Why the new Pocket Cinema Camera 2.0 isn’t actually a successor of the original Pocket, and why it doesn’t matter.

Okay, I probably gonna get some flak for this, since this is more an opinion piece, than the usual tec-talk, so keep this in mind, when you break out your flame throwers.  So it's that time of the year, when the whole industry looks at Vegas, eagerly awaiting the new game-changer collection. And this time,... Continue Reading →

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Osee LCM156 – an affordable 10bit IPS monitor for grading and on set

Buying a decent monitor, that is worth it's salt,  is usually setting you back an substantial amount of cash, especially if you need multiple in/out puts, SDI, 10bit ISP panel, LUTs, waveform, vectorscope, andwhathaveyou. And if you are looking for something like this under 1000 bucks, you are usually looking for a unicorn. Well, this unicorn actually... Continue Reading →

Blackmagic Cinema Camera vs. Red Scarlet – Zeiss vs. Samyang Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAj0KYfNL8M Always wondered, how a Scarlet and expensive cineglass holds up against a BMC and pretty affordable lenses? Is the difference - that is almost as huge as the price for a new car - really that big? Felix Patzke of Heimspiel and I where also curious, so we did a little shootout. Here comes... Continue Reading →

Codec Shootout – BlackMagic uncompressed Hyperdeck Shuttle vs. FS100 AVCHD

Okay, here comes the promised comparison between uncompressed recording via BlackMagic Hypershuttle and Sony´s flavor of AVCHD recorded to SD card in camera. http://vimeo.com/27529215 As you can see, you can´t see barley any difference at all. Only in fast motion some minor differences are visible. Even with excessive grading to the material (much more that... Continue Reading →

Sony FS100 AVCHD holds better in color grading than anything else

Okay, ether I´m missing something here or this is a real bummer. But from my first tests, it looks like the AVCHD codec of the Sony FS100 holds up better in color grading than anything else.   Here is what I did. This is the original material, straight from the card, in glorious AVCHD, out... Continue Reading →

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