1. Comparing the Cinema Camera & 5D Mk III


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    Hosted by Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media, this video compares the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera and the Canon 5D Mark III in several tests. This includes dynamic range, sharpness, pushing levels, banding, artifacts, rolling shutter, chromakeying, wide/telephoto lengths, DOF (depth of field), low light, macro blocking, contrast, and more. NEW! Check out our new eBook "Ultimate Comparison Guide to the URSA & CION" at onerivermedia.com/ebooks Check out our follow-up video to this one: "Comparing the Cinema Camera: Part 2, The Impact of 12-bit RAW" https://vimeo.com/52269416 After several DAYS of trying to upload this video to Vimeo, we've ultimately had to reduce the bit-rate compression down to 18mbps (Vimeo recommends 5mbps, ha!), which is down from our minimum quality level of 40mbps. This means the SOURCE file you can download will also inhibit some amount of compression blocking and smearing, even in the Cinema Camera footage, which doesn't originally exist in our ProRes master file. We've tried EVERYTHING, multiple types of uploads, different encoding methods, you name it. Although the downloadable source file is a little better than the streaming version, it still doesn't compare to the original ProRes source file which imposes no banding, compression artifacts, or chrominance sub-sampling (down from 4:4:4 to H.264's 4:2:0 space). Please keep this in mind when viewing. Unfortunately Vimeo only allows 100 downloads per day, so check back to download the 2GB file if the queue is filled. And remember to always watch in FULL 1080 HD or you will have added scaling and moiré issues on some of the tests than what is already been added by Vimeo and our horrid bit-rate restrictions. Thanks for watching. Hope this is as informative for you as it was for me making it. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/OneRiverMedia Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/onerivermedia Blog: http://www.onerivermedia.com/blog Newsletter: http://www.onerivermedia.com/bmcc eBooks: http://www.onerivermedia.com/ebooks

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    • Texting is gefährlich / Texting is dangerous


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      Here at OneRiver Media we received the new Cinema Camera last month from Blackmagic Design for our own testing. We asked for permission to shoot with cast and crew, and in less than one day, assembled a story, crew, and actors. For more details on why we shot this video and why it was shot this way, please find more info on our blog here: Part 1: http://www.onerivermedia.com/blog/?p=700 Part 2: http://www.onerivermedia.com/blog/?p=709 The biggest reason for attempting this shoot, (“Texting is 'gefährlich'” or, “Texting is ‘dangerous’” translated from German) on such short notice was to really see how well the new Cinema Camera could hold up under a real production environment, and in the end, it worked very well for us. A few main factors I wanted to specifically test for in this production were the following: - Low light abilities (among others, the opening shot only uses city lights). - Dynamic range (we literally shot INTO headlights). - Image sharpness - Tonal range - Narrow DOF - Extreme wide angles - RAW CinemaDNG image data quality - Functionality and ease of use In all regards, I feel the camera was able to accomplish all of these tasks with no problems and exceeded my expectations in many situations. In the end, I’m very happy with the results from the camera. The short film, which is currently getting funding as a PSA, isn’t the next Hollywood blockbuster, but it did allow us to test the camera in extreme situations, and on such short notice. In all accounts, this was truly a 24-hour film production and we had fun doing it. We will upload a 1080p24 version once funding is completed. Note that we did not go for a gravy grade in post. Again, our main object was to really push this camera and go deep with it, not just do a typical beauty video. We really wanted to test this camera! We went for something something somewhat neutral with contrast that didn't stretch too far away from the source. We wanted to really *push* the camera and shoot something tough for it to handle, not a simple in-studio or daytime production. Our main objective was to push the camera in sever conditions. Had we shot on a DSLR or regular video camera, the highlights would have been blown out and the shadows would have turned to mud. So instead, we opted for a post-production neutral look with contrast. Again, a DSLR wouldn't have given us detail in both range and sharpness. We used the following lenses on this production: Canon 24mm f/1.4L, Canon 50mm f/1.2L, Canon 135mm f/2, Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 zoom. The Sigma lens ended up working perfectly for super wide shots, and ended up being used a lot. Surprisingly, we ended up using fewer lenses than we expected. Did we learn anything on this production with the Cinema Camera? Absolutely. Are there things I may change in future productions using the Cinema Camera as a results of shooting this one? Absolutely. Stay tuned as we’re going to be presenting a lot more info on this production, including behind-the-scenes footage. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @OneRiverMedia and at facebook.com/onerivermedia for the very latest scoop on this topic and many more. Many thanks again to the entire cast and crew for being available on such short notice, staying through the night and giving your 100%. I love working with great crew!

