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

February 20, 2016 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

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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Panasonic LX100 first impressions review and 4K footage

September 22, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

For those who find video very lacking on small cameras especially the Fuji X100S and X100T, Panasonic now have a high end retro-styled compact with 4K video. The sensor and EVF come from the GX7, which in turn is quite close to the GH4 in performance terms. We are talking a gigantic sensor here for a compact, larger even than the 1″ sensor of the Sony RX100 M3. As well as a large sensor, the camera packs a large aperture Leica 24-75mm which opens to an impressive F1.7 at the wide end. This adds a premium zoom lens to your small-camera-large-sensor arsenal whereas the

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Good news! Super 35mm mode on Sony A7S dramatically reduces rolling shutter

July 7, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

All footage by Ed David on the EOSHD forum I’m surprised at how nice the quality is from APS-C (Super 35mm) mode on the A7S. I expected it to be a lot softer! There’s no signs of significant moire or aliasing either. The smaller window from the sensor allows the shutter to expose the whole pixel readout more quickly than in full frame 12MP mode, so less jello for us.

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Panasonic GH4 4K Production Diary – Day 2 – Test Footage

April 2, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Above: GH4 test footage shot in 4096 x 2160 Cinema 4K DCI mode. Academy 1.85:1 aspect ratio. CineLikeD profile for best dynamic range. Tip jar EOSHD just $5 if you think this article is useful Below: Cooke S4i Mini (uncoated Panchro/i version) on the GH4 with Ciecio7 PL adapter (buy it on eBay here) Andrew Reid (EOSHD) and Frank Sauer (Filmmaker) are shooting with the Panasonic GH4 On Day 1 of shooting with the GH4 we did a location scout at the Spreepark abandoned theme park in Berlin. The park has granted us paid access to do a proper shoot with the

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Beautiful 4K Blackmagic Production Camera footage from James Miller

February 17, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Be sure to check out the GH4’s new trick – internally recorded ‘1080p’ 4:4:4 with 10bit luma, at EOSHD here One of the first to receive a Blackmagic Production Camera in the UK (hoping to get mine next week for a review, shipments allowing) is James Miller, Philip Bloom’s friend and frequent shooting partner. As this impressive footage shows even though the camera is designed for general production rather than cinema, I am not missing that BMCC dynamic range here. The footage looks wonderfully cinematic and the camera appears to be a powerhouse of image quality, given the right handling,

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Review – Part 1 – Worth the hype?

September 30, 2013 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

“The Pocket” is a polarising camera. It’s as tempting to rave about the camera as it is to criticise it for obvious shortcomings. However – bottom line is that this is an extraordinary tool. It is 90% of what I loved about the Blackmagic Cinema Camera without the bulk and strange form factor. In my mind it replaces the Panasonic GH2 as the cult favourite of prosumer video because it has an absolutely beautiful film like output and a very accessible price.

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First ProRes files from the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera released

August 5, 2013 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Download now (Mirror provided by Copy – sign up and get 20GB free storage. Better than Dropbox) The BMCC 2.5K EF and mFT cameras are now in-stock at Hot Rod Cameras, where you can also pre-order the Pocket Cinema Camera John Brawley has released a few ungraded ProRes files from his card, shot with the Pocket Cinema Camera and SLR Magic 35mm F1.4.

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New Leica M with 1080p out in the wild – and first look at video quality

March 9, 2013 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Catch the EOSHD interview with Leica’s Jesko von Oeynhausenand and hands-on with the Leica M type 240 here The new Leica M (dubbed type 240) has a CMOSIS full frame sensor, and a first for a Leica camera – video. Not since the Leicina 8mm camera (EOSHD article) has a Leica product been viable for cinema. The Leica M of course is primarily a photography tool, but it is interesting to see if Leica have taken the same no-compromise approach to image quality in video mode as they have always done with stills. Furthermore Leica are a company with no