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Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount)

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Product Highlights
  • 2.5K Image Sensor
  • 12-bit RAW, ProRes, and DNxHD Formats
  • 13 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30p Frame Rates
  • Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
  • LCD Touchscreen with Metadata Entry
  • SDI Video Output and Thunderbolt Port
  • Mic/Line Audio Inputs
  • Records to Removable SSD Drives
  • Includes DaVinci Resolve and UltraScope

The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera features a 2.5K image sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, and a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. It is capable of recording 12-bit CinemaDNG RAW files at full 2.5K (2432 x 1366) resolution, as well as 10-bit Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD formats at 1080p. The camera records to removable 2.5" SSDs, which enable the high data rates required for RAW and ProRes HQ recording.

The camera is housed in an elegant, minimalist enclosure, crafted from a single block of aluminum. The passive Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount offers compatibility with a wide range of manually operated lenses, while also being easily adapted to other mounts such using optional third party adapters. Footage is monitored and settings are adjusted using the large 5" rear LCD touchscreen. The touchsreen also lets you easily add metadata to your shots, such as shot number, filenames, and keywords, which can save time and money in the post-production process.

To handle the high data video output, Blackmagic includes a full version of DaVinci Resolve, its premier color correcting software for Mac and Windows. Also included is a copy of UltraScope. When connected to a computer via Thunderbolt, the software provides technically accurate waveform monitoring, displaying six live scope views on a single monitor.


PLEASE NOTE: The camera cannot format SSD drives. SSD drives have to be formatted (via an external 2.5" compatible dock) as HFS+ or exFAT on a Mac or Windows PC.

