Our Flashpoint Blackmagic Super Cage +Matte Box Bundle turns the Blackmagic Cinema Camera into a production-ready tool by providing the addition of optional essentials. The Blackmagic Cinema Camera takes all the high quality features of a professional digital cinema camera and packs them into a unique design. As revolutionary as the Blackmagic Camera may be, it still requires expansion capabilities like articulated arms, ball heads, and adapters to hold all sorts of add-ons, like mic shock mounts, on-camera lights, rails, audio recorders, electronic viewfinders, monitors, and more. The Blackmagic camera's unusual shape, weight and overall design create some challenges for mounting accessories for practical video production.
Our unique and precisely built form-fitting aluminum cage surrounds the camera and provides a generous combination of 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded mounting points found on all sides. It securely mounts to the camera using upper and lower mounting screws.
There are multiple mounting points on all sides allowing easy attachment of a tripod plate, accessories, or other production rigging. The open cage design allows for easy access to the battery door, SSD drive, camera controls and I/O ports without interference from the the cage... while the LCD screen remains unobstructed.
The baseplate adapter provides support for 15mm rod pairs, which are locked and adjusted using the levers on the sides of the baseplate.This allows you to use a follow focus, matte box, or other 15mm rod accessories.
The bundled Flashpoint Matte Box System II protects image clarity and contrast by preventing lens flare and glare from natural and artificial light sources. This lightweight but sturdy device is equipped with dual ABS plastic filter frames and stages and can accommodate filters 4 x 4" and 4 x 4.5" filters. One filter stage can be rotated 360 degrees when shooting with circularpolarizing or gradient filters; the other is fixed. Both filter frames can be locked in position but are easily removed.
The removable coated aluminum French flag and two side doors attach securely viaa bayonet mount and thumb screws. The blades are easily adjusted-even while looking through the viewfinder for the most precise placement-and can be folded flat for storage or protection of the lens during transport.
The detrimental effects of light entering even the most expensive lenses can cheapen your final product. While 'you can save it in post' is a familiar expression, endless hours and expense can be saved by getting better footage while recording. Likewise, using filters during your shoot can give you great color and style before anywhere near editing.
One of the most important performance accessories is the included top handle forlow-angle shots or simply an easier way to carry the camera.
Altogether, the Flashpoint Blackmagic Super Cage Bundle is the center of a complete solution to add indispensible stability and connectivity for video production to your Blackmagic Cinema Camera.