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Video Camera Operator/DP for corporate, industrial and broadcast productions.
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July 21st 2002
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FYI: New firmware v2.1 for BMCC, BMPCC & URSA
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 2 months ago
https: www.blackmagicdesign.com support family professional-cameras https: www.blackmagicdesign.com support readme f90c13f25e834425b5e9fa72379ff539 What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 2.1: Blackmagi
RedShark News: Opinion: Which are the best NLEs right now?
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
RedShark News: Opinion: Which are the best NLEs right now http: www.redsharknews.com post item 2160-opinion-which-are-the-best-nles-right-now Can an article be both fluffy and provocative He clearly l
Re: RedShark News: Opinion: Which are the best NLEs right now?
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 4 months ago
John Rofrano "An alternate solution may be buying a used Mac Pro. I just purchased a 2010 Mac Pro 2.93 Ghz 12-Core, 24 GB memory, 1TB Boot + 6TB RAID 5 w Apple RAID Card, ATI Radeon HD 5870 GPU, for
Update 1.9.3 - ProRes drop outs
by Jim Cunningham 9 months ago
There were a number of folks who commented on drop outs using the new ProRes & ProRes LT codecs (including some BM reps). Any information testing on that issue being addressed w 1.9.3 Thanks, Jim
Re: Update 1.9.3 - ProRes drop outs
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 9 months ago
BMD is aware of a dropped frame issue when recording ProRes LT on the BMPCC pocket camera, and they are looking into it. See: http: forum.blackmagicdesign.com viewtopic.php p=163550#p163550 - --- http
BMCC latest Firmware Update doesnt work!!!
by Ali Quintana 9 months ago
Was very excited to hear about the new firware update and that it supports auto focus etc etc. Just hooked up my BMCC to the net (using the usb) I hit utility, it says checking updates, and then,... C
Re: BMCC latest Firmware Update doesnt work!!!
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 9 months ago
Blackmagic Design camera firmware 1.8.2 is the most recent version for the BMCC cinema and BMPCC pocket cameras. Firmware 1.9 is only for the BMPC-4K production camera. Firmware 1.9.1 is only for the
Accessories for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
by prathvish hegde 1 year ago
hi, i have purchased 4k camera and want some insight into what are best(average price) and most needed set of accessories i should purchase inorder to shoot a film with the camera. sorry if this is a
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Re: Accessories for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 1 year ago
prathvish hegde "... please let me know the best set of IR and ND for the BMPC 4k ..." Already answered in item #11 in the link I provided in my previous post: http: herefortheweather.wordpress.com 2
BMPC And Timecode
by David Jones 1 year ago
Greetings, We just took delivery of a new BMPC 4K (after using the BMCC) and love it! However, it's a bit frustrating not being able to jam timecode with it. We're shooting a doc and recording sound t
Re: BMPC And Timecode
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 1 year ago
I doubt BMD will add TC input as a feature for the BMPC-4K. (Their new URSA cam will have a separate TC input connector.) I've seen mentioned online that you can record TC on one of the BMPC-4K's audi
Lens for Black Magic Cinema Camera
by David Mathis 1 year ago
This question has probably been asked before so apologies in advance. I am getting very close to making a purchase with the EF lens mount option. Needing to know what lens, on a smaller budget would b
Re: Lens for Black Magic Cinema Camera
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 1 year ago
No auto focus yet, but it's supposedly coming soon. Note however, that the AF feature in the forthcoming firmware update will likely operate s-l-o-w-l-y, not fast like in a modern DSLR, and be "moment
Metadata files? Or copied files after dumping footage.
by Elizabeth Perlman 1 year ago
One of the cameras duplicated the video files after I exported onto the drives. Any idea what this is the files above are unplayable while the rest are fine. http: images.creativecow.net 204347 screen
Re: Metadata files? Or copied files after dumping footage.
