Category Archives: Cameras

V-Log L GH4 vs External Recorder

As soon as I got my hands on the V-Log L image profile, I put it through a lot of tests. It is a true flat image profile for the Panasonic GH4 camera, and the upcoming GH5, that allows for the capture of 12 stops of dynamic range, instead of the 10 stops you get with the built-in image profiles of these cameras. The idea of extra dynamic range is exciting, but there is a trick to taking advantage of this additional functionality. Continue reading V-Log L GH4 vs External Recorder

BlackMagic URSA Mini 4.6K Camera, Lenses, Rig and Accessories

As you might have heard me say, I am working on a comprehensive review of the Ursa Mini 4.6K. I used the camera on a challenging feature film shoot and so I will be able to share with you a lot of interesting stuff (in fact, I’ve shot with this camera for two months now, on two film productions). Continue reading BlackMagic URSA Mini 4.6K Camera, Lenses, Rig and Accessories

Building 4K RAW video editing machine for $2K

At the beginning of this year, I wrote about a laptop I purchased and then modified for editing 4K video. Since I am on the road a lot, having a portable machine is a must. However, the time had also come to get a new desktop editing machine. I recently purchased the BlackMagic Ursa Mini 4.6K EF camera and wanted an editing workstation that would allow me to work smoothly with the camera’s 4.6K CinemaDNG RAW files Continue reading Building 4K RAW video editing machine for $2K

Firmware Update for BlackMagic URSA Mini Cameras with new OS

Today, BlackMagic has finally released the long-awaited firmware update (4.0 Beta) for the URSA Mini cameras. Although this is a beta version of the firmware, the update takes the URSA cameras to a completely new level thanks to a brand new operating system. Continue reading Firmware Update for BlackMagic URSA Mini Cameras with new OS