Blackmagic Design - Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K


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Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K ($2,595 USD) is a new high end digital film camera with a full frame 6K sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, L-Mount lens mount and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for incredible low light performance and recording to CFexpress cards. Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K is an extremely high-end digital film camera that produces precise skin tones and rich organic colors. The camera features a massive full frame 24 x 36mm 6K sensor with wide dynamic range, a very flexible L-Mount for lenses and a built-in optical low pass filter that's custom designed to match the sensor. Users also get fast CFexpress media, and the camera can even use Pocket Cinema Camera accessories.

When users are doing cloud and mobile work, the camera records both deep bit depth Blackmagic RAW and H.264 proxies at the same time. No other camera includes this level of technology, image quality and portability.Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K features a massive full frame sensor with a native resolution of 6048 x 4032. That's almost three times larger than a Super 35 sensor and allows users to shoot with a shallow depth of field or to use anamorphic lenses uncropped for a true cinematic look. Whether users are shooting in bright sunlight or in almost no light at all, the 13 stops of dynamic range with dual native ISO up to 25,600 provide stunning low noise images in all lighting conditions. Plus, users can shoot up to 36 fps at full sensor resolution or 120 fps windowed.

The large full frame sensor in Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K lets users work in a variety of film formats and aspect ratios without sacrificing quality. Using the full area of the sensor gives users a unique open gate 3:2 image which also lets users reframe their shots in post production. The large sensor also lets users work in true 6:5 anamorphic without cropping, making widescreen cinematic images more detailed and in higher resolution than previously possible. Users can even use the classic Super 35 sized window on the sensor to create an instant ‘close up’ version of their shot that fits seamlessly with open gate footage. All this lets users create distinctive cinematic content in the highest quality.Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K features an L-Mount, an advanced lens mount designed to accommodate full frame sensors while ensuring compatibility with new and vintage lenses. With a large diameter of 51.6mm, L-Mount works with the latest full frame lenses from manufacturers such as Leica, Panasonic and Sigma.

Plus, a very short flange distance of only 20mm means users can easily add adapters for a variety of lens mounts without impacting image quality. With L-Mount, users get a single mount that works with virtually any lens for unlimited creative choice.Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K can shoot in all standard resolutions and frame rates from HD up to DCI 4K and even 6K. Users can even shoot stills at 24.6 megapixels. Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K will shoot up to 36 fps at 6048 x 4032 3:2 open gate or 60 fps at 6048 x 2520 2.4:1 and 60 fps at 4096 x 2160 4K DCI. For higher frame rates users can window the sensor and shoot up to 100 fps at 2112 x 1184 Super 16. Users can even work in true anamorphic 6:5 at much higher resolutions than other cameras using anamorphic lenses in 4.8K 24 fps at 4838 x 4032. Users can even shoot 120 fps in 1080HD.The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K features a built-in CFexpress card recorder, and a USB-C expansion port for recording direct to external flash media disks or an SSD.

CFexpress media are more durable and faster than even older media so are perfect for recording full resolution, 12-bit Blackmagic RAW files. Imagine capturing over an hour of full resolution 6K images on a single 256GB CFexpress card.Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K can also shoot vertical aspect ratios such as 9:16 and 4:5. The on-screen HUD rotates so critical information, such as frame rate, shutter angle and frame guides, are easy to view, even when the camera’s turned upside down. Users can even switch on frame guides so important details stay in shot for different aspect ratios. When importing files into DaVinci Resolve or DaVinci Resolve Studio (which comes free with the camera), clips are automatically tagged as vertical so they appear correctly in the timeline.