It’s safe to say that there was quite a bit of excitement yesterday when the postman knocked at the door. The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is the latest addition to Blackmagic’s range of cinema cameras – this time round they’ve gone 4K.
Having never used any Blackmagic camera before this is a totally new experience for me. First thing I noticed was the ergonomics – this thing is strange to hold. It’s sleek & low profile body looks gorgeous – they’ve obviously taken a lot of inspiration from DSLR’s, but unfortunately without a support cage with 15mm rails, it’s definitely not comfortable to hold for a long period of time. Another factor is the weight, it’s surprisingly heavy for the size, and although it comes with a neck strap I wouldn’t want to risk it for very long.
So the first thing was getting the SDD drive formatted and ready to go. I’ve purchased a Sandisk Extreme II 480GB SSD for now which is touted to hold roughly an hour of 4k ProRes footage. Once that was in and the camera charged I took it for a quick test shoot around King’s Lynn, Norfolk during a filming break. The image quality is truly amazing, and in my opinion it surpasses the RED One MX. Check out the ungraded results here:
Breakout Films & Stereobyte Studio presents ‘Running Chance‘. Our first short film of 2014.
Stacey and Calvin are just normal twenty somethings doing their best to navigate the eventful world of dating.
Starring Rebecca Saye & Louis Turner
Directed, Filmed & Edited by Rob Collins
Sound Design by Matt Jarman
Written by Nick Hummel
Co-Written by Rob Collins & Matt Jarman
Featuring the music of ‘MOYA’
Shot on RED
© 2014, Breakout Films
Behind the Scenes at Italian I’s Tuscany Photoshoot.
“Italian-I are a team of three Anglo-Tuscan event organisers and party planners. They work in London and around Tuscany setting up all kinds of events. Their mission is to create a cultural connection between London and Tuscany bringing to Tuscany a bit of eccentricity and carrying to London some of the Tuscan food and wine tradition”
Rob Collins | Breakout Films
Thanks to Angela Mugnai, Olivia Sodi, Simona Quirini, Drogheria Banchelli, Tiziana Gavilli, Villa Barberino, Osteria “Il Canto del Maggio, Steven Mayatt, Andrew Kinsman, Serena Caiani, Hannah Locke & Stiatti Fiori.
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