The Blackmagic Cinema Camera is probably a lot cooler than you imagine or imagined.
Now bear in mind, it’s already obsolete, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth talking about. This camera in it’s own way is actually a bit of a landmark.
Effectively Blackmagic Designs, a great company, they make a tonne of interesting stuff. Mainly in the back end of processing and colour correct and data and computing etc. So when they made a recorder or several of them, they just figured, “let’s put that baby in a sensor and call it a day”.
So they found this 2.3x crop factor sensor, let it shoot/record RAW, strapped a weird-ass looking box around it and put it out as a camera, this their first effort, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera.
As I said in the video, a lot of people were skeptical about this for good cause and good reasons. But it’s actually very interesting. Check out this video that shows a very good comparison between this and a 5D mkIII:
Here’s the deal with this camera, you have to be prepared to put in $3,000 for the body and then a lot on support, rail systems, and lenses, and other accessories and then you can do a lot with it.
It’s got ISO’s up to 1600 – to be frank I have no clue if this works the same as RED wherein the raw always records the same or not, but….the actual detail and res off this 2.5k camera is excellent. Don’t worry about the 2.5k vs whatever. Worry about the depth of field you’re going to get from a 2.3x crop factor, honeys. That’s the bigger issues. If you can invest in a tonne of wides, including an 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, etc. That do open up fairly wide (tough to find faster than f2.8 or 4) then you can probably do what you want to do with this camera, albeit with some serious distortion. But shhhhhh…don’t tell anyone…distortion’s cool. Just a secret.
It also comes with Resolve ($1,000 value) for free. That’s pretty cool, dude.
Look they’ve already, as of today, announce a 4k camera and a really cool 16mm sized camera (3x crop factor) for dirt. But as it stands, this camera was actually pretty cool and a lot to talk about. Go make something with it, Honeys.
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