Digital Cine Cameras

by Mary Latvis ·Posted 11/09/2023
Welcome to Filmmaking 101, where we offer some tips on how to go about creating your movie masterpiece. Read on to discover suggestions for your pre-production, production, and post-production phases. Pre-Production Scriptwriting You have your idea for an arthouse masterpiece or an action-based blockbuster; now how do you translate that into a script―the backbone of your production? You can use MS Word, Google Docs, or another document program. But using dedicated screenwriting software provides the standard formatting, outline tools,
by Mary Latvis ·Posted 09/22/2023
Fresh from its release at IBC 2023, in Amsterdam, the E2-M5G Cinema Camera from Z CAM is poised to please sports and action shooters alike. This latest entry in the Z CAM compact cine camera line boasts a global shutter for reducing or eliminating motion blur, high-speed capture at up to 116 fps in UHD 4K, and an impressive 16 stops of dynamic range. Built around a dual-gain Micro Four Thirds sensor, the E2-M5G’s supported
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 09/15/2023
If you haven't gotten your fill of new products after last week's Bild Expo—and there was a cornucopia of news—then we have another exciting week for you. In the leadup to IBC, which opens today in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, we will be sharing multiple announcements with a good mix of photo and cinema products. IBC 2023 starts on Friday, September 15, 2023, in Amsterdam. Stay tuned for announcements of new gear for film and TV production. Perhaps the biggest news is the launch of the
by Bruno Derlin ·Posted 09/14/2023
In the leadup to IBC 2023, Blackmagic Design hosted a major livestream during which it announced a list of new products—including the full-frame Cinema Camera 6K, with the same form factor as the Pocket series. Also announced are larger versions of the ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel with 20 and 30 buttons, a large Videohub 80x80 12G, upgraded Micro Studio Camera 4K G2, and a Studio Camera 4K Plus G2. Blackmagic Design Studio Camera 4K Plus G2
by Mary Latvis ·Posted 09/12/2023
Designed for the high mobility so often required for solo shooting, Sony's new CineAlta BURANO 8K Digital Cinema Camera ups your cine-style game by offering up to 8.6K capture in a compact, full-frame form. Unique in-camera stabilization for E- and PL-mount lenses, Fast Hybrid Autofocus, and an easily adjustable ND filter enhance single-user capture and seamless image matching makes the BURANO camera ideal for use as your
0 Views ·Posted 08/18/2023
Jabari Holder tests the video quality of almost every entry-level ZEISS digital cinema lens available, from the CP.3 and LWZ.3 series. He also compares them to the Zeiss Otus, Milvus, Loxia, and Batis lenses. 0:00 - Introduction 0:52 - The Zeiss Look 1:52 - Photo vs. Cine Lenses 7:19 - CP.3 8:51 - LWZ.3 10:21 - Otus 11:23 - Milvus 12:23 - Loxia 13:26 - Batis 14:05 - Final Thoughts Are you a ZEISS fan? Tell us why in the Comments section, below.
by Stepan Andranikian ·Posted 08/14/2023
Imagine you're in the process of actualizing your lifelong cinema dreams, only to be dissuaded by the astonishing prices of camera gear―and I don’t blame you! Price tags on camera equipment can be quite discouraging, and it's not uncommon for a lens to cost more than the camera itself, especially if we’re talking cinema glass. However, before you throw your dreams of snagging that Academy Award for Best Cinematography in the proverbial trash can, there are plenty of economical, high-quality cinema lens options available to accommodate just
0 Views ·Posted 07/26/2023
Photographer and cinematographer Jeff Berlin discusses how he learned to think like a filmmaker. Berlin breaks down the basics of creating cinematic content, goes over his techniques, and explains everything you need to know about cinematography. 0:00 - Introduction 1:43 - Jeff Berlin's work 7:25 - What Makes Film Cinematic? 13:32 - Breaking Down Director's Notes 15:55 - The Journey from Photo to Film 17:30 - The Best Camera for "The Missio­­n" 23:09 - What is Dual-Base ISO? 26:14 - 180-Degree Shutter Rule: What is Shutter Angle? 28:40 - What
0 Views ·Posted 07/03/2023
With Sony’s innovations in the mirrorless world, full-frame is more accessible than ever before. Even so, cameras with Super 35 sensors, such as the Sony FX30, remain an excellent option for filmmakers across the board. In this B&H video, Stepan Andranikian discusses the many benefits of utilizing the FX30 over its full-frame counterparts. Covering topics such as lens options, effective focal range, size, and
by Stepan Andranikian ·Posted 06/26/2023
The Sony VENICE 2 Cinema Camera has made waves in the global cinematography community with its exhaustive features, incredible specs, and impressive imaging capabilities. Borrowing many elements from the original VENICE, the VENICE 2 is a compact, pragmatic, and supercharged package. We are going to take a closer look at the VENICE 2, highlighting its many uses and how it can revolutionize one's workflow from pre- to post-
by Mary Latvis ·Posted 03/30/2023
Virtual Production environments encompassing LED volumes are an exciting, revolutionary addition to the background capture techniques used in video and motion picture production. A successor to established techniques like green screen and front and rear projection, this latest technology means that your surroundings are limited only by your background content. ROE Visual LED Panels in the Vancouver PXO & WFW Stage What is Virtual Production? In basic terms, Virtual Production uses digital cinematography, LED volumes, game engines, and
0 Views ·Posted 02/17/2023
Should you use manual focus or autofocus when shooting video? Using the Canon C70, Nick Brigadier tests various shots, such as the whip pan and tracking shot, to see which type of focus provides better results. 0:00 - Introduction 0:40 - Test 1 3:27 - Test 2 5:38 - Test 3 7:43 - Test 4 9:26 - When to Use Auto vs. Manual Focus
0 Views ·Posted 07/05/2022
Here are four things you may not have known about the DJI Ronin 4D camera-and-gimbal combo. Not to be hyperbolic, but this camera is pretty revolutionary!  Click to watch our hands-on review of the DJI Ronin 4D.  Are you excited to try the DJI Ronin 4D? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
by Jennifer Hahn ·Posted 06/23/2022
If you’re looking for a camera with specs somewhere between the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and the 6K Pro, Blackmagic Design has just replaced its popular Pocket Cinema 6K model with the updated Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2. The 6K G2 retains many of the 6K’s outstanding features, such as the 6144 x 3456 Super 35 HDR sensor, an EF lens mount, Blackmagic Raw format, CFast 2.0 and SD card slots, and mini XLR audio inputs. However, the 6K G2