At the start of the week, Elle and Joe (founders of the Digital Bolex) offered a sneak peak in the form of 5 seconds of video shot from the Digital Bolex. They have now released a sub 3 minute short shot on the Digital Bolex, with accompanying downloads to the original raw files.
The below video was shot on the Digital Bolex, with Zacuto follow focus, SmallHD EVF, Switronix battery and a ‘prototype’ PL mount. Lenses were a 15mm Elitar-Soligor f/1.9, 9.5mm Illumina T/1.3 and 50mm Zeiss CP2 T/2.1.
And here is the behind the scenes
In Joe and Elle’s blog, Joe explains problems they were experiencing with the C mount on the camera, hence the DIY resolved PL mount made from clamps and gaff tape. Downloads for the footage can also be found on their blog.
The footage was shot in 2K CinemaDNG (2048×1152) at 24FPS. The shutter angle was set to 220 degrees; this equates to 1/40th of a second (rounded up), hence the definite motion blur.
It seems they’re making great progress with this camera; a month ago we only had still images to work from, now there’s 10GB of public footage to play with. Let’s just hope on release day their stock levels are better than what we’ve seen with others more recently.