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Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K - Choose Mount

Blackmagic Design
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The Production Camera 4K from Blackmagic Design is a portable 4K digital cinema camera with a Super 35 sensor and 12 stops of dynamic range.
Key Highlights
  • CinemaDNG RAW & Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • EF and PL Mount Available
  • 12 stops of dynamic range
Starting At: $2,995.00
Note: Available via ground or expedited shipping on domestic orders. Please consider picking up this item in-store, as well. Only ships within the United States due to airline restrictions.

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The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K features a Super 35 sensor with global shutter, precision EF or PL mount, and high quality CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) file recording.

The integrated touchscreen enables monitoring, direct settings adjustment and metadata entry. 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.

The large Super 35 sensor offers familiar framing and behavior from EF or PL lenses and features a global shutter for smooth panning. With its minimal crop factor you can also achieve beautiful wide angle shots from appropriate lenses. If working in HD, you can reframe and zoom without any resolution loss, and downscaling from 4K to HD results in smooth and clean images. The EF compatible lens mount means you can choose high quality optics that are designed to take advantage of the large Super 35 size sensor with minimal cropping. Full electronic control is enabled when using lenses from Canon, Zeiss, et al.

With 12 stops of dynamic range, captured in ProRes or CinemaDNG files at 4K resolution, images retain a beautiful film look. The greater detail captured by the sensor results in more flexible creative options during DaVinci Resolve color grading.

Featuring a built-in SSD recorder, the Production Camera 4K easily captures 4K in ProRes 422 (HQ) and compressed CinemaDNG files.  Capturing to a removable SSD makes data migration to your computer for editing or color correction extremely simple. Disks can be formatted in either HFS+ or exFAT for Mac and Windows compatibility.

With integrated, uncompressed audio recording, one can capture professional audio to ProRes files and eliminate audio syncing during post production.

The Production Camera 4K uses standard connections, eliminating the need to source custom cables.  It includes a 6G-SDI connection for Ultra HD resolution or downconverted HD output over a single SDI cable. The built-in Thunderbolt connection enables use of a laptop computer and the included UltraScope software for real time waveform monitoring. There are 1/4” jack mic/line inputs for recording the highest quality uncompressed audio, a 12-30V DC input, 3.5mm headphone input socket, and LANC remote control.


Features & Specifications:

  • Sensor Size: 22mm x 11.88mm (Super 35)
  • RAW Resolution: 12-bit RAW files recorded at 4000 x 2160
  • Shooting Resolutions: 
    • 4K RAW at 4000 x 2160
    • ProRes at 3840 x 2160
    • 1920 x 1080
  • Frame Rates:
    • 4K RAW at 4000 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    • Ultra HD at 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    • HD at 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
  • Dynamic Range: 12 stops
  • Focus: Focus button turns on peaking, plus auto focus on active lenses
  • Iris Control: Iris button adjusts iris settings on compatible lenses so no pixel is clipped in film mode; scene average auto exposure in video mode
  • Lens Mount: PL or EF and ZE mount compatible with electronic iris control
  • Screen Dimensions: 5”, 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
  • Media Type: Removable 2.5” SSD
  • Storage Format: Mac OS Extended or exFAT format
    • NOTE: SSDs can be formatted in camera, or on any Mac or Windows computer. Formatting in camera recommended.
  • Storage Rates:
    • 4000 x 2160
      • CinemaDNG RAW - 265 MB/s
    • 3840 x 2160
      • Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 110 MB/s
      • Apple ProRes 422 - 73.6 MB/s
      • Apple ProRes 422 LT - 51 MB/s
      • Apple ProRes Proxy - 22.4 MB/s
    • 1920 x 1080
      • Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 27.5 MB/s
      • Apple ProRes 422 - 18.4 MB/s
      • Apple ProRes 422 LT - 12.75 MB/s
      • Apple ProRes Proxy - 5.6 MB/s
    • NOTE: Storage rates based on 30 frames per second.
  • Recording Formats: 
    • Lossless CinemaDNG RAW with film dynamic range at 4000 x 2160
    • Apple ProRes 422 HQ
    • ProRes 422
    • ProRes 422 LT
    • ProRes 422 Proxy at 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080 10-bit YUV 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, 48 kHz and 24-bit
  • Remote Control:
    • 1 x 2.5mm LANC for Record Start and Stop
  • Computer Interface:
    • Thunderbolt port for waveform monitoring of 1080 HD video, and capture of Ultra HD and 1080 HD video
    • USB 2.0 Mini-B port for software updates and configuration
  • Standards:
    • SDI Compliance
      • SMPTE 292M
      • SMPTE 424M Level B
      • Draft SMPTE 2081-1
  • SDI Audio Sampling: 48 kHz and 24-bit
  • Software Included: 
    • DaVinci Resolve Studio grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows
    • Blackmagic Camera Setup for Mac OS X and Windows
    • Blackmagic UltraScope
    • Blackmagic Media Express software
    • Disk Speed Test
  • Software Applications:
    • DaVinci Resolve
    • Fusion
    • Final Cut Pro X
    • Premiere Pro CC
    • After Effects CC
    • Photoshop CC
    • Pro Tools
    • UltraScope
    • Media Express
    • Disk Speed Test
  • Compatible Operating Systems:
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    • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
    • Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later
    • Windows Icon
    • Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. 
  • Power Requirements:
    • Integrated Lithium-Ion Polymer rechargeable battery
    • 11V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter
  • External Power:
    • 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
  • Optional Accessories:
    • Blackmagic Cinema Camera Handles
  • 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


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Key Highlights

  • CinemaDNG RAW & Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • EF and PL Mount Available
  • 12 stops of dynamic range
  • Super 35mm sensor size
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