Blackmagic Now Offers More PL Options

Blackmagic Design has made a minor announcement regarding their existing Cinema 2K and Production 4K digital cinema cameras. Both cameras are now available with native PL mounts on front. Originally the Cinema 2K was sold in electronic EF mount and passive M4/3 mount. The M4/3 could be adapted to PL via third party adapter. The Production 4K was only available with the active EF mount with no good PL options.

Well PL lens collection havers can relax. Now both cameras can be purchased with a native PL mount. You will pay $300 extra for the PL mount on the Cinema 2K camera. These will be shipping soon. For anyone with an existing camera that they want retrofitted we are selling Wooden Camera retrofitting for $1295.

BMD Lens Options

Wooden BMD Retrofit


Blackmagic Design Production 4K Camera In-Stock

We have the Blackmagic Design Production 4K camera in-stock and ready to ship. This is the camera you’ve been waiting for. 4K, ProRes, 10-bit, RAW, all below $3K. This camera is a DIY type of rig. When you purchas one of these you need to ask yourself a few question. What is your solution for audio? for handles to pick it up? for monitoring with a focus-level resolution monitor? for battery systems? We have all of these solutions. We’ve built up dozens of these camera systems. We know where you can save a little money on accessories and how to get the most bang for your buck. Post by Eric C. Petrie

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Blackmagic Production 4K Camera Now Shipping, Lower Price

Blackmagic Design has, at long last, begun to ship their 4K Production camera. The craziest part is that they are also simultaneously dropping the price to $2,995. Some people speculate that this is in reaction to Panasonic announcing the GH4. I doubt that, if nothing else simply because the Panasonic just announced the GH4 and this move was probably planned by. We’re already schedule to take delivery of 3 units right away. After that we’ve got over 20 more units scheduled to come in. If you’ve been waiting to see one it will be at the Cascade Mt. Video on February 26th.

Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution (note – no DCI 4096 x 2160 cinema standard like the GH4)
ProRes 422 (HQ)™ recording (raw is to be added later in firmware update)
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


Professional Video DSLR Trade-In Program

We are excited to announce our DSLR trade-in program. This program has been designed specifically to help people step up from DSLR shooting and into a cinema camera. Now through the end of the year we’re offering to take you’re DSLR off your hands in exchange for the purchase of a qualified cinema camera.

If you’ve got an EOS 5DmkIII we’ll give you $1,300 trade in cinema credit. For an EOS 5DmkII or an EOS 6D we’re offering $800 cinema credit. If you have an EOS 7D your cinema credit will be $500. Finally an EOS 60D will net you $300 cinema credit.

We’re accepting trade-ins for the direct purchase of a qualified cinema cameras from top manufactures.

*The trade-in credit on your cinema camera is not guaranteed. Camera must be deemed to be in resellable condition by Professional Video.