New Blackmagic Cinema Camera footage reveals some things

August 7th, 2012

Well here’s another teaser for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Again from John Brawley. It’s an edit of rushes, no sound.

This was shot with the lenses stopped down to around f4.0, some shots show some fringing though and others reveal something that looks like lens softness to me and I would think more open apertures were used at times. I think this suggests that the small sensor will probably bring out the worse parts in your large lenses. It would make sense as a much smaller portion of the glass is used on the blackmagic cinema camera’s small sensor, but is blown up to HD resolution as we’re used to.

Andrew from EOSHD also has a comment on the new footage:
The shadow areas don’t seem to contain as much detail as I was expecting from a raw acquisition format, but there’s no nasty blown highlights or macro-blocking thankfully.

We’ll probably see more of this kind of footage soon, but let’s hope we get the camera first.

via EOSHD

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