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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.
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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.
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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.
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THIS IS RETROFLEX - NOW AVAILABLE FROM REDROCK MICRO

31/08/2014 - Retroflex is a revolutionary device designed to improve the usability of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Made up of 3 separate pieces: a cage, a handle (with trigger and LANC control), and a loupe which enables accurate focus and improves the viewing from the screen on the back of the camera. Retroflex is now available from Redrock Micro. Read the full review of Retroflex at: http://tinyurl.com/nn9u9by
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18 Sep 2014 - Posted in: Company Announcements

MLOGIC ANNOUNCES MTAPE« EXTREME 10TB LTFS THUNDERBOLT TAPE DRIVE

View News mTape Extreme is a 2U rack-mount backup/archiving solution offering unparalleled capacity and performance. mTape Extreme fuses the latest in enterprise class digital tape technology with the ease of use of LTFS.

16 Sep 2014 - Posted in: New Product Launches

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED CANON EOS 7D MARK II DSLR ANNOUNCED

View News Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR.

13 Sep 2014 - Posted in: Company Announcements

SONY INTRODUCE THE PXW-X200

View News The replacement for the Sony PMW-200 has arrived - with a new model: the PXW-X200. This camera features full HD XAVC Intra/Long GOP recordings and MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps with superb picture quality for broadcast applications such as newsgathering and documentaries

13 Sep 2014 - Posted in: Company Announcements

AJA ANNOUNCES CION SUPPORT FROM TOP CAMERA ACCESSORY MANUFACTURERS

View News Several company have announced accessories to be available for the new AJA Cion camera including: Alphatron, MTF, Wooden Camera, Vocas and Zacuto to Support CION Camera

13 Sep 2014 - Posted in: Company Announcements

AJA RELEASES NEW CION TEASER REEL

View News AJA Video Systems released a brand new teaser reel shot using the soon-to-be-shipping CION camera in Grass Valley and Nevada City California. Shooting took place over three days during the first week of September 2014.

13 Sep 2014 - Posted in: Tradeshows & Events

BLACKMAGIC DESIGN ANNOUNCES NEW SMARTVIEW 4K

View News Blackmagic Design have announced SmartView 4K, the worlds first full resolution Ultra HD broadcast monitor with 12G-SDI inputs for compatibility with virtually all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60 for only US$1,995.

13 Sep 2014 - Posted in: Company Announcements

PL LENS MOUNT MODELS OF BLACKMAGIC PRODUCTION CAMERA 4K AND BLACKMAGIC CINEMA CAMERA

View News Blackmagic Design have announced the immediate availability of two new cinema cameras, the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K PL and Blackmagic Cinema Camera PL. Both cameras now include PL mount models for using professional cinema lenses or even vintage cinema lenses and are now available from $2,295.

13 Sep 2014 - Posted in: Company Announcements

BLACKMAGIC DESIGN ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF EYEON SOFTWARE, INC.

View News Blackmagic Design have announced its acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc., a leading developer of high end digital compositing, visual effects and motion graphics software for the feature film, commercial, television and broadcast industries. eyeon, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design.

13 Sep 2014 - Posted in: Company Announcements

JVC SHOWS 4K TECHNOLOGY DESIGN CONCEPTS AND LIVE STREAMING CAMCORDERS

View News At IBC 2014 JVC has been demonstrating a prototype of its new GY-LS300 Super 35mm sensor 4K handheld production camera, along with a number of 4K technology design concepts.

12 Sep 2014 - Posted in: Firmware & Upgrades

CONVERGENT DESIGN ODYSSEY7Q ADDS 4K PRORES RECORDING

View News Convergent Design has announced that the Odyssey7Q monitor/recorder will add 4K video recording with Apple ProRes 422 HQ. 4K and Ultra HD video from cameras such as the Sony F55, Panasonic GH4, Vision Research Phantom Flex4K, and others can be converted to ProRes and recorded on the Odyssey7Q.

12 Sep 2014 - Posted in: New Product Launches

SONY UNVEILS NEW PXW-FS7 COMPACT 4K XDCAM CAMERA WITH A SUPER 35 CMOS SENSOR

View News Sonys newest addition to its large sensor line is a complete camera system that delivers long-form recording capabilities with 4K resolution in a compact, hand-held design. The new PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 camcorder combines the flexibility of native E-mount technology, the recording efficiency of the XAVC-L codec; the transfer speed and in...

11 Sep 2014 - Posted in: Software and Updates

ARRI ANNOUNCES PRORES UHD OUTPUT FOR AMIRA

View News A new software upgrade for ARRIs documentary-style AMIRA camera will allow it to record ProRes UHD files, answering the 4K requirements of some productions. The upgrade is expected to be available for purchase at the online ARRI License Shop by the end of 2014.

9 Sep 2014 - Posted in: Firmware & Upgrades

BLACKMAGIC DESIGN ANNOUNCES NEW DISK FORMATTING UPDATE FOR BLACKMAGIC PRODUCTION CAMERA 4K

View News Blackmagic Design have announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.9.5 software which includes dashboard on screen menus and high performance disk formatting for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.

6 Sep 2014 - Posted in: Firmware & Upgrades

PANASONIC LAUNCHES HC-X1000 ULTRA HD 4K CAMCORDER

View News Panasonic has launched the HC-X1000, its first prosumer camcorder capable of recording 4K 60p/50p video images on an SD card.

5 Sep 2014 - Posted in: Tradeshows & Events

AGENDA SET FOR THE SEVENTH ANNUAL AMSTERDAM SUPERMEET

View News The agenda has now been set for the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to take place during IBC2014 on Sunday, 14 September 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam. The SuperMeet agenda will featureá film editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey , the film editors of Star Wars: Episode VII.
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