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Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K (BM-CINECAMPROD4KEF)
Features Super 35 size 4K sensor, EF mount, 12 stops of Dynamic range, SSD recorder and display
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.
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
World’s most portable 4K digital film camera!
Shoot Ultra HD TV or 4K feature films with the new Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. You get a large Super 35 size sensor with professional global shutter combined with precision EF mount optics, high quality visually lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)™ file recording for a complete self contained solution. The built in touchscreen lets you monitor, change settings and enter metadata directly on the camera!
Stunning Beauty of 4K - Utilize the power of 4K resolution in your work
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 - Compact solid metal design
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
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 - Capture 4K ProRes™ directly to a removable SSD!
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 - Standard files for your NLE
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 - Machined from solid aluminum for strength and beauty
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 - Enter metadata on the camera
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 - Higher image quality means even more grading power
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 - No need to buy expensive custom cables!
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!
Elegant portable solution for professional shooting
The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is the world’s most portable Ultra HD 4K camera! The beautiful machined aluminum design is both lightweight and incredibly strong, so you can now shoot at 4K resolution in virtually any location with a camera you can hold in your hands! The design features a cinematic Super 35 size sensor, EF lens mount, built in SSD recorder, 5" touchscreen LCD, plus incredible 6G-SDI output.
EF Compatible Lens Mount - Choose from the world's best lens crafters
The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K features an EF compatible lens mount, so you can use the highest quality optics from leading lens crafters like Canon™, Zeiss™ and more. With so many EF compatible lenses you have the freedom to switch between prime and zoom lenses depending upon your shot. The camera has a large Super 35 size sensor and global shutter. You can even use super wide angle EF lenses to get the most amazing panoramic images with virtually no crop!
Elegant Design - A design that feels great to use
Every aspect of the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K has been meticulously designed so that you get beautiful high resolution images with a camera that feels great to shoot with! By using standard connections, universally compatible file formats and commonly available storage media, nothing is restrictive and the camera fits perfectly into your post production workflow! Attaching additional equipment such as an electronic view finder, microphone or camera support system is easy using the multiple 1/4” thread mounts on the top and bottom of the camera.
Capacitive Touchscreen - Responsive touchscreen lets you type in metadata
The high resolution touchscreen LCD is an integral part of the camera design. In addition to focusing and monitoring your shots the capacitive display is used for metadata entry and to adjust camera settings. This design eliminates complicated camera controls and menu systems. The time saving benefits of entering metadata directly into the camera files saves hours of separate logging and means you get a camera that’s been designed with your post production workflow in mind.
Standard Connections - Everything you need
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K uses standard connections that are conveniently located on one side of the camera. All connections are protected by rubber hoods to keep them clean from dust and dirt when not in use. With standard connections you never need to buy custom cables and if you forget to take a cable with you it’s easy to source a replacement. The camera includes a Thunderbolt connection so you can connect to a computer and use the included UltraScope software for on set scopes!
Built in SSD Recording - Handles high resolution video
Many cameras are designed to use proprietary storage media and file formats, which can both increase your storage costs and slow down the post production process. The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K features a built in SSD recorder for removable disks. These standard 2.5” solid state drives are fast, readily available from computer stores and constantly reducing in cost. Because the camera’s video and audio capture is synchronized within the ProRes 422 (HQ) file you can take files easily into post production.
Flexible Power Options - Wide 12V to 30V DC input plus a built in battery!
The inclusion of an internal rechargeable battery makes the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K a truly portable high resolution camera. You get up to 90 minutes of recording time from the battery and the remaining power information is shown in the data strip at the bottom of the picture. The wide input voltage of 12-30V means you can connect external professional battery packs that will let you operate the camera longer whilst recharging the internal battery at the same time.
Get the latest Ultra HD 4K imaging technology
The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K features advanced technology so that you have a complete solution for Ultra HD 4K production. The camera’s Super 35 size sensor and EF lens mount lets you use the highest quality lenses for full Ultra HD 4K resolution. You get ProRes and CinemaDNG file recording directly to fast removable SSDs and you can connect the camera in live environments using the built in 6G-SDI output. With greater dynamic range than typical high end production cameras you get beautiful Ultra HD 4K images!
