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What is the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera?

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Blackmagic Design is well known for its reasonably priced video post-production products, including interfaces and adapters. Recently they’ve also started making cameras, including the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Production Camera 4k, and Pocket Cinema Camera—all with high-end features and great price points.

On this week’s episode, we’ll take a look at the small, yet capable Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

About the same size as a traditional point-and-shoot stills camera, the BMPCC is capable of shooting video using Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) and now, the compressed RAW format as well, all to a fast SD card. It’s a versatile camera that we’re sure will be in the hands of lots of filmmakers.

This week we cover

  • Getting to know the camera. We’ll explore the details of the Pocket Cinema Camera, including its ergonomics, which lenses to use, crop factor, power, and firmware.
  • What to look out for. No camera is perfect, and we’ll show you some of the limitations of the Pocket Cinema Camera.
  • Workflow. The Pocket Cinema Camera can shoot Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) in a couple different modes and soon it’ll be able to shoot RAW video. We’ll take a look at how to best handle files coming off the camera.
  • Real-world examples. We’ll evaluate several shots from a studio shoot, breaking down what we liked and what we didn’t.



What is the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera? Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Nov 1, 2013 at 3:07:00 pm DSLR VideoVideo

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