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Recently I worked on videos for Time-Life about Wolfgang Puck’s new Pressure Oven. It was a great experience working with Mr. Puck, shooting the videos at his world-famous restaurant, Spago, in Beverly Hills.

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Wolfgang Puck and Raff

He is a real pro at doing demos and was very fun to work with. Along with editing 12 videos, I was B Cameraman using my Blackmagic Cinema Camera.

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Shooting Wolfgang Puck with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

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BMCC with HPX-3700

The primary footage which was shot on a Panasonic HPX-3700. I am very pleased with how the BMCC footage came out and integrated with the 3700 footage.

Click below to view one of the videos:

Wolfgang Puck’s Rotisserie Chicken Video

I shot RAW Cinema DNG and used DaVinci running on my Dell Precision T5500 to create footage and cut the segments using Final Cut Pro 7 on a MacPro. This will probably be the last job I cut with FCP7, as I am making the transition full time to cutting in Premiere Pro CC or Avid Symphony. I have been using Premiere and Avid on both PC and Mac platforms and I am not missing FCP7 at all… The Tesla card in the Dell really makes DaVinci work great and is so much faster than using a MacPro for creating dailies and finished footage. I am currently using Premiere Pro CC to edit a national spot for Euro-Pro and will have a report on that experience soon!

Here are additional videos that I edited:

How The Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven Works!

Wolfgang Puck’s Pressure Oven Cooks Food Faster!

Wolfgang Puck’s Pressure Oven Makes Entertaining Easier!

Wolfgang Puck’s Pressure Oven Can Roast, Bake, and Rotisserie!

Wolfgang Puck’s Pressure Oven Bakes The Perfect Cinnamon Rolls!

A second Blackmagic Camera has been announced:

IBC 2012, Amsterdam, Netherlands – September 7, 2012 – Blackmagic Design today announced a second model of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera that features passive Micro Four Thirds lens (MFT) mount, so customers now have an even greater choice of lens options when shooting. The new Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT model supports any Micro Four Thirds with manual iris and focus, and is also easily adapted to other lens mounts such as PL via third party adapters. The ability to use third party adapters to allow other types of lens mount is due to the Micro Four Thirds lens mount being much closer to the image sensor and allowing space for adapters to other lens mounts.

See the whole press release here:
Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Cinema Camera with Passive Micro Four Thirds

I’m going to stick with the Canon EF mount version which I ordered and should be here soon. I’m happy that they seem to be continuing to develop the camera and are thinking about other options.

The website Broadcast out of the UK reports that the Blackmagic Cinema Camera that I pre-ordered in April and am eagerly awaiting, will not be shipping til the end of August.

Blackmagic EMEA senior PR manager Patrick Hussey said the camera would not be delivered to customers until the end August.

“We are making a few tweaks because we want to make sure we release a quality product, not substandard kit,” he said.

“The reality of the situation is that a four-week delay is not an awful lot, particularly when you consider that delays to products from other manufacturers can be much more substantial.”

It is a new camera with new technology so I am not really surprised but I am really excited about trying it out to shoot some stock footage thru my new venture, Alpha Shots. I did some filming in June with my Canon T2i in New York City and posted some shots on Pond5, a great source for stock footage. http://www.pond5.com

Here is a link to the BMCC on Broadcast:
http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/techfacils/blackmagic-reassures-customers-over-camera-delay/5045378.article