The Blackmagic Cinema Camera with EF Mount from Blackmagic Design brings to film makers a tool that many have waited for. Recording to a 2.5K image sensor, the camera is capable of recording 12-bit RAW DNG files, as well as ProRes and DNxHD formats to built-in removable SSD drives (not included), while delivering 13 stops of dynamic range. And it does so at a previously unheard of price point.
The camera is housed in an elegant, minimalist enclosure, crafted from a single block of aluminum. It can be used hand held or mounted on industry standard hardware. The lens mount accepts Canon EF and Zeiss ZE lenses, and the LCD touchscreen provides monitoring, plus the ability for the user to add metadata such as shot number, filenames and keywords.
To handle the high data video output, the company 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.
Since everything has been designed to provide high quality acquisition, the camera is perfect for independent film, television commercials and episodic television production, all places where image quality is paramount. And being affordable, it will also find its way into wedding, sporting event and music video capture.
PLEASE NOTE: The camera cannot format SSD drives. SSD drives have to be formatted (via an external 2.5" compatible dock) as HFS+ on a Mac, or by using Macdrive (not included) on a Windows PC.
|Sensor Resolution||2432 x 1366|
|Raw Resolution||12-bit RAW files recorded at 2432 x 1366|
2.5K RAW at 2432 x 1366.
ProRes and DNxHD at 1920 x 1080
|Frame Rates||23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p|
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||Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings so no pixel is clipped|
|Lens Mount||EF and ZE mount compatible with electronic iris control|
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|
Onscreen touch menus
Physical buttons for recording and transport control
|Microphone||Integrated mono microphone|
|Speaker||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
SDI Compliance: SMPTE 292M
SDI Audio Sampling: 24-bit/48 kHz
3 x 1/4" thread mounting points on top of camera
1 x 1/4" thread tripod mount with locator pin
Integrated Lithium-ion Polymer rechargeable battery
12~30 VDC port for external battery power or use included 12 VAC adapter
Life: Approximately 90 minutes
Charge Time: Approximately 2 hours when not in use
6.5 x 4.5 x 5" (166 x 114 x 126 mm)
Excluding detachable sunshade and turret dust capclose
|Weight||3.8 lb (1.7 kg)|