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Blackmagic sells camera

9 September 2012
Blackmagic sells camera

Blackmagic Design is previewing a second model of its Blackmagic Cinema Camera that features a passive Micro Four Thirds lens (MFT) mount, and has already garnered enough interest to sell 100 units to the UK’s CVP. The camera supports any MFT with manual iris and focus, and is adaptable to other lens mounts such as PL via third party adapters. Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT is identical to the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera model, but does not include lens communication, so manual lenses are used. The original model of Blackmagic will be renamed the Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF. The cameras include 13 stops of dynamic range, a 2.5K sensor, a built-in SSD recorder that has the bandwidth to capture open standard CinemaDNG RAW, Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD files, and built-in touch screen for direct metadata entry. Both include a copy of DaVinci Resolve for colour correction and Blackmagic UltraScope software for waveform monitoring. CVP’s CEO Phil Baxter, who placed the order via distributor Holdan, commented: "We were delighted to hear the news from Blackmagic and have no doubt that it will only heighten interest in the camera system. We were among the very first to order large quantities of the original model, a decision that our customers fully endorsed. We are sure that the new mount version will be no less popular.” The Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT will be available in December for $2,995, the same price of the current model. – Carolyn Giardina7.H20

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