Black Magic Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Design, maker of video signal processors and the colour-grading tool DaVinci Resolve,  has jumped into the camera market with a product that is still baffling me hours after seeing it in action.  The specs seem almost too good for the price point. Continue reading


Alexa Avid DNxHD Support Announced for Early 2012

Avid LogoARRI has issued a press release announcing in-camera support for Avid’s DNxHD codec. ARRI doesn’t go into much technical detail, but they do say they are expanding the Alexa’s “parallel recording capability to include native support for Avid DNxHD“. ARRI says to expect the software update to be available in January 2012, with support for DNxHD 444 (440 Mbits/s) to follow shortly after. This will be a welcome feature for many productions as it will save them a transcoding step. For the full press release, Continue reading