Blackmagic Design has unveiled a second model of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera that features passive Micro Four Thirds lens (MFT) mount, giving users a wider range of lens options.
Designed for professional use, the new Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT model supports any Micro Four Thirds with manual iris and focus, and is also easily adapted to other lens mounts such as PL via third party adapters. The new camera has a large 2.5K sensor (which is refrigerated for low noise) and a built in SSD recorder that has the bandwidth to capture open standard CinemaDNG RAW, Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD files. A built in capacitive touch screen allows direct metadata entry and the new camera has standard jack audio connections, built in high speed Thunderbolt connection and delivers 3 Gb/s SDI output.
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT also includes a full copy of DaVinci Resolve for color correction and Blackmagic UltraScope software for waveform monitoring. The Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT will be available December 2012 for US$2,995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide. The EF compatible lens mount model will be renamed as Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF so customers can differentiate the two models. Price for both models is the same, and customers can order each model depending on the lens mount they prefer.
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