Dynamic Range
Captures a super wide dynamic range of 13 stops into 12-bit DNG files for a true "filmic" look, offering more flexibility in your shooting locations. Also it preserves detail in both shadows and highlights, and even handles indoor shots while keeping the details of any images captured through windows, and allows for keeping all sensor data and enhancing the creative decisions during DaVinci Resolve color grading.
MFT Lens Mount
The passive Micro Four Thirds (MFT) mount gives you compatibility with a wide range of manually operated lenses, while also being easily adapted to other mounts via optional third party adapters. With the Blackmagic Cinema MFT Mount Camera you are not locked into any specific lens and you can choose the lens you need based on the creative style of your shot.
Capacitive Touchscreen Display
The five-inch touchscreen allows for setting up a shot, as well as playback from the SSD using the transport control buttons below the screen. You can enter shot data and update the camera's settings using the capacitive touchscreen display. Also control the camera's operating functions with a simple touch of the screen, just double tap to zoom the image for fast and accurate focus. Additionally a data strip provides you valuable information including record status, shutter angle, ISO, battery level, record time and more.
Metadata Entry
The Blackmagic also features built-in metadata entry so that files include information compatible with popular editing software. This dramatically speeds up the whole post production process, and can save a production valuable time and money. Entering metadata is easy - simply tap the capacitive LCD touchscreen to display the slate where information can be entered including shot number, search tags, scene number, Timecode, and more. You can set shot number and other data to increment automatically, allowing for quicker setups while shooting. And the Metadata is compatible with leading editing software and is fully searchable, bypassing the time consuming task of searching for specific shots when editing a project.
SSD Recorder
A Built-in SSD recorder uses low cost 2.5" SSDs and allows for 2.5K uncompressed CinemaDNG RAW 12-bit capture, as well as Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD compressed video formats. You can play back directly from the camera, mount the disk to any computer, or use Blackmagic Design's HyperDeck Studio deck. Also with Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD video formats, you can record for more than five hours on a single 480 GB SSD, allowing you to shoot longer and give yourself more footage to play with in the editing process. All file formats conform to open standards used by most professional NLE software, allowing for seamless integration into most post workflows. When finished shooting, simply connect the SSD to a computer and edit or color shots straight from the disc.
Connectors
The Blackmagic uses only standard connections, no custom cable required, providing great versatility for most productions. Dual balanced microphone/line audio inputs for recording high quality uncompressed audio is also available. A 3 Gb/s SDI out for on set monitoring or for sending to live production switchers is provided as well. The Blackmagic includes 12 to 30 VDC input for power and battery charging, a stereo mini (3.5mm) headphone output, a LANC remote control, and high speed Thunderbolt port for computer capture.
Open File Formats
The Blackmagic camera also uses standard file formats. The recording of native 2.5K resolution uses the open CinemaDNG format, delivering full 12-bit RAW recording quality, so it provides HD quality images. Additionally, you can choose 1080HD recording into ProRes and DNxHD compressed video formats for even greater compatibility.
Included Software
The Blackmagic Camera also comes with Full DaVinci Resolve software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac and Windows. You can shoot wide dynamic range images and then make color correction decisions in post production with this industry standard software. Additionally, Media Express software for video capture from the camera's Thunderbolt port is provided, and UltraScope provides technically accurate waveform monitoring. You can also connect the camera to any computer using Thunderbolt to display six live scope views on a single monitor.
Sensor Resolution 2432 x 1366
Raw Resolution 12-bit RAW files recorded at 2432 x 1366
Shooting Resolutions 2.5K RAW at 2432 x 1366
ProRes and DNxHD at 1920 x 1080
Frame Rates 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p
Sensor Size Actual: 16.64 x 14.04 mm
Active: 15.6 x 8.8 mm
Dynamic Range 13 stops
Focus Focus button turns on peaking
Iris Control Compatible with any manually operated iris based lens
Lens Mount MFT Mount (passive)
Screen Size: 5" with 800 x 480 resolution
Type: Integrated LCD capacitive touchscreen
Metadata Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords
Controls Onscreen touch menus
Physical buttons for recording and transport control
Microphone Integrated mono microphone
Speaker Integrated mono speaker
Connections SDI Video Output: 1 x 10-bit HD-SDI 4:2:2 with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range
Analog Audio Input: 2 x 1/4" TRS balanced phone switchable between microphone and line levels
Analog Audio Output: 1 x 3.5 mm TRS stereo mini headphone
SDI Audio Output: 4 channels in HD-SDI
Remote Control: 1 x 2.5 mm LANC for Record Start/Stop, Iris Control and Focus Control
Computer Interface: Thunderbolt port for capture of RAW video and audio, USB 2.0 mini B port for software updates and configuration
External Power: 12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter
Storage Type: Removable 2.5" SSD
Format: Mac OS Extended format (SSDs can be formatted on any Mac or use Mediafour MacDrive [not included] on a Windows PC)
Rates: 5 MB/frame in RAW 2.5K fits about 30 minutes of 24p video on a 256 GB solid state disk - compressed HD formats fit more than 5 times the amount of RAW video
Uncompressed Recording Format: RAW 2.5K CinemaDNG
Compressed Recording Format: Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD. All compressed recording in 1920x1080 10-bit YUV with choice of Film or Video dynamic range
Standards SDI Compliance: SMPTE 292M
SDI Audio Sampling: 24-bit/48 kHz
Mounting 3 x 1/4" thread mounting points on top of camera
1 x 1/4" thread tripod mount with locator pin
Power Integrated Lithium-ion Polymer rechargeable battery
12~30 VDC port for external battery power or use included 12 VAC adapter
Battery Life: Approximately 90 minutes
Charge Time: Approximately 2 hours when not in use
Dimensions 6.5 x 4.5 x 5" (166 x 114 x 126 mm) 1
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Excluding detachable sunshade and turret dust cap

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Weight 3.3 lb (1.5 kg)
Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount)
  • External 12 VAC Power Supply
  • DaVinci Resolve Software for Mac OS X and Windows
  • UltraScope waveform monitoring software
  • Media Express Software
  • Detachable Sun Shield
  • Carry Strap
  • Turret Dust Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Blackmagic DesignCinema Camera (MFT Mount)
     
    4.4

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great picture quality (17)
    • Easy to use (13)
    • Large clear LCD (7)
    • Good in low light (5)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (6)
    • No image stabilization (5)

    Best Uses

    • Movies/short films (18)
    • HD shooting (13)
    • Documentaries (9)
    • Low light (5)
    • Weddings (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro videographer (11), Semi-pro (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Forget all the Gripes

    The BreakDown
    1. Dont be afraid the crop is not as bad as they say. Used canon 17-40 worked fine.
    2. The image is insane forget that Mark III...Read complete review

    The BreakDown
    1. Dont be afraid the crop is not as bad as they say. Used canon 17-40 worked fine.
    2. The image is insane forget that Mark III Raw hype.
    3. Who needs Raw when the Prores Dynamic Range is all you need. Its just as good as the c500 range. I blew highights out on purpose and brought them back easily with Resolve.
    4. They complained about the low light but honestly its perfectly fine with the dynamic range its like shooting 3200iso on MarkIII
    5. Yes it has a fan and it helps keep this baby from overheating.
    6. Everyone complaine about the LCD but I was out in the Texas sun & it worked fine and if you expose with your meter like your supposed to then just hit record the dynamic rabge will cover you in post.
    7. The Rolling shutter is not great but nothing you cant fix in post. Just use a rig.
    8. Get a battery pack
    9. The depth of filed is perfect yes its so much like film even at 5.6 and 8 the DOF is just right dont listen to the gripes.
    10. Prores 10bit is all you need FYI the Samsung 840 Pro's work great for Raw and Prores no dropped frames.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great Images, But....

