BlackMagic and other raw cameras Sun, 18 Feb 18 01:55:50 -0700 BlackMagic and other raw cameras en-CA KineFinity Terra 4K Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:30:22 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17577@/talks/discussions image

TERRA 4K as new TERRA member featuring with High Speed & Low noise 4K CMOS, sub-S35 image format. Photo with Summicron Lense, KineMON, SideGrip as handheld cinema camera.

2K BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera, active m43, $995 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 03:49:53 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6632@/talks/discussions image


  • High resolution 1080HD Super 16mm sized sensor with superior handing of image detail.
  • Super wide 13 stops of dynamic range allows capture of increased details for feature film look.
  • Compatible with extremely high quality Micro Four Thirds lenses. Compatible with other mounts via common third party adapters such as PL mount and Super 16 cine lenses.
  • Built in SD card allows long duration recording with easy to use media.
  • Open file formats compatible with popular NLE software such as ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG 12 bit RAW. No custom file formats.
  • Features all standard connections, including mini jack mic/line audio in, micro HDMI output for monitoring with camera status graphic overlay, headphone mini jack, LANC remote control and standard DC 12 power connection.
  • Built in LCD for camera settings via easy to use menus.
  • Supports 1080HD resolution capture in 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 fps.
  • Compatible with DaVinci Resolve Lite color grading software.


KineFinity Terra 5K & 6K cameras or 5K for under $5K Mon, 28 Mar 2016 23:36:35 -0600 IronFilm 14890@/talks/discussions image image image image image image image image image

  • Terra 6K has the same sensor as KineMAX 6k
  • Terra 5K: 5K 60FPS, 4K 100FPS, 3K 150FPS, 2K 200FPS
  • Option of global shutter, native iso 800
  • 15 stops DR with rolling shutter and dual gain mode
  • 13 stops DR with global shutter
  • RAW 12bit + ProRes 10bit internal recording, KineLog3, 2.5" SSD
  • About the same size as a 5DIII (weighs less too, only 920grams)
  • HDMI out with type A connector (big connector), 3.5mm Mic in
  • SDI and XLR are there as well.
  • New KINIMON and KINEGRIP 2 has also been released (uses Sony BP-U30 instead of Nikon EN-EL15 batteries).

  • The 6K version costs slightly more (at around $5,400 US or 34,900 RMB on the Chinese mainland).

  • It features 6K at up to 25fps, 4K at up to 100 fps and 2K at 225fps.

KineFinity cameras can use standard off the shelf SSDs (like the BMPC4K does), so no need to waste your money on expensive MINI-MAGs like with RED cameras.

The BMPCC can shoot infrared Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:09:47 -0600 jamming629 13185@/talks/discussions Hello everyone. I just want to share that the black magic pocket cinema camera is capable of shooting in infrared. The IR cut filter on the camera is pretty weak and I was able to shoot in broad daylight with an 89B filter attached to several lenses (Sigma 18-35mm f1.8; Panasonic 14-42mm OS kit lens wide open). You can use 360 shutter angle and shoot even at ASA 200 depending on the scenery. Please see below for a few sample shots (beginning at 3:21). I plan to do more shooting in the future, but the IR looks great when converted to BW.

URSA Mini Pro 4.6K camera topic Thu, 02 Mar 2017 23:21:41 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16531@/talks/discussions image

Key features:

