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2014/80/1 Digital video camera with accessories and packaging, 'Blackmagic Cinema Camera', metal / glass / plastic / card / paper / foam, designed and made by Blackmagic Design, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia / China, 2011-2013. Click to enlarge.

'Blackmagic cinema camera' with accessories by Blackmagic Design

Designed
This digital video camera is designed for production of feature films, documentaries and episodic television. It provides cinema quality filmmaking capabilities at a fraction of the cost of existing cinema cameras. The compact design introduces a new form factor to the cinema camera industry, overcoming significant engineering challenges including colour science, optics and thermal management. As recipient of the Australian International Design Award of the Year in 2013 it is an example of …

Summary

Object No.

2014/80/1

Object Statement

Digital video camera with accessories and packaging, 'Blackmagic Cinema Camera', metal / glass / plastic / card / paper / foam, designed and made by Blackmagic Design, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia / China, 2011-2013

Physical Description

Cinema quality digital video or film camera in retail packaging. It consists of a user manual made up of software and a leaflet titled 'Getting Started' in a cardboard wallet, a black power plug, a black switching power supply unit and cable, camera and dust cover and monitor shade. These are contained in a box printed with the product name and information and with protective foam inserts.

Marks

No marks on camera.
On user manual computer disc Numbers at centre of disc, printed in black '2136 514 -R E C 8364'

Dimensions

Height

120 mm

Width

165 mm

Depth

120 mm

Production

Made

Notes

Designed by the Blackmagic Industrial Design Team in Port Melbourne, Australia, 2011-2013. Made in China and Australia, 2013. People involved in design and development include Grant Petty, Simon Kidd, Michael Cornish, Stuart Elford, David Lunn, John Vanzella, Carsten Buettner, Patrick Tolcher, Kristian Lam, Andrew Howley*

'The chassis is precision-machined ... by passing a solid billet of aluminium through 57 separate machining operations on seven different machines, the centre is machined out and used as the disk slot door and the scrap is fully recycled.'**


* Patent WO 2013152402 A1, Australian Design Registrations AU 344642 A, AU 344 643 S, AU 344644 S
**Simon Kidd, Director Industrial Design at Blackmagic Design, in Stening B (2013) 'Clearing a cinematic pathway', Curve Issue 44.

History

Notes

This camera was displayed in the 2013 Australian International Design Awards exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum from July 2013 - August 2014.

The Blackmagic Cinema Camera received the Australian International Design Award of the Year in 2013.

The jury commented: "A truly brilliant piece of design and technology in every regard. This product has significant cultural implications on the global film industry, putting high end filmaking within the reach of the mass-market. A showcase of what professional design can do when used effectively - it will revolutionize the film industry and highlight Australia's capability to design and develop high technology products with global appeal." *

* Australian International Design Awards (AIDA) Yearbook 2013

The camera also received a Red Dot 'Best of the Best' Award in 2013.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Blackmagic Design Australia, 2014

Acquisition Date

12 August 2014

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