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The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Design holds us spellbound again after announcing a massive list of new products today at NAB Show.

blackmagicmicrocinemacameraangleBlackmagic Micro Cinema Camera – The world’s smallest remote controllable digital film action camera!

Availability: July 2015.

Key Features:

  • High resolution 1080 HD, 13 stops of dynamic range.
  • Switchable 60 fps rolling shutter or 30 fps global shutter.
  • Built in 12-bit RAW and ProRes recording and captures true digital film quality images.
  • Active Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Easily adaptable to other lens mounts.
  • Built in buttons along the front to quickly and easily change settings.
  • Expansion port with a DB-HD15 connector and breakout cable.
  • Remote camera management, using the expansion port remotely start and stop recording, adjust focus, change the iris and also connect to video transmitters to monitor recording status, battery life and audio levels.
  • HDMI connector for monitoring video output on any monitor or TV.
  • SD card slot for recording to high speed and low cost SD card media.
  • 3.5mm stereo input for connecting external microphones or to other line level devices.

blackmagicursaminileftangleBlackmagic URSA Mini – The world’s lightest handheld Super 35 digital film camera with a 4.6K sensor, global shutter, and up to 15 stops of dynamic range.

Availability: July 2015.

Key Features:

  • Four models with the choice of two sensors, 4.6K or 4K sensor in EF or PL mount.
  • Built in dual CFast 2.0 card recorders allow unlimited duration recording in high quality.
  • Open file formats compatible with popular software, such as CinemaDNG 12 bit RAW. No custom file formats.
  • Support for CinemaDNG 4.6K RAW files and ProRes 4444 XQ, ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422 Proxy recording at Ultra HD and HD resolutions.
  • Features all standard connections, including dual XLR mic/line audio inputs with phantom power, 12G-SDI output for monitoring with camera status graphic overlay and separate XLR 4 pin power output for viewfinder power, headphone jack, LANC remote control and standard 4 pin 12V DC power connection.
  • Built in high quality stereo microphones for recording sound.
  • 5 inch foldout 1080 HD touchscreen for on-set monitoring and menu settings.
  • Optional URSA Mini Shoulder Kit, allowing both tripod and shoulder use interchangeably.
  • Built in gyroscope allowing recording of camera pitch, roll and yaw movements when working in RAW.
  • Includes full copy of DaVinci Resolve software color grading and editing software.

blackmagicvideoassistlfrontbackangleBlackmagic Video Assist – portable, all in one professional monitor and video recorder that can be used with any SDI or HDMI camera.

Availability: July 2015.

Key Features:

  • 5 inch LCD touch screen with1080p high resolution monitor.
  • Professional 10-bit 4:2:2 HD ProRes and DNxHD recording.
  • Includes slots for 2 hot pluggable batteries as well as 12V DC power input.
  • Full compatibility with editing software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X, Avid and Premier Pro.
  • All in one design, mount to cameras, hold in your hand or set up on a table with the included kickstand.
  • Includes 6G-SDI input allowing its use as an Ultra HD monitor.
  • Idea for use as a monitor for the new Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K.

For the complete list of NAB Show announcements visit the Blackmagic Press Release Page


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Woodrow Walden is a Toronto-based photographer and the Social Media Community Specialist for Vistek.