  • Digital film camera with 15 stops of dynamic range.
  • Super 35mm 4.6K sensor with third generation Blackmagic Design color science processing of raw sensor data.
  • Interchangeable lens mount with EF mount included as standard. Optional PL and B4 lens mount available separately.
  • High quality 2, 4 and 6 stop neutral density (ND) filters with IR compensation designed to specifically match the colorimetry and color science of URSA Mini Pro.
  • Fully redundant controls including ergonomically designed tactile controls which allow direct access to the most important camera settings such as external power switch, ND filter wheel, ISO, shutter, white balance, record button, audio gain controls, lens and transport control, high frame rate button and more.
  • Built in dual C-Fast 2.0 recorders and dual SD/UHS-II card recorders allow unlimited duration recording in high quality.
  • Lightweight and durable magnesium alloy body.
  • LCD status display for quickly checking timecode, shutter and lens settings, battery, recording status, and audio levels.
  • Support for CinemaDNG 4.6K RAW files and ProRes 4444 XQ, ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422 Proxy recording at Ultra HD and HD resolutions.
  • Supports up to 60 fps 4.6K resolution capture in RAW.
  • Features all standard connections, including dual XLR mic/line audio inputs with phantom power, 12G-SDI output for monitoring with camera status graphic overlay and separate XLR 4 pin power output for viewfinder power, headphone jack, LANC remote control and standard 4 pin 12V DC power connection.
  • Built in high quality stereo microphones for recording sound.
  • 4 inch foldout touchscreen for on-set monitoring and menu settings.
  • Includes full copy of DaVinci Resolve software color grading and editing software.
Axiom Beta (4k, RAW, Opensource) Crowdfunding Started Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:28:13 -0600 atagunov 11242@/talks/discussions Ladies and gentlemen, I'm happy to announce that the fine people of Apertus project have opened crowdfunding campaign to fund development of their second prototype - Axiom Beta.


With their first prototype (Axiom Alpha) already operational I trust the guys can actually build their second prototype (Axiom Beta) and have it delivered into the eager hands of the crowdfunding campaign backers.


Now, to help guide you through the crowdfunding options - this is the original announcement of Axiom Beta

They promise to ship the camera with a user-replaceable sensor. There are two sensor choices right now Super35 (APS-C) CMV12000 and alternatively a cheaper FourThirds KAC12040

Accordingly when making a crowdfunding pledge you need to make a preliminary choice of which camera you'd like to receive eventually. During the launch party on IRC ( the guys said that it might be possible to change your decision at a later time if absolutely necessary.

Why am I excited about the project?

  • it's 100% open source; full freedom to hack; no need to decode firmware or anything :)

  • 4K resolution

  • full freedom of capture formats (so long as smb writes the software), including RAW

  • both sensors capable of global shutter

  • CMV12000 in pseudo-logarithmic mode goes up to 15 stops of dynamic range (10 stops in linear mode)

  • CMV12000 is LARGE - great for shallow depth of field, hopefully low noise in the dark

  • great flexibility in power solutions - they say anything DC between 5-40 Volt

  • interchangeable lens mounts

  • FPS: they promise 60 but CMV12000 can do 180 (or even 300); so if the guys develop a decent SSD interface..

  • Beta version (that is currently "sold" via crowdfunding) will be delivered to backers at manufacturing cost

  • all parts of the camera are going to be field replaceable and user-serviceable - full freedom of DIY :)

  • should you want an upgrade from Axiom Beta to Axiom Gamma when the latter becomes available (Alpha and Beta are prototypes; Gamma is expected to be commercial) you should be able to keep your sensor making the upgrade relatively cheap

  • all hardware specs and dimensions for both Beta and Gama will also be open source - it is promised that any commercial company will be allowed to make parts or cameras - with luck we should end up having a rich aftermarket for mods and add-ons and eventually a sustainable and competitive ecosystem!

Moneywise it's EUR 300 or 350 now and another EUR 1900 or 2300 later depending on the sensor. Yeah a bit pricey - but hey it's easily going to be on par with the best cinema cameras out there!

P.S. The way I understand it - they're going to ship the camera as a box with a lens mount. Battery/SSD/recorder/microphone need to be external. Not sure if there's going to be a display - perhaps not. Ok for rig building, but I guess I'll keep my GH3 for casual shooting. The promised delivery time for Axiom Beta is April 2015

P.P.S. Disclaimer: I'm an eager backer of the project but not a member of the development team. I'm sure your questions are welcome on the IRC (

P.P.P.S. Hurry up! Right now as of 12:43 GMT only 187 out of 216 Axiom Betas haven't yet been pledged for!

Digital Bolex raw camera, no longer made Tue, 13 Mar 2012 10:36:28 -0600 peterosinski 2568@/talks/discussions

This looks like a great camera that would really do what the ikonoskop tried to. It is s16mm at 2k or 16mm at 1920x1080. It records to compact flash cards ( cheaper than 100$ memory cards) has usb 3.0 out (better than a $1000 express card reader from ikonoskop) and has XLR inputs.

