Blackmagic Cinema Camera – MFT

MSRP: $1,995.00

$1,995.00

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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
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Description

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Get an even wider range of lens compatibility with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT with Passive Micro Four Thirds (MFT) mount! Perfect for MFT lenses or even adapters to other lens mounts such as PL. You get the same beautiful design that features a machined aluminum chassis, interchangeable optics using Passive Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount for manually operated lenses and adapters, 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.

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 1920×1080 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)
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Weight 3.3 lb (1.5 kg)
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.

Q: What SSD’s should I use with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera?

A: SSD’s which are qualified for RAW CinemaDNG video capture will also work well for compressed video capture. There are some SSD’s which we have tested and found to drop frames when capturing RAW CinemaDNG video. However, they still work well when capturing compressed video.

The following SSD’s are recommended for RAW CinemaDNG video capture:

OCZ 240GB Vertex 3 (VTX3-25SAT3-240G)
OCZ 480GB Vertex 3 (VTX3-25SAT3-480G)
OCZ 240GB Deneva 2 (firmware 2.22) (D2CSTK251M21-0240)
Intel 335 Series 240GB SSD (SSDSC2CT240A4K5)
Intel 520 Series 240GB SSD (SSDSC2CW240A310)
Intel 520 Series 480GB SSD (SSDSC2CW480A310)
Kingston 120GB SSDNow V+200 (SVP200S3/120G)
Kingston 240GB SSDNow V+200 (SVP200S3/240G)
Kingston HyperX 240GB (SH100S3/240G)
Sandisk Extreme 240GB (SDSSDX-240G-G25)
Sandisk Extreme 480GB (SDSSDX-480G-G25)
PNY 240GB Prevail SSD (firmware 5.0.2) (SSD9SC240GCDA-PB)
OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD (firmware 5.0.2) (OWCSSDMX6G240T)
OWC 120GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G (Firmware Rev 5.0.7) (OWCSSDMX6G120T)
OWC 240GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G (Firmware Rev 5.0.6) (OWCSSDMX6G240T)
OWC 480GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G (Firmware Rev 5.0.6) (OWCSSDMX6G480)
Digistor 128GB SSD Professional Video Extreme (DIG-PVD128E, pre-formatted ExFat)
Digistor 240GB SSD Professional Video Series (DIG-PVD240S, pre-formatted ExFat)
Digistor 480GB SSD Professional Video Series (DIG-PVD480S, pre-formatted ExFat)
Angelbird 240B AV Pro (Firmware 2.54)

In addition to the above, these SSDs work ONLY for compressed video capture:

Crucial 256GB M4 (firmware 000F) (CT256M4SSD2)
OCZ Agility 3 240GB (AGT3-25SAT3-240G)
Sandisk Extreme 120GB (SDSSDX-120G-G25)

Additional information

Weight 6.44 lbs
Dimensions 13 x 9 x 7 in

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