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    The Blackmagic Design Cinema - An Overview

    Cinema Blackmagic UltraScope EOSHD Dan May

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    #1 BlackmagicUser

    Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:13 AM

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    Cinematographers form a personal relationship with their camera for a creative partnership that can last years and span every location on the planet! Starting with a chassis machined from solid aluminum, capped with a smooth rubber front and rear for easy grip, plus a rear facing touchscreen for easy metadata entry, you get a stylish design that’s optimized for the whole post production workflow. Blackmagic Cinema Camera includes standard jack audio so there are no custom connectors!

    The best interview about the camera was conducted by POST Magazine and Grant Petty himself, which you can find here :


    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.

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    Availability and Price

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

    Read it reviewed by EOSHD.com

    "Blackmagic not just by name – why the Cinema Camera is the future"



    Dan May from BlackMagic Design introduces and walks us through one of the most talked about cameras at NAB 2012, a 2.5K, 13 stop, selectable codec camera priced at just under $3,000 / £2000.



    Pre-order the £1925 / $3000 Blackmagic Cinema Camera here

    Click ‘How to Buy’ and follow link to your preferred dealer

    An excellent and very thorough review of the Cinema Camera was written by Adam Wilt of Pro Video Coalition which you can view here :


    #2 voodoo_daddy

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    Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:55 AM

    I love this camera! When I first read about it, I could hardly believe it, as I was looking at the specs it was like a checklist that fixed every single thing that I didnt like about the RED scarlet. For the price of RED SSD media I can just buy a Black Magic! My only gripe about the camera is the funny looking case. It wont stop me from buying one, but I sure hope that you come up with a cooler one that is "black" and his machined grip on the sides.

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