The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera Kit with MFT Mount, Handgrips & LED Lights is a B&H kit that includes the 2.5K Cinema Camera in Passive Micro Four Thirds mount, and a low profile handgrip rig both from Blackmagic Design. The kit also includes a handgrip and on camera LED lighting rig with external battery for the camera from Bescor and a padded carry bag for the camera and accessories. The camera itself features a Passive MFT mount for use with manual MFT mounted lenses and it also easily adapts to other mounts, such as PL, via available adapters, a 2.5K sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range, and records either 12-bit RAW files or compressed files using the Avid DNxHD codec or Apple's ProRes codec. The camera records to available 2.5" form factor SSD media.
Shoot hand held with the low profile Blackmagic handgrips, which provide control and a secure grip. Or if you need a little bit of light, the Bescor rig features multiple mounting points for the two battery powered daylight balanced LED lights. The lights have the equivalent output of a 70 watt incandescent light, and are dimmable down to 20% output. Rechargeable batteries, or readily available AA batteries power the lights. The Bescor rig also includes an external battery pack that can run the Blackmagic Cinema Camera for 3 to 4 times longer than the camera's own internal battery. When time comes to pack up, the Pearstone padded camera bag keeps your camera safe, secure, and ready to go.
Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera (MFT Mount)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bescor BM-K1 LED-70 Power and Light Kit for Blackmagic Cinema Cameras
The BM-K1 LED-70 Power and Light Kit for Blackmagic Cinema Cameras from Bescor includes 2 LED-70 dimmable 70 watt Video/DSLR lights, a square frame bracket for mounting the lights, one Li-ion rechargeable battery for the Blackmagic Cinema camera and one Li-ion battery charger.
The LED-70's are on-camera, dimmable, daylight balanced (6500°K) LED lights that combine bright output with a compact (4.75"), flexible form factor. Powered by 4 AA batteries, a rechargeable NiMH battery or an optional AC power adapter, the unit's 96 LEDs produce an ultra bright, 70W-equivalent beam with a reach of up to 30 feet. Suitable for both video and DSLR cameras, the LED-70 includes a clear frosted filter for softening glare as well as an amber 4300°K correction filter for shooting indoors.
The included bracket is a tripod-mount camera and accessory bracket featuring numerous integrated cold shoe mounts on the top and sides, two removable hot shoes, a quick release 1/4" camera adapter, and numerous 1/4" and 3/8" accessory threads all around. The threads on the bottom allow attaching to tripods, and two carrying handles allow handheld use. A rotary wheel on the side loosens to enable tiling +/- 5°. Also included is the BM-EPIC battery and charger kit comprised of a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and the Li-ion battery charger.
2x LED-70 Lights
70 Watt Equivalent
96 Individual 5mm LEDs
6500°K Light Output
Fully Dimmable from 100% to 20%
2 Hour Run Time
Compact Form Factor Measures 4.75 X 1.5 x 4.25"
Includes Amber Colored 4300°K Correction Filter
Compatible with multiple power sources: AA batteries, Rechargeable NiMH battery, DC 6V/1.5A Input jack for AC use
Square Frame Mounting Bracket
Tripod-Mount Camera & Accessory Bracket
All metal quick shoe adapter for easy mounting of cameras
Handles for Handheld Use
Multiple Integrated Cold Shoe Mounts
Two Removable Hot Shoes
Quick Release 1/4" Camera Mount Adapter
1/4" and 3/8" Accessory & Tripod Threads
Tilts +/- 5°
BM-LiON Lithium-Ion Battery
Li-ion battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera
3-4x more runtime than offered by the internal battery
Output 14.8 VDC and 6.6 Ah; operates between 12 and 16.8 VDC
2.5mm barrel connector with 3' of wire
Military style clip on back for easy attachment
3-4 hour charge time; rated for over 500 charge cycles; zero memory effect
BM-CGR Lithium-Ion Battery Automatic Charger
Universal Charger for Blackmagic Cinema Camera Li-ion battery
Input of 110-240 volts; Output of 16.8 volts and 2000 ma.
Simple Red/Green charge indicator
Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera Handles
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera Handles from Blackmagic Design is an optional accessory for use with the Cinema Camera in situations where handheld shooting is required. Machined from solid aluminum for strength, the two handles feature solid rubber grips for maximum control.
Pearstone Digital Video Camcorder Bag
The Pearstone Digital Video Camcorder Bag is a soft-padded, top-loading Cordura nylon bag designed to carry a small to medium-sized digital video camcorder with accessories. The bag provides a large front pocket for additional items, and has a bright blue interior with four adjustable dividers that allow for customization. It can be carried by its dual carrying straps with overlapping grip, or a removable, adjustable shoulder strap with pad.
Soft padded, top loading Cordura nylon bag designed to carry a digital video camcorder with accessories
Large zippered pouch in front
Bright blue interior with four flexible touch fastener dividers
Six studs on the bottom reduce shock to the equipment
2.5K RAW at 2432 x 1366 ProRes and DNxHD at 1920 x 1080
23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p
Actual: 16.64 x 14.04 mm Active: 15.6 x 8.8 mm
Focus button turns on peaking
Compatible with any manually operated iris based lens
MFT Mount (passive)
Size: 5" with 800 x 480 resolution Type: Integrated LCD capacitive touchscreen
Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords
Onscreen touch menus Physical buttons for recording and transport control
Integrated mono microphone
Integrated mono speaker
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
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