I am sad to say I have found this just days after selling my 16mm lens. That's the way it goes though I guess

oh did I mention it is $3300? If you preorder you can get it for $2500

BlackMagic Micro Cinema Camera for drone, $995 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:36:03 -0600 PauloTeixeira 12789@/talks/discussions image

Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K, $1295 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:14:11 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12794@/talks/discussions image

Sony F55 - Global Shutter, 4K raw (internal) 180fps Tue, 30 Oct 2012 02:26:37 -0600 Rambo 5037@/talks/discussions image image


Sony grows large sensor camera family with new 4K camera systems

Sony is unveiling two new CineAlta™ 4K cameras, complemented by a full line-up of new accessories. The new cameras, the PMW-F55 and PMW-F5, fill a critical gap in large-sensor acquisition between Sony's PMW-F3 camcorder and its F65 CineAlta Premium 4K camera, giving content creators new levels of flexibility and creative options for HD, 2K or 4K acquisition and production.

With a modular and compact design for easy configuration, each camera features a new type of 4K Super 35mm image sensor with a 4096 x 2160 resolution (11.6M total pixels).

The 20 megapixel F65 remains the flagship of Sony's large sensor camera family. The 8K sensor-equipped F65 continues to evolve, with new features designed for the most demanding high-end imaging applications. These features include a new high frame rate mode for 4K RAW recording at 120P to deliver stunning 4K images with super smooth slow motion capabilities, and image capture using the SR codec at 12-bits. Future updates to the F65 will deliver 6K de-mosaicing, along with other major new features.

New PMW-F55 and PMW-F5 Cameras

The new PMW-F55 and PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K cameras deliver unprecedented creative options for HD/2K/QFHD/4K (PMW-F55) and 2K*/HD (PMW-F5) production. Both offer multi-codec support featuring Sony's new XAVC MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format, the SR codec (MPEG4 SStP) and the industry-standard High Definition XDCAM 50Mbps 4:2:2 codec. In-camera recording is on Sony's New SxS media, SxS PRO+ (Plus ) – which can be used to record XAVC in HD High Frame Rate and in 4K at up to 60fps (in the PMW-F55), and XAVC HD High Frame Rate in the PMW-F5.

In addition to on-board recording onto SxS PRO+, the PMW-F55 and PMW- F5 can also be connected to the new AXS-R5 RAW recorder. Slow-motion imagery at up to 240fps** (PMW- F55) and up to 120fps** (PMW- F5) can be captured as 4K RAW files on newly developed AXS memory.

The PMW-F55 features a global shutter to eliminate rolling shutter skew and flash band, and features a wider colour gamut for exceptional colour reproduction. The cameras are further distinguished by wide (14 stops) exposure latitude, high sensitivity, and low noise.

New Options for Monitoring

The PMW-F55 can connect to the new 4K 30-inch LCD monitor, PVM-X300, using four 3G-SDI interfaces to monitor pictures at 4096x2160 resolution at up to 60p, while recording and playing back XAVC 4K images. Similarly, it is also possible to connect directly to the 84" BRAVIA 4K LED TV for large-screen monitoring of the camera's 4K 60P images (at resized horizontal resolution of 3860 pixels).

PL Lens System – The Second Generation

The PMW-F55 and PMW-F5 cameras continue Sony's efforts to offer the most flexible lens options. A PL-mount lets users choose cinematic lenses from suppliers such as Angénieux, ARRI, Canon, Carl Zeiss, Cooke, FUJIFILM and Leica.

Sony is also launching a second generation of cost-effective PL mount prime lenses. Each is certified for 4K capture, and is designed to minimize geometric distortion, vignetting and breathing. A 9-blade iris delivers beautiful bokehs and the focus rings rotate 240°. The new lens series includes focal lengths of 20, 25, 35, 50, 85 and 135 mm. For easy lens changes, each has the same T2.0 aperture, the same external diameter, matte box diameter, and gear locations for follow focus and aperture. All are the same height except for the 135 mm lens.

