Archive for the ‘Black Magic Cinema’ Category

Jul
30
2015

A Candid Conversation (& Hands-On) with Blackmagic About The URSA Mini 4.6K

In the first of our two-part series arising from attending the Blackmagic Design event in New York City last week, we chat with Blackmagic Americas President Dan May about the URSA Mini 4.6, dynamic range, black sun, fine pattern noise, pricing, shipping dates – and more.[adrotate group="6"]…
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Apr
17
2015

NAB 2015: Blackmagic Design Announces Amazing New 4K Movie Cameras, Sensor, Viewfinder & Video Assist

Blackmagic Design not only announced two amazing updates to its core post-production software products, DaVinci Resolve and Fusion, but also a suite of new 4K image acquisition hardware in the form of some completely unexpected movie cameras and accessories. The Melbourne-based company keeps going from…
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Nov
25
2014

Vintage Lenses Set the Look for Iconic Australian Surf Culture Tale Puberty Blues Shot by John Brawley

In this age of nostalgia for the film-stocks of the past while lusting after lenses sharp enough for 4K and more, it is useful to remember that vintage glass has its place in recreating the looks of long-gone eras.[adrotate group="6"] Cinematographer John Brawley recently shared some…
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Nov
20
2014

FilmConvert Showcases Winners of Its Cinematography Competition 2014

New Zealand-based film emulation software maker FilmConvert is showcasing the winners of its Cinematography Competition 2014 and what a list of awardees it is! Rather than just the usual first, second and third places, FilmConvert has added an extra third to make a total of…
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Oct
15
2014

Be Inspired by A Boulder Summer, Made on the Panasonic GH4

After watching Colorado branding and production agency Balcony Nine Media's A Boulder Summer, made for the 2014 TEDx Boulder conference, I found it difficult to stem the flow of superlatives. If I had to settle on just one, "inspirational" would be it.[adrotate group="6"] Another praise…
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Aug
29
2014

Shane Hurlburt Advises “Go Backwards to Leap Forwards” with Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Ace cinematographer Shane Hurlburt’s recent article titled “Blackmagic Cinema Camera: The Perfect Training Ground for Cinematographers” really struck a chord. I cannot recommend it too highly. In effect he is advising that we emulate the means and methods of Super 16mm analog filmmaking in order…
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Aug
27
2014

Wherefore Art Thou, Blackmagic?

A very cool company with an unorthodox approach chats with planet5D about customer-centricity, workflow, 4K -- and that wild but short-lived Pocket Cinema Camera promotion. We recently had a chance to spend an hour with Bob Caniglia, Senior Regional Manager, Eastern North America for Blackmagic…
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Aug
26
2014

Blackmagic Ups The Ante and Adds Crucial Features with Blackmagic Firmware Update 1.9.3

Blackmagic Design has upped the ante once again with the latest version of its Blackmagic firmware, this time for the Blackmagic Pocket Camera (BMPC) and Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC). [adrotate group="6"] We now have three of the most asked-for features in both cameras – audio…
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Aug
20
2014

Remarkable Documentary “A Year in Champagne” Shot on a Magic Lantern Hacked Canon T2i

We write about gear – in this particular instance, a Magic Lantern hacked Canon T2i, a Canon C300 and a Blackmagic Cinema Camera. And then we write it’s not about the gear. We write, instead, that it’s about the story – in this particular instance,…
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Jul
17
2014

GH4 vs Blackmagic for Chroma Keying: GH4 Wins According to Video Alchemy’s Paul Shillito

What begins as a very clear and impressive comparison of the GH4 and Blackmagic Cinema Camera for chroma key work (man, the guy knows how to work with After Effects AND create an appropriate test bed) quickly becomes a larger assessment. [adrotate group="6"] Not only…
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