Ultra HD 4K - Shoot native in amazing quality Ultra HD 4K
At a massive 3840 × 2160 pixels, Ultra HD 4K is 4 times the size of 1080HD, with twice the vertical and twice the horizontal resolution! Already acknowledged as the next generation of broadcast television, Ultra HD 4K content is being delivered today through web video channels and digital signage installations. The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is the perfect solution for Ultra HD 4K content creation, allowing you to shoot with the incredible sense of realism and beauty that the format offers.
Large Super 35 Sensor - Get creative depth of field and global shutter
The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K uses a Super 35 size sensor for full 3840 × 2160 Ultra HD 4K resolution images. The sensor is optimally sized for minimal crop factor so you get great shots from your wide angle lenses and maximum control over depth of field. With a global shutter you get perfect pans, and rippling is eliminated when the camera is exposed to vibration. The Super 35 size sensor is also perfect for HD, where you can re-frame, downscale and get incredible anti-aliased HD images.
Open File Format - Record in a file format used by your editing software
Many production cameras record proprietary file formats which need to be transcoded before you can start post production. By recording to ProRes and CinemaDNG your files work with popular video software. These open file formats maintain the full dynamic range recorded by the camera’s sensor and create files that are perfect for post production. You can even use Final Cut Pro X to edit the native Ultra HD files and color correct with DaVinci Resolve, maintaining a 4K workflow throughout post production.
12 Stops of Dynamic Range - Capture the world in RAW and get all the range of the image
The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K lets you shoot in either Film or Video mode to suit your needs. In Film mode the full dynamic range from the camera’s image sensor is recorded, so that with color correction you have the maximum information in the highlights and shadows of the images. When you shoot in Video mode the camera processes the images within the Rec709 color space that is a standard for HDTV. Video mode is perfect in situations where you need to deliver a project quickly that does not require color correction.
Super Fast SSD - Record to SSD for easy recording of high resolution video!
With a built in SSD recorder you get fast, reliable and low cost storage of your recorded files. An SSD has no mechanical moving parts, which reduces the risk of it being damaged during use. SSD technology has proven reliability and the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K uses the same 2.5” disks that are used in laptop and workstation computers. The fast read/write capability of SSDs are perfect for Ultra HD file recording.
Metadata - Enter metadata on the camera directly!
With so many digital assets in creative production, metadata management is essential. Metadata tags can be applied to files following their creation but this process in itself can be extremely time consuming. The Blackmagic Production 4K camera lets you enter metadata during the shooting process, which gets written to the file. By entering keywords, comments or simply marking a file as a favorite you can save hours when trying to find this file during post production. Metadata is written using standard protocols so it can be read by lots of different video software applications.
Blazing Fast Thunderbolt™ - Connect to a computer for real time scopes on set
The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K includes a Thunderbolt connection built into the camera. Advanced Thunderbolt technology provides an incredibly fast 10 Gb/s computer connection so you can capture the camera’s output. You can also use the Thunderbolt video output with the included Blackmagic UltraScope software and get technically accurate waveform monitoring, even when using a laptop on set.
Amazing 6G-SDI - 6G-SDI is 4 times faster than HD-SDI and sets new standards for SDI connectivity. Previously you required 4 separate SDI connections for Ultra HD, whereas now you can output Ultra HD over a single cable. 6G-SDI is the next generation of SDI connectivity and is already available across Blackmagic Design’s range of Ultra HD 4K solutions.
Professional Audio Recording - The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K includes analog audio connections using 1/4” jacks. By including analog audio connections you can use external directional and ambient microphones for effects and commentary to suit your audio requirements. All audio is written to the ProRes file, so is fully synchronized with your footage.
Remote Control - The LANC protocol is a standard method for the remote control of professional cameras. Blackmagic Production Camera 4K features a standard 2.5mm jack for connecting to a remote that lets you trigger the camera to start and stop recording, plus it supports electronic lens control of the focus and iris, all using an industry standard protocol and jack connection.
