When Leica announced that is new S (Type 007) medium format camera would should 4K video, we all thought that was pretty cool to get 4K capture with 4:2:2 color on the large 30 x 45mm CMOS sensor. However, I had not seen one decked out as a cinema camera until this one on display at the Leica booth at PhotoPlus 2014. [Read more…]
ARRI has announced the ALEXA 65, which is essentially a medium format cinema camera with a 65mm sensor and 6K resolution. With a 65mm format, the camera is creeping toward the territory of the IMAX 70mm film format. [Read more…]
Back in April during NAB, we got an update on the development of firmware for Blackmagic Design’s cameras. Specific concerns had been raised about whether or not Blackmagic would continue to support the original Cinema Camera since the company was putting out several new cameras.
Today, Blackmagic made good on its promises and addressed the four big issues that we were told sat at the top of the development list, and then delivered several more updates. Blackmagic has written completely new code for all of its Cinema Cameras and built the user interface around the Blackmagic URSA we saw unveiled at NAB 2014.
Below is an overview of the updates to the Blackmagic Cinema Cameras: [Read more…]
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…]