Noam Kroll: Battle Of The 4K Mirrorless Cinema Cameras – Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4K, Canon EOS R, Fuji XT3

http://noamkroll.com/battle-of-the-4k-mirrorless-cinema-cameras-blackmagic-pocket-camera-4k-canon-eos-r-fuji-xt3/

“Several new mirrorless cameras were released or announced in recent weeks, including Blackmagic’s new Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, Canon’s EOS R, and Fuji’s XT3. All three cameras are clearly of interest to many filmmakers right now, so I wanted to share my two cents on them below.

… I have however, done some tests with Blackmagic’s new RAW codec, and will be sharing the results here on the blog this week.

But with regards to the new releases from BMD, Canon, and Fuji, what I’m going to outline below are simply my first impressions. I’ll aim to do follow up articles on each camera in more depth in the future, so if that’s something you would like to see, please let me know!…”

Commentary

Noam Kroll is one of the most-trusted sources for good, hard, reliable facts, insights and opinions on independent feature film moviemaking.

I am very much looking forward to reading his coming hands-on articles about the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, Canon EOS R and Fujifilm X-T3 mirrorless hybrid stills/video cameras for use in movie production.

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News Shooter: Hands-On with the HDMI Atomos Ninja V recorder/monitor

https://www.newsshooter.com/2018/09/10/hands-hdmi-atomos-ninja-v-recorder-monitor/

“I first saw the 5″ HDMI monitor/recorder at NAB 2018 and was impressed with the design, however, the Ninja V wasn’t ready for prime time yet as Atomos didn’t power it up for us to see the 1000 nit screen and new user interface. Well, today I have my hands on a working Ninja V….”

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Atomos Ninja V monitor/recorder attached to Nikon DSLR.

Atomos Ninja V

Commentary

Great to see Atomos release a beefed-up 5-inch monitor/recorder that is sized to suit the smaller video-capable hybrid cameras that have almost become the defacto standard for independent documentary and other moviemakers.

I have yet to see or try an Atomos Ninja V here in Sydney but it looks like a great piece of kit that is well priced enough for affordability by, well, just about anyone who needs one.

Thanks to Erik Naso and the News Shooter crew for writing and publishing this informative first look hands-on review of the Atomos Ninja V.

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Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head for attaching monitors and other accessories to cameras and camera cages.

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8Sinn is Poised to Ship Samsung Portable T5 SSD Holder for Its Blackmagic Cinema Camera 4K Cage

When cinematographer/director Paul Leeming of Leeming Lut Pro fame came by the ‘Untitled’ home office earlier this year, he brought his Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 rigged up with an 8Sinn cage and Scorpio top handle, Universal Rod & Metabones Support and one of his extensive collection of vintage manual focus prime lenses. 

I had a brief tryout of his 8Sinn gear and was impressed at its thoughtful design, manufacturing quality and excellent feel in the hands.

8Sinn’s design philosophy appears to be one of utility due to plenty of connection points in all the right places combined with ample wrap-around protection done in an ergonomic manner that bestows easy access to the camera’s buttons, dials, doors and other controls. 

Not an easy list of requirements to fill and now 8Sinn has applied that philosophy to its cage for Blackmagic Design’s Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and a nascent but growing collection of cage accessories, recently with its Monitor Holder Cold Shoes Mount and soon its holder for the Samsung Portable T5 SSD.

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K mounted in an 8Sinn cage with included cable clamp, improved lens support and Scorpio too handle, with the new 8Sinn holder for the popular Samsung Portable T5 SSD available in capacities from 250GB through to 2TB.

8Sinn’s new holder for the Samsung T5 SSD

8Sinn’s monitor holder for cold shoes on handles and cages

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Blackmagic Design’s Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K aka BMPCC 4K with Samsung T5 Portable Solid State Drive aka SSD.

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ABC News: How ‘creatives’ turned our cities into unaffordable playgrounds for the rich

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-11/how-creatives-made-our-cities-unaffordable-playgrounds/9030978

“At the beginning of the 21st century, author and academic Richard Florida predicted that the “creative classes” would become the driving force of economic growth in cities.

The wealth they generated would spread as the creative economy produced increasingly attractive, vibrant and productive urban centres.

Cities would become not only the beating heart of social and cultural life, but the engines of prosperity itself….”

The Guardian: Revealed, the insidious creep of pseudo-public space in London

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jul/24/revealed-pseudo-public-space-pops-london-investigation-map

“… Under existing laws, public access to pseudo-public spaces remains at the discretion of landowners who are allowed to draw up their own rules for “acceptable behaviour” on their sites and alter them at will. They are not obliged to make these rules public.

The result is that unless landowners choose to volunteer the information themselves, members of the public have no way of knowing what regulations they are bound by at some of London’s biggest open spaces and whether activities they enjoy a legal right to in other public areas – be they taking photos, holding a political protest or even simply sitting down and having a nap – are permitted, or whether they will result in removal by security guards….”

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