BLACKMAGIC SURPRISES WITH CINEMA CAMERA ANNOUNCEMENT | Michael Murie
DP’s are probably aware of Blackmagic Design’s capture and playback devices such as the HyperDeck Studio or UltraStudio SDI. They may have even heard of their Davinci Resolve color grading software. But I don’t think anyone expected Blackmagic to announce a digital camera, which is what they did yesterday at NAB.
BLACKMAGIC DESIGN LAUNCH $2995 2.5K LARGE SENSOR DIGITAL CINEMA CAMERA | Matt Allard | DSLR News Shooter
Blackmagic Design have announced a high spec digital cinema camera at a breakthrough price of $2995 US. We have spoken at length to Blackmagic today and will have more detailed info later.
Blackmagic Cinema Camera - John Brawley | Vimeo
I wanted to see how the camera would perform in low light. Again, using the EF mount "R" series Leica lenses, I went for a walk down my local street just as it went towards dusk.
It was hand held, and I only had the 35mm F2 prime. I was still able to get some pretty amazing results. A lot of people think you need super high ISO for low light, and to some degree that's true, but you still also want high dynamic range. At night time, you still want things to actually feel like it's dark, and you also often have lights on in shot. This means you have very high contrast.
BlackMagic Design's Cinema Camera is a 2.5K RAW Shooter with Built-in Monitor and Recorder for $3K | Ryan Koo | No Film School
The fact that it’s a S16 RAW camera makes it a competitor to the Digital Bolex camera we mentioned previously, though I would note the fact that BlackMagic is an established company — and the fact that it comes with the full version of Resolve and Ultrascope — makes this one more appealing in theory.
PANASONIC NOT SO “IN” TO LARGE SENSOR CAMERAS? | Michael Murie
So why no serious update or replacement for the AG-AF100? Surely Panasonic knew that Sony and Canon would continue to develop new cameras? Is it selling so well that Panasonic doesn’t see these other cameras as a threat? Or have they been unable to come up with a sensor that produces a noticeably better image? Was betting on micro 4/3rds the wrong thing to do?
RED Dragon upgrade revealed: $6k for 6K and a big new sensor | Chris Davies
| Slash Gear
High-end camera company RED has announced the next generation of its modular system, the Dragon sensor upgrade for EPIC and Scarlet cameras, complete with the superlative specs we’re used to from the firm. Dragon will be offered as a $6,000 upgrade for the EPIC, with 6K resolution and 15+ stops native Dynamic Range. It’ll also record 120fps Full 5K video footage.
Carl Zeiss Launches Compact Tele Zoom Lens at NAB 2012 | Carl Zeiss
Carl Zeiss will show its first Compact Zoom CZ.2 lens to complement the Compact Prime CP.2 line of lenses. According to customer requests it is the first compact zoom lens of its kind with interchangeable mount and full frame capturing capability. The Compact Zoom CZ.2 70-200/T2.9 gives the filmmaker the choice of a single lens in the short-long telephoto range, perfect for separating the fore- and background areas or for situations when the subject is a distance from the camera.
Carl Zeiss 35mm, 50mm & 85mm T1.5 Super Speed lenses | Cinescopophilia
Carl Zeiss have dropped three new Super Speed lenses with fast T1.5 aperture and in focal lengths of 35mm, 50mm and 85mm. [...]
As with the rest of the CP.2 family, the Compact Prime CP.2 Super Speed lenses feature a 14-blade aperture, which creates a round iris opening and a natural, out of focus rendition.
NAB 2012: NEW ZEISS LENSES INCLUDING THE 70-200 T2.9, 15MM AND 135MM COMPACT PRIMES AND CP.2 SUPERSPEEDS | Matt Allard | DSLR News Shooter
Richard Schleuning of Zeiss took the time to talk me through the company’s new line of lenses. In Cine style these include the new 70-200 T2.9, 15mm and 135mm Compact primes and 35, 50 and 85mm super speed CP.2s. He also showed the new 15mm f2.8 ZF stills lens. All very impressive indeed.
NAB 2012: PANEL DISCUSSION ‘THE STATE OF NEWSPAPER VIDEO’ | Dan Chung
| DSLR News Shooter
This is the first of our dslrnewsshooter.com live panels from NAB2012. Today’s is on the state of newspaper video moderated by Sean Samuels of Hungry Eye mag with Chuck Fadely of the Miami Herald, Duy Linh Tu, professor and director of digital media at Columbia Journalism School, Matt Allard of Aljazeera and myself. Many thanks to Teradek and Livestream for hosting the event.
The Next Gen in Digital Film Capture: Canon’s 4K 1DC | Shane Hurlbut | Blog
When Canon approached me to test and shoot a short film for their new 1DC 4K DSLR, I was more than excited. This is the world that I have been trailblazing for quite some time. When the camera was delivered to Hurlbut Visuals, my Elite Team and I sent it through various tests, using what we had learned from our collective experience with the Canon 5D MK II. After the first night of testing, one word came to mind. WOW!!!
EDITSHARE ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE DATE AND MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE NEW LIGHTWORKS & WWW.LWKS.COM | EDITSHARE | Web page
After a hugely successful 18-month beta program, EditShare is pleased to announce the official release of Lightworks, the world-class NLE, on the 28th May 2012.
The hotly anticipated release of Lightworks includes a host of new features for editors, resulting in a lightning-fast NLE that runs on wide range of PC hardware. Completely re-architected and optimised for multi-platform deployment, this will be the first time a professional NLE has been available for free, with a low cost upgrade for the pro version.
Davinci Resolve | Blackmagic Design | Product Page
Davinci Resolve 9.0 comes with a completely overhauled user interface for an extremely elegant and modern look, while optimizing the workflow for speed. A job can be up and running in three clicks: one to log in, one to drop media into the project and the next to grade. Also includes other new workflow features such as streamlined project import, export and selection workflow, scrubbable media thumbnails to speed up shot selection, production metadata fields for entering on set shot notes and larger color control palettes to give faster access to grading tools. It will be available in July as a free of charge update for all Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve customers.
GoPro Wi-Fi BacPac remote and viewfinder coming this summer for $99 (hands-on) | David Pierce | The Verge
We first got a glance at GoPro's Wi-Fi BacPac at CES, but the company's back at NAB showing off the device and revealing a few more details. Basically, the BacPac is a small module that attaches to the back of any GoPro camera and gives you remote control of the device via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.