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0 Metabones Speed Booster for Micro Four Thirds – First Look and GH3 images

The Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster for Leica R is now in stock at Metabones! The Speed Booster for Micro Four Thirds gives cameras like the Panasonic GH2, GH3 and Blackmagic Cinema Camera a Super 35mm / APS-C sized sensor using clever optics, in the same way that the E-mount version turned cameras like the Sony FS100 and NEX 7 into valid alternatives to full frame. As well as shrinking…

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0 Blackmagic Production Camera 4K shocks NAB – 4K for $4k, Compressed Raw, Super 35mm AND global shutter

MOUNT UPDATE: E-mount makes the most sense for this camera. Earlier today CVP had pre-orders up for a Micro Four Thirds version. That has now been taken down and CVP have confirmed to me there’s only the EF mount camera available to pre-order here. This is just…. insane. Blackmagic are set to announce the Blackmagic Production Camera with 4K Super 35mm global shutter sensor and a Pocket Cinema Camera with Super…

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0 Shooting guerrilla style in Berlin with Iscorama 54 and Blackmagic Cinema Camera

The Lens Whilst Canon L lenses are like a fleet of company Lexus cars. This isn’t really what I want in my films. I need something different. Something with character. For this reason I’ve long been using anamorphic lenses. I recently shot some test footage with the Iscorama 54 anamorphic. This is essentially an Iscorama 36 but instead of a 36mm rear element it is 54mm. Even though the whole…

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0 Blackmagic Cinema Camera tips – ‘overexpose’ it for best results – and interview with John Brawley

Above: my Blackmagic Cinema camera with ReWo cage – a shootout with the Red Epic is coming soon BlackmagicUser.net recently did an interview with John Brawley, the cinematographer close to Blackmagic Design and main tester for the cinema camera. His experience exposing the camera goes along with what I am finding, that the Blackmagic Cinema Camera works best when you ‘expose to the right’.

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0 “Hurt Locker” lens Canon 8-64mm T2.4 PL zoom – perfect companion for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera?

UPDATE: Shane now seems to say it vignettes at 8-12mm. Take all this with a pinch of salt until he makes his mind up Usually most Super 16mm cinema glass won’t cover the larger sensor in the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. The sensor is closer in size to the Panasonic GH3. However Shane Hurlbut has had a rather useful discovery, in shooting with the Canon 8-64mm F2.4 on the BMCC he…

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0 SlashCAM conclude Blackmagic Cinema Camera review, compares to Canon C300

Above: ReWo caged Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Review of the cages for the BMCC is coming soon (click image to enlarge) SlashCAM here in Berlin have been putting their expertise to work on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. They also had the opportunity to compare their regular test shots with new shots from the Blackmagic. As you can see in the example after the break, the blacks are far cleaner in post…

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0 Switronix PB70 BMCC external battery review

You can find the Switronix PB70 for Blackmagic Cinema Camera at Adorama for $299 When the Blackmagic Cinema Camera was announced at NAB many DSLR users were quite concerned by the lack of interchangeable battery and the short 1 hour run time on one charge. In practical reality it is one of the best features.

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0 Could this be the perfect sensor for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera Mark II?

UPDATE: pricing is under $1700 per sensor The company resonsible for the full frame 35mm CMOS sensor in the new Leica M have made a Super 35mm video version of the technology. Above is the CMV12000 scientific sensor by European company CMOSIS – it has amazing potential in a cinema camera. Super 35mm / APS-C sized 4K raw at 12bit (90fps) and 10bit (150fps) 4:3 anamorphic 4,096 x 3,072 Global shutter…

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0 The EOSHD Blackmagic Cinema Camera Shootout

In a joint shootout with Slashcam in Berlin, EOSHD put the Blackmagic Cinema Camera into a bear pit against all rivalling cameras between $500 and $4000. It was a clear day and the results are just as stark. Download the full 2.5K shootout video. Here’s my verdict on which camera you should buy – based purely on image quality. The following cameras are in this test: Blackmagic Cinema Camera (retail) Panasonic GH3…

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0 Blackmagic Cinema Camera Review – DSLR killer?

A version of this review will appear in the UK edition of Mac User magazine. Check out the subscription here This review is based on the final retail model (not a pre-production camera or loan unit). I pre-ordered from CVP in London back in April. The camera is currently £2148 at CVP but of course availability is still unfortunately very limited indeed. The Blackmagic Cinema Camera is the most Apple-like camera I have ever used,…

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0 Blackmagic Cinema Camera rumour of revised camera in 2013 with active MFT mount

The Blackmagic Cinema Camera hasn’t shipped in volume yet but already there is talk of quite an extensively revised camera according to my good friend 43Rumors. If this is true (and I stress – IF!!) then I have mixed feelings because I think it is WAY too soon to be doing a ‘Blackmagic Cinema Camera V1.5’ in early 2013, effectively making your existing cameras obsolete before they have even shipped.

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0 First look at the new ReWo Blackmagic Cinema Camera Cage

NOW AVAILABLE – Check out the cage at ReWo here Here’s an ingenious cage solution for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera by my neighbours in Berlin – ReWo. Rather than a bulky cage which wraps around the entire camera, ReWo have chosen to form their cage around the mount tube. Yes finally that strange EF tube has a use! The cage provides mounting points for ReWo’s wood handles via Arri rosettes, top handle,…

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0 Is raw on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera worth it? Dispelling the myths

There’s some debate at the moment around the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and how useful the raw recording mode is. For me it is ground-breaking at this price point but it seems not everyone sees it with the same enthusiasm because of the workflow and storage requirements. Some say raw is time consuming, not practical, or clients don’t need it. There is no single answer to this which suits everyone, or every…

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0 5D Mark III or Blackmagic Cinema Camera?

Check out the Blackmagic Cinema Camera versus 5D Mark III footage and blog post at EOSHD here With both cameras around the $3000 with a Canon lens mount, and the DSLR being such a popular choice for video, I thought I’d examine the reasons for buying one or the other. Which should you choose?

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0 Blackmagic Cinema Camera shipping delayed

Today I have an update from CVP in the UK regarding the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. The initial shipment is delayed 2 weeks and Blackmagic expect to deliver this to CVP in the 2nd week of August. The good news is that the camera firmware has gone gold and units are under production at the factory as of now.

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0 John Brawley posts new Blackmagic Cinema Camera footage

Please note the compression and noise is from Vimeo not the camera John Brawley has some new Blackmagic footage for us. Unfortunately Vimeo streams 1080p at something like 7Mbit and John has no download option on this clip, so watching Blackmagic footage when it is so heavily compressed rather defeats the object of such a lovely 12bit raw camera. Nevertheless dynamic range and resolution are looking pretty good.

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0 How Blackmagic can add anamorphic recording mode to their Cinema Camera the easy way

Above: the BMD Cinema Camera pictured in a photo from PhotoCineRent in France. I have pre-ordered mine. The Blackmagic Cinema Camera is nearing release and final sensor calibration / firmware adjustments are taking place. When I last spoke to beta shooter John Brawley about his involvement with the camera, he had this to say on an anamorphic mode… “We have discussed the possibility of doing anamorphic. They’re aware that it’s a…