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erikals
05-03-2012, 02:12 PM
 
a Game-changer...? :]

http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/blackmagiccinemacamera/techspecs/

2.5K camera at $2995....
http://vimeo.com/40504157
(can use your old EF lenses afaik...)

 

biliousfrog
05-03-2012, 04:24 PM
yummy!

ericsmith
05-03-2012, 05:56 PM
Looks nice, but the one thing holding it back from really being a "cinema" camera is the sensor size.

Eric

dsol
05-03-2012, 06:25 PM
Looks nice, but the one thing holding it back from really being a "cinema" camera is the sensor size.

Eric

That and the fact it doesn't support any higher frame rates than 30fps. Though it has been suggested that that might be fixed in a firmware update. Still it's an intriguing proposition.

erikals
05-06-2012, 08:18 AM
"Hugo" was filmed in 1080, few complained...
test footage of "The Hobbit" was played in 48fps, though people weren't impressed...

my point is, even though this is no RED cam, it's still very impressive for 3K...
if it works somewhat smoothly...

 

Titus
05-06-2012, 03:49 PM
I'm interested, really.

Dexter2999
05-06-2012, 03:51 PM
test footage of "The Hobbit" was played in 48fps, though people weren't impressed... 

"people" are stupid. Don't listen to them.

erikals
05-06-2012, 07:13 PM
 
not really, what the crowd says often goes.
i hope you are right though... i do want 48fps to kick...

 

Dexter2999
05-06-2012, 08:11 PM
How many of the crowd noticed when in TIN TIN he took off his coat?

Same thing happened for the opening sequence of PINNOCHIO. Walt Disney vowed to never spend as much money on a single sequence after the audience failed to properly appreciate it.

People like JERRY SPRINGER, and JERSEY SHORE.

The audience probably has no idea of difference in motion blur or the effect that the lack thereof has on stereoscopics.

erikals
05-06-2012, 09:20 PM
 
yep, let's see...

 

DigitalSorcery8
05-06-2012, 10:24 PM
How many of the crowd noticed when in TIN TIN he took off his coat?

Same thing happened for the opening sequence of PINNOCHIO. Walt Disney vowed to never spend as much money on a single sequence after the audience failed to properly appreciate it.

People like JERRY SPRINGER, and JERSEY SHORE.

The audience probably has no idea of difference in motion blur or the effect that the lack thereof has on stereoscopics.

:agree: It's VERY sad.

djwaterman
05-07-2012, 03:41 AM
For most production work, this would be more than adequate, wouldn't it?

bazsa73
05-07-2012, 04:20 AM
for Asylum films probably is :) Imagine Octomegashark_ant_kolibri versus GiantcentipedeLlamaRhino !!!

m.d.
05-07-2012, 10:34 AM
I own an epic and I would definitely grab one of these blackmagic cams...

recording raw at over 2k for $3000 is an absolute steal....

Sure the sensor isnt 35mm...
but remember Avatar, Star Wars 123 were shot on 3/4 inch
cameras...
avatar used these
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/472486-REG/Sony_HDCF950_HDC_F950_CineAlta_HDCAM_SR_Camera.htm l

the blackmagic cam in raw mode would have superior encoding, resolution and way better shallow DOF with it's 4/3 inch sensor..
the only caveat in this one may be rolling shutter...which is less then dslr, but still exists

erikals
05-09-2012, 11:26 PM
 
for removing roller shutter here are two options,
http://lesterbanks.com/2010/03/rolling-shutter-fix-in-after-effects-with-no-plugins/
http://www.thefoundry.co.uk/products/rollingshutter/get/

 

dsol
05-10-2012, 03:07 AM
Fixing rolling shutter in post is a lot like creating slo-mo or stabilisation in post. Sometimes it works, other times it just generates a ton of unpleasant visual artifacts.

It's good to have the option to try and fix these things in post, but NEVER rely on them. But hopefully rolling shutter on this camera will be greatly reduced compared to DSLRs since it is first and foremost a video camera.

m.d.
05-10-2012, 10:37 AM
i have used the foundry's rolling shutter fix....and ya the theory is sound but i bet it is only usable on 50% of the shots you try....
I had ok results on one shot and horrible on the other...its all optical flow based, so depending on how dense the vector samples are thats how the results will be.....kinda like optical flow based depth map generation....always a little blocky and smeary.

But I am told the camera has much less of the problem then DSLR

also virtualdub plugin for with some rolling shutter removal
http://www.guthspot.se/video/deshaker.htm