Archive for the ‘Black Magic Cinema’ Category

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…
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…
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…
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…
Aug
27
2014

BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera sale over too soon? An interview with BMCC

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…
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…
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,…
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…
Jul
2
2014

Blackmagic Design Releases Major Software Update, Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8

Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8 is now available for download free of charge and updates all Blackmagic Design cameras including the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC), the 2.5K Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BCC) and the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K (BPC). [adrotate group="6"]This update is based on a…
Apr
16
2014

Blackmagic Explains Development of Firmware Updates for Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Recently, Blackmagic has been getting some heat from customers because they continue to release new products, but in the eyes of existing customers, they are feeling a bit left out as there are still issues with the current firmware versions on existing products.[adrotate group="6"] Blackmagic…