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Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K EF Mount (Body Only)

Features Super 35 size 4K sensor, EF mount, 12 stops of Dynamic range, SSD recorder and display.
Part No: BMD-CINECAMPROD4KEF

The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4k offers stunning Ultra HD 4k filming from its Super 35mm sensor and offers stunning cinematic imagery all in a compact body and at a seriously affordable price.

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Product Description

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There are many benefits to shooting Ultra HD 4k, which has four times the resolution of 1080p, even when shooting for 1080p delivery as it allows you the opportunity to re-frame and still retain resolution. With 4K televisions now dominating the market place, there has never been a better and more affordable time to access this technology, and the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K delivers on all fronts.

The ability shoot in CinemaDNG RAW on the Blackmagic Production 4k means you have an incredible amount of dynamic range, just like in the days of film which is why Blackmagic call their technology ‘digital film’. Blackmagic Cinema Cameras shoot each frame with wide dynamic range so you get brighter highlights without clipping and rich detail and shadows. The ultra-wide dynamic range 4k sensor has so much range that you can even shoot indoors with correct exposure and still get full detail through windows outside.

The Blackmagic Production 4K Cameras offer incredible resolution, especially when delivering for 1080p

The Production 4K Cameras built in high resolution 5” LCD touch screen can be used for entering metadata directly into the camera by simply typing on the soft keyboard, so it’s as easy to use as any smartphone. Shot number can automatically increment, so you don’t have to enter it for each shot! Entering metadata directly into the camera means every time you record the shot information is recorded into the media file so editing software such as DaVinci Resolve 11 or Final Cut Pro X can quickly identify and locate the shot you need when you are in post production saving editing time and eliminating manual logging.

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.

Blackmagic Cinema Cameras record directly to files that are compatible with all major post applications. That means there’s no time wasted converting files before you start editing and color correction in post production. Blackmagic Cinema Cameras record ProRes so are very easy to use and even high resolution 4K ProRes files will play back from laptop computers. When recording RAW, files are still open format and use the open standard CinemaDNG RAW format so you get all the data off the sensor stored in a file that’s compatible with many software applications as well as the included DaVinci Resolve editing and color correction software.

Reviews:

"This camera is an excellent choice for anyone wanting to wade into 4K production. While I don't see myself delivering 4K any time soon, I can absolutely see the advantages of using 4K footage in a 1080 project, where the enahnced ability to crop and zoom opens all sorts of creative options." - Studio Daily

Features

Stunning Beauty of 4K

The latest high end televisions and video projectors support Ultra HD which is four times the resolution of 1080 HD. The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K creates visually lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW and ProRes 422 (HQ) files that are perfect for editing and grading with the software tools you already own.

Now you can shoot the most amazing high resolution music videos, episodic television productions, television commercials, sport, documentaries, interviews and feature films. The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K features a single 6G-SDI output for incredible Ultra HD live production.


Premium Quality

The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is precision engineered for quality in an incredibly small size. You get a beautifully crafted design featuring a machined aluminum chassis, EF lens mount for interchangeable optics, high resolution 4K Super 35 size sensor, global shutter, visually lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW and ProRes 422 (HQ) file format. With built in uncompressed audio recording you can record professional audio straight to the ProRes files and totally eliminate separate audio syncing during post production.

 

Large Super 35 Sensor

With a large Super 35 size sensor you get familiar framing and behavior from the lenses you already own! The sensor features a global shutter so you get perfect panning and with minimal crop factor you also get beautiful wide angle shots from your wide angle lenses. If you're working in HD you'll love the freedom to reframe and zoom into shots without any resolution loss, and when down scaling from 4K to HD you get incredibly smooth and clean images.

 

EF Compatible Lens Mount Supports the world's best lenses

With the EF compatible lens mount you can choose high quality optics that are designed to take advantage of the large Super 35 size sensor with minimal cropping. Use the world's most amazing optics from leading lens crafters like Canon, Zeiss and more, with full electronic control!

The EF compatible lens mount means you’re not locked into a specific lens, so you have the freedom to work with professional cinema lenses using rails, follow focus and other professional accessories!

 

Super Fast SSD Recorder

With a built in SSD recorder, Blackmagic Production Camera 4K easily captures 4K in ProRes 422 (HQ) and compressed CinemaDNG files. You get a 4K camera designed from the ground up to be part of your post production workflow! Capturing to a removable SSD means that once you’ve finished shooting you can simply connect the SSD to your computer and edit or color correct your shots straight from the disk! Disks can be formatted in either HFS+ or exFAT for Mac and Windows compatibility.

