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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera Short Review Test

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera – a compact winner for capturing filmic footage

Since I started shooting videos for Stark Insider in 2006 I've tried as hard as possible to make our stuff look like film. I haven't always succeeded, that's for sure. But there's something about the video-ish footage that comes out of a lot of cameras and camcorders that drives...

“Wasps & Lavender” – Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera or Canon C100 II? (Video)

Shooting wasps is an exercise in patience. That's the first thing I learned. It's also an exercise in liberal sunscreen. Squinting. And, waiting some more. I now have utmost respect for those who stake out exotic locales and spend hours upon hour awaiting the perfect shot of that Chestnut-Mandibled Toucan. And here I...

DSLR Filmmaking Gear: What’s in my bag? (Too much!)

I found myself doing what I tell myself never to do: taking gratuitous photos of my gear. Sigh. Why on earth do all of us involved in videography feel compelled to do this -- as if we're taking monumentally profound shots of famous landmarks, or memorable events, or loved...

BTS Hollywood: ‘Ben Hur’ director used Blackmagic cameras to shoot action sequences

Once again, the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera (the new tiny one) has found its way on to the set of a major Hollywood production. Hold your thoughts for a moment on the idea -- the idea! -- of a Ben-Hur remake. Keep holding that hold. Keep on. And, for now...
Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera

Top 5 DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras for Shooting Videos (2016)

In the market for a new camera for shooting videos? Whether you're researching and shopping for yourself, or as a gift for a loved one, I have some good news and some bad news. The good: there's an amazing number of quality cameras out there that shoot superb video, and don't cost...
Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K

Blackmagic cuts key feature, finally ships URSA Mini 4.6K cinema camera — on day of RED

Camera manufacturer faced classic tech marketing decision: ship partially complete product today and generate revenue, or engineer it further to meet original specifications, but risk further damaging customer loyalty.
All These Sleepless Nights

Blackmagic cameras enamor Spike Lee, Kevin Smith, other film directors

The life of an indie manufacturer is not easy: It's one thing to produce relatively low cost cameras, but it's entirely another thing to get big name directors to use them on their projects. For Blackmagic Design, it would seem the tide is slowly turning in their favor... The Australian cinema...
Panasonic Lumix GH4 - recommended for video

Top 5: Best mirrorless cameras for shooting video

If you're in the market for a new camera and want to shoot video, you're in luck. With the advent of mirrorless technology, there's an almost staggering array of cameras that produce crisp video, without the need to spend thousands of dollars. Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Leica, and even new...

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera used extensively on new ‘Avengers’ film

Just how much can you get out of a small, everyday-looking camera priced under $1,000? Apparently, a lot. Many of us already know that Blackmagic Design crafts cameras that produce gorgeous, cinematic footage. The Australian company only recently entered the camera market (in 2012), but among indie filmmakers, documentary producers, and...

Blackmagic $teals NAB with URSA Mini cinema camera

Once again Blackmagic Design drummed up buzz aplenty at NAB in Vegas. This time with a new, compact Super 35 camera called the URSA Mini. A direct threat to the Canon C100 Mark II and Sony FS7?