Blackmagic Repair and Full Spectrum Conversion Service

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Description

We’re excited to introduce our new front-body replacement filters for Blackmagic Cinema cameras! Our Kolari Hot Mirror filter options can replace the OEM Hot Mirror of a Blackmagic camera providing corrosion resistance amongst various other improvements. These filters consist of the professional-level optics we’re known for.

In this service we professionally install the filter type of your choosing into your camera. We can take camera models that aren’t listed here and can custom fit our glass into it, in this case please select “All Other Blackmagic Models” at the bottom of the camera model dropdown menu.

***BMPCC 6k Pro; for modifications of the internal moving filter slots, please see the page linked here. ***

List of models we can work with:

Cinema 2.5k
Pocket Cinema Camera
Pocket Cinema Camera 4k
Pocket Cinema Camera 6k G1 (fixed rear screen)
Pocket Cinema Camera 6k G2 (adjustable rear screen)
Cinema Camera 6k FullFrame (Leica L)
Pocket Cinema Camera 6k Pro
Micro Cinema

Production Camera 4k

Ursa Mini 4.6k
Ursa Mini Pro 4.6k G1
Ursa Mini Pro 4.6k G2
Ursa Mini Pro 12k
Ursa Mini Pro 12k OLPF
Ursa Broadcast G1
Ursa Broadcast G2

Studio Camera HD G1
Studio Camera 4k Pro G2
Studio Camera 4k Plus G2
Studio Camera 6k Pro
Micro Studio Camera 4k G1
Micro Studio Camera 4k G2

All other Blackmagic camera models also supported on a custom basis. If you are interested in converting another model, please contact us, we should be able to help.

 

Filter Option Guide:

  • Replacement for Original Hot Mirror
    • We optimized this filter to provide the closest color match to the original Blackmagic UV/IR cutting hot mirror, while also addressing the issues surrounding coating degradation, scratch resistance and corrosion over time.
    • This filter is the option to choose if you have existing LUTs for your Blackmagic as it will retain the same color profile across the board while offering the added protection that our advanced surface coatings provide.
    • This filter is for visible light-only videography and photography
  • Upgraded IR Blocking Hot Mirror
    • With this filter we are bringing our highly successful Hot Mirror Pro 2 glass to the Blackmagic ecosystem.
    • This is our latest generation of UV and IR blocking glass specifically designed to provide the cleanest visible light image possible. This filter glass provides a more aggressive UV cut, and removes the residual IR bleed at the top end which were both issues found on the original Blackmagic filter. This filter will remove the pink hues from clothing and foliage and produce a clean visible light image akin to that found on high end dedicated photography cameras from Canon, Sony, Fuji and Nikon.
    • This filter may not be compatible with existing LUTs made for the IR blocking glass found in stock Blackmagic cameras, and may require making new LUTs.
    • This filter is for visible light-only videography and photography
  • Full Spectrum Clear Glass
    • This is our multispectral infrared Full Spectrum clear glass for the Blackmagic cameras. This glass will pass all wavelengths that the sensor is capable of detecting.
    • Where possible (for supported models) we apply our anti-reflective and anti-smudge hard coatings to our premium glass to increase light transmission while reducing flares and ghosting. These multi-coatings make cleaning and upkeep an effortless task due to their hydrophobic, dust-resistant, and scratch-resistant qualities.
    • This filter is designed for infrared and full spectrum videography and photography.

 

If you have a time sensitive order, please select “Rush Delivery” as your shipping option to receive first in line service. Leave us a note with your deadline so we can work to meet it.

After you complete checkout, you will be redirected to our shipping instructions page.

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Additional information

Weight 0.1 lbs

Why Choose Us?

  • Professional dust free infrared conversion in an ISO Class 5 clean bench using high quality glass and fused quartz
  • Anti-reflective coated filters to reduce hotspots and glare
  • The ONLY company that uses optically engineered IR filters for the best infrared photography camera you can own
  • Free and quick 1-2 week average turnaround
  • Over 900 supported models for infrared conversion
  • 550nm, 590nm, 665nm, 720nm, 850nm, NDVI/Blue IR, Full Spectrum, and Two Spectrum infrared filters all one low price!
  • Free custom lens calibration
  • Free domestic return shipping with a mail-in box option
  • 1 year warranty on converted cameras and infrared conversions
  • Authorized repair shop partner for long term service of your infrared converted camera

Warranty

All of our conversions and converted or modified cameras come with a 1 year warranty for post-conversion malfunctions and electronic issues related to the conversion service.

