BM2

Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Summary
Membership and Training are required to rent this item
Contact elia@edvideo.org for bookings
 
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 2.5K is a production-grade camera designed with filmmaking in mind. 
Unlike many modern cameras that are created with a 'jack-of-all-trades' approach, the BMCC is meant to do one thing very well: capture images. Spartan in features, inputs, and functionality, the camera really focusses the user on the task of making their shots great.
The camera also features the added bonus of recording in Cinema DNG, Apple Pro Res or DNxHD internally to SSD drives, meaning that you don't need a peripheral recording device in order to capture high-quality file formats.
 
Here are some things you should know about this camera:
- The camera itself is very simple to use. Anyone can operate this camera with limited training.
- A strong understanding of white balance, ISO, shutter angle and lenses is essential to getting the most from this camera.
- While the camera provides functional audio, it really is designed to be used in a production context where a dedicated sound system/operator is in place. The pre-amps on the microphone inputs are comparatively poor. If you are using a shotgun microphone in your setup an external audio recorder is almost essential. Lapel microphones will work fairly well with the BMCC.
- The screen is large and reliable, but when you are shooting in the film mode an external monitor such as the SmallHD 502 is an extremely valuable tool in properly measuring the values and qualities of your image. The BMCC screen is also very difficult to see in bright outdoor situations.
- The camera is compact and light enough to use in run-and-gun situations and for live events.
- There are no automatic functions on this camera. Audio levels, focus, exposure and white balance must be set by the user.
 
What's in the kit:
- Blackmagic Cinema Camera body
- Two batteries (each lasts approximately 3-4 hours depending on use)
- Battery charger
- A/C adapter available on request
- Two 240GB SSD drives (record time varies based on selected film mode. Each will hold 2 hours and 6 minutes of footage in Pro Res HQ)
- SSD dock for transferring files
- Camera cage, 15mm rails and top handle
 
What you will need:
- At least one EF-mount lens. Cine-style lenses (with aperture rings) are highly recommended
- A tripod that can safely support at least 5 lbs. Ed Video's Manfrotto 500 tripods will do the job, but the Manfrotto 502 or Manfrotto 504 are recommended. The camera also works very well on our Shape Spider II Shoulder Mount.
- Enough hard drive space to store all of your footage. Filling both SSDs will require you to have 480GB of storage at your end.
 
Recommended Accessories:
- SmallHD 502 (available at Ed Video)
- Bower 16mm, Rokinon 35mm or Bower 85m cine-style lenses (available at Ed Video)
- Canon 24-70mm,  Tokina 100mm, Tokina 11-16mm, Canon 50mm, lenses (available at Ed Video)
- Manfrotto 502 or Manfrotto 504 tripods
- Shape Spider shoulder mount