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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://www.moviemachine.tv/post/transform-your-blackmagic-pocket-cinema-camera-wit/
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1 Sep 2014 - Posted in: Product Reviews

REVIEW: TRANSFORM YOUR BLACKMAGIC POCKET CINEMA CAMERA WITH RETROFLEX

View News With the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Retroflex, from Redrock Micro, you can run and gun, you can shoot handheld, you can check critical focus (even in bright sunlight.) Overall the Retroflex dramatically improves the useability fo the Pocket Cinema Camera. This is definitely not a gimmick.

31 Aug 2014 - Posted in: Company Announcements

PRIMECIRCLE XM MANUAL FOCUS & MANUAL APERTURE CINEMA LENSES

View News Nine focal lengths available: 15/2.8, 21/2.8, 25/2.0, 28/2.0, 35/1.4, 50/1.4, 85/1.4, 100 Makro/2.0, 135Apo/2.0

29 Aug 2014 - Posted in: New Product Launches

MATROX ANNOUNCES WORLDS FIRST SDI CARDS WITH 12 RECONFIGURABLE INPUTS/OUTPUTS

View News "With 12 SDI channels, our new products give OEMs a unique 4K broadcast CG solution with support for live input, graphics compositing, and 4K fill and key outputs on a single card," said Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing, Matrox Video.

25 Aug 2014 - Posted in: Company Announcements

SONYS HXR-MC2500E: SHOULDER MOUNTED HD & SD CAMCORDER

View News Sony has announced the HXR-MC2500E, a new addition to its High Definition (HD) range of memory camcorders. The HXR-MC2500E offers an ideal balance of performance and functionality in the digital era with a wide variety of features necessary for serious videographers, all within their reach at an affordable price point.

21 Aug 2014 - Posted in: Firmware & Upgrades

BLACKMAGIC DESIGN FIRMWARE UPDATE 1.9.3 NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE BLACKMAGIC CINEMA CAMERA AND POCKET CINEMA CAMERA

View News Blackmagic Design have released the 1.9.3 adds histogram, audio meters and media time remaining indicators. This was recently made available for the 4k Production Camera, and is now available for the 3 cameras in the Blackmagic range Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.

19 Aug 2014 - Posted in: Behind The Scenes

EDITING WITH FINAL CUT PRO X ON AN 11 INCH MACBOOK AIR

View News You can well and truly edit on an 11 inch MacBook Air. I flew from London to Australia, with a desperate deadline hanging over my head. I managed to cut several hours of interviews down to a manageable level, working on the 11 inch MacBook Air and Final Cut Pro X. By the time I landed, some 24 hours later, I'd pretty much cleared the deck...

15 Aug 2014 - Posted in: Tradeshows & Events

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII EDITORS TO APPEAR AS GUEST SPEAKERS AT IBC SUPERMEET, AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 14

View News The CPUG Network has announced the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to take place Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the heart of Amsterdam. Film Editors, Maryann Brandon ACE and Mary Jo Markey ACE, who are currently editing STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, will be the featured guests. Tickets are on sale now and can be pur...

12 Aug 2014 - Posted in: New Product Launches

SONNET ANNOUNCES MODULAR RACKMOUNT ENCLOSURE FOR LATEST MAC PRO COMPUTER

View News The RackMac Pro ships in two configurations. The first configuration is available with a single RackMac Pro Computer Mounting Module preinstalled, leaving space for an optional second Computer Mounting Module, available for purchase separately. The second configuration ships with two Computer Mounting Modules preinstalled and ready to acc...

12 Aug 2014 - Posted in: New Product Launches

EYEHEIGHT: BROADCAST SAFE PLUG-IN LEGALIZER FOR FINAL CUT PRO X

View News Scheduled for introduction at IBC2014 in September, the new BroadcastSafeFCPX is a plug-in video legalizer which works seamlessly with Apple's Final Cut Pro X editing software.

11 Aug 2014 - Posted in: New Product Launches

PRICE DROP FOR ATOMOS SAMURAI BLADE: NOW AVAILABLE FOR UNDER $1000 USD OR 699 EX-VAT UK

View News Atomos, have announced a new price for the Samurai Blade of US$995. The Samurai Blade is the highest functioning monitor recorder and playback device on the camera market today and with a new price it's even more affordable than ever.

11 Aug 2014 - Posted in: Camcorder Reviews

FIRST FOOTAGE FROM BLACKMAGIC URSA AVAILABLE TO VIEW

View News Australian cinematographer, John Brawley, has posted footage filmed with Blackmagic Design's Ursa camera. On his blog, John Brawley writes: "This clip was shot over a period of about 90 mins. I filled three of my four 128Gb SanDisk CFast 2.0 cards and did it on two Vlock batteries. Many of the shots were done before sunrise. Pretty impres...

8 Aug 2014 - Posted in: New Product Launches

SECURE HDMI LOCKPORT AVAILABLE FOR LUMIX GH4 AND SONY A7S FROM P+S TECHNIK

View News HDMI is increasing being used an an affordable alternative to SDI. The big disadvantage is the fragile nature of HDMI ports, particularly micro and mini HDMI. It is easy to accidentally disconnect or even break an HDMI port by knocking the connector or catching the HDMI cable while filming. Thanks to P+S Technik a solution to this problem...

7 Aug 2014 - Posted in: Firmware & Upgrades

BLACKMAGIC DESIGN SHIP DAVINCI RESOLVE 11

View News Major update adds professional nonlinear online editing features, revolutionary new ColorMatch, new photographer friendly color correction tools, on set media management and much more!

5 Aug 2014 - Posted in: Company Announcements

ATOMOS IMPROVE THE HDMI STANDARD FOR PROFESSIONAL USE

View News Atomos announce Open Atomos HDMI Start/Stop Trigger Standard and New Coiled HDMI Cables with tight fitting connections for video professionals. Atomos has announced a move to standardize HDMI for the professional video industry by focusing on ease of use and customer experience. With in-depth experience along with their technical know-how...

31 Jul 2014 - Posted in: Software and Updates

BLACKMAGIC DESIGN ANNOUNCES ATEM CAMERA CONTROL: CONTROL BM STUDIO CAMERAS REMOTELY FROM ATEM PRODUCTION SWITCHERS

View News Blackmagic Design have announced the immediate availability of ATEM Switchers Update 6.0 which adds support for controlling cameras from ATEM production switchers via the program feed to the camera. ATEM Switchers Update 6.0 is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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