As many may know by now, HDSLR Shooter’s own Clint Milby is a regular contributor to HDVideoPro magazine. In his latest article, Clint describes the unique experience of attending the reveal of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera at NAB 2013.
He manages to capture the strange scenario, as CEO Grant Petty’s reveal of the PCC was a rather peculiar sight. As Clint puts it:
CEO Grant Petty took the platform and, after a short introduction, announced the release of two new cameras. Then he raised his hands over his head like a priest revealing a golden idol to the tribe. However, this wasn’t some relic of antiquity. It was a tiny camera, almost the size of an iPhone. First, there was a collective gasp from the audience, then oohs and ahhs, and finally rapturous applause.
Then, with all the fervor of a red carpet event, the other journalists rushed Petty, who struggled to hold the little camera amidst the sea of reporters, who were pushing and shoving for a glimpse of what would become known as the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. People struggled to get a glimpse of this camera, with some standing on chairs and others diving in the dog pile holding their cameras high over their heads to catch a shot of this small wonder.
Clint goes on to talk about the small powerhouse that’s on the forefront of everyone’s mind right now. He even gets quite a bit of Blackmagic’s perspective from Dan May, president of Blackmagic Design’s U.S. headquarters, as well as a few impressions from noted cinematographer John Brawley.
You can of course find the story in the latest issue of HDVideoPro anywhere magazines are sold, as well as on their website, at www.hdvideopro.com.