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Sep
27
2013

"Hardland" Feature Film shot on Blackmagic

I recently had the opportunity to meet a young, passionate filmmaker who is following his dream of creating a full feature film he wrote, shot and directed. Hardland details how two brothers endure the collapse of modern society and the loss of their parents caused…
May
24
2013

The Switronix PB70-BMCC PowerBase-70 for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

One of the immediate concerns about the Blackmagic Cinema Camera came from the internal, non-removable battery which lasts only 90 minutes. A good external power source is essential for any filmmaker and becomes absolutely mandatory when you cannot switch out batteries. I jumped at the…
Apr
9
2013

The Blackmagic Pocket Cam & 4k Cinema Camera

NAB is looking very exciting and Blackmagic is aggressively adding to their repertoire of cameras. Remember, just last year this company dived headfirst into making their FIRST camera ever: an affordable cinema camera that could shoot RAW and have high dynamic range images. Dubbed early…
Mar
12
2013

The Blackmagic Cinema Camera Rocks Sesame Street

The Blackmagic Cinema Camera was used to shoot Sesame Workshop’s, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street. They recently had a YouTube campaign to achieve one billion views "Sesame Street: Can You Tell-y Me How to Get to a Billion?" and the secret video that was unlocked…
Mar
9
2013

Blackmagic Camera shoots Feature Film

“Hero Punk,” an upcoming feature film from writer and director Kanen Flowers and produced by Scruffy.TV, was shot using Blackmagic Cinema Camera! [adrotate group="6"] [adrotate group="9"] They noted that: BMCC's super wide 13 stops of dynamic range, high resolution 2.5K sensor, built in SSD recorder,…
Jan
31
2013

Blackmagic Releases Firmware 1.2 for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera – Includes Aperture Display

It is great to know that just because mass shipping has not yet occurred with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, the team at Blackmagic is staying busy doing an impressive job with firmware updates. The new software update can be found here and includes time lapse…
Jan
25
2013

Skin Tone Shootout – Analysis of the poll results and more

planetMitch note: This is a follow up to the poll planetMatt posted last week As of this writing, we have had 317 votes, broken down as follows: C 133 votes (Blackmagic Cinema Camera Rec. 709) D 113 votes (Blackmagic Cinema Camera film gamut) B 47 votes…
Jan
18
2013

Skin Tone Shootout – Cast your Vote!

Why is skin tone such an important deal? Shouldn't we be looking at trees and bricks for aliasing? Eh, not so much. At the end of the day, your audience - especially with a narrative film - is going to relate with humans. And human…
Dec
20
2012

Change is coming via the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, get ready!

(planetMitch note: this is a post by our roving Blackmagic Cinema Camera reporter planetMatt Battershell) By now you have known the Blackmagic Cinema Camera to be no slouch in making headlines, rocking NAB, delivering incredible images, and... well, getting delayed. Again. By months. Perhaps my…
Sep
22
2012

The Blackmagic Cinema Camera vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III

[adrotate group="6"] [adrotate group="9"] Blackmagic Cinema Camera vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III notes So much thanks to Marco Solorio and OneRiver Media for his detailed post comparing the cheaper Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC home) ($3000) to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III ($3500). Please note that…