A high-quality, low-cost digital camera unveiled this week could be a game-changer for filmmakers.
Blackmagic Design, a company known for the DaVinci color correction products, showed off its Cinema Camera – a $2,995 beauty that includes some crazy features, including super wide 13 stops of dynamic range, high resolution 2.5K sensor, built-in high bandwidth SSD recorder, open file format support, color correction with full version of DaVinci Resolve and a built-in LCD with metadata entry.
That’s all a fancy way of saying the camera is packed with stuff filmmakers want. Blackmagic promises the camera is good enough to make movies look like … movies.
Already, smart filmmakers are taking advantage of technology to make great-looking movies – cheap. Drake Doremus, for instance, shot his 2011 Sundance film Like Crazy, on a still camera – a $1,400 Canon EOS 7D.
Doremus shot that movie for only $250,000. It grossed $3.4 million.
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera is a professional-grade movie camera that opens a world of new possibilities to indie filmmakers.
Blackmagic announced its new camera at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas. The company hopes to have the camera on the market by July.
And here it is all tricked out: