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Canon Cinema Zooms

@MNS1974

My good friends at Canon USA sent me the Canon 15.5-47mm T/2.8 compact cine zoom and the 14.5-60mm T/2.6 cine zoom lens to test and play with for a few weeks and here are my findings.  First off the two have a very similar focal range.  Secondly one costs twice as much as the other.  One is a lot bigger and heavier as well.  So why would anyone want the 14.5-60mm at 9.9lbs vs...Read More

The Wide Open Camera BMPCC Review. Black Dot Issue and More.

Cameras

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was one of the most highly anticipated cameras to be announced at NAB 2013. We got our hands on one of the few that actually shipped “on time”. The BMPCC feels solid, the buttons are easy to navigate and there is a 1/4″ mount on the top and bottom. The smaller S16mm sized sensor adds about 2.5X to your full frame lenses, so wides are going to be difficult....Read More

BMPCC Quick Take. EVS Online Has One.

Cameras

The brothers and sisters over at EVS in Burbank let us hold onto their BMPCC for about thirty seconds. We had high hopes for the pocket camera, now we just want to get it out in the field. We will be testing this puppy with some hot ladies at the beach and a few driving shots into the night. Let us know here in the comments what you would like to see from this...Read More

Instant Hollywood Tech Lingo Dialogue at the Click of a Button

Nate Weber / Production

We all know Hollywood often plays it fast and lose when it comes to what any person can do with any given piece of technology. ShinyToyLabs made this silly yet awesome web-based dialogue generator that pretty much throws any tech word into a sentence with just enough grammatical structure that, if you have no idea how any of the technology-related words works, the sentence actually makes sense! It’s hilariously fun if you are fairly...Read More

Neumann Film: The Drama Toolbag and My Current Hero

Just the Cut / Nate Weber

I hate looking for, and licensing, music tracks. When producing, generally the budget to license tracks is just however much I’m willing to spend out of my budget (which is usually pretty tight). I can probably come up with a few (hundred) other reasons licensing music is a pain, but let’s just move on. I’m hugely impressed with Neumann Film’s large array of downloads available for purchase, they have music packages, “cinematic presets” for...Read More

The Blackmagic Pocket Camera Review By Philip Bloom. Part 1.

Cameras

Here is the first “real” review of the BMPCC by Philip Bloom. The camera shows promise, however there are some issues that need to be dealt with before they ship en masse. I was very excited about the potential of this little puppy. Now, I am not so sure. Here is a rip from Philip Bloom’s website. Click here to check it out. “I will shortly be trying out various different kinds of glass...Read More

Philip Bloom’s “Hiding Place”: Best of the BMPCC

Cameras / Just the Cut / Nate Weber

I downloaded Mr. Bloom’s original upload file for “Hiding Place” and pulled still frames from it. I was looking to see how well the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera looked in the end, after his grade and his ideal compression to upload. The file was 285MB so he didn’t go overboard on the bitrate, the file looked pretty solid, the compression artifacts I saw seemed pretty inevitable with any H.264 compression, muddied dark areas, some...Read More

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