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Blackmagic 4K Production Camera

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Blackmagic Design’s 4K Production Camera (with EF Mount) gives filmmakers a relatively affordable 4K option. Key features include:

  • 4K RAW Recording. With its 4K image sensor, the camera is capable of capturing Apple ProRes in 4K & 1080p to removable SSD drives (not included), while delivering 12 stops of dynamic range. 4K RAW recording is also available, but only with a select few SSDs (please check their list for the current compatible drives).
  • Competent Design. The camera is housed in an elegant, minimalist enclosure, crafted from a single block of aluminum. It can be used hand held or mounted on industry standard hardware. The lens mount accepts Canon EF and Zeiss ZE lenses, and the LCD touchscreen provides monitoring, plus the ability for the user to add metadata such as shot number, filenames and keywords.
  • Workflow. To handle the high data video output, the company offers a lite version of DaVinci Resolve, its premier color correcting software for Mac and Windows (downloadable on their website). 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.
  • Target Users. Since everything has been designed to provide high quality acquisition, the camera is perfect for independent film, music videos, commercials, and television production. And being affordable, it will also find its way into wedding and event videography.

Warnings:

  • No lens included.
  • The dongle that enables the full version of DaVinci Resolve is not included. DaVinci Resolve Lite can be downloaded for free here. Be aware that Resolve Lite doesn’t allow working in projects larger than 1080p; therefore, even though you’ll be shooting in 4K it will take third party programs to maintain that resolution throughout the post production process.
  • Camera does not have a hotshoe mount, nor does it include any kind of hot shoe adapter. If you intend to use any shoe mountable accessories, you will need to provide your own adapter.
  • This camera’s internal battery only lasts about one hour. If you need more battery life, make sure to rent an external battery pack.
  • The BMCC does not have the ability to format SSDs, nor does it offer a way to interface with a computer and serve as a card reader. If you do not own an SSD dock/reader, you will need to rent one.
Active Sensor Resolution
3840 × 2160
Shooting Resolutions
3840 × 2160, 1920 × 1080
Frame Rates
23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p
Effective Sensor Size
21.12mm x 11.88mm (Super 35)
Dynamic Range
12 stops
Lens Mount
EF
Microphone
Integrated mono microphone
Mounting Options
3 × 1/4"-20 thread mounting points on top of camera. 1 × 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 60 minutes
Camera Body Dimensions
166mm x 113mm x 126mm
Camera Weight
1.7 kg / 3.75 lb
Storage Type
Removable 2.5” SSD
Storage Rates
[unavailable]
Recording Formats
4K RAW, Apple ProRes (4K & 1920×1080) 10-bit YUV with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range.
SDI Video Output
1 × 6G-SDI 10-bit 4:2:2 with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range
Analog Audio Input
2 × 1/4” jacks for professional balanced analog audio, switchable between mic and line levels.
Analog Audio Output
1 × 3.5mm stereo headphone output
SDI Audio Output
4 channels in HD-SDI
Remote Control
1 × 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop, Iris Control and Focus Control
Computer Interface
Thunderbolt port for capture of RAW video and audioUSB 2.0 mini B port for software updates and configuration
Specialty
Video
  • Camera with body cap
  • Strap
  • Charger / AC Adapter

*Please note, this rental does not include DaVinci Resolve or Ultrascope. Both may be downloaded here.

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Lenscap+ Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $49.00 $217.00 $266.00 $88.67
4 days $53.00 $233.00 $286.00 $71.50
7 days $71.00 $310.00 $381.00 $54.43
10 days $95.00 $419.00 $514.00 $51.40
14 days $123.00 $543.00 $666.00 $47.57
21 days $166.00 $729.00 $895.00 $42.62
30 days $208.00 $915.00 $1123.00 $37.43
45 days $271.00 $1194.00 $1465.00 $32.56
60 days $317.00 $1395.00 $1712.00 $28.53
90 days $409.00 $1798.00 $2207.00 $24.52
Rental Period Lenscap Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $33.00 $217.00 $250.00 $83.33
4 days $35.00 $233.00 $268.00 $67.00
7 days $47.00 $310.00 $357.00 $51.00
10 days $63.00 $419.00 $482.00 $48.20
14 days $82.00 $543.00 $625.00 $44.64
21 days $110.00 $729.00 $839.00 $39.95
30 days $139.00 $915.00 $1054.00 $35.13
45 days $181.00 $1194.00 $1375.00 $30.56
60 days $212.00 $1395.00 $1607.00 $26.78
90 days $273.00 $1798.00 $2071.00 $23.01
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $217.00 $72.33
4 days $233.00 $58.25
7 days $310.00 $44.29
10 days $419.00 $41.90
14 days $543.00 $38.79
21 days $729.00 $34.71
30 days $915.00 $30.50
45 days $1194.00 $26.53
60 days $1395.00 $23.25
90 days $1798.00 $19.98

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