This is Retroflex - Now Available from Redrock Micro
Retroflex is a revolutionary device designed to improve the usability of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.
Made up of 3 separate pieces: a cage, a handle (with trigger and LANC control), and a loupe which enables accurate focus and improves the viewing from the screen on the back of the camera.
Retroflex is now available from Redrock Micro.
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Comparing BM Cameras: Cinema Camera, Pocket Camera, 4K Production Camera
The Blackmagic cameras offer tremendous value for money and extremely high quality recording. You can choose to shoot ProRes or RAW - and the different cameras offer different resolutions: the BM Cinema Camera offers 2.5K, the BM Production Camera shoots 4K, and the BM Pocket Cinema Cameras shoots 1920 x 1080 HD.
When using these cameras for multi camera production one needs to know how well do these cameras cut together - do they match, or they have wildly different looks? In this piece we answer this question by visually comparing the 3 cameras to see what results we get.
Lessons in Lighting: Lighting against daylight
In this tutorial we show how to light a person against daylight using different types of lights. It is clear what a big difference the lighting can make. The result can be transformed from an image with very little production value, to a well-lit image which is very pleasing to the eye.
The key to producing good results comes from the knowing what works, and which equipment will enable you to achieve the result. Learn a few simple techniques and this will transform your ability to create great images.
BLACKMAGIC DESIGN: URSA IN THE HANDS
21/09/2014 - Until you have a camera in the hands it is almost impossible to get an impression of what the camera is really like. You can read the specs. and check out the images online, you can read the marketing from the manufacturer - however, until you hold the camera and get to know it, everything is academic.
In the this video, Rick Young provides an overview of Ursa, in terms of the layout of the controls, the build of the camera, and how the camera handles.
Ursa is a full-blown production camera which is designed to work with crews or the single operator. This extends the range of cameras from Blackmagic Design who provide everything from the Pocket Cinema Camerra, to their Studio Cameras, the original Cinema Camera 2.5K and the handheld Production Camera 4K. Ursa represents the most complete and capable camera which Blackmagic have released so far.