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Blackmagic Cameras and Adapting Lenses To Fit

How do you go about outfitting yoru Blackmagic Cameras?  Brian Hallett covers the essentials on how to adapt a variety of lenses for these powerful cameras. THREE CAMERAS/TWO OPTIONS You have two lens mount options found on the Blackmagic cameras: The Cinema Camera = EF and a Passive MFT, The Pocket Camera = MFT, and The Read MoreRead More

Comparing the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, Canon 1DC, and Red Epic

The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K has just started shipping and early adopters are starting to put them up against other 4K models. See some preliminary results on how this newest affordable 4K camera stacks up. When the first Blackmagic Camera with RAW capabilities was announced at an extremely competitive price it made a big impact on the Read MoreRead More

Which 4K camera for the masses? GH4 vs Blackmagic Production Camera

It’s still very early in the game as both the Panasonic GH4 and the Blackmagic Production Camera are yet to be put in people’s hands so there’s still a lot of speculation. Even though both cameras boast 4K acquisition for relatively low costs, these two cameras are quite different. Here is a comparison based on Read MoreRead More

Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is now Shipping with a New Low Price!

This year is really turning out to be the year of 4K as Blackmagic just announced their highly anticipated 4K model is ready to start shipping – official press release below. Fremont, CA – February 10, 2014 - Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is now shipping and with a new low price Read MoreRead More

Using Diffusion Filters For The Blackmagic Cinema Camera To Craft That Specific Look

There’s no question about it, Blackmagic’s line of cameras deliver some of the sharpest footage around. But sharpness isn’t always the desired result. Brian Hallett tests out 10 diffusion options to try to craft that perfect look. SHARPNESS Blackmagic has three cameras: two are out in the wild and the 4K Production Camera will soon be in Read MoreRead More

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K – Beta Footage

Captain Hook, a Cinematographer out of New Zealand, got the opportunity to take a beta version of the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K for a music video outing. Here is a rough cut of some of their footage. I’ve had the pleasure and privilege to be testing out the BMD 4K the last little while. I Read MoreRead More

7 Things You Need To Know When Upgrading to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera from a DSLR

There’s no question about it, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is one of the hottest cameras out there. Let’s say you already own a small compact DSLR – you’ve honed your story and lighting techniques and you’re ready to step up your image quality – the Pocket Cinema Camera looks like a good fit. Well Read MoreRead More

First Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Footage hits the Webs

CEO Grant Petty of Blackmagic Design has just released the first 4K footage from the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K onto the world. Graded version of the footage by FStoppers Hi, I wanted to do a quick update on the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. As I have mentioned previously we have been working hard on redesigning part Read MoreRead More

When Should you use RAW- and when should you avoid it?

Peter Haas writes up a comprehensive look at what it really takes to shoot RAW on professional cameras as well as the Magic Lantern hack. Shooting raw video seems to be a very loud and persistent buzz from the filmmaking and shooter forums these days, especially so since Magic Lantern announced they had successfully hacked Read MoreRead More

Compairing 8 Different Cameras in a Head to Head Test

Ludovico Bettarello compared 8 different cameras: Nikon D5200, Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Nikon D500, Canon 5D MkIII, Canon C500, Sony F55, Red Epic and Arri Alexa in a rather interesting head to head shot comparison. If you like watching pretty girls applying blush to each other – this is the camera comparison video for you!Read More

RAW Capability added to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Blackmagic just released the 1.5 software update which adds RAW recording capability (Cinema DNG) to their recently released Pocket Cinema Camera. Full press release below: Blackmagic Design today released Blackmagic Camera 1.5 software which adds new 12-bit Log CinemaDNG RAW recording to the popular Pocket Cinema Camera. Blackmagic Camera 1.5 update is available now free Read MoreRead More

Blackmagic Announces DaVinci Resolve 10

Blackmagic Design just released the latest version of their incredible coloring platform: DaVinci Resolve 10. Here is a quick overview of what new in 10 and the press release below: Fremont, CA - November 7, 2013 - Blackmagic Design today announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 10, available now for download free of charge for all existing DaVinci Read MoreRead More

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