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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema 4K Camera
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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema 4K Camera

Special Price $1,769.00 Regular Price $1,865.00

The team at Blackmagic has developed the ultimate compact cine camera in the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. It features a powerful 4/3" image sensor to capture DCI 4K footage at up to 75p. What's more, it records that same 4096 x 2160 resolution detail and quality in a wide range of video codecs. It even records the industry-acclaimed Blackmagic RAW in a range of pro-grade bit rates and ProRes 422 formats. It also captures 2.6K RAW slow-motion at 120p for Super16 lenses. Recent firmware updates have further enabled the Pocket 4K to add a built-in horizon level, USB PTP control, and customisable frame guides. Additionally, you can achieve an 8x on-screen pinch zoom and the flexibility to instal and embed custom LUTs. 

 

Being a cine camera, the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K now pushes to 2.8K raw mode at 80p for 4:3 anamorphic. What's more, it offers 2x and 1.33x de-squeeze preview mode for on-demand viewing. The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K pairs seamlessly with outstanding cinema quality lenses to make the most of the MFT mount and sensor. Brands including Panasonic, Leica, Tokina, Sirui and Laowa develop excellent lenses suited to cine applications. Further, a range of mount adapters expands the available lens range to almost every known brand. 

 

The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is a camera for all scenarios thanks to its dual-native ISO range of up to 25,600 and HDR image capture with 13-stops of dynamic range. The creative choices include the ability to record internally to a CFast 2.0 or SD card. Plus, you can record externally to a drive, monitor or recorder for optimal output. The rear LCD touchscreen is giant at 5", allowing you to work without the need for a large external monitor to review work. As for audio, the Pocket 4K features a mini-XLR input, including phantom power input for mics. In addition, a 3.5mm mic jack supports a broad range of consumer-level microphones. One of the most convenient camera elements is the use of a standard Canon LP-E6 battery when working on the go. 

 

  • 4/3" Sized HDR Sensor
  • Record DCI 4K 4096 x 2160 up to 60 fps
  • Dual Native ISO to 25,600
  • 5" Touchscreen Display
  • Active Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
  • Record up to 120 fps Windowed HD
  • CFast 2.0 & SD/UHS-II Card Slots
  • External Recording via USB Type-C
  • 13-Stop Dynamic Range, 3D LUT Support
SKU CINECAMPOCHDMFT4K
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Overview

Our local mates from Australia (BlackMagic Design) dropped what we think is one of the best cameras of 2019. Unlike the other cameras we've looked at this year, the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema 4K is strictly for cinema and video usage. Housed full of features at an under $2000 price tag, it's easy to see how BlackMagic have torn the video world into shreds.

 

Key Features

  • 4/3"-Sized HDR Sensor
  • DCI 4K 4096 x 2160 up to 60 fps
  • Full HD up to 120 fps
  • Dual Native ISO to 25,600
  • ProRes
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Design and ergonomics

 

Upon holding the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, you'll notice that it is quite a wide camera. This is because it is housing a large 5 inch touch screen and the back of the camera. Therefore reducing the need for an external monitor.

There are minimal buttons on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K which makes it easy to use. Most of the setting changes are all done via touch screen on an easy user interface.

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Performance

 

In terms of autofocus performance it's not the fastest camera out there. If you're looking to run and filming you're better off manual focussing or going for a conventional camera such as the Sony a7III or Panasonic S1. However it is designed for the cinema and documentaries. The images that come out of the camera look cinematic, and do require some grading to get a solid result.

Image quality is impressively cinematic and the ability to load LUTs into the camera really helps give you an idea of what the final image will look like. The 4K DCI looks beautiful and Full HD slow motion is a welcome addition. For a camera of this price point, it will be super popular with any filmmaker.

