Get one of the world’s finest digital film cameras with a beautiful design that features a machined aluminum chassis, interchangeable optics using EF compatible lens mount, high resolution 2.5K sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and 12-bit RAW uncompressed and compressed ProRes and DNxHD file formats! Includes sun shield, power supply, carry strap, UltraScope waveform monitoring software and a full version of DaVinci Resolve Software for Mac OS X and Windows. Lens sold separately.
DESCRIPTION Elegant, sophisticated and jam packed with the latest digital cinema technology, Blackmagic Cinema Camera gives your work that timeless feature film look! Blackmagic Cinema Camera features an amazing 2.5K image sensor with a wide 13 stops of dynamic range for a true digital film camera. You get a built-in SSD recorder, popular open standard uncompressed RAW and compressed file formats, compatibility with quality EF or Passive Micro Four Thirds lenses, LCD touchscreen monitoring plus metadata entry, all packed into an exciting hand held design! There are two exciting models to choose from depending on the lens mount you prefer!
NEW Cinema Camera v1.2. This release adds the following new features:
Windows Thunderbolt support
exFAT file system support
EF compatible lens aperture display on the status strip and SDI output overlay
Cinema Camera v1.1. This release adds the following new features:
Avid DNxHD 220x support in MOV format
EF Lens stabilizer (IS) support
More shutter angles have been added for users shooting 30 fps video under 50 or 60Hz lighting conditions.
When the camera is powered via the internal battery, the lens stabilizer will only be turned on when the user starts recording and the physical switch on the lens is set to ON. If an external power source is connected, then the stabilizer will be turned on as long as the physical switch on the lens is set to ON.
Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF Choose Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF for compatibility with a wide range of Canon EF and Zeiss ZE mount lenses. The EF mount model includes an electronic connection to the lens so you can control features such as iris accurately!
Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT Choose the Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT model when you want to take advantage of a wide range of Passive Micro Four Thirds manually operated lenses and adapters for other lens mounts such as PL mount via third party adapters.
Move to Digital Film Blackmagic Cinema Camera features a high resolution sensor with wide dynamic range so it’s perfect for independent film, television commercials and episodic television production. DaVinci Resolve software for Mac™ and Windows™ is included so you can work at the highest quality and get the best results. Blackmagic Cinema Camera is both affordable and a complete solution because it includes a built-in recorder and monitoring, so it’s perfect for displacing video-only cameras for work such as sporting events, weddings, music videos and more!
13 Stop Dynamic Range Regular video cameras clip video so you are locked into images that look cheap. Blackmagic Cinema Camera eliminates this problem as it captures a super wide dynamic range of 13 stops into 12-bit DNG files, so your images look truly cinematic. This preserves detail in both shadows and highlights, and even handles indoor shots while keeping the details of any images captured through windows. This means you keep all sensor data so you can make creative decisions during DaVinci Resolve color grading!
Premium Quality Building one of the finest cameras in the world requires attention to every detail. Blackmagic Cinema Camera’s premium quality design features a machined aluminum chassis, interchangeable optics, high resolution 2.5K sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and 12-bit RAW uncompressed and compressed file formats! Every aspect of the image path has been totally optimized for quality, so this means you always get the quality you need for the most demanding work.
Common DSLR vs. Shot RAW Wide Dynamic Range vs. Final Color Graded Shot
EF and Passive MFT Mount Models! Now the Blackmagic Cinema Camera comes in two models, depending on the lens mount you want so you can use the most amazing optics from the world’s leading lens crafters. The original EF compatible mount model lets you use Canon and Zeiss lenses with full electronic control of your lens iris and more. The new Passive Micro Four Thirds (MFT) gives you compatibility with a wide range of manually operated lenses, while also being easily adapted to other mounts such as PL mount via third party adapters. With Blackmagic Cinema 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!
Metadata Entry Blackmagic Cinema Camera is the first camera to feature built-in metadata entry so your files include information compatible with popular editing software. This dramatically speeds up the whole post production process! Entering metadata is easy. Simply tap the capacitive LCD touchscreen to display the slate where you can enter information such as shot number, search tags, scene number, timecode and more! You can even set shot number and other data to increment automatically!
Built-in SSD Recorder Blackmagic Cinema Camera features a built-in SSD recorder that allows 2.5K uncompressed CinemaDNG RAW 12-bit capture as well as Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD compressed video formats. All file formats are open standard and used by NLE software so you get the only camera designed from the ground up to be part of a whole post production workflow! When you’ve finished shooting, simply connect the SSD to your computer and edit or color your shots straight from the disk!
Travel the world with the digital cinema camera you can hold in your hand! Cinematographers form a personal relationship with their camera for a creative partnership that can last years and span every location on the planet! Starting with a chassis machined from solid aluminum, capped with a smooth rubber front and rear for easy grip, plus a rear facing touchscreen for easy metadata entry, you get a stylish design that’s optimized for the whole post production workflow. Blackmagic Cinema Camera includes standard jack audio so there are no custom connectors!
Use Standard Connectors Say goodbye to annoying custom cables you can never find when on a location shoot because Blackmagic Cinema Camera uses only standard connections! You get jack mic/line audio inputs for recording the highest quality uncompressed audio, as well as 3 Gb/s SDI out for on set monitoring or for sending to live production switchers. Also included is 12V to 30V DC input for power and battery charging, 3.5mm headphone socket, LANC remote control and high speed Thunderbolt port for computer capture!
