Blackmagic Cinema Camera

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Blackmagic Designs announces Blackmagic Cinema Camera




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Blackmagic Designs, a company perhaps best known among film-makers for its external recording boxes, has announced its first camera - the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. The new model captures 2.5K 12bit RAW footage with 13 stops of dynamic range on a sensor that is, at 16.64 x 14.04mm slightly smaller than the Micro Four Thirds standard. The lens mount takes Canon EF or Zeiss ZF lenses and the compact body includes a capacitive touchscreen and a Thunderbolt connection. Andrew Reid from
EOSHD.com has had a closer look at the camera and writes about his first impressions on his site.



Press Release:


NAB 2012, Las Vegas, USA - April 16, 2012 - Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Cinema Camera, a revolutionary digital cinema camera design that includes powerful features such as super wide 13 stops of dynamic range, high resolution 2.5K sensor, built in high bandwidth SSD recorder, open file format support, color correction with full version of DaVinci Resolve and a built in LCD with metadata entry, all in an attractive compact design for only US$2,995.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design NAB 2012 booth at #SL220.

Many current generation video cameras suffer from a "video look" due to a limited contrast range, a maximum HD resolution sensor, poor quality optics and lenses, the use of heavy video compression for file recording and poor integration with NLE software metadata management. With these limitations, they cannot be used for high end work or feature films.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera has been designed to eliminate these problems so customers get a true feature film look, and at an affordable cost can shoot high end television commercials, episodic television programming and feature films.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera includes a super wide 13 stops of dynamic range, large 2.5K sensor, a built in SSD recorder that has the bandwidth to capture open standard CinemaDNG RAW, ProRes and DNxHD files, a built in capacitive touch screen LCD for direct metadata entry, standard jack audio connections, built in high-speed Thunderbolt connection, 3 Gb/s SDI output, a refrigerated sensor for low noise, and is fully compatible with extremely high quality Canon EF and Zeiss ZF mount lenses.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera also includes a full copy of DaVinci Resolve for color correction and Blackmagic UltraScope software for waveform monitoring. UltraScope can be run on a laptop connected to the camera via a Thunderbolt connection.

One of the most important features of the camera is its super wide dynamic range of 13 stops, allowing feature film quality images. Commonly people focus on more pixels, however often this just creates a higher resolution, but still "video" looking images that suffer from highlight and black clipping that limits details. Blackmagic Cinema Camera's wide dynamic range eliminates this problem and provides film quality with dramatically more detail retained in black and whites in the image. Once the shoot is complete, the included DaVinci Resolve color correction software can be used to adjust images and take advantage of this extra range in the images. The high quality EF and ZF lens compatibility also helps create sharp and cinematic images that look incredible.

To eliminate the damage that low bit depth and high compression video storage creates, Blackmagic Cinema Camera includes a fast SSD recorder. The built in SSD recorder can record on fast solid state disks the full sensor detail in 12 bit Log RAW files in the open standard CinemaDNG format. These files can be read by all high end video software. The full 2.5K sensor data is stored in the files completely uncompressed because the SSD has the speed to store video data at the required rate. Then this high quality file can be color corrected on DaVinci Resolve for the same high quality result currently only possible on cameras costing tens of thousands of dollars.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera has been designed as the perfect companion to Final Cut Pro X and Avid Media Composer NLE software. Unlike other cameras, which require the use of custom video file formats that are not compatible with popular NLE software, often making the post production process a nightmare, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera includes absolutely no custom video file formats, and every file type included is open standard. It records into CinemaDNG format for RAW files, ProRes and DNxHD for HD resolution files compatible with Final Cut Pro X and Avid Media Composer.

The built in large LCD display makes focus easy, and allows playback of captured files. Blackmagic Cinema Camera includes a built in microphone, as well as external jack based mic/line level balanced audio connections. When playing back recorded clips, a speaker is built in, and there is an included headphone socket, as well as embedded audio on the SDI output and Thunderbolt connection. The SDI output includes all camera data such as timecode, transport control, shutter angle, color temperature setting and ASA information overlaid in attractive anti aliased fonts.

For easy metadata entry, the built in LCD features fast and responsive capacitive touch screen technology. When the user taps the display with a finger, a data entry window called the "slate" appears. This lets the user enter shot information just like typing on a smart phone. 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. All camera settings can be changed on this touch LCD, such as frame rate, shutter angle, color temperature, dynamic range, focus assist settings and more.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera includes an innovative industrial design built from solid machined aluminum metal which results in an attractive but rugged design. All of the camera, recorder and display have been shrunk down into a lightweight design thats very portable.

