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

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

Blackmagic Micro Cameras - spot the difference!

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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HOT! Panasonic AG AF100 Micro 4/3rds interchangable lens pro camcorder – release date, late 2010 plus Sony prototype at NAB!

Amazingly the rumours were right once again, and somebody from NAB leaked the AF100 to 43rumors a day before the press release was due.

The implications here are enormous.

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Leica Summilux C cinema primes for the Panasonic AF100?

With the announcement of the AF100, Panasonic have got a jump on the professional video departments of other manufacturers, notably Sony and Canon. They also have a relationship with Leica.

Today I received news that new Micro 4/3rds cine lenses similar to the Summilux C range (housing by Band Pro, optical formulas by Leica) are going to form an integral part of the AF100 package.

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Put your AG-AF100 questions to Panasonic

(In the pic above, the 14-140mm lens seems to have some kind of adapter on the front of it – what is it?)

Here are some to start it off. I’ll be seeking to ask Panasonic and to get some answers!

The first interchangeable lens Micro 4/3rds camcorder is due to be released later this year and of course this is great news – so good to see Panasonic making intelligent use of their investment in the existing Micro 4/3rds technology.

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