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Review - Blackmagic Smartscope Duo

Published in Post

Monitoring of Video and Audio levels is a critical part of any video production and Blackmagic have now combined two 8" monitors with video and audio measurement tools into a small, low cost package


We were first with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera but until now we haven't reviewed the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Here's Phil Rhodes' take on this fascinating device, which is now available for $1,000 less than the original price

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

Blackmagic 4K vs. Pocket Camera

Published in Production

Apples to oranges? More like oranges to tangerines. A filmmaker made a comparison video between Blackmagic's high-end and low-end cameras. Check it out!

Can Blackmagic resurrect film?

Published in Business


You know what you never hear in the edit bay? “This looks too much like film, can we make this look less filmic?” John Burkhart reports

Watch out for our exclusive interview with the CEO of the most talked-about company in the industry

 Hidden under the surface, there are some very big changes happening with the big manufacturers

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

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

Using the Blackmagic Cinema Camera with Anamorphic Lenses

Published in Production

Apart from colour saturation, contrast, and a a shallow depth of field, one of the most cinematic things you can do to your images is to film them in a cinematic aspect ratio. And since most sensors come in 16:9, which is widescreen but nowhere near as wide as 2.35 to 1, for example, then the only way to shoot in this format is to use an anamorphic lens, which squashes the image horizontally to fit it onto a narrower sensor

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