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RedRockRedrock Micro is probably best known for their award-winning One Man Crew, a motorized parabolic motion system, as well as their remote focus system microRemote. We stopped off at their booth at NAB, where Redrock’s Brian Valente not only gave us a demonstration of the new features of these two products, but of their new 3-piece, vintage style rig for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, the Retroflex, which allows for handheld operation.
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bmd_logoBlackmagic’s revealing of their new cameras at NAB has been met with great excitement from many filmmakers. However, there has been some concern among the Blackmagic community that the company is “no longer supporting the Blackmagic Cinema Camera or Pocket Cinema Camera.” Kristian Lam of the Blackmagic Design technical support team has addressed this in a post on the BM forums, in which he describes the background information about the development and why firmware updates are taking longer than expected. More »

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Nauticam BMPCCThough most indie filmmakers spend the majority of their time out of the water, chances are they’re going to end up submerged one way or another, whether in a pool or in the briny deep. Nauticam has just announced an underwater housing that may be of interest to fans and users of either the Blackmagic 4K, 2.5K, or Pocket Cinema Cameras — the NA-BMCC and NA-BMPCC. Designed with tactile record trigger, handles for stabilization, as well as several mounting possibilities, these underwater housings aim at giving more control and visibility to underwater filmmakers. Continue on for more info. More »

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Director Ryan Lightbourn dropped out of film school and decided to strike out on his own, making films and music videos with gear he bought himself. Having just recently finished his first feature film Sleepwalkers, Ryan decided to let us behind the scenes, explaining his process as he made his film using an array of different types of gear, including the RED SCARLET, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, and the 5D Mark III.

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Metabones_spnfg-bmpcc-bm1_03sThis year a company called Metabones released the Speed Booster, an adapter which makes lenses faster, wider, and sharper as long as they were designed for a larger format than the format you’re currently working with. They already introduced adapters for Micro 4/3 cameras like the GH3, but now they’ve created new Nikon mount Speed Boosters designed specifically for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera that make lenses on those bodies even faster and wider, and give the Super 16mm Pocket essentially a Super 35mm sensor. More »

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema CameraBlackmagic has issued another update for the Pocket Cinema Camera (after the recent RAW firmware), this time to fix what was actually a rather annoying issue related to shutter speed and motion blur. When the camera was set to a 180 degree shutter (or 1/48th of a second) and 23.98 fps or 24 fps, the motion blur actually looked more like a 360 degree shutter (or 1/24th of a second). To see the difference, check out the video below: More »

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BMPCC ProRes vs RAWJust last night, Blackmagic Design released a firmware update for their Pocket Cinema Camera that we’ve all been waiting for since the day the camera was released several months ago, a firmware update that gave the minuscule camera the ability to shoot compressed RAW CinemaDNG files directly to the internal SD cards. With the recently released update, it was only a matter of time before we started seeing comparison videos of the BMPCC’s ProRes shooting mode and the newly possible RAW mode. Here’s the first of these videos: More »

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera - FrontIt’s been in the works for some time now, but CinemaDNG RAW recording has finally arrived for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (which is now in stock at places like B&H if you’d like to pick one up). Though it was mentioned that RAW would be ready when the camera began shipping over the summer, more time was needed for testing and to ensure that it worked properly. Check out more from the announcement below as well as which SD cards you’ll need to actually record in RAW. More »

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RAW DNG Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera - John BrawleyIt’s all over the packaging and documentation, but the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, which first began shipping during the summer, does not actually have RAW capabilities at the moment. The only recording format with the camera right now is ProRes, but according to John Brawley, a Director of Photography who has worked closely with Blackmagic on the development of all of their cameras, has confirmed that compressed RAW CinemaDNG is coming soon. He’s also posted some DNG frames for anyone to download. Click through to check them out. More »

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Video thumbnail for youtube video Dave Dugdale Compares the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera to the 5D Mark III and RED EPIC - nofilmschoolThe new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is starting to be reviewed around the web, and this time we’ve got Dave Dugdale taking a look at just the second camera from the company. Dave compares the Pocket to his Canon 5D Mark III as well as a RED EPIC, and reviews the camera from a learning perspective. Much of the review focuses on the camera’s log ProRes shooting mode, but there is also an interesting bit about Magic Lantern later on in the review. Check it out below. More »

