Blackmagic Design announced that they will finally start shipping the 4K Production Camera that debuted six months ago. But in what seems to be a Blackmagic tradition the price has been dropped by a thousand dollars!
For those of us who remember Red‘s long forgotten promise of 3K for 3K this is a really special day! Despite their consistently missed ship dates, Blackmagic Design has been shipping really great cameras with disruptive technology at unheard of price points; we now have 4K for 3K.
Here are the key features of the 4K Production Camera:
- 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
What do you think about Blackmagic Design’s cameras & philosophy? Have you shot these cams? What do you think about the Raw workflow?