Blackmagic Camera Tutorial Series

Blackmagic Camera Tutorials:


About this Series

When the Blackmagic Camera stole the news at NAB in 2012, I knew right then and there that I had to get my hands on one. For the first time ever a camera was being offered with 12 bit RAW recording at a revolutionary price point of around $3,000 USD. And not only were you getting a 2.5K RAW recording camera but you were also getting the world class DaVinci Resolve color grading software with the purchase of the camera. High end production tools previously only available to the Hollywood elite, Blackmagic Design had bucked the industry and made these tools accessible to indie filmmakers like you and I.

So what was I to do? Well I immediately placed my pre-order, that’s for sure and waited for the shipment of my camera with agonizing anticipation. Yes there were some initial delays in fulfilling shipment, (I don’t know something to do with a sensor issue) but the Blackmagic company did it right and my hunger pains were finally over when my 2.5K Blackmagic Digital Cinema Camera arrived.

I of course didn’t know where to start when I first opened the packaging and examined this new pieces of hardware. How would it be powered? Where do I insert the SSD? What kind of support rig will I need? I know it records RAW in Adobe’s open file format CinemaDNG but how will I work with it, i.e. edit and grade natively in Resolve? I had all these questions and not one single answer to.

Excited with a challenge and loving to share my knowledge and insights with others I embarked on a journey to discover what this camera was all about, what it could do and all that it had to offer. I’m pleased to bring you my learning’s and discoveries of this camera in my brand NEW Blackmagic Camera Tutorials Series, a FREE learning experience for those just getting started with and wanting to take full advantage of the camera’s capabilities and RAW color grading workflow!