BlackMagic updates their cameras to 1.8 and releases DaVinci Resolve 11 Beta

ProVideo Coalition has the news on both.

The Black Magic Camera have been updated with a much better interface and autofocus with performance enhancements for all 3 models. Very cool!

And DaVinci Resolve 11 Beta has been released with more editing features.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Magic Lantern VS Blackmagic Cinema Camera RAW

Planet 5D has a video comparison of the 2 cameras.

John Brawley hands on with Blackmagic Tech Pocket Camera

John Brawley has an excellent hands on with the new Blackmagic Pocket Camera. And info on the 4K. Sounds like an impressive little camera, though with a little rolling shutter issues, that the 4K should fix.

Amazing that Blackmagic has become such an impressive camera company in such a short period of time! And $1000 plus lenses is a steal for a 1080 camera!

Cinema5D on 2 new Black Magic Cameras a 4K and a Mini

Cinema5D has the scoop on 2 new Black Magic Cameras being released at NAB, and leaked thanks to flags.

You can see them at No Film School.

The $3995

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Compact 4K camera with large super-35 sensor, global shutter, Ultra HD and 4K support, built-in SSD recorder, touch LCD metadata entry, compressed CinemaDNG RAW and ProRes recording, Thunderbolt and EF lens compatibility, Includes DaVinci Resolve and UltraScopes.
The $999 Portable for Micro 3/4 Lenses (damn was hoping this would work with normal canon lenses).

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Ultra-portable super-16 digital cinema camera with super wide 13 stops of dynamic range. Super 16 sized 1080p HD sensor, built in SD card reader, High resolution LCD, ProRes and Lossless CinemaDNG RAW recording, Active Micro Four Thirds lens compatibility, Micro HDMI monitoring with Overlays.

The 4K will make up for the decencies of the current camera with a Super-35 Sensor! And the $999 portable could be mindblowing! A point and shoot sized camera with those specs. Damn! That could really change everything and be kind of what RED initially promised with the SCARLET.


Philip Bloom reviews the Black Magic Cinema Camera

Philip Bloom has a review of the Black Magic Cinema Camera. Interestingly he likes the Micro Four Thirds version of the camera over the EF version, and goes in depth into why.

On the BlackMagic Cinema Camera delay

Dan Chung at DSLR News Shooter has a post from BlackMagic on why their Cinema Camera is delayed.

Basically manufacturing the lens is having issues of bonding glass to the sensor, and they hope that they have it solved.
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Cinema5D on BlackMagic Designs Camera in the RAW

Cinema5D has an article on shooting RAW with the BlackMagic Designs Camera.  Worth checking out. I love this quote.

These images are by far sharp, detailed, rich in skin tone and excellent to grade. They blow away any DSLR at the moment and produce quality on par to a baby Alexa. I am simply astounded. Now my grading skills and film-making need to increase to match the potential of the camera.

At this price I would love to check one of these cameras out. I do think it has design issues (like the non-removable battery). But still a very exciting new camera.

Philip Bloom has unboxed the Blackmagic Design Camera

Philip Bloom has gotten and unboxed his Blackmagic Design Camera, though not really used it much to test yet. Worth checking out.

Marco Solorio is the Blackmagic Cinema Camera the DSLR Killer

Marco Solorio at OneRiver Media has a good article on the possibility of the new Blackmagic Cinema Camera being the DSLR Video killer. He give a compelling argument, and at this price point this camera is going to be huge.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera


FCP.CO has the news on a new Blackmagic Cinema Camera. It is $2995 with 13 stops of dynamic range, a large 2.5K sensor and Canon EF mount lenses. And it comes with a full version of DaVinci Resolve and Ultrascope. It records to SSD in 12 Bit Log as well as CinemaDNG, ProRES and DNxHD, and has a large touch screen for entering Metadata. Check it out at Blackmagic Designs Web site.
From what I see the biggest problem seems to be the lack of XLR audio inputs and only 1.4” instead. Certainly not as good. Makes this a good run and gun B-Roll camera, but you would want something with XLR for sync sound. Actually been reading more and it is the same sound as it would be with XLR.

Seems people’s biggest complaint is going the Apple rout and having a non-removable battery that takes 3 hours to recharge. This certainly makes it more of a get a shot here and there camera, though it seems that it can actually take many different voltage power, so you can power it from many different batteries and it will be fine, so it is not like this is a huge problem, but you will have to have some sort of mount and extra batteries for any serious shooting.

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