As NAB Show 2015 quickly approaches, we survey the buzz around rumored announcements from Canon, Sony, Panasonic and Blackmagic Design.

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

Blackmagic Cinema Camera footage captured as ProRes

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Blackmagic's original Cinema Camera continues to amaze, with some people likening it to a mini Arri Alexa. Most of what we've seen from the camera - understandably, has been from the raw footage, subsequently graded - sometimes heavily


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

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's pocket cinema camera surprised everyone when it was announced, first by its mere and unexpected appearance, and second, by it's strikingly low price

Blackmagic: the advantage of having a strategy

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This morning, I woke up in my Las Vegas hotel room unspeakably early thanks to persistent jet lag. In my email was a note from RedShark contributor Freya Black saying "Here's the article on the two new Blackmagic cameras"

Was the DSLR revolution worth it?

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Was the DSLR revolution actually good for the industry? And has its decline reaffirmed the advantages larger camera manufacturers have over the upstarts?

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

This is the news that a lot of Blackmagic Camera users have been waiting for. It's what amounts to a complete rewrite of the code base for the Blackmagic cameras

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