I've used this camera along with Atomos Ninja 2 as a main recorder a couple of times now. Pros: Amazing detail. You can pull some color out. Clean HDMI out lets you record it externally for longer shoots. It now comes in a small cage which is great and useful if you want to mount it on tripod, or anything else to the camera. Cons: Video mode is useless, so Film is the only way to go but then you end up with compressed info which you will have to stretch in order to get it to match to other cameras. This introduces some color artifacts... Micro HDMI out is not reliable at all if you're trying to handle the camera. Atomos looses sync every time someone touches the camera causing micro vibration and loss of contact. The cage that it now comes with is only supported by two 1/4" bolts top and bottom, which is great, but the cage still moves left and right fairly easily. There's no solution for this and it's not a huge problem but's something to keep in mind for a bigger lenses that don't have their own tripod mounts. Built in mic is only good for reference, you should know already. Bottom line: I would recommend this camera to a friend who knows how to work around things, and knows how to get the best out of them.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
- Expected: March 19
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Notes: Without a high speed 64gb card, you cannot continuously record.|
- Newest firmware update has been installed = 1080 Raw Recording. Rental Includes:
The new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is something to be excited about. Shoot in Super 16 using the same 13 stop dynamic range as the Blackmagic Cinema Camera at a fraction of the size. The Super 16mm-sized 1080HD sensor produces amazing footage that can be viewed on the 3.5” LCD display or on an external monitor via the included mini HDMI port. The high resolution screen zooms in to 1:1 size for accurate focusing. The Micro Four Thirds lens mount allows for a variety of lens choices and is PL mount-compatible using an adapter.
This diminutive version of the Blackmagic accepts SD cards with the built-in recorder that captures ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG files when using fast SDXC cards. When using ProRes, you can record for more than 50 minutes on a 64GB SD card at 24 frames per second. The 10-bit ProRes 422 (HQ) files are above broadcast standards. Unlike the built-in battery of the original Blackmagic, this pocket version has a removeable battery for handy recharging and swapping for already-charger batteries. An added bonus for this camera is its 1/4"-20 UNC-threaded mounting point on the top and bottom of its body, which allows for convenient support configurations.