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 1 year ago
As recommended, did you use a computer to format the SSD or SD media before the camera recorded on it (Simply deleting files instead of formatting can result in unexpected results.) Is the SSD or SD m
BMPC-4K & BMCC: Mount a Hoodman HRT5 LCD sunshade
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 1 year ago
FYI: I updated my blog post describing an inexpensive and effective way to mount a Hoodman HRT5 sunshade on the BMPC-4K or BMCC built-in 5" LCD; see: http: herefortheweather.wordpress.com 2012 10 07 b
I bought Black Magic cinema camera at Singapore, Im confused if it is PAL or NTSC..?
by Tony Helsloot 1 year ago
I bought Black Magic cinema camera at Singapore yesterday, Im confused if it is PAL or NTSC.. And i find out that the battery is easily drained out, I turned it on to check the setting and it goes dow
Re: I bought Black Magic cinema camera at Singapore, Im confused if it is PAL or NTSC..?
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 1 year ago
Tony Helsloot "... And i find out that the battery is easily drained out, I turned it on to check the setting and it goes down easily to 100% down to 75% and I havent started recording yet. And when
Blog: NAB 2013 Wrap-Up - Stay Tuned!!
by Debra Kaufman 2 years ago
Usually one of the happiest days of the year for me is the day I'm driving back from NAB. All the stress leading up to the show: Handling the hundreds of requests for a booth meeting (some of them act
Re: NAB 2013 Wrap-Up - Stay Tuned!!
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 2 years ago
Thomas Wall wrote: "Don't want to get into an off-topic argument about ProRes here ..." Argument ProRes is 10-bit & 12-bit, not 8-bit. That's a statement, not an argument. And, I agree: 12-bit RAW (on
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
by Cow News Droid 2 years ago
New compact Super 16 digital cinema camera with 13 stops of dynamic range, allows shooting with a professional film look in a beautiful design that fits in your pocket! (Las Vegas NAB Show, Nevada--Ap
Re: News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 2 years ago
pekin azer "50 fps is a must." There are cameras available that include 50 & 60 fps, but not from BMD. 50 60 fps doesn't happen by magic, it requires hardware. BMD has decided to instead offer high D
Blog: Deep Thoughts from Vegas: Day Negative One
by Kylee Wall 2 years ago
Yeah, so, NAB, am I right Alright, look. This is my first year seeing NAB from the other side in many ways. I'm very much an observer. I will tweet a lot of strange pictures and probably a lot of nons
Re: Deep Thoughts from Vegas: Day Negative One
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 2 years ago
Thanks for this. Enjoy NAB for me. It's been a while. Yes: It is at least a bit absurd. An expo of solutions to mostly 1st-world problems Maybe. But fun. Given current trends, I think next year (NAB 2
BMCC for wildlife or other camera???
by Humberto Ramos 3 years ago
I dont know if this is the right forum, if not please tell me in what forum should I post this post... Hi, I'm a wildlife photographer for about 3 years, I when to wildlife photography because I love
Re: BMCC for wildlife or other camera???
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 3 years ago
Humberto Ramos "... So don t mind to receave it only in February if the camera meets my needs. ..." If you haven't already pre-ordered a BMCC, some reasonable estimates are that there's less than a 5
A big thank-you to Dwaine in BMD tech support!
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 3 years ago
My tech support story from hell finally has a happy ending. As many of you know, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera will ship with the full version of Davinci Resolve 9 included. In the meantime, a free ver
A big thank-you to Dwaine of BMD tech support!
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 3 years ago
My tech support story from hell finally has a happy ending. As many of you know, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera will ship with the full version of Davinci Resolve 9 included. In the meantime, a free ver
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Re: A big thank-you to Dwaine of BMD tech support!
by jake blackstone 3 years ago
in the last 20 years or so I couldn't possibly count number of times Dwaine had saved my behind, when I had worked as a telecine engineer. Dwaine continues to provide an invaluable help with anything
test
by Scott Sheriff 3 years ago
test Scott Sheriff Director http: www.sstdigitalmedia.com http: www.affordabledolly.com "If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." ---Red Adair
Re: test
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 3 years ago
test --- http: www.peterdv.com
FYI: Blackmagic Design's new website URL
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 3 years ago
Over the weekend, BMD changed their website URL to: http: www.blackmagicdesign.com (They dropped the hyphen between "blackmagic" and "design"). Update your bookmarks ... --- http: www.peterdv.com
Re: FYI: Blackmagic Design's new website URL
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 3 years ago
BMD tweeted this: https: twitter.com Blackmagic_News status 224511597354291202 --- http: www.peterdv.com
Blackmagic Cinema Raw Clips for download!!!
by Adi Oberoi 3 years ago
I was wondering, are there any Blackmagic cinema raw clips available for download. I really would like to experiment with color correction before I decide to buy this camera. It looks like a fantastic
Re: Blackmagic Cinema Raw Clips for download!!!
