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Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4k now shipping…and lower price?

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So, the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is now shipping and they’ve lowered the price by $1000. I wonder if that has anything to do with Panasonic announcing the GH4 4k camera last week? Blackmagic camera looks interesting, though the internal rechargeable battery is only good for about 90min…and it has to be hooked up to external power to recharge. Not a big deal for a big production…but limits its flexibility for traveling light / run and gun etc.

The following is from blackmagicdesign.com:

Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is now Shipping with a New Low Price!

Fremont, CA – February 10, 2014 – Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is now shipping and with a new low price of US$2,995. This new low price will be available for all customers, including existing pre-orders. Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for only US$2,995.

“The support from the creative community for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Production Camera 4K has been amazing,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “As with all of our products, we work hard in production to reduce costs so we can pass along the savings, even to our first Blackmagic Production Camera 4K customers. The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is a perfect companion for ATEM Production 4K switchers and we hope the new low price will help more customers to expand their Ultra HD live production set ups with even more camera angles!”
About Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is a super high resolution 4K digital production camera for Ultra HD television production. Featuring a large Super 35 sensor, professional global shutter as well as EF and ZE compatible lens mount, the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K captures high quality ProRes™ files, giving customers a complete solution to shoot amazing high resolution music videos, episodic television productions, television commercials, sport and documentaries.

The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K has everything customers need right out of the box including a built in SSD recorder, rechargeable battery and a large 5” LCD touchscreen. In addition to focusing and monitoring shots, the touchscreen also lets customers enter metadata and change camera settings all on a single easy to use interface. Customers also get a full copy of DaVinci Resolve for amazing quality color grading and finishing for Mac OS X and Windows computers.
Key Features

Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution
ProRes 422 (HQ)™ recording
Super 35 sensor
Global shutter
EF and ZE compatible lens mount
Built-in SSD recorder
5” LCD touchscreen
Metadata entry
6G-SDI output for 10-bit HD and Ultra HD

Availability and Price

The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is available now for US$2,995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
Press Photography

Product photos of the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K are available at www.blackmagicdesign.com/press/images.
About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check www.blackmagicdesign.com.


Just Annouced! 4K Panasonic LUMIX GH4 Camera: Pro Photo Performance with 4K Video…Yes Please

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I think I want one…pricing not available yet…but sounds like it will be around $2k. This is a nice alternative to Canon 1D C or the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K.

The following is from Panasonic’s website: 

Features

  • Professional photo performance with exceptional moiré suppression.
  • 4K 24p cinematic video (4096×2160), plus 4K 3840×2160 30p/24p.
  • High speed 49 area auto focusing in photo or video, perfect for hybrid photography.
  • Durable magnesium alloy body and exceptional shutter life meets the demands of professional use.

