How it works (2012 Contest is now CLOSED):
1. Visit the Contest tab on our facebook page facebook.com/Clipcanvas
2. Enter the required contact details in the entry form
3. Upload a photo YOU have shot with YOUR own camera
4. Add a title and description to your photo
5. Submit your entry (“Stage 2″):
- Stage 2 is now CLOSED and ended December 1st 2012 for the 2nd Prize which is ALSO a Blackmagic Cinema Camera body, and 3rd-12th Prize which is one of our 10 exclusive(!) hand-crafted mascots;
- All entries from Stage 1 are automatically included in Stage 2 – of course!
- The 50 Nominees for this 2nd Prize are shortlisted by Clipcanvas and the final winner is selected by a Jury of 5 people (to be announced right on her on our blog);
- The exclusive(!) 3rd-12th Prizes are awarded directly by Clipcanvas (Yep – That’s us!);
- Updates about this Contest are posted here, on our Contest page and facebook wall;
- If you have questions or want to engage with us – please leave a comment below, send us a message on facebook or reach out via any of our social media channels.
WIN a Blackmagic Cinema Camera
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera has created such a buzz in the past months that it is impossible to ignore. Who hasn’t been drooling over this wonderbox of potential at the decent price point. In our business, offering stock footage for download and use, image quality is key and we’ve seen plenty of awesome and not so awesome footage. Of course, the photographer is usually to blame in this respect, but the equipment is also pretty darn important and it is especially so when it comes to video.
So far, only a couple of people have had the opportunity to play around with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, or BMCC as it is sometimes referred to. One of them is John Brawley, the lucky fella! He has produced some magnificent footage with the camera, and it just stands to show what it is capable of. If you have not already seen his ungraded and graded shots, you can take a look here.
This year has really seen an interesting development on the side of image quality coming from pro-DSLRs. Both with the introduction of the Canon 5dmk3 and the Nikon d800, many a photographer and videographer got some serious thinking to do, as they are all gadget freaks and always chase the best possible image quality. While the mk3 would probably better the d800 on video overall it does not have any options to deliver uncompressed, but on the other side the Nikon has some moire issues etc etc..read it before? It is all over the place these days hehe. Did you know the d800 sensor got the highest score ever given by DxOMark? Yes, you did know that of course, but let’s not forget the d800e, how would that be for creating some sweet and super sharp time-lapse shots…heh? That’s a definite winner – for sure!
And along comes the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, at a lower price point, a 2.5k sensor, excellent color depth, delivering uncompressed codecs ready-to-go, compatible with most pro DSLR lenses these days (yes, we all want the zeiss compact primes..) and it looks – eh, quite good. Or, actually, the more we look at it the better we like it. In fact, it looks exactly like it should – it’s beautiful!
We have been around long enough to understand that this new camera from Blackmagic Design is going to create a stir in the market, and maybe mostly so for the 5dmk3 and the low-to-mid-range video cameras. It probably already has, and the funny thing is it’s not even available yet (at least not at the time of writing this post). So many have pre-ordered this camera, that it is going to be really interesting to see how long the wait will be until it is possible to walk into a store and buy one.
We are suckers of course, and have actually pre-ordered a few ourselves, so if you were planning to wait until they hit the stores this is you lucky day because we are going to give them away – to some of YOU! We like the BMCCs so much, and want to keep them for ourselves, but we’ll only be able to hold the boxed camera’s for a couple of minutes when they finally arrive, and then immediately hand them over to be shipped to whomever of you are lucky enough to win one from us. That’s a promise!
Without further ado – you are hereby invited to take part in our Clipcanvas Photo Contest where you can win one of our pre-ordered Blackmagic Cinema Cameras – Good luck!
The winners are contacted directly via email and also announced on our blog on December 13th for Stage 2. Deadline for submissions for Stage 2 was December 1st 2012 at 22:00 GMT+1.
Disclaimer, rules and regulations: STAGE 2: Entries for the 2nd-12th Prizes ended December 1, 2012 at 22:00 GMT+1, and winners are announced on December 13, 2012. No purchase is necessary and would not increase a contestant’s chance of winning anyway. Entries that are offensive, obscene, pornographic or otherwise violate common decency, facebook guidelines or the contest rules will not be eligible for winning the draw or simply deleted without further notice. Clipcanvas reserves the right to eliminate or discard entries if fraudulent activity is suspected. Contestants must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Clipcanvas.com is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, incomprehensible, illegible, damaged, undeliverable or delayed. You may only enter and submit photos you own the copyright to. STAGE 2: The 2nd Prize is ANOTHER Blackmagic Cinema Camera body which is valued at $2,995 (the “2nd Prize”). Lens is not included. The 2nd Prize is awarded by a jury of 5 people (still to be announced) from a selection of 50 photos shortlisted by Clipcanvas. The 3rd-12th Prizes is one of our exclusive(!) felt doll mascots and are awarded by Clipcanvas directly – for the top 10 images WE enjoyed the most. The winners automatically grants the use of their name and likeness in the promotion of this contest. Clipcanvas employees and families are not eligible to win. All residents outside of Norway are responsible for shipping fees and your country taxes (..but shipping costs for the 3rd-12th Prizes are covered by Clipcanvas). Winners have 14 days to accept and coordinate shipping and delivery. If a winner does not respond within 14 days, their Prize is forfeited and a replacement winner will be randomly selected from the qualified contestants. The 2nd Prize is currently on backorder from the manufacturer, and final delivery may not take place until this Prize has been physically delivered to us from our supplier. By submitting your entry to this contest you agree to indemnify and hold Facebook and Clipcanvas harmless from any such unlawful entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Blackmagic Design or Carl Zeiss. You are providing your information to Clipcanvas and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used in relation to this and future contests held by Clipcanvas and will never be shared with any third party.