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.
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.
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.
B&H has the AJA Cion 4K/2K cinema camera for $4995 right now (reg. $8995). The AJA Cion records 4K ProRes video internally to AJA Pak SSD drives or 4K Raw video externally via 3G-SDI or Thunderbolt output.
At $4995 now, it becomes one of the more affordable 4K cinema cameras on the market. Check it out here at B&H Photo.