The Blackmagic Cinema Camera offers a lot in a small, budget-friendly form factor. It offers you 13 stops of dynamic range, 2.5K uncompressed RAW (12-bit) CinemaDNG, full HD compressed ProRes and DNxHD recording options, and compatibility with a huge range of Canon and third party EF and EF-S mount lenses.
Our BMCC basic kit (Canon EF mount) is great when you want a minimal camera kit that is ready to be built out as you see fit. The camera is wrapped in a cage with plenty of mounting points for accessories (such as viewfinders, etc) and a top handle - essential for any serious setup. You also get a hinged IDX V-Lock battery plate, which can be lowered out of the way of the rear display, a 480GB SSD and a USB 3.0 and eSATA SSD reader for quick transfer of footage.
The pluses of the sensor in the BMCC are the 2.5K resolution, the impressive 13 stop dynamic range, and the filmic quality of the images it produces.
The downside for many is the 2.3x crop factor (when compared to 35mm full frame) and the limitation it can place on lens choice for wide shots. We offer lenses such as the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 (note: no iris control in the current BMCC firmware version - this will be fixed in a future version) and Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 to help you with wide comps.
The BMCC records to widely available, non-proprietary 2.5" SSD drives. A 480GB drive is included and will hold about 60 minutes of uncompressed 2.5K RAW footage (24p), and about 5.5 hours of compressed 1080p Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD footage.
A USB 3.0 and eSATA SSD dock is included for transferring footage.
The BMCC has an internal battery that powers the camera for about 90 minutes, but our BMCC basic kit includes a hinged IDX V-Lock battery plate for extended runtimes. The internal battery is useful when building a minimal rig for use in very confined spaces and to provide power to the camera when switching external batteries.
The primary video outputs on the BMCC are SDI (10-bit 4:2:2) and Thunderbolt (RAW). Audio I/O consists of two 1/4" input jacks for balanced analog audio (mic and line level), one 3.5mm stereo output and 4 channels of audio over the SDI output.
The following items are included when you hire the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera:
Learn more about the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera on the official product page.