Monday, 24 September 2012

Compare Blackmagic Cinema Camera Products

 
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Dramatically speed up the whole post production process with Blackmagic Cinema Camera

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Open File Formats

Blackmagic Cinema Camera uses standard file formats, so you don’t need to wait years for your video software to support the media! Recording native 2.5K resolution uses the open CinemaDNG format, so you get full 12-bit RAW recording quality using the built-in SSD recorder, and the benefit of industry wide compatibility. For even greater compatibility you can also choose 1080HD recording into ProRes and DNxHD compressed video formats. Blackmagic Cinema Camera is the only camera to support purely open file formats!
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Fast Metadata Entry

Logging file metadata directly into the camera dramatically speeds up the post production process. With the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 'slate' you can enter information such as shot number, search tags, scene number, timecode and more! You can even set shot number and other data to increment automatically! Metadata is compatible with leading editing software and is fully searchable so when you're editing your project you can avoid the time consuming task of searching for specific shots!
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Includes UltraScope

Blackmagic UltraScope provides technically accurate waveform monitoring with a beautifully designed computer interface. Connect Blackmagic Cinema Camera to any compatible computer using Thunderbolt technology to display 6 live scope views on a single monitor! Use UltraScope on set or in any location for Parade, Waveform, Vectorscope and Histogram signal measurement. UltraScope includes picture view, audio level and phase monitoring!
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Includes DaVinci Resolve

Blackmagic Cinema Camera includes full DaVinci Resolve 9.0 software for Mac and Windows, so you get more color correction features that let you take advantage of Blackmagic Cinema Camera’s amazing image quality. Shoot wide dynamic range images and then make color correction decisions in post production. You will never be limited creatively by your equipment because you have the same camera and color correction technology used by the world’s leading cinematographers!

 
Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF
Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT
Camera Features
Active Sensor Resolution2432 x 13662432 x 1366
Raw Resolution12-bit RAW files recorded at 2432 x 136612-bit RAW files recorded at 2432 x 1366
Shooting Resolutions2.5K RAW at 2432 x 1366.
ProRes and DNxHD at 1920 x 1080
2.5K RAW at 2432 x 1366.
ProRes and DNxHD at 1920 x 1080
Frame Rates23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p
Active Sensor Size15.81mm x 8.88mm15.81mm x 8.88mm
Dynamic Range13 stops13 stops
FocusFocus button turns on peakingFocus button turns on peaking
Iris ControlIris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings so no pixel is clippedCompatible with any manually operated iris based lens
Lens MountEF and ZE mount compatible with electronic iris controlPassive Micro Four Thirds mount for manually operated lens with manual iris control. Compatible with most third party MFT adapters for other lens mounts such as PL etc.
Screen Dimensions5" and 800 x 480 resolution5" and 800 x 480 resolution
Screen TypeIntegrated LCD capacitive touchscreenIntegrated LCD capacitive touchscreen
Metadata SupportAutomatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywordsAutomatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords
ControlsOnscreen touch menus and physical buttons for recording and transport controlOnscreen touch menus and physical buttons for recording and transport control
MicrophoneIntegrated mono microphoneIntegrated mono microphone
SpeakerIntegrated mono speakerIntegrated mono speaker
Mounting Options3 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread mounting points on top of camera.
1 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread tripod mount with locator pin.
3 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread mounting points on top of camera.
1 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread tripod mount with locator pin.
PowerIntegrated Lithium-ion Polymer rechargeable battery.
12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.
Integrated Lithium-ion Polymer rechargeable battery.
12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.
Battery LifeApproximately 90 minutesApproximately 90 minutes
Battery Charge TimeApproximately 2 hours when not in use. Approximately 2 hours when not in use.
Camera Dimensions166.2mm by 113.51mm x 126.49mm excluding detachable sunshade and turret dust cap166.2mm by 113.51mm x 126.49mm excluding detachable sunshade and turret dust cap
Camera Weight1.7 kg / 3.75 lb1.5 kg / 3.3 lb
Storage Features
Storage TypeRemovable 2.5” SSDRemovable 2.5” SSD
Storage FormatMac OS Extended format. SSDs can be formatted on any Mac or use Mediafour MacDrive (not included) on a Windows PC.Mac OS Extended format. SSDs can be formatted on any Mac or use Mediafour MacDrive (not included) on a Windows PC.
Storage Rates5 MB/frame in RAW 2.5K fits about 30 minutes of 24p video on a 256 GB solid state disk. Compressed HD formats fit more than 5 times the amount of RAW video.5 MB/frame in RAW 2.5K fits about 30 minutes of 24p video on a 256 GB solid state disk. Compressed HD formats fit more than 5 times the amount of RAW video.
Uncompressed Recording FormatsRAW 2.5K CinemaDNGRAW 2.5K CinemaDNG
Compressed Recording FormatsApple ProRes and Avid DNxHD. All compressed recording in 1920x1080 10-bit YUV with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range.Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD. All compressed recording in 1920x1080 10-bit YUV with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range.
Connections
SDI Video Output1 x 10-bit HD-SDI 4:2:2 with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range1 x 10-bit HD-SDI 4:2:2 with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range
Analog Audio Input2 x 1/4” jacks for professional balanced analog audio, switchable between mic and line levels.2 x 1/4” jacks for professional balanced analog audio, switchable between mic and line levels.
Analog Audio Output1 x 3.5mm stereo headphone output1 x 3.5mm stereo headphone output
SDI Audio Output4 channels in HD-SDI4 channels in HD-SDI
Remote Control1 x 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop, Iris Control and Focus Control1 x 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop, Iris Control and Focus Control
Computer InterfaceThunderbolt port for capture of RAW video and audio.
USB 2.0 mini B port for software updates and configuration.
Thunderbolt port for capture of RAW video and audio.
USB 2.0 mini B port for software updates and configuration.
External Power12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.
Standards
SDI ComplianceSMPTE 292M.SMPTE 292M.
SDI Audio Sampling48 kHz and 24 bit.48 kHz and 24 bit.
Extras
Software IncludedDaVinci Resolve grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows.
Media Express software for video capture from the camera’s Thunderbolt port.
Blackmagic UltraScope software for waveform monitoring from the camera’s Thunderbolt port.
DaVinci Resolve grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows.
Media Express software for video capture from the camera’s Thunderbolt port.
Blackmagic UltraScope software for waveform monitoring from the camera’s Thunderbolt port.
AccessoriesDetachable sun shield, camera strap, turret dust cap and 12V AC adapter.Detachable sun shield, camera strap, turret dust cap and 12V AC adapter.
Product Warranty12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.
Optional Accessories
Camera HandlesBlackmagic Cinema Camera HandlesBlackmagic Cinema Camera Handles

