Blackmagic cameras are known for their high resolution and technical specs (as well as shipping delays) at a low price point. Their Pocket Cinema Camera is especially impressive; it is the size of an iPhone, costs just under $1K, and records full HD straight to Apple ProRes 422 (HQ). We’ve already post some footage from the BMPCC before, but some brand new footage has just been released.
We’re happy to announce that we are now renting the much buzzed about Canon Cinema Lenses. We have a set of 3, the Canon CN-E 24mm T1.5 L F, Canon CN-E 50mm T1.3 L F, and the Canon CN-E 85mm T1.3 L F.
The Canon Cinema Lenses have consistent form factors and markings optimized for film production. They all share the same gear position, diameter and rotation angle, and front diameter. This means that on set you can easily and quickly swap out lenses. One of the many desirable features of these lenses are its full-frame imaging circle. The lens completely covers the sensor on full frame cameras such as the Canon 5D Mark II and Mark III and RED Cameras. They also feature an 11-blade aperture diaphragm resulting in beautiful background blur and bokeh. If you’re interested in renting or want to learn more, check them out here on our website. All of the Canon CN-E lenses are available for rent at Stray Angel Films or for purchase at B&H.
The much anticipated Blackmagic Cinema Camera has finally been making it’s way from the production line in to the hands of consumers.
They have also just released the new 1.2 Firmware that includes time lapse recording, aperture indicator when using compatible EF lenses, ExFAT formatting for SSD disks, SDI output support for RP-188 timecode and Thunderbolt support for Windows.
The available time lapse settings are as follows:
- Frames: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
- Seconds: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60
- Minutes: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
We think people are probably most excited about the new time lapse feature as well as the aperture indicator. It’s also a good sign that Blackmagic has been so on top of these firmware updates. It really speaks volumes about the company and their commitment to making a quality product with all the features that filmmakers would like to see. Hopefully the next update will give the camera the ability to erase clips from the SSD.
If you have the camera and need to update, you can find the new firmware here.
It seems that every week multiple new digital cameras pop up on the scene. With so many coming out, it’s becoming harder to make a “buzz-worthy” camera. However every once in awhile something like Kinefinity’s new Mini S35 camera comes out and makes you take notice.
Even though the KineRAW mini looks almost suspiciously like a RED designed camera, it will probably be competing more with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera.
Here are the current known specs for the camera:
- Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
- 12-bit Uncompressed CinemaDNG (Cineform is optional to a recorder they don’t make yet)
- 2048 x 1080 // 1920 x 1080 // 1280 x 720
- One 2.5″ SSD Slot
- ISO: 80-10,240 — Base of ISO 800
- Dynamic Range: 11.5 Stops
- Electronic Canon or Interchangeable Kinefinity Mount
- Monitoring: 720p with 2 HDMI Outputs
- Optional Handgrip with Battery
The camera will cost under $6,000, likely somewhere between $3,000-$5,000. Not bad!
The long awaited Blackmagic Camera has finally arrived and is ready for rent at Stray Angel Films!
This camera has created quite a buzz and boasts a 2.5k sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, and a built-in SSD recorder with the ability to capture uncompressed 12-bit RAW footage, Apple Pro Res, or DNxHD.
Here is a great video comparing the Black Magic and the 5D Mark III
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We were so very excited when we ordered our Blackmagic Cinema Camera, but now we are learning a lesson in patience. Blackmagic went in to large scale production of the cameras, but then realized there was a problem with the glass on the sensors. Grant Petty, the CEO of Blackmagic released a statement about it that you can read here if you are interested.
Since they’ve found the problem and the cause, we’re all hoping that production will resume quickly and that beautiful aluminum camera body will be in our hands soon.
While we’re all waiting, check out this video comparing the Blackmagic camera to the 5D Mark III.
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Stray Angel Films is pleased to announce that we will be getting the new Blackmagic Cinema Camera!
If you’ve missed all the buzz about this camera, we can fill you in. The Blackmagic Cinema Camera boasts 13 stops of dynamic range, the ability to output into lossless video codecs (12-bit RAW, ProRes and DNxHD formats), and is the first camera to feature built-in metadata entry so that your files include information that is compatible with all the popular editing software.
Phillip Bloom recently gave the camera a thorough review that you can check out here:
[vimeo https://www.vimeo.com/48956550 w=500&h=213] We’ll be sure to update you guys as soon as it has shipped and is sitting on our shelves ready to rent out!