I don't know is this is the correct place to ask this but ...

I've watched several "making of" of current movies and noticed a thing i cannot explain.

What is this strange "secondary" camera you can see near the main camera?

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Reference: (5:52 and 6:50)

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That is a specially built enclosure called a Sound Blimp, for a still camera, which renders it completely silent, so they can shoot stills without clicks and beeps disturbing the filming.

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    Thank you ... I almost thought it was some kind of depth camera to help in later 3Difying the movie :) – user16150 Feb 12 '13 at 18:56

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