Saturday, 22 September 2012

46.1 MP Canon EOS-3D X to be announced before PhotoPlus ?


The Canon EOS-3D X has rumored for a long time, there are more new rumors about this big megapixel EOS. This EOS-3D X will use a 46.1 MP sensor.

Rumors said this Canon EOS-3D will be previewed at PhotoPlus 2012 in New York City between October 24 – October 27, 2012.
Here are some rumored specs about this camera:
  • 46.1 MP
  • 5 frame per second
  • Dual DIGIC 5+
  • ISO: 50 – 12800
  • 16 bit
  • AF: Same as 1DX
  • USB 3
  • CF+SD

Monday, 17 September 2012

Canon EOS 6D Vs. 5D Mark II Vs. 7D Specs Comparison


Here is a full specifications comparison for Canon EOS 6D, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS 7D. Take a look below:
Feature5D Mark IIEOS 6DEOS 7D
Sensor Resolution21.0 Million20.2 Million18.0 Million
Sensor TypeCMOSCMOSCMOS
Sensor Size36x24mm35.8×23.9mm22.3 x 14.9 mm
Sensor TypeFull FrameFull FrameAPS-C
Dust Reduction / Sensor CleaningYesYesYes
Image Size5616 x 37445472 x 36485184 x 3456
Image ProcessorDIGIC 4DIGIC 5+Dual Digic 4
Viewfinder TypePentaprismPentaprismPentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage98%97%100%
Viewfinder Magnification0.71x0.71x1x
Storage MediaCompact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, MicrodriveSD/SDHC/SDXCCompact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive cards
Continuous Shooting Speed3.9 FPS4.5 FPS8 FPS
Max Shutter Speed1/8000 to 30 sec1/4000 to 30 sec1/8000 to 30 sec
Shutter Durability150,000100,000150,000
Native ISO SensitivityISO 100-6,400ISO 100-25,600ISO 100-6,400
Boosted ISO SensitivityISO 50, ISO 12,800-25,600ISO 50, ISO 51,200-102,400ISO 12,800
Autofocus System9 points11 points19 points
Built-in Wi-FiNoYesNo
Built-in GPSNoYesNo
Video OutputH.264H.264H.264
Video Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps)1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps fps)1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps)
LCD Size3″ Fixed TFT-LCD3.2″ Fixed TFT-LCD3″ Fixed TFT-LCD
LCD Resolution920,000 dots1,040,000 dots920,000 dots
Touch ScreenNoYesNo
Exposure Compensation±2 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Bracketing±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
HDR SupportNoYesNo
BatteryLP-E6 Lithium-ion BatteryLP-E6 Lithium-ion BatteryLP-E6 Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life850 shots (CIPA)900 shots (CIPA)800 shots (CIPA)
USB Version2.02.02.0
Dimensions152 x 114 x 75 mm145 x 111 x 71 mm148 x 111 x 74 mm
Weight850g770g860g
MSRP Price$1,899$2,099$1,499

