BlackMagic Design Does It Again! Two New Cameras! Including World's First Upgradable 4k Camera! - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 04-07-2014, 09:14 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
MTyson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,478
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 16
NAB 2014 just got a lot more exciting! biggrin.gif BMD just announced the world's first user upgradable sensor/mount Super 35mm 4k Digital Film Camera with dual recorders, two extra touch screens, 10.1" 1920x1200 built-in viewfinder, DaVinci Resolve 11 and much more for only $5,995. Plus, they also just announced the world's smallest 4k Studio camera with the world's largest viewfinder....a 10" viewfinder. for $2,995. BTW, the 4k Super 35mm also shoots 1080p 60p RAW & ProRes. biggrin.gif


BlackMagic USRA Super 35mm 4k Digital Film User Upgradable Camera:

www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicursa

Full tech specs:
http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicursa/techspecs

BlackMagic Studio Camera:

http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicstudiocamera

Full tech specs:

http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicstudiocamera/techspecs
MTyson is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 04-07-2014, 11:01 AM
Senior Member
 
Tugela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 425
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Liked: 63
Those cameras are huge, you are not going to be doing anything with them outside of a hefty tripod.

I like how they show the studio camera with the lens equipped with a grip - as though you could use it shoulder mounted with that giant screen on the back, lol.
Tugela is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 04-07-2014, 11:16 AM
AVS Special Member
 
jogiba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,745
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Liked: 62
No DCI cinema 4096 4K ? Why ?
jogiba is online now  
post #4 of 13 Old 04-07-2014, 12:02 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
MTyson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,478
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tugela View Post

Those cameras are huge, you are not going to be doing anything with them outside of a hefty tripod.

I like how they show the studio camera with the lens equipped with a grip - as though you could use it shoulder mounted with that giant screen on the back, lol.

Yeah, a bit large but a 10" screen! Freakin' cool! It's not much heavier than an Alexa though. Will be fine for steadicam rigs, which is exactly what cinema cinema cameras should be equipped with for those silky smooth hand held shots. The weight alone helps keep micro jitters at bay. Global shutter kills any rolling shutter too, so win-win, except for your arms, but they'll get a good work out at least. tongue.gif
MTyson is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 04-07-2014, 12:16 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
MTyson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,478
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by jogiba View Post

No DCI cinema 4096 4K ? Why ?

Not sure why, except maybe they're using the same sensor as in the Production Camera. Either way, for me that's a minor flaw and just about everything listed looks absolutely BRILLIANT! They listened and included so much it's mind blowing:

Super 35mm: Check!

4k: Check!

Global Shutter: Check!

10.1" flip out LCD monitor: HOLY FRACK! Check! tongue.gif

Built-in Waveform monitor & scopes for accurate exposure : Check!

Very high bitrate compressed and RAW recording of both 4k and 1080p upto 60fps: Check!

World's First User Upgradable Mount & Sensor for when that 4k or 6k sensor with 16 stops of DR is available: Check! biggrin.gif

Dual 5" touch screens and dual recording; Check!

Professional XLR Audio inputs: Check!

Audio monitors: Check!

Remote control iris is focus: Check!

Meta Data: Check!

New DaVinci Resolve 11 Full Version: Check!

12G-SDI: Check!


The biggest negative I've seen thus far though is the price of the recording media. C2Fast 2.0 media is cringeworthy expensive. eek.gifmad.gif
MTyson is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 04-07-2014, 03:11 PM
AVS Special Member
 
jogiba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,745
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Liked: 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by MTyson View Post

Not sure why, except maybe they're using the same sensor as in the Production Camera. Either way, for me that's a minor flaw and just about everything listed looks absolutely BRILLIANT! They listened and included so much it's mind blowing:

Super 35mm: Check!

4k: Check!

Global Shutter: Check!

10.1" flip out LCD monitor: HOLY FRACK! Check! tongue.gif

Built-in Waveform monitor & scopes for accurate exposure : Check!

Very high bitrate compressed and RAW recording of both 4k and 1080p upto 60fps: Check!

World's First User Upgradable Mount & Sensor for when that 4k or 6k sensor with 16 stops of DR is available: Check! biggrin.gif

Dual 5" touch screens and dual recording; Check!

Professional XLR Audio inputs: Check!

Audio monitors: Check!

Remote control iris is focus: Check!

Meta Data: Check!

New DaVinci Resolve 11 Full Version: Check!

12G-SDI: Check!


The biggest negative I've seen thus far though is the price of the recording media. C2Fast 2.0 media is cringeworthy expensive. eek.gifmad.gif
And this is an upgrade for YOU of what camera ?
jogiba is online now  
post #7 of 13 Old 04-07-2014, 03:17 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
MTyson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,478
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by jogiba View Post

And this is an upgrade for YOU of what camera ?

If I get one I'd be coming from the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera and canceling my GH4 Pre-Order. I may wait on it though until a new sensor is available. Although, it's nice that 4k 60p RAW as well as ProRes is an option.
MTyson is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 04-07-2014, 03:33 PM
AVS Special Member
 
jogiba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,745
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Liked: 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by MTyson View Post

If I get one I'd be coming from the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera and canceling my GH4 Pre-Order. I may wait on it though until a new sensor is available. Although, it's nice that 4k 60p RAW as well as ProRes is an option.
So you are going from the BM Pocket Cinema Camera to this 16.5lb camera ? Really ? My back hurts just thinking about it. I will keep my GH4 pre-order with cinema 4096 4K that shoots on low cost SDXC cards and is 15 lbs lighter.biggrin.gif
jogiba is online now  
post #9 of 13 Old 04-07-2014, 03:50 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
MTyson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,478
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by jogiba View Post

So you are going from the BM Pocket Cinema Camera to this 16.5lb camera ? Really ? My back hurts just thinking about it. I will keep my GH4 pre-order with cinema 4096 4K that shoots on low cost SDXC cards and is 15 lbs lighter.biggrin.gif

Undecided. Although, it would greatly diminish mico-jitter rolling shutter jello from my handheld shots. lol. For now I think not, but if an amazing 4K or 6K sensor with 16 stops of dynamic range & high frame rates comes along like the Kinemax 6k that I can upgrade to then I will consider it. It's just a very very unique camera. biggrin.gif .
MTyson is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 04-16-2014, 08:54 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Paulo Teixeira's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,677
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Liked: 32
Here's a video of Simon from BlackMagic Design talking about the new cameras. At the end of the video, I included clips of the BlackMagic booth. As you can see, it was a decent sized booth.

Paulo Teixeira is offline  
post #11 of 13 Old 04-17-2014, 01:07 AM
Senior Member
 
Tugela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 425
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Liked: 63
I hate the design of that thing though, it is one ugly camera that screams cheap.
Tugela is offline  
post #12 of 13 Old 04-19-2014, 10:21 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Paulo Teixeira's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,677
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Liked: 32
Here's the video resolutions and frame rates:


One of my best features is the ability to shoot in 2160 / 60p with the combination of a Global chip so the motion quality will look extremely incredible. On the other hand, the low light capabilities might not be much better than the original Black Magic 4K camera for $3,000. People have praised that camera for it's video quality when theirs plenty of lighting but on the other hand, the low light abilities have gotten some negative responses. Every camera has it's strong points and weaknesses. You just gotta figure out what's the most important features for what you need to do.
Paulo Teixeira is offline  
post #13 of 13 Old 04-24-2014, 11:40 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Paulo Teixeira's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,677
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Liked: 32
Paulo Teixeira is offline  
Reply Camcorders

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off