Proposal

Introduction

Proposal ID 2015-030
Submitted January 15, 2015
Owner dxarts
Department DXArts
Category Frontier Technology
Funding Status Fully Funded
Metric Score 4.10

Contacts

Primary
  • Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Mailbox
  • Ewa Trebacz
  • Research Scientist
  • trebacze@uw.edu
  • (206) 616-7951
  • UW Box 353414
Budget
  • Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Mailbox
  • Billie Grace
  • Administrator
  • bgrace@uw.edu
  • (206) 543-4218
  • UW Box 353414
Dean
  • Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Mailbox
  • Ron Kline
  • Director of Computing
  • arkline@uw.edu
  • (206) 543-6366
  • UW Box 353765

Descriptions

Abstract

This proposal requests two Blackmagic Ursa 4K camera systems for the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS). For more than a decade DXARTS has facilitated and guided research and production of cutting-edge audio/visual artworks and technologies, providing students across the university support and access to sophisticated sound and imaging equipment. The Blackmagic Ursa camera system allows for the creation of 4K resolution video projects, the emerging standard for ultra-high definition. These systems provide a film-quality production workflow while still being accessible for intermediate students experimenting with video art, narrative, and documentation. It is scalable for use on multi-student, collaborative projects, yet remains manageable for single person use.

Category Justification

Camera technology is continually developing higher resolutions, faster frame-rate capabilities, and more dynamic sensor technology. The proposed Black Magic cameras deliver these advanced features in professional digital cinematography to students in an accessible and affordable way, allowing them to keep up with current imaging standards and contribute to its development through the creation of cutting edge projects. Until recently, 4K resolution and high-speed features existed in cameras that were expensive and complicated to operate. The Blackmagic cameras are a frontier development in camera technology particularly in their overall flexibility, and in how they deliver sophisticated functionality in a small-scale design.

Background

The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) is a University of Washington research center and Ph.D. program, focused on new and experimental genres of digital art and culture. The areas of research include aural and visual synthesis, telematics, algorithmic processes, interactive performance and mechatronics. DXARTS is highly supportive of student creative practice and research, especially for those working in emergent forms of invention. Students working within the program utilize a wide array of technologies and skill sets from the Arts and Humanities to Science and Engineering in order to pioneer these innovations, and often must work on the forefront of multiple disciplines.

DXARTS offers classes in which students can learn how to work with digital video - from the very basics to advance research and experimental practices. In addition DXARTS is very supportive of student based art projects from across campus. DXARTS provides technical expertise and makes virtually all equipment available to interested students regardless of major.

The proposed high-definition Blackmagic Ursa camera system advances this mission, exposing UW students to the latest camera technology and ultimately preparing them for an ever-changing technological climate in artistic, scientific, and commercial research and production. Video is a ubiquitous form of media spanning countless disciplinary applications, and it is important the DXARTS remain a relevant research center for media art, providing University-wide conceptual and technological support.

The Blackmagic camera package allows for the creation of 4K resolution video imaging, advanced frame-rate potential, and rich dynamic range - emerging industry standards for high-definition production. This film-quality workflow is accessible for intermediate students around the university, advancing curriculum, research, concert/performance documentation in an accessible way. In addition, the two cameras can be used together for stereoscopic (3D) video production.

These proposed cameras are compatible with DXARTS’s existing set of lenses, allowing for a smooth transition into the video curriculum and other items at the department. In addition, the camera-body design makes hardware accessible so sensors can easily be updated as technology develops.

This production package is a timely and important update. All of the DXARTS video production equipment is very heavily subscribed by both DXARTS students and those outside the department. Our video technology consists of early-model DSLR cameras, consumer handi-cams, and one large-format camera. The Blackmagic Ursa cameras will not only extend the technical capacity of DXARTS, it will help improve overall access to video equipment for all students.

Benefits to Students and the University

DXARTS has approximately 70 students per year in video related classes and another 140 students who use video as part of another class or for independent work. In addition there are approximately 40 former students and students from other departments that use video equipment every year.

Students taking DXARTS classes are strongly encouraged to continue their work outside of classes. Many projects start as class assignments, evolve into extensive collaborations and independent productions, and often they are later presented in festivals and exhibitions, often recognized nationally and internationally. This kind of experience is invaluable for young artists, especially when they have an opportunity to collaborate together, learn from each other and become proficient utilizing cutting edge technologies.

The impact of such student work expands campus-wide and community-wide. DXARTS and its students also participate in outreach programs focused on bringing interdisciplinary collaboration among a varied cohort of students across a wide demographic of the student body. Often, students in the DXARTS community perform or present their research to the larger student body and beyond the University.

Departmental Endorsements

I enthusiastically endorse this proposal for a 4K High Definition Video Production Package . Our department has been investing in digital video research for more than a decade, giving access to students to produce high-quality artworks using cutting-edge technology. DXARTS is the only art unit on campus offering a comprehensive digital video curriculum, including introductory level instruction to advanced level courses covering video art making from a professional and experimental perspective. Students in these classes (about a 100 a year) would benefit from having access to this 4K High Definition Video Production Package, which they would be able to check out through our online reservation system. It is though this checkout system that DXARTS provides access to research technology to all students on campus, allowing students in programs like Cinemedia and Photomedia to check out professional equipment that wouldn’t be available to them in their own departments. DXARTS not only provides unrestricted access to professional equipment but it also provides funding to insure and maintain this gear, including paying the salary of a professional staff member fully dedicated to this task, plus a work-study student helping with checkout operations. DXARTS also provides facilities with professional editing and production tools offering the workflow to produce films using this advanced technology, as well as an experimental projection space where students can show their films and work with other media such as surround sound.

Finally, I would also like to mention that video work produced by students in our labs has been presented all around the world, getting many important awards. This outcome wouldn’t be possible without having access to advanced research technology and facilities as the ones of DXARTS and without the support of STF.

Juan Pampin
Director, DXARTS

Installation Timeline

The cameras will be available for student use as soon as they are purchased.

Resources Provided by Department

DXARTS provides a complete range of supporting equipment as well as and support for the entire production workflow (production, post-production, and audio and video mastering). Additional equipment provided by the department includes lighting equipment, tripods, field monitors, sound recording equipment, including state-of-the-art surround sound microphones.

DXARTS also provides a computer lab for editing audiovisual works, which also includes STF-funded workstations in 3 high-end productions studios equipped with high-resolution video monitors and surround sound system.

The cameras will be stored in a secured space and DXARTS will provide insurance for them.

Advising and instruction will be available through our classes and individual, project-based consultations with faculty and staff. DXARTS provides two full-time staff members, one or more GSAs and work-study employees to assist with equipment checkout, maintain equipment and perform necessary repairs. The staff members themselves are practicing artists with extensive technical experience.

Access Restrictions (if any)

The cameras will be available for checkout through our online reservation and checkout system. They will be available to students taking our classes but also to all UW students for approved projects. Based on project requirements they would be available for individual checkout or as a stereo pair. In addition we will provide necessary training (training is not intended to limit access but to help students to become familiar with this technology and use it most effectively in their projects).

Student Endorsements

My name is Hongzhe Liang, I am a Photomedia senior student and I will be finishing my thesis this spring quarter. I am writing to express my strong support of DXART’s proposal for funding for a pair of Blackmagic Design URSA 4K Digital Cinema Camera.
As a Photomedia student, taking DXARTs classes not only give me more opportunities to study video to expand my practices, but also allow me to experience different advanced equipment. Their cutting-edge equipment allows us to create more advanced and updated artworks, and these Blackmagic 4k cameras have exciting features, including stereoscopic 3D imaging, and high frame rates. As a graduating student, to be introduced and impacted with cutting edge technology is also a way of establishing my future career. More importantly, for future DXARTs students, this equipment will be extremely beneficial to their experience with and knowledge of video production.