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TYPE
Type Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
Recording media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card (Compatible with UHS-I standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
Image sensor size 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds mount
IMAGE SENSOR
Type Live MOS Sensor
Total pixels 17.20 megapixels
Camera effective pixels 16.05 megapixels
Color filter Primary color filter
Dust reduction system Supersonic wave filter
RECORDING SYSTEM
Recording file format
System frequency 59.94Hz, 50.00Hz, 24.00Hz
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard / MPO+Fine / MPO+Standard (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds system standard)
Color Space sRGB, AdobeRGB
File size(Pixels)
Continuous recordable time (Motion picture) AVCHD: Approx. 220 min with H-HS12035 / AVCHD: Approx. 220 min with H-FS14140
Actual recordable time (Motion picture) AVCHD: Approx. XXX min with H-HS12035 (TBD) / AVCHD: Approx. XXX min with H-FS14140 (TBD)
WiFi FUNCTION
WiFi IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz – 2462 MHz (11 ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode, WPS, Wi-Fi Direct
NFC ISO/IEC 18092, NFC-F (Passive Mode)
QR Code Connection Yes
VIEWFINDER
Type OLED Live View Finder (2,359K dots)
Field of view Approx. 100%
Magnification Approx. 1.34x / 0.67x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1 (TBD)
Eye point Approx. 21 mm from eyepiece lens
Diopter adjustment -4.0 – +4.0 (dpt)
Eye sensor Yes
Eye sensor adjustment High / Low
FOCUS
Type Contrast AF system
DFD technology Yes
Focus mode AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
AF mode Face/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-Area / Custom Multi / 1-Area / Pinpoint / (Full area touch is available)
AF detective range EV -4 – 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
AF assist lamp Yes
AF lock Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
Others One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter
EXPOSURE CONTROL
Light metering system 1,728-zone multi-pattern sensing system (TBD)
Light metering mode Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering range EV0-18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure mode Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) Auto / Intelligent ISO / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step) / (Up to ISO6400 in motion picture recording) (ISO Auto in M mode)
Exposure compensation 1/3 EV step ±5EV (±3EV for motion picture)
AE lock Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
AE bracket 3, 5, 7 frames in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, Max. ±3 EV, single/burst
WHITE BALANCE
White balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting
White balance adjustment Blue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias
Color temperature setting 2500-10000K in 100K
White balance bracket 3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
SHUTTER
Type Focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed Still image: Bulb (Max. 60 minutes), 1/8,000 – 60 / Motion picture: 59.94Hz: 1/16,000 – 1/30, 50.00Hz: 1/16,000 – 1/25, 24.00Hz: 1/16,000 – 1/24 (24.00Hz: 1/16,000 – 1/24 (When using Synchro Scan)
Shutter life Approx. 200,000 images
Self timer 10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec
Remote control Remote control with Bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
BURST SHOOTING
Burst speed Mechanical shutter: H: 12.0 frames/sec (with AFS), 7.5 frames/sec (with AFC) (TBD), M: 7.5 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2.0 frames/sec (with Live View) / Electronic shutter: SH: 40.0 frames/sec, H: 20.0 frames/sec, M: 7.5 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2.0 frames/sec (with Live View)
Number of recordable images Approx. 40 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed) / Approx. 100 images (when there are no RAW files) / Approx. 120 images (when using electronic shutter) / (depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)
FLASH
Built in flash type TTL Built-in-Flash, GN12 equivalent (ISO100 ・m) / GN17 equivalent (ISO200 ・m), Built-in Pop-up (Reference) / Lighting angle: 24mm (35mm camera equivalent)
Flash Mode Auto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off * For iA, iA+ only.
Synchronization speed Less than 1/250 second
Flash output adjustment 1/3EV step ±3EV
Flash synchronization 1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync.
Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensation Yes
Flash sync socket Yes
MONITOR
Type OLED monitor with static touch control
Monitor size Free-angle 3.0-inch / 3:2 aspect / Wide viewing angle
Pixels Approx. 1036K dots
Filed of view Approx. 100%
Monitor adjustment Brightness (7 levels), Contrast and Saturation (7 levels), Red-Green (11 levels), Blue-Yellow (11 levels)
LIVE VIEW
Digital zoom 2x, 4x
Extra Tele Conversion Still image: Max. 2x (Aspect ratio sets at 4:3. Not effective with L size recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.) / Motion picture: 2.4x (FHD), 3.6x (HD), 4.8x (VGA)
Other functions Level Gauge, Real-time Histogram, Guide Lines (3 patterns), Center Marker, Highlight display (Still image / motion picture), Zebra pattern (Still image / motion picture)
DIRECTION DETECTION FUNCTION
Direction Detection Function Yes
FUNCTION BUTTON
Fn1, Fn2, Fn3, Fn4, Fn5, Fn6, Fn7, Fn8, Fn9, Fn10 Wi-Fi / Q.MENU / Preview / One Push AE / Touch AE / Level Gauge / Focus Area Set / Zoom Control / 1 Shot RAW+JPG / 1 Shot Spot Metering / Cursor Button Lock / Photo Style / Aspect Ratio / Picture Size / Quality / AFS/AFF / Metering Mode / Burst Rate / Auto Bracket / Self Timer / Highlight Shadow / i. Dynamic / i. Resolution / HDR / Electronic Shutter / Flash Mode / Flash Adjust. / Ex. Tele Conv. / Digital Zoom / Stabilizer / Motion Pic. Set / Variable Frame Rate / Picture Mode / Synchro Scan / Time Code Display / Mic. Directivity Adjust / Color Bars / Silent Mode / Peaking / Histogram / Guide Line / Zebra Pattern / Rec Area / Video-Priority Display / Step Zoom / Zoom Speed / AF Mode/MF / Restore to Default
PHOTO STYLE
Still image and motion picture Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom
CREATIVE CONTROL
Still image Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Rough Monochrome / Silky Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus / Fantasy / Star Filter / One Point Color / Sunshine
Motion picture Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Fantasy / One Point Color
CREATIVE VIDEO MODE
Exposure Mode Program AE/ Aperture-Priority / Sutter-Priority / Manual Exposure
Slow and fast motion
MOTION PICTURE FUNCTION
Master pedestal level 31 steps
luminance level 0-255 / 16-235 / 16-255
Synchro scan Yes
Time code Count Up: Rec Run/Free Run selectable, Time Code Mode: Drop frame/Non-drop frame selectable (When system frequency [59.94Hz] is selected.)
SS/Gain operation Shutter Duration/ISO / Angle/ISO / Shutter Duration/dB
Color bars / 1K Hz test tone Yes (SMPTE / EBU / ARIB) / Yes
Cinelike gamma Cinelike D / Cinelike V
PLAYBACK
Playback mode Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (Max. 16x), Slideshow (All / Picture Only / Video Only / 3D / Category Selection / Favorite, duration & effect is selectable), Playback Mode (Normal / Picture / Video / 3D Play / Category / Favorite), Location Logging, RAW Processing, Clear Retouch, Title Edit, Text Stamp, Video Divide, Time Lapse Video, Stop Motion Video, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Rotation Display, Favorite, DPOF Print Set, Protect, Face Recognition Edit, Picture Sort, Delete Comfirmation
IMAGE PROTECTION / ERASE
Protection Single / Multi or Cancel
Erase Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite
PRINT
Direct Print PictBridge compatible
INTERFACE
USB USB 2.0 High Speed Multi
HDMI**
Audio video output Monaural Type / *Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the products that are available in your market.
Remote input φ2.5mm for remote
External microphone input φ3.5mm for external microphone
Headphone output φ3.5mm for headphone
Microphone Stereo, Wind-cut: OFF / Low / Standard / High / AUTO
Speaker Monaural
LANGUAGE
OSD language English, Spanish
GENERAL
POWER
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT
OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
STANDARD ACCESSORIES
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
Further Specifications
NOTE * About motion picture recording. / • Use a card with SD Speed Class with “UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3)” when recording motion pictures in [4K/100Mbps] [C4K/100Mbps] [FHD/100Mbps] or [FHD/200Mbps]. / • Use a card with SD Speed Class with “UHS-I Speed Class 1 (U1)” or higher when recording motion pictures in [FHD/50Mbps]. / • Use a card with SD Speed Class with “Class 4″ or higher when recording motion pictures in [FHD/28Mbps]. / (SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.) / ** For [4K] or [C4K] video output, use an HDMI cable that has the HDMI logo on it, and that is described as”4K compatible”. / *** The DMW-YAGH is not available in some countries or regions.

 

 


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