This warranty does not include wear and tear repairs such as, but not limited to; shutter failure. Warranty does not cover user-caused damage, or other issues unrelated to our conversion services or camera modifications.

For more comprehensive coverage we highly recommend our Extend warranty, which also covers accidental damage.

Processing Time

Our standard turnaround time for camera conversions is 2 weeks on average for most models. This is only an estimate and not a guarantee. Our standard turnaround time may occasionally exceed 2 weeks during our busy season (April-August) or take less than 2 weeks in our off-season (September-March).

We also offer 5-day and 1-2 day rush processing options on our camera conversions for an additional fee. Our rush services allow us to coordinate the logistics of your conversion ahead of time to meet your deadlines to the best of our ability. Our rush processing time does not include shipping times.

We do our best to accommodate each and every one of our customers year-round.

If ordering one of our pre-converted cameras, keep in mind that they are made to order and are not eligible for rush processing. Please allow at least 2 weeks before your camera ships out to you. Plan for trips and assignments accordingly!

Any time frames that we provide, including shipping time, turnaround time, and rush processing times, are only estimates and are subject to availability. We make no guarantees on service time or shipping times.

AR Coating

What is the AR coating and what does it do? The AR coating option adds an IR centered anti-reflective coating onto the IR filter we install when we perform an infrared conversion. It reduces hotspot artifacts that some lenses are prone to, and can reduce other stray reflections. On our full spectrum conversions we apply a broadband AR coating that covers the UV, visible, and IR ranges. The coating does not reduce optical performance in any way and is highly recommended.

Background:

Uncoated glass has a reflection of around 4-5% at all wavelengths, and we found that this reflection off the sensor filter was bouncing off the glass and reflecting back from the lens housing and aperture blades to cause IR hotspots.  We developed this anti-reflective coating that is centered around the IR wavelengths that cause hotspots, and reduced the 5% reflection down to <0.5%

Reflectance Curve

Conversion AR Coating

When applied to our internal conversion filters, we find that hotspots are significantly reduced during infrared photography. Below is a sample from a Nikon 50mm 1.8 which has a strong hotspot at small apertures. Independent tests also available from Mark Hilliard here and Edd Noble here.

Hotspot AR

Prepaid Mail-in Box

Not sure how to mail your expensive camera? We are now offering a secure and insured mailer box to streamline the shipping process for our customers shipping from the US!

We’re happy to announce that we’re taking the hassle and confusion out of shipping your camera back and forth to us for our conversion service. With our new prepaid mailer, we’ve turned shipping us your camera both ways into one streamlined and secure process. Here’s how it works!

When you place an order for a conversion and select the prepaid mailer option, we’ll send you a sealed box with everything you need already inside. The mailer should arrive to your door in 2-4 days.

Read more here

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International Orders

Do you accept international orders?

Absolutely! For accurate shipping costs, please enter your complete shipping address during the checkout process. Some locations may be subject to a remote area surcharge via FedEx Express. The system will not automatically calculate this surcharge. Please check the following link if your city/zip code is considered a remote area: Zipcodes_OPA_ODA.pdf

If you place an order and your city/zip code is on this list, we’ll reach out to you via email to collect the surcharge.

**Backordered Items: Please note that international orders that include backordered items will be held, and shipped together, when all items are in stock! If you need in-stock items to ship prior to this time we can do this upon your request, however, shipment of the remaining items will incur additional shipping fees. Please reach out to our customer service team if partial shipping is required.

***We legally can not declare lower values for customs and duties. We ship all of our international orders from the United States.  Please note that we do not collect taxes, duties, or VAT. International customers are responsible for all duties, taxes, and VAT that may be charged by their respective local customs office. You may also be subject to a brokerage charge when you choose FedEx, UPS, or DHL shipping options.***

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