    We still haven't received an update for the black hole issue and there are no audio meters. The specs are advertised as having professional quality audio, but this is not the case. There...Read complete review

    We still haven't received an update for the black hole issue and there are no audio meters. The specs are advertised as having professional quality audio, but this is not the case. There is even a problem with low frequencies falling off too early. If you buy this camera, just know there are some issues that haven't been resolved in over a year. Do your research.

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    5.0

    More than meets the eye

    By Le Ménager

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Pro Videographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Great Dynamic Range
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

    • No Internal Nd
    • No Ir Filter
    • Small sensor

    Best Uses

    • Movies/Short Films
    • Travel

    Comments about Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount):

    Look, the reality of the sensor is that if it's size was that of an APS-C sensor, it's base ISO would be 1600. If you use a Metabones Speedbooster, than you in fact have a APS-C sensor with a base ISO of 1600. It has NO IR filter in front of the sensor, so it will suck it up like a vacuum, so a IR Cut Filter is an absolute must if you are going to put ND on this baby. ND is needed to shoot even close to Sunny 16. Anything more open on your lens, and you're looking for ND with at least 6 stops of cut.It's way too sharp, but that could be a good think, if you need it, otherwise, USE A FILTER! I use Black ProMist at about 1/4th. The prores doesn't hold a drop compared to the raw, yes it's very good, way beyond what you're paying for and yes is even 10 bit, but raw is truly breathtaking. Use a film LUT. Don't ever shoot REC.709 and don't use Resolve's basic 709 profile. There's so much goodness in the raw that most owners don't know how to get, but google is your friend.

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    5.0

    Go pro

    By K

    from NY

    Comments about Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount):

    I love it , I will recommend it to people

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    3.0

    Great Images, But....

    By Dan Brandster

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Semi-pro Videographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

    • Black Hole Sunspot Issue
    • Black Whole Issue
    • No Audio Meters
    • Poor Sound
    • Soft Pro-res Footage
    • Terrible Built In Monitor

    Best Uses

    • HD Shooting
    • Movies/Short Films

    Comments about Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount):

    We still haven't received an update for the black hole issue and there are no audio meters. The specs are advertised as having professional quality audio, but this is not the case. There is even a problem with low frequencies falling off too early. If you buy this camera, just know there are some issues that haven't been resolved in over a year. Do your research.

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    5.0

    Great Camera

    By DLN

    from Austin TX

    About Me Pro Videographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Documentaries
      • HD Shooting
      • Movies/Short Films

      Comments about Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount):

      I like this camera. I like this camera a great deal. Before I bought it I did a lot of research and I was aware of what everyone thought were the flaws. First as several people have pointed out this is a modular camera even though it's priced below several DSLR's and for this camera to reach its potential you will need to add things like a external battery, a rail system and a after-market hood for starters. A cage of some sort is also important but B&H sent a Bescor cage with the camera which was a welcome freebee. There is one add-on that is critical in my opinion; the Metabones Speedbooster in MFT mount. The Speedbooster makes the BMCC a very different camera. It changes the crop factor to 1.53 and adds a 1.3 stops to your lens. So now the high crop factor, which was my main objection about the camera, is gone! You should just consider this as part of the camera and order it at the same time you order the BMCC. It also allowed me to use all the Nikkor glass I have accumulated over 40 years and that was a huge savings.
      One of the things I like best about this camera is its simplicity. The camera doesn't have layer upon layer of menus to sort through. Those of us that started shooting with Arri BL's and Bolex's will find the BMCC more like these film cameras. That is a plus for me.
      I don't know if I would consider this camera a run and gun camera. I have a Panasonic HPX 250 and after all the modular stuff is on the BMCC it is actually a bit larger and heavier than the 250 but I bought the BMCC for the 2.5K and 13 stops of Dynamic range not for a run and gun camera. It can be rigged for run and gun but this is really a production camera, I think.
      Shooting in bright sun will be a problem unless you have an external hood and even then it can be a problem seeing the screen. In all fairness bright sun renders any viewfinder screen all but useless. My 250 needs some sort of hood for the flip out screen as well. I solved this issue on the BMCC with a Hoodman HBM1. But even with the Hoodman in really bright, direct sun at my back I had to add a cloth hood like I used on the old 4X5 film cameras. I made this "hoodie" into a tube and added Velcro to hold it on the camera's hood. It's a bit awkward but allows me to do critical focus and clearly see the screen.
      A lot of criticism has been directed at the audio of this camera. If you plan on using the onboard mike and audio I wouldn't get this camera but does anybody use onboard mikes and audio for serious work? I use wireless with the camera and the 250 also. I don't really understand the audio issues people have with this camera because wireless systems make the issues they mention mute points. This is a modular production camera.
      Also plan on color grading all the video in post. If 2.5K isn't important and you don't plan on doing a lot of post production or don't want to do a lot of post production then there maybe better cameras for you. However the camera does come with Divince Resolve, which is another whole story.
      So to get the most from this camera you'll need to treat it like the modular camera it is and for sure add the Speedbooster. For the small production house or the large production house for that matter this is a great camera. It allows a level of production that my HPX 250 (as great as that camera is) does not allow. I highly recommend this camera.

