The Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera is a compact camera with a Super 16mm sensor designed to be operated remotely and capture action anywhere. The 16mm image sensor can support up to 1080p, 60fps, and 13 stops of dynamic range. The Micro Cinema Camera has a revolutionary built-in expansion port PWM and S.Bus inputs, so you can use a model airplane remote control to operate the camera wirelessly. This allows you to control the imagine adjusting focus, iris, and zoom wirelessly. The micro-camera features an active MFT mount that can accept native MFT lens or be adapted to a wide range of other modern and vintage lenses using third party adapters. The Video is recorded to SDHC/SDXC memory cards using the 12-bit CinemaDNG Raw format or 10-bit Apple ProRes family of codecs.
The Micro Cinema Camera is a miniature and compact camera suitable for quadcopters, crash cam, mounted on helmets and hidden on set for reality TV. Moreover, to facilitate camera control when the camera is mounted in impossible-to-reach locations, you can operate it remotely and view a live video feed thanks to the camera's expansion port. The Micro Camera comes with a breakout cable that supports 4x analog PWM radio remote control inputs, so you can map camera functions to the dials, knobs, buttons, and joysticks on model airplane remotes, including start/stop recording, focus, and iris with compatible MFT lenses. If you want complete control, you can use the 18-channel S.bus control input with Futaba radio control equipment or custom embedded controllers.
Remote Camera Control
You can control your camera from a safe distance via wireless. When you're mounting the camera on quadcopters as a crash cam for dangerous locations, you can operate the camera remotely, view monitor status and live feed from a safe distance. The expansion port can be connected to radio control airplane receivers and other camera functions that can be mapped to radio channels, so you can remotely start/stop recording, change the iris, adjust the focus, and so on. The expansion port provides a composite video output that can be connected to a wireless video transmitter for remote monitoring of the camera's recording status, and audio levels, and battery life.
The compact design of the Micro-Cinema Camera combines advanced miniaturization and an expansion port in a digital film camera that lets you create personalized rigs for remote operation and monitoring. The camera body is smaller than the Micro Four Thirds lens mount making it ideal for recording in extreme areas. The core of the Micro-Cinema is made out of a lightweight and strong magnesium alloy. This makes it durable enough to shoot anywhere, from the ocean floor to the sky. You can control the Micro Cinema Camera directly from the front buttons when it’s mounted, or remotely when it’s out of reach.
This amazing feature allows you to create your own custom camera remote control. The expansion port lets you create a custom remote control, external power, and monitoring solutions. In addition, a breakout cable is included for complete access to the camera’s functions. You can create your own custom cables that open the camera up to do even more. These features can include LANC, power, video out, and Genlock, 4 analog PWM radio remote control inputs so you can map camera functions of the dials, knobs, buttons, and joysticks on model airplane remotes. For more convenient control and precision, you can use the 18 channel S.Bus control input with Futaba radio control equipment or a custom embedded controllers.
Remote Monitoring Wirelessly
The expansion port offers NTSC and PAL composite video output that can be connected to wireless video transmitters for remote monitoring. The user can view what the camera is recording when the camera is in the air or on set. If you want a higher quality monitoring, the Micro Cinema Camera has an HDMI output for wireless HD video transmitters. This feature offers a composite and HDMI outputs can display overlays for camera status, lens settings, file formats, histogram, audio meters, battery life and more!
Built-in RAW and ProRes Recorder
The built-in recorder captures 12-bit log digital film quality images without the artifacts you get on heavily compressed 8-bit H.264 files used on small consumer action and DSLR cameras. Files can be saved in either Cinema DNG, RAW or ProRes. The Cinema DNG, RAW files are 12-bit log, which gives you all of the data from the camera’s sensor, so you have the latitude to change things like white balance and exposure long after the camera stops rolling. If you need smaller file sizes and longer recording times, you can use ProRes to get broadcast quality images. Both formats can be easily edited and color corrected with the included DaVinci Resolve for Mac and Windows.
The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera features an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount, so you can use high-performance photographic lenses including wide angle, primes, standard zooms, telephotos, and more. You can use a wide range of lightweight professional photo lenses. This feature allows you to choose from the best lens for the job. The iris, the focus, and the zoom on active MFT lenses can be controlled remotely from the camera’s expansion port. The MFT lenses have built-in optical image stabilization, making them perfect for use in places, where there might be a lot of movement and vibration.
Recording format types that can be processed by this Micro Cinema Camera are CinemaDNG RAW and ProRes. With the similar sensor that had by Pocket Cinema Series, comes the 2.88x crop factor. Things to keep in mind before performing your shoot with this device, there are very few wide-angle lens options for this unit, thereby using third-party adapters could affect infinity focus.
The built-in high-quality stereo microphone is omnidirectional and features a mechanical design to help reduce unwanted wind noise so you get a clear recording. There is a built-in 3.5mm input connector so you can plug in directional or wireless clip-on microphones. The 3.5mm input supports both mic or line-level devices and automatically disables the internal mic when an external one is connected. The Micro Cinema Camera allows you to choose the right microphone or audio source for your production
You can attach an LP-E6 battery to the back of the camera and place it in all sorts of locations. The battery level is shown in an overlay when the camera is connected to an HDMI display or on the PAL/NTSC video output, so you can monitor battery levels even when the camera is operated remotely. There is a LED on the camera to indicate low-battery condition as well as record status. A breakout cable is included with a 12V DC input jack, so you can use external power supplies