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Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K G2 Firmware 6.3 Out

Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K G2 Firmware 6.3 Out

In time for NAB 2019, Blackmagic Design releases new firmware for their yet to be shipped URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2. Yes, new firmware before the actual camera is…

Quantifying the Large Format Look

Quantifying the Large Format Look

Large format is no longer out of reach of the average filmmaker, but the look is difficult to quantify. Naturally, that means I’ll give it a try. I…

Sony Announces The 4K RXo II Sporting A Flip Screen

Sony Announces The 4K RXo II Sporting A Flip Screen

Sony just introduced the brand new 4K RXo II. An internally recording 4K waterproof/dustproof/shockproof/crushproof camera. Oh, it also has an articulating LCD flip screen. Check out what…

First Look: Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16

First Look: Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16

I first saw the Wacom MobileStudio Pro at NAB last year and finally got my hands on one to test this winter. For an amazing Cintiq-style creative pen tablet…

Filmmaker Friday featuring James McKenzie

Filmmaker Friday featuring James McKenzie

With hundreds of jobs and opportunities, breaking into the entertainment industry can be a unique experience for anyone who decides to try to make a career as a filmmaker. From…

The URSA Mini 4.6K Pro G2 and BMPCC4K: A One Two Punch

The URSA Mini 4.6K Pro G2 and BMPCC4K: A One Two Punch

One camera on sticks. Another camera on a gimbal ready to float. If I am lucky then I have a third camera ready for a wholly different angle ready to…

Blackmagic Design Releases DaVinci Resolve 15.3 Update

Blackmagic Design Releases DaVinci Resolve 15.3 Update

Blackmagic Design just released DaVinci Resolve 15.3, you can download it here, as they originally announced they would when they showed off the brand new URSA Mini Pro 4…

Blackmagic RAW Added to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Blackmagic RAW Added to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Camera 6.2 update which adds support for Blackmagic RAW to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. Blackmagic Camera 6.2 update is available as…

Blackmagic Design Announces URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2, a Second Generation

Blackmagic Design Announces URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2, a Second Generation

Blackmagic Design announces the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2, a second generation URSA Mini Pro camera featuring fully redesigned electronics and a new Super 35mm 4.6K image sensor…

Behind-the-lens nets: a lost art makes a comeback

Behind-the-lens nets: a lost art makes a comeback

I’ve always been a little different. That’s the only explanation I have for cutting gels out of Rosco and Lee swatch books and putting them behind…

Sony 4K PTZ BRC-X1000 and BRC-H900: REVIEW

Sony 4K PTZ BRC-X1000 and BRC-H900: REVIEW

Sometimes you cannot get a camera and a camera operator in the right position to get the shot. For an undefined number of reasons sometimes a production has some sort…

New Blackmagic Camera 6.1 Update for Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

New Blackmagic Camera 6.1 Update for Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Announced and released today, Blackmagic Design updates the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K with new firmware. The Blackmagic Camera 6.1  update adds quieter audio recording, a new pixel remapping feature…

Chromatic aberration: hard edges, hue shifts, and storytelling

Chromatic aberration: hard edges, hue shifts, and storytelling

Accidents yield interesting truths. This is especially true in lens and camera tests, where it’s hard to know what to test for but there’s always something…

Sony Launches First Artificial Intelligence-Based Video Analytics Solution

Sony Launches First Artificial Intelligence-Based Video Analytics Solution

Sony today announced its first Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Edge Analytics solution, the REA-C1000, which allows users to create video content in real time, without the need for specialized…

Three lenses: a look at bokeh, depth of field and geometry

Three lenses: a look at bokeh, depth of field and geometry

Some people take time off during the holidays. I borrow a half million dollars worth of camera and lenses and shoot whatever comes to mind. It’s a sickness…