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DJI’s New Zenmuse X7 Will Make Inspire 2 A Capable Aerial Cinematography Rig

When DJI first came onto the market 11 years ago, imaging wasn’t not its forte. The drone was (and still is today), but fast forward to today, the company has emerged from the shadow of popular cinematic camera makers to introduce its very own cinematic camera called Zenmuse X7. Billed as the world’s first Super 35 digital film camera, Zenmuse X7 is designed and built with professional aerial cinematography in mind. It is totally capable of capturing 6K CinemaDNG RAW or 5.2K Apple ProRes at up to 30fps as well as 3.9K CinemaDNG or 2.7K ProRes at up to 59.94fps. The camera is also capable of recording still images in DNG RAW or JPEG at 24MP. Continue reading DJI’s New Zenmuse X7 Will Make Inspire 2 A Capable Aerial Cinematography Rig

Apertus Wants To Make Digital Cinema Camera Open Source, Starting With AXIOM Beta

digital camera, especially those used in cinema making, is largely dominated by large corporations with bountiful funding. seriously, we have not complains about that. however, we don’t speak for the world and speaking of which, there is a group of ‘renegade’ independent filmmakers who think they can make a difference in the professional digital imagine world by making digital cinema camera open source, starting with the AXIOM Beta Digital Cinema Camera. the folks have taken this bold endeavor to Indiegogo, seeking funding to make this open hardware dream a reality, which kind of makes sense if you ask us. it is a good place to gauge how many are actually all up for the idea of open hardware. open hardware, like its software counterpart, means anyone and everyone who has the knowledge can tinker with the camera and call it his or her own. there is nothing to hide. everything thrown out in the open for you to explore and exploit. Continue reading Apertus Wants To Make Digital Cinema Camera Open Source, Starting With AXIOM Beta

Blackmagic URSA 4K Digital Film Camera

well, it is time of the year again where broadcast and film equipment makers are eagerly dishing out new gadgets and gizmos for the industry, and not surprisingly, Blackmagic also have some interesting products to share and among them, is the Blackmagic URSA 4K Digital Film Camera, which is one rig that stands out in the show not because of its relatively affordable price tag of $5,995 or its 4K capability (we have seen enough of them, don’t we?), but it is due to the fact that it has an attractive aluminum construction, coupled with a massive 10-inch Full HD flip-out monitor. Continue reading Blackmagic URSA 4K Digital Film Camera

Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K-capable Mirrorless Camera

while most smaller movie makers are content with using DSLR as substitute to video camera for capturing Full HD movies, Panasonic has another idea: how about going 4K with a mirrorless rig? yup. mirrorless. 4K. that’s exactly what the new flagship Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K-capable Mirrorless Camera is. though born as a hybrid camera that does both stills and videos, the obvious star feature would be the cinema 4K videoing capability, packing an eye-watering 4,096 x 2,160 pixels at 24 fps with 100 Mbps bit rate. apart from that, it can also record in “Quad HD” 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, and of course, in the more regular Full HD resolution. Continue reading Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K-capable Mirrorless Camera

Digital Bolex D16 Cinema Camera

we have witnessed some rad retro-style digital cameras but the Digital Bolex D16 Cinema Camera you see here is probably the first retro-style video camera. styled after the classic 16mm movie camera, the Digital Bolex D16 Cinema Camera was co-developed with Switzerland-based Bolex International and sports an unmistakable retro flair (read: small lens, big body) and a cool retro pistol grip just like it was made in the early days. with a price tag starting at $3,300, this is obviously not your typical consumer-grade stuff, but more for what we like to call ‘in-between movie makers’ who has budget constraints but still desire film-grade recording quality. Continue reading Digital Bolex D16 Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

while the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K might not be the most affordable 4K rig, it is certainly the most portable 4K digital film camera. well, the film here refers to flick or movie, and not exactly the film strip-based camera. just thought we should clear the air on this. being this compact means videographers can have the option to built the rig up for the most complex jobs, or keep things down a notch for ‘simpler’ projects. for just $3,995, you are basically on your way to crafting some ultra HD features, thanks to its Super 35 size sensor. footages are recorded in high quality visually lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW, as well as Apple ProRes 422 file. Continue reading Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

for videography enthusiasts, a cinema camera is a dream, but its price usually stays well within the prohibitive territory – until now. meet the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, a camera that puts RAW video in the palm of your hand for just $995. yes. it is from Blackmagic. yes, it is less than a grand, and yes, it is the size of a compact digital camera that yields professional video recordings. seriously, we really can’t see what’s not to love about this camera. really. beneath its compact form factor, it packs a Super 16mm 1080HD sensor, a smaller version of its bigger brother, but boast the same super wide 13 stops of dynamic range. it records to SD cards (as opposed to SSD, due to its size, obviously) with resolution up to full HD 1,920×1,080 at 30 fps to Apple ProRes or lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW capture, and it has an active Micro Four Third lens mount, which means it can use a variety of lenses via common third party adapters. Continue reading Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera

Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera
Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera | US$7,999.00 | www.canon.com

ready to upgrade from DSLR-based video rig to something a little more pro but won’t sweep your bank account squeaky clean? then the new videography-dedicated Canon Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera might be a worhty candidate. with an affordable price tag (speaking in pro-level terms) of $7,999, it won’t do any 4K magic but instead, inherits the Canon’s DSLR lineage to offer a compact form factor rig and shoots full HD 1080p video which should be suffice for any beginner and/or aspiring filmmaker. Continue reading Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera

Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Cinema Camera
(photos: Blackmagic Design) Blackmagic Cinema Camera | US$2,995.00 | www.blackmagic-design.com

we personally think that we should be expecting more vivid feature films, documentaries, shorts, commercials, TV shows and even B-grade movies, in near future. with more and more mortal-affordable cinema cameras sprouting out in the market, there is no reason not to think so. one such example is the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, a 2.5K offering from professional video production hardware and software firm, Blackmagic Design. this $2,995 beauty boasts 2.5K (2432 x 1366 resolution) recording in RAW formats, which means that your footage will not tainted by in-camera compression. Continue reading Blackmagic Cinema Camera