"This is one of the most exciting products we have ever created and its been a work in progress for a very long time," said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. "Ever since I was a telecine engineer back in the 1990's I have wished that video cameras would include features that allowed them to perform creatively similar to film. However current digital cameras are too heavy, way too expensive and need costly accessories to work. We felt there was a need for a camera that delivered these features in a design that's optimized for professional video shoots, as well as being a compact, elegant design that's easily affordable. We think we have achieved that!"

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Key Features



  • High resolution 2.5K sensor allows improved anti aliasing and reframing shots.
  • Super wide 13 stops of dynamic range allows capture of increased details for feature film look.
  • Built in SSD allows high bandwidth recording of RAW video and long duration compressed video.
  • Open file formats compatible with popular NLE 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.
  • Compatible with extremely high quality Canon EF and Zeiss ZF lenses.
  • Supports 2.5K and 1080HD resolution capture in 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 9.0 color grading software.


Availability and Price


Blackmagic Cinema Camera will be available July 2012 for US$2,995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.


Press Releases: http://www.blackmagic-design.com/press/pressdetails/?releaseID=28603
 

evanfotis

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Το βράδυ είχε πέσει ο σέρβερ της blackmagic απο το συνοστισμό...
Άν εξαιρέσουμε το μικρό σένσορα, αξίζει με το παραπάνω.
 

Kosh

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Παρα πολυ σοβαρη εταιρεια.

Aπο τις ελαχιστες που συστηνω ολα της τα προιοντα. Απο την εξωτερικη εγγραφη εως τον προσφατα αποκτημενο davinci το οποιο εβγαλε μια κινηση ματ στην αγορα σε τιμη τρελλη.

Μια ματια στα προιοντα της .

Μακαρι να της παει καλα να φαει λιγο χωμα η Canon με τις υπεροπτικες τιμες της.
 

Photis

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Θα συμφωνήσω με τον Ναθαναήλ για τη σοβαρότητα της εταιρίας. Καλή ποιότητα σε παραπάνω από προσιτή τιμή. Το βασικό πρόβλημα που βλέπω εγώ στα specs της συγκεκριμένης κάμερας είναι το μεγεθος του σένσορα. Τον ήθελα λίγο πιο μεγάλο και ας μην είχε τα 2.5Κ. Δύσκολα θα παρουμε το ρηχό βάθος πεδίου που δίνουν οι APS-C των DSLR, ενώ και στο θέμα των φακών θα πρέπει να τα στάξουμε πολύ για να έχουμε καλη λύση σε ευρυγώνιο... Δεν θα ήταν η δική μου επιλογή.
 

Kosh

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Aνεξαρτητως παντως μεγεθους αισθητηρα και αποδοσης αυτου ειναι αξιοθαυμαστη υλοποιηση. Και μονο το οτι γραφει απευθειας σε ssd και σαν εξοδο δεν εχει τις συνηθεις hdmi αλλα HD-SDI ειναι breathless.

Στην ουσια ειναι η red scarlet που περιμεναμε ολοι καποτε να βγει αλλα δεν βγηκε ποτε.

Κοστος 3 χλιαδες δολλαρια, μεγαλυτερη των 1080p αναλυση κλπ κλπ. Αν θυμασαι Φωτη και εκεινη η πρωτη scarlet που ειχε ανακοινωθει και περιμεναν ολοι πως και πως αισθητηρα 2/3´ θα ειχε αρα ειναι και θεμα κοστους η επιλογη μεγεθους αισθητηρα.

Τους προλαβε ομως η Canon και τους λεηλατησε την αγορα με την 5dII.


υγ

Πηρες χαμπαρι οτι με την αγορα της καμερας δωριζουν και το davinci resolve ? :Banane0:


Δηλαδη κατω απο 2000 δολλαρια κοστιζει πραγματικα η καμερα....
 

Photis

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Φυσικά και το πήρα χαμπάρι. Αν και το θεωρώ αρκετά ξεπερασμένο πια. Το ειχα δει στημένο στη hardware σουίτα στην Ολλανδία το 2008, όταν κόστιζε σαν σύστημα 100.000 ευρώ. Τώρα το πήρε η blackmagic design και το έδινε στο χιλιάρικο, ενώ τώρα το δίνουν σαν software bundle μαζί με το καμεράκι τους. Blackmagic και ξερό ψωμί!!!:music-smiley-005:
 

Portioli

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NAB 2012: MATT ALLARD TALKS IN DETAIL TO BLACKMAGIC ABOUT THEIR $2995 DIGITAL CINEMA CAMERA

By technical editor Matt Allard:


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We managed to get an in depth preview of the new Blackmagic Digital Cinema camera in the show hall at NAB 2012 today. The camera offers some exciting features at what will be a breakthrough price if they deliver the on the image quality. It has a Micro 4/3 sensor which utilizes a crop that is slightly smaller (16.64 x 14.04mm) than the whole sensor and marries that with either a Canon EF or Nikon lens mount. Footage is recorded at 2.5K (2432 x 1366) in 12bit RAW and the company claim a dynamic range of 13 stops.





