The Ursa Mini 4K: how cameras can get out of the way

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes takes another look at the Ursa Mini 4K and explores the greatest gift any camera can bestow on a production: letting people simply get on with the business of making films.

How the finance industry views developments at NAB

Published in Business

Now that the dust has settled and heads are clear after the industry’s annual jaunt to Vegas, Azule Finance’s Peter Savage reflects on this year’s show that bought the future into focus

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 release low cost Studio Cameras!

Published in Production

Analysis: Blackmagic has designed what looks like an incredibly versatile and credible-looking studio camera.

RED Raven will shoot 4.5K!

Published in Production

RED drops bombshell news of a resolution bump for its to-be-released RED Raven camera, at no additional cost.

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.

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.

This year's NAB show has proved to be an interesting one for Digital Bolex, and perhaps not in a way that they would have wanted. With Blackmagic announcing (out of the blue!) their Pocket Cinema Camera - essentially at 16mm digital cinema camera - the "digital 16mm" space is now alive with competition

RedShark Review: Blackmagic's 4K URSA

Published in Production

Simon Wyndham reviews the beefy and featured-laden URSA 4K camera from Blackmagic Design paired with a Zeiss CP.2 50mm PL-mount lens lens.

Gear We Like: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Published in Production

Our Technical Editor, Phil Rhodes, profiles one of our favorite cameras, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, which has had a tremendous run as a value leader.

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