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Can Blackmagic resurrect film?

Published in Business


You know what you never hear in the edit bay? “This looks too much like film, can we make this look less filmic?” John Burkhart reports

It just won’t go away, will it? However much you can prove with specifications that digital video is indisputably better than film, there’s a stubborn feeling that there’s more to it than the simple-to-prove facts. We think we've indentified one, subtle, process that helps film to store more visible information than digital.

Film vs Digital: here's the reality.

Published in Technology & Computing

We're drilling down to the essence of the difference between analogue and digital. Here's Phil Rhodes' take on this persistent question. It's a fascinating read, and is pretty definitive on the subject

Guest author Pavan Deep tells us why he prefers to shoot film, even when editing and finishing digitally. 

Super 8 is becoming popular again

Published in Technology & Computing

"...it's perhaps surprising that the Super-8 film format is still – in what we might have expected to be the twilight of its years – quite popular. The popularity of retro-styled web imaging services like Instagram is another instance of what I suspect may be the same trend, and goes some way toward confirming the suspicion that distressed images are now just as fashionable as distressed jeans"

Another great article from the vast RedShark Archive. Just in case you didn't see it first time around: "...it's perhaps surprising that the Super-8 film format is still – in what we might have expected to be the twilight of its years – quite popular. The popularity of retro-styled web imaging services like Instagram is another instance of what I suspect may be the same trend, and goes some way toward confirming the suspicion that distressed images are now just as fashionable as distressed jeans"

An elegantly arranged test between some well known digital cameras and an analogue one!

ISO ratings made perfect sense in the days of photochemical film but only serve to muddy the waters when it comes to assessing camera performance in the digital age.

It's a suggestion that runs directly counter to the past few years’ worth of digitisation efforts, but the producers of feature documentary ‘Side by Side’ have chosen to archive their movie on film stock. They might have a point

Film Scanning for the future with 4K Blackmagic Cintel

Published in Post & VFX

 Where's the best source for 4K material? Old films. Blackmagic brings down the cost of film scanning

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