 

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema 4K Camera



The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a 4/3" sensor for capturing up to 4096 x 2160 DCI 4K images at rates up to 75 fps in a variety of codecs including Blackmagic Raw at several bit rates and various ProRes 422 options. With the 6.6 update, the BMPCC 4K now offers up to 80 fps in a 2.8K raw mode for 4:3 anamorphic and up to 75 fps in a 4K raw mode in 2.4:1 widescreen. A 2x de-squeeze preview is available for 4:3 recording as well as a 1.33x de-squeeze option. Slow-motion rates up to 120 fps are available in 2.6K raw for Super16 lenses and in cropped Full HD. The 6.6 update makes operating easier with support for the Pocket Battery Grip and a built-in horizon level function. Further 6.6 update features include support for additional languages, USB PTP control, customizable frame guides, an up to 8x pinch-to-zoom function, the ability to embed custom LUTs as metadata in Blackmagic Raw, and more.

The Micro Four Thirds lens mount accommodates the original, lightweight Pocket Cinema Camera lenses, and can be used with PL, C, EF, and other lenses with the use of separately available adapters. A dual-native ISO up to 25,600 is featured for low-light capture, and 13 stops of dynamic range provide rich HDR images.

Record using the internal CFast 2.0 and SD/UHS-II card slots or employ the USB Type-C output for capturing longer clips to an external drive. The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K's 5" touchscreen LCD reduces the need for an external, onboard monitor, while a full-sized HDMI port enables you to output a signal to a larger display. The menu and interface are the same as the ones found on the URSA Mini camera, and 3D LUTs can be applied for monitoring or baking in your look when you're ready to commit.

Audio features include a mini-XLR input with phantom power for pro-style mics, a 3.5mm jack, and an internal stereo mic. Additional features include the same Blackmagic OS as the URSA Mini and Bluetooth remote control. A license key for DaVinci Resolve Studio is included for versatile post-production control. The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K's carbon fiber composite build provides lightweight strength and durability, and power options include running off the included Canon LP-E6 type battery or the included power supply.

 

4/3" Image Sensor / Dual Native ISO

 

The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K uses a 4/3" sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, and a dual native ISO up to 25,600 to capture rich images at resolutions up to DCI 4K.
 

Active Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount

 

Use lightweight, electronically-controlled MFT lenses, or use separately available adapters to expand your lens choices to include PL, C, or EF-mount lenses.
 

Anamorphic Capture

 

Blackmagic Raw 4:3 2880 x 2160 (2.8K) anamorphic options with 2x and 1.33x de-squeeze preview functions.
 

Shooting Resolutions

 

4096 x 2160 (DCI 4K), 2.4:1 4096 x 1712 (4K), 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD 4K), Super16 2688 x 1512 (2.6K), 1920 x 1080 (HD).
 

Aspect Ratio Options

 

Create customized aspect ratios or choose preset guidelines including 1:1 and 4:5.
 

Blackmagic Raw and ProRes Options

 

Choose from Blackmagic Raw and ProRes 422 files options depending on your project's needs.
 

5" Touchscreen Display

 

A large 5" touchscreen display reduces the need for an external on-board monitor, while a full-sized HDMI port enables you to output a signal to a larger display on your video village.
 

CFast 2.0, SD/UHS-II, and USB Type-C Capture

 

Internally record to CFast 2.0 or SD/UHS-II card slots, or capture longer clips using the USB Type-C output to an external drive.
 

Flexible Power Options

 

The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K can be powered using a rechargeable Canon LP-E6 type battery, the separately available Pocket Battery Grip, or the included power supply.

 

DaVinci Resolve Studio

 

An activation key for DaVinci Resolve Studio is included with the camera.
Specs
More Information
Brand BlackMagic
Type Cinema Cameras
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Specifications
 
Brand BlackMagic
Specifications

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema 4K Camera

Image Sensor Size 18.96 x 10.00 mm (4/3")
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Resolution 4096 x 2160
Color Filter Bayer
Shutter Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
ISO 25
What's in the box

1x Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema 4K Camera
1x DaVinci Resolve Studio Activation Key
1x 30W Power Supply with International Adapters
1x Dust Cap

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What's in the box

1x Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema 4K Camera
1x DaVinci Resolve Studio Activation Key
1x 30W Power Supply with International Adapters
1x Dust Cap

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