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2 New footage and test of the $995 Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera

[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/155747487[/vimeo] The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera is the not-quite-a-replacement for the Pocket Cinema Camera. Although lacking the ready to shoot straight out of the box form factor of that camera, the new model adds a switchable rolling shutter / global shutter mode as well as high frame rates. 10bit ProRes, 12bit RAW and 13+ stop dynamic range for $995 round out the spec.

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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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47 Blackmagic Micro Cinema vs Studio Camera – What are the differences?

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…

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0 Last chance to order your early 4K raw AXIOM Beta – a Linux based open source camera

The crowd funding campaign for the AXIOM camera ends in just hours and has been a massive success, surpassing the funding target early. The open source cinema camera is backed by Magic Lantern, Philip Bloom and other leading lights of the DSLR community. It’s the people’s camera, taking control back into our own hands. What’s interesting is that it also unleashes Magic Lantern’s extraordinary ability for the first time outside the closed platform of a Canon DSLR. They now have hardware they…

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0 AJA CION 4K camera footage reveals outstanding colour performance

https://vimeo.com/105581608 The AJA CION is an upcoming digital filmmaking camera priced at $9k, based around the same sensor as the Blackmagic Production Camera. What this sample video demonstrates is that AJA seem to have applied some magic colour science to their implementation of the sensor. If you thought the 10bit 4K ProRes of the Blackmagic Production Camera and URSA looked good wait till you see this.

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0 Arri AMIRA priced to compete with Canon C500 – plus, the secret of Arri’s success

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/74444377[/vimeo] Full information on the AMIRA can be seen at CVP Looking at the Oscar nominations recently at EOSHD, with not a Red camera in sight, it’s clear Arri are a run-away success in the filmmaking industry. Now Arri are gunning for the Canon C300 and C500 with a camera which could seriously erode the market for Cinema EOS cameras at the high end of the broadcast and single-operator videographer market. The…

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0 Kinefinity KineRAW MINI review

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/79536594[/vimeo] Aside from Blackmagic there’s only one other company endeavouring to give us affordable cinema cameras at the moment and that’s Kinefinity. The MINI is a smaller cut down version of their S35, shooting 2K uncompressed raw to SSD from a Super 35mm sensor. It has an option for 4K to an external record (Q1 2014) and it’s a powerful piece of kit, though I have some reservations about usability. Is…

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0 Ikonoskop A-cam dll versus Blackmagic Cinema Camera

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/61364609[/vimeo] 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 Ikonoskop A-Cam dll vs Blackmagic Cinema Camera – first impressions

The Ikonoskop A-Cam is a 12bit uncompressed raw digital cinema camera that shoots in Cinema DNG format, much like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. In many ways though this is a different animal. The Ikonoskop addresses some of what the Blackmagic Cinema Camera lacks in that it features a global shutter (it uses a CCD sensor rather than CMOS) and uses interchangeable Sony batteries (NP-F770, the same ones the FS100 uses).…

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0 Blackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty explains design process behind the cinema camera (higher frame rates may come later in firmware update)

When Ozzy common sense meets innovation… And a Vocas matte box Why is the Blackmagic Cinema Camera the way it is? It’s a long time since we saw such a creative camera with this much creative depth, rather than an another run of the mill industry tool that merely does a job. Grant Petty, CEO at Blackmagic Design explains…

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0 Lossless Blackmagic Cinema DNG 2.5k workflow for Adobe Premiere CS5.5 / CS6 with smooth playback and editing

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/48085024[/vimeo] DOWNLOAD 2.5K BLACKMAGIC H.264 FOOTAGE HERE (Important: on the Vimeo page for this clip, click download to get the 2.5K 80Mbit clip. Don’t bother watching it full screen from the stream as it is a pale imitation of the full 2.5k file) I’ve been experimenting today with Blackmagic Cinema Camera workflows. I use Adobe Premiere as my main NLE. I am not an FX guy so rarely use After…

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0 EOSHD grades the Blackmagic camera raw CinemaDNG files

Above: my first go at grading the Blackmagic Cinema Camera raw output The above frame is scaled to 660 pixels wide for the blog. Click here to view the full 2400 x 1350 frame in your browser and another full frame here John Brawley and Blackmagic Design today released the first raw DNG files from the camera. Here’s my take on how the raw camera stands up.

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0 Blackmagic Cinema Camera shutter angles explained

Above is a lightly graded and non-sharpened 1080p ProRes frame grab provided by John Brawley from his pre-production Blackmagic Cinema Camera (this one is graded by Shian). 2.5K 12bit raw will look even more detailed. Click the image for the full sized file (note, this has been compressed to JPEG format) For DSLR users thinking of moving up to the Blackmagic Cinema Camera this is an introductory guide to the biggest differences in operation…

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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.

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0 Next generation cinema camera battle – who will win?

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…

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

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…

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

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…