Black Magic grabbed the lion’s share of attention at NAB earlier this year when they unveiled the Pocket Cinema Camera, a miniaturized version of their highly popular Blackmagic Cinema Camera that’s about the size of an iPhone. The video above,  from director John Brawley, shows some of the first footage recorded with the new camera, and although it’s basically shot camcorder style as John walked through a local market, it looks pretty darn good. The shoot as described by Brawley… “This footage was shot over about an hour at my local market on Sunday morning. So yeah, it’s just home [More]
The hot news at NAB 2013 so far has come from Blackmagic Cinema, who today announced an all new 4k Cinema Camera as well as a Pocket Cinema Camera that’s about the size of a Sony NEX camera and has a LIVE micro 4/3 lens mount that’s not yet available on their full sized M43 video camera, and at $995 USD it should have a broad appeal for video shooters.  BMC expects the Pocket Cinema Camera to ship in July. The video above from NextWavG on Youtube shows a presentation on the new cameras. The video below, from endgadget, shows [More]
World renowned SLR and Mirrorless video shooter Philip Bloom reviews the new micro 4/3 mount Blackmagic Cinema Camera, and says that M43 is the way to go for the BMC. According to Bloom… “Micro Four Thirds always made more sense to me as the BMD (BlackMagic Digital) sensor is just a bit smaller than the Gh2/ 3, so they would be a great match. Blackmagic thought so too, so just after I put out my epic review on the first day of IBC last year, they announced an MFT (Micro Four Thirds) version.”  Bloom continues by saying “the flange distance [More]
(Via PhotographyBlog) – Olympus have just announced that there will be five new companies that will be joining Olympus and Panasonic in making micro 4/3 cameras, lenses and gear; including JK Imaging (a US Based company that will manufacture cameras under the Kodak name), innovative digital cinema camera (aka Blackmagic Design – which has already launched a Micro Four Thirds model, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT), Photron (experts in high-speed digital imaging), German company SVS-VISTEK and Japan’s ViewPLUS. Olympus states “With the addition of exciting new products from these companies, the Micro Four Thirds lineup will become much more diverse, further increasing [More]
On Christmas Eve, 2012, we posted the Teaser Video for a video project called “The End of the World Shootout” by Shian Storm, which is a head to head camera shootout pitting the Panasonic Lumix GH3 and it’s predecessor, the Lumix GH2 ($1,298 and $679 respectively) against the Canon 5D Mark III and the new Black Magic Cinema Cam – both priced around the $3,000 range.  Here’s Parts I (above), II and III of the shootout (Below).  Watch the videos and see if you can pick out which camera is which.  Cameras will be revealed in part II and the guys [More]
The End is Nigh! Here’s a little Teaser Video for a project called The End of the World Shootout, by Shian Storm.  The upcoming shootout video is going to pit the new Panasonic Lumix GH3 and it’s predecessor, the Lumix GH2 ($1,298 and $499 respectively) against the Canon 5D Mark III and the new Black Magic Cinema Cam – both priced around the $3,000 range. Here’s Shian’s Video Description:  We took a brand new GH3, a Hacked GH2 running Nick Driftwood’s Intravenus patch, and put them head-to-head against a Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera and a 5DMKIII in high contrast situations [More]
EOSHD conducted a mini camera shootout and pitted some of today’s big names mono a mono a mono, and the video above features all the cameras listed below over the soundtrack of “True Faith” by New Order (Get it HERE from iTunes).  Can’t go wrong! Here’s the skinny from EOSHD: In a joint shootout with Slashcam in Berlin, EOSHD put the Blackmagic Cinema Camera into a bear pit against all rivalling cameras between $500 and $4000. It was a clear day and the results are just as stark. Download the full 2.5K shootout video. Here’s my verdict on which camera you should [More]
EOSHD wrote up a great review on the new Black Magic Cinema camera, which joins an ever expanding group of cameras, such as the Panasonic Lumix GH3 and the Olympus OM-D E-M5, that are being labeled as “DSLR Killers”.  You can seriously make that case for any of these cameras (in our opinion, that is especially true of the GH3 and the BMC camera, which have hoards of pro level features), and as the technology of these smaller, yet increasingly powerful mirrorless camera systems keeps getting better and better, and their ability to easily flow from stills to video and [More]
43Rumors reports that there may be a new Black Magic Micro 4/3 Camera coming out next year that will feature full electronic support. In other words, all the power features on your Micro 4/3 lenses will work with the new camera! 43Rumors labels this one as an FT4, meaning that there’s a 61-80% chance that this is true. Here’s the skinny from the 43Rumors Report: I got multiple mails from different sources saying that Black Magic is working on a new version of their Micro Four Thirds mount camera. Unlike the current model (available here on BHphoto) this one will [More]
Texting is Gefährlich is a short video shot by Marco Solorio and the crew from OneRiverMedia using the new Black Magic Cinema Micro 4/3 lens mount camera… and we have to say, we are VERY impressed with this new camera. Here’s what Marco has to say about the shoot: As they say, you only live life if you take chances. We uploaded our short video, “Texting is Gefährlich” to Vimeo, knowing it would probably be the first Cinema Camera video out there, scrutinized by everyone on the planet. Honestly, this is a scary, and daunting idea, especially when our production [More]
Marco Solorio of OneRiverMedia puts his Canon 5D Mark III on the same rig as the new Black Magic Cinema Micro 4/3 Lens Mount Camera. Although Marco says that this is not a “shoot out” or head to head contest, the results are undeniable… The Black Magic Cinema Camera blows the 5D Mark III out of the water in virtually every category. Most of the major advancements in imaging are now coming from the mirrorless camera realm, with major releases from Panasonic, Olympus and Sony, and small companies like Black Magic Cinema pushing the envelope even further. Even Marco says [More]