Update on the Digital Bolex camera.

As I wrote in a previous post, my friend Joe Rubinstein has been working on a digital cinema camera which would put the ability to capture and work with RAW footage in the hands of consumers and artists at a price point that would make the camera widely available. The group is getting down to the finalstages on the system, and a few weeks back I was brought on to photograph the  latest prototype model. Here are a few of the images of the Digital Bolex D16 Camera.

The company wanted to go with a simple and clean look to showcase the new model, with and without the lens. I’ll be photographing the camera again when they have a fully working model and I’m excited about some of the ideas we have thrown around with how and where we are going to shoot it. I can’t wait to get my hands on a working camera to shoot some footage as well! Below is a short video that Joe shot of me which is not seen very often, me, in a studio, shooting not a person, with hot lights. Enjoy.

Freedom from the “Dark Days” of compressed video. The New Digital Bolex D16 Digital Cinema Camera.

Ok, ok, ok, I’m really excited to be able to finally tell you guys about this exciting new camera. My good friend Joe Rubinstein has had this camera in the works for a while now and I’ve had to keep quiet about it until now! This post might get a bit nerdy techie, but bear with me, because this is awesome! The D16 Digital Bolex Camera is the first digital cinema camera to shoot RAW video in an affordable package. This is really exciting for people who want high quality video with the functionality and control of RAW, without the high cost usually associated with this technology. The D16 will feature a Kodak CCD sensor in a format similar to Super 16 film, capable of 2k capture in 12 bit, in frame rates of up to 32 fps at 2K, 60fps at 720p, 90 fps at 480p. You can check out the full specs over here: D16 Spec Sheet. Joe and the crew over at DigitalBolex.com have opened up a Kickstarter page to help get the project rolling, and to start production on the first run of cameras, please check it out and help out if you can! They have already reached their first goal, in about one day I might add, but they could use more! Again, I am super excited about this, and very proud to see an awesome friend have their dreams start to come to life. Please check out the site, camera, and the video below. And, congratulations to Joe and all the others involved, I wish you the best! PS, I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these and try it out!


Bolex Spot: Storybook from Digital Bolex on Vimeo.