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Battle of the Camera Underdogs: Blackmagic Design vs. Apertus vs. Kinefinity – ON THE COUCH Ep. 27

December 29, 2015

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Here's something we have saved for the holidays - a 50 minute discussion between the three "underdogs" - and relative newcomers - of the camera industry: Blackmagic Design, Apertus Open Source Cinema and Kinefinity.

Those are three very different manufacturers who got into the business for very different reasons, but they have one thing in common: They haven't done this for a long time, are thinking outside the box and still make a lot of mistakes. And they all produce cameras that are capable of shooting really high-quality RAW or ProRes images that strive to challenge the "establishment": Sony, Arri, Canon. (I wouldn't add RED to that list because they were truly the first ones to bring prices of the competition down by introducing the RED ONE back in the day ...).


Enjoy this very engaging conversation with Tim Siddons from Blackmagic Design, Sebastian Pichelhofer from Apertus and Michel Juknat for Kinefinity. I particularly enjoyed Sebastian Pichelhofer challenging Tim Siddons for some of Blackmagic's choices when designing and developing cameras.

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