18 Dec 2013

First ever footage from the 4K Blackmagic Production Camera released for downloading

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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

But things are obviously now moving with this higher-end sibling to the original Blacimagic Cinema Camera.

Blackmagic CEO, Grant Petty, and written a blog post, and right in the middle of it is a link to some ProRes 4K footage from the camera.

It's working!

It's clear from the post that it's a working thing but is still going through adjustment and calibration - all quite normal for a new camera at this stage.

From Grant's comments, you can see that he's clearly enthusiastic about the new device, and is also very anxious for potential users to see what it can and can't do. For example, it's not designed as a low light camera, and he's apparently provided some clips that demonstrate its low light performance.

In many respects, the characteristics of the new camera are pretty astonishing: 4K and a global shutter for a start, not to mention a Super 35 sized sensor and visually lossless compressed CinemaDNG raw - as well as ProRes, of course.  

It goes without saying that we can't wait to get our hands on one of these.

By the way, these are big files. Ours are still downloading but if you have anything faster than moist spaghetti connecting you to the internet, you'll get them before we do.

You can see Grant's post in full and see the download link after the break



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