Category Archives: Blackmagic Design

NAB Show 2013

NAB 2013 Preview

In just a few short weeks, NAB 2013 will kick off in Las Vegas, NV. It's a week of full of new technology, conferences, and announcements from leading manufacturers like RED, Sony, and Canon. For those that haven't attended in past years, the NAB show is THE place to be to get your hands on the newest cameras, lenses, and accessories first. Camera nerds and fanboys alike will gather in droves to support Full Story...
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Blackmagic Cinema Camera Firmware 1.2 Update

NoFilmSchool broke the news back in December, and today Blackmagic Design released the official firmware version 1.2 update. This would no doubt be bigger news if, well, more people actually had their Blackmagic Cinema Cameras in hand. Despite a vague update a few weeks ago, the cameras still aren't shipping in large quantities. A colleague of mine who placed an order with B&H for a BMCC on Oct Full Story...
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OCT-19 Spherical LOMO Prime Lens Set

By Collis Huntington...HD Planet Cameras acquires set of OCT-19 mounted spherical LOMO primes and OCT-19 Mount for the RED Epic. After putting some elbow grease (and white lithium grease) into these bad boys the focus is running extremely smooth. With the 50mm and 75mm at a T2.2, they are running fast too. The 150mm is a T3.2. With two more wider lenses being worked on by our lens technician Felix Full Story...
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HD Planet Cameras Buys Arri Alexa

HD Planet is a proud new owner of an Arri Alexa EV. "The Oringinal" as Arri puts it. The first camera on the scene remains at the center of the family; it is the keystone of a modular and upgradeable system that offers not just an image capture solution, but an entire image pipeline. By combining proprietary ARRI technology with ubiquitous, best-of-class tools from industry-leading partners, ALEXA Full Story...
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In the Works: Vaughn Rumored for New ‘Star Wars’ Installment; Ford Interested in Revisiting Han Solo

By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna November 6, 2012 1:21 PM... One of the exciting prospects for veteran Spielberg poducer Kathleen Kennedy as the new president at Disney-owned Lucasfilm is that she is more than capable of developing a strong script and luring gifted filmmakers to the planned "Star Wars" franchise reboot. Even without a script on hand, directors are lining up. Director Matthew Vaughn Full Story...
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Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master”- Battlefield Mankind

Written by Kent Jones for Filmcomment- Paul Thomas Anderson’s "The Master"- Battlefield Mankind In The Master, the American past of the late Forties and early Fifties is a very, very foreign country, rendered doubly strange from the perspective of the early 21st century and its nervous obsession with right now. Who are these people? Who is this grandiose, folksy, impetuous, self-appointed Full Story...
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RED Claims Dragon Sensor Doubles EPIC/SCARLET Sensitivity

By Joe Marine via NoFilmSchool.com All has been quiet on the RED front concerning the new Dragon sensor since NAB in April. After their kickoff party before the start of the exhibition, they announced the specifications of the updated sensor. One of the criticisms of the MX sensor has been lower dynamic range than some of its peers, like, for example, the Arri Alexa. RED seems to be gunning straight Full Story...
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“Side By Side”- Documentary Looks at Film Vs. Digital

By: Caryn James via IndieWire Side By Side, the terrific, widely-praised documentary with interviews by one of its producers, Keanu Reeves, has been available On Demand for a few weeks and is has just opened in New York – an event that offers your very own counterpart to the movie’s unexpectedly fascinating debate about film vs. digital technology. Do you watch at home or go old-school and Full Story...
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Ten Classic NYFF Films at Your Fingertips

Posted by Anna Husted at Filmlinc Daily- Just under a month remains until the 50th New York Film Festival! So we're riding the wave of enthusiasm from our last NYFF films at your fingertips and giving you 10 more classic NYFF films to watch online (sorry, this time no freebies): NYFF '63: The Exterminating Angel Director: Luis Buñuel "Luis Bunuel's The Exterminating Angel is a macabre comedy, Full Story...
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R.I.P. The Movie Camera: 1888-2011

Major manufacturers have ceased production of new motion picture film cameras; cinema as we once knew it is dead. By Matt Zoller Seitz We might as well call it: Cinema as we knew it is dead. An article at the moviemaking technology website Creative Cow reports that the three major manufacturers of motion picture film cameras — Aaton, ARRI and Panavision — have all ceased production of Full Story...