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      4.0

      Great camera - hoping for active mount!

      By White Ball Productions

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

      • No Active Mount

      Best Uses

      • HD Shooting
      • Movies/Short Films

      Comments about Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount):

      Wonderful camera--sleek design, easily transportable
      We purchased this camera after buying lenses which require an active mount. We quickly realized that the BMCC had a passive mount and decided to return the camera and purchase the Black Magic Pocket camera to take advantage of the active mount technology. Will there be an active mount BMCC in the future?

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      4.0

      Different league

      By Weldon

      from USA

      About Me Pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount):

          Very solid build, it's actually heavy and in no way easy to use hand held. At the least, you need a sturdy tripod, and at best, a full blow rig. Crop factor is real. My Nikon 28 is like using a 70mm in 35 mil terms. Very easy to use, menu is simple and direct. Bright sunlight makes seeing the display difficult. That's the bad. The good is the image and it's very good. Resolve 9 came with my camera and it loaded fine. I quickly upgraded to 10, for free, and it loads fine. RAW is unreal in it's quality, but also unreal in it's size and storage needs. ProRes and DNxHD look perfectly fine, great in fact, on my 21" monitor. I can import both directly into my NLE, but I find doing the color correct in Resolve much better. Overall, I am extremely pleased. I had a good idea of what I was getting and the images override any concerns I have. Internal microphone is way better than I expected. That was a pleasant surprise.

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          4.0

          Hard beauty

          By Mp

          from Italy

          Comments about Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount):

          Difficult to manage and set, but great images! With sun light, if you don't have an external monitor, is like shooting blind...

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          5.0

          Perfect for an indie filmmaker!

          By Spencer

          from San Francisco, Ca

          About Me Pro Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

          • No image stabilization

          Best Uses

          • Documentaries
          • HD Shooting
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Movies/Short Films
          • Travel

          Comments about Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount):

          This camera isn't perfect by far, and everyone has stated almost every flaw so I won't get into things like the rolling shutter.

          For what it is, and the new 2K price tag, it is still a force to be reckoned with.

          The two hardest things to get around for me would be the file size for RAW (started with a 128GB drive and that's only around 15 minutes of recording time.) which of course is nothing to complain about... I mean it's RAW. Of course it's gonna be huge! and the fact that you do have to invest in more than just the camera if you want a real cinema camera. External batteries, monitor ect. So it can be pricey unless you already have a rig.

          Bottom line! The image I am getting from this camera, and being able to use almost any lens I want to from the MFT passive mount makes this a camera I will hold on to, even after I've upgraded.

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          4.0

          If you reading this, Buy this camera!

          By The 410

          from Washington,DC

          About Me Pro Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Free Color Correction
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Sturdy Construction

          Cons

          • No Audio Metering
          • No Xlr Ports
          • Poor In Low Light
          • Rolling Shutter

          Best Uses

          • Documentaries
          • HD Shooting
          • Movies/Short Films
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount):

          I've wanted a camera for the past 6 months to shoot documentaries and etc. on. I've compared the Fs100, Canon C100 and Black Magic. I chose Black Magic for the price point and I'm glad I did. With the MFT mount I can use all of my old man's vintage lenses as well as my own collection with just a few adapters. The footage looks great straight out the box and the DR is nice to have as well. Keep in mind, I haven't even shot RAW yet! Only thing that stops this camera from being great is no solid on-camera audio and the rolling shutter. You'll spend money on SSDs and accessories but I don't mind for the quality image I get. P.S. I would highly recommend buying manual lenses because changing the F-Stop is not a in-camera feature.