Shooters can use stills lenses by removing the supplied PL-mount adaptor to reveal the native FZ mount. This makes it easy to accept commercially available adaptors for third-party lenses, including Canon® EF, Canon FD, Nikon® DX, Nikon G, Leica® M and even 2/3-inch B4 lenses. A third option is the use of Sony FZ-Mount lenses with auto focus servo zoom (model SCL-Z18X140.)


Using a new digital interface, PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 users can take advantage of a new series of high-quality OLED and LCD viewfinders. The DVF-EL100 OLED viewfinder measures 0.7-inches with 1280 x 720 HD resolution, superb brightness, contrast and response. The DVF-L350 3.5-inch LCD viewfinder offers 10 times the contrast of previous Sony LCD viewfinders, with a flip-up eyepiece for direct monitoring. A third option is the full HD DVF-L700. This compact 7-inch LCD viewfinder enables high resolution when shooting in 2K and 4K, with pixel-to-pixel 1920 x 1080 representation of HD images.

New RAW Recording System

Sony is also unveiling the AXSM™ Access Memory System for 2K*/4K RAW recording, based on Sony's unique recording technology. Optimised for this new platform is the AXSM memory card (512 GB capacity, model AXS-512S24), using the generic file system exFAT. Users can record 4K RAW data up to 60 fps and 2K RAW up to 240 fps**, with a 300MB/s sustained transfer speed. PC-friendly operation is enabled through use of the AXS-CR1 card reader, offering a USB 3.0 interface for high speed transfer.

Additionally, the new AXS-R5 RAW recorder directly docks onto the PMW-F5 and PMW-F55, for an extremely elegant and compact recording system for 2K** and 4K RAW recording.

New Recording Media

The cameras support Sony's new high-speed, enhanced versions of its SxS PRO memory cards: the "SxS PRO+(PLUS)" series (in 128 and 64 GB capacities, models SBP-128B and SBP-64B). Based on the format long used in Sony's XDCAM EX camcorders, the cards support XAVC 4K and XAVC HD high frame rate recording, and can be directly inserted into the cameras.

New Battery and Charger

The PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 cameras take advantage of Sony's new BP-FL75 battery pack, which uses Olivine-Lithium Iron Phosphate-instead of conventional Lithium Ion cathodes. The result is a substantial increase in charge-discharge cycles, compared to previous Sony batteries. The Olivine battery works with Sony's BC-L90 quick charger. The new battery supports outstanding mobility for on-set shooting enabling two times higher speed charging than current chargers and a maximum 150 minutes of consecutive shooting.

The PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 cameras are also compatible with Sony's BP-GL95A, GL65A, L80S and L60S batteries, which use the BC-L70 and L160 chargers.

Shoulder Rig

Delivering advances in ergonomics specifically requested by cinematographers, the PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 feature Sony's newest shoulder rig for extra stability and comfort. The rig is sturdy, lightweight and uses industry-standard rosettes on both sides for quick and easy attachment of third-party hand grips and other accessories.

Pricing and Availability

The new cameras are scheduled to be available in February 2013, with suggested list pricing to be announced. For more information, visit


  • 2K/QFHD for PMW-F55 and 2K for PMW-F5 will be available with firmware version up.
    **High frame rate higher than 60fps will be available with firmware version up.
Shoot Run and Gun 4K60P RAW and 4K 120P for Less than $5,000 Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:36:03 -0600 markr041 17840@/talks/discussions The Sony FS700R ($3500) + Atomos Shogun Inferno ($1300) + SSDs and any Sony E (OSS) lens.

Run and gun means one can carry around a camera with no rigs, poles, tripods or other aids shooting handheld, for hours. The FS700R needs the 7" Shogun Inferno attached by wire to shoot 4K60P and 120P RAW. Can this combo be used for run and gun?

Well, if you think of the Shogun not as a monitor but as just an external recorder, then you can just put it in a shoulder bag. Convergent Design makes a very thin and flexible (you can tie it in knots they show) 3' SDI cable. So carry the recorder in a shoulder bag and shoot with the camera. The cable is so thin and flexible and long, it is as if it is not there (SDI cables also have more secure attachments than HDMI cables; no danger of the wire coming loose).

The picture shows the rig - the tripod is just a stand-in for the videographer. No tripod allowed for this. Just me and the bag and the camera. The camera has a perfectly fine monitor, touch screen, and all the focus assists one needs - (peaking, 8X magnification moveable frame). No need for another monitor. I wish Atomos would just make a little recorder that does what the Inferno does, in a small size.

