Canon 5D Mark III vs. Blackmagic Cinema Camera

OneRiver Media has an useful comparison video out comparing graded, simultaneously-shot footage out of the Canon 5D Mark III and the new Blackmagic Cinema Camera. In many ways these cameras couldn’t be more different. Comparing a stills camera with video to a digital cinema camera might seem unfair, except that the cameras are practically the […]

ARC @ NAB 2012: Blackmagic Digital Cinema Camera Interface Walkthrough

  Blackmagic Design’s US President Dan May walks us through the innovative touchscreen interface on its new 2.5k Digital Cinema Camera.

ARC @ NAB 2012: Blackmagic Rocks the Boat with 2.5K, 12-bit RAW Cinema Camera under $3K

Entering the digital video world is not for the faint of heart. Taking on staid behemoths like Canon and Sony, 75 and 66 year old blue chip companies, respectively, is a daunting prospect. Sometimes a company with just the right amount of chutzpah and comes out of nowhere, guns blazing. RED did it a few […]

ARCommunity: Director of Photography, Jon Kline & 551project

As part of our “Get Featured” series with our ARCommunity we spoke with director of photography, Jon Kline, who was executive DP as well as director of photography for a portion of the 551 project. With the help of Flipeleven, 5 bands came together to make 5 music videos in just one weekend. “Everything was donated” […]

NAB Show Coverage with AdoramaTV and Digital Cinema Society

Every year the NAB Show Convention aims to stimulate our senses by showcasing the latest in filmed entertainment and this year did not disappoint. With amazing announcements like the new GoPro HeroCast, the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera, the Panasonic DVX200, Cineo MatchBox, and of course, the Arri Alexa Mini. As always there is extensive coverage of everything NAB Show […]

Sundance Camera Preferences and the Direction of New Cinema

Earlier this month, Indiewire published their “How They Shot That” list where they inform us of all the the cameras used by the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers. The article listed each film under its corresponding camera, but I was curious to see what this information would look like as an easy-to-read chart that compared, visually, what the top choices of […]

From SD to 6K in the Blink of an Eye

Right now there are 2.7 billion active smartphones in the world. An estimated 800 million were added this year alone. By 2020, Ericsson predicts there will be at least 6.1 billion smartphone subscriptions globally. What’s the big deal? Well, this means 38% of the world’s population has the ability to shoot digital video and stills. That […]

Making of a PSA: Interview with the Editor Oscar Luna and Colorist Tim Ziegler

Above: (Left to Right) Director Aubrey Smyth, DP Bryant Fisher, and Colorist Tim Ziegler working on Little Leading Ladies in the editing studio. Photo courtesy of Adorama Rentals. We hope you’ve enjoyed this week-long blog series co-presented by New York Women in Film & Television and Adorama Rentals.  In part one of our fifth installment, […]

BMPCC Firmware Update 1.9.3

Great new update for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera fans: Firmware update 1.9.3 from Blackmagic Design has recently added a histogram feature.  This is great news as it was a feature we’ve truly needed. Time remaining and audio level indicators have also been added which are both quite handy. Although, if you want good audio with […]

New Metabones Canon EF to BMPCC Speed Boosters Now Available

Like the name indicates, these Speed Boosters allow you to use EF lenses on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. “The Canon EF to BMPCC Speed BoosterTM  adapters [are] designed exclusively for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC). Note that this new 0.58x Speed Booster will only attach to BMPCC equipped with a Micro-4/3 mount.  They cannot be […]