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pbase_frontIf you’ve used or own a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (or you’re still waiting for yours to be delivered), you might have noticed that battery life isn’t all that great. Not too dissimilar from the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera, the most compact way to use the Pocket camera won’t allow you to use it for very long unless you’ve got a stack of charged Nikon EN-EL20. Stated battery life from Blackmagic is about an hour per battery, but if you’d like a simpler way to use the camera and still keep it compact, Switronix has introduced the PocketBase (not to be confused with the PowerBase for the BMCC), which allows two Canon LP-E6 batteries to power the camera for 5 hours at a time. More »

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BMPCC Black HoleLast month, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera started arriving at excited customers’ doorsteps. With an overwhelming sense of joy, many folks went out and shot some tests, and much to their dismay, the BMPCC produced some really strange sensor artifacts, chiefly the blatantly obvious black hole artifact that appears when the camera is pointed at a bright source of light. There have also been a few cases of mysterious white orbs that are caused by a sensor misreading of specular highlights. However, the Blackmagic team has been aware of these issues, and they’ve announced their solutions for getting rid of them: More »

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BMPCC Redrock liveLenseWant to keep using non-MFT lenses when you get your hands on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera? Redrock Micro recently sat down with Hook, the man behind the recent BMPCC test footage, and asked him several questions about working with it. The entire interview is a good read, but one question that was particularly interesting was about how well the Redrock LiveLens MFT active lens mount performs with Canon L series glass. Read Hook’s thoughts after the jump. More »

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The Ravens greenscreen footageThe likelihood of a good number of you having a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera in your physical possession is pretty slim. There are a few floating around here and there, which might sound like kind of a bummer if you’ve been waiting for yours despite delays, but there is a silver lining — there’s more ProRes clips out there for you to play with. A group of filmmakers managed to get their paws on a BMPCC, shot some b-roll of some test footage against a green-screenand have generously made 6 ungraded shots available for you to download. More »

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Video thumbnail for vimeo video Try Your Hand at Grading Some Original Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Footage - nofilmschoolThey may be shipping in relatively small quantities, but there are at least a few Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras floating around. If you haven’t ordered one yet, it’s probably going to be a while (since the pre-order list is long), but if you’ve been disappointed by Vimeo-only footage, we’ve got some camera-original ProRes clips for you to mess around with. Click through to check those out. More »

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Blackmagic_Pocket_Camera_Arri_PL_Zoom_LensWe have word straight from the company that a number of Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras have left the factory and are apparently on their way to distributors around the world. What does this mean exactly? For one thing, you’re not getting your cameras by July (for obvious reasons). It also means we’re probably still a few days away from the first few getting in the hands of those who pre-ordered minutes after Blackmagic announced them. Read on for when we might actually see both the Pocket and the 4K camera in greater numbers. More »

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black-magic-pocket-camera-xlA few days ago, we caught a glimpse of some more footage from the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, and it was quite excellent, to say the least. At that time we still had no idea whether or not the camera was going to start shipping anytime soon, and most of us believed that it probably wouldn’t. However, at Blackmagic’s LA event earlier today, the company announced that the Pocket Cinema Camera would begin to ship within 3-4 days in limited quantities and that the 4K Production Camera still needed more work before it begins to ship. More »

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Video thumbnail for vimeo video New Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Footage to Feast Your Eyes On - nofilmschoolThe first cameras could be in the hands of some lucky owners by the end of the month, but until then, if you’ve still been on the fence about what the little Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is capable of, we’ve got some new footage to show you. While the previous clips were from John Brawley – who has worked closely with Blackmagic to develop the camera — the new clip is from a third party entirely. Check out some brand new Pocket footage below. More »

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Video thumbnail for vimeo video Blackmagic - nofilmschoolWhile they’ve rarely had major delays with their other equipment, the company has had some serious problems delivering the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. If you’ve had a pre-order on the camera, you certainly know this by now. With the announcement of two new cameras at NAB, the Pocket Cinema Camera and Production Camera 4K, some of these same questions have come up again. Can they deliver in July as promised? Will there be delays that push camera availability weeks, or even months from the original release date? More »

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera with Micro 4-3 Mount - AngleIf you are in the US, and you’ve had a pre-order for the EF-mount version of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, they are currently in stock at places like B&H. While there aren’t infinite quantities, if you’ve been looking to buy, you can get one right now at a number of different retailers. If you switched your pre-order to the Micro 4/3 version, there might be some light at the end of the tunnel for shipping on that model, especially as it has been some time since the Beta testers got a hold of that model. We’ve also got more footage shot with the Pocket Cinema Camera from John Brawley (which shares the same sensor technology as the original BMCC). This time he takes the camera into some serious low-light situations and puts the camera through its paces. More »