Record Ultra HD 4K Anywhere! - The compact solution for professional Ultra HD production
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K lets you create Ultra HD 4K content, in both recorded and live production environments. The Super 35 size sensor and EF lens mount offer fantastic creative opportunities, especially when you color correct the camera’s wide dynamic range files. You also get a camera that suits live production as it features an incredibly fast 6G-SDI output built in. It’s now possible to create high resolution Ultra HD 4K content with a camera you can hold in your hands!
Feature Films - Cinematic production in 4K
When you’re shooting feature films for high resolution projection it is important to start out with the highest possible image quality. The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K shoots at Ultra HD 4K resolution so you get images that start with 4 times the pixels of 1080HD. You also get files with 12 stops of dynamic range so that the creative look and style of your film can be changed using DaVinci Resolve, which is included with the camera! The Super 35 sensor provides a beautiful cinematic depth of field so you can take advantage of the full frame stills and cine lenses you already own.
Documentary - Capture the realism of life
In documentary filmmaking the camera goes where the story takes you, so you need to be agile enough to move quickly and never miss a shot. With the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K you get a camera that is responsive and easy to operate as there are no complicated menu structures or difficult to adjust settings. You also get the world’s most portable Ultra HD 4K camera, that can be used in its pure form by simply adding a lens and can be mounted to shoulder rigs and other camera support systems when you need to.
Independent Film - Tell your story in Ultra HD 4K
Independent film production no longer needs to look like video because of budget! Independent film is the lifeblood of the industry and the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is the perfect solution for independent production. The small size of the camera means you can get close to your subject and work in remote locations, working either handheld or with a professional camera rail system with follow focus and matte box. The camera is designed for post production, creating files that can be color graded natively with DaVinci Resolve.
Live Event Production - Connect to a switcher for live production
Ultra HD 4K is perfect for the most amazing live production. With the increasing size of giant screens at events HD resolution is no longer good enough. With an incredible native resolution of 3840 x 2160 you get 4 times the pixels of 1080HD to create a viewing experience that will wow any audience. You get so much more detail in an Ultra HD 4K image and movement remains amazingly smooth even on the largest screen. You can connect the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K to an ATEM Production Studio 4K using 6G-SDI for incredible live production.
Flexible enough to build into whatever camera rig you need!
The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K works with the widest range of professional camera accessories so that you can attach equipment and mount the camera to suit any situation. As the camera includes standard video and audio connections, plus features 1/4” thread mounting points virtually any accessory can be used. There’s also a huge range of accessories developed specifically for the camera by the world’s leading manufacturers.
Professional Camera Accessories - Select lenses, mounts, mics, controls and more
EF/ZE Compatible Lenses - The active EF compatible lens mount lets you use interchangeable optics that are large enough to take advantage of the camera’s Super 35 size sensor without any cropping. You can get lenses from the world’s leading lens crafters like Canon™, Zeiss™ and more.
Lens Mount Adapters - You can use commonly available adapters to mount different types of lenses on an EF mount. With adapters for Nikon F™ mount, ARRI PL™ and others you are not tied to a single lens system and can take advantage of using lenses you already own!
Standard Audio 1/4” Accessories - Blackmagic Production Camera 4K features 1/4” thread mounting points on the top and bottom of the camera, plus there are audio jack inputs for external audio. This means you can easily add ambient and directional microphones and other equipment to the camera.
LANC Accessories - With the 2.5mm LANC remote jack you can attach remote controllers to tripods and other camera supports. The LANC protocol triggers Record Start and Stop, plus electronic lens control of the iris and focus, all using an industry standard protocol.
3rd Party Mounts - Mount the camera to tripods, camera stabilizing systems, vehicle mounts and more using the 1/4” thread mounts on the top and bottom of the chassis. There’s an amazing choice of high quality camera rail systems with follow focus and matte boxes.
- Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
- Camera Strap
- Turret Dust Cap
- 12V AC Adapter
- Sun Shield
- DaVinci Resolve Software
- Blackmagic UltraScope
- no lens included!
Blackmagic Design announced that the delivery of the first cameras has begun – without any statements to the quantity unfortunately. However, it is presumed that the first delivery quantities are not sufficient to be able to fulfill all open orders in a timely manner. A reservation/order (deposit) is therefore highly recommended.
About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984.
Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia.