Well a couple stand out, but he most asked question of the show was 'What is the Black Magic cinema camera like?'
Perhaps this was because there was one on the Zeiss stand at BVE, and I was often standing next to it.
All the same it did cause a fair bit of interest.
In truth I could not honestly answer the question as I have not yet used one, but I have seen some very impressive footage from it. Have a look at 'A night in Nine Elms' a piece commissioned by Black Magic.
Pay particular attention to its tonality, and how well it holds the highlights and shadows. No great surprise here as it shoots 12bit raw, giving 13 stops dynamic range.......
All this for a whisker under £2000.
Good value indeed.
Well, the futuristic form factor is provoking to say the least, but it did grow on me.
It is actually intended to be part of a 'bigger set up' with parts bolted onto it such as an external recorder, monitor.
This rig for the Black Magic from Zacuto particularly impressed me, suiting the camera well.
There has to be draw backs with something that cost's under £2k, right?
Well to reiterate, I have not used it, but a few things did stand out as possible issues for some users.
The built in battery means that you cannot carry a spare in your pocket, you need to keep an eye on your power options.
The form factor means some sort of support system is a necessity.