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Using the Blackmagic Cinema Camera with Anamorphic Lenses

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Apart from colour saturation, contrast, and a a shallow depth of field, one of the most cinematic things you can do to your images is to film them in a cinematic aspect ratio. And since most sensors come in 16:9, which is widescreen but nowhere near as wide as 2.35 to 1, for example, then the only way to shoot in this format is to use an anamorphic lens, which squashes the image horizontally to fit it onto a narrower sensor

Products like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and the upcoming Digital Bolex D16 - not to mention Magic Lantern-hacked EOS cameras are all capable of producing raw video. Just a few years back, virtually no-one had encountered this strange new format. Now, it's all over the place. Peter Haas looks at how you deal with this stuff in the real world

 This will be the year when everyone realises that our industry (and, for that matter, every industry - but especially ours) is on an incredible journey. It's as if you only have to wait a year or so for your wildest technology dreams and fantasies to come true

Blackmagic Davinci Resolve 10: The full rundown

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Here's a full-length, in-depth look at Resolve 10 and the background to its development. RedShark reporter John Burkhart has been talking to Blackmagic about this seminal post production application.

The world changed again today when Blackmagic introduced two more cameras. A 4K camera for $3,995, and - a total surprise a "pocket" digital film camera for $995. An excited Freya reports

Blackmagic: How to handle difficult PR

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If you're one of the people who's preordered a Blackmagic Cinema Camera, unless you're very lucky, you will probably have noticed that you don't actually have one yet. RedShark, in common with the rest of the world’s media, is eagerly awaiting the arrival of a camera to put through its paces.

Blackmagic releases DaVinci Resolve 10

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Blackmagic have released DaVinci Resolve 10 today. The full version is a free upgrade for existing Resolve 9 users and the Lite version is still free for all users

Here's our post IBC show in its entirety. It's a long one - over an hour, so if you haven't got time for all of it in one session, we've indexed it below so you can jump straight to the parts that interest you

Can Blackmagic resurrect film?

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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

Rigging the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

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Whenever a popular new camera (or class of cameras in the case of DSLRs) bursts onto the scene, you can guarantee that a small industry will grow up around it supplying accessories and paraphernalia that wraps around the camera, giving a standardised and flexible system to mount external gear on

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