Thieves Target Camera Sellers; Make Off With Over $1 Million Worth Of Blackmagic Cameras

Photo by Dave Dugdale

Photo by Dave Dugdale

Police are investigating a string of three burglaries that took place in the San Jose, California area, which they believe are all connected. The thieves targeted high-end camera/cinema production equipment sellers and production houses including popular camera manufacturers, Blackmagic Design.

Blackmagic was hit the hardest with losses totaling between $1.2 and $1.5 million dollars. Representatives from Blackmagic say the burglars took more than 350 cameras and computers. Core Microsystems, another company hit by the thieves, say the thieves were professionals as they drilled through several layers of drywall and snipped internet and phone lines (heist style) before taking off with over $200,000 worth of equipment. [Read more...]

Wrapping Up the 2014 NAB Show: Innovation with Affordability

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In case life took over and you haven’t been aggressively checking up on what’s new in the photography world every day, you probably missed quite a few big announcements this week. The NAB Show just wrapped up its run for 2014, and this past week has been an absolute roller coaster for tech media. Here’s a round-up of the show just so you can be caught up with what’s been happening.

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Blackmagic Announces the URSA: A Digital Film Camera Starting at $6K

The URSA

They’re calling it the world’s first user-upgradable 4K digital film camera: Blackmagic’s URSA has been announced and it may take you by quite a bit of surprise. I want to get something out of the way first: These are meant for high-end feature films and documentaries, and the two URSA models announced today are going to be shipping in July at prices of $6,000 and $6,500.

Do I have your attention now? Okay.

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Interesting Test On Overexposing And Salvaging Blackmagic Footage

By now, we are kinda used to the fact that RAW images can be pulled or pushed to recover details in what were once lost photos.

Intersecting Test On Overexposing And Salvaging Blackmagic Footage

It seems though that with “cheap” camera that produce RAW footage like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (or a Magic Lantern loaded Canon), pulling overexposed movies is becoming a viable option for amateurs / advance amateurs videographers too. (It was always an option for the pros).

Swedish videographer Mattias Burling did a short test showing how much burnt data you can recover when shooting RAW with a Blackmagic camera. [Read more...]