So, out to shoot at 4K60P and 120P in the field. First stop - chickens, slowed down by 1/4 in 4K (real 4K, not UHD). Cinematic chickens.

The lens: The Sony 14-70 FE Zeiss.

My Scarlet MX/Blackmagic-shot film released via Distribber (self-distribution) Fri, 27 Oct 2017 08:34:30 -0600 RyanLightbourn 18070@/talks/discussions My Red/Blackmagic-shot feature ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE was recently released to Amazon, iTunes, VUDU, Google Play, Sony PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and Windows Stores thanks to Distribber. It's still being pitched to other services, but so far I'm really happy as they've been fulfilling promises.


I also used a 5D Mark III with Magic Lantern for some Glidecam shots.

Here is a NoFilmSchool BTS write-up from many moons ago (when it was called SLEEPWALKERS):

Red Monstro - 8K vistavision 20mm x 40mm Sensor Thu, 05 Oct 2017 18:58:26 -0600 bannedindv 17912@/talks/discussions image

17+ steps DR range.

$80,000 for brand new camera body with this sensor

RED EPIC DRAGON [finally a reality] Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:25:20 -0600 shian 4280@/talks/discussions

Red Camera's bombastic CEO, Jim Jannard, says that internal testing of the new 6K Dragon sensor proves that it's the new "resolution and dynamic range king." He also claims it will be "the cleanest sensor you have ever seen, ISO 2000 looks better than MX [the current sensor] at ISO 800." The imaging chip was first outed at NAB in April, promising 15+ stops of DR and 120fps at a full 5K of resolution, with $6,000 upgrades for Epic customers by the end of the year. Owners of the $9,700 (brain only) Scarlet-X will also get the Dragon, though no price or date has been given yet for that camera. Needless to say, some independent testing will be needed to substantiate his claims, but Jannard sure does sound confident.

I just got all tingly.

BlackMagic URSA Mini, 4.6K sensor, 15 stops DR, 2160p60 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 16:50:26 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12788@/talks/discussions image


  • Four models with the choice of two sensors, 4.6K or 4K sensor in EF or PL mount.
  • Built in dual CFast 2.0 card recorders allow unlimited duration recording in high quality.
  • Open file formats compatible with popular software, such as CinemaDNG 12 bit RAW. No custom file formats.
  • Support for CinemaDNG 4.6K RAW files and ProRes 4444 XQ, ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422 Proxy recording at Ultra HD and HD resolutions.
  • Features all standard connections, including dual XLR mic/line audio inputs with phantom power, 12G-SDI output for monitoring with camera status graphic overlay and separate XLR 4 pin power output for viewfinder power, headphone jack, LANC remote control and standard 4 pin 12V DC power connection.
  • Built in high quality stereo microphones for recording sound.
  • 5" foldout 1080 HD touchscreen for on-set monitoring and menu settings.
  • Optional URSA Mini Shoulder Kit, allowing both tripod and shoulder use interchangeably.
  • Built in gyroscope allowing recording of camera pitch, roll and yaw movements when working in RAW.
  • Includes full copy of DaVinci Resolve software color grading and editing software

  • Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K - $2995

  • Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K PL - $3495
  • Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K EF - $4995
  • Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K PL - $5495

Arri Alexa Mini topic - Small, Lightweight, Raw Recording Camera Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:42:34 -0700 bannedindv 12443@/talks/discussions Arri Alexa Mini Announced - Small, Lightweight, Raw Recording Arri Camera


Compact, lightweight and self-contained, the ARRI ALEXA Mini is a versatile additional tool in the ALEXA camera range. Crews will find that the ALEXA Mini perfectly complements their ALEXA shooting kit, eliminating the complications of working with third-party cameras for specialized shots and keeping everything within a single system that is trusted all over the world.

To maintain ARRI’s famously rugged build quality in a small and lightweight camera, a number of unique design solutions have been incorporated. These include highly integrated and sealed electronics, a lightweight carbon housing and a solid titanium PL mount that connects directly with the new internal sensor mount – also made of titanium – to ensure a super-stable flange focal distance, even when using large lenses. Nimble in use and hardy on set, the ALEXA Mini is a go-anywhere tool, easy to transport in backpacks or as carry-on luggage.