Hongzhe Liang
Undergraduate Senior, Photomedia, School of Art
hongzhel@u.washington.edu

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I am writing to express my endorsement for the DXARTS proposal to fund a pair of 4K Blackmagic cameras. The DXARTS program has opened the doors to a world of possibilities for me. As a Photomedia student, I have been taught to look for the best quality in a photograph. These skills transfer to the genre of video capture and production. During my time in the offered courses, I have learned a wide variety of editing and filming skills that will benefit me in my future career path. These courses have allowed me to express my creative ideas and abilities. While at this moment, the equipment is sufficient, it is soon to become inadequate in this rapidly changing world of technology. In preparing students for careers where camera equipment plays a vital role, it is important that students are trained on the most current technology. The cameras that have been proposed will support a diverse group of users and will be at the leading edge of video capturing. 4K video is on the rise, and the earlier that students are able to work with this at the University of Washington, the more prepared they will be in the careers that utilize these devices. I therefore strongly support the DXARTS STF proposal to obtain this equipment.

Zachary Martzke
Undergraduate Senior, Photomedia, School of Art
martzke@u.washington.edu

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As a current sophomore with aspirations for a career that utilizes digital video equipment and software, the incorporation of the Blackmagic URSA 4K Camera into the UW DXARTS program would be an invaluable addition to an already superb department. In both my high school and college experiences, I have had the opportunity to use several HD DSLR cameras, but these are quickly becoming outdated in terms of the resolution, quality, and professionalism associated with the Blackmagic cameras. As video technology has advanced exponentially over the past decade, it is vital that the DXARTS department stays consistent with these changes, and educates students in a way that makes use of the latest technologies. Having the ability to use Hollywood-caliber equipment, like that of the Blackmagic, would help to expose the potential of advanced digital video as a medium for creative exploration. Beyond the scope of digital video as a fine art form, those wishing to pursue a career in broadcasting or digital marketing will also benefit from this package. This early exposure to professional camera equipment will help establish a level of understanding of the technical operations inherent with this kind of sophisticated equipment. I am confident that the incorporation of this camera into the DXARTS curriculum will provide a unique opportunity for a wide group of students across campus.

Michael Brothers
Undergraduate Sophomore, Pre-Science
brot3829@u.washington.edu

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I am currently earning a BFA in the 3D4M (contemporary sculpture) major at the UW School of Art while working toward a minor in the DXARTS department. Working in digital art has become an important part of my studio practice. Activating sculpture with sound, video, sensors, etc helps me to investigate the possibilities outside a physical object. I have used the DXARTS department's video equipment for shooting my own content and I feel having access to more up-to-date and sophisticated technology, like the Blackmagic camera, will help me explore possibilities in digital art and video production even further, while providing me with invaluable training in the latest technology. DXARTS would greatly benefit from this grant as they are pioneering the field of digital art.

Amber Barney
UW School of Art, BFA, Contemporary Sculpture
ambarney@uw.edu

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One of the deciding factors in my choosing to attend the University of Washington for graduate school was the diverse and high quality equipment available for student use. I knew that during my time at the school I would be able to expand my technical knowledge of equipment that would otherwise be inaccessible. This allows for two things to occur. One, students are able to make their work without being inhibited by a lack in equipment capabilities. It is impossible to make a movie that has a high resolution 4k image if you do not have a camera that can capture such an image. Secondly, gaining exposure to an array of equipment allows students to step into the job market with a broad skill set that others may not possess. This exposure makes them more marketable and potentially more successful as they move forward into a career.

The advantage of building a high quality and diverse stock of equipment in the DXARTS department is that students taking the offered courses come from a variety of departments. This allows for a campus wide benefit for the equipment available through the DxArt checkout system. Students in the arts are not the only benefactors here.

Paul Baughman
MFA Candidate, Photomedia
pbaughma@u.washington.edu

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As a Drama Design major interested in working in the theme park industry the offerings from DXARTS have been critical in expanding my artistic and technical skills. I would like to endorse the "DXARTS 4K High Definition Video Production Package". Having access to quality video equipment is extremely useful in the sort of projects I have done and am interested in doing. As an example, in a past project I back-projected an isolated talking face in a three-dimensional head shape to create the illusion of a disembodied talking head. Access to a 4K Blackmagic camera would have allowed me to capture much better footage with and end result of a more effective finished project.

David Borning
Drama Design, Undergraduate, Junior Year
dborning@uw.edu

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I am writing to support the STF proposal to add a pair of 4K Blackmagic cameras to the DXARTS inventory. As an Interaction Design student that uses digital film regularly in my projects, these cameras would play a key role in learning how to operate cutting edge equipment, while also producing professional results to include in my portfolio. The addition of the Blackmagic cameras would keep University of Washington competitive with other leading digital art programs around the world.

Best regards,
Eric Freistadt
Senior, Interaction Design
freiser@uw.edu

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Having a Black Magic Cinema Camera will give students the ability to learn how to correctly expose and color grade high quality footage. For students who wish to work in film production full time, these skills are essential. Additionally, empowering students to produce high end visuals for their demo reel will be crucial for their recruitment in industry.

Riley O'Callaghan
Electrical Engineering
Undergraduate Senior
rileyoc@uw.edu
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I am writing to express my support of the STF proposal to fund for a pair of the 4K Blackmagic cameras. As a student assistant, I am always communicating and receiving feedback from students of the DXARTS department regarding their assignments and how effective the equipment was for them. The DXARTS department at the University of Washington was able to get our hands on the 4K digital cinema camera, the Red One, which captures breathtaking quality images and video quite awhile ago. It is great technology and has been used on special occasions, but due to the bulkiness of the set-up for the camera that includes two giant suitcases and other boxes full of equipment, many students deter from using such an amazing technology. With the Blackmagic URSA and the portability and ease of use it brings, students and faculty would not hesitate pondering whether or not they should use the camera. Students would freely to explore the realms of 4K resolution technology to create better projects and opportunities for the University.

Andy Truong
Sophomore, Pre-major (intended major: Informatics)
andytrng@uw.edu

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I am a Doctoral Candidate in DXARTS and would greatly benefit from the purchase of two 4K Blackmagic cameras. One distinguishing characteristic of our department is the availability of state-of-the-art production tools for digital artists. These resources enable us, as students and arts practitioners, to work at the forefront of digital media production and explore the limits of what is possible with current video technology.

In my own work, I would use these cameras to document installations and live performances, and to produce ultra-high-definition media assets for use in my interactive video systems. With constant advances in the resolution and fidelity of digital cinematographic equipment, we need to purchase tools such as the Blackmagic Ursa 4K to stay current, and to continue to provide educational experiences that are relevant for the current media production landscape.

Robert Twomey,
Doctoral Candidate, DXARTS
rtwomey@uw.edu

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I'd like to support the proposal to acquire the 4K High Definition Video Production Package. As a doctoral student in DXARTS, I am really privileged to work with a group of truly talented faculty and fellow students, and having access to the specialized equipment plays a key role in my development as an artist.

A pair of Blackmagick 4K cameras, which is the subject of DXARTS’s STF proposal, would benefit me, as well as other students, supplementing our high-definition video equipment with state-of-the-art technology. In our department we have a great need for highest quality video production - for experimental visual art, for events’ documentation, and for developing new tools and techniques.

In my work, I’m working on developing new motion tracking techniques and I’m looking forward to using the new 4K cameras in order to achieve new levels of accuracy, enabling me to propel my artistic development even further.

There’s no better place than DXARTS to place such an advanced camera system, since we already have the rest of the workflow needed to use them to their fullest potential. All of the students taking DXARTS courses will benefit greatly from the ability to use such system.

Marcin Paczkowski
Doctoral Candidate, DXARTS
marcinp@uw.edu

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My name is Chun Shao. I am a first year Ph.D. student in DXARTS. I am here to endorse DXARTS proposal for a pair of 4K Blackmagic cameras. As the first wonderful quarter passing, I really enjoy and feel supported by the faculty members and facilities. I think it's crucial to get the Blackmagic cameras as filling a equipment gap in the program. It will definitely help students to get more experienced with film making.

My work mostly represented by a frame of live performance. So, it is so important for getting high quality camera to document the work. Moreover, I design networked wearables for the performance, or just as an interactive wearable art work. Producing high quality video documentation is essential to the presence or reenactment of those objects, which will allows me to explore the realm of fictional narrative as a new pathway of exhibiting my wearable technology based works.

