I received an email from a NAB show visitor today who had spoken off the record to Canon and was told the company believes a 4K 5D Mark IV would completely overshadow the recently released C100 Mark II and so wouldn’t happen, but that Canon LOG would likely go into the camera to allow shot-matching with the XC10. So to segment specs based on price, Canon is allegedly sticking to 1080p on future DSLRs. The exception is the…
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Blackmagic once again caused quite a stir at NAB with three new cameras. I like the URSA Mini the best but here we have the old Pocket and Studio cameras reincarnated. They are a lot cuter this time. These cameras are exceptionally innovative and certainly break all the known performance / size ratios. Although they look very similar on the surface they are aimed at very different users. I’ll now delve into how the…
Update – pre-orders are now available at B&H and CVP Group At B&H – 4.6K sensor version, EF mount – $4995 At B&H – 4K (old URSA sensor) version, EF mount – $2995 With an FS7 style magnesium body and powerful 4.6K Super 35mm sensor (switchable between rolling shutter and global shutter), the URSA Mini looks to be a real winner. Is this the true spiritual successor to the Cinema Camera we’ve…
Here’s the first footage, from Hot Rod Cameras (follow on Facebook here) shot with a beta-firmware GH4 in V-LOG. The update is coming out later, but first we have V2.2 to look forward to almost immediately. This brings anamorphic support in 24p and more.
With 4K internal recording, Micro Four Thirds sized sensor and V-LOG but a fixed 13x zoom lens, Panasonic have taken a dated concept and brought it up to date. But will the modern video professional let alone filmmakers be able to tolerate that fixed zoom lens rather than the interchangeable lens mount we all hoped would be on this camera?
Red have announced their latest sensor. It’s a full frame (Vista Vision) 40mm x 20mm CMOS capable of 8K (8192 x 4320). At that resolution the maximum frame rate is still an impressive 75FPS. This is the current state of the art.
Here is the Blackmagic URSA Mini pictured at NAB. Not much larger than a Sony FS7, it doesn’t need much in the way of extra work-arounds or rigging to get fired up. I especially love the Alexa-like viewfinder.
Camera provided by Kinefinity and HDVideoShop. Final hardware but pre-release firmware with some modes such as “Golden 3K” for 16-stop dynamic range not yet enabled. The Kinefinity KineMAX is a serious piece of kit. It is possibly the best image I have ever shot with. The 6K Super 35mm sensor delivers an absolutely incredible raw image, internally recorded and also a CineForm Proxy for quick editing.
Canon have a real problem in my opinion. They’re not listening to enthusiasts at all. They claim the XC10 is an “enthusiast camera” and for aspiring filmmakers. Actually it is a POV camcorder where you want a bit better quality than a GoPro.