ARRI announces the new ALEXA Mini, a versatile additional tool in the ARRI ALEXA camera range that combines a compact and lightweight form factor with the same unparalleled image quality that has made the ALEXA system a gold standard for the industry. Designed for specialized shot-making, the ALEXA Mini perfectly complements a full ALEXA shooting kit and allows crews to eliminate the complications of working with third-party cameras by keeping everything within a single system that is trusted all over the world.

To maintain ARRI’s famously rugged build quality in a small and lightweight camera, a number of unique design solutions have been incorporated. These include highly integrated and environmentally sealed electronics, a lightweight carbon housing and a solid titanium PL mount that connects directly with the new internal sensor mount to ensure a super-stable flange focal distance, even when using large lenses. Nimble in use and hardy on set, the ALEXA Mini is a go-anywhere tool, easy to transport in backpacks or as carry-on luggage.

The ALEXA Mini can be operated in a number of ways: by wireless remote control, as a normal camera with the ARRI MVF-1 multi viewfinder attached, or with an on-board monitor and controlled via the user button interface on the camera body. Light enough to be comfortably held at arm’s length in a hand rig, its compact size and extremely quiet operation also make it ideal for tight shooting conditions. The symmetrical design permits filming in any orientation, including upside-down and in portrait mode, while multiple accessory points enable highly creative mounting solutions. In addition, the ALEXA Mini’s interchangeable lens mount can be replaced with any of those designed for the ARRI AMIRA, allowing the use of B4 video and EF mount stills lenses.

Equipped with a 4:3 sensor, automatic de-squeeze mode for anamorphic productions and frame rates of 0.75-200 fps, the ALEXA Mini records ProRes or uncompressed ARRIRAW either in-camera to CFast 2.0 cards or to a specially-designed external Codex recorder that can record image streams from up to four ALEXA Minis simultaneously — a compelling option for multi-camera setups such as 360° plate shots. Images from the ALEXA Mini will perfectly match those from all other ALEXA cameras, making the final grade easier and quicker.

Integrated functionality is at the heart of the ALEXA Mini’s efficient and self-contained design. A built-in lens motor controller allows new active lens motors to be connected directly to the titanium PL mount, while ARRI Lens Data System (LDS) technology provides frame-accurate metadata that can save time and money both on-set and in post. Wi-Fi connectivity means that iOS or Android devices can be used to remotely control camera functions such as the motorized internal ND filters, which permit rapid responses to changing light conditions without adding bulk to the camera configuration.

The body design is optimized for use with new-generation brushless gimbals, multicopters and other specialized rigs. It is compact enough in the lens direction to allow the use of standard PL mount lenses even on lightweight and space-constrained rigs, such as gyro-stabilized aerial systems. The camera’s superb low-light performance makes it perfect for underwater work; dedicated underwater housings are currently being developed by leading manufacturers.

Like the ARRI AMIRA, the ALEXA Mini can record 4K UHD ProRes images, facilitating real-time 4K UHD output and simple pipelines for high-resolution deliverables. More importantly, the Mini and all other ARRI cameras with the ALEV III sensor offer unrivalled overall image quality by focusing not just on spatial resolution, but also on other parameters such as colorimetry, skin tones and High Dynamic Range (HDR). This is equally true whether the chosen output is HD, 2K, 4K UHD or one of the native resolution outputs like uncompressed ARRIRAW 2.8K or ProRes 3.2K, ensuring that images captured with the ALEXA Mini are future-proof, whatever new industry standards emerge.