Chun Shao
Ph.D. student, DXARTS
chunshao@u.washington.edu
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My name is Haein Kang, and I am in my first year of the Ph.D program at DXARTS. I am very pleased to endorse DXARTS STF proposal for a pair of 4K Blackmagic cameras. DXARTS offers various Video, Audio, and Mechatronic Art classes for students from diverse backgrounds. I believe that these high-resolution digital cameras will be valuable not only for my doctoral study but also other art student’s projects.

Haein Kang
Ph.D. Student, DXARTS
hikang14@u.washington.edu

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I am writing in strong support of DXARTS proposal for funding for the 4K Blackmagic Cameras. My work directly involves site-specific sound installations and video work. In most of these, video recording of particular natural and built environments is key, and since entering DXARTS, the access that I have, as a student, to these recording technologies in our inventory have been pivotal to the development of my work.

I am in great favour of DXARTS STF proposal for the BlackMagic Cameras, not only because the artwork I, and many other students, do will benefit greatly, but also because this product will place UW at the forefront of video production and ultra HD cinematic works in the country. It will be placed in the hands and stewardship of a very dedicated and well-qualified team of professionals, and I am confident that this new purchase will provide our staff and students a new avenue to pursue their musical or artistic goals.

Joel Ong
Ph.D. Student, DXARTS
joelong@uw.edu

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My name is Hugo Solis, I graduated with my PhD from DXARTS in 2014. I am writing to fully endorse this STF proposal. The main reason for my entire support to this proposal is because I directly know the benefits of having an extraordinary audio studio equipped with specialized audio devices.
During the period I studied at DXARTS I had the opportunity to work, learn, and produced with a unique infrastructure. Having access to all the DXARTS equipment allowed me to produced works that could not be possible by any other means. This production of works allowed me to generate a portfolio that became a key element to become Full-time professor in Mexico City and obtain support for art production. In other words, having access to updated technologies allow students to be in the cutting edge of the real world. DXARTS has unique audio and video equipment and the HD Video Production Package would be a great addition that could help to produce valuable research, artistic work, and video exploration. I am sure this proposal would benefit the entire UW community.

Hugo Solis
PhD, DXARTS
hugosg@uw.edu

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DXARTS is a rare and unique PhD program that offers a chance to pursue your wildest dreams as an artist. Supporting the purchase of new equipment is crucial for such chance. In this case, the 4K High Definition Video Production Package will become the best way to produce new video work and to document all the amazing art that happen within this program. I fully support this proposal, because I believe these initiatives can lead to new discoveries in art and our place in the world.

Nicolás Varchausky
Doctoral Candidate, DXARTS
nvarchausky@gmail.com

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I have been in Dxarts for two years and having access to the equipment has been crucial from ideation to completion of my project. Recently, I have used Canon Mark 5d cameras, H2n sound recorders, and the light equipments to document my performance piece titled “Oh My Nutty Mouth”. The performance was recorded in a room that has 16 speakers set up and I utilized at least 4 speakers to perform the piece. Having High Definition Video Production Package would extremely helpful in coming up with ideas and again completing a project at a professional-level.

Inmi Lee
Ph.D. student, DXARTS
inmilee@uw.edu

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Working as an artist in Seattle, and as a PhD Candidate at DXARTS, it is exciting to see experimental video projects become a part of the arts landscape. Both on the UW campus and across town, large-scale and permanent video commissions adorn art museums, galleries, storefronts, and public spaces. As these video art projects advance alongside the technologies associated with broadcast and film production, it is important that students and young artists at the University of Washington have access to the latest equipment. This is not necessarily a matter of keeping up with the newest technology, but rather an opportunity to challenge our thinking about our creative processes: How can we work with higher resolutions, faster frame rates, and more advanced workflows to make new creative work.
One of the best features of the Blackmagic 4K camera package is that it makes these advanced features available to even intermediate users. The camera is scalable, it uses widely available Canon lenses, and unlike most 4K cameras, it is designed to be very easy-to-operate. For these reasons, I strongly endorse the addition of these cameras to the equipment that DXARTS makes available to students across the UW campus.

Tivon Rice
Doctoral Candidate, DXARTS
tivon@uw.edu

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As an undergraduate, masters and now first year PhD student, DXARTS equipment has been vital to my creative artwork and research. One of the reasons I chose to return to the University of Washington for a PhD was due to this outstanding collection of equipment. DXARTS continues to be at the cutting edge of artistic research and technology and the Blackmagic 4K Digital Cinema Camera will enable students from across campus to produce professional quality video artworks. With the arrival of the Eigenmike (a high quality 3D microphone), there will be interesting opportunities to combine 3D audio with 3D stereoscopic imaging, which the Blackmagic provides. Also, as a pre-doctoral instructor, it is important to be able to work with and become expert in the latest technology in order to better teach undergraduates. These cameras will not only enhance our PhD research opportunities, but create a more vibrant artistic environment for undergraduates in the Video Art classes.

Daniel Peterson
Ph.D. student, DXARTS
dmartinp@uw.edu

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My name is Martin Jarmick and I am a second year PhD student in DXARTS at the University of Washington. I am writing to express my full endorsement for the proposed Blackmagic 4K digital camera package at DXARTS. As a teacher in digital cinema and media production, this pair of cameras is essential for my students to remain well-prepared in the current industry standards in imaging and to have competitive knowledge about emerging camera technologies and practices. In our courses, we regularly design shooting exercises to expose students to studio and location cinematography methods. These cameras will enhance these workshops through their accessible sophisticated features. In my own work, these cameras provide unique qualities in picture-resolution, transportable size, high-speed capability, and flexibility in body-design allowing easy access to hardware. In addition, the pair of cameras together supports my continued research in stereoscopic 3D video where I develop new shooting, viewing, and playback systems in stereo-imaging. The Blackmagic Ursa camera package serves many purposes: a great catalyst for education in emerging camera technology, and to enhance the caliber of my work and research in digital media arts.

Martin Jarmick
Ph.D. Student, DXARTS
jarmick@uw.edu

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My name is Ha Na Lee, and I am a Doctoral Candidate at the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS). I am writing to endorse this request for a pair of Blackmagic Ursa 4K Digital Cameras. My research is mostly focused on video production, immersive video with multi channel sound installation. The 4k HD video production package will be a huge benefit to curriculum, research, and digital cinematography, concert/performance documentation, and stereoscopic-3D imaging. The great thing about the camera is its portability, image quality, and affordability. Most 4K cameras are usually not affordable, based on a very complex system design, large and heavy. These problems make it very difficult to use for an independent video artist and filmmaker in any small-scale video production. The unique qualities of Blackmagic Ursa make the whole production process very flexible and accessible. Another beneficial factor I would like to mention would be longer recording time. Unlike regular DSLR cameras, this camera could allow for longer takes and fast recording because of its ability to write to an advanced SSD (solid state hard drive). In the past years, I often documented DXARTS concerts with DSLR cameras in Meany Hall for the Performing Arts. Though the resolution is good, the recording time was always an issue because there is no way to record the entire event continuously. I believe the 4k HD video production package will be a great addition to our video technology.

Ha Na Lee
Doctoral Candidate, DXARTS
hana21@uw.edu

Items

Group Funded Item Unit price Quantity Subtotal
None

Blackmagic URSA 4K Digital Camera

$6,564.53 2 $13,129.06
Description

Blackmagic Design - URSA 4K Digital Cinema Camera (Canon EF Mount)

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Includes:
3840 x 2160p Global Shutter CMOS Sensor
12 Stops of Dynamic Range
10.1", 1080p Flip-Out LCD Screen
Dual 5" Touchscreens for Menu Access
Records CinemaDNG RAW and Pro Res 422 HQ
12G-SDI Output for 10-Bit 4:2:2 4K
2x XLR Audio Inputs with Phantom Power
Aluminum Frame with 3/8"-16 Mounting
LANC Port for START/STOP, Iris, Focus
Dual CFast 2.0 Card Slots

Justification

This is the core of the 4K High Definition Video Production Package.

The URSA 4K Digital Cinema Camera with active EF Mount from Blackmagic Design features a form factor that is designed to make it flexible enough to use on productions of all sizes. From a single operator all the way up to a full camera crew. At the heart of the imaging system, URSA features a 3840 x 2160 resolution, global shutter CMOS sensor with 12 stops of dynamic range. The camera records and outputs in the 2160p format, a 16:9 standard with precisely four times the resolution of 1080p, often referred to as UltraHD.

