I may be the editor of RedShark but until today I haven't actually had a chance to get my hands on a Blackmagic Cinema Camera other than at trade shows.  Well, we do have one now and I was in London helping Phil Rhodes shoot some scenes for an upcoming article - so I just thought that, even though I'm  probably the last person on earth to see the camera properly, I'd write some first impressions

First raw footage from the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Published in Production


The software upgrade was issued on Tuesday, and how we've got the first results

RedShark Review: AJA Cion out in the real world

Published in Production

Here's another review of the AJA Cion, with a twist - Rakesh Malik examines how it actually performs in real world productions (spoiler: he liked a hire unit so much he placed an order).

These days a simple software upgrade can transform your camera

First hands-on look: DaVinci Resolve 11

Published in Post & VFX

Blackmagic have made a habit of buying up companies, revamping the products and then re-releasing them at a massively reduced cost. Certainly that has been the case with DaVinci, with their Resolve colour grading software now available for a fraction of the price and the lite version for free. And they didn't stop there, not only is Resolve now incredibly good value but the performance and capabilities get stronger with each new release.

 There was a lot of news at IBC2014, particularly on the camera and camera accessory front, and we published a lot of stories as a result (with more still in the pipeline). Here, in case you’ve missed any of our coverage, are the highlights so far (with added Photokina).

Blackmagic Cinema Camera: Nearing production

Published in Business

It looks like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera is moving closer to production, after all the delays caused by the blemishes on the sensor glass

Blackmagic Audio Monitor - Review

Published in Audio

Blackmagic's new rackmount audio monitor is a single rack-unit active monitor that can extract audio from a variety of digital video signals, play play it through internal speakers and display audio levels on large bar-graph meters

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.

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.

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