HD For Indies: A Critical Look at BlackMagic Design’s Cinema Camera

ProVideo Coalition.com: HD For Indies by Mike Curtis | Founder

ProVideo Coalition.com: HD For Indies by Mike Curtis | Founder.

I love that Mike Curtis is writing again.  His style is sometimes stream-of-consciousness, and he can go on a bit 🙂 , but as they say in the computer business: those are features, not bugs.

This article was coming eventually, and I think he’s qualified to write it.  The camera is great, and that’s getting lots of “OMG!! What a surprise!” coverage, but it’s also lacking a lot.  It seems like more money was spent on making it look sleek, than making it an imaging tool that’s practical to use.  The argument that “well DSLR’s have the same problems” doesn’t hold water.  This was a clean slate, from-the-ground-up design, unlimited by, for instance, optical reflex viewfinders.  I realize compromises have to be made to hit a price point, but seriously: who in their right mind makes a fully electronic field camera with a non-replaceable battery?

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