How to use a Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Posted On July 19, 2021
An older gentleman who did not wish to be named was interviewed by a journalist in the early 1990s about his time working in the Blackmagic cinema system.
The gentleman told the journalist that he had been a “cinematographer” for over 30 years and was well aware of the high standards of quality.
He said that in the 1980s, Blackmagic was the only company that was able to supply cinema cameras in the UK.
He recalled how the quality of the film was superior to the competition.
“I remember the Black Magic Cinema Camera was really good and I used it.
It’s my favourite camera.”
The gentleman’s memory is confirmed by the BlackMagic Cinema Camera itself.
The camera is a small, cheap and lightweight camera with a black body.
There is no LCD screen or flash, and the camera has no digital output.
It was produced by Blackmagic in 1977.
At the time, BlackMagic was the second largest film manufacturer in the world.
In 1989, the company was acquired by Fujifilm.
When Fujiflm bought Blackmagic, they changed the name to Fujifilia, but it was not until 1996 that the name Blackmagic Cinematographers was changed to Blackmagic.
This change was made because it was believed that Blackmagic’s Cinematography was superior in terms of film quality and price, and that the company had more in common with Kodak than it did with Fujifila.
Blackmagic Cinema Cameras are still made in a similar style to the ones that they used before Fujifill, and this is reflected in the black colour.
While the camera body is black, the back of the camera is also black, and there is a single black dot in the middle of the lens.
These are the only two ways that you can distinguish a Black Magic Cinematographer from a regular Blackmagic camera.
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