April 12, 2015
NAB 2015

The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera Is a Tiny Super16 RAW Camera Built for Drones

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
The news about Blackmagic Design's upcoming camera announcements just keeps rolling in.

We've already seen that Blackmagic will be announcing an URSA Mini tomorrow with a smaller form factor, an impressive new 4.6K s35 sensor, and 15 stops of dynamic range, but the second camera was still an elusive one. Until now. In a tweet from Zak Forsman, we're introduced to the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera:

The camera, which features a Super16 sensor (the same as the BMPCC?) and 13 stops of dynamic range, looks to be specifically designed for use with drones thanks to built in RAW recording and some UAV-centric features. It's hard to tell from the photo, but we could also be looking at Blackmagic's first drone as well. If that were the case, no doubt they would give DJI a run for their money.

No word on the resolution, price, or availability of the Micro Cinema Camera yet, but we will almost certainly know more tomorrow.


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Shouldn't be terribly difficult to give DJI a run for their money considering their customer service track record. I've dealt with BMD CS and had a wonderful experience. But remember, part of DJI's success was the affordability of the Phantom/II. That image above from BMC does not look like it's sub-$1500, at all.

April 12, 2015 at 9:51PM

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Brandon Shafto
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I don't know Brandon...BlackMagic seems to knock it out of the park every year. I guess we'll see tomorrow.

April 13, 2015 at 12:57AM

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Kevin Greene
Editor
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PWM and S.Bus inputs will be incredible!!! Not just for control with drones, but also to control the camera at Gimbal, cranes, crash can with very cheap radio control system.

April 13, 2015 at 1:33AM, Edited April 13, 1:33AM

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theuerweirich@me.com
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"Crash cam", sorry for the typo.

April 13, 2015 at 1:34AM

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theuerweirich@me.com
Director of Fotography
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hi guys, drone is from Aerialtronics NL "Altura Zenith". BMMicro looks interesting!

Cheers

April 13, 2015 at 4:31AM, Edited April 13, 4:31AM

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Roy-Ajay Karikottil
Aerial Young Gun
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The copter is a Altura Zenith x8, not from BMD

April 13, 2015 at 4:44AM, Edited April 13, 4:44AM

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Gerard M.
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Is this the drone 3DR has been talking about. Their announcement is supposed to come out today.

April 13, 2015 at 8:01AM

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