Blackmagic Camera Update 2.4 for Production Camera 4K

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Blackmagic Design has issued Blackmagic Camera Update 2.4, which adds a few new features to the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K as follows:

  • Updated camera utility
  • Adds support for more frame guides option
  • Holding down MENU will bypass the Dashboard

You can download the updated camera firmware here on Blackmagic’s website.

 

 

Blackmagic’s Pocket Cinema Camera was Used for Scenes in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

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Avengers: Age of Ultron cinematographer Ben Davis, who also shot Guardians of the Galaxy, used the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera to get shots within the action sequences of the film.

We previously saw the Canon 5D Mark II show up as a crash-cam and POV camera on Captain America. The Pocket Cinema Camera doesn’t really come off as a surprise to work in tight spaces for action shots. It is smaller and cheaper than HDSLRs like the 5D Mark II. Additionally, it has an incredible 12-bit RAW image in a form-factor the size of a compact camera.

Check out the details of how Davis used the Pocket Cinema Camera in the press release below. [Read more…]

‘Trick Shot’ is the First 4K Film Shot on Canon C300 Mark II

The Canon EOS C300 Mark II is due out in September. The above short film, Trick Shot, is the first film shot on the new C300 Mark II and it is made available on YouTube in full 4K resolution. You may have to click over to YouTube if you have a 4K display and watch to want it at full resolution.

The short was directed by Evan Kaufmann and shot by cinematographer Gale Tattersall, who you might recall also made headlines after he shot an episode of House M.D. entirely with the Canon 5D Mark II.

[via YouTube]

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Gets RAW Recording Update

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Blackmagic Design has released Blackmagic Camera 1.5 software for the Pocket Cinema Camera, which adds new 12-bit Log CinemaDNG RAW recording to the Pocket Cinema Camera, so users can now capture super wide dynamic range in a single file. This feature was promised when the camera was announced back at NAB 2013. You can find the update here on Blackmagic Design’s website.

Here’s some sample footage.

Check out the full press release below. [Read more…]

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Price Drops to $1995

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With the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera starting to ship any day now for $995 and the 4K Production Camera available later this month at $3995, Blackmagic Design has dropped the price on its original Cinema Camera to $1995 (down from $2995).

Many people consider the camera to be quite the bargain at $2999, so the $1000 price drop should up the value even further. You can find the price drops already in effect on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera here at B&H Photo and here at Adorama.