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 3 years ago
There aren't any BMCC RAW clips available -- yet. John Brawley posted information about this today: http: www.bmcuser.com showthread.php 249-How-much-longer-until-we-get-to-see-more-footage&p=4139&vie
Pick My Camera For Me
by christopher pupillo 3 years ago
Here's my situation. I'm a 48-year old jack of all trades - graphic designer, producer, director, editor and occasional cameraman - who has worked largely outside the video biz as a corporate communic
Re: Pick My Camera For Me
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 3 years ago
christopher pupillo "... there is no magic combination of lens adapter DOF attachment that could bring both a servo zoom and prime lens to a lower cost camera like the AF100 " They're not magic, and
How can you minimize exposure "pumping" when going between indoors and outdoors?
by Sean Kendall 3 years ago
We've got a shoot coming up that will have a Panasonic Lumix GH2 DSLR camera shooting one continuous video shot using a stedicam and we'll be going from outside to inside, back outside and then inside
Re: How can you minimize exposure "pumping" when going between indoors and outdoors?
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 3 years ago
ISO setting changes typically result in relatively large exposure jumps compared to lens aperture setting changes. A lens iris can adjust in fractional steps (e.g.: f4.0 to f4.1 to f4.2, etc.) dependi
Thunderbolt port on BMD Cinema Camera
by Nigel Thompson 3 years ago
Does the thunderbolt port on the camera support video output or is the port just for data transfer ie. files from SSD to Raid storage for editing or whatever Nigel High End, Production & Post Producti
Re: Thunderbolt port on BMD Cinema Camera
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 3 years ago
It appears that at least initially the TB port on the BmCC is intended for use with a TB-equipped computer running the included UltraScope software. If BmD implements them the BmCC's TB port may have
AbelCine FOV Comparator updated w. BmD Cinema Camera
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 3 years ago
FYI: http: www.abelcine.com fov --- http: www.peterdv.com
Re: AbelCine FOV Comparator updated w. BmD Cinema Camera
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 3 years ago
Excellent find! As someone who was looking into an AF100 and even a hacked GH2, this makes me feel great about the BMCC! At least compared to the m43 offerings, the sensor difference really is negligi
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Cinema Camera
by Cow News Droid 3 years ago
(Las Vegas NAB Show 2012, NV--April 16, 2012) Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Cinema Camera, a revolutionary digital cinema camera design that includes powerful features such as super wid
Re: News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Cinema Camera
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 3 years ago
Hi Palmer: The image area of the sensor in the Blackmagic Cinema Camera is slightly larger than S16 film, and slightly smaller than the GH2's 16:9 HD mode. The BmCC sensor has a 2.3 crop relative to a
BMD Cinema Camera!
by Paolo Castellano 3 years ago
Elegant, sophisticated and jam packed with the latest digital cinema technology, Blackmagic Cinema Camera gives your work that timeless feature film look! Blackmagic Cinema Camera features an amazing
Re: BMD Cinema Camera!
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 3 years ago
Mike Squires "We're looking at upgrading our ENG SD cameras (and field camera), and this is what we primarily shoot: 2-man @ desk in front of green screen for sports show Some local commercial produc
Is BlackMagic Going To Forever Change the HD DSLR video World?
by Steve Crow 3 years ago
Today's announcement by BlackMagic on their new cinema cam shows the way forward...here are a few details of this $2,995 camera shipping in July Not such a pretty looking camera but the specs, oh my!!
Re: Is BlackMagic Going To Forever Change the HD DSLR video World?
