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Another Night in Barcelona: filmed with BM Pocket Camera
2 years ago I shot a short film titled *One Night in Barcelona*. Filmed with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, this was test footage to see how well the camera would perform on the streets, in the bars of Barcelona, at night with only available light. Everything shot RAW, the test footage, in the context of the Spanish nightlife, showed just what could be achieved when filming in extreme low-light and pushing the RAW images with DaVinci Resolve. You can watch the film *One Night in Barcelona* by clicking the link below: http://tinyurl.com/chpqn33 Novermber 2014 and once again I find myself in Barcelona and I have with me a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Once again I’m on the streets documenting a night out in one of Europe's most beautiful cities. I'm filming RAW, I use a single lens - a Nikon 17-35mm F2.8, everything is filmed using a single 64GB card and one single battery. This is test footage cut together to see how the images look in the context of an evening out on the town. I have to say I am totally impressed with the results! The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera has a look to it, when pushing the exposure it doesn’t look like noise in the image, it looks like grain. Like film grain! I find the look very appealing. The images have grit and character, the camera has soul. And with RAW recording combined with DaVinci Resolve, you can do magic. Blackmagic. Much of the grading I did was to see how far I could push the image. The blown out highlights at the end in the car sequence is certainly overdone, and I’m sure the images could be more stylised. The results I have achieved are a quick and dirty grade versus the original. When it comes to producing RAW images the Blackmagic cameras are leading the way at producing top-quality images at amazingly affordable prices. The more I use these Blackmagic cameras the more impressed I am.
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SHOOTING WITH BLACKMAGIC URSA

20/01/2015 - Out on the streets, testing URSA to see how this camera shapes up. This is a production camera, designed for crews, yet also one person can command this camera. So what's it like to work with, is it manageable, can one person run around all day and shoot with this. Rick Young puts URSA to test on the streets of London and gives his verdict on how this camera feels in the hands.
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