Products like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and the upcoming Digital Bolex D16 - not to mention Magic Lantern-hacked EOS cameras are all capable of producing raw video. Just a few years back, virtually no-one had encountered this strange new format. Now, it's all over the place. Peter Haas looks at how you deal with this stuff in the real world

 RedShark reader Krasnapolski saw Peter Haas' film Peter Pan Bakery, shot with a Digital Bolex D16, and sent us a link to a very similar production: Mario's Cafe by Roland Denning, a customer at the cafe. It was shot with a Sony Z7 HDV Camera. It's fascinating to compare the two!

First blurry pic of Sony FS700 kitted out for 4K recording

Published in Production

We don't have any details on this but this blurry photo does appear to be the first picture of a Sony FS700 kitted out with what we assume is the AXS-R5 Raw Recorder, which is the only way that the FS700's 4K output can be accessed and stored

The birth of a new class of video software. BulletProof: it's designed to be "the other half of your camera".  We interview its creator, Sean Safreed from Red Giant software

With digital, file-based production, your experience on-set during productions is a potential minefield. Throw a complicated raw workflow into the equation, and you need help. That's the reasoning behind Magic Bullet's BulletProof

Hollywood equipment house AbelCine has been serving the needs of professionals for years. Now they're educating pros too, with two videos explaining Sony F55 camera and post workflow.

SlimRaw: How to shrink your raw file sizes

Published in Post & VFX

SlimRaw bills itself as an affordable solution for reducing the size of uncompressed cinemaDNG files, saving precious storage space by nearly 43%.

Great news for Canon 7D users who feel left out of the Magic Lantern raw party, it would appear that the buffers for raw data on the 7D have now been found! This brings the 7D much closer to a working raw workflow

 

This is possibly the most unusual recording format we've seen. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is one of the first to support it. Here's what it is, and what it isn't

Sone very nice still images from the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera have appeared on the Blackmagic Forum. Our in-house Cinematographer, Phil Rhodes, casts an experienced eye over them

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