Here’s a short piece we shot in London in October of 2012. It was shot using only the Canon 24-70 zoom with a Formatt Hi-Tech Fader ND. The original camera format was ProRes HQ Log and we graded in Scratch.
This is a short piece we directed for a Spike TV Call of Duty: Black Ops II launch special. DoP Gregg de Domenico shot with our Blackmagic Cinema Camera using AVID DNxHD175x Log. We used a Tokina 11-16mm Lens and a set of Leica-R Primes. The piece was then graded in Resolve 9 by Juan Salvo and delivered for air.
Previous to this shoot we had only used the BMCC in B-Roll/Behind the Scenes and Verite situations. This was a great real world test of the camera in an on location, high pressure, production environment. We sent audio to the camera using the Wooden Camera A-Box. The camera handled the audio signal so well that we never had to sync our second source audio and just kept it as emergency backup.
side note: As of now the camera does not meter audio levels in camera but does deliver audio over the HDSDI, we use an SDI monitor that has audio level meter support.
For power we used the new Switronix PB70 V-Lock system. The great thing about the camera is that any power source plugged into the 12v port will also charge the internal battery so if your external battery dies the camera will not shut off mid record.
Stay tuned for an extensive review of BMCC menus, features and best practices.
We shot this piece in New Orleans using the new Blackmagic Digital Cinema Camera with only available light and 19mm/2.8, 50mm/1.4 Leica -R Primes with Canon mounts. We shot straight to ProRes HQ because we wanted to see how it would hold up under a “run and gun” scenario.
The piece was edited via AMA in Avid MC6 and graded in Scratch. As you can see the footage held up very nicely especially in the Blacks. Overall our first impressions of the camera are stellar. Very easy to use and creates a very nice image.
We had an amazing pre light today for the new Danko Jones video we are shooting on Monday. So far it’s looking stellar and we are pumped to jump in with both feet.
We were excited to get our hands on the new camera from Blackmagic Design and wasted no time in putting it to the test. We are in New Orleans for the NOVAC: Cinema for a New Age Panel and thought it would be an amazing place to see what this new camera can do.
We rolled into town around 630p, had some dinner and then hit the streets to see what we could capture on our first night in town. Below are some low res ungraded screen captures from our available light night shoot. We shot in ProRes 422 HQ Log with a 19mm 2.8 and 50mm 1.4 Leica-R cine-modded with Leitax Canon mounts. We are shooting some RAW DNG daylight today and will be posting a graded edit along with some RAW DNG and Pro Res files soon. You can click on the pictures to get the full 1080 versions as well as save them. Remember that these are low res. We will be posting Hi Res stills when we get back from the road.