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12 July 2018

Flir’s Star SAFIRE 380-HD is Hollywood star in Sicario 2

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com

Lights, thermal camera…action! Vision manufacturer Flir can now be seen in cinemas taking a starring role in a major Hollywood movie. One of the company’s thermal imaging products, the Star SAFIRE 380-HD, features heavily in the opening scene of drugs thriller Sicario: Day of the Soldado. Producer Edward McDonnell says: “We always strive in these kinds of movies to make as much of it as possible actual and factual.”

The sequel to 2015’s blockbuster Sicario, which has just been released in cinemas, opens with US Border Patrol tracking a fugitive in the pitch black using Flir’s camera. Another of the movie’s producers, Trent Luckinbill, says: “Our goal with Sicario is to be as authentic and realistic as possible, and one of the things that we found out about Flir was that this is equipment that the real Homeland Security uses in these situations - and that was very interesting to us.”

In a behind-the-scenes video, executive producer Richard Middleton explains: “If there’s a camera system out there that these military and police departments are actually using in order to do their jobs, why not see if we can get that equipment?”

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