Blackmagic Design have announced that their hotly anticipated 2.5K Cinema Camera has entered the final stages of Thunderbolt testing and will be shipping in two weeks’ time.
The first orders of the camera should be filled by the third week in August, and we’re getting the first stock in the UK, so if you’ve placed an order with us it’s time to start crossing off the days on your calendar and working out what you’re going to shoot first.
In the meantime, we thought we’d round up some of the web’s choicest Cinema Camera news to whet your appetite:
– First look: Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera – After attending Blackmagic Design’s summer sales boot camp, our video consultant James Graham rounds up everything you need to know about working with the BMCC.
– A little tease… – DOP John Brawley shot some test footage on the Cinema Camera and posted some gorgeous stills to his blog. Anyone who doubts the dynamic range claims around this camera should take a look.
– Hands on with the 2.5K Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera – The guys over at nofilmschool talk to Blackmagic Design’s Simon Westland about the camera (and get some lovely closeups of the unit itself).
– Is Blackmagic’s Cinema Camera the HDSLR killer? – Post-NAB, Creative Cow’s Marco Solorio laid out the benefits of the Cinema Camera for DSLR users.
You can pre-order the camera at our site (no deposit needed!), by calling 03332 409 306 or by emailing broadcast@Jigsaw24.com. To keep up with the latest news, follow @Jigsaw24Video on Twitter or ‘Like’ our Facebook page.