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Camera Features Sensor Resolution 2592 x 2192 Raw Resolution 12-bit RAW files recorded at 2432 x 1366 Shooting Resolutions 2.5K RAW at 2432 x 1366.
ProRes and DNxHD at 1920 x 1080
Frame Rates 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p Sensor Size 16.64 mm x 14.04 mm Sensor Size - Active 15.6 mm x 8.8 mm Dynamic Range 13 stops Focus Focus button turns on peaking Iris Control Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings so no pixel is clipped Lens Mount EF and ZE mount compatible with electronic iris control Screen Dimensions 5" and 800 x 480 resolution Screen Type Integrated LCD capacitive touchscreen Metadata Support Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords Controls Onscreen touch menus and physical buttons for recording and transport control Microphone Integrated mono microphone Speaker Integrated mono speaker Mounting Options 3 x 1/4" thread mounting points on top of camera.
1 x 1/4" thread tripod mount with locator pin.
Power Integrated Lithium-ion Polymer rechargeable battery.
12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.
Battery Life Approximately 90 minutes Battery Charge Time Approximately 2 hours when not in use. Camera Dimensions 166.2mm by 113.51mm x 126.49mm excluding detachable sunshade and turret dust cap Camera Weight 1.7 kg / 3.75 lb
Storage Features Storage Type Removable 2.5” SSD Storage Format Mac OS Extended format. SSDs can be formatted on any Mac or use Mediafour MacDrive (not included) on a Windows PC. Storage Rates 5 MB/frame in RAW 2.5K fits about 30 minutes of 24p video on a 256 GB solid state disk. Compressed HD formats fit more than 5 times the amount of RAW video. Uncompressed Recording Formats RAW 2.5K CinemaDNG Compressed Recording Formats Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD. All compressed recording in 1920x1080 10-bit YUV with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range.
Connections SDI Video Output 1 x 10-bit HD-SDI 4:2:2 with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range Analog Audio Input 2 x 1/4” jacks for professional balanced analog audio, switchable between mic and line levels. Analog Audio Output 1 x 3.5mm stereo headphone output SDI Audio Output 4 channels in HD-SDI Remote Control 1 x 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop, Iris Control and Focus Control Computer Interface Thunderbolt port for capture of RAW video and audio.
USB 2.0 mini B port for software updates and configuration.
External Power 12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.
Standards SDI Compliance SMPTE 292M. SDI Audio Sampling 48 kHz and 24 bit.
Extras Software Included DaVinci Resolve grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows.
Media Express software for video capture from the camera’s Thunderbolt port.
Blackmagic UltraScope software for waveform monitoring from the camera’s Thunderbolt port.
Accessories Detachable sun shield, camera strap, turret dust cap and 12V AC adapter. Product Warranty 12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.
Optional Accessories Camera Handles Blackmagic Cinema Camera Handles
Price: MSRP 2,999.99 (as of today--april 18, I paid pre-ordered for 2845.00) bundled with Resolve 9 (995.99 value) and Ultrascope (599.99) software.
Release Date: Mid to Late July 2012
Early and ONLY footage (April 18):
The sensor size of the Magic Cam (Black Magic Cinema Camera) is slightly smaller than the Af100/GH2's Oversized Micro Four-Thirds camera and slightly larger than traditional Super 16mm. For reference, major motion pictures such as THE WRESTLER and BLACK SWAN have been shot on Super 16mm Film, that's a smaller frame than the Magic Cam.
- Is the sensor size too small for my needs?
By using wider lenses (ex. Sigma 20/1.8) you can achieve a similar angle of view to larger sensor cameras such as the GH2, 7D, or 5D.
Example: A 45mm on the 5D would exhibit a similar angle of view to the Magic Cam with a 20mm attached. The DOF characteristics may or may not be different, depending on F-stop.
If you're coming from a Canon production workflow, you may already have a set of Canon EF mounted lenses to utilize. If you're coming from a Nikon-centric production workflow, as of now, you'll need to purchase adapters that mount AI-S to EF.
- What lenses should I look at?
On the wide end, you may want to take a look at offerings from several manufacturers. Focal lengths starting at 8mm or so. For more info, check out the lens sub forum.
- Any info on possibilities of other lens mounts?
As of today, BMD must be very aware that the potential user base is requesting more mounting options. While a lot of glass can be attached to the EF mount that will ship in July, major interests are PL and Micro Four Thirds (or Four Thirds). They've made no indication of when, but so far it sounds like it's being considered.
The EF mount currently controls Iris. Reports from NAB 2012 say that they are working on possibly adding Stabilization control and Auto-Focus.
- Does the EF mount control image stabilization?
No factual answer to this yet.
- Why only up to 30P?
No factual answer to this yet, although it has been mentioned several times that BMD is working at 800.
- What's the native ISO?
The Magic Cam sports a 3G-SDI output currently. HD-SDI accessories will work with the port. Although there is a thunderbolt port, it is currently unknown as to whether the Thunderbolt port can output video.