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 3 years ago
Phil Balsdon "... The LCD on the Blackmagic camera is much too large for a loupe ..." Since you seem like an intelligent fellow, I suspect you wouldn't want to bet a favorite beverage that Zacuto & o
Daylight-balanced bulbs for mixed lighting conditions?
by Jake Huddleston 3 years ago
I have a shoot coming up that may be shot in a camper or RV. I don't have much of a lighting kit together yet, so I'm hoping to use some available daylight (overcast light) coming in through the windo
Re: Daylight-balanced bulbs for mixed lighting conditions?
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 3 years ago
I recently bought a couple of these daylight CFLs from Cowboy Studios and they seem OK. I haven't compared them to the somewhat more expensive units from Alzo though: http: www.amazon.com CowboyStudio
Vitaliy Kiselev's new firmware hack for GH2
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 3 years ago
FYI: Vitaliy Kiselev has released a new version of his firmware modification utility software, PTool v3.64d, compatible with Panasonic's current firmwares for the GH2 & GF2: http: www.personal-view.co
Suggestion for a complete DSLR camera package?
by daniel skaf 3 years ago
Hi, I have been using the Sony Z-1 for a long time. Although I love how easy it is to use film with it, I need to update. Any video camera that has the closest look as DSLR Camera on the range of $300
Re: Suggestion for a complete DSLR camera package?
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 3 years ago
The audio recording capability of most DSLRs, including the GH2, is at best only OK. Technically it's not even as good as most older prosumer HDV or DV camcorders. And nowhere near as good as modern p
DSLR Video: What to Buy
by Kevin Allmond 3 years ago
Ok, I need help. I've been going nuts with this issue, and finally decided to take it to a forum. I am currently looking to buy a DSLR, specifically for video, and I cannot nail down which is the way
Re: DSLR Video: What to Buy
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 3 years ago
You're basically describing a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 body with a fast Lumix or 3rd party Micro Four Thirds or adapted lens: http: panasonic.net avc lumix systemcamera gms gh2 index.html http: panason
News: Nikon releases new DSLR camera, the Nikon D4
by Cow News Droid 3 years ago
The next-generation flagship Nikon digital-SLR camera with the ultimate in versatility and functionality (TOKYO, JAPAN--January 7, 2012) Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Nik
Re: News: Nikon releases new DSLR camera, the Nikon D4
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 3 years ago
Now that I've done some further reading ... http: imaging.nikon.com lineup dslr d4 http: prophotocoalition.com index.php dcarr story video_feature_improvements_in_the_nikon_d4 ... I see the D4 apparen
EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera
by Paolo Castellano 4 years ago
The wait ends, but the official link doesn't work http: www.dpreview.com news 1111 11110310canoneoscinema.asp Paolo.Castellano@ivs.it www.ivsEdits.com ----------------------- "Post Fata Resurgo"
Re: EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 4 years ago
You can go directly to the source: http: www.usa.canon.com cusa professional products professional_cameras cinema_eos_cameras --- http: www.peterdv.com
Service: Peter J. DeCrescenzo Videography
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 4 years ago
Portland Oregon, United States Cinematography Peter J. DeCrescenzo Videography Lighting Cameraman DP - Freelance Videographer & Director of Photography based in Portland, Oregon, and serving the Pacif
Thunderbolt is here
by Steve Eisen 4 years ago
USB, FW 400, FW 800, eSata, now Thunderbolt. Sounds promising but we have to wait for hardware to connect to. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group
Re: Thunderbolt is here
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 4 years ago
Rafael Amador "... I hope the black thin line on the picture still being the Express slot. ..." Yes, as noted in the new MacBook Pro 17" tech specs on Apple's website: "ExpressCard 34 slot": http: ww
Video: Bruce Branit's World Builder short film in 720p
by Creative COW 4 years ago
Bruce Branit's World Builder short film in 720p Bruce Branit's World Builder short film in 720p. watch short film
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Re: Bruce Branit's World Builder short film in 720p
by Daniel Bartz 6 months ago
Fantastic!! the way the actors portrayed their emotions was a huge part of what made me love this video. Their reactions helped tell the story in a big way!