Switronix - GP-S-URSA V-Mount Plate

$191.62 2 $383.24
Description

This GP-S-URSA V-mount plate includes 2 unregulated PowerTap ports to power 12V accessories. One PowerTap port is featured on the right side, and the other is featured on top of the plate. The GP-S-URSA is designed to work with all V-mount battery packs.

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

The GP-S-URSA V-Mount Plate for Blackmagic URSA Camera from Switronix is a V-mount plate outfitted with the specific BMD URSA 12-way Molex connector needed to power the Blackmagic URSA camera, as well as screw hardware for proper attachment.

Switronix - SPU-4 Compact Power Supply

$98.55 2 $197.10
Description

Switronix - SPU-4 Compact Power Supply - 12VDC, 4-Pin XLR Connection

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

Needed to power the Blackmagic URSA camera.

Pelican - iM2950 Storm Trak Case

$240.35 2 $480.70
Description

Pelican - iM2950 Storm Trak Case with Foam (Black)

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

Case for the camera and accessories, necessary to properly store and transport the devices.

Switronix - 2x HyperCore 98Wh 14.8V V-Mount Battery with GP 2-Position Charger

$1,133.82 2 $2,267.64
Description

Switronix - 2x HyperCore 98Wh 14.8V V-Mount Battery with GP 2-Position Charger

The Switronix 2x HyperCore 98Wh 14.8V V-Mount Battery with GP 2-Position Charger Kit from B&H includes two sleek and non-slip rubberized HyperCore 98Wh batteries designed to withstand high power draws. They feature high density cells capable of withstanding a 10A draw for extended periods of time without diminishing service life, which is projected for 1000 charge/discharge cycles. Run-time is projected for 3.5 hours at 25W.

The batteries are packaged with a simultaneous, multi-chemistry charger featuring a 4-pin XLR output that will allow you to provide 12V 50W power supply to your camera.

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

Battery pack and charger, necessary to power Blackmagic Ursa.

Sigma - 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens

$1,061.05 2 $2,122.10
Description

Sigma - 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens For Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

As the Blackmagic camera kit can shoot at extremely high video frame rates, equally fast lenses will allow students to take full advantage of the cameras features. The 85mm Sigma lens will provide a Telephoto focal length.

Lexar - CR1 Professional Workflow CFast 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader

$45.86 2 $91.72
Description

Lexar - CR1 Professional Workflow CFast 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader
- USB 3.0 compatible card reader, accepts CFast 2.0 memory cards and leverages the speed of USB 3.0 connectivity to provide enhanced data transfer rates allowing you to move large files quickly to and from the card.

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

Card reader for memory cards for Blackmagic camera package.

Blackmagic Design -Shoulder Mount Kit

$377.78 2 $755.56
Description

Blackmagic Design - Shoulder Mount Kit for URSA

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

The Blackmagic camera package will allow students to explore all forms of video production, from studio work to documentation of live events. To accommodate these various situations, the shoulder mount kit will allow students to take the cameras off the tripod and move them in more fluid dimensions.

SanDisk - 128GB Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 Memory Card

$875.95 4 $3,503.80
Description

SanDisk - 128GB Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 Memory Card:
- 128GB Storage Capacity
- Read Speed up to 515 MB/s
- Write Speed up to 440 MB/s
- Full HD & 4K Video Recording

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

Memory card appropriate for 4K video recording.

Sony - CAC-12 Camera Microphone Holder

$208.04 2 $416.08
Description

Sony - CAC-12 Camera Microphone Holder:
Provides two-axis adjustment of microphone arm. Includes rubber adapter for 19mm diameter mics like the ECM-672 and C-74.

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

External microphone holder for the camera.

Sigma - 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens

$984.40 2 $1,968.80
Description

Sigma - 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

As the Blackmagic camera kit can shoot at extremely high video frame rates, equally fast lenses will allow students to take full advantage of the cameras features. The 35mm Sigma lens will provide a Wide Angle focal length.

Sigma - 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

$1,039.15 2 $2,078.30
Description

Sigma - 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

As the Blackmagic camera kit can shoot at extremely high video frame rates, equally fast lenses will allow students to take full advantage of the cameras features. The 50mm Sigma lens will provide a "normal" focal length similar to human vision.

Total requested: $27,394.10

Total funded: $27,394.10

Group Funded Item Change in Unit price Change in Quantity Change in Subtotal
None

Blackmagic URSA 4K Digital Camera

-$6,564.53 -2 -$13,129.06
Description

Blackmagic Design - URSA 4K Digital Cinema Camera (Canon EF Mount)

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Includes:
3840 x 2160p Global Shutter CMOS Sensor
12 Stops of Dynamic Range
10.1", 1080p Flip-Out LCD Screen
Dual 5" Touchscreens for Menu Access
Records CinemaDNG RAW and Pro Res 422 HQ
12G-SDI Output for 10-Bit 4:2:2 4K
2x XLR Audio Inputs with Phantom Power
Aluminum Frame with 3/8"-16 Mounting
LANC Port for START/STOP, Iris, Focus
Dual CFast 2.0 Card Slots

Justification

This is the core of the 4K High Definition Video Production Package.

The URSA 4K Digital Cinema Camera with active EF Mount from Blackmagic Design features a form factor that is designed to make it flexible enough to use on productions of all sizes. From a single operator all the way up to a full camera crew. At the heart of the imaging system, URSA features a 3840 x 2160 resolution, global shutter CMOS sensor with 12 stops of dynamic range. The camera records and outputs in the 2160p format, a 16:9 standard with precisely four times the resolution of 1080p, often referred to as UltraHD.

Switronix - GP-S-URSA V-Mount Plate

$0.00 -2 -$383.24
Description

This GP-S-URSA V-mount plate includes 2 unregulated PowerTap ports to power 12V accessories. One PowerTap port is featured on the right side, and the other is featured on top of the plate. The GP-S-URSA is designed to work with all V-mount battery packs.

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

The GP-S-URSA V-Mount Plate for Blackmagic URSA Camera from Switronix is a V-mount plate outfitted with the specific BMD URSA 12-way Molex connector needed to power the Blackmagic URSA camera, as well as screw hardware for proper attachment.

Pelican - iM2950 Storm Trak Case

$0.00 -2 -$480.70
Description

Pelican - iM2950 Storm Trak Case with Foam (Black)

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

Case for the camera and accessories, necessary to properly store and transport the devices.

Switronix - 2x HyperCore 98Wh 14.8V V-Mount Battery with GP 2-Position Charger

-$42.60 0 -$85.20
Description

Switronix - 2x HyperCore 98Wh 14.8V V-Mount Battery with GP 2-Position Charger

The Switronix 2x HyperCore 98Wh 14.8V V-Mount Battery with GP 2-Position Charger Kit from B&H includes two sleek and non-slip rubberized HyperCore 98Wh batteries designed to withstand high power draws. They feature high density cells capable of withstanding a 10A draw for extended periods of time without diminishing service life, which is projected for 1000 charge/discharge cycles. Run-time is projected for 3.5 hours at 25W.

The batteries are packaged with a simultaneous, multi-chemistry charger featuring a 4-pin XLR output that will allow you to provide 12V 50W power supply to your camera.

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

Battery pack and charger, necessary to power Blackmagic Ursa.

Sigma - 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens

$0.00 -2 -$2,122.10
Description

Sigma - 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens For Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

As the Blackmagic camera kit can shoot at extremely high video frame rates, equally fast lenses will allow students to take full advantage of the cameras features. The 85mm Sigma lens will provide a Telephoto focal length.

Lexar - CR1 Professional Workflow CFast 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader

-$13.06 0 -$26.12
Description

Lexar - CR1 Professional Workflow CFast 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader
- USB 3.0 compatible card reader, accepts CFast 2.0 memory cards and leverages the speed of USB 3.0 connectivity to provide enhanced data transfer rates allowing you to move large files quickly to and from the card.

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

Card reader for memory cards for Blackmagic camera package.