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      • NAB 2012: Blackmagic $2995 Digital Cinema Camera - Detailed Interview


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        Dslrnewsshooter technical editor Matt Allard talks to Black Magic design about their new Digital Cinema camera at the NAB 2012 show. For full coverage go to www.dslrnewsshooter.com

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        • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC) - Raw review


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          Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Raw Review. www.facebook.com/artboxcph Firmware version 1.5 which includes raw recording and some fixes, was released two days ago, so we decided to make a review of the firmware. In the review we talk about Raw vs. ProRes, black holes, white orbs, resolution, moire and problems we had during the review. Filmed on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and interview on Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT mount. If you like our content, please like and follow us for more. www.artboxcph.dk www.youtube.com/artboxcph

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          • The Bear in NZ Winter - Beta URSA Footage


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            This is a collection of footage i've shot with a beta unit of the Blackmagic URSA (EF mount) over the last few weeks. Disclaimer: I now work for Blackmagic Design but this video was produced the same way as my previous beta videos, and is definitely not some kind of 'official' demo video. Its just a collection of personal footage i've shot while getting to know the camera recently. - Hook I originally tried to upload an UHD Prores LT, but it failed at 88%. :( I will continue to try and replace the current file but even if not, i still recommend downloading the 1080 Prores LT version - the motion looks a little 'funny' on vimeo. This was all shot using ONLY the built in 10" screen for composing/focus and most of the time it was just Danelle and I grabbing footage, i really wanted to see if this bigger camera could still be used like the much smaller BMD ones without a crew etc. The only exception to this being some music video footage, but that was also a tiny crew of 3 of us involving me as director/dop/gaffer with Johnathan Guest from Halcyon Digital being camera/lighting assist, as well as DIT and dolly grip !! The rest is friends doing us favours and getting footage while on holiday to celebrate our 10 year anniversary in Queenstown. Carrying around the URSA, lenses, and tripod on ski slopes was tiring and hard work and not much of a holiday! I also almost dropped the camera off the side of a friends mini speed boat while trying to hold it up to get footage going down the river. :-P HUGE thanks to: Blackmagic Design Jeremy and Julian McPike Jim Pollard Todd Columb and his freerunning friends Jayden and Ange Keoghan Sound The Ocean Johnathan Guest Chelsea and Michelle Barns Tracey Bourgeois and of course my much better half for the last 10 years - Danelle !! Edited and Graded in DaVinci Resolve 11 Mostly shot at 60fps Prores 422HQ in camera and conformed to 24fps. LENSES: Sigma 18-35/1.8 Art, Sigma 50/1.4 Art, Canon 70-200/2.8L II IS Hoya ProNDs and Tiffen VariND+Hoya IR Cut Schneider Hollywood Blackmagic 1/4 and Tiffen Soft FX 1 MUSIC: "By Your Side" - used with permission from Alan Poettcker of "The Runaway Club"

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            • Comparing the Cinema Camera: Part 2, The Impact of 12-bit RAW


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              Going a step closer with the Cinema Camera, Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media focuses on how 12-bit RAW compares in relation to 8-bit alternatives, including many camera solutions costing much more. The difference between “perceived dynamic range” and “available dynamic range” is explored in detail. Also covered is day-for-night, detail versus sharpness, and much more. NEW! Check out our new eBook "Ultimate Comparison Guide to the URSA & CION" at onerivermedia.com/ebooks Some questions have arisen as to why a LOG curve wasn't used (or if it would help) for the 8-bit source (amongst others), I created a blog post on the topic to answer any questions that might be regarding: http://www.onerivermedia.com/blog/?p=750 For best results, view this video in FULL 1080 HD, and even better yet, download the original 15Mbps H.264 file with less compression artifacts. This video is a follow-up to the last video, “Comparing the Cinema Camera and 5D Mk III” found here: https://vimeo.com/49875510 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/OneRiverMedia Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/onerivermedia Blog: http://www.onerivermedia.com/blog Newsletter: http://www.onerivermedia.com/bmcc eBooks: http://www.onerivermedia.com/ebooks

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              • HDMI/Composite HD/HD-SDI DIY portable capture station tutorial


