FANTASTIC! Blackmagic Cinema Camera - A MUST HAVE ITEM
April 07, 2014
I have had the great pleasure of renting this camera for two days whilst working on a project for film school...and I must say, "It is absolutely INCREDIBLE!"
I always used DSLRs like the Canon 5D Mark II or the Rebel T4i to make my short films, but this time I decided to think outside the box and try something new.
I rented this camera while working on a final project for school and was blown away with what I can do with it!
Firstly, if you're coming heavily from a DSLR background like me and own some lenses (Prime, Zoom, etc.) then that's one load off your chest. I was able to take the lenses I had for my T4i and mount them onto the Blackmagic's EF mount. I was able to use highest quality optics.
Secondly, if you're looking for an easy-to-use interface, then you'll be impressed with how quickly and easily you can adjust your settings on the Blackmagic's high -definition touch screen in order to get the look that you so desire.
Thirdly, you can record high-res media onto high-speed Solid-State Drives! You can record in Apple ProRes and CinemaDNG format which saved me lots of time in post-production.
Finally, with a large Super-35mm sensor and 12-stops of dynamic range, I was able to get that authentic, organic film look that filmmakers can only pray for when shooting their films!
If you're looking for a new film and video camera, then this is the camera for you! This camera IS the whole package. It's small, light, powerful and above all, AFFORDABLE!
Again, I only RENTED this camera for a weekend! But if I could, I would purchase this camera above any other.
Talk about production value!!
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