Ryan E. Walters, Cinematographer

Cinematic Excellence at 24 Frames a Second

Does The Blackmagic Camera Still Have a Future?


As NAB 2013 is only weeks away, you may be wondering what camera companies have up their sleeves. Will someone else come from out of nowhere and release an amazing camera at an affordable price, stealing Blackmagic's thunder? If you are like me, these are real questions that I continue to ask myself as I wait for my pre-ordered camera. If I already had my camera, it wouldn't be an issue as I would be out shooting with it. But as NAB 2013 gets closer I wonder about the camera's future... Should I keep my preorder for the MFT version of the camera?...
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The Digital Dilemma. (Or How To Make A Camera Purchase In Todays Market)

At NAB 2012 Blackmagic surprised everyone with the release of their "3k" camera for $3k. And Canon showed off their Canon's 4k DSLR. In less than a year, the market has completely changed yet again with several big announcements from RedSony, and GoPro. It seems like every other week a new camera is coming out which leaves many people wondering what they should buy and what they should be shooting their projects on. Moore's Law is not making this an easy time for equipment purchases. And I want to share some principles with you will help you navigate this minefield ...
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Asking The Right Questions


Over the last month or so I have been asked at least once a week the following question: "If money wasn't an issue, what camera would you shoot with?". While I get that the people asking this question are trying to determine what I think the best camera is on the market currently, I think that this question is fundamentally the wrong question to be asking. What is the "right" question after the jump ...
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