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About Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera with EF Mount
The BlackMagic Design Cinema Camera is a true digital video camera shrunken down to go where no other cinema camera has gone. The BlackMagic Cinema Camera's machined metal construction provides a sturdy and rigid workhorse. Unlike DSLRs that rely on "HDR" processing to force dynamic range, the sensor was designed for a full 13-stop dynamic range designed specifically to capture moving images and subjects. This camera offers an unbeatable performance and creative depth of field control that produces motion-picture quality results. Packed with 3G-SDI or 6G-SDI on the 4K model for monitoring, 1/4" mic/line audio inputs and a Thunderbolt connection for live streaming. When you want external camera and lens control a LANC port is included. Unlike other digital video cinema cameras, the BlackMagic Design Cinema Camera uses off-the-shelf, super fast solid-state drives which already provide some of the best dollar/GB value.

Key Features

  • Sensor Resolution 2592 x 2192 delivering 2.5k resolution.
  • 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
  • 13 stops Dynamic Range
  • Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings
  • EF and ZE mount compatible with electronic iris control
  • Integrated LCD touchscreen
  • Metadata Support: auto camera data and user data
  • Integrated mono microphone and speaker


If you're looking for a compact cinema camera that delivers true cinema quality video with no compromises then skip on the DSLR and get a camera that means business. The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera with EF Mount offers an amazing sensor, wide dynamic range, and a wealth of industry standard connections.


From the Manufacturer

Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Cinema Cameras feature wide dynamic range for shooting true digital film combined with EF mount optics and high quality RAW and ProRes file recording. The built in touchscreen lets you monitor, change settings, display audio and exposure metering and enter metadata directly on the camera!

Shoot Digital Film!
Only digital film cameras give you amazing cinematic images

The reason the latest and most amazing television commercials, music videos and feature films look so good is because they've been shot with a digital film camera and then color corrected using DaVinci Resolve. Video cameras, even high end broadcast video cameras, always just look like sharper home movies because they're limited to a regular video sensor. Blackmagic Cinema Cameras are true wide dynamic range digital film cameras designed to shoot with cinematic quality. Imagine adding the style and quality of digital film to your latest TV commercial, feature film, music video or even documentary, weddings or corporate videos!

Super 35mm Size Sensor
If you need higher resolution, global shutter and a more creative depth of field then the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K models feature a large Super 35 size sensor and professional PL or EF lens mounts, so is the perfect choice. You get incredible Ultra HD images with 12 stops of dynamic range for feature film quality shooting. The minimal crop factor lets you shoot with super wide angle lenses so you get images that are big and beautiful, plus have the dynamic range to capture highlight and shadow details far beyond that of any traditional video camera.

Wide Dynamic Range
Video cameras clip highlights and shadows giving you images that look like video. Some cameras use multiple exposures or "HDR mode" to simulate wide dynamic range but that doesn't work well with motion video where you have movement. Blackmagic Cinema Cameras shoot each frame with wide dynamic range so you get brighter highlights without clipping and rich detail and shadows. The ultra wide dynamic range 2.5K sensor has so much range that you can even shoot indoors with correct exposure and still get full detail through windows outside! This is the secret that allows feature film imagery when color grading with DaVinci Resolve.

A true digital film camera, shrunk down to a handheld size
The Blackmagic Cinema Cameras have been precision engineered from machined metal and miniaturized using the latest advanced electronics to deliver a rugged digital film camera that has the strength to be rigged even when supporting a heavy PL mount lens. Unlike most cameras that use plastic, the machined metal design of the Blackmagic Cinema Cameras can be hand held, rigged on cranes, used on Steadycam and more. The super small design still includes an SSD recorder capable of recording RAW, touchscreen LCD, internal active cooling for the cinematic sensor and standard SDI, audio and Thunderbolt connections.

High Resolution
With the choice of two high resolution sensors, at 2.5K ultra wide dynamic range or 4K wide dynamic range, you get enough resolution to reframe shots, eliminate bayer loss for full resolution color and to shoot in native Ultra HD. With the latest incredibly large screen TV's available to consumers the demand for Ultra HD content has never been greater. The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K model is the perfect choice for Ultra HD production and you can shoot native RAW to get every single bit of data direct from the sensor or you can shoot in ProRes for high quality video files that are as easy to use as HD files. That means you can shoot in Ultra HD with the same workflow as HD.

