Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera: Best images yet

Published in Production

Here's a cure for financial austerity blues: these images came from a camera costing less than $1000!

Want emotion? Go black-and-white

Published in Production

Here's a music video that leverages black-and-white cinematography and a simple concept for a surprisingly emotional result.

Switching from SD to HD... in 2015!

Published in Studio & Broadcast

While many production houses and broadcasters are adopting 4K workflows, guest author Fran de Souza, who resides on the border between Uruguay and Brazil, details his television station's struggle in transitioning from SD to HD broadcast in 2015 and the stroke of ingenuity that made it happen.

There's so much interest in the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, and so little footage available from it, that when some does appear, it is news

Blackmagic Addresses Criticism

Published in Business

While Blackmagic Design nearly stole NAB 2014 with the announcements of the URSA and Studio cameras, not everyone is happy with the news. Some customers are still waiting for promised improvements and bug fixes for their current cameras. Here's Blackmagic's response.

Electronics is so completely integrated now that building new equipment is just a matter of glueing together a few parts you can buy from the Internet. Is this true? And is this the biggest threat to traditional camera manufacturers? In this article, we investigate this, and the background to it, in detail

In the third part of our four part series on video processing and standards conversion, Phil Rhodes explains why frame rate conversions and temporal remapping is such arduous tasks.

Grant Petty on all things Blackmagic

Published in Business

Here's an extended interview with Blackmagic CEO Grant Petty in which he talks about a lot of interesting stuff - including possible Quicktime wrappers for the raw output from Blackmagic's cameras

Blackmagic cuts Pocket Camera price in half!

Published in Production

Although a little under 10 months old, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera can be had for half its original retail price, but for a limited time only.

RedShark Awards - The First Winners

Published in Business

This year at Amsterdam's IBC - the second biggest trade show for the video, film and broadcast industry after NAB -  we've launched our first RedShark awards. And here are the intitial winners.

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