The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was supposed to have RAW recording capabilities when it began shipping at the end of the summer. In true Blackmagic fashion, the RAW was not ready and buyers were told it would be coming later in a firmware. Well the time has arrived and you can now shoot RAW on the BMPCC.
With 4K TV’s slowly rolling out to living rooms across the country, there is a real lack of 4K content. Two companies are looking to deliver 4K videos in the most cost-effective way. LumaForge LLC, a world leader in optimizing 4K visual content and workflow, and SEIKI Digital, a leading high-definition and 4K ultra high-definition television brand, have teamed up to create the ‘4K Content Competition’.
The Kickstarted Funded Digital Bolex Camera has taken it’s time coming to fruition, but the team has finally released some RAW footage from the D16. While it’s only about 6 seconds of footage, you can download it on their site and put your own grade on it.
Previously, RED has only released still images from it’s new 6K sensor, Dragon. Yesterday, director Mark Toia released the first video from the Dragon sensor, and it looks absolutely beautiful.
Earlier this month, Canon released a firmware update enabling clean HDMI out on the 5D Mark III. This means you can record less compressed footage to an external recorder. Everyone seemed very excited, so we decided to do a test comparing the internally recorded H.264 footage to the externally recorded ProRes footage with an Atomos Ninja 2. Watch the video and read our thoughts about the test below.
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!