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Blackmagic Design Increases Prices Due to Inflation

August 12th, 2022 Jump to Comment Section 9
Blackmagic Design Increases Prices Due to Inflation

Blackmagic Design was recently forced to raise prices due to increased costs in the supply chain. Affected products include their BMPCC 6K Pro and URSA Mini Pro 12K. Let’s take a closer look.

Last year, Blackmagic Design surprised the industry with a massive 40% price drop on their flagship production camera, the URSA Mini Pro 12K. According to the company, increased efficiency in the manufacturing process was enough to justify the $4,000 price reduction (from $9,995 to just $5,995).

Apparently, it looks like external circumstances are now forcing Blackmagic Design to follow the opposite trend. Indeed, a few days ago, an official statement – signed by CEO Grant Petty – popped up on the company’s Facebook page, announcing increased prices for a vast range of their products.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro. Source: Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design is forced to increase prices due to inflation

According to the official statement, this hard decision was dictated by inflation affecting the supply chain of materials and electronic components in general. Price increases seem to impact all categories of products, from cameras to live production switchers, passing through DaVinci Resolve control panels and consoles. Here’s a full list of affected items, as published by the manufacturer:

  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro change from $2,495 to $2,535 for a $40 increase.
  • Blackmagic Pocket Camera Battery Grip change from $245 to $255 for a $10 increase.
  • Blackmagic Pocket Camera Battery Pro Grip change from $145 to $149 for a $4 increase.
  • Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K change from $5,995 to $6,385 for a $390 increase.
  • Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder change from $1,495 to $1,525 for a $30 increase.
  • Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder G2 change from $1,495 to $1,515 for a $20 increase.
  • Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter change from $2,995 to $3,245 for a $250 increase.
  • Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter change from $2,995 to $3,325 for a $330 increase.
  • Blackmagic URSA Mini Recorder change from $395 to $425 for a $30 increase.
  • Blackmagic 3G-SDI Shield for Arduino change from $95 to $109 for a $14 increase.
  • Cintel Scanner C-Drive HDR change from $29,995 to $32,045 for a $2,050 increase.
  • Cintel Audio and KeyKode Reader change from $3,495 to $3,555 for a $60 increase.
  • Cintel Film Cleaning Roller Kit change from $235 to $239 for a $4 increase.
  • Micro Converter BiDirect SDI/HDMI 3G change from $65 to $69 for a $4 increase.
  • Micro Converter BiDirect SDI/HDMI 12G change from $149 to $165 for a $16 increase.
  • Micro Converter BiDirect SDI/HDMI 12G PSU change from $159 to $179 for a $20 increase.
  • Micro Converter HDMI to SDI 12G change from $109 to $125 for a $16 increase.
  • Micro Converter HDMI to SDI 12G PSU change from $119 to $135 for a $16 increase.
  • Micro Converter SDI to HDMI 12G change from $129 to $145 for a $16 increase.
  • Mini Converter – Analog to SDI 2 change from $195 to $225 for a $30 increase.
  • Mini Converter – SDI to Analog change from $195 to $215 for a $20 increase.
  • Mini Converter – SDI to Analog 4K change from $295 to $325 for a $30 increase.
  • Mini Converter – HDMI to SDI 6G change from $145 to $155 for a $10 increase.
  • Mini Converter – SDI to HDMI 6G change from $185 to $199 for a $14 increase.
  • Mini Converter – Audio to SDI 2 change from $195 to $219 for a $24 increase.
  • Mini Converter – Audio to SDI 4K change from $295 to $325 for a $30 increase.
  • Mini Converter – SDI to Audio change from $195 to $215 for a $20 increase.
  • Mini Converter – SDI to Audio 4K change from $295 to $325 for a $30 increase.
  • Mini Converter – Optical Fiber 12G change from $155 to $165 for a $10 increase.
  • Mini Converter – SDI Distribution change from $159 to $165 for a $6 increase.
  • Mini Converter – SDI Distribution 4K change from $295 to $315 for a $20 increase.
  • Mini Converter – Sync Generator change from $195 to $215 for a $20 increase.
  • Teranex Mini – SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR change from $1,295 to $1,415 for a $120 increase.
  • Teranex Mini – SDI to HDMI 8K HDR change from $1,295 to $1,395 for a $100 increase.
  • Teranex Mini – SDI to HDMI 12G change from $495 to $545 for a $50 increase.
  • Teranex Mini – HDMI to SDI 12G change from $495 to $545 for a $50 increase.
  • Teranex Mini – SDI to Analog 12G change from $495 to $545 for a $50 increase.
