95 Page Book: Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

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95 Page Book: Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

PostMon Jan 28, 2013 8:57 pm

Hi Everyone

I'm pleased to announce that I have published a book all about the Blackmagic Cinema Camera.

http://www.moviemachine.tv/shooting-wit ... mera-book/

It details everything from setup and shooting to workflow with DaVinci Resolve, and is the culmination of having spent months working with and enjoying the camera. Press release below.

Hope you enjoy.

Cheers,

Rick

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Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera - camera tutorials and DaVinci Resolve Workflow

Rick Young publishes 'Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera', a 95 page book which covers shooting RAW or ProRes and post producing content using DaVinci Resolve. Featuring Cinema Workflow: how to bring the 2.5K Cinema DNG files into Resolve, grade them, and then output 2K Apple ProRes HQ files for editing in Final Cut Pro X.

Rick Young takes you on a journey, from the first time he touched the Blackmagic Cinema Camera to outputting cinema quality 2K files. This book gives you all the information you need to capture and post produce footage using Da Vinci Resolve at cinema quality.

'Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera' is now available as an electronic download.

Featuring:

* Cinema Workflow – the jewel in the crown! How to bring the 2.5k Cinema DNG files into Resolve, grade them, and then output as 2K ProRes HQ files for editing in Final Cut Pro X. You can then edit a 2K movie in FCPX and output a 2K master file!

* Technical run-through of the Blackmagic Camera. You‘ll be shooting with a good understanding of the camera in no time!

* Vital information about using Canon and Nikon lenses with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF

* Using clamps, attachments, external batteries, and rigging the Blackmagic Cinema camera for specific needs

* Working with audio

* Detailed description of using RAW vs ProRes and the distinct advantages which RAW brings

* Interviews with those involved with the development of the camera, including Grant Petty – CEO Blackmagic Design, Peter Barber – Co-founder Blackmagic Design and John Brawley – Cinematographer

* Links to movies showing the Blackmagic Camera in use, on location.

Now available as an immediate download for $9.95 from

http://www.moviemachine.tv/shooting-wit ... mera-book/
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Re: 95 Page Book: Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

PostMon Jan 28, 2013 9:03 pm

Just the sort of thing needed-excellent. Would it be possible to see a taster, like a one page sample?
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Re: 95 Page Book: Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

PostMon Jan 28, 2013 9:47 pm

Great. This is the only expense I'll make before my BMC arrives. :D
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Re: 95 Page Book: Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

PostMon Jan 28, 2013 11:48 pm

Can we expect an updated version once the new Firmware drops? Given how crappy manuals often are these days, it'd be great to have a solid reference on hand.
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Re: 95 Page Book: Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

PostTue Jan 29, 2013 12:35 am

Thanks Rick! I just ordered it. At least I know I will have SOMETHING BMCC related in the next week or so :D
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Re: 95 Page Book: Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

PostTue Jan 29, 2013 9:01 pm

Thanks for all the replies

(1) yes the book will be updated once new firmware is released (and if you purchased the book already you will get a free update)

(2) will try to get some PDF material up over the next few days

Any other questions let me know.

Cheers - catch you soon,

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Re: 95 Page Book: Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

PostWed Jan 30, 2013 5:18 am

Great job, Rick! Very slick.
Now I'll actually know what I'm doing when I get my BMCs.
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Re: 95 Page Book: Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

PostWed Jan 30, 2013 1:17 pm

Excellent - thanks. Great to have the feedback!

Catch you soon,

Rick
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Re: 95 Page Book: Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

PostThu Jan 31, 2013 2:26 am

Hi Rick, 1st I just wanted to thank you for writing this book, it will be very helpful. 2nd, I ordered the book and did not see any links to download the pdf version. Is this a hard copy you will be shipping by mail? Can you provide the link?

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Re: 95 Page Book: Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

PostThu Jan 31, 2013 8:37 am

Hi Cris

Once purchased a URL is then automatically sent to download the book. This takes place within 5 minutes of payment being received. Obviously in your case there has been an issue, and of I course I will send you the link straight away.

It could be that the link ended up in your spam/junk mail or was somehow rejected by your internet provider along the way.

So for anyone else purchasing - if you haven't received an email with download link within minutes of payment being made, then email me and I will send out the download link to you straight away! There has been many many sales over the last few days and only 3 issues with people not receiving links.