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                DOWNLOAD FIRST GENERATION CINEFORM files on my blog............. http://www.henryolonga.net/Blog/?p=674 This is a tutorial for those people who want to capture the highest quality available to them through an HD-SDI,HDMI or Composite HD port. I have updated this tutorial with industry advancements since putting it up. Especially note that I have found that option two does get warm/hot and as a result I made a DIY fan placed on top to provide cooling and now it is rock solid. I try to cover most things in a relaxed manner so it is over 17 minutes in length.Pour a cup of coffee,relax and watch when you have time. Most cameras do not have the highest quality maintained in the built in camera codec.By bypassing the compression one can achieve imaging quality superior to the built in codec and also upgrade the quality of the camera to more than many times it's original value.So one can use consumer cameras that can easily outperform more expensive models at an acquisition level. Another benefit is 4:2:2 colour space.Why the extra colour anyway - one phrase - CINEFORM FIRST LIGHT.It allows you to grade like the pros with Iridas speedgrade looks.I will be making some available in the future and also a tutorial. NB........THe MAGMA CHASSIS can capture UP to 250 MB/s which means it will handle 1920 X 1080 10 bit 4:4:4 in all formats so it is a worthwhile investment for top quality into the near future apart from 2 K and above. It is the indie way so my insights and experience are biased towards people who are keen on diy methods of achieving high quality.Prepare to cut prices not corners though ............ By the way you need Prospect/Neo HD and above to record to Cineform.Ignore Neoscene. But here are a few savings - you do not need to use Cineform,or two battery packs on option 2.This can bring the price down to less than £1400 perhaps.There are new products on the market since I did this tutorial so options have indeed improved - check these out ... http://www.cinedeck.com/content/ - expensive but class leading, endorsed by Cineform and records to the same http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/intensity/ $ 199 - this is a steal - USB3 so no need for external power!!!!!!! http://www.matrox.com/video/en/products/pc/mxo2_family/mxo2_mini/ http://www.aja.com/products/io/io-express.php http://www.aja.com/products/kipro/ki-pro-mini/ki-pro-mini-description.php Not sure of cineform support but there you go.Save another £300 perhaps. Hope it helps and let me know if you succed..it is worth it... http://www.convergent-design.com/ Nanoflash - Fantastic product but not cheap http://atomos.com/ Additional resources http://www.magma.com/expressbox1.asp http://www.cineform.com/ http://www.hwtools.net/Adapter/PE2L.html http://www.hwtools.net/Adapter/PE3.html http://www.lecroy.com/tm/products/ProtocolAnalyzers/Accessories/PCIE2EXP.asp http://www.adexelec.com/pciexp.htm PE-FLEX1 http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/cineform-software-showcase/122458-magma-intensity-pro-laptop-laptop.html http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/cineform-software-showcase/139981-intensity-questions-cpu-requirement.html

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                • Prague inside my pocket


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                  Short daylight blackmagic pocket cinema camera test from Prague. Camera: Jan Mocnak (blackpixel.cz) Lens: Panasonic Vario G 14-42mm Music: David Helpling - Awake

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                  • Autumn Colours


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                    Originally I planned a shoot like this to demo/try out the new Adobe Creative Cloud upgrades, especially the upgrade(s) surrounding Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade. But, sadly Adobe didn't make their October 15th deadline, and I couldn't put this off any longer. Will shoot something else when the update is in sight. This was all shot just outside Zutphen (Netherlands) on a Saturday afternoon whilst on a walk on a nearby estate. All footage was shot using the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. I used two lenses on the shoot: the Samyang T*3.1 14mm cine-lens and the Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 kitzoom lens. For the threadless Samyang I improvised a way to mount my 82mm variable ND, because the last time I did some serious shooting with the BMPCC I found and ND really is a must-have with this camera. All was shot from a tripod, with the exception of a very few shots for which I needed to be too close to the ground, these were shot using a small camera bag as a 'platform'. The linked blogpost: http://rubenkremer.nl/2013/10/21/autumn-colours-a-pocket-cinema-camera-short/

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                    • 4K BMPC at the Performance Technic Open House


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                      Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media shoots with a pre-release Blackmagic Design 4K Production Camera (running beta firmware) of the open house event at Performance Technic in Pleasanton, California. With only a 3-hour window of actual shooting time during this event, Marco takes advantage of the different shooting scenarios including interior, exterior, interviews, BMW automobiles, and more to run the camera through its paces. Lenses used: Canon 50mm f/1.2L, 85mm f/1.2L II, 135mm f/2L, Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6. All footage was acquired using the 4K BMPC in 4K 10-bit ProRes HQ mode in LOG profile. All audio was recorded directly into the 4K BMPC. Edited in Adobe Premiere CC and color graded in DaVinci Resolve 10. All music was composed (and copyright) by Marco Solorio. Shot and edited by Marco Solorio 1st AC: Juan Ruiz Interview: Joe Gaffey of Performance Technic Please note this is not a trailer or teaser for our BMW documentary film, "Ten Tenths" even though many people and BMW vehicles depicted in this video are in Ten Tenths. For more information about Ten Tenths, please visit www.1010film.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/OneRiverMedia Facebook: http://facebook.com/onerivermedia Blog: http://www.onerivermedia.com/blog Newsletter: http://www.onerivermedia.com/bmcc eBooks: http://www.onerivermedia.com/ebooks

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