Posts Tagged ‘Blackmagic’



Best stuff yet.


Y mas.



Unprecedented, you can download all the recent camera files and play with them yourself.

Blackmagic PCC4K Demos


Cinematographer John Brawley, who now works for Blackmagic, said this:

RE:  Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f4.0 PRO Lens,
That lens is a must have for the camera in my view. The IS (image stabilization) works really well, and the slower speed doesn’t matter so much when the sensor can pick up the slack (dual native ISO: 3200). I think they’re a great combo. I shot some other personal stuff with the 12-100 Olympus and I was so impressed by it.




Lens is $1300 and weighs 1 1/4 pounds.




You can oversample the video and select something like 1440p on Youtube for a good sense of the quality. Release is supposed to be around October.



(skin tones)



$1295, September, needs expensive CFAST cards or external USB-C drive (cheaper?), new low-light capability.


Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K




Great looking stuff from the Blackmagic pocket cam with Pansonic 14-45mm lens.  That’s called nailing the exposure.  I have to get this camera.


Shane Hurlbut has put down his Canon 5d and picked up a BMC.  Here he offers good tips on testing out cameras and lighting to get a dialogue going with the cinematographer.  Good advice, videos and more.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Tests


Blackmagic Price Drop

Posted: August 2, 2013 in -
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Amazing announcement.  Price of the 2.5k BMC cams has been slashed by 1/3rd.

“We have done it and from today the Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF and MFT models will be reduced in price to US$1,995. This is very exciting and is one of the proudest moments of my life to be able to do this!”

Plus the little Plocket Cam version is now shipping.

See the footage gallery.




This is very usable and should ship within days.

Things to remember about the pocket version:

  • Less Resolution (1920×1080 max.) than BMCC RAW
  • Has an active m4/3 mount, for lens stabilization, auto-focus
  • One third the price
  • Easy Stealth
  • Same sensor with 13+ stops of DR


This is very usable.  John Brawley has a new test video.  The Blackmagic Pocket Cam was announced to retail for $995.


…why I want the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, and I’m not interested in other systems at all.



It’s like film school around here.

The other day Juan Melara taught you guys how to color grade the next action thriller.  Today, Paul Del Vecchio teaches you how to reduce color noise in your digital footage without turning it into computery-looking garbage.  It’s a bonanza.  Gotta love the interwebtubes.

Relates back to this post.  Rather than either of these, I would prefer the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera, which has the ultimate price to performance ratio with better dynamic range than the current Reds in my opinion.

The original BMCC does imagery like this:

Gallery of user videos.