Red Epic W Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:53:50 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15875@/talks/discussions


  • 35Mp CMOS Helium sensor, S35 size
  • 8K at 30fps
  • 300 MB/s rates
  • $29,500 for brain only


PWM(S.Bus)+LANC+DC12V BMMCC Angle Breakout Expansion Box Module Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:05:26 -0700 neirotransformer 16437@/talks/discussions Hi there! As you may know i'm a developer of Angle HDMI Clamp Kit of SmallRig BMMCC cage. My next attempt in this line of projects was the camera handle, but it seems things moving slowly and i decide to release Angle Expansion Box Module first. Box uses high quality connectors made by Lumberg (Germany). It takes months to test a lot of different connectors before choose proper ones, especially DC power which should work smoothly with BMMCC power plug same as with another more simple ones. Angle shape provides compact and secure cable management, no more mess of wires around camera. Fits perfectly to size and shape of BMMCC Angle HDMI Clamp Kit. 3D printed body. Compatible with SmallRig and Wooden Camera cages. Compatible with other BMMCC controllers. For request 3.5mm jack can be wired to 2 PWM channels or to S.Bus. Other connectors are 2.5 jack LANC and camera DC power in.

Currently this project is in final stage of development. Hope expansion box will be available in month or so. Price will be around $25-$50. Worldwide shipping with registered air mail about $5.

For more details send me a private message or contact directly to radioproektor (@) gmail . com

Black Magic Studio Camera – m43 and Broadcast-Savvy Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:11:49 -0600 kingmixer 10093@/talks/discussions

Has some cool features and shoots "Ultra HD". Giant view screen. Any studio and broadcast people think this will be implemented in studios?

I hate that they went with built-in battery on a camera again. Although I guess with the scenario for this camera they will usually be running AC power anyway.

RED 8K Sensor Test Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:17:24 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16378@/talks/discussions

High Speed 10 bit RAW 2.5K camera with a 1 inch sensor, $1600 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:39:06 -0600 Brian202020 11662@/talks/discussions The FPS1000 looks promising, at least the Gold and Platinum models. There are 8 days left of the Kickstarter. The 290fps 720p sprinkler video from the "Gold" model looks nice. The 200 fps 1080p video from the "Platinum" model looks like something may have gone wrong when uploading to the web. There is a weird banding thing going on in the footage. I'm personally waiting for better 1080p footage before I buy. Anyway many stretch goal were reached and there is now going to be an internal battery, better case, 3D option, and a high speed expansion port for a future high speed media module or to connect to a PC for longer takes.

Kickstarter page:

290fps 720p sprinkler footage:

290fps 720p sprinkler footage with added sharpening:

200fps 1080p flower/water video:

RED Raven Camera, New 4K Dragon Sensor Camera for $5950 (brain only) Tue, 22 Sep 2015 06:19:21 -0600 AlbertZ 13783@/talks/discussions RED RAVEN camera will be announced September 25th, has WiFi built-in, and is be capable of 4K up to 120fps:

First spec available on news on

  • 4K at 5:1 Compression
  • Up to 120FPS
  • Dragon Sensor "20.48mm wide, a bit shy of Academy 35mm and APS-C. All your APS-C / S35 lenses should cover"
  • Built in Wifi
  • Fixed Canon mount
  • Fixed RED Media SSD bay

"The Raven doesn't replace Scarlet, It's a new category in our line up. Raven is a younger, hungrier, more "spirited" member of the RED family with a bit of a chip on his shoulder ready to take on the entire sub-$10k market with images that you will be incredibly proud of." Jarred Land

Price will be $5950 for brain only

21,600 FPS Chronos Camera for $2500 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:55:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15937@/talks/discussions

RED's new Scarlet-W Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:55:03 -0700 jazzroy 14186@/talks/discussions

Today RED introduced the newest addition to the RED DRAGON® family, SCARLET-W. Bringing an unparalleled level of accessibility to content creators everywhere, SCARLET-W combines RED’s intuitive camera design—including integrated mounting points, interchangeable lens mounts, simultaneous REDCODE® RAW and Apple ProRes recording formats, intelligent OLPF system, and in-camera 3D LUT outputs—with a RED DRAGON sensor to provide a solution that blends flexibility and accessibility with high-end performance.

Coupling RED’s wide dynamic range and renowned color science with simultaneously recording capabilities in REDCODE RAW and Apple ProRes, SCARLET-W provides shooters with the best image quality possible in any format. Professionals are empowered to capture their vision exactly as they see it with recording frame rates of 5K at 60 frames per second (fps), 4K at 150 fps, or 2K at 300 fps when shooting REDCODE RAW.

