Black magic design (often stylized Blackmagicdesign) creates a range of video editing products, routers, video converters, color correctors, film restoration software, and waveform monitors for film and broadcast.
As a leader in creative video technology, Black magic design has made video equipment for filming and post production affordable for everyone and easy to use. This Black magic design review will specifically take a look at video production equipment and post production equipment.
URSA Mini Pro
The Black magic design URSA Mini Pro is the world’s first digital film camera with professional broadcast camera features and controls. Ergonomically designed controls on the side allow you to adjust settings easily. This camera’s interchangeable lens mount lets you switch between EF lenses or PL, B4, and F mount lenses. Record remarkable image quality of up to 60fps, Ultra HD 4.6K resolution, and 15 stops of dynamic range.
Choose the best of five different URSA models including the affordable URSA Mini 4K and URSA Mini 4.6K for your video requirements. At such high frame rates, you’re capturing seamless and smooth video. Turn your URSA Mini Pro into a live performance rig with the addition of the Black magic URSA Studio Viewfinder.
Micro Cinema Camera
Black magic design’s Micro Cinema Camera is the world’s smallest digital camera that you can control with a remote control. This 1080p Super 16mm professional camera was designed to capture moments that you couldn’t have done before. With a built in expansion port that has PWN and S.Bus inputs, you can use a model airplane remote control to control your camera wirelessly.
The Micro Cinema Camera also features built in RAW and ProRes recording and 13 stops of dynamic range giving you the highest possible quality of audio and video. Take this camera on a drone, crash cam, or use it as an inconspicuous video source for documentary-style recording with a compatible MFT lens mount. Made of strong magnesium alloy, your camera is durable enough to start and stop recording remotely, adjust focus, change the iris, and monitor camera activity from anywhere.
Pocket Cinema Camera
This 5-inch wide, 12.5 oz pocket camera captures a true cinematic look. Put this camera in your pocket and get ready to film professional-level quality video. This camera features a sleek and strong magnesium alloy look and a Micro Four Thirds lens mount capable of supporting a range of adapters so you can make your camera rig as big as you want. Enjoy shooting as a hobby or for work with this tiny, but versatile pocket camera.
This camera captures magnificent image detail with a Super 16 size sensor. Shoot stunning 1080 HD video in lossless CinemaDNG Raw and ProRes 422 HQ with an astounding 13 stops of dynamic range. A high resolution 3.5” LCD lets you see the breathtaking images you capture. Finally, record to an open format SD cards compatible with NLE software and start color grading with DaVinci Resolve to shoot true digital film.
The Studio camera is another camera from Black magic’s affordable, lightweight, and professional line of video recorders. The Studio Camera is the world’s smallest broadcast camera with the world’s largest viewfinder (10”).
Create flawless live recording with features like talkback, remote camera control, tally indicators, phantom powered microphone connections, and SDI or user installable optical fiber connections to hook up to your video switcher. Shoot in Ultra HD (four times the resolution of 1080 HD) for clear, crisp and high resolution images. Add a wide range of accessories like external microphones, headsets, and more to get your live broadcasting started.
Micro Studio Camera 4K
The Black magic studio 4K camera offers video creators Ultra HD resolution, a built in color corrector, talkback, tally indicator, PTZ control output, backup battery, built in microphones, and an adaptable lens mount. Use this camera nearly anywhere from gliding across the sky on a drone or tucked away safely in a corner to provide more camera angles in a shot. High resolution images have never been so easy to get.
Now that we’ve discussed Black magic design’s film making equipment, let’s turn to post production equipment for this Black magic design review. DaVinci Resolve is a world-leading editing software for films and broadcasting. Easily switch between editing, color correction, and audio editing using DaVinci Resolve’s intuitive controls. DaVinci Resolve is not a cloud-bases subscription. Pay a one-time affordable fee to get tons of high-end professional features in one piece of software.
As you can see, you can use products from Black magic design from the filming to the post-production process. With so much movie-quality features for such an affordable price, more and more cinematographers are switching to Black magic design.