EOS 6D sample images / Photos taken with EOS 6D


Shooting Mode:
Aperture-priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed):
1/250 sec
Av (Aperture Value):
f/3.2
ISO Speed:
ISO200
Lens:
EF135mm f/2L USM
White Balance:
AWB
Picture Style:
Neutral
ISO speed is based on recommended exposure index.
Shooting Mode:
Aperture-priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed):
1/80 sec
Av (Aperture Value):
f/8.0
ISO Speed:
ISO100
Lens:
EF17-40mm f/4L USM
White Balance:
Daylight
Picture Style:
Standard
ISO speed is based on recommended exposure index.
This JPEG image is processed by in-camera RAW processing from a RAW image with a EOS 6D.

Shooting Mode:
Aperture-priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed):
1/250 sec
Av (Aperture Value):
f/3.5
ISO Speed:
ISO400
Lens:
EF40mm f/2.8 STM
White Balance:
AWB
Picture Style:
Portrait
ISO speed is based on recommended exposure index.

Key specs compared to EOS 5D Mark III and Nikon D600 and canon 6D

In the table below we see how some of the EOS 6D's key specs measure up against its more expensive big brother, the 5D Mark III, and its main rival the Nikon D600.
 
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D600
 Effective Pixels • 20.2 MP • 22.3 MP • 24.3 MP
 ISO Range • 100-25600 standard
 • 50-102800 expanded
 • 100-25600 standard
 • 50-102800 expanded
 • 100-6400 standard
 • 50-25600 expanded
 No of AF points • 11 • 61 • 39
 Screen • 3.2"
 • 1,040,000 dots
 • 3.2"
 • 1,040,000 dots
 • 3.2"
 • 921,000 dots
 Viewfinder • 97% coverage
 • 0.71x magnification
 • 100% coverage
 • 0.71x magnification
 • 100% coverage
 • 0.7x magnification
 Built-in flash •  No • No •  Yes
 Continuous drive • 4.5 fps • 6 fps • 5.5 fps
 Storage • SD • Compact flash
 • SD
 • SD
 • 2 slots
 Weight
 (inc batteries)
 • 770g (1.7 lb) • 950g (2.1 lb) • 850g (1.9 lb)
 Dimensions • 145 x 111 x 71 mm
   (5.7 x 4.4 x 2.8")
 • 152 x 116 x 76 mm
   (6.0 x 4.6 x 3.0")
 • 141 x 113 x 82 mm
   (5.6 x 4.5 x 3.2")
 Wi-Fi + GPS •  Built-in •  Optional •  Optional

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Canon EOS 6D Official Specifications

 

Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
Body type
Body typeMid-size SLR
Sensor
Image ratio w:h3:2
Effective pixels20.2 megapixels
Sensor sizeFull frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorDigic 5+
Image
ISOAuto, 100 – 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points11
Lens mountCanon EF mount
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3.2″
Screen dots102,400
Touch screenYes
Screen typeClear View II TFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage97 %
Viewfinder magnification0.71×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject / scene modesYes
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (Hot shoe)
Continuous driveYes (4.5 fps)
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
Exposure compensation±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Videography features
Format
  • H.264
MicrophoneMono
SpeakerMono
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
Videography notes1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (HDMI Mini)
WirelessBuiltIn
Remote controlYes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
Physical
Environmentally sealedYes (Splash and dust resistant)
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Weight (inc. batteries)770 g (1.70 lb / 27.16 oz)
Dimensions145 x 111 x 71 mm (5.71 x 4.37 x 2.8″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes (by cable and PC)
GPSBuiltIn
GPS notesImage tagging and tracking modes

Friday, 14 September 2012

Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?

 

Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
Canon EOS 6D Specs?I received this spec list this morning, and it seems to have also appeared at Digicame-info.
  • A new 20mp sensor
  • Full Frame
  • 4.5fps
  • ISO Range 100-25600
  • DIGIC5+
  • APS-C Sized body
  • Weathersealed
  • SD Card
  • Built-in Wifi & GPS
  • 11 AF Points, f/2.8 Cross-type in the center.
  • 3″ LCD
  • Full HD (1920×1080)
  • Available December 2012
  • Price: $1999 USD Body Only (Speculated price)

Friday, 7 September 2012

Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon?

Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
Canon EOS 6DAnother suggestion that the Canon EOS 6D will be announced soon. It might be announced on a different day than the PowerShot and Pixma announcements early next week.
Specifications
  • 22mp (Same sensor as 5D2)
  • 4.5 fps
  • Touchscreen
  • Same AF system as 7D