I was under the impression that you could select between a mxf container and a folder of DNG files. Also the Digital Bolex uses their own software, presumably to process their CinemaDNG files. Not sure of the data rates or processing, which is kind of why I prefer the open format of CinemaDNG.
One thing I like about the DB, is 4:3 is perfect for old 2x anamorphic lenses (Lomos). Should prove to be a great way to maximize the sensor/resolution. I was hoping BMDCC would do the same (since their sensor is also 4:3 in shape and even larger than the DB's.)
Last edited by Mike P.; 05-16-2012 at 12:35 PM. Reason: to avoid confusion
The Digital Bolex uses cinema DNG, TIFF, JPEG frame sequences. There are provisions in the DNG standard for TIFF, MXF, and JPEG file wrappers as well as DNG, but the video is still raw CIE pixel data.
There is nothing proprietary about the DBolex. All of its hardware except the body and lens mounts are off the shelf components and it records open standard formats that can be processed with standard off the shelf photo, NLE, and FX software. Perfect fit for Adobe CS6.
They will be providing their own custom debayer software, but the footage can be debayered in Lightroom, Photoshop, Aperture
Adobe Cinema DNG (RAW), TIFF, JPEG image sequences, at all resolutions
16mm film cameras were a huge market not just for top end amateurs, low budget pictures and TV but documentary and wildlife single shooters as well for good reason.
This was not just because of price but also the format, where the increased depth of field was an advantage in having a greater amount of usable material without necessarily a top focus puller.
The larger sensor Indie world is riddled with soft shots where the assistant's ability to follow the subject has been sacrificed to the search for bokeh.
Cinema has not always gone for shallow depth of field , Citizen Kane still looks good!
Being someone who has always worked with different rental cameras most suited to each job I personally was looking forward to buying a 2/3 inch Scarlet fixed lens at a great price for my own projects where I could shoot alone or with perhaps less experienced assistants. This was not to be but it looks like the Blackmagic camera might now fit the bill.
I suspect I am not alone and Jim may well have missed a trick in this arena.
After all we are not always shooting with 3D Epic rigs
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