Record Times for 4K Resolution using ProRes

240Gb 36 Mins

480Gb 72 Mins

 

Open File Formats

Unlike traditional cameras that record obscure file formats that take time to convert before you can start post production, the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K records directly to files that are compatible with your editing software. The wide dynamic range of the Super 35 size sensor can be mapped into the quantizing range of the file, so you can color grade shots with greater detail in highlights and shadows. If you're working fast, simply select 'Video' and shoot in regular REC709 color space.

 

Beautifully Crafted Design

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K has been designed with portability and durability in mind. With standard connections and an internal battery inside a beautiful machined aluminum design, you can be confident that the Blackmagic Production

Camera 4K will easily handle the rigors of location work! A high resolution LCD display shows settings such as shutter speed, color temperature, aperture and timecode in an easy to read status strip.


Easy to Use Touchscreen

Use the capacitive touchscreen to access menus to change settings such as recording format, shutter angle and more! Double tap the screen to zoom into the image for fast and accurate focus. Tap once on the screen to display the metadata entry page where you can enter information such as shot number, search tags, scene number, timecode and more. You can even set shot number and other data to increment automatically! This metadata saves directly into your files and is compatible with popular editing software. Managing your files in post production is now much simpler!

 

Dynamic Range

With 12 stops of dynamic range you get amazing looking images beyond those of regular video cameras or even the highest end broadcast cameras. All this dynamic range is captured into ProRes or CinemaDNG files at 4K resolution, so images retain a

beautiful film look. By capturing more detail from the sensor you can make creative decisions during DaVinci Resolve color grading! You can really push the shadows or highlights in either direction and preserve fine details in the image!

 

Standard Connections

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K uses standard connections, so you never need to source custom cables! It includes a 6G-SDI connection for Ultra HD resolution or down converted HD output over a single SDI cable. The built in Thunderbolt connection lets you plug into a laptop computer and use the included UltraScope software for real time waveform monitoring. There are 1/4” jack mic/line inputs for recording the highest quality uncompressed audio, plus a 12V to 30V DC input, a 3.5mm headphone input socket and LANC remote control!

Specifications

Additional Information

Specification

The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is a complete self contained solution for shooting extremely high resolution Ultra HD 4K content! You get a large Super 35 size sensor with professional global shutter combined with precision EF mount optics, visually lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)™ file recording and 12 stops of dynamic range, as well as a 6G-SDI output! Monitor in high resolution on the built in touchscreen, plus change menus and enter metadata. Includes sun shield, power supply, carry strap, UltraScope waveform monitoring software and a full version of DaVinci Resolve software for Mac OS X and Windows.

 

Camera Features

  • Effective Sensor Size: 21.12mm x 11.88mm (Super 35).
  • Effective Resolution: 3840 x 2160
  • Shooting Resolutions: 3840 x 2160, 1920x1080.
  • Frame Rates: 3840 x 2160p23.98, 3840 x 2160p24, 3840 x 2160p25, 3840 x 2160p29.97, 3840 x 2160p30, 1920 x 1080p23.98, 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080p25, 1920 x 1080p29.97, 1920 x 1080p30, 1920 x 1080i50, 1920 x 1080i59.94.
  • Dynamic Range: 12 stops.
  • Focus: Focus button turns on peaking.
  • Iris Control: Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video mode.
  • 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: On screen 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.


Storage Features

  • Storage Type: Removable 2.5” SSD.
  • Storage Format: Mac OS Extended or exFAT format. SSDs can be formatted on any Mac or use Mediafour MacDrive (not included) on a Windows PC.
  • Storage Rates: 880 Mbps using Apple ProRes 422 (HQ).
  • Compressed Recording Formats: Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080, visually lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW at
  • 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080 with either Film or Video Dynamic Range.


Connections

  • SDI Video Output: 1 x 6G-SDI 10-bit 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: 2 channels in 6G-SDI 48 kHz and 24 bit.
  • Remote Control: 1 x 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop, Iris Control and Focus.
  • Computer Interface: Thunderbolt port for capture of HD video and audio. USB 2.0 mini B port for software updates and configuration.

 

Standards

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


Software

  • Software Included: DaVinci Resolve grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows. Blackmagic Media Express software. DiskSpeed Test.
  • Software Applications: Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier Pro, After Effects, Nuke, Photoshop, Pro Tools, DaVinci Resolve, UltraScope, Media Express, Disk Speed Test.


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

 

Power Requirements

  • External Power: 11V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included.
  • Power: Integrated Lithium Ion Polymer rechargeable battery. 11V-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.


Accessories

  • Optional Accessories: Blackmagic Cinema Camera Handles.


Dimensions and Weight

  • 166mm (W) x 113mm (D) x 126mm (H)
  • Weight: 1.7 kg

 

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating Temperature: 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
  • Storage Temperature: -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
  • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing


What's Included

  • Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
  • Sun Shield
  • Camera Strap
  • Turret Dust Cap
  • 12V AC Adapter

 

Product Warranty

  • 12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

 

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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