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Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF Mount (Body Only)

Features EF mount, 13 stops of dynamic range, 2.5K sensor, SSD recorder and display.
Part No: BMD-CINECAM26KEF

The Blackmagic Design Cinema Cameras are the world’s smallest professional digital film cameras and utilize a super 35mm sensor with Apple ProRes 422 and Raw file formats to offer an affordable but seriously high quality film production camera.

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Blackmagic Design

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The Blackmagic Cinema Camera have been designed from the ground up as an elegant solution for cinematographers who are making feature films, music videos and TV commercials. The incredible super 35mm sensor renders true cinematic images on what Blackmagic call digital film, to broadcast standards such as Apple ProRes422 and CinemaDNG RAW. The minimal crop factor of the Blackmagic Design Cinema Cameras 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.

The Blackmagic Design Cinema Cameras offer stunning colours and shallow depth of field

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.

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 steadycams 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.

Reviews:

"The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera is pretty much the perfect post-DSLR camera." - Filmmaker Magazine

Specifications

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Camera Features

  • Active 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
  • Active Sensor Size: 15.81mm x 8.88mm
  • Dynamic Range: 13 stops
  • Focus: Focus button turns on peaking
  • Iris Control: Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings so no pixel is clipped
  • Lens Mount: EF and ZE mount compatible with electronic iris control
  • Screen Dimensions: 5" and 800 x 480 resolution
  • Screen Type: Integrated LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Metadata Support: Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords
  • Controls: Onscreen touch menus and physical buttons for recording and transport control
  • Microphone: Integrated mono microphone
  • Speaker: Integrated mono speaker
  • Mounting Options: 3 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread mounting points on top of camera. 1 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread tripod mount with locator pin.
  • Power: Integrated Lithium-ion Polymer rechargeable battery.
  • 12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.
  • Battery Life: Approximately 90 minutes
  • Battery Charge Time: Approximately 2 hours when not in use.
  • Camera Dimensions: 166.2mm by 113.51mm x 126.49mm excluding detachable sunshade and turret dust cap
  • Camera Weight: 1.7 kg

 

Storage Features

  • Storage Type: Removable 2.5” SSD
  • Storage Format: Mac OS Extended format. SSDs can be formatted on any Mac or use Mediafour MacDrive (not included) on a Windows PC.
  • Storage 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 Formats: RAW 2.5K CinemaDNG
  • Compressed Recording Formats: Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD. All compressed recording in 1920x1080 10-bit YUV with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range.

 

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” jacks for professional balanced analog audio, switchable between mic and line levels.
  • Analog Audio Output: 1 x 3.5mm stereo headphone output
  • SDI Audio Output: 4 channels in HD-SDI
  • Remote Control: 1 x 2.5mm LANC for Rec 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.

 

Standards

  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 292M.
  • SDI Audio Sampling: 48 kHz and 24 bit.


Extras

  • Software Included: DaVinci Resolve grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows. Media Express software for video capture from the camera’s Thunderbolt port.
  • Blackmagic UltraScope software for waveform monitoring from the camera’s Thunderbolt port.
  • Accessories: Detachable sun shield, camera strap, turret dust cap and 12V AC adapter.
  • Product Warranty: 12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.


Optional Accessories

  • Camera Handles: Blackmagic Cinema Camera Handles
 

Minimum system requirements for Mac OS X 

  • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later
  • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later
  • A suitable USB 2.0 port
  • Thunderbolt port for UltraScope and Media Express when using Blackmagic Cinema Camera or Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

 

Minimum system requirements for Windows 

  • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
  • A suitable USB 2.0 port
  • A suitable Thunderbolt port when using Blackmagic Cinema Camera or Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

 

Installing Blackmagic Camera Utility

Before installing the software, we recommend that you run "Uninstall Camera Utility" first.

After loading the software on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF or MFT, you may notice a slight flickering on the built-in LCD screen. This is normal and expected behaviour. The flickering will go away after a few minutes of operation.

 

The Blackmagic Camera Installer package installs: 

  • Blackmagic Camera Utility
  • Blackmagic Media Express
  • Blackmagic UltraScope
  • Blackmagic Disk Speed Test 

 

Download Blackmagic Camera 1.9.7 Software Update 

This software update adds in camera HFS+ (Mac) and ExFAT (Mac/Windows) disk formatting to Blackmagic Cinema Camera and the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

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