Firmware 1.3.1 Patch Released + Shipping updates!

It’s been a busy summer at Digital Bolex, as we’re hard at work on our biggest firmware update yet, in addition to delivering our lenses and a ton of new accessories.

MFT Mounts are in!

Our new batch of MFT mounts arrived at the end of June, and have shipped out to most users. We’re pleased to say that they’re fully in stock for new orders, and our reselling partners like B&H and Le Cirque are already carrying a D16MFT bundle in addition to C-mount models.

Kish Lenses

Lenses arrived in our LA office a few weeks ago, and have been going through one final round of testing before being sent to customers. We are shipping lenses as the tests are completed, and have a high volume of orders to fulfill, so if you have not yet received your lenses, fear not: they are on their way soon.

Hood & Skin status

Our first batch of monitor hoods has arrived in the Toronto office. They are being prepped to ship this week. Rubber skins are arriving next week to ship.

Firmware 1.3 Patch

We’ve patched firmware 1.3 with a few small updates. These include:

  • removing the blip before a clip opens for playback
  • fixing a bug with timecode recording in 1.3.0
  • fixing a bug with an incorrectly displayed menu icon in 1.3.0
  • smoothing the motion of the HDMI out signal

The new patch is available on our Downloads page.

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Videos of the week: voices, nature, and ghosts

This week we have videos from the Pacific Northwest, the Netherlands, Bermuda, and a Tennessee backyard!

La Veu del Barça by Johan Kramer

Synopsis: For 59 years, Manel Vich has been the voice of FC Barcelona as the speaker at the Camp Nou stadium. The voice of this 77-year old announcer is well- known, but 99% of the fans have no idea who he is.

Director: Johan Kramer

Latourell Falls – Andrew Molle

Synopsis: A hike into the dense woods of the Pacific Northwest.

Director/DP/Sound/Editor/Colorist – Andrew Molle

Tripping on Mt. Olympus – Alyson Thompson

Synopsis: Poetry goes down on a Bermuda afternoon.

Shot, edited, directed by Alyson Thompson

The Girl with a Fear of Ghosts – Holomax

Maria has an intense fear of ghosts. This is her story.

Written, Directed & Edited by Joe and Lloyd Stas

Have you shot a film on D16? Let our community know by adding it to the Digital Bolex User group on Vimeo, or by emailing us and using #shotonbolex in the subject header!


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Low light? No problem: Marc Wilkins talks Amare

Marc Wilkins is Swiss a commercial director working in New York and Europe. He previously directed a suite of 10 commercials for Coca Cola’s Copa Coca Cola with the D16 as A-cam and Alexa as B-cam, and recently directed the music video for Adele Jacques’ AMARE using the D16M in extreme low-light conditions.

Marc directs Adele Jacques music video AMARE in downtown Los Angeles.

In November 2014, cinematographer Burak Turan, who I’ve had a long creative relationship with, introduced me to the D16. After we shot the Copa Coca Cola 2015 campaign with the camera, very successfully, the D16 had my attention.

I became curious about the monochrome cameras since I am developing a feature, a French-German-Polish-Co-Production, ROSTOCK PARIS, which will be black and white. Continue reading “Low light? No problem: Marc Wilkins talks Amare” »

Back & Forth – Lidwine

Videos of the week: Dania Ramirez, Lidwine, Frequency + more!

This week we have a documentary celebrating Immigrant Heritage month, an earth-shaking entry for My Rode Reel, A music video shot in Paris, a collab between Grizzly Griptape & Nixon, and a moody vignette.

An American Alien – Dania Ramirez

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Cinegear 2015: Digital Bolex to provide path to distribution for projects shot on D16

We’ve always said that selling a camera is only the beginning of our relationships with our Digital Bolex customers—we are committed to providing screening, learning, and shooting opportunities for those choosing to use our tools, and leveraging the power of our huge and overwhelmingly positive community to give independent filmmakers a voice and an audience for their work. Our partnership with Slamdance for the 2015 festival represented the first step in this process; partnering with an Academy-qualifying festival that champions true independent filmmakers and gave our filmmakers the chance to show their work on the big screen. Many of our Slamdance premiering films have gone on to play film festivals internationally. Our women cinematographers grant presented by Hive Lighting, with support from Zacuto, Hot Rod Cameras, and Switronix, has already resulted in more than five projects being completed since its debut in March, and gives access to equipment to those with few resources to tell their stories. Continue reading “Cinegear 2015: Digital Bolex to provide path to distribution for projects shot on D16” »


Cinegear 2015: Firmware 1.3 Released

Leading into a busy Cinegear week for Digital Bolex, our new firmware version 1.3 has just been released.

Please see here for a list of new features! The new update can be downloaded directly on our Downloads page. If you don’t yet have your Digital Bolex Utility software, you can find the installation files on the same page.


Videos of the Week: Spike Lee + Andra Day, Cahoots, and more!

In our second edition of Videos of the week, we look at four great new projects shot on Digital Bolex, CAHOOTS, by Jordan Chesney, a micro short narrative with fiery complications, the wedding of Tiffany and Catherine, beautifully documented by KS backer Kenny Frerich, a Pepsi ad shot in Mauritius, and Spike Lee’s brand new video for YouTube sensation Andra Day’s new single Forever Mine!

Forever Mine – Andra Day

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Cinegear 2015: Digital Bolex Showcase projected in 2K!

cinegear-announcement-graphicDigital Bolex is teaming up with Slamdance to present an exciting showcase of films shot on Digital Bolex’s D16 cinema camera. The D16, a digital Super16mm camera designed for filmmakers by filmmakers, is renowned among indie and pro filmmakers for its film-like images that hold up on the big screen, and Cinegear 2015 will mark the first time Digital Bolex footage has been screened in native 2K resolution in Los Angeles, on the Lansing Theater’s world-class Christie projector.

The program runs approximately 70 minutes followed by a Q&A with attending filmmakers and a reception in the theater lobby. Doors open at 8:15 PM, and the show starts at 8:30PM. Guests already registered for a Cinegear badge may RSVP for the screening in advance via or on Facebook to ensure a seat. Additional seats will be made available the day of the screening on a first-come basis.

A Cinegear badge is required for access to the Paramount Lot. Badges may be reserved free of charge through May 30th online.


Digital Bolex is Official Sponsor of 2015 Brooklyn Film Festival

Digital Bolex is happy to be awarding a D16 camera to the Best Cinematography winner of this year’s Brooklyn Film Festival, which announced the lineup for its 2015 edition yesterday.

Founded in 1998, the Brooklyn Film Festival is New York City’s preeminent film festival for independent voices, serving the NYC indie filmmaking community for 18 years. This year’s festival takes place from May 29th to June 7th, and a Digital Bolex camera will be awarded at the the Awards Ceremony on June 7th.

In 2014, BFF was the first film festival to screen a film shot on D16, Kickstarter backer Peter Haas’ short documentary Peter Pan Bakery.