Blackmagic Design -Shoulder Mount Kit

$0.00 -2 -$755.56
Description

Blackmagic Design - Shoulder Mount Kit for URSA

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

The Blackmagic camera package will allow students to explore all forms of video production, from studio work to documentation of live events. To accommodate these various situations, the shoulder mount kit will allow students to take the cameras off the tripod and move them in more fluid dimensions.

SanDisk - 128GB Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 Memory Card

$0.00 -4 -$3,503.80
Description

SanDisk - 128GB Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 Memory Card:
- 128GB Storage Capacity
- Read Speed up to 515 MB/s
- Write Speed up to 440 MB/s
- Full HD & 4K Video Recording

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

Memory card appropriate for 4K video recording.

Sony - CAC-12 Camera Microphone Holder

$0.00 -2 -$416.08
Description

Sony - CAC-12 Camera Microphone Holder:
Provides two-axis adjustment of microphone arm. Includes rubber adapter for 19mm diameter mics like the ECM-672 and C-74.

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

External microphone holder for the camera.

Sigma - 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens

$0.00 -2 -$1,968.80
Description

Sigma - 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

As the Blackmagic camera kit can shoot at extremely high video frame rates, equally fast lenses will allow students to take full advantage of the cameras features. The 35mm Sigma lens will provide a Wide Angle focal length.

Sigma - 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

$0.00 -2 -$2,078.30
Description

Sigma - 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

As the Blackmagic camera kit can shoot at extremely high video frame rates, equally fast lenses will allow students to take full advantage of the cameras features. The 50mm Sigma lens will provide a "normal" focal length similar to human vision.

Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k video camera

$5,469.53 2 $10,939.06
Description

Blackmagic Design - URSA mini 4.6K Digital Cinema Camera (Canon EF Mount)

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Includes:
4608 x 2592 p Global Shutter CMOS Sensor
15 Stops of Dynamic Range
1080p Flip-Out LCD TouchScreen
Records CinemaDNG RAW and Pro Res 422 HQ
12G-SDI Output for 10-Bit 4:2:2 4K
2x XLR Audio Inputs with Phantom Power
Aluminum Frame with 3/8"-16 Mounting
LANC Port for START/STOP, Iris, Focus
Dual CFast 2.0 Card Slots

Justification

Newer model, which not only has better image quality, but is more accessible to beginner/intermediate students (due to its size and control interface).

Blackmagic Design URSA VLock Battery Plate

$104.03 2 $208.06
Description

Includes Tax and Shipping

The URSA VLock Battery Plate from Blackmagic Design attaches third party batteries to your URSA camera. The VLock connects directly to the back of the URSA.

Includes a D-Tap port for accessory power

Justification

Less expensive replacement for Switronix - GP-S-URSA V-Mount Plate - made by camera manufacturer

Pelican iM2975 Storm Trak Case with Padded Dividers

$387.58 2 $775.16
Description

Includes Tax and Shipping

The Pelican iM2975 Storm Trak Case with Padded Dividers (Black) is an injection-molded case made of HPX high performance resin, that is virtually unbreakable, dent-resistant and shatter-resistant. It is tough, rugged, lightweight, airtight and watertight. There is a permanently attached Vortex valve that automatically adjusts air pressure without letting in water, and won't unscrew from the case. Press & Pull latches open with the push of a button, yet stay closed securely under impact or stress. The case has unbreakable molded-in hasps that allow the addition of standard size padlocks. It has hinges with integrated feet that hold fast under impact, and create a flat surface for upright stability. It is carried by three double-layered, soft-grip, solid-core handles, lightweight retractable, telescoping handle and rugged in-line wheels.

This case has a cushioning system with movable padded dividers and "hook and loop" closure. There is a convoluted foam pad in the lid.

Justification

Slightly different case than previously requested - includes padded dividers for the external accessories that are needed for this camera

Rokinon 24, 35, 50, 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens Kit for Canon EF Mount

$2,185.62 2 $4,371.24
Description

Includes Tax and Shipping

This B&H Kit provides four lenses that you can use to shoot images from wide shots to portrait; it includes Rokinon's 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lenses for Canon EF Mount that feature sharp optics and similar physical characteristics for fast lens changes. The lenses come in a Canon EF Mount and share a T-stop range of 1.5 to 22mm, not only making these lenses fast and suitable for shooting using available light, but as they all share the same exposure range, there is no worry when changing lenses you will also have to change your lighting or camera settings.

Justification

Lenses were to be purchased separately in initial proposal, this kit includes all necessary lenses as a group purchase, is less expensive, and includes one additional lens: a 24mm super-wide angle

Blackmagic Design Shoulder-Mount Kit for the URSA Mini

$432.53 2 $865.06
Description

Price includes tax and shipping.

For ENG and documentary-style shooting, the Shoulder-Mount Kit designed for the Blackmagic Design URSA Mini provides a shoulder mount for you to comfortably rest the camera on your shoulder for long shooting sessions. Integrated into the shoulder mount are a quick-release compatible with VCT wedge plates, 15mm lightweight rod clamps, and rosettes on either side for mounting handles and other accessories. Also included in the kit is a top handle for low-mode shooting and for carrying the camera when not in use.

Justification

Smaller URSA Mini requires a different shoulder mount, made specifically for the mini

Transcend CFX650 256GB CFast 2.0 Flash Memory Card

$656.95 4 $2,627.80
Description

Price includes taxes and shipping

The CFX650 256GB CFast 2.0 Flash Memory Card from Transcend is designed to meet the high data transfer demands of high-definition filmmaking. The card features read and write speeds of 510 MB/s and 370 MB/s respectively. Designed to support high-end 4K cameras and camcorders, it supports CFast 2.0 specifications for better performance. The RecoveRx photo recovery software allows you to recover accidentally deleted or lost files from the Transcend's brand storage and multimedia products.

Justification

CFast 2.0 memory prices have come down drastically since the original draft, and we can now purchase 256gb cards for less than the 128gb cards initially proposed

Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shock Mount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles

$43.75 2 $87.50
Description

Includes all taxes and shipping

The Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount features a four-point suspension to accommodate shotgun and other cylindrical microphones measuring 0.74-0.98" (19-25mm) in diameter. The shockmount is easily angled with its rubberized adjustment knob. There is a built-in shoe for camera mounting, and a 3/8"-16 thread connection at the base mounts the shockmount to boompoles and universal hand-grips.

Justification

The smaller URSA mini requires a different external mic holder, this unit replaces the Sony CAC-12 in the original proposal

Blackmagic Design URSA Viewfinder

$1,637.03 2 $3,274.06
Description

Includes taxes and shipping

The Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder is designed specifically for use with the URSA and URSA mini digital film cameras. It features a high-resolution 1920 x 1080 color OLED display, precision glass optics, and an adjustable diopter to fine tune to your vision. It also has a built-in digital focus chart to help when focusing on your subjects. To boost the longevity of the OLED screen, the viewfinder uses a built-in sensor that only turns the screen on when your looking through it. It screws directly onto the top of your URSA camera and is adjustable, so it can be used with the left or the right eye.

Justification

The URSA mini does not include an eyepiece, which is required for shoulder-mount & documentary style shooting.

ikan Tilta FF-T03 15mm Follow Focus with Hard Stops

$579.26 2 $1,158.52
Description

Includes taxes and shipping

The Tilta FF-T03 Follow Focus from ikan can be mounted on any 15mm rod system and allows you to make smooth focus adjustments. Fluid movement ensures smooth control and two hard stops ensure precision adjustment.

And if you like to operate your system from a distance, a crank handle and a 12” whip are included, so you can choose to operate your follow focus as you want.

Can be mounted onto any 15mm rods
Smooth fluid movements for easy focus adjustments
Hard stops for precision focusing
Rugged anodized aluminum alloy construction for durability

Justification

Because of the URSA mini's lighter/smaller footprint, this follow-focus knob will help create smooth focus shits, without shaking the camera body.

ikan 15mm Pair of Rods (6")

$21.85 2 $43.70
Description

Includes tax and shipping

ikan's 15mm Pair of Rods (6") is designed with an Elements support rig in mind but can also be used for adding accessories--such as matteboxes or follow focus--to any standard 15mm baseplate or support rig.

