Blackmagic Cinema Cameras
The professional digital film cameras you can
hold in your hand!
Introducing the world’s smallest digital film cameras with an incredibly strong design. Blackmagic Cinema Cameras feature wide dynamic range for shooting true digital film combined with precision PL, EF and MFT 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! You can choose from models with two different types of cinematic image sensors and three different types of lens mounts such as PL, EF or MFT, depending on your needs.
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
Get richer colors and a more creative depth of field
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.
Use PL, EF or MFT Lenses
No other camera gives you more choice in lenses
You can choose between models with PL, EF or MFT lens mounts so you can use the world’s best and most technically sophisticated lenses. The PL models allow you to use, or even rent, professional cinema lenses from companies such as Panavision™, ARRI™ or Zeiss™. You can even use vintage PL cinema lenses when you’re shooting period work where you want to recreate the look of that time by using the actual lens they used back in those days! The EF models let you use high resolution Canon™ photographic lenses for amazing quality, while the passive MFT model allows super small lenses and the flexibility to adapt to other lens mounts.
Passive MFT MountEF MountPL Mount
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.
Get the resolution to allow reframing your shots
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.
Ultra HD 3840 x 2160HD 1920 x 1080Shoot high quality images in native RAW or ProRes for amazing resolution, perfect for reframing shots in HD.
Super Fast SSD
Move shots from camera
to edit instantly!
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
Edit and color correct without converting files!
Industry Standard Connections
Never get caught out on-set
without a custom cable!
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, ¼” 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.
|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 1920x1080 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) |