With the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera starting to ship any day now for $995 and the 4K Production Camera available later this month at $3995, Blackmagic Design has dropped the price on its original Cinema Camera to $1995 (down from $2995).
Many people consider the camera to be quite the bargain at $2999, so the $1000 price drop should up the value even further. You can find the price drops already in effect on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera here at B&H Photo and here at Adorama.
Blackmagic Design has released a software update for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. The version 1.2 update adds time lapse recording, aperture indicator, ExFAT disk format and Thunderbolt support for Windows.
More details in the complete press release below. [click to continue…]
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera has a new firmware update available. Firmware version 1.1 offers the following updates:
- Avid DNxHD MOV support
- Support for EF lens with in-lens image stabilizer
- Increased number of available shutter angles
You can download the update here on Blackmagic’s website.
Switronix added the GP-A-BMCC to its Blackmagic Cinema Camera accessory lineup. The GP-A-BMCC is a 3-Stud Plate with double P-Tap outputs and 20″ Black Magic Cinema Camera DC pin connection.
Switronix also makes the PB70-BMCC Powerbase solution for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, along with the GP-DV-BMCC connector block and the GP-S-BMCC V-mount plate with double P-tap output.
ARRI has introduced “Ready to Shoot” camera rig kits for the new Blackmagic Cinema Camera. When Blackmagic unveiled its Cinema Camera at NAB 2012, it was readily apparent that we would need to use some sort of rig to get the most out of the camera.
Now the the Blackmagic Cinema Camera has started shipping (in limited quantities still), ARRI has jumped on the demand for some camera-specific rigs for this little $3000 powerhouse. [click to continue…]
HDSLR and cinema accessory provider Switronix sent out a little tease in its newsletter today about the Blackmagic Cinema Camera that’s shipping later this month.
Are you guys as excited as we are about this beautiful, little guy?
Check in this month to see the cool accessories we have developed for the Black Magic Camera. -Switronix Newsletter
Switronix has been known for its HDSLR power accessories that so effectively pair cameras like the 5D Mark II with external battery packs, as well as on-camera lighting gear. Given the uncertainty thus far about the Blackmagic Cinema Camera’s internal battery and lack of external power options, I’d say that an external power solution from Switronix is a good bet.
Stay tuned for the official announcement of whatever is coming from Switronix…