Among the cameras introduced at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Blackmagic has introduced a new 4K professional camcorder that stands out, not the least of which is due to its massive 10-inch Full HD flip-out display. The camcorder was designed to look futuristic, and is machined out of aluminum.
Blackmagic has trimmed the price of its Cinema Camera range, cutting the 2.5K sensor cameras by a third as it ramps up for shipping the new Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. The $1k saving brings both the EF and Micro Four Thirds versions of the Cinema Camera to $1,995 apiece, while the new Pocket Cinema Camera - announced back in April - has begun shipping today. However, those who want its Production 4K sibling will have to wait a little longer.
We've talked about Blackmagic before, but overall they're not all that well known in the mainstream world. However, they make some pretty interesting and high-quality cameras for professionals and enthusiasts alike. Today at NAB 2013, the company unveiled two new cameras, one of which is the Production Camera 4K and the other being the Pocket Cinema Camera.
It's interesting that some Hollywood level movie and TV show recording is performed on DSLR and other handheld cameras rather than full-sized movie cameras that we typically think of when it comes to filming movies and TV shows. It makes a lot of sense that in a tight environment, a smaller handheld camera would be easier to use for movie and TV producers. We talked about a company called Blackmagic in the past when it unveiled the Cinema Camera that uses micro four thirds camera lenses.
Blackmagic Design's innovative Cinema Camera has been hamstrung by flaws in the sensor glass, forcing the company to freeze preorder shipments and re-manufacture them with new, fixed components. Initial supplies of the Cinema Camera had been ready to ship a month ago, but failed production testing after blemishes on the sensor marred the final video. After some investigative digging, CEO Grant Petty says, a series of problems were identified at the sensor supplier.
Coveted high-quality video camera company Blackmagic has revealed its second Cinema Camera, this time adding support for passive Micro Four Thirds lenses. Sitting alongside the existing Blackmagic Cinema Camera (which will be renamed the "EF" version), the new MFT model supports any such lens with manual iris and focus, or can be used with other lens mounts by simply slapping an adapter ring in-between.
If you're ready to bring cinema quality and production level video to your work you'll want to check out the new Blackmagic Designs Cinema Camera announced today at NAB in Las Vegas. This new revolutionary digital cinema camera features 13 stops of dynamic range, a high-resolution 2.5K sensor and tons of other impressive specs to go along nicely with its $2,995 price tag.
Looking for the latest HDMI technology for your Macs or PCs? Blackmagic has introduced Intensity, an HDMI I/O card for Windows or Mac OS X computers. Experience a true HDMI Digital Connections. You can playback or edit using big-screen HDMI television and video projectors, or capture uncompressed quality from HD or HDV cameras.
With Intensity, you can switch between HD and SD video standards including HDTV 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/60, 720p/50, NTSC and PAL. There are two audio channels allowed sound to pass through at the same time. You can also perform live mixing of two HDV cameras using a pair of Intensity cards and Blackmagic’s On-Air 2.0 software. Experience the Intensity today for the price of $249.
A few days ago, Panasonic rolled out its latest digital camera that fits into the Lumix range. The camera is the Lumix GH4 and one of the big features of that camera was the ability to record 4k video. The very first video footage shot using the camera has now surfaced.
Apple is finally taking the Mac Pro seriously again. Years of seeing the iMac, MacBook, iPhone, and iPad get the bulk of Apple's design and engineering attention had left many professionals worried that the Mac Pro was to be put out to pasture; now we know they needn't have worried. In fact, the 2013 Mac Pro has reaped benefits from of each of those models before it, the premium - and yes, premium-priced - culmination of Apple's miniaturization, materials research, and performance know-how. Not only does the new Mac Pro comprehensively update Apple's flagship range, it challenges exactly what we expect a workstation to be. Over-ambitious? Read on for the full SlashGear review.