Cheers - catch you all soon,

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Re: 95 Page Book: Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

PostThu Jan 31, 2013 9:44 am

Bought! Let's read it this weekend...Thanks Rick
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Re: 95 Page Book: Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

PostThu Jan 31, 2013 11:02 am

Thanks Rick, just wondering how you can release a book about the camera, when everything there is to know is online? I love you Rick, been a fan for years and the price of the book is more than fair, I'm just one of those "Learn by doing" types and need that extra push to purchase any "User Guides" that claim a faster way to use a simple thing?
Besides are you not missing all the future firmware updates?
Will you release free guides for them as they are released?

Anyway I'm not here to preach the gospel, just sayin!

UPDATE: I wanted to add to my post since this book would be very useful for many... Just not me.

I think Rick has a winner here for many users who are unfamiliar
with using cameras other than DSLR's
He has had the camera longer than GOD,
and Has proven he knows how it works by posting amazing videos.

My love of cameras comes from usage,
I want and I need to work with it before I ask for help using it,
It's just how I am, For years I never read any Manuals, or blogs on how to get the look I wanted from any camera, Simply put, I think the fun and quality of my work comes from experimenting with a camera.

Cheers Rick I wish you all the best!
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Re: 95 Page Book: Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

PostThu Jan 31, 2013 4:12 pm

Hi Darryl

Thanks for all the comments, and understood where you are coming from.

Just a few points:

(i) yes - the book will be updated to include the latest firmware info. and whoever has purchased the book will receive the updated book for free

(ii) the BM Cinema Camera is an easy camera to use and many would not need a book for this, however, the book is more than an instruction manual; it features info. which is not easy to get elsewhere. I myself found getting to grips with DaVinci Resolve quite difficult - the Resolve workflow info. is something I could have used myself as working with RAW is new to many many people

(iii) I have sample pages to post which will be available in the next few days - so you can all check out the style and layout of the book without having to purchase. Standby - will advise once this is online and ready to download.

Cheers - thanks for your post which I found very much worth reading.

Catch you soon,

Rick

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Re: 95 Page Book: Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

PostFri Feb 01, 2013 12:15 am

Rick!

I've loved the video reviews you have done and the one for this camera helped a ton.

Curious about this book (which I'm probably buying tonight): does it cover Resolve from a newb's perspective. I completely understand grading and principles but have yet to open it. Saw that there were some server aspects to it and kind of scared me from opening it until I could devote some time to it. Is this part of the book? Do you do the user creation steps and such?

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Re: 95 Page Book: Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

PostFri Feb 01, 2013 12:05 pm

Hi David

The answer is YES - the book does cover DaVinci Resolve for a completely new user. This was part of my motivation to write the book!

Of all the things to do with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, working with Resolve was something I had a steep learning curve with - so to present an easy way to deal with Resolve is an important part of what this book is about.

You can download some sample pages of the book for free at:

http://www.moviemachine.tv/downloads/BM ... _pages.pdf

Purchase the book at:

http://www.moviemachine.tv/shooting-wit ... mera-book/

Cheers - catch you,

Rick

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Re: 95 Page Book: Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

PostThu Jun 06, 2013 2:05 pm

Just purchased your book Rick, looking forward to receiving my download link.

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Re: 95 Page Book: Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

PostFri Jun 07, 2013 5:32 am

updates???
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Re: 95 Page Book: Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

PostFri Jun 07, 2013 8:36 pm

Just paid for/downloaded my copy, raining here today & tomorrow . . . nice to have something to do.
Thanks Rick!
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Re: 95 Page Book: Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

PostSat Jun 08, 2013 5:11 am

Brilliant work, Rick.

Would this be beneficial for a pocket cinema cam user? If not, do you have any plans to make one after the release of the pocket?
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Re: 95 Page Book: Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

PostSat Jun 08, 2013 10:42 am

Didn't learn much from this manual, but the interviews was an interesting read. I like that you don't cut away sentences. It actually feels like you're a part of the interview, and makes it more human.
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Re: 95 Page Book: Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

PostWed Jun 12, 2013 7:52 pm

Does you book cover creating proxies/working with them, correct way to work with RAW footage and working with Premier + Resolve to bring timelines back and forth?

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