Touchscreen allows metadata entry direct on the camera!
The built in high resolution 5" LCD touchscreen can be used for entering metadata directly into the camera by simply typing on the soft keyboard, so it's as easy to use as any smartphone. Shot number can automatically increment, so you don't have to enter it for each shot! Entering metadata directly into the camera means every time you record the shot information is recorded into the media file so editing software such as DaVinci Resolve 11 or Final Cut Pro X can quickly identify and locate the shot you need when you are in post production saving editing time and eliminating manual logging.

Super Fast SSD
Most professional digital film cameras use proprietary media only available from the manufacturer which increases the cost of using the camera. The Blackmagic Cinema Cameras eliminate this "usage tax" by using off the shelf computer solid state disks, or SSDs, so you can buy high performance storage media at much lower cost as well as getting higher speeds and capacity by taking advantage of the latest generation SSDs the moment they are available. SSDs can be mounted on your Mac or Windows machine using adapter cables or a Blackmagic MultiDock and because the speeds are so high you can edit directly off the SSD without time wasting file copying.

Open Standard File Formats
Blackmagic Cinema Cameras record directly to files that are compatible with all major post applications. That means there's no time wasted converting files before you start editing and color correction in post production. Blackmagic Cinema Cameras record ProRes so are very easy to use and even high resolution 4K ProRes files will play back from laptop computers. When recording RAW, files are still open format and use the open standard CinemaDNG RAW format so you get all the data off the sensor stored in a file that's compatible with many software applications as well as the included DaVinci Resolve editing and color correction software.

Industry Standard Connections
When you're on-set the last thing you need is to hold up dozens of very expensive people while you look around for a custom camera cable! The Blackmagic Cinema Cameras use standard connectors so you can simply use regular video, audio and power cables plus you save money because you don't need to purchase custom accessories. You get 3G-SDI or 6G-SDI on the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K model for monitoring, 1/4" mic/line audio inputs and a Thunderbolt connection for live streaming from the camera and scopes when using the included UltraScope software. When you want external camera and lens control a LANC port is included.

Use Your Favorite Software
The files you record on Blackmagic Cinema Cameras are compatible with virtually every video software tool available on every computer platform available. Simply plug the SSD into your computer and drop the files straight into the software you want to use. Now you can use powerful editing, color correction, visual effects, audio post production tools such as DaVinci Resolve, Fusion, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro, ProTools and many more!

DaVinci Resolve 11 Included!
Every Blackmagic Cinema Camera includes a full copy of DaVinci Resolve 11 so you can immediately begin editing and color grading the RAW files without purchasing any additional software. That means you get a complete solution for managing and backing up your media, editing, color correction and authoring final video and film master files for distribution. The full copy of DaVinci Resolve included with the camera includes support for multi user timelines, temporal noise reduction, 3D tools and much more.

Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera Features

  • 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.
  • Detail Preservation: 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 DaVinciResolve 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 AW uncompressed and compressed file formats.
  • EF Compatible Lens Mount: With Blackmagic Cinema Camera you can use the most amazing optics from the world's leading lens crafters such as Canon, Zeiss and many more. Blackmagic Cinema Camera is compatible with EF and ZE mount lenses, so you can use the lenses you already own!
  • Versatile Lens Options: 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! Blackmagic Cinema Camera allows full electronic control of your lens, so you cansimply point, set iris and focus on command.
  • 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.
  • LCD Touchscreen: 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 DNxHDcompressed video formats.
  • Open Standard: 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 computerand edit or color your shots straight from the disk!
  • Premium Quality Design: A stylish machined aluminum design, capped with a smooth rubber front and rear for easy grip, plus a rear facing touchscreen for easy metadata entry.
  • Standard Connections: With standard connections there's no need for custom cables! You get ¼? jack audio inputs, 3 Gb/s SDI output and a Thunderbolt port for computer capture!
  • Includes DaVinci Resolve: DaVinci Resolve 9.0 software lets you take advantage of Blackmagic Cinema Camera's wide dynamic range images that are perfect for color correction!
  • Includes UltraScope: UltraScope gives you technically accurate scopes on any computer connected by Thunderbolt. Get Parade, Waveform, Vectorscope, Histogram and more!

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