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          4.0

          Interesting Camera

          By Kit Staysweet

          from Chicago

          About Me Pro Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

          • No image stabilization
          • Poor In Low Light

          Best Uses

          • Documentaries
          • Movies/Short Films

          Comments about Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount):

          Beautiful latitude. Comparable to the Alexa. Use it as an additional camera on network television shows. Rolling shutter is an issue. External power supply is a must. MFT allows you to mount to almost anything. I use a set of zeiss superspeeds with mine and the wooden camera pl adapter. I would suggest getting a monitor with histogram or meter. Also be sure to test the camera thoroughly. The first camera I received had a defective sensor. Once you get this camera rigged. It's a ton of fun. Rolling shutter is my biggest complaint.

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          4.0

          Camera with great specs, but spotty QC

          By Jason

          from Washington DC

          About Me Semi-pro Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

          • Lcd Unusable In Sunlight
          • Poor In Low Light

          Best Uses

          • HD Shooting
          • Movies/Short Films

          Comments about Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount):

          Blackmagic wanted to hit an out-of-the-park homer, but managed a good solid double. Price and professional specs are the huge pluses of this camera, though many, myself included have had a wide variety of problems. I personally had the banding noise in low-exposure images and the camera would turn on by itself (although predictable and thus, avoidable). My camera is currently back at Blackmagic getting fixed. But having worked with the camera for 2 weeks before it went back, the images are stunning and the MFT mount is extremely versatile. I paired it with some vintage Zeiss primes (zebras) and was thrilled with the image. If you're a patient person, jump on the wagon and deal with the work-arounds. Otherwise wait a little more, but keep your eye on Blackmagic, they are a huge player in this market.

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          5.0

          Perfect Upgrade

          By Ben the Cinematographer

          from Wichita, KS

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

          • No image stabilization
          • Poor In Low Light

          Best Uses

          • HD Shooting
          • Movies/Short Films

          Comments about Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount):

          I am an independent filmmaker who recently upgraded my primary camera from a Canon t2i (550d). Despite the new set of issues (small sensor, reflective screen, SSDs) I have been more than satisfied with the corresponding increase in image quality that came with the upgrade. My biggest concern was if I could have shallow DOF, but it is easily achieved with my 16-35mm f2.8.

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          4.0

          Excellence with a Caveat

          By CineCreations

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Pro Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

          • None That Can't Be Fixed

          Best Uses

          • Documentaries
          • HD Shooting
          • Home Movies
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Movies/Short Films
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount):

          I will be using this camera for feature film productions. Purchased with a Metabones Speed Booster for Nikkor lenses, initial testing has been impressive all the way up to the 953mm f/4. Like all Blackmagic products, initial use has proven impressive, but there is a caveat -- will it take the punishment of feature production? I have owned several Blackmagic video cards, and they all quit functioning after a certain amount of time. I hope this camera proves otherwise.

          This is a young camera, missing a great deal of things which will slowly become available through firmware updates. The things which are missing, like robust color temperature adjustment past the basic tungsten and daylight settings and lack of a "remaining footage" display, lead users to believe the camera was developed outside of the production community. Ten minutes with a digital savvy D.P. would have created a much different camera.

          All that said, this camera peforms exceptionally beyond its price point and fully replaces a basic film camera.

          On the Blackmagic Forums, some of us continue to harp on how to make the camera unbeatable, and we expect it to become so over time.

          The view screen is annoyingly semi-functional in broad daylight, but old view camera shade cloths now have a new purpose, as do daylight functional external monitors. As long as you shoot like a film crew with follow focus gear, you can easily get by in most situations. You just need your marks. You CAN see enough to compose, and with provided shade, CAN set your focus marks.

          You need to feed it good audio, and without phantom power, this means finding a good solution like the Sound Devices MM-1, which works superbly. I think getting a good sync-worthy track on camera and then syncing multitrack to it with PluralEyes will be very easy.

