Blackmagic has just raised the bar. Global shutter, RC control and dynamic range.

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Comment by Kamil Karczmarczyk on April 13, 2015 at 10:26am

new BlackMagic, new phantom, new 3DR quad (+ probably new pixhawk 2?) !! What a week!

Comment by Stuart Brookes on April 13, 2015 at 10:45am

very cool

Comment by Gary Mortimer on April 13, 2015 at 10:49am

More to come at NAB I think

Comment by renaud barbier on April 13, 2015 at 10:50am

and if HD is not enough....

blackmagic micro 4K

I have few concerns:

the mico has 65Mbps vs 200Mbps for pocket....

the micro cinema specs shows global shutter and 65Mbps while the mico studio 4K specs does not talk about global shutter and specs does not even mention any bitrate!

Comment by Kamil Karczmarczyk on April 13, 2015 at 11:14am

@renaud barbier blackmagick micro 4K doesn't record video itself - it just output 6D SDI, so you must buy additional recorder. Blackmagic micro (HD) writes video on sd card, but it doesn't handle 4K... what a pitty! If blackmagic micro 4K will working with sd cards and cost less then $2000, it would be lumix GH4 killer! ;)

Comment by Gary McCray on April 13, 2015 at 11:53am


At $1000.00 for 1080 and $1300.00 for 4K Black Magic has just kicked the high end bar up a lot higher.

As far as I'm concerned this is better news than the Solo.

Actually puts Pro cinematography in the reach of ordinary people.

I know you still need a lens, (and other stuff) but the Pro arena just got a lot more reasonable to play around in.

There are lots of 3rd party makers of all of the stuff you need, a lot of it quite reasonable.

Comment by renaud barbier on April 13, 2015 at 12:09pm

what do you think about the 65mbps vs 200mbps of a pocket?

Comment by Greg Nuspel on April 13, 2015 at 1:36pm

I think some of the big points for us are:
Global Shutter
RC control - including lens functions
Compact package
Interchangeable lenses - not a GoPro or DJI style camera
Expansion interface which the controller can interact with, and they will publish the specifications.

Speculation on my part is it looks like it could be balanced aerodynamically as well the weight distribution. 

When it comes to data rate, I don't think this will knock out Reds for film production. Most people are using drones for video that will be hosted on the web so I don't think this is too much of an issue.

Comment by John Arne Birkeland on April 13, 2015 at 6:24pm

TV and film production companies are going to eat this up. This is basically a gopro replacement with the features professionals have been asking for like proper lenses, high quality sensor and recording.

Comment by Kirill Mityugin on April 14, 2015 at 12:39am

Very good product. Support both S.BUS and Servo input with a lot of feathures in one single box. 


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