1. I've had a pre-production model of the new Sony NEX-FS700 to test for the past week. Here's my evaluation, complete with samples of the footage I shot. Enjoy.

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  2. Theatrical trailer for the film "Upstream Color"
    In Theaters April 5th

    UpstreamColor.com
    itunes.com/upstreamcolor

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  3. Blackmagic Cinema Camera (MFT) w/Viewfactor Contineo Cage and Handle (Internal battery power)
    SLRMagic HyperPRime 25/0.95
    SLRMagic 12/1.6 REV.2
    TIFFEn WW ND 1.2 (Daylight only)
    F2 daylight (12/1.6) -- Wide open night (mostly)

    RAW (One ProREs shot at 3:02)
    ISO 800 (all)
    180 Shutter

    VERY quick "color", Captain Hook's LUT: bmcuser.com/showthread.php?3390-My-BMDFilm-LUT

    Audio - ARCADE HIGH - OUTRUN THIS!
    Free download here: arcadehigh.bandcamp.com/track/outrun-this

    Voigtlander and SLRmagic 25/0.95 comparison coming soon.

    2:52 - Street lamp and strand lights from someone's yard, 800 ISO, 25/0.95 wide open. Pretty startling.

    Very VERY happy with SLRmagic 12 and 25 HyperPrime on this camera. More soon!

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  4. So it's time to look at some footage from the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

    ADDED ** For ungraded look at vimeo.com/64944847

    This footage was shot over about an hour at my local market on Sunday morning. So yeah, it's just home movies. I was literally grabbing shots where I could whilst I was shopping ! But, you do get to see what one man can do with a pocket cinema camera and a 12-35 Panasonic m4/3 zoom. I guess for those that like to shoot discretely, guerrilla or documentary style, this will give you a good sense of what you're going to get. The same great DR and look has been inherited from the BMCC.

    All this footage was shot using the FILM look. I set my exposure by ETTR and using the 100% zebra to indicate clipping. I had IS on all the time. I had a Hoya ND16 on as well to keep me at a slightly nicer stop. I set the rear monitor to VIDEO and then used focus peaking all the time.

    There are plans afoot to create something that's more *finished* in the way of demo footage in a more formal and drama / narrative style, but for now this should whet your appetite.

    Its rough and ready, and really it was just something I threw together very quickly. Interestingly, I had one guy actually recognise that it was a BMCC pocket and several others stopped me to ask what the camera was !

    I cut the footage using FCPx and used my colleague Captain Hook for the grade. He's made some fantastic LUT's for Resolve as donation-ware to make grading BMCC footage even easier. I encourage those of you who work with BMCC footage to check out these great LUT's. There's some great before and after examples there as well.

    Enjoy !

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  5. VJ Blend video from worshipVJ.com.
    Music: "Armistice" by MUTEMATH.

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