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Blackmagic Cinema CameraThe wizards at Blackmagic Design, largely known for making video post production hardware (capture cards and stuff like that), as well as its famous color correction tool DaVinci Resolve,  today introduced the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. With a 13 stop dynamic range and the ability to use  EF and ZF mount lenses, integrated SSD recorder, ability to add metadata right from the LCD screen, RAW uncompressed and compressed recording formats, and a host of other goodies, The Cinema Camera looks to be a great contender for the Digital Cinema camera crowd. When Blackmagic sent out their email announcement this morning I was impressed with the specs. But what surprised me so much that I spit out my coffee is something they chose to only mention in passing: the thing only costs about three grand. Yeah, I had to do a double take on the price too. Oh, and they throw in DaVinci Resolve at no cost for good measure.

This one really came out of left field. Very impressive offering and I hope the Blackmagic Cinema Camera can live up to its promises. If so, RED might just want to start shaking in their boots a little…