We know lighting can change the overall mood and feel of images. It is also amazing just how much it can change the appearance of a person. In this teaser for Opale’s Sparkles and Wine music video, the cinematographer moves the light source rapidly around the face of the star, which causes her face to change as you watch it. [Read more…]
The new Blackmagic Design Studio Camera that was announced earlier this month at NAB 2014 is now in stock and shipping. This is the HD version that’s now in stock. Recall that there is also a 4K version in the pipeline.
The Blackmagic Studio Camera features a Micro Four Thirds lens mount and appears to have the same HD sensor as found in the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.
Check out the in stock HD version here at B&H Photo.
One of the cool things about going to trade shows is meeting the people who create products we use. And it’s a bonus when you catch them their first year off of a new product launch that we may or may not know where it’s going. The booths are smaller. The crowds aren’t quite as large. And, you can have some longer, uninterrupted conversations.
With all of the recent camera additions from Blackmagic, some users of the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera and the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera have expressed concern over the lack of firmware updates for the cameras and wondering whether Blackmagic will be supporting these cameras going forward.
Blackmagic’s own Kristian Lam took the official Blackmagic forums to address these concerns. Check out Blackmagic’s update on the firmware issues for these cameras below. [Read more…]