Capacitive Touchscreen Display The 5" touchscreen lets you see your shot, as well as play back from the SSD using the transport control buttons below the screen. Enter shot data and update the camera's settings using the capacitive touchscreen display, just like a smartphone! Double tap to zoom the image for fast and accurate focus. To keep you updated, the data strip displays information including record status, shutter angle, ISO, battery level, record time and more.
Built-in SSD Recorder Blackmagic Cinema Camera includes a built-in SSD recorder that uses low cost 2.5" SSDs. You're not tied to proprietary media and SSDs of different sizes are widely available. You can play back directly from the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, mount the disk to any computer or use Blackmagic Design's HyperDeck Studio deck. Alternative camera media cannot match the performance of SSDs and require slow file copying to use. With Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD video formats you can record for more than 5 hours on a single 480GB SSD!
Enter Metadata Easily The large capacitive touchscreen display makes it incredibly easy to log metadata directly into the camera. When you tap the display with a finger, a data entry window called the "slate" appears. This lets you enter shot information just like typing on a smartphone. This data is then stored in the files so can be accessed by NLE software when editing content later. Metadata is compatible with popular software such as Final Cut Pro X and DaVinci Resolve.
Dramatically speed up the whole post production process with Blackmagic Cinema Camera.
Open File Formats Blackmagic Cinema Camera uses standard file formats, so you don’t need to wait years for your video software to support the media! Recording native 2.5K resolution uses the open CinemaDNG format, so you get full 12-bit RAW recording quality using the built-in SSD recorder, and the benefit of industry wide compatibility. For even greater compatibility you can also choose 1080HD recording into ProRes and DNxHD compressed video formats. Blackmagic Cinema Camera is the only camera to support purely open file formats!
Fast Metadata Entry Logging file metadata directly into the camera dramatically speeds up the post production process. With the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 'slate' you can enter information such as shot number, search tags, scene number, timecode and more! You can even set shot number and other data to increment automatically! Metadata is compatible with leading editing software and is fully searchable so when you're editing your project you can avoid the time consuming task of searching for specific shots!
Includes UltraScope Blackmagic UltraScope provides technically accurate waveform monitoring with a beautifully designed computer interface. Connect Blackmagic Cinema Camera to any computer using Thunderbolt technology to display 6 live scope views on a single monitor! Use UltraScope on set or in any location for Parade, Waveform, Vectorscope and Histogram signal measurement. UltraScope includes picture view, audio level and phase monitoring!
Includes DaVinci Resolve Blackmagic Cinema Camera includes full DaVinci Resolve 9.0 software for Mac and Windows, so you get more color correction features that let you take advantage of Blackmagic Cinema Camera’s amazing image quality. Shoot wide dynamic range images and then make color correction decisions in post production. You will never be limited creatively by your equipment because you have the same camera and color correction technology used by the world’s leading cinematographers! Learn more about DaVinci Resolve >
SPECIFICATIONS Camera Features
Sensor Resolution - 2592 x 2192
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 - 16.64 mm x 14.04 mm
Sensor Size - Active 15.6 mm x 8.8 mm
Dynamic Range - 13 stops
Focus - Focus button turns on peaking
EF - Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings so no pixel is clipped
MFT - Compatible with any manually operated iris based lens
EF - EF and ZE mount compatible with electronic iris control
MFT - Passive Micro Four Thirds mount for manually operated lens with manual iris control. Compatible with most third party MFT adapters for other lens mounts such as PL etc.
Screen Dimensions - 5in and 800 x 480 resolution
Screen Type - Integrated LCD capacitive touchscreen
Metadata Support - Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords
Controls - Onscreen touch menus and physical buttons for recording and transport control
Microphone - Integrated mono microphone
Speaker - Integrated mono speaker
Mounting Options - 3 x 1/4in thread mounting points on top of camera. - 1 x 1/4in thread tripod mount with locator pin.
Power - Integrated Lithium-ion Polymer rechargeable battery. - 12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.
Battery Life - Approximately 90 minutes
Battery Charge Time - Approximately 2 hours when not in use.
Camera Dimensions - 166.2mm by 113.51mm x 126.49mm excluding detachable sunshade and turret dust cap
EF - 1.7 kg / 3.75 lb
MFT - 1.5 kg / 3.3 lb
Storage Type - Removable 2.5in SSD
Storage Format - Mac OS Extended format. SSDs can be formatted on any Mac or use Mediafour MacDrive (not included) on a Windows PC.
Storage 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 Formats - RAW 2.5K CinemaDNG
Compressed Recording Formats - Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD. All compressed recording in 1920x1080 10-bit YUV with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range.
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 1/4in jacks for professional balanced analog audio, switchable between mic and line levels.
Analog Audio Output - 1 x 3.5mm stereo headphone output
SDI Audio Output - 4 channels in HD-SDI
Remote Control - 1 x 2.5mm LANC for Rec 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.
SDI Compliance - SMPTE 292M.
SDI Audio Sampling - 48 kHz and 24 bit.
Software Included - DaVinci Resolve grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows. - Media Express software for video capture from the camera’s Thunderbolt port. - Blackmagic UltraScope software for waveform monitoring from the camera’s Thunderbolt port.
Accessories - Detachable sun shield, camera strap, turret dust cap and 12V AC adapter.
Product Warranty - 12 Month Limited Manufacturerft s Warranty.
Camera Handles - Blackmagic Cinema Camera Handles
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Leading the creative video revolution Blackmagic Design Inc. manufactures the world’s highest quality video editing products, converters and routers for the post-production and television broadcast industries. The Multibridge, DeckLink and Intensity family of products have revolutionized the post production industry and made HDTV and film editing more affordable. Founded by the world’s leading editors and engineers from the post production industry, this knowledge is constantly fed back into our products.