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Blackmagic Design exposed a new camera at NAB: Blackmagic Production Camera. Just forget the fact that they don’t have fulfilled all their obligations concerning the Blackmagic Cinema Camera yet and look at the specs and facts of the new one.

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BMD claims that the BPC is world’s most portable digital film camera that delivers 4K. It comes with a Super 35 sensor, global shutter and the user will be capable of using his or her beloved EF mount lenses. It records lossless compressed CinemaDNG as well as Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) and has a built in touchscreen just like the BMCC.


Sensor Size 21.12mm x 11.88mm (Super 35)
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Shooting Resolutions 3840 x 2160, 1920×1080
Frame Rates 3840 x 2160p23.98,
3840 x 2160p24, 3840 x 2160p25, 3840 x 2160p29.97,3840 x 2160p30, 1920 x 1080p23.98, 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080p25, 1920 x 1080p29.97, 1920 x 1080p30, 1920 x 1080p50i, 1920 x 1080p59.94i
Dynamic Range 12 stops
Focus Focus button turns on peaking.
Iris Control Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video mode.
Lens Mount EF and ZE mount compatible with electronic iris control.
Screen Dimensions 5″ and 800 x 480 resolution
Storage Type Removable 2.5” SSD
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.

via Blackmagic Design

Grant Petty (CEO of Blackmagic Design) just posted an update regarding the current shipping situation of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera on Facebook:


Things are going much faster with EF model camera production, and we have been getting out a very steady stream of cameras to all of our distributors around the world weekly. Though not at the full volume each week we would like, we are getting many more sensors per week than at the time of the January update, and have been very happy with the quality of the sensors coming in.

Also, I know there have been questions regarding the backorder and which regions are getting cameras first. Camera shipments are being sent out evenly between the offices, and will continue to be shipped that way.

With the MFT model, we are still planning on starting to ship some of those once we have gotten through more of the EF backorder.

And glad to see so many of you posting your footage captured on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Shots like the ones from “Big Sur” and the “Rebelz” music video that were posted a couple of weeks ago have made their way around all the Blackmagic offices, and it is amazing seeing what our camera can do in the hands of creative shooters.



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via BMD (Facebook)

There its something really sweet coming. BMD announced their own Cinema Camera. According to Blackmagic Design the price is about $2995,- USD.

The dynamic range will be around 13 stops. It supports recording a RAW resolution of 2.5K. More specs below. View full article »

Blackmagic Design presented a new capture and playback device with Thunderbolt support at NAB 2011 in Las Vegas called UltraStudio 3D.

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Key features:

  • 3G SDI (3 Gb/s SDI) in and out, supports SD, HD up to 1080p60 and 2K.
  • SDI inputs include full SDI re-clocking for capture from poor quality SDI sources.
  • HDMI 1.4 in and out, supports SD and HD formats up to 1080p60 and frame packing 3D.
  • Component analog in and out.
  • Component analog switches to s-video and composite.
  • 2 channel balanced analog audio in and out.
  • 2 channel AES/EBU unbalanced audio in and out.
  • Genlock/tri-sync input.
  • Sony™ compatible RS-422 deck control.
  • Supports uncompressed 8, 10 and 12 bit and compressed video capture and playback.
  • Capture/playback of side by side, line by line, top and bottom and frame packing 3D via HDMI.
  • Capture/playback of side by side, line by line, top and bottom and dual stream 3D via SDI.
  • Includes hardware SD and HD keying.
  • Compatible with Mac OS X computers with Thunderbolt™.
  • Supports Final Cut Studio, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve and more.
  • Includes free developer SDK.
  • Includes free Media Express capture and playback software.
Read more at Blackmagic-Design.com.

At NAB 2011 Blackmagic Design presented the HyperDeck Shuttle. According to the website of Blackmagic Design it’s the world’s smallest recorder for uncompressed video via HD-/SDI or HDMI.


  1. Transport Control: Buttons for Record, Stop, Next Clip and more!
  2. Display Button: Activates the display mode.
  3. Power Button: Power on and off. Hold button for 1 sec to turn off.
  4. Video Status: Shows a valid video input is present.
  5. SSD Status: Shows reads and writes from your SSD.
  6. Battery Level: Shows charge state of the internal battery.
  7. Power Supply Connection: Charge and power your HyperDeck Shuttle.
  8. HDMI Connections: HDMI 1.4 capture and playback connections.
  9. SDI Connections: SDI/HD-SDI input and output connections.
  10. Mini USB 2.0: Update your software and change settings!
Recommended retail price: 345,- $
Read more at Blackmagic-Design.com.