Yeah, we just got back from NAB and shot some coverage of tha Black Magic Cinema Camera. Good price point, and seems like it should be a pretty nice camera but everything being controlled on a low-end touch screen LCD seems unappealing to me. Check out the coverage we did of it: [link=http://www.tested.com/videos/videos/44053-hands_on-with-the-blackmagic-cinema-camera/]
Still waiting to hear what people say about it first.
The DLSRS are great, but yeah you really need to watch focus, and there tough cameras to just grab and gun with cause they get reallllly shaky when handheld. Plus, you have no audio inputs, so you would need to grab a field recorder and slate everything.
Yeah, the Black Magic camera might be on my wish list if i sell one of my camera's not too worried about the touch screen set up as i got used to it work with the Scarlet-X, but my big issue is the internal battery. it means also buying a V-mount plate, batteries and charger.
NO!!! RED makes some of the hardest cameras to work with. For the money of a scarlet, i'd rather have a Sony FS700. And the Epic is only used over the Arri Alexa cus it's cheaper. when you are spending that much on a camera, there's a lot more to look at than just resolution.
Well I know that they can save a lot of money already because the RED really needs no touch up, so once you've bought it (and really, what's 25K for a studio?) they save hundreds of thousands in retouch and quality control.
Plus the complication means options. So for a high paced production environment, they're heavily preferred. Our own web site hosts use that camera for their live action shorts, and just look how professional they are.
Interesting. I've never liked them for there 90sec boot up time, the proprietary connections,and the random crashes (of the RED ONE). compared to cameras released since the RED (c300, F3, etc.) the RED is harder to use in post.
out of curiosity, why to you need a 4K sensor for a webshow?
Well for one, 4K gives you options. There's never an issue of weather or not it will look good on a 4 inch sceen or on a 400 inch theater projector. Also, I would like to state for the record that I actually have no experience with the RED other than that I've seen the finished products and they are always sharper.
As for an easier solution, cameras are not always like modern tech in that one will be light years ahead of the other, so the one I have my eye set on is this little beauty, and it's a tenth of the price with a super easy 5 button control.