Justification

For use with the ikan follow focus knob

Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and MVT502AM Tripod

$536.42 1 $536.42
Description

includes taxes and shipping

The Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and MVT502AM Tripod with Carrying Bag is a lightweight tripod system designed for use with camcorders and HDSLR cameras. The system features the MVH502A 75mm half ball professional video head, and the telescopic aluminum twin-tube MVT502AM tripod. A padded carrying case is included for transport and storage.

Justification

The URSA mini's smaller weight/footprint will allow for easier tripod shooting, compared to the full sized URSA we originally proposed. These legs/head will help stabilize the lighter URSA mini.

Supplemental request: -$62.38

Deicision: Funded

Group Funded Item Change in Unit price Change in Quantity Change in Subtotal
None

Switronix - SPU-4 Compact Power Supply

-$3.26 0 -$6.52
Description

Switronix - SPU-4 Compact Power Supply - 12VDC, 4-Pin XLR Connection

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

Needed to power the Blackmagic URSA camera.

Switronix - 2x HyperCore 98Wh 14.8V V-Mount Battery with GP 2-Position Charger

-$35.96 0 -$71.92
Description

Switronix - 2x HyperCore 98Wh 14.8V V-Mount Battery with GP 2-Position Charger

The Switronix 2x HyperCore 98Wh 14.8V V-Mount Battery with GP 2-Position Charger Kit from B&H includes two sleek and non-slip rubberized HyperCore 98Wh batteries designed to withstand high power draws. They feature high density cells capable of withstanding a 10A draw for extended periods of time without diminishing service life, which is projected for 1000 charge/discharge cycles. Run-time is projected for 3.5 hours at 25W.

The batteries are packaged with a simultaneous, multi-chemistry charger featuring a 4-pin XLR output that will allow you to provide 12V 50W power supply to your camera.

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

Battery pack and charger, necessary to power Blackmagic Ursa.

Lexar - CR1 Professional Workflow CFast 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader

-$10.93 0 -$21.86
Description

Lexar - CR1 Professional Workflow CFast 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader
- USB 3.0 compatible card reader, accepts CFast 2.0 memory cards and leverages the speed of USB 3.0 connectivity to provide enhanced data transfer rates allowing you to move large files quickly to and from the card.

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

Card reader for memory cards for Blackmagic camera package.

Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k video camera

-$739.54 0 -$1,479.08
Description

Blackmagic Design - URSA mini 4.6K Digital Cinema Camera (Canon EF Mount)

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Includes:
4608 x 2592 p Global Shutter CMOS Sensor
15 Stops of Dynamic Range
1080p Flip-Out LCD TouchScreen
Records CinemaDNG RAW and Pro Res 422 HQ
12G-SDI Output for 10-Bit 4:2:2 4K
2x XLR Audio Inputs with Phantom Power
Aluminum Frame with 3/8"-16 Mounting
LANC Port for START/STOP, Iris, Focus
Dual CFast 2.0 Card Slots

Justification

Newer model, which not only has better image quality, but is more accessible to beginner/intermediate students (due to its size and control interface).

Blackmagic Design URSA VLock Battery Plate

-$14.07 0 -$28.14
Description

Includes Tax and Shipping

The URSA VLock Battery Plate from Blackmagic Design attaches third party batteries to your URSA camera. The VLock connects directly to the back of the URSA.

Includes a D-Tap port for accessory power

Justification

Less expensive replacement for Switronix - GP-S-URSA V-Mount Plate - made by camera manufacturer

Pelican iM2975 Storm Trak Case with Padded Dividers

$0.35 0 $0.70
Description

Includes Tax and Shipping

The Pelican iM2975 Storm Trak Case with Padded Dividers (Black) is an injection-molded case made of HPX high performance resin, that is virtually unbreakable, dent-resistant and shatter-resistant. It is tough, rugged, lightweight, airtight and watertight. There is a permanently attached Vortex valve that automatically adjusts air pressure without letting in water, and won't unscrew from the case. Press & Pull latches open with the push of a button, yet stay closed securely under impact or stress. The case has unbreakable molded-in hasps that allow the addition of standard size padlocks. It has hinges with integrated feet that hold fast under impact, and create a flat surface for upright stability. It is carried by three double-layered, soft-grip, solid-core handles, lightweight retractable, telescoping handle and rugged in-line wheels.

This case has a cushioning system with movable padded dividers and "hook and loop" closure. There is a convoluted foam pad in the lid.

Justification

Slightly different case than previously requested - includes padded dividers for the external accessories that are needed for this camera

Rokinon 24, 35, 50, 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens Kit for Canon EF Mount

$2.00 0 $4.00
Description

Includes Tax and Shipping

This B&H Kit provides four lenses that you can use to shoot images from wide shots to portrait; it includes Rokinon's 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lenses for Canon EF Mount that feature sharp optics and similar physical characteristics for fast lens changes. The lenses come in a Canon EF Mount and share a T-stop range of 1.5 to 22mm, not only making these lenses fast and suitable for shooting using available light, but as they all share the same exposure range, there is no worry when changing lenses you will also have to change your lighting or camera settings.

Justification

Lenses were to be purchased separately in initial proposal, this kit includes all necessary lenses as a group purchase, is less expensive, and includes one additional lens: a 24mm super-wide angle

Blackmagic Design Shoulder-Mount Kit for the URSA Mini

-$58.49 0 -$116.98
Description

Price includes tax and shipping.

For ENG and documentary-style shooting, the Shoulder-Mount Kit designed for the Blackmagic Design URSA Mini provides a shoulder mount for you to comfortably rest the camera on your shoulder for long shooting sessions. Integrated into the shoulder mount are a quick-release compatible with VCT wedge plates, 15mm lightweight rod clamps, and rosettes on either side for mounting handles and other accessories. Also included in the kit is a top handle for low-mode shooting and for carrying the camera when not in use.

Justification

Smaller URSA Mini requires a different shoulder mount, made specifically for the mini

Transcend CFX650 256GB CFast 2.0 Flash Memory Card

-$163.79 0 -$655.16
Description

Price includes taxes and shipping

The CFX650 256GB CFast 2.0 Flash Memory Card from Transcend is designed to meet the high data transfer demands of high-definition filmmaking. The card features read and write speeds of 510 MB/s and 370 MB/s respectively. Designed to support high-end 4K cameras and camcorders, it supports CFast 2.0 specifications for better performance. The RecoveRx photo recovery software allows you to recover accidentally deleted or lost files from the Transcend's brand storage and multimedia products.

Justification

CFast 2.0 memory prices have come down drastically since the original draft, and we can now purchase 256gb cards for less than the 128gb cards initially proposed

Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shock Mount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles

-$10.91 0 -$21.82
Description

Includes all taxes and shipping

The Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount features a four-point suspension to accommodate shotgun and other cylindrical microphones measuring 0.74-0.98" (19-25mm) in diameter. The shockmount is easily angled with its rubberized adjustment knob. There is a built-in shoe for camera mounting, and a 3/8"-16 thread connection at the base mounts the shockmount to boompoles and universal hand-grips.

Justification

The smaller URSA mini requires a different external mic holder, this unit replaces the Sony CAC-12 in the original proposal

Blackmagic Design URSA Viewfinder

-$221.35 0 -$442.70
Description

Includes taxes and shipping

The Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder is designed specifically for use with the URSA and URSA mini digital film cameras. It features a high-resolution 1920 x 1080 color OLED display, precision glass optics, and an adjustable diopter to fine tune to your vision. It also has a built-in digital focus chart to help when focusing on your subjects. To boost the longevity of the OLED screen, the viewfinder uses a built-in sensor that only turns the screen on when your looking through it. It screws directly onto the top of your URSA camera and is adjustable, so it can be used with the left or the right eye.

Justification

The URSA mini does not include an eyepiece, which is required for shoulder-mount & documentary style shooting.

ikan Tilta FF-T03 15mm Follow Focus with Hard Stops

-$144.42 0 -$288.84
Description

Includes taxes and shipping

The Tilta FF-T03 Follow Focus from ikan can be mounted on any 15mm rod system and allows you to make smooth focus adjustments. Fluid movement ensures smooth control and two hard stops ensure precision adjustment.

And if you like to operate your system from a distance, a crank handle and a 12” whip are included, so you can choose to operate your follow focus as you want.

