Introducing the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

When watching films at the cinema, or in HD on your own TV at home, there’s a notable difference between your quality of the footage on the screen, and whatever you can capture yourself, utilizing an everyday HD video camera. That is mainly due to the truth that professional filmmakers typically use cameras worth in excess of £100,000, and a complete host of additional professional kit, such as for example lighting rigs, lenses, filters etc.

Taking this under consideration, its highly unlikely that the average hobbyist, cash-strapped student or up-and-coming filmmaker would be able to afford this type of equipment. However, there is an alternative.

At just over £2000, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera is a fraction of the expense of most ‘cinema quality’ cameras, and is defined to be always a real game changer regarding putting professional-standard video capture in the hands of the ‘domestic/pro-sumer’. The Blackmagic is capable of recording 2.5k Raw footage, which is more than enough for the average home user. At almost twice the size of HD, most people’s home computers will battle to actually display video on that scale.

The Blackmagic helps considerably with post production workflow: The editing and colour grading process occurs after shooting, which gives a much wider selection of colour to work with compared to the average camera. Depending what codec イオンシネマ割引 was recorded in, it usually is digitized straight into editing software, such as Final Cut Pro without any need for transcoding.

Included with the camera is a new version of Davinci Resolve 9 Colour Correction software. Offering you have the hardware to take care of the file sizes in the home, this software will allow you to colour grade your footage to achieve whatever look you want, i.e. you might want to create a cloudy day look sunny.

There are 13 Stops of Dynamic range featured in this Camera, which quite simply, means the picture is awesome. For those in the know, the ability to harness light going into the lens of the camera in such a way allows them to achieve a very specific ‘look’ or ‘feel’.

To check the camera’s dynamic range, it has compatibility with EF (Electric-Focus) lens mounts – the typical lens found on Canon DSLR and SLR cameras, and ZE lens mount, which can be found on all Carl Zeiss DSLR/SLR lenses.

For actually recording on the camera itself, it comes with a SSD (Solid State Drive) recorder, which is compatible with a host of card brands including OCZ Vertex 3, Crucial C300, Crucial M4, Kingston V100 (64GB, 120GB, 240GB), Kingston HyperX 240GB.

For easy navigation, the camera features a neat 5″ touchscreen, that allows you to label and mark your clips easily, while on the fly. The opportunity to edit direct from the up to speed HDD (hard disc drive) is incredibly ideal for those doing quick turn around edits.

In order to transfer data quickly, the Blackmagic features a Thunderbolt port – an input on the camera allowing a super-fast connection to a computer or input at the contrary end. Specifically, the Thunderbolt port transfers data at an astonishing 10Gb/sec, via two channels – that’s 20Gb/sec! To provide you with a comparison a typical 2.0 USB port will transfer data at 480Mb/sec.

All in all the Blackmagic Cinema Camera is a complete game changer: it has the potential to completely revolutionise the way in which film and television is produced, and opens up the world of cinematic quality footage to small production outfits. The seamless workflow of this camera throughout all stages of the production process has the potential to lessen post-production turnaround, shooting schedules, and inevitably budgets.