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Canon 5D Mark III hacked – Magic Lantern on way

April 27, 2012 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Above: a Magic Lantern test running on a real living 5D Mark III in the wild Initial tests by Alex and the team at Magic Lantern show the hack will work with the 5D Mark III. Canon recently posted an updated firmware for the camera, allowing the file to be analysed and it seems Magic Lantern can be ported to the new camera.

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Next generation cinema camera battle – who will win?

April 24, 2012 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

In the last few weeks the already large number of options for filmmakers have been shaken up. Current cameras all seem to fall into different niches. There are the depth of field specialists – 5D Mark III and D800 with full frame sensors. There are the resolution and raw codec specialists the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera and Red Scarlet. There’s the slow mo specialist the Sony FS700 and my personal favourite all-rounders the GH2 and FS100 which just keep getting better with firmware updates (the FS100 is now a world cam with latest one from Sony). What happens next will be

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera’s sensor has global shutter, made by BAE Systems?

April 23, 2012 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Made in California – there’s a sensor that perfectly matches the specification of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera on the market. It is called the BAE Systems sCMOS (designed by silicon valley semiconductors company Fairchild Imaging who were acquired by BAE in 2011). It is capable of up to 100fps at 2.5K and features a global shutter, a sensor so powerful it is vacuum cooled.

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Blackmagic not just by name – why the Cinema Camera is the future

April 19, 2012 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Photo by Illya Friedman – Hot Rod Cameras Pre-order the £1925 / $3000 Blackmagic Cinema Camera here Click ‘How to Buy’ and follow link to your preferred dealer See Blackmagic’s summary of their new Cinema Camera at DPReview From the archives: Read EOSHD’s explanation of Disruptive Technology The Blackmagic Cinema Camera is to the digital cinema market what the iPhone was to Nokia and Motorola. Here I explain why it is so significant for everyone with an interest in moving images – filmmaker or consumer.

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The downfall of the big guys just began – BlackMagic 2.5K Cinema Camera with 12bit RAW for $3000

April 16, 2012 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Above: Bearing a resemblance to the Box Brownie, the BlackMagic Design Cinema Camera will be available July for $3000 For too long the big corporate giants from Japan have been neglecting a huge burgeoning demand for a true next generation filmic camera for the masses… Despite stumbling ass backwards into it in pole position. Now a company with a fraction of the resources best know for their external recording boxes (like the Hyperdeck Shuttle) BlackMagic Design has dropped a bombshell. They have entered the digital cinema market with a $3000 cinema camera that records 2.5K RAW with 13.5 stops of dynamic