Marco Solorio from One River Media shot some fantastic test footage of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and compared it to 5DmkIII footage. Marco does a really good job of showing exactly whats great and not great about both cameras.
Blackmagic Design recently uploaded five DNG sequence shots from their new Blackmagic Cinema Camera. The clips were shot by John Brawley and are full rez (2432×1366) RAW 12bit. I’ve only played with them a bit in Da Vinci Resolve and After Effects but I’m pretty impressed by the image quality and the latitude is very impressive. I recommend at least opening them in photoshop to see the full range of exposure the RAW files supply.
Here’s the finished product of Brawley’s test footage:
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera has its limitations (tiny sensor size and internal battery) but for a $3,000 price tag it’s a pretty impressive camera.