IBC 2012 – New Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount For New Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera
At IBC last week, before anyone has got their hands on the red hot Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic has already announced a second model. This new model, dubbed the Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT, contains a passive Micro Four Thirds lens (MTF) mount, which will support any Micro Four Thirds lenses with manual iris and focus and can also be adapted to a PL mount via third party adapters. Because the MFT mount is closer to the image sensor, it allows more space for PL mount lens adapters.
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT is the same as the original camera EF-mounted Blackmagic Cinema Camera, although it does not include lens communication so manual lenses will be used. The BMCC MTF has 13-stops of dynamic range, a large 2.5K sensor, a built-in SSD recorder that can capture CinemaDNG RAW, Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD files, a built-in touch screen LCD monitor, standard jack audio connection, Thunderbolt connection, a 3-Gb/s SDI output, and a refrigerated sensor for low noise. It also comes with a full copy of DaVinci Resolve for color correction, as well as Blackmagic UltraScope for waveform monitoring. With a Thunderbolt enabled laptop, you can get full waveform monitoring scopes on set. (I still can’t believe how incredible this camera sounds on paper!)
Fyi, the current BMCC will be renamed the Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF so people can tell the difference between the two. The price will also be the same at $2,995.
Can’t wait to get a review unit. Hook me up Blackmagic!
So which unit do you think will be more popular?