FREEMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design (www.blackmagicdesign.com) recently cut pricing for both its EF and MFT model Cinema Cameras. Priced at $1995, the Cinema Camera offers 13 stops of wide dynamic range and a 2.5K sensor for digital film-quality shooting.
RAW, ProRes or DNxHD recording is possible, allowing files to be opened directly in most popular editing software programs. With its fast SSD recorder, rechargeable battery, and five-inch LCD touchscreen, users can begin shooting right out of the box. The touchscreen monitor allows for easy monitoring, metadata entry, adjusting of camera settings, and fast and accurate focus.
Customers can choose from the original EF-compatible mount model, which lets them use Canon and Zeiss lenses with full electronic control of the iris, of the Passive Micro Four Thirds (MFT) model, which gives users 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. For high-end work, filmmakers can shoot in uncompressed 12-bit CinemaDNG RAW. Blackmagic’s included DaVinci Resolve color grading software is also included.
“The response to the Blackmagic Cinema Camera has been incredible,” says Grant Petty, CEO of 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!”
In addition to 2.5K, the Cinema Camera supports 1080HD resolution capture in 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 fps. A Thunderbolt connection allows direct camera capture via included Media Express software. Live waveform monitoring is possible via the included Blackmagic UltraScope software.