Can be mounted onto any 15mm rods
Smooth fluid movements for easy focus adjustments
Hard stops for precision focusing
Rugged anodized aluminum alloy construction for durability

Justification

Because of the URSA mini's lighter/smaller footprint, this follow-focus knob will help create smooth focus shits, without shaking the camera body.

ikan 15mm Pair of Rods (6")

-$5.45 0 -$10.90
Description

Includes tax and shipping

ikan's 15mm Pair of Rods (6") is designed with an Elements support rig in mind but can also be used for adding accessories--such as matteboxes or follow focus--to any standard 15mm baseplate or support rig.

Justification

For use with the ikan follow focus knob

Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and MVT502AM Tripod

-$21.53 0 -$21.53
Description

includes taxes and shipping

The Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and MVT502AM Tripod with Carrying Bag is a lightweight tripod system designed for use with camcorders and HDSLR cameras. The system features the MVH502A 75mm half ball professional video head, and the telescopic aluminum twin-tube MVT502AM tripod. A padded carrying case is included for transport and storage.

Justification

The URSA mini's smaller weight/footprint will allow for easier tripod shooting, compared to the full sized URSA we originally proposed. These legs/head will help stabilize the lighter URSA mini.

Viewsonic VP2780-4K 27" Widescreen LED Backlit 4K LCD Monitor

$876.79 3 $2,630.37
Description

With an Ultra HD resolution, the VP2780-4K 27" Widescreen LED Backlit 4K LCD Monitor from ViewSonic allows you to see your multimedia content with enhanced clarity. This display features enhanced color accuracy with support for up to 1.07 billion colors and Delta E?2 color accuracy making it hard to tell what is real from what is being displayed on the monitor. You have a variety of connection options with the VP2780-4K monitor as it supports both HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2a each capable of handling the 3840 x 2160 resolution with a 60 Hz frame rate.

Justification

With the new 4k+ workflow made possible by the Blackmagic Ursa cameras, our editing bays need 4k monitors to fully take advantage of the higher resolution images. This was an upgrade that was actually recommended by the STF review committee.

Belkin Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Cable (12')

$23.01 3 $69.03
Description

The 12' Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Cable from Belkin allows you to connect your computer to an HDMI-enabled HDTV. This cable features a mini DisplayPort that is compatible with Thunderbolt ports. From the computer screen to the big screen, this cable allows you to stream all of your favorite audio and video content quickly and easily.

Justification

HD video cables for new ViewSonic 4k monitors

Supplemental request: -$461.35

Deicision: Funded

Group Funded Item Unit price Quantity Subtotal
None

Blackmagic URSA 4K Digital Camera

$0.00 0 $0.00
Description

Blackmagic Design - URSA 4K Digital Cinema Camera (Canon EF Mount)

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Includes:
3840 x 2160p Global Shutter CMOS Sensor
12 Stops of Dynamic Range
10.1", 1080p Flip-Out LCD Screen
Dual 5" Touchscreens for Menu Access
Records CinemaDNG RAW and Pro Res 422 HQ
12G-SDI Output for 10-Bit 4:2:2 4K
2x XLR Audio Inputs with Phantom Power
Aluminum Frame with 3/8"-16 Mounting
LANC Port for START/STOP, Iris, Focus
Dual CFast 2.0 Card Slots

Justification

This is the core of the 4K High Definition Video Production Package.

The URSA 4K Digital Cinema Camera with active EF Mount from Blackmagic Design features a form factor that is designed to make it flexible enough to use on productions of all sizes. From a single operator all the way up to a full camera crew. At the heart of the imaging system, URSA features a 3840 x 2160 resolution, global shutter CMOS sensor with 12 stops of dynamic range. The camera records and outputs in the 2160p format, a 16:9 standard with precisely four times the resolution of 1080p, often referred to as UltraHD.

Switronix - GP-S-URSA V-Mount Plate

$191.62 0 $0.00
Description

This GP-S-URSA V-mount plate includes 2 unregulated PowerTap ports to power 12V accessories. One PowerTap port is featured on the right side, and the other is featured on top of the plate. The GP-S-URSA is designed to work with all V-mount battery packs.

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

The GP-S-URSA V-Mount Plate for Blackmagic URSA Camera from Switronix is a V-mount plate outfitted with the specific BMD URSA 12-way Molex connector needed to power the Blackmagic URSA camera, as well as screw hardware for proper attachment.

Switronix - SPU-4 Compact Power Supply

$95.29 2 $190.58
Description

Switronix - SPU-4 Compact Power Supply - 12VDC, 4-Pin XLR Connection

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

Needed to power the Blackmagic URSA camera.

Pelican - iM2950 Storm Trak Case

$240.35 0 $0.00
Description

Pelican - iM2950 Storm Trak Case with Foam (Black)

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

Case for the camera and accessories, necessary to properly store and transport the devices.

Switronix - 2x HyperCore 98Wh 14.8V V-Mount Battery with GP 2-Position Charger

$1,055.26 2 $2,110.52
Description

Switronix - 2x HyperCore 98Wh 14.8V V-Mount Battery with GP 2-Position Charger

The Switronix 2x HyperCore 98Wh 14.8V V-Mount Battery with GP 2-Position Charger Kit from B&H includes two sleek and non-slip rubberized HyperCore 98Wh batteries designed to withstand high power draws. They feature high density cells capable of withstanding a 10A draw for extended periods of time without diminishing service life, which is projected for 1000 charge/discharge cycles. Run-time is projected for 3.5 hours at 25W.

The batteries are packaged with a simultaneous, multi-chemistry charger featuring a 4-pin XLR output that will allow you to provide 12V 50W power supply to your camera.

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

Battery pack and charger, necessary to power Blackmagic Ursa.

Sigma - 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens

$1,061.05 0 $0.00
Description

Sigma - 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens For Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

As the Blackmagic camera kit can shoot at extremely high video frame rates, equally fast lenses will allow students to take full advantage of the cameras features. The 85mm Sigma lens will provide a Telephoto focal length.

Lexar - CR1 Professional Workflow CFast 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader

$21.87 2 $43.74
Description

Lexar - CR1 Professional Workflow CFast 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader
- USB 3.0 compatible card reader, accepts CFast 2.0 memory cards and leverages the speed of USB 3.0 connectivity to provide enhanced data transfer rates allowing you to move large files quickly to and from the card.

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

Card reader for memory cards for Blackmagic camera package.

Blackmagic Design -Shoulder Mount Kit

$377.78 0 $0.00
Description

Blackmagic Design - Shoulder Mount Kit for URSA

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

The Blackmagic camera package will allow students to explore all forms of video production, from studio work to documentation of live events. To accommodate these various situations, the shoulder mount kit will allow students to take the cameras off the tripod and move them in more fluid dimensions.

SanDisk - 128GB Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 Memory Card

$875.95 0 $0.00
Description

SanDisk - 128GB Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 Memory Card:
- 128GB Storage Capacity
- Read Speed up to 515 MB/s
- Write Speed up to 440 MB/s
- Full HD & 4K Video Recording

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

Memory card appropriate for 4K video recording.

Sony - CAC-12 Camera Microphone Holder

$208.04 0 $0.00
Description

Sony - CAC-12 Camera Microphone Holder:
Provides two-axis adjustment of microphone arm. Includes rubber adapter for 19mm diameter mics like the ECM-672 and C-74.

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

External microphone holder for the camera.

Sigma - 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens

$984.40 0 $0.00
Description

Sigma - 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

As the Blackmagic camera kit can shoot at extremely high video frame rates, equally fast lenses will allow students to take full advantage of the cameras features. The 35mm Sigma lens will provide a Wide Angle focal length.

Sigma - 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

$1,039.15 0 $0.00
Description

Sigma - 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Justification

As the Blackmagic camera kit can shoot at extremely high video frame rates, equally fast lenses will allow students to take full advantage of the cameras features. The 50mm Sigma lens will provide a "normal" focal length similar to human vision.

Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k video camera

$4,729.99 2 $9,459.98
Description

Blackmagic Design - URSA mini 4.6K Digital Cinema Camera (Canon EF Mount)

Price includes all tax and shipping.

