cinema camera

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

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. [click to continue…]

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Blackmagic URSA-8

Yesterday, I pondered whether Blackmagic could steal the NAB Show three years in a row. The new URSA 4K production camera is proof positive that they can. [click to continue…]

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Zacuto Z-Finder for C300 and C500

Zacuto has released a new Z-Finder optical viewfinder for the Canon C300 and C500 cinema cameras. The Z-Finder delivers 1.8x magnification of the LCD screen.

It attaches by using a foam padded sleeve that slides over the LCD screen of either the C300 or C500. The sleeve is secured into place with a bar clamp. It also includes a unique monitor lock clip to keep the LCD screen from moving forward when the Z-Finder is pressed against your eye.

The Z-Finder for the Canon C300 and C500 retails for $485 and is expected to ship mid-March. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

You can see the new Z-Finder and other Zacuto C300 and C500 accessories in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Canon C100

Canon is making an upgrade to the EOS C100 cinema camera that will support the awesome Dual Pixel AF feature that was introduced in the Canon 70D. The upgrade should be available in February 2014 for $500, and requires sending your EOS C100 to a Canon service center.

You can find out more about this upgrade here on Canon’s website.

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Sony Workflow Guide

Sony has released version 2 of its RAW, XAVC, and HDCAM SR File workflow guide for Sony CineAlta cameras. The workflow guide addresses every stage of production, including on-stage look management, footage transfer and backup, dailies, edit and color grading. The workflow guide looks at just about every popular third-party solution and doesn’t just stick with Sony’s own. [click to continue…]

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Canon 1D C

Canon has announced an upcoming firmware update for the EOS 1D C 4K cinema camera. The update addresses lens aberration correction with EF Cinema lenses and includes additional audio recording support via the external mic input.

The firmware update must be performed at a Canon Factory Service center. Complete details on the firmware update from Canon below. [click to continue…]

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