Comparing BM Cameras: Cinema Camera, Pocket Camera, 4K Production Camera
The Blackmagic cameras offer tremendous value for money and extremely high quality recording. You can choose to shoot ProRes or RAW - and the different cameras offer different resolutions: the BM Cinema Camera offers 2.5K, the BM Production Camera shoots 4K, and the BM Pocket Cinema Cameras shoots 1920 x 1080 HD.
When using these cameras for multi camera production one needs to know how well do these cameras cut together - do they match, or they have wildly different looks? In this piece we answer this question by visually comparing the 3 cameras to see what results we get.
Lessons in Lighting: Lighting against daylight
In this tutorial we show how to light a person against daylight using different types of lights. It is clear what a big difference the lighting can make. The result can be transformed from an image with very little production value, to a well-lit image which is very pleasing to the eye.
The key to producing good results comes from the knowing what works, and which equipment will enable you to achieve the result. Learn a few simple techniques and this will transform your ability to create great images.
Lessons in Lighting: extending natural light
When lighting it can be just as important to take into account the natural light in a scene, as well as how to position and make use of artificial light. For many situations, the natural light needs to be supplemented or extended.
In this video, a 4 light setup is shown, using 3 x dedolight DLED 4 and a single Felloni. The results clearly show how the scene looks without any supplemental light, and with a complete lighting setup. It is the combination of natural light and the LED lights which makes this scene work.
By using the right tools and learning a few simple techniques, you can dramatically improve the quality of your images.