Blackmagic Drops Zip File Footge From New 4K BMCC. Shipping Soon!

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The good folks over at Blackmagic Design have posted some ProRes footage over on their blog for you to download and play with. The fils size is pretty big at 10GB. According to C5D “Windows users complained about a corrupted ZIP archive via the original Blackmagic link.” They have uploaded it on their servers as well. Click here for that. I am super excited for this camera to hit the street. If this footy is any indication of what creative pros can do with this puppy, then we are in for one heck of a 4K ride.

Here is the full text from the Blackmagic blog.

Click here to download the Zip file.

http://video.blackmagicdesign.com/Camer … _Shots.zip

PostWed Dec 18, 2013 3:51 pm

Hi,I wanted to do a quick update on the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.As I have mentioned previously we have been working hard on redesigning part of the camera due to differences in the production sensors to what we experienced in the early camera builds, however that work is completed now and we are in final testing.

I wanted to post some clips that I personally have shot from the camera as I know people are interested in them. We have other more experienced camera operators out shooting with beta cameras now and they can post more realistic clips with lens details and other shooting information soon, however I wanted to post something now so I thought I would upload some of the clips I have shot personally.

The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is very different to our other cameras, but I personally think it’s quite filmy in its look, even though it’s not really a digital film camera but more of a general production camera.

This camera is not a low light camera, however I have included some clips at night so you can see that. I spent a few weeks wandering around with the camera taking some different types of shots. One shot of the jetty has some clipping in the sky to see the affect of clipping. All the shots are ProRes as I did not shoot RAW. I did notice that later when the guys did some more tests on the camera and lens that it was not shimmed correctly so I think the results could be better than this. Some of the shots have different shutter angles and I used standard still camera lenses.

The download is at:

http://video.blackmagicdesign.com/Camer … _Shots.zip

Its a big file at just under 10 GB so it will take a little while to download, but these 4K files are big. Also, I know you might want to color grade these shots so I allowed some clips to be longer at up to 10 seconds for some of them. I think when working in higher resolution, being able to see the movement in the distance in these shots is quite interesting. I will be excited to see if anyone color grades these shots up nice because I am a terrible colorist!

We expect to see some of the DOP’s beta testing the camera to post some professional test shots with comments on how the camera performs in a few days. I hope that gives everyone a better feel for the camera. A lot of people think this camera is a similar camera to our other cinema cameras, but it’s quite different and so I think these posts will be important so people know what it’s like to use.

I think people’s relationship to cameras is such a personal and deeply creative connection, so I never really know what will happen with a new camera until it’s used professionally. It has been really fun to get time over the last few weeks to use it myself!

Regards,
Grant”

Here are a few screen grabs from the footy. Crisp and clear, slightly unsaturated. Not looking so awesome at night.
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Jared Abrams
Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.