Includes:
4608 x 2592 p Global Shutter CMOS Sensor
15 Stops of Dynamic Range
1080p Flip-Out LCD TouchScreen
Records CinemaDNG RAW and Pro Res 422 HQ
12G-SDI Output for 10-Bit 4:2:2 4K
2x XLR Audio Inputs with Phantom Power
Aluminum Frame with 3/8"-16 Mounting
LANC Port for START/STOP, Iris, Focus
Dual CFast 2.0 Card Slots

Justification

Newer model, which not only has better image quality, but is more accessible to beginner/intermediate students (due to its size and control interface).

Blackmagic Design URSA VLock Battery Plate

$89.96 2 $179.92
Description

Includes Tax and Shipping

The URSA VLock Battery Plate from Blackmagic Design attaches third party batteries to your URSA camera. The VLock connects directly to the back of the URSA.

Includes a D-Tap port for accessory power

Justification

Less expensive replacement for Switronix - GP-S-URSA V-Mount Plate - made by camera manufacturer

Pelican iM2975 Storm Trak Case with Padded Dividers

$387.93 2 $775.86
Description

Includes Tax and Shipping

The Pelican iM2975 Storm Trak Case with Padded Dividers (Black) is an injection-molded case made of HPX high performance resin, that is virtually unbreakable, dent-resistant and shatter-resistant. It is tough, rugged, lightweight, airtight and watertight. There is a permanently attached Vortex valve that automatically adjusts air pressure without letting in water, and won't unscrew from the case. Press & Pull latches open with the push of a button, yet stay closed securely under impact or stress. The case has unbreakable molded-in hasps that allow the addition of standard size padlocks. It has hinges with integrated feet that hold fast under impact, and create a flat surface for upright stability. It is carried by three double-layered, soft-grip, solid-core handles, lightweight retractable, telescoping handle and rugged in-line wheels.

This case has a cushioning system with movable padded dividers and "hook and loop" closure. There is a convoluted foam pad in the lid.

Justification

Slightly different case than previously requested - includes padded dividers for the external accessories that are needed for this camera

Rokinon 24, 35, 50, 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens Kit for Canon EF Mount

$2,187.62 2 $4,375.24
Description

Includes Tax and Shipping

This B&H Kit provides four lenses that you can use to shoot images from wide shots to portrait; it includes Rokinon's 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lenses for Canon EF Mount that feature sharp optics and similar physical characteristics for fast lens changes. The lenses come in a Canon EF Mount and share a T-stop range of 1.5 to 22mm, not only making these lenses fast and suitable for shooting using available light, but as they all share the same exposure range, there is no worry when changing lenses you will also have to change your lighting or camera settings.

Justification

Lenses were to be purchased separately in initial proposal, this kit includes all necessary lenses as a group purchase, is less expensive, and includes one additional lens: a 24mm super-wide angle

Blackmagic Design Shoulder-Mount Kit for the URSA Mini

$374.04 2 $748.08
Description

Price includes tax and shipping.

For ENG and documentary-style shooting, the Shoulder-Mount Kit designed for the Blackmagic Design URSA Mini provides a shoulder mount for you to comfortably rest the camera on your shoulder for long shooting sessions. Integrated into the shoulder mount are a quick-release compatible with VCT wedge plates, 15mm lightweight rod clamps, and rosettes on either side for mounting handles and other accessories. Also included in the kit is a top handle for low-mode shooting and for carrying the camera when not in use.

Justification

Smaller URSA Mini requires a different shoulder mount, made specifically for the mini

Transcend CFX650 256GB CFast 2.0 Flash Memory Card

$493.16 4 $1,972.64
Description

Price includes taxes and shipping

The CFX650 256GB CFast 2.0 Flash Memory Card from Transcend is designed to meet the high data transfer demands of high-definition filmmaking. The card features read and write speeds of 510 MB/s and 370 MB/s respectively. Designed to support high-end 4K cameras and camcorders, it supports CFast 2.0 specifications for better performance. The RecoveRx photo recovery software allows you to recover accidentally deleted or lost files from the Transcend's brand storage and multimedia products.

Justification

CFast 2.0 memory prices have come down drastically since the original draft, and we can now purchase 256gb cards for less than the 128gb cards initially proposed

Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shock Mount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles

$32.84 2 $65.68
Description

Includes all taxes and shipping

The Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount features a four-point suspension to accommodate shotgun and other cylindrical microphones measuring 0.74-0.98" (19-25mm) in diameter. The shockmount is easily angled with its rubberized adjustment knob. There is a built-in shoe for camera mounting, and a 3/8"-16 thread connection at the base mounts the shockmount to boompoles and universal hand-grips.

Justification

The smaller URSA mini requires a different external mic holder, this unit replaces the Sony CAC-12 in the original proposal

Blackmagic Design URSA Viewfinder

$1,415.68 2 $2,831.36
Description

Includes taxes and shipping

The Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder is designed specifically for use with the URSA and URSA mini digital film cameras. It features a high-resolution 1920 x 1080 color OLED display, precision glass optics, and an adjustable diopter to fine tune to your vision. It also has a built-in digital focus chart to help when focusing on your subjects. To boost the longevity of the OLED screen, the viewfinder uses a built-in sensor that only turns the screen on when your looking through it. It screws directly onto the top of your URSA camera and is adjustable, so it can be used with the left or the right eye.

Justification

The URSA mini does not include an eyepiece, which is required for shoulder-mount & documentary style shooting.

ikan Tilta FF-T03 15mm Follow Focus with Hard Stops

$434.84 2 $869.68
Description

Includes taxes and shipping

The Tilta FF-T03 Follow Focus from ikan can be mounted on any 15mm rod system and allows you to make smooth focus adjustments. Fluid movement ensures smooth control and two hard stops ensure precision adjustment.

And if you like to operate your system from a distance, a crank handle and a 12” whip are included, so you can choose to operate your follow focus as you want.

Can be mounted onto any 15mm rods
Smooth fluid movements for easy focus adjustments
Hard stops for precision focusing
Rugged anodized aluminum alloy construction for durability

Justification

Because of the URSA mini's lighter/smaller footprint, this follow-focus knob will help create smooth focus shits, without shaking the camera body.

ikan 15mm Pair of Rods (6")

$16.40 2 $32.80
Description

Includes tax and shipping

ikan's 15mm Pair of Rods (6") is designed with an Elements support rig in mind but can also be used for adding accessories--such as matteboxes or follow focus--to any standard 15mm baseplate or support rig.

Justification

For use with the ikan follow focus knob

Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and MVT502AM Tripod

$514.89 1 $514.89
Description

includes taxes and shipping

The Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and MVT502AM Tripod with Carrying Bag is a lightweight tripod system designed for use with camcorders and HDSLR cameras. The system features the MVH502A 75mm half ball professional video head, and the telescopic aluminum twin-tube MVT502AM tripod. A padded carrying case is included for transport and storage.

Justification

The URSA mini's smaller weight/footprint will allow for easier tripod shooting, compared to the full sized URSA we originally proposed. These legs/head will help stabilize the lighter URSA mini.

Viewsonic VP2780-4K 27" Widescreen LED Backlit 4K LCD Monitor

$876.79 3 $2,630.37
Description

With an Ultra HD resolution, the VP2780-4K 27" Widescreen LED Backlit 4K LCD Monitor from ViewSonic allows you to see your multimedia content with enhanced clarity. This display features enhanced color accuracy with support for up to 1.07 billion colors and Delta E?2 color accuracy making it hard to tell what is real from what is being displayed on the monitor. You have a variety of connection options with the VP2780-4K monitor as it supports both HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2a each capable of handling the 3840 x 2160 resolution with a 60 Hz frame rate.

Justification

With the new 4k+ workflow made possible by the Blackmagic Ursa cameras, our editing bays need 4k monitors to fully take advantage of the higher resolution images. This was an upgrade that was actually recommended by the STF review committee.

Belkin Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Cable (12')

$23.01 3 $69.03
Description

The 12' Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Cable from Belkin allows you to connect your computer to an HDMI-enabled HDTV. This cable features a mini DisplayPort that is compatible with Thunderbolt ports. From the computer screen to the big screen, this cable allows you to stream all of your favorite audio and video content quickly and easily.

Justification

HD video cables for new ViewSonic 4k monitors

Overall total funded: $26,870.37

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