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0 Rodney Charters ASC on shooting Blackmagic and my thoughts on the new URSA Mini 4.6K

Here’s Rodney Charters (DoP, 24) musing on his use of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera as a POV B-camera to the Alexa. (The Pocket has also recently been used separately on Warner Bros motion picture American Sniper). Meanwhile the new Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K has begun to find its way into the hands of DPs with beta firmware. Daniel Peters is the latest to shoot a mini-project with it which you can…

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0 5 underrated cinematic images from “forgotten” cameras

Comment on the forum Some of my favourite images are from cinema cameras and DSLRs from which attention has long since drifted elsewhere! Rest assured some of the older cameras on this list are better than any of the latest and greatest (if not in terms of usability then in terms of having an analogue film-like feel that screams “cinema” and not “digital”). Here are my top 5.

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0 BMCC variant Speed Booster works on GH3 and GH4 to give 1.28x crop, near full frame

I had hesitated to try this for so long, but finally today a brave EOSHD reader sent me a tweet saying he had fitted his BMCC Speed Booster (with protruding rear-glass) on his GH4. It just goes straight on. First a BIG disclaimer. Speed Booster adapters have adjustable glass which can sit closer or further away from the sensor to fine tune infinity focus. On some adapters this will mean potentially it may clash against…

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0 Blackmagic respond to EOSHD about supporting existing cameras – audio levels and histograms on the way!

Above: Prospect, a short film shot on the 2.5k Blackmagic Cinema Camera The Blackmagic Cinema Camera was the first foray for the company into the camera market and was announced 2 years ago this month. I know many users were expecting more from firmware updates in the meantime to add basic features and also features promised by Blackmagic themselves. Many were expecting these to be announced this week at NAB.…

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0 Renowned British filmmaker Shane Meadows shoots Jake Bugg music video on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema camera and BMCC

Above, left: Shane Meadows shoots with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Shane Meadows (Dead Man’s Shoes, This Is England) is in my view the best filmmaker since Danny Boyle to come out of the North of England. While shooting his latest film, a Stone Roses documentary “Made of Stone” Meadows met Jake Bugg at a London gig where he was playing as a support act.

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0 F0.74 – new Metabones Speed Boosters break boundaries

Today Metabones release two new Speed Boosters for Blackmagic shooters. I’ve been using some demo samples for this special review and I’m absolutely stunned. Metabones and Caldwell Optics have given us a Zeiss / Kubrick / NASA special! These adapters are completely new and purpose designed to fit only the Blackmagic cameras. Offering super bright apertures as fast as F0.74 and finally some great wide angle possibilities, I put both new adapters through…

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0 Why KineRAW MINI could be your next camera

Thanks to Michel and Ludwig at HD Videoshop in Berlin for the test unit. Essential primer details on the MINI are here. The KineRAW Mini is a very cool option in the emerging raw market. With an almost identical range of features and the same 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor found in the larger, more expensive KineRAW S35, this baby version has a form factor I absolutely love. It is not just small…

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0 Blackmagic price drop by a third on Cinema Camera

Above: my EF mount camera with Iscorama 54 and ReWo BMCC cage UPDATE. Cameras are now in stock in the US at the new prices of $1995 – At Hot Rod Cameras Full Blackmagic range – both EF and mFT cameras now in stock At Adorama Blackmagic Cinema Camera with EF Mount Blackmagic Cinema Camera with Micro Four Thirds Mount At B&H Photo Video Blackmagic Cinema Camera with EF Mount…

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0 Why Blackmagic will ship in July

Let’s go misty eyed for a second and imagine you’re shooting a Terrence Malick inspired scene at magic hour this Summer, a warm breeze drifting through the air. The sun glints through the trees and the scene begins “action” – with 4K with a global shutter for $4000. Is this really going to happen?

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0 Making sense of the new Blackmagic Production Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera

For the second NAB in succession Blackmagic are bulldozing down the image quality / price barrier for film production. 4K compressed raw, global shutter and Super 35mm was the unique preserve of Sony with the F55 until today, and that was a $36,000 camera. This is a $4000 one. Gone is that extra margin – unsettling stuff for the big guys. Here’s my own personal look at the cameras and the…

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0 Ikonoskop A-cam dll versus Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Read more in the first part of this article Back in November I tested the Ikonoskop A-cam dll with Rob of Slashcam.de and Ludwig Reuter of HD Video Shop here in Berlin. We spent a few hours comparing it to the Blackmagic Cinema Camera – here’s how it turned out.

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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 Blackmagic Cinema Camera gets a rival – Dan Chung shows us the KINERAW MINI

In a sea of insipid and faceless cameras for the corporate workplace, here is something different. Like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera it is designed for filmmakers who want image quality as close to Super 35mm film as possible but can’t afford $15,000+ This is rumoured to be around the $4000 mark and has a Super 35mm sensor, Cinema DNG raw recording and a very compact body with no fan.

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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 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 A new hands-on report with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Cinema Camera – meet Canon C300. Pic by BMD tester John Brawley on Twitter Blackmagic paid a visit to British pro video camera dealer CVP this week. CVP are the people I have my pre-order with and the expected shipping date of the first few units is fast approaching. Here’s what CVP had to report about the 2.5K raw shooting marvel.