Our friends at newsshooter.com spotted one of the craziest modifications I have ever seen. The “Kine+ modification device” is made by Kinefinity, the mother company behind the KineRAW mini camera. Priced at $999 for the 2.5K cinema camera and $1499 for the 4K production camera (prices only for the modifications) this conversion claims to make the user experience of the BM cameras the one we wanted it to be. Mind you that the camera must be sent to China for this (probably) irreversible modification. See the video below made by newsshooter.com technical editor Matt Allard: Newsshooter at NAB 2014: Kinefinity Kine+ modified Blackmagic 4K production camera from Dan Chung on Vimeo.Read more
While we are waiting for BMCC pocket camera to be shipped in larger quantities and BMCC 4K to be ready, an email from Grant Petty (BMCC CEO) arrived this morning announcing a considerable price reduction for the original BMCC 2.5k version.Read more
After a very long wait customers who ordered the Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT are now starting to receive their orders. The camera had been announced in September of last year and has been highly anticipated because it offers a micro-four-thirds mount for MFT lenses and numerous adapters for other lens systems.Read more
Lens adapter manufacturer Metabones surprised and intrigued us when they introduced the “Speedbooster” adapter that boosts your lenses speed by 1 f-stop and widens the field of view. What a perfect device that would solve some of the major problems of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. If only the camera were shipping yet.Read more
Today we already published a test video of the impressive Canon 5D mark III RAW module enabled by the Magic Lantern hack and a guide to get it working yourself. Here’s a side by side comparison of the 5D mark III with 14bit RAW 1080p together with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera with 2.5K RAW so you can see how the two cameras differ.Read more
You might have heard or experienced the issue yourself: Some wide angle lenses can’t be focused to infinity on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. This issue has now been addressed, but the solution won’t make current owners happy. Blackmagic has been looking into the issue last month when it was reported. See a sample on one of the affected lenses (Tokina 11-16mm) below.Read more
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