Blackmagic Designs just released firmware 6.2 for the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. This update removes the CinemaDNG format and adds Blackmagic RAW to the camera. The company is saying that they did this because of legal issues regarding the CinemaDNG format. Blackmagic also stated that compared to CinemaDNG format, Blackmagic RAW is a much more modern and capable format, that it requires much less CPU power from your computer to work with it and that it uses a single file with sidecar rather than individual stills for each frame like CinemaDNG. … [Read more...] about Blackmagic adds Blackmagic RAW to Pocket Cinema Camera 4K & drops CinemaDNG
While DSLR video cameras are very capable, there are some times when it’s going to be better to use a traditional video camera. There are a number of functions that are either missing on DSLRs or are not well-suited to the form factor. Here are some considerations that would make a traditional video camera a better choice. Autofocus - Many DSLR cameras simply can’t autofocus when they are in video shooting mode. And the ones that do autofocus may do it with too much “searching.” Consumer video cameras often feature autofocus options. … [Read more...] about When Should You use a Traditional Video Camera Instead of a DSLR?