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Blackmagic Announces Firmware 1.9.7 Update

Blackmagic Announces Firmware 1.9.7 Update

Blackmagic announced today the immediate release of camera firmware 1.9.7 that allows in-camera formatting for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera as well as the Pocket Camera.  This…

Arri Announces 6K 65mm Camera

Arri Announces 6K 65mm Camera

The 65mm Alexa rumor is now confirmed.  Arri announces a 6K 65mm Alexa called Alexa 65 with a 54.12 x 25.59 mm (diagonal 59.87…

Blackmagic Adds PL Mounts

Blackmagic Adds PL Mounts

At IBC Blackmagic announced a ton of news ranging from buying Eyeon Software to adding PL mounts to two of their cameras.  After a summer of constant firmware updates…

Apertus Axiom Beta

Apertus Axiom Beta

Recently, Apetus announced the start to their crowdfunding campaign for the Axiom Beta camera, which might be one of the most affordable 4K cameras yet. At the rate of…

New Blackmagic URSA Footage

New Blackmagic URSA Footage

There are not many URSA's out in the wild but that does not mean we have to wonder how the footage from the camera performs.  Thankfully, Captain…

Sony F5 Internal 4K “Hack” Video Tutorial

Sony F5 Internal 4K “Hack” Video Tutorial

In a few easy steps, Sony F5 camera owners can implement a “Hack,” that Sony has not sanctioned, to enable internal 4K recording; a feature originally reserved for…

Metabones Announces Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds Adapter

Metabones Announces Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds Adapter

Metabones, the fine manufacturer of lens adapters, announces a speed booster and smart adapter to use Canon EF lenses on Panasonic's GH4.  Do these adapters make the…

DJI Ronin Field Test

DJI Ronin Field Test

It is the 3-axis brushless gimbal that has placed itself in direct competition with Freefly's Movi. It is less expensive and claims to handle heavier cameras, but…

Blackmagic Camera Firmware Update v1.9.3

Blackmagic Camera Firmware Update v1.9.3

For Cinema Camera and Pocket Camera users this is the big firmware everyone has been hoping to be announced.  First they gave users different flavors of ProRes. Then they…

First Footage From Blackmagic’s URSA Camera

Australian John Brawley Director of Photography, known for testing Blackmagic Cameras before they are released, shows off the first footage from Blackmagic's new URSA Camera.  In predictable…