- How do I monitor beyond the built-in LCD?
Adobe CinemaDNG @ 2.5K
- What are the recording format/compression options?
Apple ProRes Log 4:2:2 HQ @ 1080
Avid DNxHD @ 1080
When shooting raw, acquisition devices tend to employ a 3D LUT (Look Up Table -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_LUT) Depending on acquisition device, the LUT is not expected to be customizable out of camera. It is currently unknown if the Magic Cam's LUTs are customizable, but currently it sports a "FILM" LUT (BMD's version of LOG) and a "VIDEO" LUT (REC.709), both of which are being fine-tuned before release.
- How do I view RAW footage on the LCD properly?
If set to BMD's FILM (LOG) profile, you will have a LOG (flat) 10-bit 4:2:2 HQ 1080 image with nearly the same usable DR (dynamic range) as RAW.
- When recording to ProRes or DNxHD, what will the end result be?
When set to VIDEO (Rec. 709), footage will be acquired under the broadcast standard gamma, seeing a reduction in usable DR, but a more broadcast ready image.
Information currently unavailable at the moment.
- Will the Magic Cam feed either LUT through the 3G-SDI port or THUNDERBOLT port?
The nature of RAW is to have full control over an image's attributes after capturing. That means a botched white balance in camera can be easily adjusted in post production software. As of now, the report is that White Balance is locked, but the RAW allows white balance to be adjusted with very little penalty.
- Does white balance matter with raw?
The jury's still out on how this works, because again, RAW is supposed to be RAW.
The built-in battery lasts for ninety minutes (in the specs), it is charged when an external 12~30v source is connected to the power jack. This means that the camera can receive continuous, endless power without needing to be shut down.
- What does a built-in battery mean for production?
The details of the batteries cycle/charge life are currently unknown.
Battery solutions may range from batteries like TEKKEON PORTABLE POWER SOLUTIONS or adapting a V-mount, or Anton-Bauer mount system to the camera.
- What kind of batteries should I look to purchase for production?
factual information currently unknown
- What are the recommended SSD drives and capacities?
Due to the HFS+ format requirement, the Magic Cam does not have a recording time limit, aside from the space limitations of your SSD drive. The larger the drive, the longer the roll.
- Is there a recording time limitation?
Currently the camera does not feature Timecode, but it has been reported that BMD are working on a solution for jam sync.
- How is Timecode handled?
The Magic Cam features a CMOS sensor.
- Is the sensor CMOS or CCD?
facutal information currently unknown
- How bad is the rolling shutter (jello)?
BMD are currently aware of the interest in anamorphic shooting. It is likely that this feature will not be available in the first version of the Magic Cam.
- The sensor is larger than the active area, can we enable the entire sensor for anamorphic shooting?
No official information on phantom power has been released yet
- Does the camera offer phantom power for mics?
- Are there on screen level meters?
factual information not available yet
POST PRODUCTION FAQ
What is the difference between RAW and Compressed?
What is the RAW format from the Magic Cam?
How do I process DNG files?
Are there any current NLEs that allow you to edit DNG?
Will I need new hardware to take advantage of this camera's full potential?
Where can I find a workflow explanation for my current setup?
Are there tutorials for Resolve 9?
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04-18-2012 03:18 PM
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04-19-2012 10:30 AM
1) Does it support display luts?
2) Does the thunderbolt port also double as a display port? ie: can I use the thunderbolt to hdmi adapter from my laptop to get hdmi out of the camera?"Without the Chaos, there would be no happy accidents"
04-19-2012 02:19 PM
2) If not, there are plenty of SDI-to-HDMI adapters out there...http://www.refocusedmedia.com
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04-19-2012 06:23 PM
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I certainly hope that Thunderbolt RAW can be turned into HDMI.
Sadly, even BlackMagic's Director of Sales doesn't know whether it can or not - see 8:08-8:25 in the video from DSLR news shooter: http://www.dslrnewsshooter.com/2012/...-nab-geek-out/
If it turns out you can't get live video out of the Thunderbolt port, yes, there are plenty of SDI to HDMI converters out there, but the least expensive one (from BlackMagic(!)), is another $300 :-(
EDIT: found a couple of less expensive SDI to HDMI converters. One for $220 and one for $156
Last edited by brunerww; 04-19-2012 at 08:19 PM.Hybrid Camera Revolution
04-19-2012 06:28 PM
Herein lies the dilemma of NAB: you've got brand new products (in some cases bleeding-edge products), and much of the time, you're talking to marketing people who don't have answers, and if they did, they likely wouldn't understand the question you're asking.
04-19-2012 07:43 PM
I see no mention of phantom power (P48). If it is not available it will certainly limit the range of mics that can be plugged directly into the camera.
04-19-2012 07:59 PM
I am wondering if it even has a pre-amp on it.Don't Panic