The camera records RAW or compressed video to a built in SSD drive. File formats are CinemaDNG 12 bit RAW, Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD. It also has a thunderbolt connection built into the camera. This connection supports live waveform monitoring with the included Blackmagic UltraScope software.

Amazingly for the $2995 US price Blackmagic are also including a full copy of DaVinci Resolve 9.0 colour grading software. The camera should be available in July 2012.



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Sample videos have already begun to show up online – show far the colour and look of the camera images look promising. Head over here for some footage from John Brawley.

Also launched by Blackmagic today was the Ultrastudio Express HDMI and 3 Gb/s SDI I/O interface for Thunderbolt. This captures most standard resolutions up to 1080/60P and can be powered from a computer directly for a remarkable $495.


 

Kosh

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Και φυσικα γραφει σε RAW αρχειο.....οχι σε Jpeg που γραφει η Eos 1Dc.

Οι μονες καμερες που γραφουν σε RAW αρχειο ειναι οι RED και η ARRI Alexa αλλα με εξωτερικο εγγραφεα αν θυμαμαι καλα.
 

yiannakas

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μόλις διάβασα την είδηση στο dpreview, αμέσως σκέφτηκα εσένα kosh... ''θα έχει πέσει ξερός'' είπα... χαχαχα
 

Kosh

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Ξερος θα επεφτα αν εγραφε σε 4k και ειχε μεγεθος σενσορα s35 δηλαδη οσος της Canon eos 7D,.

Aλλα στα λεφτα (η τιμη του ειναι 20004 μιας και συμπεριλαμβανει software color grading αξιας 1000$) αυτα ειναι αξιοπροσεκτη επιλογη. Πολυ αξιοπροσεκτη αν τα αρχεια της συνεργαζονται καλα με το Davinci και μονταρονται ευκολα.
 

Kosh

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Αν η εικονα ειναι οπως την περιγραφουν θα ειναι ο θανατος των dslr αυτη η καμερα.

Και θα γονατισει πιθανον και τις πωλησεις των c300 της πιο υπερκοστολογημενης καμερας .

Ας κοιταξουν να βγαλουν γρηγορα την c500 γιατι τους βλεπω να μενουν ρεστοι......στην Canon.
 
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NEO HRAKLEIO
οσοι θελουν το ρηχο βαθος πεδιου μιας 5d , δε θα αρκεστουν σ αυτην ....
Λειπει επισης το 50-60p.
Ειναι παντως μια καλη κινηση...

Εχει autofocus ?
 

yiannakas

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Απάντηση: Re: Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Ξερος θα επεφτα αν εγραφε σε 4k και ειχε μεγεθος σενσορα s35 δηλαδη οσος της Canon eos 7D,.

υποπτεύομαι όμως ότι δεν μπορείς να κοιμηθείς τα βράδυα, στριφογυρίζεις στο κρεβάτι με την σκέψη της!! :smash:
 

Kosh

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Οχι . Διατιθεται με μοντουρα Eos (ef) αλλα και με zeiss.

Ομως αφου παιρνει ef αρα παιρνει πρακτικα τα ΠΑΝΤΑ.
 
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e , oxi kai τα παντα ρε Ναθ!
Το αντιθετο, τιποτα δε παιρνει απο m4/3 , sony nex, alpha mount , Leica, c mount κλπ .
Οτι παιρνουν οι canon παιρνει ...αυτη που παιρνει πραγματικα τα παντα ειναι oi sony με e-mount montoyra, πχ sony fs700 , gia mena h kalyterh binteokamera - dslr αυτη τη στιγμη.
4Κ ready, 240 FPS !!!, APC sensor size , ενσωματωμενο ND filter κλπ.

http://www.webpronews.com/sony-announces-fs700-super-35mm-camcorder-2012-04
http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/04/02/Sony-4k-ready-NEX-FS700-FS700E-camcorder
 
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Kosh

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e , oxi kai τα παντα ρε Ναθ!
Το αντιθετο, τιποτα δε παιρνει απο m4/3 , sony nex, alpha mount , Leica, c mount κλπ


Οι Eos παιρνουν Leica φακους οπως και πολλους αλλους ...

zuiko OM,nikon AI,contax zeiss, m42, pentax K , T2.

Tωρα αν δεν παιρνει τους m4/3 στα φρυδια μας ...υπαρχει τεραστια γκαμα απο ολους αυτους και ειναι αριστοι πολλοι απο αυτους.