Cinema Cameras

Hands-on Review
In the following video, Mia McCormick, of Kelby media, introduces the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and takes a look at the impressive image quality and unique form factor of the camera. The video explores the camera’s ProRes HQ and Cinema DNG RAW recording options, Super 16mm... READ MORE
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With their newly released Camera Utility 1.5 software, Blackmagic Design delivers on their promise to bring RAW recording to the Pocket Cinema Camera. The Blackmagic Camera 1.5 update adds 12-bit Log CinemaDNG RAW recording, and is available free from the... READ MORE
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1 year ago
Hands-on Review
Blackmagic Design has really shaken things up with their entries into the digital cinema camera market. First announced in 2012, the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera shocked the industry with a remarkably progressive feature set in an entry-level, professional camera. In April of... READ MORE
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Hands-on Review
For aspiring filmmakers, the key to “getting into cinema” is networking, working on productions, and creating your own projects. There was a time when, if you wanted your films to look like film, you shot on film. Even five or six years ago, a professional-quality video camera would cost you several thousand dollars, at a minimum. Moreover, solid-state media and hard-drive storage cost nearly... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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Sony has just announced three new consumer video cameras for the fall. The most ground-breaking model is the FDR-AX1 Digital 4K Video Camera, which supports 3840 x 2160 4K resolution. The other two new models are the HDR-AS30V HD POV Action Camcorder and the HDR-MV1 Music Camcorder.

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1 year ago
Tips and Solutions

In this final episode of our six-part series on Canon's Cinema EOS line, cinematographer David Leitner walks us through the results of a recent 4K test shoot with the C500 camera and an AJA Ki Pro Quad recorder in New York's Central Park.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

In this fifth part of our six-part series on Canon's Cinema EOS line, David Leitner presents the lens options available to digital cinematographers who use the C500, C300, C100 and 1D C cameras. There is, of course, the universe of EF-mount lenses, including Canon's high-end L series and stepper-motor drive (STM) lenses.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

The Blackmagic Design is a compact, minimalist camcorder that offers 2.5K RAW capture and records internally to SSDs. The Cinema Camera comes in two models, one with a Passive Micro Four Thirds mount, which means it is for manual lenses, one with a Canon EF mount that supports electronic iris control.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

In this fourth part of our six-part series on Canon Cinema EOS, David Leitner focuses on 4K production and post-production workflow, listing a plethora of options that involve both RAW and compressed (ProRes, DNxHD) capture of 4K footage.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

In the third segment of our six-part series on the Canon Cinema EOS line, cinematographer David Leitner elucidates the Canon EOS C500 and EOS-1D C cameras, two very different bodies: The C500 is a camcorder with a Super 35-size sensor that looks much like the C100 and C300, while the 1D C is a DSLR body with a much larger full-frame sensor.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

In this second segment of our six-part series on the Canon Cinema EOS line, cinematographer David Leitner delves deep into the Canon EOS C300 and EOS C100, two digital cinematography camcorders that shoot HD. The C300 captures XF-codec HD video to CompactFlash cards, while the C100 captures high-quality AVCHD files to SD cards.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

This is the first part in a six-part series about Canon's groundbreaking Cinema EOS camcorders and lenses that are designed specifically for digital cinematography. Award-winning cinemtographer David Leitner takes us through an introduction to the line, exploring the highlights of each camera.

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1 year ago
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Blackmagic Design announced two new digital cinema cameras at NAB 2013, the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. These new models will join the current Blackmagic Cinema Camera, which was itself announced last year at NAB 2012. The Production Camera 4K will be the first of Blackmagic Design’s new Ultra HD product line.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

In light of the growing affordability of professional video cameras, an exciting new trend is gaining momentum. Freelance videographers and aspiring cinematographers are amassing—and making their living with—large, personal collections of filmmaking equipment.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

This past year has seen some exciting developments in the rapidly evolving world of professional video production, and 2012 was a big year for new cameras in particular. In this article we’ll take a quick look at a few of these exciting, new cameras and their more notable contributions to the industry’s bleeding-edge technology.

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