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  1. Hands-on test with Blackmagic Cinema camera. Rick Young tests the camera in many different situations; getting a feel for the camera in terms of operation, usability, working with different lenses, with a good look at the images the camera produces.

    Filmed on location in Perth Australia, this is a real-world report to see just what this camera is capable of. Blackmagic Design have described this as a “cinema camera” - check out the images to see how the camera shapes up in terms of image quality, depth of field, colour rendition and the overall “cinematic” look.

    Check out Rick Young's 95 page book, Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. AVAILABLE NOW

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  3. Watch Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn discuss designing rigs for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera.

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  4. 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:
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    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.

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    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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  5. First project I've shot on BMC. Simple EPK style interview. Set up a T2i on the side to compare- interesting results. What's clear is that Canon has a very different philosophy for image capture- even with the relatively flat Cinestyle profile the image looks way more saturated. It's incredibly easy to get a usable image with the Canon system. BMD has gone in a much different direction; everything about their camera is optimized for the post workflow. At the end of this video I did a ridiculously rushed color adjustment using only the 3 way color corrector- essentially just increasing contrast in each clip. I also increased saturation on the BMC and decreased saturation on the T2i. I like different things about both images. Even in the prores mode, the BMC has a lot of range- you have a lot more control over the image and with time to actually grade the footage, the BMC should look much better... however, the BMC Is likely going to require more time and attention to get the best results.

    The BMC earned its comparatively premium stripes yesterday, however, when at the end of the shoot I was able to connect the SSD to my computer (on set), back up media, play back circle takes instantly in FCP and demonstrate some reference grading options for the clients. Arguably you could do something similar in Premiere with the DSLR footage, it'd just take longer.

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