SCARLET-W is estimated to begin shipping in February 2016, with deposits now being accepted through the RED website or with a RED Authorized Dealer. Customers have the choice to purchase the camera BRAIN® only—with either a color or black and white monochrome sensor—or the SCARLET-W Base I/O V-Lock Package, which provides the key components necessary to get out and start shooting. Additionally, current SCARLET DRAGON® owners are eligible to receive a $2,500 discount on the SCARLET-W Base I/O V-Lock Package price (Only available through RED.COM).

I would need a comparison chart to understand where they place it.. better or worse than EPIC?

Panasonic VariCam Pure With Uncompressed 4K 120 FPS Mon, 12 Sep 2016 22:10:31 -0600 endotoxic 15713@/talks/discussions The VariCam Pure outputs RAW files to the Codex Capture Drives, which are solid state recording media of up to 2TB of storage and with a bandwith of 20Gb/s. The 4K recording is offered in uncompressed RAW, at up to 120 FPS. With its 14+ stops of dynamic range in HDR and with V-LOG, the VariCam Pure is used for leading television drama and cinematography capture, offering a modular configuration at a smaller size than the original VariCam setup even when the Codex is attached. The dual base ISO remains at 800/5000.

Kinefinity MINI 4K raw camera, $2900 Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:31:36 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9780@/talks/discussions image


4K Black Magic Production Camera, raw, $2495 now Mon, 08 Apr 2013 03:48:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6631@/talks/discussions image


  • Super 35 sensor
  • Effective Sensor Size 21.12mm x 11.88mm (Super 35).
  • Frame Rates
    • 3840 x 2160p23.98,
    • 3840 x 2160p24,
    • 3840 x 2160p25,
    • 3840 x 2160p29.97,
    • 3840 x 2160p30,
    • 1920 x 1080p23.98,
    • 1920 x 1080p24,
    • 1920 x 1080p25,
    • 1920 x 1080p29.97,
    • 1920 x 1080p30,
    • 1920 x 1080p50i,
    • 1920 x 1080p59.94i.
  • Recording:
    • Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080,
    • Visually lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW at 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080 * Global Shutter
  • Ultra HD and 4K support
  • Built In SSD recorder
  • Touch LCD metadata entry
  • Compressed Cinema DNG RAW and ProRes recording
  • Thunderbolt and EF lens compatibility
  • Cncludes FREE DaVinci Resolve and UltraScope.
  • $2495 Retail price

Available at:

Panavision 8K DXL Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:46:01 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15160@/talks/discussions

  • 16-bit, 35.5 Megapixel CMOS 40.96mm x 21.60mm sensor (Diagonal: 46.31mm)
  • Full frame resolution – 8192 x 4320
  • 15 stops DR
  • Native ISO 800. Maximum ISO 12,800
  • Max Frame Rate – 60 fps at 8K Full Frame (8192 x 4320), 75 fps at 8K 2.4:1 (8192 x 3456)
  • Recording Codec – 8K RAW with simultaneous 4K proxy (ProRes or DNx)
  • Recording Media – SSD (up to 1 hour on a single magazine)
  • File Type – .r3d (supported in RED SDK)
  • Color Profile – Light Iron Color (compatible with all popular gamuts and transfer curves)
  • “Different colour science to RED Dragon”
  • Weight – 10 lbs / 4.5kg
  • 6 independent video outputs
  • Supports 6 independent 1D LUTs or up to 4 independent 3D LUTs
  • Directly motorize Primo 70 lenses through wireless control
  • Built in wirelesss timecode for genlock (Ambient Control Network)
  • Dual menus (Operator side, Assistant side)
  • Advanced airflow system for superior temperature management
  • Custom cheeseplate with integrated electronics
  • Modular and tooless quick changeover accessories
BMD Black Magic Day July 20th, 2016 New York City, USA Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:20:34 -0600 CFreak 15255@/talks/discussions

Good excuse for a PV NYC Meet-up!

finally, a digital super 8 cartridge Sat, 07 Dec 2013 15:47:18 -0700 kurth 9001@/talks/discussions I've got a beaulieu 4008 mkII, a nizo 4080, and canon 1014 xl-s waiting patiently for years in my closet for this to arrive ! I knew it was just a matter of patience.