          The camera comes with Davinci Resolve 9, which will have an upgrade path to 10 soon. Davinci Resolve 10 includes an option (DCP Mastering) currently costing filmmakers thousands of dollars for each iteration of theatrical testing.

          For the amateur, this is a camera which can go along in your camera bag, completely changing the scope of your moviemaking. Using film settings under ProRes provides an enviable image past that of any DSLR.

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          4.0

          Black Magic MFT

          By tyler

          from Marion, ky

          About Me Semi-pro Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Zoom range/performance

          Cons

          • Poor In Low Light

          Best Uses

          • Movies/Short Films

          Comments about Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount):

          Shooting commercials
          portable
          battery charge could be better

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Great camera

          By Herman

          from Mpls MN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Documentaries
            • HD Shooting
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Movies/Short Films

            Comments about Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount):

            I do independent film making, Thus far the BMCC is a simple to use camera, it is far better in low light than I thought it would be provided the right settings and fast enough glass. The Raw Dng images are amazing in that I can pull a lot out of them with incredible detail and range at 2.5k size. at just under $[$], it is an absolute steal for what you get, very solid build as well.

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            5.0

            got what I want

            By sb

            from brooklyn, ny

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • Complicated To Operate
            • Poor Sound

            Best Uses

            • Documentaries
            • Movies/Short Films
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount):

            I got bmcc two weeks before, and i started to shoot the next day.
            very simple to use

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            5.0

            Affortable Cinema Gold

            By Fancy Yancey

            from Passaic, NJ

            About Me Pro Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • Complicated To Operate

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Movies/Short Films
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount):

            I've always wanted to own a proper Cinema Camera like the RED EPIC or the Arri Alexa, but my wallet isn't deep enough for them. Sure I can rent them out, but there are so many things to worry about because essentially I'm borrowing an expensive piece of equipment that I can't afford. I want Cinema Camera to be mine and that I can use at all times. When Blackmagic Design came out with their Cinema Camera there were three things that caught my attention:2.5K RAW13 Stops of Dynamic Range$[$] Price TagWithout any hesitation I bought it. Now sure there are some accessories that are required to get the camera running, but it's less expensive than accessories for the RED or Arri and it's more accessible. There are a lot of companies that are making accessories! Build quality is excellent, almost the same as an Apple product. Image quality is immaculate, same as an Arri Alexa. It isn't the most ergonomically featured camera, but once you get around that the images that comes out of this thing speaks for itself.

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            4.0

            Great camera

            By Picture Planet

            from NY, NY

            About Me Pro Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Great Build Quality
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

            • Loud
            • Very Loud

            Best Uses

            • Commercials
            • HD Shooting
            • Movies/Short Films

            Comments about Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount):

            I picked up this camera to shoot short films and smaller scale commercial work. It is incredibly intuitive to use I find that the menus make a lot more sense then other cameras I have used (7D, HVX, Scarlet). Everything is where I would expect and I love that I can flag clips in camera. Also, RAW, Pro res and DNXhd are all logical formats to shoot in. Footage looks great.

            Additionally, the camera is built very solid. It feels like a tool in your hands- not a toy.

            Great buy.

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            4.0

            Awesome camera

            By The Fred

            from Indiana

            About Me Semi-pro Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

            • No Audio Meters
            • No image stabilization
            • Terrible Rolling Shutter

            Best Uses

            • Documentaries
            • HD Shooting
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Movies/Short Films

            Comments about Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount):

            If you are like me you are well aware of the pitfalls of this camera and you are aware that the production camera makes this one almost obsolete, however this camera still has an absoluly staggering picture. For the price this camera is well worth the inconviences. My biggest problem so far is that the picture is so clear that it showes how painfully dirty my lenses are.

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            4.0

            Great camera with issues

            By KitStaysweet

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Pro Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

            • No image stabilization
            • Poor In Low Light

            Best Uses

            • HD Shooting
            • Movies/Short Films

            Comments about Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount):

            I bought this camera for the dynamic range. Which makes it an amazing camera for the price, especially the newly reduced price. I use it with a PL adapter and Zeiss Superspeeds. Things you should be aware of. Rolling shutter is an issue, the ergonomics are awkward, you need an external power source and most importantly the camera has totally inconsistent quality in it's sensor manufacturing. Some batches of sensors have horrible banding issues in the shadow detail. This is an issue that only exists in ISO's other than 200. Be sure to test your camera with the lens cap on while it's still under warranty. If you get a good one great but don't get stuck with a bad version of the camera. It's a flagship model. It has issues.

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