  • Teranex Mini – Analog to SDI 12G change from $495 to $545 for a $50 increase.
  • Teranex Mini – SDI to Audio 12G change from $495 to $545 for a $50 increase.
  • Teranex Mini – Audio to SDI 12G change from $495 to $545 for a $50 increase.
  • Teranex Mini – Quad SDI to 12G-SDI change from $495 to $545 for a $50 increase.
  • Teranex Mini – 12G-SDI to Quad SDI change from $495 to $545 for a $50 increase.
  • Teranex Mini – SDI Distribution 12G change from $495 to $545 for a $50 increase.
  • Teranex Mini – Optical to HDMI 12G change from $495 to $535 for a $40 increase.
  • Teranex Mini – HDMI to Optical 12G change from $495 to $535 for a $40 increase.
  • Teranex Mini – IP Video 12G change from $495 to $545 for a $50 increase.
  • Teranex Mini – Rack Shelf change from $85 to $89 for a $4 increase.
  • Blackmagic Universal Rack Shelf change from $85 to $89 for a $4 increase.
  • Teranex Mini – Smart Panel change from $85 to $89 for a $4 increase.
  • Blackmagic MultiDock 10G change from $595 to $615 for a $20 increase.
  • DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel change from $795 to $835 for a $40 increase.
  • DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel change from $1,995 to $2,055 for a $60 increase.
  • Fairlight Desktop Audio Editor change from $4,395 to $4,485 for a $90 increase.
  • Fairlight Console Audio Editor change from $4,395 to $4,535 for a $140 increase.
  • Fairlight Console LCD Monitor change from $1,195 to $1,295 for a $100 increase.
  • Fairlight HDMI Monitor Interface change from $259 to $269 for a $10 increase.
  • Fairlight Console Mounting Bar 2 Bay change from $365 to $375 for a $10 increase.
  • Fairlight Audio Accelerator change from $995 to $1,135 for a $140 increase.
  • Fairlight Audio MADI Upgrade change from $195 to $199 for a $4 increase.
  • Fairlight Audio Interface change from $2,295 to $2,375 for a $80 increase.
  • Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G change from $1,195 to $1,235 for a $40 increase.
  • Blackmagic MultiView 4 HD change from $185 to $199 for a $14 increase.
  • Blackmagic MultiView 4 change from $495 to $545 for a $50 increase.
  • Blackmagic MultiView 16 change from $1,495 to $1,575 for a $80 increase.
  • SmartView 4K 2 change from $1,255 to $1,265 for a $10 increase.
  • SmartView Duo 2 change from $495 to $545 for a $50 increase.
  • SmartScope Duo 4K 2 change from $795 to $885 for a $90 increase.
  • ATEM Streaming Bridge change from $245 to $259 for a $14 increase.
  • ATEM Production Studio 4K change from $1,695 to $1,855 for a $160 increase.
  • ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K change from $2,495 to $2,705 for a $210 increase.
  • ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K change from $3,995 to $4,335 for a $340 increase.
  • ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K change from $5,995 to $6,545 for a $550 increase.
  • ATEM Constellation 8K change from $9,995 to $11,245 for a $1,250 increase.
  • ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K change from $2,995 to $3,245 for a $250 increase.
  • ATEM Camera Converter change from $595 to $625 for a $30 increase.
  • ATEM Studio Converter 2 change from $1,995 to $2,035 for a $40 increase.
  • ATEM Talkback Converter 4K change from $2,495 to $2,665 for a $170 increase.
  • Videohub Master Control Pro change from $695 to $755 for a $60 increase.
  • Videohub Smart Control Pro change from $695 to $775 for a $80 increase.
URSA Mini Pro 12K. Source: Blackmagic Design

Price reductions

Despite the challenging times, there’s also good news. In fact, Blackmagic Design managed to shelter some of their products from the price increase. Or better still, some items actually saw their price dropping. The list includes:

  • DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel change from $29,995 to $27,585 for a $2,410 decrease.
  • Blackmagic Web Presenter 4K change from $695 to $675 for a $20 decrease.
  • Fairlight Desktop Console change from $3,495 to $3,055 for a $440 decrease.
  • Fairlight Console Channel Fader change from $4,595 to $4,075 for a $520 decrease.
  • Ultimatte 12 4K recently changed from $9,995 to $2,495 for a $7,500 decrease.

Finally, although this is an uncomfortable situation for both the company and its customers, the transparency with which Blackmagic Design announced its decision must be praised.

Featured image credit: photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash | Edit by CineD

What do you think of this move from Blackmagic Design? Did you manage to put your hands on any of these products before their price increased? Share your experience in their comments below!

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