The Blackmagic Cinema Camera may be shipping within the next month or so, but in the meantime, we are continuing our review and we've now got a possibly final roundup of videos for this camera (at least for the near future until they start shipping), as it has finally made its way into enough hands to really get a sense of the quality. While we haven't seen much narrative content make its way to the web yet, there are still plenty of different situations that show off just how much this little $3,000 camera can do. Click through to check them out.
Trip to Mexico -- Shot in RAW with the Sigma 8-16mm, Canon 24-70mm (no iris control yet, so all wide open at f2.8), Canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS Mark II:
A Night in Nine Elms -- We've previously shared this video, but now we've got a great behind the scenes that puts it into perspective. Shot in ProRes Log with the Tokina 11-16mm, IS Canon 17-55mm, IS Canon 70-200mm.
A Night in Nine Elms Behind the Scenes Video (also shot with the BMCC):
Black Magic Cinema Camera - Low Light Test Shoot -- shot in ProRes with the Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens and the Tokina 11-16 F2.8:
Snow Bells from Frank Glencairn -- shot in ProRes on Canon 17-40mm f4 L:
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Another from Frank Glencairn:
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Blackmagic Cinema Camera: RAW-Footage set to Rec.709 vs. BMD Film
Blackmagic Cinema Camera Test - Madrid
I think that's about the widest range of videos we've seen so far, with the only exception being a complete narrative film, though the Frank Glencairn stuff comes pretty close. If you aren't convinced by the image quality by now, you may never be. My criticisms of the camera still stand, but as far as the crop factor, in practical shooting, it's really not an issue. Yes your 24mm lens is no longer a wide, but other than that, I haven't had a problem with the lenses being too close for comfort.
We will hopefully have more footage of our own in the coming months, but until now you can check out the above videos and stay tuned for the rest of the BMCC review.
What do you guys think? Have you seen anything new that makes you think differently about the camera?