GH2 card file structure for FCP L&T
by Chad Smith 4 years ago
So like many of us I am thinking of getting a GH2. Looking around on the web and getting some native mts files downloaded. I would like to bring these native files into FCP 7 and see how they look. Ho
Re: GH2 card file structure for FCP L&T
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 4 years ago
Although I don't recommend it as a project workflow, just as an FYI: A GH2 camera-original AVCHD ".MTS" file can be "re-wrapped" to a QuickTime-playable ".M4V" file (without re-compression) using the
New Ninja recorder for ProRes
by Michael Gissing 4 years ago
http: www.atomos.com New product and it looks very interesting. This box looks like a very nice way to bypass the whole DSLR Log & Transfer route. I know AJA have their KiPro & mini so this isn't a ne
Re: New Ninja recorder for ProRes
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 4 years ago
Phil Balsdon "... I've heard the Panasonic GH2 can output a clean HD via the HDMI, but don't have first hand experience. ..." I can confirm that the GH2's live HDMI video output can be set-up to be c
Sony PMW-F3K & PMW-F3L
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 5 years ago
FYI: http: www.sony.co.uk biz product xdcamcamcorders pmw-f3k overview http: www.sony.co.uk biz product xdcamcamcorders pmw-f3l overview
Re: Sony PMW-F3K & PMW-F3L
by Don Greening 5 years ago
It comes with 3 PL mount lenses: 35. 50 and 85mm. Price is 16K without lenses (according to Gary Adcock). It has a specialized front hot shoe for electric interfacing with the Cooke i and Arri LDS so
Barry Green's first hand experience with the AF100
by Steve Eisen 5 years ago
http: www.dvxuser.com V6 showthread.php t=222673 Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group
Re: Barry Green's first hand experience with the AF100
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 5 years ago
See also: http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 280 2893
New Camera advice
by chris ferguson 5 years ago
Just moved this post form sony dv thread as it relates to all camera's not just sony . Hey guys I work for a small production company in the UK, we produce information DVD's that we sell nationally. H
Re: New Camera advice
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 5 years ago
Concerning the HPX300, you may find Dan Brockett's detailed "production diary" article helpful: http: www.kenstone.net fcp_homepage production_diary_hpx300_brockett.html As noted in Dan's article, Pan
Old broadcast camera rental
by Sherwin Shilati 5 years ago
looking to rent a broadcast camera from the 60's, 70's, or 80's. something they would have used to shoot the ed sullivan show or laugh-in, that type of classic studio camera. does anyone know where i
Re: Old broadcast camera rental
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 5 years ago
Chuck Pharis's website: http: www.pharis-video.com You might also try: http: www.labguysworld.com http: www.ev1.pair.com colorTV myTK41_2.html http: www.videointerchange.com http: www.smecc.org ... an
Panasonic GH1 vs Nikon d90
by Austin Steele 6 years ago
**I know this is the Canon camera section but I couldn't find a better place for this post. I am looking at these two cameras, Panasonic GH1 and Nikon d90. I'm a bit of a noob with these SLR video cam
Correction ...
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 6 years ago
Correction: Unfortunately, the B&H link in my previous post no longer points to an extremely detailed review written by DP Glenn Przyborski. I don't know if Glenn deleted it or if B&H took it down, bu
??? DSLR for Video??? Canon EOS d7 Nikon D90 Panasonic GH1
by Jay Kuntz 6 years ago
As an Independent owner operator of top level video cameras since 1985 I am intrigued and thrilled about the quality larger sensor and quality lens associated with the latest advances in HD Video onto
Re: ??? DSLR for Video??? Canon EOS d7 Nikon D90 Panasonic GH1
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 6 years ago
http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 59 858434
Q: What's up with all the 4:3 pillar-box clips on network TV news?
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 6 years ago
Apologies if this has already been discussed to death, but I just have a question out of curiosity as a viewer of network TV news programs: I watch network TV news programs via over-the-air HDTV broad
Re: Q: What's up with all the 4:3 pillar-box clips on network TV news?
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 6 years ago
Great info ... keep it coming. I only watch TV via OTA HD broadcasts on my 42" 1080p HDTV. The broadcast towers for all the major affiliates are only a few miles from my house so I get great reception


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