The Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera is a miniature digital camera
with a Super 16mm-sized sensor designed to be operated remotely and
capture footage from virtually anywhere. It features the same image
sensor found in Blackmagic's Pocket Cinema Camera, which supports 1080p
video and 13 stops of dynamic range but adds a global shutter that
supports frame rates up to 30 fps. Frame rates up to 60 fps are possible
using a rolling shutter. The camera is equipped with an active MFT
mount that can accept native MFT lens or be adapted to a wide range of
other modern and vintage lenses using optional third party adapters.
Video is recorded to SDHC/SDXC memory cards using the 12-bit CinemaDNG
RAW format or 10-bit Apple ProRes family of codecs.
Compact in size, the Micro Cinema Camera is similar in size and shape to
an action camera, making it well suited for mounted on helmets for POV
action sequences, suspended from quadcopters for aerial shots, or any
place where a larger camera can't fit. To facilitate camera control when
the camera is mounted in impossible-to-reach locations, you can operate
it remotely and view a live video feed thanks to the camera's expansion
port. An included breakout cable supports four analog PWM radio remote
control inputs, so you can map camera functions to the dials, knobs,
buttons, and joysticks on model airplane remotes, such as start/stop
recording, focus, and iris (with compatible MFT lenses). For more
control, you can use the 18-channel S.bus control input with Futaba
radio control equipment or custom embedded controllers.
In addition to radio control support, the breakout cable also provides
LANC control, power, genlock, and composite video output for connecting
to wireless video transmitters, letting you see what you're recording
while remote controlling the camera. For higher quality monitoring, the
camera has an HDMI output. For remote recording, you can attach a Canon
LP-E6 type battery to the back of the camera to power is for up to 1.5
hours. One LP-E6 battery is included. The camera also has a 12V DC input
via the breakout cable for powering the camera from external power
supplies for longer shooting times.