Round 2 ladies and gentlemen.
Recall a couple months back when RED initiated suit against Sony for patent infringement by Sony’s F65, F55 and F5 cinema cameras. RED wanted to literally have Sony’s cameras pulled from shelves and destroyed.
Now, it’s Sony’s turn.
On the eve of NAB 2013, Sony released a statement that it has filed suit against RED for infringing on seven of its patents. [click to continue…]
Here’s some damages you don’t see in your everyday lawsuit… RED is asking a court to have existing Sony cameras destroyed.
RED brought the lawsuit today in federal court against Sony due to the technology inside of Sony’s F65, F55 and F5 cinema cameras – claiming that it infringes on two of RED’s patents. RED is asking the court to force Sony to stop making and selling the cameras and that Sony should surrender all profits derived from the previous sale of the cameras.
Additionally, RED asks the court to force Sony “to deliver up and destroy all infringing cameras.” Ouch. [click to continue…]
After yesterday’s rumor of a new Canon EOS Cinema camera to be unveiled around NAB 2013, new rumors surfaced of an “entry-level” cinema camera (perhaps a Canon EOS C50) that would be situated below the Canon C100.
While Canon’s cinema cameras are certainly popular, they are still well out of the reach of many amateurs and low-end pros who are shooting video with Canon DSLRs such as the Rebel T4i and Canon 60D. At $6500, the C100 is still quite a bit of a reach for many of these shooters.
Would a $3000 Canon C50 push these enthusiasts and low-end pros to step up to a dedicated cinema camera? Would you pay $3000 or more for such a camera? If a C50 is in the works, what kind of specs could it bring to the table and not cannibalize the C100?
The first footage from the Canon EOS C100 cinema camera has been published in the form of a promotional short film, Just C It!, from Sebastien Devaud.
According to Sebastien: [click to continue…]
Blackmagic has unveiled a new version of its Cinema Camera with a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. It will carry the same $2995 price as the Canon EF mount version and will be available in December.
This is a good move on Blackmagic’s part because the sensor crop has been the biggest limitation for the Canon EF mount. A Micro Four Thirds mount puts the camera into a range of lenses that are more appropriate focal lengths for its sensor size.
Details on the BMCC MFT below. [click to continue…]
Blackmagic Design, maker of the very popular and affordable Blackmagic Cinema Camera, apparently has something up its sleeve for tomorrow morning. That is, if tonight’s tweet from Andy Shipsides (Camera Tech & Training Department Manager at AbelCine) has any credence to it.
IBC 2012 kicked off today and there is a lot of pro video news coming out of the convention over the past few days. Of course, Blackmagic makes a lot of products that aren’t quite as sexy as the BMCC, but we’ll be keeping an eye on it regardless. Check back Friday morning to see what’s up.
[UPDATE: It's a Micro Four Thirds mount version of the BMCC.]