The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera features a 2.5K image sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, and a PL lens mount. It is capable of recording 12-bit CinemaDNG RAW files at full 2.5K (2432 x 1366) resolution, as well as 10-bit Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD formats at 1080p. The camera records to removable 2.5″ SSDs, which enable the high data rates required for RAW and ProRes HQ recording.
The camera is housed in an elegant, minimalist enclosure, crafted from a single block of aluminum. The PL lens mount offers compatibility with a wide range of professional modern and vintage cinema lenses. The footage is monitored and settings are adjusted using the large 5″ rear LCD touchscreen. The touchscreen also lets you easily add metadata to your shots, such as shot numbers, filenames, and keywords, which can save time and money in the post-production process.
To handle the high data video output, Blackmagic includes a full version of DaVinci Resolve, it is premier color correcting software for Mac and Windows. Also included is a copy of UltraScope. When connected to a computer via Thunderbolt, the software provides technically accurate waveform monitoring, displaying six live scope views on a single monitor.