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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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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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 potential market. I don’t think you’ll see it on this version.”

This feature would increase vertical resolution by nearly 800 lines and allow for the wider, more cinematic aspect ratios of 2.39:1 and 2.66:1 aspect ratios when used with an anamorphic lens.

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NAB update: Exclusive interview with Blackmagic Cine shooter John Brawley / Panasonic AF100 successor ‘deleted’…?

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/40504157[/vimeo]

Above: DSLRNewsShooter investigates the Blackmagic Cinema Camera on the NAB show floor in Las Vegas

EOSHD spoke to John Brawley today, the pro shooter close to the Blackmagic team and with one of the first prototype cameras. You can see all the footage here

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