cameras

New software update adds Blackmagic RAW to URSA Broadcast camera

New software update adds Blackmagic RAW to URSA Broadcast camera

Blackmagic Design today announced a major new software update for Blackmagic URSA Broadcast cameras that adds Blackmagic RAW support as well as a whole new image processing design for improved…

New Blackmagic RAW 1.5 update adds support for Adobe and Avid

New Blackmagic RAW 1.5 update adds support for Adobe and Avid

Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic RAW 1.5 a new software update with support for Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer, plus Blackmagic RAW Speed test for Mac, PC…

The Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Camera Review Part One

The Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Camera Review Part One

The Nikon Z6 is one of two mirrorless camera options from Nikon and the one best suited for 4K video capture. Before we get started, a full review of the…

The Review Of The Canon XA-40 UHD Camcorder

The Review Of The Canon XA-40 UHD Camcorder

The Canon XA40 is a small and mighty UHD camcorder yielding canon’s color as a weapon against single-lens camera hate in an s35mm and full-frame world. A…

Canon Announces C500 Mark II 5.9K Full-Frame Camera

Canon Announces C500 Mark II 5.9K Full-Frame Camera

In comes the Canon EOS C500 Mark II and all of its Full-Frame 5.9K glory. The headline on this camera announcement is easy to understand, Full-Frame and…

Focus ramping: when T-stops go bad

Focus ramping: when T-stops go bad

Years ago, while assisting on a sitcom, I helped the director of photography shoot exposure tests on all of our zooms. The closeups were darker than expected, and she wanted…

The secret life of behind-the-lens nets

The secret life of behind-the-lens nets

“What’s with the pattern in the headlights?” I asked the first camera assistant, as I looked through “B” camera on a feature film set…

Westlife’s The Twenty Tour Uses Blackmagic Design Live Solutions

Westlife’s The Twenty Tour Uses Blackmagic Design Live Solutions

Blackmagic Design equipment ranging from the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K digital film cameras and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K were used as part of a live production…

Hidden Flexibility of Blackmagic’s URSA Broadcast. A S16mm Camera?

Hidden Flexibility of Blackmagic’s URSA Broadcast. A S16mm Camera?

I will write about the URSA Broadcast in a bit. Stay with me as I present some background first. A few years ago the Digital Bolex was announced with a…

Diplo’s “So Long” Music Video Uses URSA Mini Pro and Blackmagic RAW

Diplo’s “So Long” Music Video Uses URSA Mini Pro and Blackmagic RAW

Diplo’s latest music video, “So Long,” featuring country artist Cam, was shot using the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K and utilized the Blackmagic RAW format. Produced at the 2019…

Poland’s National Football Association Livestreams with Blackmagic Design

Poland’s National Football Association Livestreams with Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design shows off a Multicam broadcast workflow featuring URSA Broadcast and ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, to deliver a wide range of live streaming content for Poland…

Cine Gear 2019: Sony VENICE Firmware Updates with HFR and more

Cine Gear 2019: Sony VENICE Firmware Updates with HFR and more

We had a chance to talk to Sony about the new firmware 4.0 for the Sony VENICE. The big news? High Frame Rates up to 90fps at 6K 2…

Cine Gear: The Arri Alexa Mini LF and the Arri “Look”

Cine Gear: The Arri Alexa Mini LF and the Arri “Look”

The Arri booth seemed to always be full during Cine Gear 2019. Could it have been because many wanted to look through  ARRI’S ALEXA Mini LF viewfinder to see…

ARRI Signature Prime and Mini LF Event: Sim Video, Vancouver

ARRI Signature Prime and Mini LF Event: Sim Video, Vancouver

Come see me on June 6th at Sim Video in Vancouver, B.C., where I’ll co-present a session on ARRI Signature Primes with product manager Thorsten Meywald…

Blackmagic Design Updates USRA Mini Pro G2 With Firmware 6.4

Blackmagic Design Updates USRA Mini Pro G2 With Firmware 6.4

“General Improvements” is the heart of the new camera firmware 6.4 for the URSA Mini Pro G2. Of course, there are more improvements than just general improvement…