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Posted on 09. Apr, 2013 by planetmatt.
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 on as the mini Alexa, my BMCC (orded 6/1/12) JUST [...]
Posted on 12. Mar, 2013 by planetmatt.
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 when one billion views were reached “Counting the “You”s in [...]
Posted on 09. Mar, 2013 by planetmatt.
“Hero Punk,” an upcoming feature film from writer and director Kanen Flowers and produced by Scruffy.TV, was shot using Blackmagic Cinema Camera! They noted that: BMCC’s super wide 13 stops of dynamic range, high resolution 2.5K sensor, built in SSD recorder, open file format support and compact design were ideal for the workflow. The BMCC [...]
Posted on 31. Jan, 2013 by planetmatt.
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 recording, aperture indicator when using compatible EF lenses, ExFAT formatting [...]
Posted on 25. Jan, 2013 by planetmatt.
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 (Sony FS100) A 24 votes (Canon 5dmkII) Some people correctly [...]
Posted on 18. Jan, 2013 by planetmatt.
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 faces tend to show emotion which furthers your story. And [...]
Posted on 20. Dec, 2012 by planetmatt.
(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 loyal HDSLR ‘fans’ have wondered where I went? I sense [...]
Posted on 22. Sep, 2012 by planetmatt.
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 they had a lot of Vimeo trouble uploading the video and finally had to [...]
Posted on 21. Sep, 2012 by planetmatt.
Let me spare you soft mushy detail, muddy color, compression artifacts and aliasing/moire that our beloved DSLR manufacturers still push our way. Watch this beautiful piece done by Jon Carr who works with Vincent Laforet. A Week With The Blackmagic Cinema Camera (1080P) If you fail to notice the sharpness, detail, smooth highlight roll off, [...]
Posted on 31. Aug, 2012 by planetmatt.
One of the main arguments against the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC) has been that it will not be good in low light. A smaller sensor coupled with a max ISO of 1600 paints the picture pretty clear. However, what people fail to realize is that when shooting RAW with a capable large dynamic range sensor, [...]
Posted on 29. Aug, 2012 by planetmatt.
Buzz is hitting the interwebs again as John Brawley released RAW CinemaDNG files from a shoot he accomplished with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. To clarify, one of the main benefits of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera is the ability to shoot RAW video (as well as ProRes 4:2:2 and DNxHD – both high quality compressed formats). [...]
Posted on 13. Aug, 2012 by planetmatt.
planetMitch note: I would like to think planetMatt (Matt Battershell) for this excellent roundup of the current status of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera! We’re all looking forward to more from planetMatt who will be focussing on this amazing camera for planet5D. The internet masses have now heard and seen the latest footage from the Blackmagic [...]