ARRI Alexa Goes Head To Head With BMPC. Winner Is Obvious, But There Is Still A Valuable Lesson


How you would you rate a shoot-off between a  £3,000 Black Magic Cinema Camera and a  £150,000 ARRI Alexa? Actually, to make this a better budget vs. high end Cinematographer Olan Collardy included matching lenses in the price: A Samyang 50mm T1.5 for the BMPC and an Angenieux 24-290mm Optimo T2.8 Cine lens for the Alexa.

Fair play, right? £150,000 camera/lens combo vs. £3,000 lens combo. While results may not surprise you, Olan has a lesson he wants to share.

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Blackmagic’s New Micro Camera is the GoPro of Cinema Cameras


The newly announced Micro Cinema Camera seems to be following in the footsteps of the popular action cameras, with Blackmagic advertising it as a multi-purpose camera that can be taken almost anywhere (which makes sense considering yesterday’s leaked poster).

Touted as the world’s smallest digital film camera, the camera is advertized as a being perfect for drones, as a crash cam, mounted to a helmet or the side of a car or hidden on the set for reality TV.

Along with its compact size, it is the advanced camera features, interchangeable lenses, remote operation and monitoring, expandable connections and professional recording formats that make this a great camera for high-end products.

The ease of use, reasonable price and wide flexibility, however, mean this camera will not be used only in Hollywood.

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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera Banner Leaked: It’s A Super16 RAW Drone Ready Camera


Usually companies try to keep their product launches secret. This may be a hard thing to do if you are putting a poster of your new product up on the wall of a major trade show, say like NAB 2015. This is just what Black Magic did, actually revealing the world with their upcoming camera: a Black magic Micro Cinema Camera, with 13 stops of DR, Super16, RAW, with features for use with drones as tweeted by Zak Forsman a few hours ago.

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Deal Alert: Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera Under $500


We don’t usually share deals. There are sites that do that far better. But this offer from Black Magic just can’t be ignored. Black Magic currently offers their Pocket Cinema Camera for $495 over at B&H. As it sold for about $1000 until 30 minutes ago this is not a bad deal at all.

This Pro-res capable, full HD, 13 dynamic stops is a steal for half a grand, especially if you already own any Micro Four Thirds Lenses to go with it. And while it does not pack all the features if its bigger 4K sister, it is still a great camera to be shooting movies with.

Usually, a steep drop like this means that a new model is coming soon (maybe a 4K version) and the company wants to clear shelves. Good for us.

DIYP Reviews The G-Dock Ev With Thunderbolt

DIYP Reviews The G-Dock Ev With Thunderbolt

G-technology is no stranger to mass storage. The company is leading the market when it come to high performance storage for creative people. The G-Dock ev with Thunderbolt is one of those storage devices. It’s has everything you’d expect from a device aimed at creative professionals and also those who see themselves as such; It’s extremely well built, looks “pro” and works as it should – fantastically. (I guess you can tell where this review is going to go… we love it!) [Read more…]

Blackmagic Releases RAW Recording for Pocket Camera

Here are some great news for anyone who’s been wanting to shoot raw video. While up till now a Magic Lantern loaded Canon DX0 was the only sub $1000 option, Black magic today released their Blackmagic Camera 1.5 which adds RAW capabilities to the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera.

Blackmagic Releases RAW Recording for Pocket Camera

Raw Footage will be captured in 12 bit log CinemaDNG RAW format which is movies what RAW is to pictures. [Read more…]