Blackmagic Cinema Camera Becomes More Affordable
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Blackmagic Design has reduced the suggested retail price of its Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Announced in April 2012, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera includes features such as 13 stops of dynamic range, built-in high-bandwidth SSD recorder, open file format support, colour correction with full version of DaVinci Resolve and a built in capacitive touch-screen with metadata entry. Other highlights include sensor cooling, built in high-speed Thunderbolt connection, 3 Gb/s SDI output and a passive Micro Four Thirds or Canon EF lens mount. The sensor is capable of capturing both 2.5K and Full HD footage at frame rates of 24, 25, 29.97 and 30fps. The Blackmagic Cinema Camera now carries a suggested retail price of $1,995, down from the original SRP of $2,995.
Blackmagic Press Release
Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for Blackmagic Cinema Camera!
Fremont, CA - August 2, 2013 - Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price for the award winning Blackmagic Cinema Camera to US$1,995.
Now in the hands of thousands of film makers all over the world, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera is globally recognized for its amazing 13 stops of wide dynamic range and 2.5K sensor for true digital film quality shooting. With RAW, ProRes™ or DNxHD™ recording, files can be opened directly in popular editing software without conversion! The multi award winning design has the features customers need to start filming straight out of the box including a super fast SSD recorder, rechargeable battery, and a large 5” LCD touchscreen. This large touchscreen monitor allows easy monitoring, metadata entry, camera settings and fast accurate focus.
Available in two models, customers can choose from either the EF or passive MFT lens mount, compatible with amazing optics from the world’s leading lens crafters such as Canon, Zeiss and more. For high end work, filmmakers can shoot in uncompressed 12 bit CinemaDNG RAW. The incredible resolution and dynamic range means that more of the scene is captured, giving greater creative control for Hollywood style color correction with the included DaVinci Resolve software.
“The response to the Blackmagic Cinema Camera has been incredible,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “The tremendous support we received encouraged us to work even harder to make the camera available to more videographers and filmmakers. It’s amazing to see the projects that have already been completed and I can’t wait to see what the creative community delivers next!”
Blackmagic Cinema Camera Key Features
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera is available in either EF or MFT lens mount models.
Super wide 13 stops of dynamic range allows capture of increased details for feature film look.
High resolution 2.5K sensor allows improved anti aliasing and reframing shots.
Built in SSD recorder allows high bandwidth recording of RAW video and long duration compressed video.
Open file formats compatible with popular editing software such as CinemaDNG 12 bit RAW, Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD. No custom file formats.
Includes no custom connections. Standard jack mic/line audio in, BNC 3 Gb/s SDI out, headphone, high speed Thunderbolt I/O technology, LANC remote control and standard DC 12-30V power connection.
Capacitive touch screen LCD for camera settings and “slate” metadata entry.
Supports 2.5K and 1080HD resolution capture in 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 fps.
Thunderbolt connection allows direct camera capture via included Media Express software and supports live waveform monitoring via the included Blackmagic UltraScope software.
Includes a full copy of DaVinci Resolve color grading software.
Availability and Price
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
Product photos of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, and all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at www.blackmagicdesign.com/press/images.
About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check www.blackmagicdesign.com.