Breaking News. Hot deal news on Engadget, Newsshooter, Eoshd and Cinema5d. Blackmagic now shipping its Production Camera 4K for $1,000 less than expected. From 4,000$ to 3,000$. It is clearly that GH4 strike very hard at competition door. Blackmagic Design Office has taken decision of reducing the price of their 4K Production camera before it has reaching stores. Blackmagic CEO Grant Petty officially announced that the new price for the camera is now $2995 and available for all customers, including pre-orders. New low price. Battle continue. Just to mention soem features of Blackmagic Production Camera 4K:
Panasonic GH4 – Features and Thoughts
Micro Four Thirds Sensor and Lens Mount – new evolution, part IV. First to say advantages of GH4 and differences between gh4 vs gh3 vs gh2:
- 4:2:2/10-bit output via micro HDMI
- 16 megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor (New Sensosr)
- UHD 4K 3840×2160 30p/24p
- Cinematic DCI 4K 4096×2160 video at 24p
- Better electronic viewfinder
- Full HD OLED monitor (The GH4’s touchscreen monitor is HD (3“ OLED with 1,036,000 dots))
- High-speed 49-point auto-focus in both photo and video mode
- GH4 can shoot bursts of 12 fps (frame per second) in AFS (autofocus) mode
First video (full 4k and 2k resolution) and the most beautiful: Panasonic LUMIX GH4 “Light of the Yucatan” by Bryan Harvey
This is looking nice, these are the first thoughts if you count only the look. Hasselblad HV announced. The price is ultimate high for: Sony A99 camera inside the Hasselblad cover. Extremely robust with good looking design. You will have extra protection from dust, water and extreme weather conditions. My personal opinion, is too much money for high-grade aluminum body. 24.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and very good SteadyShot image stabilization system.
The price: €8500; The package: The Hasselblad HV + Carl Zeiss 24-70mm F2.8 lens
Two big cities, New York and LA get new street lighting. They plan to change current streetlight bulbs (red light) with newer (energy-saving) LED lights (blue light). LED lights can last around 20 years and you need to replacing them every six years. This change will also occur filmmakers and cinematographers from USA. This change also came along with new digital technology. It will be totally new and different experience with color correction tool set.
New mirrorless camera coming…soon…in february. Do I need it? I am not sure. Maybe. Price will be around 2800 euros. The camera will look, more or less, like GH3. From hdwarrior.co.uk I heard 7 February is the day for announcement. One of the big advantage of this camera is good electronic viewfinder.
What is new?
- Price around 2000$
- Mini-HDMI port
- 16mp (it is enough)
- 21mm OLED viewfinder
- 4:2:2 10/8bit output
- XLR adaptor
Vincent Laforet present new camera rig stabilizer called “Movi”. The MōVI is product from Freefly Systems.
Stabilization is very important to film-making process. Future camera movement. You can read more: http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/2013/04/04/movi-a-revolutionary-handheld-stabilized-system-takes-flight
In the first half of the nest year, 2013, we will have new DSLR camera: The Canon EOS 7D Mark II.If you are looking good camera for nature and sports, this will be good choice. The 10fps feature is a big deal.
- 24.2mp APS-C sensor
- 10.2 fps
- Dual DIGIC V
- Dual card slot (no mention of card types)
- New ergonomic design
- New battery
Very important and interesting way to earning for independent filmmakers. This is similar like YouTube policies. But there are many negative expressions among indie filmmakers about this feature. We will see in the future, what this will be bring. To activate this, you must be a Vimeo Plus or Vimeo Pro member.
Pay to view on Vimeo:
Great info about this feature: http://nofilmschool.com/2012/09/sell-videos-on-vimeo-tip-jar