Two new cameras from Black Magic, just announced at the National Association of Broadcasters meeting in Las Vegas this week, is already available for preorder at B&H.
One is being called the Pocket Cinema Camera (cue the standard jokes). The specs are impressive for the footprint.
Super 16mm Sized Image Sensor
Active Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
13 Stops of Dynamic Range
Records Full HD 1080 CinemaDNG RAW
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at 220 Mbps
ortable Design (5″ Long and 12.5 oz)
3.5″ LCD Display with 800×480 Resolution
Uses SDXC and SDHC Memory Cards
EN-EL20 Compatible Rechargeable Battery
HDMI, LANC, 3.5mm Audio Input and Output
The second new Black Magic camera is a 4K production camera that doesn’t look a whole lot bigger than the Pocket Cinema Camera but outputs 4K RAW and that’s likely to be a game changer in a lot of productions.
4K Super 35mm Sensor with Global Shutter
Canon EF Compatible Lens Mount
Records 4K (3840×2160) & HD (1920×1080)
Compressed CinemaDNG RAW
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
Bulit-in SSD Recorder
12 Stops of Dynamic Range
6G-SDI Output for Ultra HD via One Cable
5″ Touchscreen LCD (800×480 Resolution)
Includes DaVinci Resolve and UltraScope
With some filmmakers already pre-ordering both cameras, it’s going to be interesting to see if Black Magic can sweep aside the last vestiges of the old DSLR filmmaking market for a brave new crop of high end video cameras.