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

April 13, 2015 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

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 pair of ‘identical twins’ differ in terms of personality…

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Canon 1D C to get official $4000 price drop on Sunday 1st February

January 30, 2015 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

On Sunday you will be able to buy a brand new Canon 1D C 4K DSLR for $7999 at Adorama. It is currently $12,000 and the price drop will be applied on the 1st February. I’m expecting others such as B&H in the US and CVP in the UK to follow suit as it’s an official Canon discount. This puts the internally recording 4K DSLR in line with the Sony FS7, also an internally recording 4K cinema camera.

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Canon Hong Kong officially lower 1D C price to $7000?

January 12, 2015 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Is this a sign of things to come? The 1D C is currently sold for $12,000 in the US, however Canon in Hong Kong have just lowered the list price, according to one Canon rep to “put it in-line with the Sony FS700”. Converted to US dollars the Hong Kong street price now works out at just $7000.

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Panasonic GH4 pricing official – $1698 body only. UPDATE: £1299 in the UK!

March 9, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

UPDATE: The UK and European pricing has now been announced. The great news is the UK price is just £1299 (£1083 + VAT). That’s barely any different to other high end mirrorless cameras and cheaper than the Sony A7. I am amazed at such low pricing, and it seems Panasonic have not chosen to mark-up the camera for these regions like some other manufacturers despite greater demand for mirrorless here than in the US. The European price for the body only is €1499. The GH4 body and external unit bundle is £2499.99. That’s only £300 more than the Blackmagic Production

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SLR Magic Anamorphot-50 officially announced

February 10, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Above: beautiful new film from Seb Farges shot with the SLR Magic Anamorphot on the Sony A7 and Olympus E-M5. SLR Magic have officially announced the Anamorphot developed with feedback and technical assistance from EOSHD and the anamorphic community. To order: there is currently a pre-order offer for people who follow the Twitter handle @anamorphot and email a screen grab of it to [email protected] by Feb 14th (GMT +8).


Hands-on preview of the powerful 4K shooting Panasonic GH4!

February 6, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Based on a pre-production model Since the GH1 I have been shooting with Panasonic’s mirrorless system for video. Without this series of affordable cameras my early work as a cinematographer and filmmaker simply wouldn’t be the same. The GH4 marks a much needed major leap for the line, the first to shoot 4K to an efficient internal codec AND output 10bit 4:2:2 1080p over HDMI to an affordable external recorder like the Atomos Ninja! On a visit to Panasonic I got to see the camera, see 4K sample footage and give my feedback. Here’s an account of what I saw…