Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera

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  • Super 16mm-Sized Image Sensor
  • 13 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • Active Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
  • Removable SDXC and SDHC cards
  • Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at 220 Mb/s
  • DaVinci Resolve Lite grading software included
  • 1x HDMI Type A output
  • Composite Output & 3.5mm Audio In
  • Recording in 1920x1080 CinemaDNG RAW or ProRes
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UPC: 9338716001938

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.

Customizable Design
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.

Expansion Port
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.

Interchangeable Lenses
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.

Professional Sound
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

In the box Micro Cinema Camera
Expansion cable
LP-E6 battery
Turret dust cap
12V AC Adapter
SD card with software and manual
Limited 1-year Warranty
Camera Features  
Effective Sensor Size 12.48mm x 7.02mm (Super 16)
Lens Mount Active MFT mount
Lens Control Iris, focus and zoom on supported lenses.
Dynamic Range 13 stops
Shooting Resolutions Shooting Resolutions 1920 x 1080
Frame Rates 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97,
1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
Focus Remote focus control via expansion connector when using compatible lenses.
Iris Control Iris control via Rewind and Forward buttons, plus remote control via expansion connector when using compatible lenses
Controls 6 control buttons including Record, Play, Rewind, Forward, Menu, and Power.
4 channel PWM plus 1 x S.Bus remote via expansion connector.
Mounting Options 1 x 1/4 inch (top), 3 x 1/4 inch (bottom).
Video Inputs None
Video Outputs 1 x HDMI Type A
1 x Composite Video output
Analog Audio Inputs 1 x 3.5mm stereo jack, mic or line level. Can also be used for timecode input.
Analog Audio Outputs 1 x 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
Reference Input Tri-Sync or Black Burst on expansion connector.
Expansion Port DB-HD15 serial connector provides support for:
Power input
LANC input
1 x S.Bus input
4 x PWM channel input
Reference input Composite video output
Remote Control Lens control, recording parameters and record trigger start/stop trigger via LANC and PWM or S.Bus remote channels
Computer Interface USB 2.0 Mini-B port for software updates.
Microphone Integrated stereo microphone.
SD Video Standards None
HD Video Standards 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97,
1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60

CinemaDNG RAW, CinemaDNG RAW 3:1, ProRes 422 HQ QuickTime, ProRes 422

QuickTime, ProRes 422 LT QuickTime, ProRes Proxy QuickTime

Media SDXC and SDHC cards
Media Format Media Format can format cards to HFS+ for Mac or exFAT for Windows.
External Control Expansion connector has LANC, S.Bus and PWM for lens and other settings control.
Storage Features  
Storage Type Removable SDXC and SDHC cards.
Storage Format Mac OS Extended or exFAT format
SD cards can be formatted in camera, or on any Mac or Windows computer
Formatting in camera recommended
Storage Rates 1920 x 1080 CinemaDNG RAW - 65 MB/s
CinemaDNG RAW 3:1 - 33 MB/s
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
Rates based on 30 frames per second
Recording Formats Lossless CinemaDNG RAW, RAW 3:1 at 1920 x 1080 with film dynamic range.
Apple ProRes 422 HQ, 422, 422 LT and 422 Proxy at 1920 x 1080 with either film or video dynamic range.
Software Included DaVinci Resolve grading software. SD card for Mac and Windows.
Operating Systems Mac 10.12 Sierra
Mac 10.13 High Sierra or later
Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
Power Requirements  
Battery Type Canon LP-E6
Battery Life Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
Power 12V-20V
Dimensions(wxdxh) 3.24"x 2.74"x 2.6"
Environment 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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