RNG: Turn your DSLR into an ENG

Published in Production

If you've ever had a hankering to turn your DSLR or Blackmagic camera into an ENG style rig, then a new crowdfunded device now for sale from a company called Loggers Lunchbox may well be what you've been looking for.

Much has been made of the upcoming Canon 70D’s new autofocus system. Panasonic’s been working on its own revolution in autofocus. But where is it?

There seems to be some confusion regarding Blackmagic's promotion of the Pocket Cinema Camera at $495, with some outlets reporting its abrupt ending, just one week after launch. We asked Blackmagic for clarification.

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


With all the excitement - and copious examples of footage - from the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, our attention has been diverted from the other big news from NAB this year: the 4K Production 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.

4K Blackmagic Production Camera in documentary mode

Published in Production

One River Media were granted just three hours with a 4K BMPC, and they've gone flat-out to show what you can do with it

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.

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

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