Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K PL Mount FREE 240GB SSD

Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K PL Mount + FREE 240GB SSD

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Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K PL Mount + FREE 240GB SSD

  • PL Lens Mount
  • 4K Super 35mm Sensor with Global Shutter
  • 6G-SDI Output for Ultra HD via One Cable
  • Records 4K (3840x2160) & HD (1920x1080)
  • ProRes 422 Codecs (HQ, 422, LT, & Proxy)
  • Compressed CinemaDNG RAW (4000x2160)
  • 12 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • 5" Touchscreen LCD (800x480 Resolution)
  • Built-In SSD Recorder
  • Body Only
  • Includes DaVinci Resolve and UltraScope
  • FREE 240GB SSD

The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K features a Super 35mm sized image sensor with a global shutter and a PL lens mount. The camera is capable of recording Ultra HD 4K (3840x2160) and 1080p video using the 10-bit Apple ProRes 422 family of codecs, as well as the visually lossless, compressed 12-bit CinemaDNG RAW at 4000x2160 resolution. The built-in recorder utilizes removable 2.5" SSDs, which enable the high data rates required by RAW and 880Mbps ProRes HQ. The camera's ability to expose for 12 stops of dynamic range lends the image a truly film-like look, and the Super 35mm (21.12 x 11.88mm) sized sensor approximates the standard of traditional film.

The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K retains the beautifully crafted design and machined aluminum chassis of the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Much like its predecessor, this camera features a 5" touchscreen LCD display with 800 x 480 resolution, which enables monitoring and playback as well as an efficient means for navigating the menu and entering metadata. The camera also includes a full license for DaVinci Resolve color grading software and UltraScope for live scopes via a Thunderbolt connection.

Super 35 Sensor with Global Shutter
With a large Super 35 size sensor you get familiar framing and behavior from the lenses you already own. The sensor features a global shutter so you get perfect panning, without rolling shutter artifacts.

PL Lens Mount
The PL lens mount lets you use professional cinema lenses from manufacturers such as Panavision, ARRI, Zeiss, and Cooke. This gives you access to some of the highest-quality modern and vintage optics available.

Ultra HD 4K and 1080HD ProRes Recording
The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K records Ultra HD 4K (3840x2160) and 1080p using the ProRes 422 family of codecs (HQ, 422, LT, Proxy). At a massive 3840 x 2160 pixels, Ultra HD 4K is four times the resolution of 1080p. The camera also features a single 6G-SDI output which supports Ultra HD live production.

CinemaDNG RAW Recording
For the highest quality and most post-production flexibility, the camera can record using the compressed, yet visually lossless, 12-bit CinemaDNG RAW. RAW recording yields 4000x2160 resolution, using every pixel from the sensor. This gives you a little extra width to work with, useful when cropping to 3840x2160 or upscaling to DCI standard 4096x2160 for your final deliverable.

Built-in SSD Recorder
The camera's built-in recorder utilizes removable 2.5" SSDs. You can playback directly from the camera, mount the disk to any computer, or use Blackmagic Design's HyperDeck Studio deck. When finished shooting, simply connect the SSD to a computer and edit or color grade shots straight from the disc.

12 Stops of Dynamic Range
With 12 stops of dynamic range you get amazing looking images beyond those of regular video cameras or even many high-end broadcast cameras. All this dynamic range is captured into ProRes or CinemaDNG files at 4K resolution, so images retain a beautiful film look. By capturing more detail from the sensor you have greater creative flexibility in post production. You can really push the shadows or highlights in either direction and preserve fine details.

Standard Connections
The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K uses standard connections, so you never need to source custom cables. It includes a 6G-SDI connection for Ultra HD resolution or down converted HD output over a single SDI cable. The built in Thunderbolt connection lets you plug into a laptop computer and use the included UltraScope software for real time waveform monitoring, and the 1/4" jack mic/line inputs enable high quality uncompressed audio recordings. Other connections include a 12 to 30 volt DC input, a 3.5mm headphone input socket and LANC remote control.

Touchscreen LCD Display
The integrated 5" LCD display features 800 x 480 resolution and touchscreen technology. Use the capacitive touchscreen to access menus and 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, simplifying file management in post production.

Flexible Power Options
The inclusion of an internal rechargeable battery makes the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K a truly portable high resolution camera. You get up to 90 minutes of recording time from the battery and the remaining power information is shown in the data strip at the bottom of the picture. The wide input voltage of 12-30V means you can connect external professional battery packs that will let you operate the camera longer while recharging the internal battery at the same time.

Remote Control
The LANC protocol is a standard method for the remote control of many professional cameras. The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K features a standard 2.5mm jack for connecting to a remote that lets you trigger the camera to start and stop recording, plus it supports electronic lens control of the focus and iris, all using an industry standard protocol and jack connection.

More Information
In the Box 240GB SSD
Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K PL Mount
External 12 VAC Power Supply
DaVinci Resolve Software for Mac OS X and Windows
UltraScope waveform monitoring software
Media Express Software
Detachable Sun Shield
Carry Strap
Turret Dust Cap
Limited 1-Year Warranty
   
Effective Sensor Size 21.12 x 11.88" / 536.45 x 301.75mm (Super 35)
Effective Sensor Resolution 4000 x 2160
RAW Resolution 12-bit RAW files recorded at 4000 x 2160
Shooting Resolutions 4K RAW at 4000 x 2160. ProRes at 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080
Frame Rates 4K RAW at 4000 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
Ultra HD 2160p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
HD 1080p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
Dynamic Range 12 stops
Focus Focus button turns on peaking
Iris Control Compatible with manually operated PL mount lens
Lens Mount PL mount for manually operated lens with manual iris control
Screen Dimensions 5" and 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 3x 1/4"-20 UNC thread mounting points on top of camera. 1 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread tripod mount with locator pin
Storage Type Removable 2.5" / 63.5mm SSD
Storage Format Mac OS Extended or exFAT format. SSDs can be formatted on any Mac or Windows computer
Storage Rates 8MB per frame using 4K CinemaDNG RAW fits about 20 minutes of video on a 256GB solid state disk. Compressed Ultra HD formats fit more than 5 times the amount of RAW video
Recording Formats Lossless CinemaDNG RAW with film dynamic range at 4000x2160. Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT) and ProRes 422 (Proxy) at 3840x2160 and 1920x1080 10-bit YUV with either film or video dynamic range
SDI Video Output 6G-SDI 10-bit 4:2:2 with choice of Film or Video dynamic range
Analog Audio Input 2x 1/4" jacks for professional balanced analog audio, switchable between mic and line levels
Analog Audio Output 3.5mm stereo headphone output
SDI Audio Output 2 channels 48 kHz and 24-bit
Remote Control 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.
SDI Compliance SMPTE 292M
SDI Audio Sampling 48 kHz and 24-bit
Software DaVinci Resolve grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows. Blackmagic UltraScope. Blackmagic Media Express software. Disk Speed Test
Software Applications Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Nuke, Photoshop CC, Pro Tools, DaVinci Resolve, UltraScope, Media Express, Disk Speed Test
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later
Windows 7 or later
Power 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
Operating Temperature 0deg. to 40deg. C (32deg. to 104deg. F)
Storage Temperature -20deg. to 45deg. C (-4deg. to 113deg. F)
Relative Humidity 0% to 90% non-condensing
Dimensions 6.54 x 5.24 x 4.98" / 166.12 x 133.1 x 126.49mm
Weight 3.74lbs / 1.7kg
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