Blackmagic Cinema Camera – Game Changer

Just the other day, I was talking with a filmmaker buddy about the state of the video camera offerings available these days and lamenting the fact that no one seems to be building what we really need. I told him that if I knew how to do it, I’d build a camera with a killer chip, canon and nikon lens mount, and an open Raw codec that would work with any of the major editing programs available right out of the box.

Little did I know that Blackmagic Design would release that camera at NAB this week.

I’m not at the show and haven’t actually picked one of these up, but if they release this camera as it’s announced on their website and press offerings, it’s going to be a major game changer.

Here’s a few features:

    2.5k sensor
    CinemaDNG RAW 12bit Recording
    ProRes Recording
    SSD Media
    SDI 3G output
    Ships with Full Copy of DaVinci Resolve

And the price? $2995. Are you kidding me? That’s ridiculous. This is everything filmmakers want the 5D to be for less money. Nuts. I hope they have a high-capacity pipeline for these things because they are going to fly off the shelves. They probably won’t even make it to the shelves.

Now to figure out how I can get my hands on one to play with.

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