmmaking forever.

Today’s subject was suggested by something that we overlooked for five years, but no apologies: it’s probably something that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences failed to notice for something like ten.

In 2017, Grass Valley received a technical Academy Award for the Viper Filmstream camera. Never mind that this was probably a decade after the peak
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